Tuesday, 23 June 2020

11 new resources today

I've just uploaded 11 new resources and the latest #LanguageLinks:
All resources added today will say "added 23.6.20".  On your computer you can do CTRL+F and type the date in to find all the new resources on that page.


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

35 new resources today

This week I've been working through my Trello list of new resources that I need to make, and have just uploaded 35 new resources, mainly for KS2 Spanish, to accompany the new scheme of work.
All resources added today will say "added 18.6.20".  On your computer you can do CTRL+F and type the date in to find all the new resources on that page.

All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Friday, 12 June 2020

New Knowledge Organisers for KS2 Spanish



People have been asking about the knowledge organisers to accompany my new scheme of work for Key Stage 2 (age 7-11) Spanish, so I have uploaded all 20 of them now that they are finished (20, because 2 units needed 2  - it simply wouldn't fit all on 1 sheet!)  You'll find them here.  Thank you to all the LiPS (Languages in Primary Schools) members for their constructive feedback and suggestions.



All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  It took 5 days to make these 20 Knowledge Organisers.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

New scheme of work for Key Stage 2 Spanish




If you are a regular visitor to the Primary Spanish pages of the website, you'll notice that there have been some big changes.

I have completed my new scheme of work (read its story here), and have uploaded it to the site - click on Scheme of Work for all the documents.  The previous scheme is still there, in a zipped file called Legacy Scheme.

The new units and changed units have required a big change around of the resources.  The resources are now in the order of the new scheme, but I haven't deleted any, so you'll still find all your favourites, just maybe in a different place.

I have a big long list of new resources to make to accompany the new scheme.  You can subscribe to this blog by filling in the "Follow by email" box on the right hand side under the labels.  That way you won't miss any news about new resources.

I made the images in Canva, by the way.  Did you know that if you can prove to Canva that you're a teacher, you can get a free Pro account?


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Friday, 22 May 2020

40 new resources today

I've just uploaded 40 new resources to the site.

The following French resources are designed for KS2, but if you teach KS3 you may also find them useful:
These Spanish resources are designed for KS2 but secondary colleagues might find them useful:
Enjoy!


You can now purchase #LanguageLinks and phrase of the day merchandise!  Just have a look in our Zazzle store and see if there's anything that takes your fancy.


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  It takes a day to make three videos.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Lots of new resources

I've just finished uploading a number of new resources:
Another exciting development is that you can now purchase #LanguageLinks and phrase of the day merchandise!  Just have a look in our Zazzle store and see if there's anything that takes your fancy.


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  It takes a day to make three videos.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Learn Spanish at home


Light Bulb Languages is hosting a series of video lessons for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Spanish.  The lessons follow the scheme of work on the website with a few alterations that are part of a restructuring of the scheme that will be online soon.

You may have heard of or seen the Spanish lessons that are being offered by the Oak National Academy.  However their lessons are assuming that all the children are starting from scratch.  The Light Bulb Languages lessons so far have lessons for Years 1-3, and more will be added so as to provide something for all year groups.

Each lesson has accompanying activities, which might be games, songs or downloadable reading and writing activities.

The downloadable guide for parents and teachers shows the overview of the lessons.

All feedback is welcome :)


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  It takes a day to make three videos.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

21 new resources today

I've uploaded today 21 new resources for Primary French and Spanish:

I've also added some more #LumenChallenges - there are now 10.  Have a go!


All Light Bulb Languages resources are provided free of charge.  Please consider making a donation to the website to enable more resources to be made.  Merci, gracias, danke and grazie.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Update on resources

I've checked all the French and Spanish interactives so they should all work for you now.  You do need to have Flash for some of the older ones.

For French I have added:

For Spanish I have added:

There are now five different #LumenChallenges and already completed challenges are being posted on our social media!  There will be more to come.


All Light Bulb Languages resources are provided free of charge.  If you have found them useful, please consider making a donation to the website to enable more resources to be made.  Merci, gracias, danke and grazie.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Lumen's Language Challenges


Following on from yesterday's post about how Light Bulb Languages can help with home learning I've been working on the site today.

I've checked all the French interactives to make sure they all work, and have added some more for Colours and Family.  I've made myself a list of others to add using educandy and Quizlet.  If there is a particular topic area that you'd like an interactive for, please let me know.  I still have Spanish and German to check.

The main addition to the site today is Lumen's Language Challenges.  From this page you can download the Lumen Awards in French, Spanish and German.  The Language Challenges are for children and grown-ups to do.  They  incorporate words in another language and arts and crafts, and provide a creative outlet which will help with wellbeing.

Please pass the link on to the young people that you know, and why not have a go at some of the challenges yourself?

I will post on this blog when a new challenge is added, so if you don't to miss one, subscribe using the "follow by email" box on the right hand side of the screen.


All Light Bulb Languages resources are provided free of charge.  Please consider making a donation to the website to enable more resources to be made.  Merci, gracias, danke and grazie.


Wednesday, 18 March 2020

How can Light Bulb Languages help with home learning?


*UPDATED 23.03.20*
*UPDATED 03.04.20*


Hello Light Bulb Languages users,

You may well be in the position of having to put together some kind of work pack for your students to complete while they are in isolation at home.

There are plenty of things on the website that will help you to do this.  For example:
I have chosen to stay at home for the forseeable future due to being in the at risk group.  This means that I can create and add to the site any resources that would be useful for you in supporting your classes or your own children.  I am intending to add to the interactives first.  Please let me know if there is any particular resource that you need, as a comment here or on the Facebook page or on Twitter

Take care and stay safe.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Resources for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

I've just uploaded the first 29 resources for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  They cover French, Spanish, German, Italian and English.

If there are any particular kinds of Olympics resources that you'd like to see, please let me know, otherwise I'll just continue to make ones that I like!

Friday, 31 January 2020

The first 23 new resources for 2020

I've just uploaded the first new resources of 2020:

Primary French: some resources for describing hair and eyes

Primary Spanish:  lots of resources for describing hair and eyes and some other bits and pieces about weather, town, and dates.

My Y4s do description of parts of the body and always find it tricky, so this year I've broken it right down into 4 very small steps:
Step 1: Hair + colour
Step 2: One eye + colour (still singular, but changing el to un)
Step 3: Eyes + colour (plural)
Step 4: Hair and eyes
Step 5 will be the different words for hair colours, for which there are already resources on the site.
You may notice in these resources all the faces with different coloured hair and eyes that I've had to make!


With reference to the Primary Spanish resources, there are so many (well over 800) that the page was becoming very unwieldy and slow to update.  I've split it up into 5 separate pages (Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 and everything else!) but you'll see the same index at the top of each page so you shouldn't notice a big difference in your browsing experience.  However, if you have schemes of work or a school website etc with links to the page, you may have to edit your links.