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Teaching resources and support materials for language lessons and lessons about languages.

Teaching resources and support materials for language lessons and lessons about languages.
German basics - sets of bingo cards for listening and reading recognition of numbers up to 20

German basics - sets of bingo cards for listening and reading recognition of numbers up to 20

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.
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KS2-3 French: Francophone Countries - Lessons and Resource Pack ADAPTABLE

KS2-3 French: Francophone Countries - Lessons and Resource Pack ADAPTABLE

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
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C'est combien Lesson Planning - KS2 French unit of work on numbers and prices

C'est combien Lesson Planning - KS2 French unit of work on numbers and prices

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.
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French Basics: Dates and Festivals

French Basics: Dates and Festivals

A collection of materials to present, practise and assess language based around French dates and festivals. Speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks to a variety of levels. Used together, builds language to good quality sentence level. Fully differentiated and with self-assessment and teacher assessment opportunities. Includes powerpoint presentations, worksheets, support mats and some teacher guidance.
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French Basics - differentiated writing preparation and assessment task based on festivals and dates

French Basics - differentiated writing preparation and assessment task based on festivals and dates

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.
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English: Word Families Lesson - Powerpoint and worksheet (differentiated)

English: Word Families Lesson - Powerpoint and worksheet (differentiated)

A powerpoint presentation and worksheet looking at the roots of words. Encourages children to look carefully at words and apply existing knowledge to search for clues about meaning. Develops literacy and investigative skills. Differentiated task - a number of extension opportunities built into sheet. Answers provided on powerpoint to lead to whole class discussion.
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French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with body parts - powerpoint, worksheet, lesson notes

French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with body parts - powerpoint, worksheet, lesson notes

A complete lesson (or 2) to introduce learners of French to the concept of infinitives, an essential step in the mastery of verbs. Using the context of body parts, the 15 slide powerpoint presentation carefully structures the work and guides students through. Detailed notes for the teacher and materials for students are also provided. This resource can be used as a one-off (if students have or are given some basic body parts vocabulary) or as part of a topic on the body. It can be used with any students in the early stages of learning French grammar, particularly KS2/KS3/FIFTH GRADE/SIXTH GRADE/SEVENTH GRADE.
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French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with dos and don'ts - powerpoint/worksheet/lesson notes

French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with dos and don'ts - powerpoint/worksheet/lesson notes

A complete lesson (or 2) to introduce learners of French to the concept of infinitives, an essential step in the mastery of verbs. Using the context of classroom dos and don'ts, the 15 slide powerpoint presentation carefully structures the work and guides students through. Detailed notes for the teacher and materials for students are also provided. This resource can be used as a one-off or as part of a topic on school. It can be used with any students in the early stages of learning French grammar, particularly KS2/KS3/FIFTH GRADE/SIXTH GRADE/SEVENTH GRADE.
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Building Better Sentences – French frequency phrase flashcards and student sheets

Building Better Sentences – French frequency phrase flashcards and student sheets

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.
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C'est combien Bingo  - numbers in prices of  whole euros and euros and cents

C'est combien Bingo - numbers in prices of whole euros and euros and cents

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.
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KS2-3 French: Francophone countries - lessons and resource pack 2 (sentences) ADAPTABLE

KS2-3 French: Francophone countries - lessons and resource pack 2 (sentences) ADAPTABLE

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.
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Languages Day Activities

Languages Day Activities

Assorted activities with differentiation, focusing on language and cultural awareness. Suitable for KS2 or lower KS3 for a European Day of Languages or anytime.
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German basics

German basics

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.
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French basics - birthdays/festivals: speaking/listening and reading/writing with differentiation

French basics - birthdays/festivals: speaking/listening and reading/writing with differentiation

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.
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Christmas Bundle for KS2-3 French

Christmas Bundle for KS2-3 French

A variety of resources created to make the most of those Christmas -themed lessons, particularly appealing if you want your pupils to work beyond word level. The pack includes resources suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities, including planning and materials for exploiting a traditional carol and staged worksheets on the topic of gifts. The focus throughout is on developing skills through engaging contexts and enjoyable activities. Differentiated and with self-assessment opportunities.
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KS2 French Generic Pupil Support Mats

KS2 French Generic Pupil Support Mats

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.
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KS2-3 French - Tu aimes....? Adaptable Activities with Differentiation

KS2-3 French - Tu aimes....? Adaptable Activities with Differentiation

A set of resources for KS2-3 French which can be used in a variety of topics to practise, reinforce and apply the opinions phrases j'aime/je n'aime pas/j'adore/je déteste. They can be used for speaking. listening, reading and writing activities and support progression in language production. They come with suggestions for use and some examples of how they would work with food, leisure and school topics. The pack includes differentiated resources and ideas for further differentiation and extension. Time-saving resources which can be used over and over again.
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Building Better Sentences – French qualifier flashcards and support sheets.

Building Better Sentences – French qualifier flashcards and support sheets.

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.
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Resources for exploiting the Christmas carol 'Entre le boeuf ...'

Resources for exploiting the Christmas carol 'Entre le boeuf ...'

The lyrics of and possible images to support the traditional French carol 'Entre le boeuf...' Materials can be used independently or in conjunction with the unit of work (available for purchase), exploiting the carol. Many audio versions of this carol are available on line and as it offers simple lyrics , repetition and a memorable tune, it is ideal for children to learn and perform.
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