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Lisa Stevens, Lisibo Ltd
   
     

Spanish Challenge Cards

A set of 50 Spanish Challenge Cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe for learners in Key Stage 2 and lower Key Stage 3.

 

  • 4 levels of difficulty
  • Ideal for early finishers who need something else to keep them busy
  • Promote independent learning, thinking and discovery
  • Many of the Cards require the use of a bilingual dictionary - a key skill required by the new Curriculum
  • Number activities promote mathematical skills
  • Explore elements of grammar required by the new Curriculum

Download a sample (PDF 1.8 MB)

So what do you get?

 

Spanish Challenge Cards - Christmas edition

A set of 10 Spanish Challenge Cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe for use by learners in Key Stage 2 and lower Key Stage 3 at Christmas time.

 

The cards are numbered 51-60 as they are an extension of the original pack of 50 Challenge cards.

  • 4 levels of difficulty
  • Ideal for early finishers who need something else to keep them busy
  • Promote independent learning, thinking and discovery
  • Many of the Cards require the use of a bilingual dictionary - a key skill required by the new Curriculum
  • The cards promote intercultural understanding

The Challenge Cards are supplied in pdf format.

     

French Challenge Cards

A set of 50 French Challenge Cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe for learners in Key Stage 2 and lower Key Stage 3.

 

  • 4 levels of difficulty
  • Ideal for early finishers who need something else to keep them busy
  • Promote independent learning, thinking and discovery
  • Many of the Cards require the use of a bilingual dictionary - a key skill required by the new Curriculum
  • Number activities promote mathematical skills
  • Explore elements of grammar required by the new Curriculum

Download a sample (PDF 1.6 MB)

So what do you get?

 

FRENCH CHALLENGE CARDS - Christmas Edition

A set of 10 French Challenge Cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe for use by learners in Key Stage 2 and lower Key Stage 3 at Christmas time.

 

The cards are numbered 51-60 as they are an extension of the original pack of 50 Challenge cards.

  • 4 levels of difficulty
  • Ideal for early finishers who need something else to keep them busy
  • Promote independent learning, thinking and discovery
  • Many of the Cards require the use of a bilingual dictionary - a key skill required by the new Curriculum
  • The cards promote intercultural understanding

The Challenge Cards are supplied in pdf format.

 

SPANISH POCKET CARDS

Sets of 8 Spanish pocket cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe to provide a reference for all learners of Spanish.

ONLY £2.99 per set!

SPECIAL OFFER! All 7 sets for only £15.99 (normal price £20.93) Buy now

Set 1: Greetings, Numbers, Dates, Colours, Family, Pets, Animals, Fruit & Veg    buy
Download a sample of set 1 (PDF 671 KB)

Set 2: Present tense irregular verbs, present tense regular verbs, gender, adjectival agreement, alphabet, phonics, articles, plurals, opinions   buy Download a sample of set 2 (PDF 299 KB)

Set 3: Accents, Food & Drink, Mathematical terms, Parts of the body, Sports, Clothes, Weather, Telling the time Buy now
Download a sample of set 3 (PDF 902 KB)

Set 4: In Town, Transports, Opposite Adjectives, At School, Subject Pronouns, Countries, Nationalities, Daily Routine Buy now
Download a sample of set 4 (PDF 814 KB)

Set 5: Rooms in the house, Furniture, Jobs in the house, Pretérito (2 cards), Futuro Cercano, Futuro Simple (2 cards) Buy now
Download a sample of set 5 (PDF 637 KB)

Set 6: Conjunctions, Time phrases, Weights and measures, Imperfect tense, Possessive adjectives, Pastimes, Jobs, Adverbs Buy now
Download a sample of set 6 (PDF 629 KB)

Set 7: Prepositions, Demonstratives, Reflexive verbs, Stem-changing verbs, Object pronouns, Modern technology, Modal verbs, Comparative and Superlative Buy now
Download a sample of set 7 (PDF 459 KB)

Download En clase (1) and En clase (2) Pocket Cards FREE (PDF 74 KB)

So what do you get?

  • .pdf file containing 9 pages. Each page has eight Pocket Cards on it. Eight of the pages have eight copies of one Card, the ninth has one copy of each of the eight Cards.
  • Laminate and fix them together with a treasury tag or binder ring (see photo) for students to keep on their desk as a reference.
  • Stick individual cards into exercise books as a reference tool.
  • Give the cards to students for home learning.

 

FRENCH POCKET CARDS

Sets of 8 French pocket cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe to provide a reference for all learners of French.

