Spanish


Spanish YEAR 7

  
Curriculum Modules What will my child be learning? What homework will they be set? How do I support my child?
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Unit 0

Basic personal information (name, age).

Classroom instructions.

Alphabet.

Numbers 1-100.

Family members.

● Learning and use of

vocabulary and phrases.

● Dialogues (ask and

answer questions).

Check that students know the meaning and the spelling of all vocabulary introduced in lessons.
Unit 1a Dates and birthdays.

Countries and nationalities.

Pets.

Physical and personality description.

● Vocabulary.

● Writing paragraphs about

self, family and friends.

● Express simple opinions

on pets and siblings; add

some simple reasons to

opinions.

Encourage students to pay attention to accuracy in their spelling, punctuation and good homework presentation. Ensure students have a quiet place to do their homework within the best of their ability.
Unit 1b School subjects and opinions.

Speak about timetables

and school activities.

Telling the time.

● Vocabulary.

● Writing paragraphs.

● Answer questions.

Encourage your child to say aloud longer sentences / paragraphs to improve confidence in speaking.
Unit 2a Describing the weather.

Taking about hobbies.

Giving opinions about hobbies.

● Vocabulary.

● Weather map.

● Write about your hobbies in detail.

Encourage your child to say aloud longer sentences / paragraphs to improve confidence in speaking.

 

Spanish YEAR 8

 

Curriculum Modules What will my child be learning? What homework will they be set? How do I support my child?
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Unit 2a

Sports
Daily routine
Weekend activitiesGrammar-
Reflexive verbs
Verbs ir and gustar
● Learning and use of vocabulary and phrases.

● Dialogues (ask and answer questions).

Check that students know the meaning and the spelling of all vocabulary introduced in lessons.
Unit 2b Where you live
Giving and understanding directions
Rooms in the house
Describing your bedroomGrammar-
Hay/esta/es
Giving opinions
Prepositions
● Vocabulary- different worksheets to practise vocabulary seen in lessons.

● Writing paragraphs about your house and your bedroom

 

Encourage students to pay attention to accuracy in their spelling, punctuation and good homework presentation. Ensure students have a quiet place to do their homework within the best of their ability.
Unit 3a Food
Mealtimes
Opinions on food
Dialogues asking for food in a restaurantGrammar
Preferir
Expressions to give opinions
Comparisons
● Vocabulary.

● Writing paragraphs.

● Answer questions.

Encourage your child to say aloud longer sentences / paragraphs to improve confidence in speaking.
Unit 3b Transport
Accommodation
Making a reservationGrammar-
Comparisons
The immediate future
● Learning and use of vocabulary and phrases.

● Dialogues making a reservation.

 

Encourage students to pay attention to grammar, accuracy in verb endings.

Reinforce the importance of writing longer sentences with more connectives and opinions.

Unit 4a Holidays
Talking about a past holidayGrammar
Preterite tense of regular and irregular verbs
● Learning and use of vocabulary and phrases.

● Writing an account of a past holiday.

 

Encourage students to pay attention to the preterite tense endings.

Check that they know the verbs from memory.

Unit 4b The media
Talking about TV programmes
Types of films
Opinions
● Writing opinions about different types of films and programmes.

 

Encourage students to write longer sentences including reasons when giving opinions.

 

 

 Support/Study Guides Available:

Title Available From Approximate Cost
Extra work booklets Classroom teacher Free
Trips abroad MFL department Depending on trip
www.memrise.com – useful webpage to learn and revise vocabulary Internet Free

Other ways in which parents/carers can help:

●  Languages must be learnt and revised on a daily basis as a little bit and often is more efficient than last minute “all of it”.

● Reinforce the importance of learning a second language (personal enrichment).

● Lessons must be revisited the night before any new lessons and all equipment must be brought to every single lesson (pack bag according the timetable on the previous night).

Spanish YEAR 9

 

Curriculum Modules What will my child

be learning?

What homework will

they be set?

How do I support my child?
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Vocabulary:

·     Revisiting personal information

·     Family relationships

·     Routines

·     House chores

Grammar:

·     Present tense of regular and irregular verbs

·     Possessive adjectives

·     Reflexive verbs

 

Speaking: asking and answering questions in detail.

Translations.

·Writing descriptions, giving opinions and reasons demonstrating the various grammar rules learnt in class.

Testing new vocabulary.

Encourage your child to say aloud longer sentences / paragraphs
to improve confidence
in speaking.

Unit 1b Vocabulary:

Talking about clothes
Describe what you used to wear

Grammar:
Comparisons
Imperfect tense
Immediate future

·      Speaking: practise dialogues.

·      Applying grammar rules in written tasks.

·      Translations.

Ask students to explain grammar rules.

Ask students to come back and check work when complete to improve accuracy and add detail.

Units 2a & 2b Vocabulary:
Leisure
Shopping
HolidaysGrammar:
Puedo/se puede
Verbs in the preterite tense
·      Writing descriptions of places in detail.

·      Learning verb endings
from memory.

·      Writing and learning by
heart a long paragraph using tenses accurately.

Testing verb endings.

Witnessing the learning and ensuring that the students reproduce the paragraphs accurately
and fluently both verbally and in writing (using minimal support).

