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Wednesday, April 27

  1. page Assessment edited Latest: Nathalie Paris has grouped togerher useful documents on her blog : http://natta-lingo.g…
    Latest:
    Nathalie Paris has grouped togerher useful documents on her blog :
    http://natta-lingo.gihem.info/spip.php?article103
    The complete Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is here:
    http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/source/framework_en.pdf

    The MFL Expert Advisory Group previously convened by DfE has published a report concerning Assessment in Languages (May 2015) which can be downloaded from here
    http://expertsubjectgroups.co.uk/docs/ESAGMFLGroupAssessmentStatement.pdf
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    Please feel free to use it and adapt it as you feel fit. If you do use it, it would be good to have some feedback.
    The idea is that the list of names of a class are entered at the start of the first year of language learning and at the end of each year, the teacher indicates, by shading in the appropriate box, which stage has been met.
    Sue Cave
    NB This work has now been updated and can be found at
    website http://www.cavelanguages.co.uk/sharing-good-practice

    {Teacher Monitoring for Key Stage 2 MFL attainment targets.docx}
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Wednesday, February 24

  1. page Phonics edited Links into Languages Phonics Project resources There is also content relating to Phonics in the ne…
    Links into Languages Phonics Project resources
    There is also content relating to Phonics in the new Speaking wiki from ALL:http://all-speaking.wikidot.com/
    SunderlandThanks to Sue Cave who shares a Ppt on her website http://www.cavelanguages.co.uk/french-phonics about how to embed phonics in language learning.
    Also on the website is an action research report about the use of word class actions in both English and French lessons in a primary school and its effect on SPAG test results http://www.cavelanguages.co.uk/sharing-good-practice
    Clare Seccombe generously shares her Sunderland
    Hub Phonics
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Monday, February 22

  1. page Phonics edited Links into Languages Phonics Project resources There is also content relating to Phonics in the ne…
    Links into Languages Phonics Project resources
    There is also content relating to Phonics in the new Speaking wiki from ALL:http://all-speaking.wikidot.com/
    Sunderland Hub Phonics session {SunderlandHub-session2-speaking.ppt}

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Monday, February 15

  1. page Phonics edited Links into Languages Phonics Project resources There is also content relating to Phonics in the n…
    Links into Languages Phonics Project resources
    There is also content relating to Phonics in the new Speaking wiki from ALL:http://all-speaking.wikidot.com/
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Tuesday, November 24

