Using a variety of voices Using a variety of speed Using a variety of volume Using a variety of resources: –Flash cards – qu’est-ce que c’est?: flash, slow reveal –PPT –Mimes –Songs –Dvds Mon âne Games: –“comment” game –Deduction game – cognate = Give cards with pictures on, teacher to call out a word and the chn to show the card –Days of the week – group of 5 to repeat endlessly and practise –aerobics and mimes Workshop : using a database of words and resources, practice a variety of ways of presenting the vocabulary Feedback
Presenting language Using a variety of voices - FC – WSLC/LINGUASCOPE –WITCH /POSH/ E.G. DU GROUPE Using a variety of speed – PPT – FC SNAIL/FERRARI –VITE / LENTEMENT Using a variety of volume –WHISPER 5 X TO YOUR NEIGHBOUR –SHOUT IT 2X TO THE BOYS –SING IT TO THE GIRLS –MOUTH IT WEARING BLUE Using a variety of resources: –Flash cards – qu’est ce que c’est?: flash, slow reveal - GAME –PPT – GAME - clothes –Mimes – CLASS INSTRUCTIONS – JACQUES A DIT –Songs – FRERE JACQUES –Dvds mon ane – PIROUETTE/CACAHOUETTE Games: –“comment” game –Deduction game – cognate = Give cards with pictures on, teacher to call out a word and the chn to show the card –Days of the week – group of 5 to repeat endlessly and practise –aerobics and mimes Workshop - Do your job : database of words and resources Feedback
Oracy Regular and frequent opportunities - listening and speaking –To learn to recognise familiar and unfamiliar sounds –To reproduce the sounds –To create phrases and sentences –To engage in simple conversations Models of pronunciation : Teacher (you, MFL coordinator, primary colleagues, secondary colleagues) FLA (City FLA for Primary, secondary school, college) CDs (authentic French: Henri Des, Spanish: Rosa Leon, German: Detlev Joecker /teaching materials: Singing French/Spanish) DVDs and videos (authentic: Popi, Petit Ours Brun www.fnac.fr/amazon.fr, /teaching materials: Early Start, Mon âne/ VLP) Books and voices (authentic Tony Ross/VLP) ICT www.ringwood.hants.sch.uk/oldschool/_Subjects/ModLang/Departme nt/INDEX.HTM www.linguascope.com
SCHEME OF WORK Oracy Develop / use skills (listen/recognise) Reproduce/use their knowledge Simple conversation Reinforce/expand their knowledge
SCHEME OF WORK Oracy –Physical action –Gestures –Mimes –Repeat words rhythmically –Observe facial expressions –Circle games –Sing songs, stories, poems, rhymes –Puppets and props
Listening Group: –> > respond to an intonation/ phoneme / a word / a category of words (word class games)/ a sentence (part of a finger rhyme) Jacques a dit … e.g. instructions de la classe Hand up: e.g. Une oie… Clap: e.g. Une oie… Mime: e.g. instructions de la classe Count the occurrences Jacques a dit… La tortue/pirouette Echo specific items (e.g. any word that sounds like English) Multilink cubes to respond to the order (colours / chunks of text in colour)
Listening Individual: –> touchez la bonne carte/image – attrape-mouche (FC/AM), e.g. les couleurs ppt –> bingo, guess the number / word Pair work –> Jacques a dit… montre moi 5/bleu… –> sort out the order of the lyrics of a song / finger rhyme, e.g. les fleurs nouvelles
Speaking Repeating to –class –groups (boys/girls/wearing blue/with long hair) –buddy –teacher Group: - Word / sentence level: > chaud/froid (item to hide) > jouer contre le professeur (FC) > le parachute > hot seat > follow the leader > brain gym – alphabet / names – number bonds (10 = 2+8, …) > snap (word class/sums…) >interesting word game – circle time –Text level: > perform a song / a finger rhyme
Speaking Individual: –Word / sentence level: > respond to the register > la patate chaude (balle) > le cercle et la tortue > thumbs up heads down > mouthing > Mexican wave : 1 2 3 sad/happy /bored (+ shocked/angry…) > podcast / videos > hangman –Text level: > perform a finger rhyme
Speaking Pair work – word/sentence/text level –> as many items in a limited amount of time –> Je pense à … –> repeat the items in the FC order / alphabetic order –> les policiers (hats) –> role play = ask and answer questions : pair work/ table / in a row (with/out puppets)
SCHEME OF WORK Language learning strategies Children have regular opportunities to think about eh best way for them to learn a new language and they employ a range of strategies to help them do this (VAK)
SCHEME OF WORK Language learning strategies Communicating – understanding spoken language and being understood (pronunciation /intonation/new sound system/authentic material) Practising new language and consolidating regularly (sound/spelling of new vocabulary, dictionary skills) Memorising on a word/sentence/text level (rhythm/look-cover-say-write/association with colours/pictures/mimes) Applying prior knowledge to create language (learnt vocabulary/structures in a new context/increasing length – compound sentences – a poem/song…) Promoting use of language beyond the classroom
SCHEME OF WORK Intercultural Understanding Develop a greater U of their own lives in the context of exploring others Learn to look at things from another perspective, giving insight regarding – people, lives and traditions of other cultures Learn about the different languages spoken by children in school
