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Welcome to this month’s round up!
Well that’s half a term nearly gone for me in north east England… I hope the past month has been a successful one for you!
Could you do with some new French and/or Spanish dictionaries for your classroom? Then check out the section called “opportunities in the North East of England” below to find out what you need to do! Sorry if you are not local to me and thank you to Harper Collins for their kind donation!
I have been wondering: do you use puppets much in your classroom(s)? I could not survive without mine! Click here to listen to my latest short podcast and get ideas about how to make the most out of them. There are another 16 episodes you could catch up on too!
Next time I get in touch, watch out, as I may just have to mention C********!
A bientôt!

Click here for my latest book recommendation: very cute at Halloween or any time, perfect to say that it is ok to be scared!
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Click here to read my takeaways from the French Teachers’ day in London on 5th October; what it reminded me of and what I learnt!.
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Click here to choose a story to tell around Halloween. There is still time to order yourself a book and do the activities I suggest!
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  • The very 1st Southern Primary Languages Show is taking place on 9th November in Wokingham: it is amazing value for money and has an amazing programme! Click here for more details.
  • The 4th edition of the Northern Primary Languages Show is on 30th November in York: click here for more details and to register. I have booked my place and hope to see you there!
  • Are you going to the Language Show Live at the Olympia London from 15-17 November? I am presenting on the Sunday and hope to see you there! Click here for free tickets
  • Théâtre Sans Frontières are back with a brand new show available in French and in Spanish: The Animal Olympics Tokyo 2020. Their shows are always fab and I hope I will get to see this one too! Click here for more details.
  • Looking ahead to 2020: Language World 2020 is announced: ALL working together
    Manchester (Renaissance Manchester City Centre) on 13th and 14th March 2020 at delegate rates reduced from last year. This is great news!
Are you worried about the new Ofsted inspection framework? I have a new venue for our local ALL Primary Hub, our termly supportive get-together, and we will talking about just that! It will be at South Stanley Junior School on Thursday 24th October from 4.15pm-5.30pm – click here for more details. This is the event you need to attend for the chance to go home with some French and/or Spanish dictionaries: I have 50 brand new copies of each to give away! Thank you Harper Collins!