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senorcalvo



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: New MFL Coordinator-French Reply with quote

Hi, i have just taken over this role from a colleague who left this Christmas. She left quick quickly and has left me absolutely nothing! We are currently doing French for about 20 mins across KS1 and Ks2.

I was wondering if anybody here could point me in the right direction. What should i have in my folder? Any advice on writing a policy etc.

Also if anybody could recommend a good scheme of work to follow it would be greatly appreciated.

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magpie nic



Joined: 26 Oct 2008
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Location: Tyneside

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a really good website
http://www.sunderlandschools.org/mfl-sunderland/resources.htm

Should be useful
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duckiec



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
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Role: Head of Maths


Location: Near the chocolate

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For excellent advice and guidance google:

NACELL and CILT  (you should be able to find model policy docs on there somewhere so that you have somewhere to start from).

RIGOLO is an excellent scheme but quite pricy.

Check out your LEA - ours (Essex) is offering loads of support and money at the moment.

I agree with jog_on that the ideal model is one 30 min lesson per week, followed up with "odd" 10 mins to make up the one hour entitlement.

Bon chance!
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senorcalvo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the excellent responses. I agree about the choice of language. I would have plumped for Spanish (as i have a degree in it) but the head wishes to go for French, Cest le vie!!!

I also posted my original message over on the MFL forum on Tes and received some excellent responses which i will include below.

This first one is from a poster called Funambule:

There is a lot of help out there. Have a good look around www.nacell.org.uk for starters; I also suggest you post this message on the nacell forum (link from site) which is specifically for Primary and people are very supportive there. I could give you loads more information and resources ideas but you might be overloaded at this early stage.

Your LA should also have a Primary languages consultant in post who can help; if

And this second excellent post is from Runaway:

QCA schemes of work for yrs 3 - 6 inclusive are free and good but you will probably want to buy supplementary reources to dip in and out of;

Try Take Ten en Francais (and Espanol soon) if you work with any PE enthusiasts; the Mon Ane DVD; a range of songs from things like Chantez Plus Fort for lower KS2 to Singing French for Yrs 5 & 6 who will not want to be 'babied'; a range of storybooks (see Catherine Cheater scheme for suggestions even if you are not keen on the complete scheme)

Help with policies and planning - try this wiki where you can download examples of what works for different people in different schools/set-ups.



The Key Sage 2 entitlement for languages will be a legal requirement from September 2010 - you need to be doing at least 60 mins of Language teaching in yrs 3, 4, 5 & 6 during classtime (ie not clubs or lunchtimes). This can be split - eg 30 mins + 3 x 10 minute follow-ups every week. Whatever suits your school/class/teachers/children best.

Somewhere in the staffroom your school has a copy of the KS2 Framework for Languages - if it's been lost order a new one asap or download it here - it tells you EVERYTHING you need to know and it does take some reading!

There are free regional support groups for both secondary and primary teachers involved in KS2 languages held around the country organised by NACELL. Help with methodolgy / ideas / implementation an support for staff meetings / inset etc is on the Primary Training Zone - also free - with lots of video clips of real lessons by real teachers complete with transcripts and translations/resources to do the same in a choice of languages.

And if you want to join our little group of people teaching primary languages over on Talkabout ning you are very welcome!

Hope that you find these posts as useful as i did.
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fccwidow



Joined: 28 Oct 2008
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Role: Science and MFL coordinator


Location: Warwickshire

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have gone for Spanish in Years3 and 4 - taught at moment by teacher from local secondary school and then French in 5 and 6 - I bought in Rigalo which has proved a hit with a petritfied Year 5 teacher and the children.
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jazzin about



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Location: North West

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Catherine Cheater SOW is very good too, especially if you like teaching singing. The Mon Ane DVD fits in well with this.
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