Examples Before/After the holidays –Ask the children to bring back photos, postcards, souvenirs to share when they come back: what did they hear /see /eat /smell /touch? A display A speech to pair/class/assembly
Examples - greetings The children to find out some of the many greetings in other languages. The children share any additional greetings they have learnt during the summer. To make a “Welcome Poster”. Revisit the NASA Voyager website which gives soundfiles of greetings in 55 languages. Allow the children to say which languages they would like to hear, and to try and mimic some of the phrases.NASA Voyager website
Examples - languages Ask the children what they already know about the languages spoken in our country. Revisit the BBC Languages Across Europe website and click on United Kingdom. Discover how many languages are spoken in the UK, and why. By clicking on the hyperlinks you can find out more about the languages spoken in the UK, and even listen to samples of some of them.BBC Languages Across EuropeUnited Kingdom Explore and discuss what the children know about the languages spoken in different European countries. BBC Languages Across Europe lists the countries together with the languages spoken in each of them.BBC Languages Across Europe
Examples - geography Using maps, allow the children to see the UK in relation to France. Can the children name any of the other countries near to the UK? What do they already know? Google UK map gives an easy-to-read map that can be moved with the mouse.Google UK map Europe: how many countries can they remember?
Examples – partner school Could the children choose a charity to raise funds for, in order to focus their thoughts on less fortunate children across the world, as the festive season approaches? One possibility would be a sponsored event, which could involve learning French spellings for a Spelling Bee, singing a French song, reciting some finger rhymes, or putting on a French performance and asking for donations. Might this fund-raising activity be undertaken jointly with a partner class abroad, with whom the children regularly video-conference?
Examples – festivals and celebrations Children consider the festival of Christmas, as well as other festivals celebrated amongst different cultures in the UK at this time of year. The BBC has information about the festivals of Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Ramadan, Hanukkah; also the Ten Ages of Christmas, Why Christmas?, Christmas Carols, The Christmas PagesChristmasDiwali EidRamadanHanukkahTen Ages of ChristmasWhy Christmas?Christmas CarolsThe Christmas Pages Allow the children to investigate once again what happens by way of celebration in some parts of Europe on 6 December (Saint Nicolas). The children work together to produce a multilingual happy birthday banner. Each child is given a pennant-shaped flag and must decorate it and write “Happy birthday” in a different language. Phrases in a wide choice of languages can be found at http://www.shabbir.com/romance/bday.html
SCHEME OF WORK Literacy To make the students become familiar with sounds – pronunciation To teach how to spell – read – write To use skills of reading/writing to develop a basic knowledge of the system – structures To reinforce / expand their knowledge of English
SCHEME OF WORK Literacy –Reading words –Reading sentences –Use different styles
Starters and plenaries To practise vocabulary and recycle language out of usual context, can be grammatical as well as vocabulary based: –> Find the odd one out and justify the answer Les sons: – pou /mou /cou /pois – pou /pois /las /pas – papa/ chat/ maman /coca Les mots: –rose /bleu /vert /marron –mange /arrive /finis / commence –France /allemand /italien / algérien
Reading words Presentation of vocabulary and thinking about the sounds –> search for specific sounds Presentation of vocabulary and thinking about the sounds –> search for cognates (sound like English) Presentation of the written form of the words practised –> search for cognates (look like English) –E.g. numbers Prediction of the written form – homophony (same sound) –E.g. sound /o/ - o, ô, au, eau – cadeau/chapeau
Reading sentences Presentation of sentences and thinking about word order –E.g. Un lion jaune Presentation of vocabulary and thinking about the sounds –> search for cognates (sound like English) Presentation of the written form of the words practised –> search for cognates (look like English) –E.g. numbers Prediction of the written form – homophony (same sound) –E.g. sound /o/ - o, ô, au, eau – cadeau/chapeau
SCHEME OF WORK Knowledge about language Reinforce and reinterpret knowledge and understanding from their K and U of their first language. Develop insights by comparing their own language(s) with another and reflecting on similarities/differences Build on their K/U on their language to increase U of the rules of language and begin to apply rules when creating new language
SCHEME OF WORK For students: activities should be doable, worthwhile and fun. For teachers: activities should be workable, measurable and fulfilling.
Levels – key words Level 1: Understand simple classroom commands and short statements and questions, single words or short phrases. Produce short statements and questions, single words or short phrases.
