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Top tips for European day of languages (EDoL)

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This week’s podcast is all about EDoL (European day of languages). Listen along with Catherine and Will as they talk about the ins and outs of running a successful day. It doesn't have to be stressful, as if you are a member of PLN you already have access to a plethora of different idea and resources

We will run through some of the finer details that you should consider adding for those extra finishing touches. It is a great opportunity to showcase languages in your school, and irrelevant of the size of the event, it should be one that you do not miss out on!

Below are links to all we mention in the podcast

Link to folder on VLE with Catherines selected EDoL resources (as featured on podcast)

Link to EDoL folder in seasonal specials

Paul Phillips podcast- How to conduct a successful languages exhibition

Contact us on coordinator@primarylanguages.network

Extra teaching resources on the VLE- Looking forward to September- Episode 3/3

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First two episodes of the series below

Episode 1- New and updated SoW's

Episode 2- Support we offer to you

This week and the final episode of this series is all about the extra teaching resources you can discover on our dashboard on the VLE. We have so much for you to explore and enjoy with your classes, from cross-curricular, seasonal specials, KS1, songs and games, and also the opportunity to learn another language!

Have a listen and then take a look around on your Primary Languages Network dashboard to find what fits you and your class the best.

Any queries,don't forget to ask me:

will@primarylanguages.network

Good luck this year

 

Support and help- Janet Lloyd is looking forward to September- Episode 2/3

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This episode talks about how Primary Languages Network can support you as the teacher or coordinator of primary languages in your school.

We have always endeavoured to be cooperative and supportive to teachers and colleagues around us and the schools in the network.All of what we offer has matured purely down to the fact that we listen to what you need in schools.

In this podcast, Janet explains what we can do to help you, using the expertise around us and what we know and understand about the subject.

New and updated SoWs- Janet Lloyd is looking forward to September- Episode 1/3

At Primary Languages Network things have been changing,additions to the PLN VLE have been made and resources have been updated. We are happy to now release some “big” changes for the new academic year and hope that you find these really useful..

In this short podcast series, Janet speaks about what she is looking forward to introducing in revamped online resources for Primary Languages Network.

This first episode is about all things “Schemes of Work”.The KS2 schemes of work can be found on your dashboard when logging on to the PLN VLE and have been designed with specific types of teachers in mind:

“Click2Teach”- for the non-specialist

“BeCreative”- for the confident teacher ,whether this is a non-specialist or specialist

“TeachbyStory”- to allow teachers to build their own creative activities as part of the SOW.

Have a listen to the podcast, and then take a look around the new schemes of work.We are super proud of what has been produced!

Not a member? Well take a look at our services here

Contact either will@primarylanguages.network or coordinator@primarylanguages.network for any enquiries or interest in membership

Mindfulness, yoga and well being- PLN Podcast with Irene Hernandez

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Irene Hernandez

This week's podcast is about all things well-being and mental health. We at PLN highly value the importance of educating children about their own well-being, none more so than Irene Hernandez our in-house yogi and mindfulness practitioner. It just so happens, that teaching MFL ties in really nicely!

Irene is a passionate and enthusiastic Spanish teacher for PLN, but she also does Spanish super days of yoga in schools and has helped massively with the mindfulness videos. You will also recognize her in all of our Spanish native speaker video clips,

If PLN had celebrities, Irene would be one! 

If you are interested in having Irene at your school for a yoga Spanish super day, or if you have any other enquiries implementing mindfulness and well being in your school, feel free to contact me 

will@primarylanguages.network (mSc in Health and nutrition)

Get Ready for September 5/5- How to create your Coordinator File

Have you listened to the previous two episodes? If not below are links to them

Episode 1- Action Plan

Episode 2- MTP and LTO's

Episode 3- CPD and upskilling 

Episode 4- European Day of Languages

In this 5 part short podcast series, Catherine (Network Coordinator) takes you through a simple step by step process, getting you ready for September in regards to Languages coordination and teaching

This week and final episode, Catherine takes you through the beginnings of building an effective MFL coordinators folder, ready to be built from. Using all that we have learnt in previous weeks, join in with Catherine to get yourself fully ready for the upcoming year

We love to hear feedback, so please feel free to tell us how useful (or not) this series has been for you by leaving a comment below!