Unit 3a Vocabulary:

·     Parts of the body

·     Well-being

Grammar:

·     Question words

·     Present and past tenses

 

·      Speaking: dialogues/role play at the doctor’s

·      Writing and learning by
heart a long paragraph.

Ask students to explain grammar rules.

Check work when complete to improve accuracy and add detail.

Unit 3b Vocabulary:

·     Future studies

·     Jobs and careers

Grammar:

·     Future tense

·     Revisiting past and present tenses

 

·      Vocabulary learning

·      Writing and learning by
heart a long paragraph.

Check learning of key words and endings of verbs in the future tense.
Unit 4a Vocabulary:

Environmental problems
How to care for the environment

Grammar:
Superlatives
The imperative

·      Vocabulary learning

·      Reading tasks understanding environmental problems.

Witnessing the learning and ensuring that the students reproduce the paragraphs accurately
and fluently both verbally and in writing.

 

Support/Study Guides Available:

Title Available From Approximate Cost
www.memrise.com- vocabulary learning Website Free
Vocabulary and extra work booklets Classroom teacher Free
Trips abroad MFL department Depending on trip

 

Other ways in which parents/carers can help:

Languages must be learnt and revised on a daily basis as a little bit and often is more efficient than last minute “all of it”.Reinforce the importance of learning a second language (personal enrichment).

Lessons must be revisited the night before any new lessons and all equipment must be brought to every single lesson (pack bag according to the timetable on the previous night).

Testing vocabulary on a regular basis.
Ask that students explain the different grammar rules learnt in class.

Please view our Year 9 Options Booklet 2019-2021 by clicking here.

 

Spanish YEAR 10

Exam Board:   AQA

Topic Start Date Finish Date Homework Parental/Carer Support
Theme 1 – Unit 1

Me, my family and friends

Theme 1 – Unit 2

Technology in everyday life

Theme 1 – Unit 3

Free- time activities

Theme 1 – Unit 4

Customs and festivals

Theme 2 – Unit 5

Home, town and region

 

Theme 2 – Unit 6

Social issues

Sep

Oct

Dec

Feb

Apr

Jun

Oct

Nov

Jan

Mar

May

Jul

Regular homework will be practising listening and reading exam questions and doing translations.

It is absolutely crucial that students learn vocabulary on an ongoing basis throughout their course.  This is sometimes tested in class but students must have the self-discipline to learn vocabulary themselves.

It is crucial that students meet deadlines for homework.

Ask to see the white topic booklets we issue, with questions for in class and at home.

Monitor your child’s vocabulary learning – they should have booklets from which you could help test their knowledge.

Ask to see their vocab tests too.

Support/Revision Guides Available:

Title Available From Approximate Cost
GCSE Revision Guide and Workbook In Spanish Language teacher £5  for both
GCSE Vocabulary booklet. Language teacher £2
Vocabulary booklets. Language teacher Free – issued in class

 

 

Spanish YEAR 11

 

Topic Start Date Finish Date Homework Parental/Carer Support
Theme 2:

Environment and holidays

Unit 7

 

Unit 8

 

Sep 2017

 

 

Nov 2017

Oct 2017

 

 

Dec 2017

Regular homework will be practising vocabulary seen in lessons with worksheets to complete or vocabulary lists to learn.

 

It is absolutely crucial that students learn vocabulary on an ongoing basis throughout their course. This is sometimes tested in class but students must have the self-discipline to learn vocabulary themselves.

Monitor your child’s vocabulary learning – they should have booklets from which you could help test their knowledge.

 

Ask to see their vocab tests too.

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Unit 9

 

Unit 10

 

Unit 11

 

Unit 12

Jan 2018

 

Feb 2018

 

Mar 2018

 

Apr

2018

 Jan 2018

 

Mar 2018

 

Apr 2018

 

May

2018

Support/Revision Guides Available for years 10 & 11:

Title Available From Approximate Cost
GCSE Revision Guide and Workbook in French/ German/ Spanish Language teacher £5 for both
Various booklets made in school from online resources purchased by school, practice assessment questions, extension questions, etc… Language teacher Free – issued in class throughout the course
Vocabulary booklets. Language teacher Free – issued in class

Extra Support:

What When Where
www.kerboodle.com  – a website with vast resources for the AQA exam board’s GCSEs in Spanish, to which we subscribe. Any time, internet connection needed. Kerboodle.com

Each student has a username and their own password; the institution code is ste7

The digital book (electronic version of the text book we follow for 2 years) and the access to listening materials – both provided via kerboodle – are especially good.

www.memrise.com  – full vocabulary units from the course are uploaded to this website and free APP Any time, internet connection needed. Internet. Get the APP on your phone
Ad hoc support and help, at crunch times before end of unit tests or exams. By arrangement with your teacher, often in pairs or small groups. In classroom and/or on computers.

 

Other ways in which parents/carers can help:

 

●  Encourage your son or daughter’s interest in foreign languages and cultures in as many diverse ways as

possible – news, sport, famous personalities, music, film, art etc.

●  Support them, if possible, in taking part in foreign trips, exchanges etc.

●  Ask your child to teach you some aspects of the foreign language they are learning –

this will help them enormously.

●  Encourage them to work together with other students from their class, joint revision sessions,
helping each other learn controlled assessment material etc.