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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!
French Basics - Personal Question Assessment Activities
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French Basics - Personal Question Assessment Activities

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Two packs of assessment and monitoring activities for beginners, based on language commonly learned in the early stages i.e. name, age and how are you. Includes detailed notes for the teacher and all pupil resources. The speaking and writing resources provide opportunities for differentiation as well as self, peer and teacher assessment at Stages 1-2 and Stages 2-3, offering comprehensive assessment of progression at word/phrase, simple sentence and extended sentence level. Explicit links to the National Curriculum Programme of Study make the relevance of the activities clear. NB. The Stages refer to Languagesinprimaries KS2 Assessment Criteria (available on TES).
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.
KS2-3 French: Francophone Countries - Lessons and Resource Pack ADAPTABLE
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KS2-3 French: Francophone Countries - Lessons and Resource Pack ADAPTABLE

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A powerpoint presentation and set of resources to introduce some of the French-speaking countries, adaptable to enable substitution of alternative countries and able to be used both as a stand-alone context and as a spring-board for application of grammar knowledge (gender) in a number of contexts e.g. geographical location, climate, transport, personal identification etc. Th powerpoint offers a carefully structured lesson or set of lessons (depending on how much use the teacher wants to make of the resources and cross-curricular opportunities), which will enable pupils to understand, recognise and read aloud the words for some French-speaking countries, as well as developing dictionary skills to find gender identifiers. Each resource comes with notes and suggestions for use (notes are also given on individual slides in the powerpoint) and some are differentiated. Most suitable for KS2/lowerKS3
KS2-3 French: Francophone countries - lessons and resource pack 2 (sentences) ADAPTABLE
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KS2-3 French: Francophone countries - lessons and resource pack 2 (sentences) ADAPTABLE

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A pack of resources providing all you need for a series of lessons focusing on applying knowledge of the gender of French-speaking countries to using them in sentences. Includes carefully structured Powerpoint presentations (with notes to slides for further clarification and extension opportunities) and supporting worksheets and activities, many with differentiation. A pupil support mat is also included. Resources are provided in a numbered sequence for easy delivery. The unit leads to speaking and writing outcomes which give pupils the opportunity to demonstrate grammatical understanding and build longer sentences. All resources are provided as adaptable word documents and powerpoints to enable you to substitute your own choice of countries if you wish.
C'est combien Bingo  - numbers in prices of  whole euros and euros and cents
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C'est combien Bingo - numbers in prices of whole euros and euros and cents

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A pack of 2 sets of bingo strips, each set comprising 4 different strips and each strip providing 3 games. One set practises comprehension of prices in euros from 1-20, the other prices in euros and cents, using multiples of 10 to 60. These bingo strips offer a way of applying and practising knowledge of numbers and can be used as part of a shopping topic or as a stand-alone activity. This resource also forms part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
French Basics - differentiated writing preparation and assessment task based on festivals and dates
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French Basics - differentiated writing preparation and assessment task based on festivals and dates

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Intended for upper KS2 or lower KS3, these resources offer a differentiated written outcome to a topic which includes dates and festivals, although they could be used as a stand-alone task with some pre-teaching. The Powerpoint presentation takes pupils through a staged preparation for the written assessment task, including differentiated challenges. The assessment task is provided in 3 differentiated versions, each with a specific outcome for self-assessment or teacher-assessment purposes. Developing sentence building and writing from memory, the materials could be used in conjunction with my other resources on festivals and dates to create a unit of work. NB. the Stages referred to in the resources relate to the LiP Assessment Criteria, also available on TES.
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.
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.
Languages Day Activities
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Languages Day Activities

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Assorted activities with differentiation, focusing on language and cultural awareness. Suitable for KS2 or lower KS3 for a European Day of Languages or anytime.
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!
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.
Mix-and-Match French Irregular Verb Cards
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Mix-and-Match French Irregular Verb Cards

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aller – avoir – être – devoir – faire – mettre – prendre – pouvoir – venir – vouloir: 10 present tense irregular French verbs in grids in French and English for use in matching activities, as a speaking or writing stimulus or for revision. The grids can be cut into individual cards or kept whole to practise a single verb or several at a time. 2 sets of cards are provided, 1 colour-coded set, presenting each verb in a different colour to give visual reinforcement, and 1 without colour-coding, to offer more challenge. Supports translation, speaking and writing.
Building Better Sentences – French frequency phrase flashcards and student sheets
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Building Better Sentences – French frequency phrase flashcards and student sheets

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Encourage students to create better quality sentences in many topic areas with this set of 11 common frequency phrases. The phrases are colour-coded according to frequency and are also presented in different ways as a visual aid to memorisation and recall. They can be used both to enhance sentences in context and to illustrate or introduce a point of grammar. 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. Select a phrase for students to use in a sentence as a starter or plenary or to provide extra challenge at any point. The student sheets group the phrases and could be cut up and laminated as a permanent stimulus resource for spoken and written work. A sheet presenting all the phrases is also provided, along with their English equivalents to cut up for a matching activity. Colour-coded and plain versions of the English sheets are provided for differentiation. Other 'Building better sentences' resources are also available.
Student self-evaluation sheet - MFL learning behaviours: editable
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Student self-evaluation sheet - MFL learning behaviours: editable

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For KS3 students to use to evaluate their own behaviour and working patterns in MFL - if laminated, students can use a board marker to evaluate their performance intermittently or regularly and record improvements. A useful tool with poorly motivated classes and/or individuals to help pupils to recognise their own and others' behaviours and to understand what alternative behaviours are expected. Left editable so it can be adapted to different systems.
Mix-and-Match Irregular French Verbs Resource Bundle
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Mix-and-Match Irregular French Verbs Resource Bundle

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Mix-and-match resources to reinforce 10 irregular French verbs. Focus on a single verb or mix-and-match. French-English and pronoun-verb practice. Bingo cards, dominoes and matching cards with differentiation for a wide variety of activities.
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.