Primary Language Network Meetings

Primary Languages Network Twilight Meetings - Spring Term 2016

An opportunity to network and share good practice with other local schools.

We will explore the DFE POS learning objectives in more detail.

We will discuss how we can help our KS2 learners to develop the ability to broaden their own vocabulary, listen and read carefully and describe people, places, things and actions both orally and in writing.

The title of the session is : "Let's get physical with sports, verbs and adverbs"

Our focus will be on ways to develop listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar linked to the Olympic Games 2016.

We will look for, discuss and share deeper learning and cross curricular learning opportunities.

Resources to take away in French, Spanish and German: 


  • Let's get physical bingo and listening games.
  • Let's get physical paper puppet resources
  • Let's get physical language learning activity guides.
  • Animated "Extra terrestrial Olympicsl" story (animated by Little Red Languages) with teacher guidance on ways to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing activities

Meetings led by local Primary Languages Teachers


MFL Coordinator CPD and Language Up-skilling

Beginners French and Spanish Up-skilling – Half Day Training
For Subject Coordinators / Leaders and all teachers delivering primary languages.

An opportunity to work with a native French language speaker who is a primary languages teacher to practise and understand the language required to teach the Year 3 (Beginner's) French/Spanish SoW.

  • Practise the sounds of the target language and grow in confidence in pronunciation of familiar and unfamiliar language
  • Develop the ability to confidently  understand, speak, read and write a key bank of core language and classroom instructions (e.g.commands, numbers, colours, days of the week, months)
  • Practise rhymes and songs linked to specific language learning themes
  • Explore creative activities and outcomes based on simple language learning and linked to the whole school learning curriculum
  • Develop an understanding of nouns, adjectives and verbs in the target language

Led by native speaker Primary Languages Teacher Trainers

Intermediate French and Spanish Up-skilling – Half Day Training
For Subject Coordinators / Leaders and all teachers delivering primary languages.

An opportunity to work with a native French language speaker and primary languages teacher to revisit, develop and extend personal knowledge of French across all 4 skills and to explore how to manipulate French grammar of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions and understand the language required to teach the Year 4 (Moving on) French/Spanish SoW.

  • Contact with native speakers to practise spoken language
  • Extending listening opportunities and build own confidence and skills
  • Exploring skills of reading
  • Confidence in purposeful target language writing
  • Use: dictionaries as language learning tools
  • Grammar and structure of the language

Led by native speaker Primary Languages Teacher Trainers


Online Training Resources

(password protected)

The online training resources can be accessed by delegates attending our Language Learning for Everyone meetings and training courses

The resources are available after the relevent course and are password protected (if you have lost your username and password please contact us.

Local Network Meetings

Going to the seaside (Summer Term - 2015)

Carnival and World Book Day (Spring Term - 2015)

 Fantastic Fireworks (Autumn Term - 2014)

 Christmas and all that Jazz (Autumn Term - 2014)

 Language Coordinator CPD

 Ensuring Primary Languages are "Fit for Purpose"

Using Apps in Language Learning (Joe Dale)

Phonics and Literacy in Language Learning (Julie Prince)

Ensuring Progress in Primary Language Learning (Janet Lloyd)

 Links Abroad (Erzi Culshaw, Graham Butler, Odette Hunt)

 French Up-skilling

 Beginners French

 Intermediate French

 Spanish Up-skilling

 Beginners Spanish

 Intermediate Spanish