ONLY £2.99 per set!

SPECIAL OFFER! All 7 sets for only £15.99 (normal price £20.93) Buy now

Set 1: Greetings, Numbers, Dates, Colours, Family, Pets, Animals, Fruit & Veg    buy
Download a sample of set 1 (PDF 522 KB)

Set 2: Present tense irregular verbs, present tense regular verbs, gender, adjectival agreement, alphabet, phonics, articles, plurals, opinions     Buy now
Download a sample of set 2 (PDF 481 KB)

Set 3: Accents, Food & Drink, Mathematical terms, Parts of the body, Sports, Clothes, Weather, Telling the time Buy now
Download a sample of set 3 (PDF 1.1 MB)

Set 4: In Town, Transports, Opposite Adjectives, At School, Subject Pronouns, Countries, Nationalities, Daily Routine Buy now
Download a sample of set 4 (PDF 864 KB)

Set 5: Rooms in the house, Furniture, Jobs in the house, Passé Composé (2 cards), Futur Proche, Futur Simple (2 cards) Buy now
Download a sample of set 5 (PDF 604 KB)

Set 6: Conjunctions, Time phrases, Weights and measures, Imperfect tense, Possessive adjectives, Pastimes, Jobs, Adverbs Buy now
Download a sample of set 6 (PDF 743 KB)

Set 7: Prepositions, Demonstratives, Reflexive verbs, Apostrophes, Object pronouns, Modern technology, Modal verbs, Comparative and Superlative Buy now
Download a sample of set 7 (PDF 671 KB)

Download Dans la classe (1) and Dans la classe (2) Pocket Cards FREE (PDF 72 KB)

So what do you get?

  • .pdf file containing 9 pages. Each page has eight Pocket Cards on it. Eight of the pages have eight copies of one Card, the ninth has one copy of each of the eight Cards.
  • Laminate and fix them together with a treasury tag or binder ring (see photo) for students to keep on their desk as a reference.
  • Stick individual cards into exercise books as a reference tool.
  • Give the cards to students for home learning.

 

SPANISH MINIBOOKS FOR PRIMARY LEARNERS

A set of 94 minibooks to support reading, writing and grammar in Key Stage 2 Spanish.    

 

The language is built up from word level, through phrase and sentence level to text level, following the guidance of the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages.

The book also contains an overview and description of each minibook, as well as a comprehensive vocabulary list and instructions on how to fold the minibooks.

Download a sample (PDF 1.9 MB)


SPANISH MINIBOOKS FOR PRIMARY LEARNERS: NUMBERS

The 20 numbers minibooks (from the complete set of 94). They work through 1-6, 6-16, 16-31 and 31-1000.
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SPANISH MINIBOOKS FOR PRIMARY LEARNERS: COLOURS
The 10 colours minibooks (from the complete set of 94).
 Buy now

 

FRENCH MINIBOOKS FOR PRIMARY LEARNERS

A set of 94 minibooks to support reading, writing and grammar in Key Stage 2 French.Buy now

The language is built up from word level, through phrase and sentence level to text level, following the guidance of the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages.

The book also contains an overview and description of each minibook, as well as a comprehensive vocabulary list and instructions on how to fold the minibooks.

Download a sample (PDF 1.9 MB)

FRENCH MINIBOOKS FOR PRIMARY LEARNERS: NUMBERS Buy now
The 20 numbers minibooks (from the complete set of 94). They work through 1-6, 6-16, 16-31 and 31-1000.

FRENCH MINIBOOKS FOR PRIMARY LEARNERS: COLOURS Buy now
The 10 colours minibooks (from the complete set of 94)

 

BOX OF FRENCH

 

"An excellent resource! Very engaging and the first time my year 5s had REALLY looked at strategies for understanding longer texts. Worth every penny!" Primary teacher

"This is such a well thought through and carefully crafted resource. I love it!"    Primary Languages Teacher, Dorset

  • A set of six 30-minute lessons designed to take learners from word level to sentence level
  • Designed for Key Stage 2, lower Key Stage 3 or as a transition unit
  • Focuses on the Olympics, the names of sports and giving opinions of sports
  • By the end of the six lessons, learners will be able to write and say extended sentences about their opinions of sports, using connectives and justifying their opinions with adjectives

So what do you get?

