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INTRODUCTION

At KS3 Spanish pupils Spanish pupils are introduced to both the Spanish language and cultural aspects, we emphasise the importance of learning languages and encourage a positive and vivacious approach to language learning.

1. Year 7 and 8 Spanish

At KS3 Spanish pupils Spanish pupils are introduced to both the Spanish language and cultural aspects, we emphasise the importance of learning languages and encourage a positive and vivacious approach to language learning. In Year 7, our students study the following topics:

Half term 1 and 2 – Introductions: greetings and introductions, pronunciation and basic opinions, house and home, present and future tense and forming simple questions.

Half term 3 and 4 – Who am I? : identity – nationalities, age, birthdays and pets, consolidation of grammatical rules such as articles, plurals and gender and irregular verbs.

Half term 4 and 5 – My family: family members and physical description;  describing photographs and tense consolidation.

Half term 6 – Revision and End of Year Assessments:  pupils revise all of the grammar and topic content from this year thoroughly and complete assessments speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Students will receive three or four lessons per fortnight.

In Year 8 we focus on embedding the skills and language rules learnt the previous year. Our aim is to help students become independent and confident language learners, whilst instilling the dedication needed to learn a language successfully.

Half term 1 and 2 – Holidays: holiday activities, past tense opinions, introduction to the past tense and photo descriptions.

Half term 3 and 4 – School: subjects and facilities, telling the time, future academic plans and aspirations, clothes and giving advanced opinions.

Half term 5 – Hobbies: sports and hobbies, T.V and film, communicating in three tenses at all times.

Half term 6 – Revision and End of Year Assessments:  Pupils revise all of the grammar and topic content from this year thoroughly and complete assessments in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Students will receive three lessons per fortnight.

2. Year 9 Spanish

In Year 9, pupils studying Spanish consolidate their knowledge of the present, preterit and future tenses, and learn to use the imperfect tense and reflexive verbs.  They also study the following topics:

Half term 1 – Healthy Lifestyle: food and drink, sports and lifestyle advice

Half term 2 – Jobs and Future Plans: jobs, tasks at work and future plans

Half term 3 – My Childhood: childhood, describing photos and using multiple tenses

Half term 4 – The City: describing towns and cities and describing a trip to a festival

Half term 5 – Daily Routine: daily routine and telling the time in Spanish

Half term 6 – Revision and End of Year Assessments:  pupils revise all of the grammar and topic content from this year thoroughly and complete assessments speaking, listening, reading and writing

Students will receive six lessons per fortnight.

As well as the topics above, one in every six lessons is dedicated to practical speaking skills. These include general conversation, photo based discussions and transactional interactions based on scenarios including shopping, buying tickets, at the pharmacy, asking for directions and forming questions.  Throughout the year pupils also have the opportunity to learn about cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world, access authentic materials like songs and are given the chance to work with our Foreign Language Assistant.

This year, some Spanish students in year 9 will visit Barcelona for 4 nights.  The trip will enable students to put into practice the language taught in class in a real life setting.

 

 

3. French And Spanish Year 10 and 11

GCSE French and Spanish are taught at Wright Robinson and we follow the 9-1 GCSE Edexcel Scheme of Work for both languages.

Students will receive two lessons of French per fortnight.

Spanish Y10:

Term 1:  Holidays

Term 2:  School

Term 3:  Family, friends and free time

French Year 10:

Term 1: Town

Term 2: Holidays

Term 3: School

Spanish Year 11:

Term 1:  Environment, social issues and sporting events

Term 2 onwards:  Revision and exam skills

French Year 11:

Term 1:  Environment, social issues and sporting events

Term 2 onwards:  Revision and exam skills

As well as the topics above, one in every six lessons is dedicated to practical speaking skills. These include general conversation, photo based discussions and transactional interactions based on scenarios including shopping, buying tickets, at the pharmacy, asking for directions and forming questions.  Throughout the year pupils also have the opportunity to learn about cultural aspects of the Spanish and French speaking world, access authentic materials like songs and Spanish students are given the chance to work with our Foreign Language Assistant.  Students are assessed half termly.

This year, some Spanish students in years 10 will visit Barcelona for 4 nights.  The trip will enable students to put into practice the language taught in class in a real life setting.

 

 

4. French Year 8

French is taught in Year 8 to approximately half the year group, in addition to Spanish.  The aim of the Year 8 course is to give an accessible and interesting introduction to French, for some, while building on any French other students may have done in primary school.   French is an important world language and is spoken in many different countries around the world.

Students will receive two lessons of French per fortnight.

The aim is to quickly develop students’ competence and confidence in speaking and writing French, through three themed termly topics:

Term 1 Food, Clothes, Numbers & Prices

Term 2: The French-speaking world

Term 3 – A Visit to Paris.

Students will, from the oustet, be taught how to use the three main verb tenses correctly – Past, Present & Future.

French Y9

Students receive six lessons of French per fortnight.   In Year 9 French students build on the vocabulary and grammar they developed in Year 8.  In particular a thorough grounding is given in the use of verbs, to allow students to operate proficiently in the three main tenses.  In addition, different verb forms such as reflexive verbs, are taught where appropriate.  Attention is given to the social and cultural life of French-speaking countries as much as possible.

HT1 – Personal and family information

HT2 Making arrangements to go out

HT3 Sports, Hobbies & Technology

HT4 Books, TV & Film

HT5 Daily Routine, Food & Clothes

HT6 Celebrations, Festivals & Traditions.

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