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Teaching resources and support materials for language lessons and lessons about languages.
French Basics - KS2 Pupil self-assessment profile cards -  intermediate
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French Basics - KS2 Pupil self-assessment profile cards - intermediate

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Self-assessment profile cards for Upper KS2 intermediate or more advanced pupils. 2 versions are included for differentiation or to use with different year groups. 1 card could be used over 1 or 2 years. These generic profile cards include 'I can' and 'I know' statements for a number of common language areas and areas of skill development. They are intended to be printed back to back and the pages are duplicated so that they could be printed in A5 size for cheaper and easier copying, especially if copying to card. Lower KS2/beginners Profile cards available separately. Also available as part of the Primary French Starter Pack bundle.
German Basics: Unit of introductory lessons with detailed planning
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German Basics: Unit of introductory lessons with detailed planning

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A series of lessons to introduce German to pupils, comprising detailed lesson planning to accompany 5 powerpoint presentations and a range of supporting materials. Step by step exploitation of the resources is fully explained, providing complete support for the non-specialist. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are developed as pupils work towards participating in mini-conversations. Progression is obvious, both within each lesson and over the unit. The focus is on maximising opportunities to fully absorb and consolidate the language, developing confidence and independence as well as laying a sound foundation for future language-learning. Ideal for older KS2 pupils or Year 7. N.B. This is a fully revised and enhanced version of an earlier TDav resource.
C'est combien - KS2 Unit of work
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C'est combien - KS2 Unit of work

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A complete KS2 French unit of work allowing pupils to apply and extend their knowledge of numbers within a context. Takes pupils from word to sentence level. Includes planning, powerpoint presentations, pupil sheets, games and stimulus materials for speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Also provides detailed notes for use to support the non-specialist primary teacher. Clear links to the National Curriculum KS2 Programme of study and Languages in Primaries' KS2 Assessment Criteria enables teachers to monitor progress.
French basics - numbers 1-20 in figures and words
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French basics - numbers 1-20 in figures and words

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A pack of resources to introduce and practise French numbers up to 20 in both oral and written forms. Includes powerpoint presentations, flashcards, mini-word cards for matching activities, maths symbols to aid the use of French numbers for simple mathematical problems and a handy poster which could also be printed as a reference sheet for pupils. The figure and word flashcards could be printed back-to-back so you always have them both to hand!
Language awareness/Languages Day editable language sorting activity
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Language awareness/Languages Day editable language sorting activity

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Intended as a group activity, this resource encourages children to look closely at nouns from a number of European languages, finding similarities and differences and applying a range of skills to work out meaning. It develops literacy skills and fosters an interest in language. Provided with 2 versions for 2 levels of difficulty, each can easily be extended and differentiated further. Suggestions for extension and for managing the task are given in the notes to the slides. This resource is supplied as an editable powerpoint presentantion so it can be adapted to include whatever languages you wish. No existing knowledge of the languages is required. Ideal for a European Day of Languages or anytime.
Learning to use a bi-lingual dictionary - pupil worksheets (French)
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Learning to use a bi-lingual dictionary - pupil worksheets (French)

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A set of 3 worksheets for KS2 and KS3 pupils in the early stages of learning French grammar, designed to introduce them to using a bi-lingual dictionary for nouns, adjectives and verbs. Pupils are encouraged to work things out for themselves and the staged mini-tasks, each with an extension option, allow pupils to work at their own pace. The sheets can be used individually, at appropriate points in your scheme of work, or could be used together, as part of basic French grammar consolidation or revision of dictionary use.
Building better sentences - French conjunctions - flashcards and mini-word cards
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Building better sentences - French conjunctions - flashcards and mini-word cards

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Encourage pupils and students of all ages to create better quality sentences in every topic area with this visual set of 9 commonly used conjunctions. Each conjunction is presented in a different coloured shape to stimulate interest and to aid recognition and recall. The words are provided as both flashcards and mini-word cards. Use one or more of the flashcards to introduce or consolidate the words, to stimulate longer sentences in whole class speaking activities, alongside other word cards to model sentence building, or for display. The sheets of mini-word cards group the conjunctions, so that you only need to print those you are most likely to require. Make up sets of conjunctions as a frequent-use resource in both speaking and writing tasks – ask pupils to select the conjunctions you wish them to use from the set, or challenge them by asking them to make a random selection. An attractive bright resource, to be used time and time again.
C'est combien Powerpoint Presentations - KS2 introduction to prices in euros
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C'est combien Powerpoint Presentations - KS2 introduction to prices in euros

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A pack of 2, animated powerpoint presentations to introduce and practise prices in whole euros and/or euros and cents. The powerpoints exploit numbers 1-20 and multiples of 10 to 60 and a small number of age-relevant nouns. The pack includes detailed notes for use written with the non-specialist primary teacher in mind. It also forms part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
C'est combien Listening and Speaking - KS2 activities and resources for asking for and giving prices
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C'est combien Listening and Speaking - KS2 activities and resources for asking for and giving prices

