Friday, 26 September 2014

Going Places with Languages on #EDL2014

We had a fabulous #EuropeanDayofLanguages week culminating in our second Going Places with Languages Year 11 Careers Conference. Thank you to our partners, the European Commission (via VC from Brussels), COMTEC Translations, SIEMENS and the University of Birmingham!


Sunday, 14 September 2014

FREE primary MFL training courses

We successfully bid for funding from the Department for Education in partnership with Howes Primary School and Warwick University last June to plan, resource and deliver two CPD programmes: One for primary subject leaders and one for class teachers, both to meet the demands of the new KS2 curriculum in MFL comprehensively and systematically covering the age related expectations by skill and year group. Have a look and sign up here!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

What a way to end the year: Flexi Day 2014

We ended 2013/14 with a whole-school Flexi day where all KS3 students worked in vertical groups on the theme of commemoration. We offered two workshops in languages: "In Flanders fields" students learned about the history of the poppy tradition and created a field of poppies with words such as friendship, love and hope written in different languages on the poppy stems. In "Sadako and the 1000 cranes" we looked at the story of Sadako, a young girl who survived Hiroshima but later died of leukemia. She folded over a 1000 origami cranes to get a wish granted from the gods and this is now a symbol of peace and hope.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hiroshima Teacher Trainees @ THW

We've had the privilege again of working with 15 enthusiastic and inspiring trainee teachers from Hiroshima via Warwick University again. The 10 week teaching programme culminated in a carousel-style morning of cultural and language-related activities: ありがとう!

Our Young Language Leaders 2014 in action

Teaching our Year 7s about recycled fashion styles, pets, Schultüten ...!

Year 7 Restaurant role plays

Here are some of our highly creative restaurant role plays - well done Y7s!