SPaG as a form of amusement

Is it really possible to teach spelling, punctuation and grammar as a set of games? It can be argued that when children have an explicit knowledge of grammar, they will automatically become better writers. And yet that argument hasn’t been proven – or at least hasn’t been proven in all Read more…

Why do we enjoy singing and dancing?

… because it creates an emotional response. Did you manage to join Catherine Cantin and Joe Dale with their webinar on Singing and Dancing in the Primary MFL Classroom? If you were unable to make it, don’t worry. You can watch it on Joe Dale’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfbjg9wuzLM In an Read more…

What are you doing on Monday evening?

There is still time to sign up for this webinar. It is bound to keep you on your toes! Led by Joe Dale and Catherine Cantin, it is FREE to attend. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/singing-and-dancing-in-the-primary-mfl-classroom-tickets-198262567677 Rate this: Share with: Like this: Like Loading…

Singing and Dancing in the Primary MFL Classroom – webinar

Let’s face the music and dance! A live chat with Catherine about how to bring the primary MFL curriculum to life using songs and movement. Make sure you have plenty of space around you when you attend this webinar as we know you will not be able to resist joining Read more…

Why stories?

… because stories are a good starting point for learning a foreign language. We are delighted to say we have managed to interview Barbara Scanes, the author of Learn French with Luc et Sophie a story-based approach to learning a language. In the interview Barbara explains why including stories is Read more…

Stimulate, challenge, repeat!

What is the single most effective way of teaching times tables? Efficiency in relation to learning the times tables is not a topic that is often discussed. And yet as with all education, some ways of learning times tables are a lot more efficient than others. Of course, with learning, efficiency Read more…