So, how will it work?
Everything will be planned to offer as many opportunities for spontaneous speaking as possible with enjoyment and positivity being the key components throughout the event.
Your pupils will be allocated an arrival time at either our airport or ferry terminal depending on their year group and from there, our personnel at the information desk will give everyone their role-play tasks and challenges to complete whilst in ‘France’ or ‘Spain’. As each role-play activity is then completed, their booklet will be stamped so that back at school, you can monitor each pupil’s level of participation during the day.
• Speaking and listening tasks in line with KS2 / new GCSE
• Native speakers
• Feedback on participation
Pupils will then rotate through three main areas full of role-play activities and spontaneous speaking opportunities:
• The role-play arena with over twenty situational and non
• The market, with its authentic stands and produce combining
to recreate the sounds and smells of France and Spain!
• The concert hall, for an hour of role-play songs and
Alongside the role play activities, there will also be fact finding challenges – at the estate agency information boards for example – and a few surprises! Do not be startled to discover Monet, Napoleon or Louis X1V walking around!
"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
Primary Schools may join our KS2 speaking festivals or opt for a smaller event at their school. The mobile events will follow a similar structure to the festivals and may suit schools wishing to include pupils younger than Years 5 and 6. The mobile teams will be ready from June 2017.
PRIMARY & SECONDARY PUPILS
Attendance at the speaking festival will be £15 per pupil and will include the activity booklet, postcard and souvenir. Pupils may either bring a packed lunch or buy lunch at the market.
For our mobile days, the price will be £9 per pupil and will include the activity booklet and souvenir with option to include a French or Spanish snack.
National Curriculum aims
"The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation".
Which year group?
Our festivals will be suitable for most pupils, with the level of French and Spanish varying according to the Year Group. They will be an ideal way of providing a learning experience out of the classroom, particularly for schools who cannot travel abroad.
For Primary pupils, the focus will be on encouraging an awareness of the culture in France and Spain and an interest in the target language. Pupils will be encouraged to communicate using simple phrases and through games and music, we shall focus on increasing confidence and positivity.
Our event will be an ideal option enhancement activity for your pupils. Whilst we shall be providing lots of opportunities for spontaneous speaking out of the classroom, we shall also be focussing on promoting a positive approach to learning languages and a confidence to speak and communicate. There will be imput, output and interaction with simple role play activities across all of the arena!
Years 10 and 11
Our primary focus will be on preparation and practise for the new G.C.S.E. spoken examination. Pupils will need to ask questions, adapt key phrases, manipulate language and respond to unprepared stimuli – all in a positive environment with native speakers who will assist and encourage confidence. The accompanying booklet given to all pupils will also provide support with role play answers and grammar.
Above all, there will be opportunities and more opportunities for spontaneous communication in a fun, positive and supportive way!