  1. page ALL Primary Hubs Archive edited ... And an interactive map can be found here Recent discussions : November 2015 Wordings for …
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    And an interactive map can be found here
    Recent discussions :
    November 2015
    Wordings for Introductory messages to local schools - some examples from Hub coordinators:
    Please forward to the teacher responsible for foreign language teaching in your school
    Bristol Primary Languages Hub
    Thursday 12th February from 12.30 to 4.00
    at Colston’s Girls’ School, Cheltenham Road, Bristol
    Dear primary languages teachers
    You are invited to attend a free training event in Bristol where you will be able to
    hear a round-up of free resources and teaching ideas from around the country
    watch some practical demonstrations of teaching strategies from experienced practitioners
    meet other primary languages teachers to share ideas
    learn about the work of the Association for Language Learning and how it can support you
    This will be the first meeting of the Bristol Primary Languages Hub which will offer you regular updates, support and opportunities to meet fellow primary languages teachers to share ideas.
    We are privileged to have as our guest speaker Steven Fawkes, who is a fellow of the Association for Language Learning, a former policy advisor in education development at the BBC and an experienced languages teacher.
    There will be an opportunity to meet with teachers from your local secondary schools to talk about managing transition; how to share details of the language knowledge your pupils have gained and how you can work together to prepare pupils for the move to secondary language learning.
    If you would like to attend the Bristol Primary Languages Hub please follow the link to enter your details ASAP as we there are still spaces available for this event.
    http://goo.gl/forms/eb8ogUqVkm
    We would like to help establish a network of communication between language teaching professionals in Bristol so even if you are not able to attend the event please follow the link below to share your details and receive details of other members of the Bristol Languages Group.
    Your details will not be shared with any parties other than members of the Bristol Languages Group
    Here's a copy of the initial email that I sent to all Sunderland schools, primary and secondary. I've also attached a copy of the flyer that I sent.
    Dear colleagues,
    I am writing to invite you and your colleagues to the first meeting of the Sunderland ALL Primary Hub, which will take place on Wednesday 9th July, 4pm-5pm, at St Paul's CE Primary School. There is more information on the attached invitation.
    The Association for Language Learning (ALL) has set up a national network of Primary Hubs to support teachers and schools as they introduce statutory languages in KS2, when all children will have to make "substantial progress in one language" over the four years. I am a member of the ALL Primary Languages steering group, and as such will lead the Hub, which is to be hosted by St Paul's CE Primary School, where I teach Spanish.
    If you would like more information about the Association for Language Learning, please go to http://www.all-languages.org.uk/ . I have also written recently about the new Programme of Study and the time allocation for Languages in the KS2 timetable on my blog, which you will find at http://changing-phase.blogspot.co.uk/ Of particular interest will be Ofsted's comments about what they will be looking for.
    I look forward to welcoming you next week, and would be grateful if you could send confirmation of your attendance to this email address or phone St Paul's on 553 6281 by the end of Monday 7th July. Secondary colleagues with an interest in KS2 Languages are, of course, welcome to attend.
    Best regards,
    Clare Seccombe
    Modern Languages Teacher and Consultant
    Clare Seccombe
    Languages Teacher and Consultant
    Blog - http://changing-phase.blogspot.com
    Twitter - @valleseco
    Website - http://www.ideaseducation.co.uk
    Website for language teachers - http://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk
    FREE local support for ANY staff involved in the delivery of primary languages!! J
    Primary Languages Hub
    Thursday 5th February
    4pm-5.15pm
    Ryton Community Junior School, NE40 3AF
    Dear head teachers and foreign languages teachers,
    Jan Porter (executive head teacher at The Ryton Federation of Community Schools) and I, Nathalie Paris (primary languages teacher), would like to invite you to a FREE networking meeting to discuss primary languages in the area. Everyone is welcome to attend with a view to share what is working well (and to mention in passing what maybe isn’t!) in our local schools. We aim to meet once a term and create a sharing community through which we can support each other in our teaching of languages at KS2 – maybe even KS1! We can offer free training too as we will look at the planned set up of a Primary Hub through the Association for Language Learning.
    We hope you will want to join us. If so, please let us know… so we can provide enough refreshments for everyone! ;-)
    Please pass this information on – we may have forgotten someone you think could benefit from this opportunity!
    We look forward to hearing from you all and to getting started. In the meantime, please feel free to email any questions you may have.
    Au revoir!
    Nathalie
    @Natta-lingo

    May 2015
    Network activity ideas from Janet Lloyd:
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Monday, November 23

  1. page Local support edited ... Bradford (and near North Yorkshire) linfordd@steetonprimary.co.uk Dan Woodvine Shropshire …
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    Bradford (and near North Yorkshire)
    linfordd@steetonprimary.co.uk
    Dan Woodvine
    Shropshire
    Shropshire/Telford and Wrekin
    d.woodvine@shropshirelanguages.org.uk

    Many of these colleagues, and others, are involved in local support through the ALL Primary Hubs
    Details of their events are usually listed here.
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    Languages curriculum.
    As part of its work to help teachers introduce the new programme of study, the Department for Education has given £1.8 million to 9 projects that will work with more than 2,000 primary and secondary schools over the next 2 years across England.
    The projects are based in:
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Sunday, November 22

Thursday, September 3

  1. page CPD Courses and Events edited Primary French Up-skilling and methodology courses in the Thames Valley - Autumn 2015 Please s…
    Primary French Up-skilling and methodology courses in the Thames Valley - Autumn 2015
    Please see the attached leaflet and booking form for more information.
    {2015 Training Booking Form Cave Languages.docx}
    {2015 Training Courses Cave Languages.pdf}
    French
    Pronunciation and
    Please see the attached for more information and booking form
    {Summer Term 2015 - Primary Language Courses.docx}
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