Panda-monium as Sweetie and Sunshine land in Edinburgh

Our Glow TV team had an unusually early start to their Sunday as they braved the cold and snow and made their way to Edinburgh zoo for the arrival of two very special black and white guests. Known as Tian Tian and Yang Guang, or ‘Sweetie’ and ‘Sunshine’ the Pandas arrived just after lunchtime on Sunday 4th December to an excited throng of flag-waving well-wishers and a tartan-clad pipe band playing ‘Scotland the Brave’.

To find out more about the visit to the Zoo and about Glow activities your class can take part in click here.

Click here to visit the panda blog.

Getting it Right for every child in Lanarkshire

Getting it Right for Every Child is a national policy and programme. The following link to the GIRFEC in Lanarkshire website developed jointly by North and South Lanarkshire provides information on their programme and includes training materials and their Parenting Support Strategy.

Exemplification of the Inferential Question at Advanced Higher – Modern Languages

Exemplification of the Advanced Higher inferential question is now  available to download, via your SQA Co-ordinator, from subject specific pages on the secure website.

Language teachers of Advanced Higher candidates can ask their SQA co-ordinator to download the materials from the relevant pages of the secure site.  I’m sure that you will find them very helpful.  To go to the secure site click here.  (You will need an SQA login)

There is still time to enter the Glovember competition

Now that our amazing Glovember Author Events have finished, Education Scotland is giving you two more weeks to enter your stories, poems and illustrations for the Glovember competition.

All you have to do is go to the Glovember Glow Group within Glow, click on the competition page tab and upload your story, poem or illustration. Be sure to do this before the closing date of Friday 16th December.

Winners will be announced in January, after some of our authors have helped us with the judging.

Winning entries will be published in our eBook and read by one of the Glovember Authors.

Supporting Learners information leaflet

A new downloadable leaflet relating to the entitlement to (personal) support is now available to download from the Supporting Learners area of the Education Scotland website.
This downloadable leaflet provides an overview of the entitlement
It has three main sections looking at:
• who is entitled to support?
• what does this mean for my practice?
• where can I find the key facts?

Online Dictionary Resources

Reference Grammars in French, German, Spanish and Italian are available on the Education Scotland website to help support primary teachers in their delivery of a modern language.   They also might be useful for learners working at all stages and levels of the curriculum.  They are very simple to use and I think they could be really useful to teachers and learners alike  to access the materials go to the Education Scotlandwebsite  and click on the Learning, Teaching and Assessment tab  or click here to follow the link.