Active Languages Using MFL and Sport Together

Active Languages
Using MFL and Sport Together
The Active Languages Event
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Why do it?
Why does it work?
The practical sessions
The project
All Saints Language Olympics
• Sports events to be held throughout the year.
• Primary school olympic festival to be run by
our y8 top set
• Themes to run throughout the year (Olympic
cities/tourism, food & drink/healthy
living/parts of the body, day to day
life/routine/hobbies and leisure/tv/clothing
All Saints Language Olympics
• Y8 top set – divided into 4 groups – each
group representing a former olympic host city.
• Each group to be trained in the language of
sport for either handball, basketball, boules or
rounders. They will then train each other in
their allocated sport.
• Each group to be assigned to one of the
remaining 4 French sets (their olympic team).
All Saints Language Olympics
• Lead groups will peer teach their allocated set,
introducing their ‘host city’ for the first theme.
They will also train their allocated set in each
of the sports preceding a tournament.
• Whenever a tournament takes place (Nov;
Jan; March; May/June – spectators will have
tasks to do such as collecting information from
around the tournament ground or cheering on
in French.
All Saints Language Olympics
• A leader board will be placed in Hallam and in
the Sports Hall – tracking the tournament
results and an awards ceremony could be held
at the end.
• The peer teaching/training sessions and
tournament should take no more than 3
lessons per half term.
• The lead groups will then take this into
primary schools
Outcomes
• Lead group – Language Leaders Award
• Increased uptake in Y9 of MFL
• Increased understanding of need for good
communication and teamwork for all subjects
• Improved engagement in learning
• Improved confidence in languages and sport
• Increased responsibility
• Individual learners
Where do I come in?
• Programme of study for themes to be
provided – by no means prescriptive
• Each theme will have an assessed piece of
writing / speaking at an appropriate level for
your group. (language teachers)
• Joint active/training lessons to be arranged
(but should be conducted by the lead groups
apart from at the very beginning).
• Tournaments to be organised
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