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This pack provides a range of listening and speaking activities and resources to practise asking for and giving prices from word to sentence level. They offer a way for pupils to apply and extend their knowledge of numbers within a context. Written with the non-specialist primary teacher in mind, the pack includes detailed notes for use and exploitation of the resources as well as suggestions for differentiation. The resources are clearly linked to the National Curriculum KS2 Programme of study and Languages in Primaries KS2 Assessment Criteria (also available on TES) to enable teachers to accurately monitor progress. The pack also forms part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
French Basics - French festivals: information and reading tasks
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French Basics - French festivals: information and reading tasks

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A powerpoint presentation which provides basic information in English about key French festivals and another which stages a reading activity based around the festivals. All resources for the reading task are differentiated and provided as powerpoint slides. Teacher notes to the slides are included for clarification. Develops dictionary and literacy skills as well expanding vocabulary and laying the foundations for translation. Editable.
German basics
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German basics

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Materials to teach and reinforce basic but key German vocabulary. Includes many resources which focus on the often-overlooked consolidation of the written words, therefore encouraging the early development of reading skills. Presentations, flashcards, display, worksheets, activities.
Mix-and-Match Irregular verb French-English dominoes
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Mix-and-Match Irregular verb French-English dominoes

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aller – avoir – être – devoir – faire – mettre – prendre – pouvoir – venir – vouloir: 10 present tense irregular French verbs on dominoes, each verb presented in a different colour to give visual reinforcement. Focus on a single verb or mix-and-match. Students required to match French and English. Supports comprehension and translation.
German basics - sets of bingo cards for listening and reading recognition of numbers up to 20
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German basics - sets of bingo cards for listening and reading recognition of numbers up to 20

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4 sets of bingo cards, each with a listening or reading focus. As well as the standard format, using figures, there are 2 versions using the written words, for that all-important reinforcement of reading recognition. Differentiated versions are included, which provide pupils with figures to support their reading. A blank bingo grid is also provided, for practising numbers of your choice.
French basics - birthdays/festivals: speaking/listening and reading/writing with differentiation
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French basics - birthdays/festivals: speaking/listening and reading/writing with differentiation

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Survey sheets and follow-up work-sheets, designed to practise and consolidate basic questions and answers on birthdays (dates) and favourite festivals. A support card is also included. All tasks are differentiated to allow for achievement at all levels and the activities come with 'I can' statements for self-assessment and to guide teacher assessment. The activities would work well if used together but can also be used individually. Most suitable for KS2.
KS2 French Generic Pupil Support Mats
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KS2 French Generic Pupil Support Mats

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This resource comprises 3 support placemats provided as a powerpoint, intended to be printed and laminated and routinely made available to pupils. Together, they offer graduated support, starting with commonly used vocabulary i.e. numbers, colours, days and months; moving on to help with improving basic sentences, for example via the use of conjunctions, opinions, frequency phrases, and the selection of determiners; and finally, providing assistance and models for more independent and varied sentence building, including the selection of verbs, the addition of adjectives, and the application of some grammar. The placemats can be used in conjunction with resources from any topic area to encourage independence, support differentiation, and help pupils to achieve the progression in their writing and speaking required by the National Curriculum Programme of Study.
French basics - personal information assessment/self- assessment/peer assessment tasks
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French basics - personal information assessment/self- assessment/peer assessment tasks

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Activity sheets and pupil support materials for beginners, using language commonly learned in the early stages i.e. name, age and how are you. Encourages pupils to ask as well as answer questions, and includes reading and writing activities. The differentiated materials ensure that all pupils can succeed and offer opportunities for self and peer assessment, but could also be used to facilitate teacher assessment of progress.
German basics - numbers 1-20 in figures and words
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German basics - numbers 1-20 in figures and words

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A pack of resources to introduce and practise German numbers up to 20 in both oral and written forms. Includes powerpoint presentations, flashcards, mini-word cards for matching activities, maths symbols to aid the use of German numbers for simple mathematical problems and a handy poster which could also be printed as a reference sheet for pupils. The figure and word flashcards could be printed back-to-back so you always have them both to hand!
C'est combien Lesson Planning - KS2 French unit of work on numbers and prices
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C'est combien Lesson Planning - KS2 French unit of work on numbers and prices

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Planning for a French unit of work which uses numbers 1-20 and multiples of 10 to 60 in prices, together with a small number of age-relevant nouns. The unit develops a number of aspects of the KS2 Programme of study and takes pupils from word to sentence level. The planning suggests the sequence for a series of lessons and details resources which could be used at each stage. It is written with the non-specialist primary teacher in mind, and the resources include detailed notes for use. The resources are available separately on TES and provide clear links to the Programme of study and KS2 Assessment criteria to enable progress to be monitored.
Building Better Sentences – French qualifier flashcards and support sheets.
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Building Better Sentences – French qualifier flashcards and support sheets.

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Encourage pupils and students of all ages to create better quality sentences in every topic area with this set of flashcards and support sheets presenting 8 commonly used French qualifiers. Each word is presented differently, to provide a visual aid to memorisation and recall. Use one or more of the flashcards to introduce or consolidate the words, to stimulate longer sentences in whole class speaking activities, alongside other word cards to model sentence building, or for display. The word sheets present the qualifiers in 2 groups, so you can select which ones you want to print, and provide a stimulus for spoken and written work. Other 'Building better sentences' resources are available.