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Explore some of the major themes at KS2 and KS3 developed across the DFE-funded projects:

KS2 Grammar

The ALL Connect training modules now include a version aimed at trainers and a version intended for self-directed use by individual teachers. Tangible classroom resources with examples in French, German and Spanish can also be extracted from each module. There is also an ALL Grammar Wiki featuring grammar resources and activities contributed by language teachers across the UK. The University of Reading also explored grammar for communication producing training materials on how beginning learners acquire grammar as well as offering some practical activities in French for teaching grammar.  You can also access a recording of the University of Warwick’s live webinar focused on grammar.

KS2 Reading

The University of Reading has developed training and classroom materials on French phonics and reading as well as how to help learners develop strategies for comprehension and responding to reading.  Examples are in French and the resources also include a framework for progression in reading.  The Warrington Teaching School Alliance produced a series of online training resources including a range of reading resources to be used with learners in the classroom with examples in both French and Spanish.  You can also access a recording of the University of Warwick’s live webinar on reading and resources for reading.

KS2 Speaking

The ALL Connect training modules now include a version aimed at trainers and a version intended for self-directed use by individual teachers. Tangible classroom resources can also be extracted from each module with examples in French, German and Spanish. There is also an ALL Speaking Wiki featuring speaking resources and activities contributed by language teachers across the UK.
The University of Reading has developed a range of training and classroom materials on how to encourage oral interaction (Articulation, phonology, intonation and accent) including practical activities for encouraging talk.  You can also access a recording of the University of Warwick’s live webinar on speaking and resources for speaking.

KS2 Progression

The ALL Connect training modules now include a version aimed at trainers and a version intended for self-directed use by individual teachers. Tangible classroom resources can also be extracted from each module with examples in French, German and Spanish. There is also an ALL Progression and Transition Wiki featuring resources and activities contributed by language teachers across the UK. The Ensemble project has produced a series of guidance documents to support progression at KS2 including training materials demonstrating progression in practice with ideas and resources in French and German which can also be applicable to all languages.  The University of Warwick has produced a progression matrix for primary languages and the Warrington School Teaching Alliance has also produced a series of resources on ensuring progress in primary languages.

KS2 Up-skilling

The Ensemble project has produced a series of 10 Language Training and Learning Modules designed for trainers to support primary teacher learners with little or beginner levels of French to improve their subject knowledge. Resources in the modules can also be used by teachers directly with pupils to develop units of work. Modules are provided for French, but they can be adapted for other languages as required. The Callington Community College resources include a structure for developing up-skilling courses for primary teachers as well as a range of classroom activities in French and Spanish.

KS2 Assessment

The Ensemble project has produced a series of guidance documents to support teachers in identifying assessment opportunities to confirm that pupils are achieving the expectations for their year group. The Warrington Teaching School Alliance resources include a range of guidance documents to support assessment linked to the PoS and KS2 Framework.  The University of Warwick has also produced a series of assessment grids for primary languages.

KS2 Phonics and Phonology

The Ensemble project has produced classroom resources on phonics which enable pupils to develop and practice pronunciation and to make sound-spelling links in French.  The University of Reading has also developed training materials (including examples of resources to be used in the classroom) on phonology and how to teach phonics in French.

KS2 Role of the Co-ordinator

The ALL Connect project has produced a KS2 Co-ordinator’s handbook aimed specifically at KS2 Language Co-ordinators in primary schools. It sets out the expectations of the role of Language Co-ordinator, and provides guidance, sample documentation and templates to support the work of the Languages Co-ordinator.  The Warrington Teaching School Alliance has produced a series of online training resources aimed at the Language Co-ordinator including a ‘fit for purpose’ suite of resources. The University of Reading also devised an online presentation on the role of the KS2 Co-ordinator looking specifically at areas of concern.

KS3 Spontaneous Speaking

The ALL Connect training modules now include a version aimed at trainers and a version intended for self-directed use by individual teachers. Tangible classroom resources can be extracted from each module with examples in French, German and Spanish. There is also an ALL Speaking Wiki featuring resources and activities contributed by language teachers across the UK. The University of Reading also focused on oral interaction, producing a series of training materials with both generic examples as well as examples in French.

KS3 Grammar

The ALL Connect training modules now include a version aimed at trainers and a version intended for self-directed use by individual teachers. Tangible classroom resources can be extracted from each module with examples in French, German and Spanish. There is also an ALL Grammar Wiki featuring resources and activities contributed by language teachers across the UK. The University of Reading focused on grammar for communication, producing a training presentation with both generic examples as well as examples in French.

KS2/3 Transition

The ALL Connect Transition training module now includes a version aimed at trainers and a version intended for self-directed use by individual teachers. Tangible classroom resources can be extracted from each module with examples in French and Spanish. There is also a ALL Connect Transition Toolkit which is a practical, useful guide containing a set of ‘tools’ (ideas, strategies and resources), designed to inform the process of transition in languages teaching and learning between KS2 and KS3, as well as an ALL Progression and Transition wiki featuring resources and activities contributed by language teachers across the UK. The University of Reading also featured a series of training materials on transition while the Ensemble project produced school led transition projects related to teaching and learning which also explored ways of passing on information and making links through assessment.  Resources include a team building activity, case studies and information sharing from a focus on whole class progression to curriculum coverage including how much primary and secondary teachers can learn from each other through mutual observation.

ALL Connect

ALL Connect was ALL’s CPD programme for teachers of languages at KS2 and KS3 which ran from September 2014 to July 2016. Originally designed as a taught programme across numerous themed modules, ALL Connect was written by teachers for teachers, to be delivered in a number of local areas. The material for the modules was written originally to be delivered by trainers to an audience of teachers with the follow-up modules always intended to be self-directed, but with the understanding that a teacher attended the training. As a lasting and living legacy, there are now two versions of each of the ALL Connect modules – the first which continues to be aimed at trainers, and the second intended for self-directed use by individual teachers. Tangible resources for the classroom can also be extracted from the modules.

One of the additional legacies of the ALL Connect initiative is the themed wikis which were developed to sit alongside themed modules. The wikis are freely available and are designed as a living repository of materials that teachers have used as part of ALL Connect or as part of their work in school.