Waterhead Academy

Modern Foreign Languages

Our curriculum gives pupils the ability to be confident communicators, and will acquire a wide vocabulary, and grammar and structures applied to learning throughout a variety of topics.  Pupils will focus on the key skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, re-visiting these grammatical themes as they moved through their topic based learning journey.  Pupils will becoming increasingly adept at applying prior learning to new subject matter.

Pupils   pupils will come to appreciate that they are citizens of the world, with an awareness of other places around the world, and have an idea of the opportunities and experiences and joy that comes from communicating in another language.

YEAR 7

Our curriculum gives pupils the ability to be confident communicators, and will acquire a wide vocabulary, and grammar and structures applied to learning throughout a variety of topics.  Pupils will focus on the key skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, re-visiting these grammatical themes as they moved through their topic based learning journey.  Pupils will becoming increasingly adept at applying prior learning to new subject matter.

Pupils pupils will come to appreciate that they are citizens of the world, with an awareness of other places around the world, and have an idea of the opportunities and experiences and joy that comes from communicating in another language.

 Year 7

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Topic

Personal information

Free time and school

School and  home

Key knowledge

 

 

Grammar focus

 

Asking and answering questions, giving details about ourselves and our families

 

Numbers, adjectives and adjectival agreement, the present tense of ser & tener, connectives and intensifiers

Different activities and school subjects, expressing opinions and giving justifications, describing what we wear  to school,

 

Verbs of liking and other phrases which are followed by the infinitive, present tense conjugation, giving justifications for opinions, producing extended sentences. 

Telling the time, daily routine, describing where we live, cultural topics.

 

 

Continuing with practice of the present tense, use of reflexive verbs, the near future tense.   

 

YEAR 8 

Our curriculum gives pupils the ability to be confident communicators, and will acquire a wide vocabulary, and grammar and structures applied to learning throughout a variety of topics.  Pupils will focus on the key skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, re-visiting these grammatical themes as they moved through their topic based learning journey.  Pupils will becoming increasingly adept at applying prior learning to new subject matter.

Pupils pupils will come to appreciate that they are citizens of the world, with an awareness of other places around the world, and have an idea of the opportunities and experiences and joy that comes from communicating in another language.

 Year 8

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Topic

Making plans and my interests

Food

Holidays

Key knowledge

 

 

 

Grammar focus

Talking about my interest in popular culture (phones, tv, music), and making plans, making myself understood.

 

 

Recap of the present tense and phrases using the infinitive, introducing the preterite tense,

Talking about what we eat, ordering food, describing food, weights and measures, chocolate.

 

 

Using phrases which are followed by the infinitive, introduction to the imperfect tense, forming extended sentences and giving well justified opinions, using the past, present and future.

What you can do on holiday and the weather.  Talking about who go go with, where you go and where you stay and how you will travel.  Talking about our plans for summer and innocent voices and cultural topics.   

 

Constructions that use the infinitive, the preterite tense,

 

YEAR 9

 

Our curriculum gives pupils the ability to be confident communicators, and will acquire a wide vocabulary, and grammar and structures applied to learning throughout a variety of topics.  Pupils will focus on the key skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, re-visiting these grammatical themes as they moved through their topic based learning journey.  Pupils will becoming increasingly adept at applying prior learning to new subject matter.

Pupils pupils will come to appreciate that they are citizens of the world, with an awareness of other places around the world, and have an idea of the opportunities and experiences and joy that comes from communicating in another language.

 Year 9

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 

 

Family celebrations & Jobs

Home life and lifestyle

Young people in action

Key knowledge

 

 

Grammar focus

 

Family celebrations and things we like to do, jobs.

 

 

The present and preterite tenses, and my future plans. Using the third person.

Part time jobs, chores, pocket money, diet, activity and health

 

 

Using reflexive verbs in the present and preterite tenses.

Environmental issues such as fair trade, recycling, showing solidarity, pans labrynth. 

 

Constructions with the infinitive, the imperfect tense, using 3 tenses together. 

Year 10

Pupils will work on the 3 theme areas covered within the GCSE.  Pupils will continue to develop the communication skills acquired throughout key stage 3, and build upon this foundation to broaden and deepen their grasp of Spanish and their ability to communicate.  Our confident communicators will hone their skills to be able to take part in transactional exchanges and producing extended utterances confidently in Spanish.  Pupils will continue to acquire vocabulary, and practice grammar and more complex structures.  Pupils will becoming increasingly adept at applying prior learning to new subject matter.

Pupils pupils will come to appreciate that they are citizens of the world, with an awareness of other places around the world, and have an idea of the opportunities and experiences and joy that comes from communicating in another language.

 Year 10

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 

My people

Holidays

Holidays

School life

The world of work

Towns and cities

Key knowledge

Friends, family, descriptions, relationships

Describing holidays, activities, time phrases. Making reservations

Describing accommodation, describing landscapes, weather

Subjects, teachers, school rules, differences between Spanish and British schools, uniform

What I want to be and why, part time jobs

Shops, landscapes, directions

Year 11 

Pupils will work on the 3 theme areas covered within the GCSE.  Pupils will continue to develop the communication skills acquired throughout key stage 3, and build upon this foundation to broaden and deepen their grasp of Spanish and their ability to communicate.  Our confident communicators will hone their skills to be able to take part in transactional exchanges and producing extended utterances confidently in Spanish.  Pupils will continue to acquire vocabulary, and practice grammar and more complex structures.  Pupils will become increasingly adept at applying prior learning to new subject matter. 

Pupils pupils will come to appreciate that they are citizens of the world, with an awareness of other places around the world, and have an idea of the opportunities and experiences and joy that comes from communicating in another language.  

 Year 11

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 

 

Free time and interests

Celebrations

Environmental issues

Revision

Revision

 

Key knowledge

Free time, interests, role models

 

 

Body, illness, daily routine, celebrations

Global issues, and how we can improve the world