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KS2 Scheme of Work for French or Spanish

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by bob_the_tom8to, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. bob_the_tom8to

    bob_the_tom8to New commenter

    I've just been given MFL at my school after a move away from an external language specialist coming in. Instead, class teachers will be required to teach MFL. My school was teaching Spanish, but I'm planning to move to French due to a lack of confidence or subject knowledge for the majority of staff. I'm looking for a scheme of work (probably for French, although if French isn't approved by my head teacher, then Spanish will continue). It needs to be really good quality and value for money, ideally with correct pronunciation to listen to for those teachers who are particularly nervous. I'm also really interested in any other resources that people have found helpful in supporting the delivery of high quality MFL teaching in KS2.

    Thank you very much,

  2. bonxie

    bonxie Established commenter

    If you do a search on here you'll come across threads which ask for similar recommendations. The following sites are free.

    Light Bulb Languages is good and has everything you're looking for. It regularly has more resources added to it. The French materials and lesson plans are written in enough detail for people who are not language specialists. The Spanish materials assume more knowledge of language teaching.

    For Spanish you could also use: http://www.rachelhawkes.com. Look in the resources section.

    French-games.net/frenchtopics is not a scheme but is useful for teachers/pupils/parents to learn pronunciation of French words and to work on at home or in class.
    http://www.spanish-games.net as above but for Spanish.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. Geekie

    Geekie Occasional commenter

    Thanks, bonxie, for mentioning Light Bulb Languages!

    Hi bob, bonxie is right. The main French scheme on Light Bulb Languages was written by two practising primary French teachers, who designed it for non-specialists. Everything is there that you need, plus upskilling podcasts and sound files for staff. I taught KS2 French for 6 years and so I've added many more resources as well. The Spanish scheme is mine, and has no individual lesson plans as I am a specialist, and not everyone has an hour a week like I do.

    While you're deciding what to do as a school, it's worth considering Y6 transition and what the secondary school(s) would like you to do. Why did your school decide to do Spanish originally? How would you say the subject knowledge and confidence of the staff compares between the two languages?

    Are you a member of the Languages in Primary Schools Facebook Group? (If not, I really recommend it - just need to answer two simple questions about your professional role when you apply) This question comes up a lot on there, and Language Angels is very highly regarded.
  4. robertpokorny

    robertpokorny New commenter

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