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MFL Day for Primary School kids - ideas?

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by tweetypie2, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Hi, I've been asked to run an MFL session for primary school kids next term. This isn't really a 'taster' day (we have that as well for Year 6 pupils coming to us in September!) and I'm stuck for ideas of what to do with a group of 30 9 year olds for 90 mins! Any ideas?
  2. Geekie

    Geekie Occasional commenter

    I think the most important thing is to find out what they have already done and the language in which they have done it.
  3. ah40

    ah40 New commenter

    At the end of the summer term we hold a Bastille day event for Year 5 pupils.We make this a cross curricular event and the main activity in MFl is a Fench café.
  4. What language? If it's German I could give you some resources -I do a session for Y5 starting German. (basically because I know some primaries will have done some French while others won't, whereas none of them does German)
  5. Thanks for all the responses. I haven't decided whether to do French or German, so I'd be grateful for any ideas/resources.
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    If you decide on German & a topic I might have something, but presently only doing supply so not masses of resources but you never know!
  7. BrightonEarly

    BrightonEarly Occasional commenter

    If you decide to go with the carousel idea and you can take a small number of lap tops and chargers with you, one of the carousel activities could be completed online. The German and the French primary pages of my website have collections of activities to fit a variety of themes including some of those listed by Italianknight. Year 9 pupils could easily run this group activity, they could check that the primary pupils run through a sequence of activities in the order you specify. Some of the topics also include printable activities (worksheets) which pupils could print and complete and keep as evidence of their achievements.
    German: http://www.suttonhighmfl.110mb.com/primary.htm
    French: http://www.suttonhighmfl.110mb.com/primaryfre.htm
  8. Depending on where you are and diaries we offer a one-time free seminar which we have delivered with both French and German (and some Spanish!) at the same time/separately to enthuse children about languages and also show how similar words can be to English and their practical application. Fits as a cross curricular SEAL activity too, since we weave in messages on personal safety and assertiveness. http://www.maxconflictmanagement.com/video-showcase/short-video-pshe-seal-cross-curricular-languages or http://www.maxconflictmanagement.com/files/languages_with_the_madmaxman.pdf
    Hope that helps, Mark.

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