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Discussion in 'Primary' started by happyhols, Jun 23, 2020.
Could anybody recommend a good scheme for ks2 french?
Thanks in advance
Light Bulb Languages:
excellent scheme for years 3-6
detailed lesson plans with accompanying resources
podcasts for teachers to help with pronunciation
new resources added to the site regularly (see the blog below for details)
There's so much useful stuff on the Light Bulb Languages website, it'll take you hours to look through it all.
Someone recommended linguascope to me...
It looks like fabulous resources, but not a scheme with lesson plans and an order of teaching that I could see. Probably brilliant for a subject specialist, but for the non-specialist it looks scary!
I was looking at this the other day, our school are also looking for something, and it does look very good. Except the plans refer to an OHP and OHT to show children various bits...there is no way our SLT would ever accept a scheme old enough to use such things could be any good. Which is a pain because it does look excellent and is free!
I like the look of this, but it is the one our school has and, not sure why, we apparently want to move away from it. It looks great for the non-specialist and specialist alike.
Can I flag this up to @Geekie in case she knows of alternatives to OHPs & OHT.
@sooooexcited I think it looks excellent and that I might be able to persuade school to give it another go.
Schemes are only as good as the person teaching them.
Look up Jolie Ronde written by languages specialist teacher in Wakefield. It's for KS2 scheme for Y3/4 and Y5/6. They also have Little Languages for KS1 and Early Years.
Hello, I'm the owner of Light Bulb Languages. The KS2 French scheme on the website was developed in 2008 by two practising primary language specialists. They wrote it, taught it and then tweaked it. It is admittedly low-tech, but high quality and widely used, as well as being compliant with the current curriculum. It models good practice, and is accompanied by full lesson plans, all the resources and upskilling podcasts for the non-specialist teacher. I am always adding new resources to the site for primary French. And they are all free. Please encourage your SLT to contact me via the website if they would like any more information.
It was written in 2008 - I was still using my trusty OHP then! I'm sure a resourceful teacher these days can project the document on a ppt or visualiser.
Having been using Light Bulb Languages French for the last few years, I hadn't noticed it mentioned OHPs. I just put the resources straight onto the IWB when needed.
Thanks @Geekie much appreciated.
I'm using Salut! for years 3&4, 5&6. I think it's great - you don't have to know anything about French (although I think it helps) and the people who read the vocabulary are native speakers. I like the way they introduce the vocabulary and then use it in sentences. I have a horror of children just learning lists of vocabulary which they can't then use.
Salut! is an ideal solution for those just beginning to teach French but who don't have any background in the language themselves.
One thing to watch out for with Salut is that it's quite vocabulary heavy, without many opportunities for children to be creative with the language. It also goes into 3 tenses, which aren't needed in KS2!