Category Archives: Sponsors

OFSTED also recognise Primary Langauge Award winner as Excellent.

Such brilliant news and well deserved previous Other category winners  Springfield Lower School, Bedford has been selected by OfSTED as one of only 2 examples of best practice in Primary Languages.

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/good-practice-resource-languages-heart-of-curriculum-springfield-lower-school

Those of you that attended their workshop at the Language Information Point at the Education Show letting everyone know about how they integrated and embedded teaching into their school, community and curriculum will not be surprised.

Well done especially to Marianne and Richard from all of us at these awards.

 

 

 

ERA Leadership winner now advising for AQA

It was great to have in my postbag this week a message letting me know that Jan Lewandowski an ERA Winner  (Education Resource Awards) for leadership is now supporting AQA professional development courses for primary language classrooms. Jan has supported our Language information Point at the Education Show for the past few years giving free help and advice around language learning so we are pleased to see her now supporting professional development.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/professional-development/course-details?meta_E=PLANKS2Languagesintheprimaryclassroomreadyfor2014

 

 

Up skilling for German course

Anyone interested in Up skilling for German? Our sponsors have a course they would like to run.

5 day up-skilling course for primary teachers of German from 8th to 12th July 2013 in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, near London (place tbc.) The course would offer • language sessions • methodology workshops • intercultural information about Germany • and an introduction to teaching materials available

Costs:  £ 130 (sessions, meals, materials included) More details will be provided at a later stage. Please let us know if you were interested in the course by replying to roma.schultz@london.goethe.org

Spilsby Primary School shortlisted for National Language Award- news

With less than two weeks to go finalists of the awards are getting excited.  Spilsby Primary School in Lincoln is one of the schools on the shortlist and has shared their excitement with their community.

Their story is below.

We wish them Good Luck.

SPILSBY Primary School is waiting in anticipation after being shortlisted for  a national language award.

The UK’s largest educational resources show is  hosting the fifth annual national Primary Language Classroom Awards (PLCA) at  Birmingham NEC where Spilsby Primary School will be battling it out against 14  other schools to win one of the five awards.

Spilsby Primary School Finalists 2013

Spilsby Primary School Finalists 2013

Headteacher Louise Davidson said: “Spilsby Primary School is thrilled at  having being shortlisted by the PLCA for our work across the school in learning  French and specifically in year six.

“French specialist Louisa Roberts has been instrumental in developing  immersive activities to encourage children to engage with both the French  culture and the learning of the language over the past five years but she and  the children have never been nominated for an award before.”

A panel of professional educational and language experts, including  headteachers and classroom teachers will independently judge the awards.

Each category winner will receive at least £500 of tailored resources from  sponsors to support their language learning into 2013 and beyond.

Director of the Primary Language Classroom Awards Liz Foxwell said: “It gives  us great pleasure to be hosting our fifth annual PLCA presentation at the  Education Show 2013.

“The exceptional work and dedication of teachers throughout the UK in the  promotion of languages must not go unnoticed. Teachers who show a love of  languages and belief in their student’s ability need to be celebrated, as do  staff teaching students with varied English language proficiency which can be a  daunting task.

“We look forward to celebrating the achievements of this year’s winners who  are great ambassadors of best practice.”

The Education Show runs from March 14-16 and is free to attend.

For more information visit http://www.educationshow.com.

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Winners of the Primary Language Awards to receive over £500 of resources per category

Winners of the Primary Language Awards 2013 will be given a range of gifts from a variety of these suppliers depending on their need for their classrooms.
The suppliers have kindly donated the following:

o French Embassy – gifts
o EMASUK – Membership
o Petit Point – Annual classroom licence
o Golden Daffodils – French lesson plans
o Association for Language Learning
 For the school: Free Primary membership of ALL for one year?
 For the teacher: entry into a draw for a free place at our conference?
o Goethe Institut – Gifts
o Kleinbrücken – Annual classroom licence
o Little Bridge – Annual classroom license
o BESA – Resources to support language learning
o Brilliant Publications – selection of Welsh books
o Hobbycraft : Voucher for teaching resources
o Little Linguist – A package of dual-language resources

I must also thank Pentel and the European Union for supporting us with gifts for every shortlisted school at the Award ceremony.

Speakers at the Language Information Point 2013

I hope to meet you all soon at the Language Information Point where you can ask questions of head teachers, teachers, LA advisers and other professionals who are helping to support and deliver language support and learning into your schools curriculum in readiness for the 2014 changes.

Just Have a Question?
Then come and ask us; we will talk through the problem or concern with you and suggest a possible solution.

Need a Language Resource?
For those of you who would like to ask a supplier a direct question, some of the sponsors of the Primary Language Awards will be available to answer your questions. They will also show how their resource can support language learning, whilst giving up to date and practical examples of classroom use.

Thursday

10.30 Ann Swarbrick  President ALL        The new languages curriculum – What subject associations can do for you at a time of curriculum reform

12.00 Priscilla Hannaford Brilliant Books    Food, Glorious Food.                                                     Food is a great MFL topic, as it has universal appeal. Come learn some great ways of getting children to take ownership of foreign language learning and create their own (food related) sentences.

1.30 Back by popular request. Hilary Powers – Headteacher and  Paul Hutton LA Officer Luton.   ICT to support language learning Developing language skills in all children.

Friday
 11.00 2012 PLCAwards winner – French Jackie Rayment On Track!

An innovative project which has fostered working relationships across the MFL and PE departments. All very appropriate at a time when the London Olympics were uppermost in pupils’ thoughts! But this resource has a shelf life way beyond the Games. A collection of ideas and activities to integrate French and PE activities at all key stages.

This workshop will show:
• how languages can be taught through sport and related activities.
• how to bridge the gap between KS2 & KS3 ( transition)
• how to re-engage hard to reach pupils.
• how to raise standards.
• how to improve uptake at Key Stage 4
how to include SMSC
A workshop full of inspiring resources and techniques to make learning more active! Some of the differentiated and Going for Gold activities are more suitable for more able students at key stage 3 and even KS4 & 5

2.00 Primary Language Awards Ceremony Come and celebrate with the winners and listen to our guest speakers. Winners for French, German, EAL, Welsh and Other including sign language

Saturday
10.30 John Foxwell Welcoming Non English Speaking learners into the Classroom                            A practical session understanding how EAL learners need bilingual resources and text in their first days to help them understand their new surroundings

1.30 Enlli Thomas Senior Lecturer, Bangor
Making the most of bilingualism in the classroom.  Raising awareness of bilingual development, bilingual teaching strategies, and use of norm-referenced assessments with bilinguals.

Sponsors
Association for Language Learning, BESA, Brilliant Marketing Solutions, Brilliant Publications Little Bridge World, Education Show 2013, EMASUK, Golden Daffodil, Goethe Institut, Hobbycraft, Institut Francaise, Little Linguist, Mango Marketing, Pentel, and SSAT.

Thank You. Looking forward to the Show.

The Education Show Blog

Liz Foxwell, director of the Primary Language Classroom Awards, shares her thoughts on the importance of recognising and celebrating best practice in language teaching.

I believe it’s important to reward all best practice as this raises self-esteem, makes the learner more likely to try out something new, and encourages them not to worry if they get it wrong, but to practice to get it right.

With regard to language learning, this is a great asset and important to the development of the learner’s linguistic knowledge and understanding. By ensuring we use the same terminology for grammatical terms, spelling, language terms and skills, this can support consistency across languages. This consistency also affords us the opportunity to build on prior knowledge in another language and reinforce key concepts.

Pupils having knowledge of more than one language makes them aware of other people and their differences. It can also contribute significantly across…

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