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Started by Sharon Bird. Last reply by Sharon Bird Oct 10, 2009.

Welcome to the Forum

Started by Mark Parrott Jul 2, 2009.



Hello. My name is Helen Stanistreet and I teach Spanish in two Primary Schools in Sandwell. I used to work as a Lead Practioner and a regional trainer for PMFL within the borough, but cuts........

I set this forum up quite a while ago for teachers in Sandwell, as an additional vehicle for us to work together- primary with secondary, primary with primary, and secondary with secondary. It hasn't been used for a while but maybe, with September 2014 round the corner, we can start it up together.

We can ask questions, share ideas and keep up to date with meetings!

Welcome aboard!
To have a look at children's podcasts go to http://helenstanistreet.podomatic.com/

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ALL Language World Conference for Languages

Language World- ALL joined up

 This will be well worth a visit. A two day conference in Lancaster which has been running for several years now for secondary and primary alike.

Language World 2014 04-05 Apr 2014 Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW

Posted by Helen Stanistreet on February 12, 2014 at 15:23

Films from the Ragdoll Foundation

Hi I have just been pointed in the direction of these films from the British Council filmed in location.

'The Ragdoll Foundation is dedicated to developing the power of imaginative responses in children through the arts."What Makes Me Happy" is a series of short, fun films showing that even where lives are difficult children can still find…


Posted by Helen Stanistreet on June 24, 2013 at 18:30

European Day of Languages - 26 Sept

Hi All

European Day of Languages is very nearly here again.

Here are some sites/ resources that might be helpful for you. Feel free to add any of your own.

Have fun.



General websites

Use stories from different parts of the world using BBC website



Posted by Helen Stanistreet on September 4, 2012 at 12:21

Languages to be compulsory?

Have just been pointed in the direction of this. Looks like the Government's new proposed curriculum is to include compulsory languages from the age of 7. I do hope so.


Here's an article.


Posted by Helen Stanistreet on June 10, 2012 at 21:30

Linguafun centre - Birmingham (ish)

Was told about this place today- looks good.…

Posted by Helen Stanistreet on May 23, 2012 at 10:50

Using Picasso to develop Spanish

Hola I have put lots of resources for developing Spanish across KS2 on the wiki above on the resources tab. Feel free to use/ adapt them as required.

Posted by Helen Stanistreet on March 1, 2012 at 21:33

The Tate- Picasso


Have just been looking for resources for Picasso to use with my schools and I have just come across the TATE gallery website- lots of ideas for Picasso and other artists.


Posted by Helen Stanistreet on January 3, 2012 at 15:30

Websites for resources

Day of the Dead photos of this Mexican celebration

Picasso Art Study-Jimmie has gone to all the trouble of finding and then sharing some incredible books, sites, activities and more.

Spanish language - a website which helps with learning / pronouncing the language.
Talkabout Primary Languages- a forum/network for all those involved with language teaching.
Language of the Month- a school website which offers children using a huge number of authentic languages, resources for teachers and more.
Northumberland Language Learning Resources
Hereford Learning
WSGfL West Sussex Grid for Learning
Staffordshire Education MFL
MFL games from LinguaCentral
Espanol- extra
TES Connect forum and resources
Primary Resources MFL - ideas/ resources made by other teachers.
BBC Schools Primary Languages- Spanish
Voyage Kids- a good German website
BBC Schools Primary Languages- French
BBC GCSE Bitesize 14-16 - French, German, Spanish and Welsh
The Euroclub Schools website- provides information about the culture and languages of France, Spain and Italy.
Linguafun - a website for Spanish, French, Italian, German and English. Subscription needed - one off payment!

Euroclubs Schools - Modern languages for children. Quizzes, worksheets, resources in French, Spanish and Italian.

Publishers' Resources

www.linguafun.eu - a resources that can be used as a whole class teaching resource, using an IWB or projector, or individually/pairs in the ICT suite. Fully integrated high quality audio files introduce vocabulary and sentences clearly, using native speakers.

Brilliant Publications - books and other resources for French, Spanish, German and Italian

Ed Pax Whiteboard Resources - French, Spanish and German (some free samples)

The Language Factory- songs raps and rhymes -Spanish, French, German and Italian

Take TEN French and Spanish- Each pack includes activities, dvds, cds to incorporate languages in physical activity

LCP Schemes of work and resources

La Jolie Ronde scheme of work

Early Start Scheme of work and dvds - Spanish, French and German

Tout le Monde Scheme of Work - French

Grow Story Grow- learning a language through stories- French mainly but is growing!

e-Bell Powerpoints - French, German and Spanish (some free samples)

A&C Black - Photocopiable books for French and Spanish- 3 books for each language.

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