  • a 75-page .pdf document containing detailed lesson plans, all resources needed, glossaries and links for downloading the PowerPoints, which have audio to support the non-specialist teacher

Download the overview of Box of French: J'aime les sports! (PDF 143 KB)

 

 

  • A set of nine 30-minute lessons designed for new learners, to explore French at word and simple phrase level
  • Designed for Year 3, who usually study Stone Age to Iron Age as part of the history curriculum
  • Focus on cave paintings, tools and Iron Age jewellery and other possessions
  • Grammatical focus on nouns, gender and articles
  • Phonic focus on vowels
  • WINNER OF THE TEACHPRIMARY RESOURCE AWARDS 2018, MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES CATEGORY

So what do you get?

  • a 126-page .pdf document containing detailed lesson plans, all resources needed, glossaries and links for downloading the PowerPoints, which have audio to support the non-specialist teacher

Download the overview of Box of Spanish: Je suis préhistorique (PDF 176 KB)

 

BOX OF SPANISH

 

"worth spending the money when you know it's resources created by someone who actually uses them in the classroom"
Primary Languages teacher, NE England

  • A set of six 30-minute lessons designed to take learners from word level to sentence level
  • Designed for Key Stage 2, lower Key Stage 3 or as a transition unit
  • Focuses on the Olympics, the names of sports and giving opinions of sports
  • By the end of the six lessons, learners will be able to write and say extended sentences about their opinions of sports, using connectives and justifying their opinions with adjectives

So what do you get?

  • a 81-page .pdf document containing detailed lesson plans, all resources needed, glossaries and links for downloading the PowerPoints, which have audio to support the non-specialist teacher

Download the overview of Box of Spanish: ¡Me gustan los deportes! (PDF 149 KB)

 

 "New resource Soy prehistórico is the bees knees - cross curricular, innovative and fun with clear simple to follow instructions and all the resources you need provided for you. I'm just working out which class gets to try it out!!"
Lisa Stevens, Primary Spanish teacher, Lisibo Ltd

  • A set of nine 30-minute lessons designed for new learners, to explore Spanish at word and simple phrase level
  • Designed for Year 3, who usually study Stone Age to Iron Age as part of the history curriculum
  • Focus on cave paintings, tools and Iron Age jewellery and other possessions
  • Grammatical focus on nouns, gender and articles
  • Phonic focus on vowels

So what do you get?

  • a 126-page .pdf document containing detailed lesson plans, all resources needed, glossaries and links for downloading the PowerPoints, which have audio to support the non-specialist teacher

Download the overview of Box of Spanish: ¡Soy prehistórico! (PDF 206 KB)

 

SPANISH MINIPUZZLES

Spanish Minipuzzles

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This resource comprises a series of 30 sheets of activities designed to support learners while they begin to learn and commit to memory the new Spanish words. There are two sheets for each language area, the second each time being more challenging than the first.  A full answer key is given at the end of the resource.

"I've just downloaded the pack. I really think my pupils will really enjoy these puzzles as there is a lot of variety as well as challenge for my more able children."   Primary languages teacher, NE England

Sheets

Language area

1 / 2

greetings

3 / 4

numbers 1 to 6

5 / 6

numbers 1 to 10

7 / 8

saying how you feel

9 / 10

numbers 1 to 12

11 / 12

colours

13 / 14

pencil case items

15 / 16

fruits

17 / 18

vegetables

19 / 20

other foods

21 / 22

days of the week

23 / 24

months

25 / 26

numbers to 31

27 / 28

parts of the head

29 / 30

parts of the body

Download an overview and free sample (PDF 227 KB)

 

FRENCH MINIPUZZLES

French Minipuzzles

Buy now  

This resource comprises a series of 30 sheets of activities designed to support learners while they begin to learn and commit to memory the new French words. There are two sheets for each language area, the second each time being more challenging than the first.  A full answer key is given at the end of the resource.

Sheets

Language area

1 / 2

greetings

3 / 4

numbers 1 to 6

5 / 6

numbers 1 to 10

7 / 8

saying how you feel

9 / 10

numbers 1 to 12

11 / 12

colours

13 / 14

pencil case items

15 / 16

fruits

17 / 18

vegetables

19 / 20

other foods

21 / 22

days of the week

23 / 24

months

25 / 26

numbers to 31

27 / 28

parts of the head

29 / 30

parts of the body

Download an overview and free sample (PDF 202 KB)

 

 

FRENCH GRAMMAR CHALLENGE CARDS

 

A set of 50 French Grammar Challenge Cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe for learners in Key Stage 3.
They would also be suitable for learners in Key Stage 4.