Levels – key words Level 2: Understand a range of familiar statements and questions. Produce a short and simple description of people, places and object.
Levels – key words Level 3: Understand short passages/conversations. Produce a short and conversation of 2/3 exchanges.
Levels – key words Level 4: Understand short stories and factual texts. Produce simple structured conversations of at least three or four exchanges.
Assessments Each year group sit for a test covering the 4 skills with the aim to get as many students as possible reaching a level 4 by the end of KS2. Levels are passed to primary schools to be sent off to secondary schools.
Assessments This year –58.7% got a level 4, –24.7% got a level 3, –9% got a level 2 and –7.4% got a level 1.
Resources 1.A folder was built and given to each school, containing: –SoW –Levels –Useful ICT websites –Lesson plans –5 minutes ideas – lessons –Photocopiable worksheets –Flashcards –Acetates 2. Books (big ones and small ones) and CDs
Courses and conferences 1.Information about/from courses (CILT) meetings (Southampton ELL RSG) and conferences is disseminated. 2.Lessons by VLP are being observed by primary teachers 3.Crash courses are given during year team meetings by VLP
Clubs This year, we are trying to put in place clubs using our FLAs: RWN to liaise with the schools –French – A student from Itchen –Spanish –German –Chinese
What worked well… –Timetable (change) –MFL coordinator to be designated in primary schools –SoW –Resources –Assessments –Certificates –Crash courses –Language days/festivals run by schools –Assemblies –Joint trip to France – RWN
What worked well… The students developed: Oracy – better pronunciation, confidence speaking and acting in front of the class Literacy – better spelling – word level, structuring – sentence level Knowledge about language – rules and differences Intercultural Understanding – opening the minds by sharing experience Language learning strategies – methods, resources, levels, “Jargon” A positive attitude towards languages – good relationships with the students Confidence within the students when arriving in secondary schools All students making progress and a high percentage of level 4 at the end of year 6. Above all… we had fun!!!!!
What will change… 1.Analyse and compare year 7 data (last year with this year) and monitor progress our actual year 7. 2.Change of our scheme of work in our secondary school 3.More liaison – ½ termly meetings 1.More courses to develop confidence and independence 2.Observation by VLP – literacy in Year 3/4 4.Use of FLAs – clubs 5.Performances for parents 6.Next stage… Year 3 and Year 4
What has changed… 1.Year 7 students having received 6h of French over 2 years have reached a higher level at the beginning – it is most noticeable with top sets – confidence and pronunciation 2.Our scheme of work is being adapted 1.Variety of tenses 2.Complexity of structures 3.More creativity for extended creative writing
Starters and plenaries To practise spelling, alphabet and revise vocabulary: –>Recognise jumbled up letters in a word (extra point for correct gender) Les animaux: –CATH -> ? –UOSRSI -> ? Les animaux: –CATH -> CHAT -> UN –UOSRSI -> SOURIS -> UNE
Starters and plenaries To practise word order and revise vocabulary, practise learning skills – using grammatical and punctuation clues): –> Reorganise words within a sentence Les animaux: –un / J’ai / chat. –bleu / un / J’ai / éléphant. / petit Les animaux: –J’ai un chat. –J’ai un petit éléphant bleu.
Starters and plenaries To practise word order, agreements and revise vocabulary : –> Determine the words in a sentence Les animaux: –J’aiunchien. –J’aiungrandchatvert. Les animaux: –J’ai/un/chien. –J’ai/un/grand/chat/vert.
Starters and plenaries To practise spelling and revise vocabulary: –> Le pendu Les couleurs: – - L - - –R - - - E Les mots: –BLEU –ROUGE
Starters and plenaries To practise accuracy of spelling and grammar: –> Find the mistakes Les couleurs et les adjectifs de taille: – j’ai un vert chat –J’ai un chat petit blue Les réponses: –J’ai un chat vert. –J’ai un petit chat bleu.
Games – to get hyper!!! –> touchez la bonne carte – attrape-mouche (FC/AM) –> Jacques a dit … –> les policiers (hats) –> chaud/froid (item to hide) –> jouer contre le professeur (FC) –> la patate chaude (balle) –> le parachute –> le cercle et la tortue
Games – to calm down!!! –> Je pense à … –> Mexican wave –> «heads down and thumbs up » (FC) –> bingo (paper) –> le menteur (paper)
Mimes!!! –> word level Nouns Adjectives Adverbs Verbs in the infinitive –> sentence level As-tu..? J’ai / je n’ai pas de Il y a / il n’y a pas Verbs - tenses
Activities In year group, using your SoW, decide what topics would be the most suitable to be taught in French (think cross-curricular) Look at examples of lesson plans and build a pro forma for me to build to help you teach by just following the lesson plans Evaluation
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