мSo it’s nearly Easter, two thirds of the way through the school year and our network is going strong and hopefully you are developing or further enhancing the language learning that takes place in school!

Just take a look at some of your amazing ideas on Network News

JLN Facebook Page for ideas and resources linked to SOW
The Associate teachers and language assistants are now working in 37 schools of our 110 network schools. They share some great ideas on our JLN Facebook page. Well worth a visit and a like as the ideas are in step with the context and content of our SOW. You may just find a song, game, creative activity or resources links you want to use yourself with your language teaching  in school.

Take a look here and like the page JLN Facebook

Janet Lloyd Network Conference: Language Learning across the Curriculum
Our annual conference date is now set! And we have a very exciting line up.

This year we  will be offering you the chance to attend for the full day or for the main afternoon session as normal. We will be offering you the chance to attend the afternoon session – with the wonderful Elaine Minnett (creator of  West Sussex Grid for Learning and learning packs such as Mr Gumpy’s Outing, Dear Zoo, Children during WW2, Handa’s Surprise). Elaine will be working with us throughout the afternoon on ways to develop Cross Curricular Learning.In the morning you have the opportunity to select and participate in workshops on Drama, Active Grammar, Using APPs effectively in primary language learning ,Spanish and French culture and language upskilling workshops too!

The date is 2nd July at the Statham Lodge Hotel, Lymm, Warrington.

Each JLN member school receives a free place and there will be a small charge for additional teachers or non-network members. Details will appear on the home page of JLN in the next couple of weeks!

Updates to the JLN SOW and Support Materials on the Website
Using your network username and password (we can send you a reminder of your log in details if you need one by the way) you can now find over 3.000 resources. The “Inspirations”and “Seasonal Specials”  pages are proving popular with teachers who want to add something new or try a different song, story etcetra.

The SOW has been updated and we now have Blogs to go – which is a way to help you move on e from the basic lessons we provide for non-specialists. It isa really useful lesson ideas tool too for specialist teachers and PPA teachers. For instance in Summer you could add a lesson on fantastical sandcastles just by locating the right year group, half term and clicking on the appropriate blog title.

We have also created an “APPS to go “  table too that allows you to try out a suggested APP that we think fits well with a specific year group, context , content and half term’s work .You can access all of these resources by clicking on the green man (right hand column on home page of JLN here) (Network Resourcessubmitting your log in details and then selecting.

For Subject Coordinators there is now a Getting Started and FAQs section – where you will find most of the questions I often get asked. There are links to resources and materials and also suggested solutions etc. Plus I have updated the School Self Evaluation Chart and you can track your progress as you roll out primary languages and look to enhance the provision you offer. The Tracking and Assessment packs are also downloadable from the SOW page in the Subject Coordinators’ Packs and we have now added a chart that maps achievement against the DFE POS Learning Objectives, the KS2 Framework descriptors, the CEFR and “Can Do” child and teacher friendly assessment descriptors.
Again it’s all behind the green man on the home page! Just email me if you need help by the way!

DFE funded CPD news
Our additional CPD funded by the DFE will continue next year and there are Summer local network meetings around the North West with a focus on “Seaside and Going on Holiday” which you may be interested in attending. The details are here on the DFE pages of our website and the Warrington JLN Coordinators Network meeting will be up shortly too! Training  Schedule: Language Learning for Everyone  
Finally some Easter reading for yourselves

You may want to consider in your school how to develop or enhance:

 Phonics and literacy in primary languages

 Nouns, adjectives and verbs in a primary language

 Progress with listening and more advanced young language learners

Writing progression in primary languages in your school 

Have a lovely Easter and see you in the Summer term!


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