Get ready for September 3/5- CPD and Upsklling

Have you listened to the previous two episodes? If not below are links to them

Episode 1- Action Plan

Episode 2- MTP and LTO's

This week’s episode is about all things upskilling and CPD. If you are a member of PLN, you are entitled to so much training and support, and now is a great time to figure out what exactly you or your staff require in order to provide you with the support and training to deliver languages effectively

You are entitled to a one-to-one coordinator training with Catherine, or a click2teach non-specialist in school training with Will

Also on the dashboard, if you were to click on “Online Training Courses”, you will find a whole host of training, from Upskilling mini-courses, to understanding the VLE or even pedagogical masterclass sessions

For more information contact us on 

will@primarylanguages.network and catherine@primarylanguages.network

Get ready for September 2/5- Planning

This is the second part of a five-part series in getting yourself prepared for next years teaching, this is a step by step process and therefore it is recommended to listen in to the first one before listening to this episode

Link to Episode 1 - Action planning

The second episode of the series is about looking at your planning for next year. Locating, printing and reading through what is going to occur, will strengthen your idea upon the curriculum and also give you more guidance to ensure your staff are following along

Access the long term overviews by--> Dashboard--> Subject planning --> MFL Coordinators toolkit --> SOW documentation

Medium term plans are found attached to all curriculums

Any issues locating your documentation feel free to contact us

will@primarylanguages.network    or    catherine@primarylanguages.network

Get Ready for September 1/5- Action Plan

Episode 1/5- Action plan

In this 5 part short podcast series, Catherine (Network Coordinator) takes you through a simple step by step process, getting you ready for September in regards to Languages coordination and teaching

First of all, understand why getting ready now is important.

Then, the first episode is all about reviewing how the year went, looking at the targets you set and creating an action plan for the year ahead. Spot improvement points and celebrate your year's victories. This first epsidode will set you up for the rest fo the series

Great French books for your classroom- Janet Lloyd- PLN Podcast

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French Books

For the classroom
Janet Lloyd
PLN Podcast

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Everyone loves a story.

In this podcast, Janet shares books that complement themes and certain units of work in primary French, especially if you are a Primary Languages Network member*.

Have a listen and see how and why you should consider adding a book to your teaching and learning of languages.

Take a listen and explore ways that you can develop display and creative learning with a story time in French.

From our Ready Made SOW Year 3 Autumn 1 and 2 work on colours and reading as a class the very simple story book “Toutes les Couleurs” , (whether you use Click 2 Teach, Be Creative or our Teach by Story) ,to very familiar story books such as “Going on a Bear Hunt” in the target language that dovetail beautifully as class stories at the end of one of our units of work. Looking for simple books, written for young learners of French, for your reading corner?Janet has some suggestions for these too.

Remember that Primary Languages Network members can visit the exhibition stands of Brilliant Publications, European School Books and Little Linguist at our annual conference “All aboard! ” on 27 June 2019. Plus you can take advantage of the Little Linguist Primary Languages Network discount code (found on the home page of the VLE).

Below is a link to a blog post that Janet refers to in the podcast.

KS1 Going on a Bear Hunt blogpost (Spanish rhyme - ideas in blogpost are transferable to other target languages)

*discount code will be shown on your member dashboard

PLN Podcast- How to develop your languages teaching-- Susanne Wilson

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How to develop your Languages Teaching

Susanne Wilson —
PLN Podcast

Susanne Wilson is the training coordinator at PLN and helps develops teachers ability to coordinate and teach languages more effectively at their schools. Her insights in languages are incredible and she has an ability to breakdown complex ideas into simple and fun ways of sharing them. 

In this podcast Susanne, first of all, tells her story of her passion for learning languages and then moves on to some troubleshooting for potential scenarios for MFL coordinators and teachers alike

Furthermore, she will be speaking at the conference on June 27th- More info found here

More info about Primary Languages Network training courses found here

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How to showcase languages effectively at your school- Paul Phillips- PLN Podcast

Simply put, Paul Phillips is a wizard when it comes to exhibiting languages at this school in Whitby. He is a man of invaluable knowledge in regards to practicality, simplicity and whole school engagement, and in this podcast, he provides you with some great ideas whether you are an NQT or more experienced teacher. He also has managed to master using all his resources available to him to create an exciting and engaging language learning experience for children for example school grounds, cross-curricular activities and the PLN online resources

Listen to how he has planned a Spanish style easter parade through Ellesmere Port, which was done today (17th April)

Furthermore, He will be speaking at the conference on June 27th- More info found here

More info about Primary Languages Network found here

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