  • 4 levels of difficulty
  • Ideal for early finishers who need something else to keep them busy
  • Promote independent learning, thinking and discovery
  • Many of the Cards require the use of a bilingual dictionary

Download a sample (PDF 1.3 MB)

So what do you get?

  • .pdf file containing the 50 A5 cards, ready for you to print out, laminate and store in your own way
  • answer sheets
  • overview showing which level each card is, and the grammar point(s) it addresses - download free (PDF 39 KB)
  • 12 A5 grammar information cards to support learners as they complete the challenges


SPANISH GRAMMAR CHALLENGE CARDS

 

A set of 50 Spanish Grammar Challenge Cards designed especially by Clare Seccombe for learners in Key Stage 3.
They would also be suitable for learners in Key Stage 4.

  • 4 levels of difficulty
  • Ideal for early finishers who need something else to keep them busy
  • Promote independent learning, thinking and discovery
  • Many of the Cards require the use of a bilingual dictionary

Download a sample (PDF 2 MB)

So what do you get?

  • .pdf file containing the 50 A5 cards, ready for you to print out, laminate and store in your own way
  • answer sheets
  • overview showing which level each card is, and the grammar point(s) it addresses - download free (PDF 61 KB)
  • 16 A5 grammar information cards to support learners as they complete the challenges

 

130 ACTIVITIES FOR THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

 

I have been sharing resources and blogging about them for many years now. These 130 activities are ones that I have either used in the classroom over the last 20+ years, or blogged about at some point, or both!

Many of the activities included cover more than one skill, so for ease of reference there is a key to show what it covers. Most of the activities can be adapted to suit different age groups, ability levels and topic areas.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the activities, and that you find some that you didn't know about, and even some that you did know but had forgotten!

So what do you get? A 38-page PDF book containing descriptions and examples of 130 different activities that can be used in language teaching.

 

MA PETITE GRAMMAIRE

 

This resource is designed to support beginner learners and non-specialist teachers of French. It provides explanations and activities to practise the grammar of nouns and adjectives that is given in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum for Languages.

PART 1:

What do you get?
- A .pdf document containing 22 activity and information sheets
- Practice of nouns, gender, articles, plurals, adjectival agreement, adjectival position, possessives and intensifiers
- A full answer key
- Guidance on how to use the resource

Download a sample page

 

PART 2:

What do you get?

  • A .pdf document containing 30 activity and information sheets
  • Practice of subject pronouns, conjugation of high-frequency irregular verbs (present tense), conjugation of high-frequency regular verbs (present tense), negatives, adverbs
  • A full answer key
  • Guidance on how to use the resource

Download a sample page.

MI GRAMÁTICA

 

PART 1:

This resource is designed to support beginner learners and non-specialist teachers of Spanish. It provides explanations and activities to practise the grammar of nouns and adjectives that is given in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum for Languages.

What do you get?
- A .pdf document containing 18 activity and information sheets
- Practice of nouns, gender, articles, plurals, adjectival agreement, adjectival position, possessives and intensifiers
- A full answer key
- Guidance on how to use the resource

Download a sample page.

 

PART 2:

What do you get?

  • A .pdf document containing 32 activity and information sheets
  • Practice of subject pronouns, conjugation of high-frequency irregular verbs (present tense), conjugation of high-frequency regular verbs (present tense), opinions, negatives, adverbs
  • A full answer key
  • Guidance on how to use the resource

Download a sample page.

 

ON COMMENCE - FRENCH LESSON STARTERS

 

A series of 60 lesson starters for French, comprising the following topics:

  • culture
  • greetings and saying your age
  • numbers to 1000
  • colours
  • gender
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • food
  • opinions
  • days
  • months
  • dates

The starters are provided as PowerPoint slides which can be projected on the interactive whiteboard or printed out for students. The index and all activites have hyperlinks to provide easy navigation.

Answers are provided for all activities.

A sample of this resource can be downloaded from here.

 

¡COMENZAMOS! - SPANISH LESSON STARTERS

 

A series of 60 lesson starters for Spanish, comprising the following topics:

  • culture
  • greetings and saying your age
  • numbers to 1000
  • colours
  • gender
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • food
  • opinions
  • days
  • months
  • dates

The starters are provided as PowerPoint slides which can be projected on the interactive whiteboard or printed out for students. The index and all activites have hyperlinks to provide easy navigation.

Answers are provided for all activities.

A sample of this resource can be downloaded from here.

       


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