Primary languages resources – ERASMUS+ project

ERASMUSlogoThe resources which are shared below, have been collated from staff who took part in ERASMUS+ Key action 1 professional development courses. Over 40 teachers travelled to intensive language courses in France and Spain in 2018 and a further 25 travelled in 2019 to improve fluency and confidence in using the target language. Each participating school attended a special dissemination event, where they involved their pupils in demonstrating the progress which had been made in the target language as a result of attending the professional development course.

The staff also set up blogs whilst away to share ideas and photos; using their schools’ etwinning bears as project mascots :

The project set out to create an online space where practitioners can share lesson ideas and plans. Below is a selection of the teacher created or trialled lesson plans.

We are working to the following maxim :

Integrating and embedding languages across the whole primary curriculum will motivate learners and maximise learning. There is great value in using languages for ‘real purposes’ throughout the school day, particularly in daily classroom routines:

  • Pupils can be greeted daily in the Target Language (TL). Any registering activity can be a useful tool in recapping small areas of vocabulary, such as favourite animals/colours/food/numbers. 
  • The date and weather can be shown in the TL in a prominent place and changed daily.
  • Birthdays can be celebrated in the TL
  • Common items/places in the school can be labelled in the TL.
  • Praise and censure can both be applied in the TL
  • Playground games can be played and supervised in the TL

Integrating MFL in the primary curriculum


Colleagues from the Association for Language Learning have kindly offered the following links.

A streamable audio recording of ” With a song in my scheme of work” by Steven Fawkes

and also the revised, updated version of the book sold for benefit of ALL here:

There is advice from the ALL Primary Steering Group on Transition and Assessment, accessible to all,  here :

Topic area resources in French

General resources

Lesson plan numbers to 20

Numbers to 20 Baby shark

Lesson Plan Question words

PPT Questions words

World Book Day

Telling a story lesson template

Lara Velho – The Power of a Story-

Book titles

Les livres de Roald Dahl match up


French animals in books

French culture day

Cultural activity French Day

Mardi gras

Describing People

Lesson plan overview – describing yourself

End of unit activity

Resources for end of unit activity


Lesson plan

Sports and opinions lesson

International sporting events

Le français actif – combining languages with PE

Language is all around us, and speaking another language should not be confined to inside the classroom. By taking language into PE lessons, it gives a real life context, ceasing to be a ‘subject’ and instead an integral and useful part of everyday life. You don’t have to conduct an entire PE lesson in French for it to make an impact. Simple warm up exercises can be really effective. 

Lesson plan le francais actif

Le français actif














Parachute games are another way of bringing languages and PE together

Lesson template.Parachute

Vocbulaire parachute


Going Shopping Lesson Plan

French shops_1

French shops_2_-_


Shopping List for Shoppers

Shopping Phrase Book

Shopping Items

Shop Signs

Au marché

Fruit and Vegetables

Lesson template Fruit and Vegetables

En ville

En ville

French restaurant lesson template

French menu lesson template


Lesson Presentation

Direction Instruction Cards

Direction Vocabulary Cards-Cursive

Interactive links

Primary Languages links

Topic area resources in Spanish

Spanish Phonics

Spanish is a phonetic language so once a learner has a good grasp of each sound and can then link the phoneme to grapheme progress is straight forward. Being able to read a word based on phonetics, helps pupils to move forward with confidence and to recognise how words are formed. Colleagues at the Colegio Delibes in Salamanca have shared links to resources which  consider how Spanish children learn to read and how they are introduced to letters and link sounds with letters. These can be used with young pupils in your language learning lessons and include songs, rhymes, and tongue twisters to help pupils practise and master pronunciation.

Vowel sounds and alphabet

La vocal A

La vocal E

La vocal I

La vocal O

La vocal U

Las vocales worksheets and online exercises

Syllables ba be bi bo bu

Syllables ja je ji jo ju

Learn the alphabet with Peppa Pig

Interactive alphabet with sound

Ideas to teach the alphabet

Letters and sounds in Spanish

Games, songs and rhymes

Letter games

Vowel song

Syllables song ca co cu ce ci





San Fermin

Birthday certificate


Describing an animal’s colour

Juego de colores

Spanish colours and PE

Flashcards for PE lesson






Animals and colours


Yo fui al Mercado y compré’ – I went to Market and bought



Lesson plan


Lesson plan El tiempo


Follow Paco oso and his adventures in Salamanca

¿Donde está Paco Oso?

¿Donde está Paco Oso? photos

airplane menu photos

Britain from the air photos

food photos

manners photos

menus photos

signs/shop fronts photos

transport photos


Scratch and coding to support Spanish

Working with a partner school

Working with a partner school

Teaching materials for Primary from the  Department for Education of Spain in the United Kingdom.

Teaching posters available to order with activities and teaching guides available online.

Moving on – transition

Primary language teaching should inform good practice in the KS3 curriculum.