Spanish - KS3

WHO’S WHO?

Progress Leader: Mr C Ryan
Teaching Staff: Mrs C Farren, Mr C Halfpenny, Ms K McCann
Link Governor: Mrs R Foster

OUR AIMS

  • To develop an interest in learning to speak another language.
  • To improve the confidence of pupils to use the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • To increase awareness of the importance and relevance of language learning.
  • To highlight the fact that skills acquired through learning a new language are transferrable to other aspects of life.
  • To promote an interest in other cultures.
  • To raise awareness of the benefits of language learning and the opportunities available to those who speak a foreign language.

You will gain a lot from studying Languages. Not only does learning Languages give you the ability to speak the language, but it also helps you acquire a range of transferable skills that you will be able to use in other subjects. You will develop four key skills that are vital for any learning; listening, reading, speaking and writing. You will also acquire valuable skills that you will need in your future and which will make you a more rounded individual.

Languages make you stand out from the crowd and many top universities now require students to have a GCSE in Modern Foreign Languages. Students who have studied Languages at A-level are, in some cases, given preference.

YEAR 7



TERM
UNIT OF STUDY
KEY SKILLS / LEARNING
Autumn
Me presento
Mi familia y yo
* Count
* Give information about yourself
* Give opinions
* Description of self and others
*Awareness of Día de los Muertos
*Understand Christmas and New Year traditions
Spring
Mi casa
Mi ciudad
* Nationalities
* Spanish-speaking world
* Develop writing skills to include justified opinions and the 5 Ws.
* Future tense
* Research a Spanish town or city
* Awareness of La Semana Santa
Summer
En mi instituto
* Tell the time
* Compare school life in Spain with school life in the UK and give a balanced argument
* Describe your school
* Vocabulary challenge
* Assessments in Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing

YEAR 8



Autumn
Mi tiempo libre
* Describe daily routine
* Describe free time activities
* Develop speaking skills to interview a sportsperson
* Awareness of Spanish films and tv programmes
* Awareness of social media and technology
* Develop listening skills
Spring
Comer y beber
* Understanding of typical Hispanic dishes
* Food sampling
* Develop speaking skills by being able to order in a restaurant
* Past tense
Summer
Problemas sociales
* Develop understanding of healthy lifestyles
* Awareness of social issues affecting young people

YEAR 9



Autumn
Las vacaciones
* Develop awareness of the Spanish-speaking world
* Importance of Tourism within the Spanish economy
* Transactional vocabulary
* Consolidate use of 3 time frames
* Printing
* Drawing
Spring
El mundo de trabajo
Mis planes para el futuro
* CEIAG opportunities
* Importance of MFL in careers
* Career and F.E. pathways
* Options
Summer
Todo sobre yo
* Commence the GCSE course
* Develop all 4 skill areas

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Key stage 3: European Languages day

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

Encourage them to practise their speaking skills at home.
Make shopping lists in Spanish
Label household items in Spanish
Make connections between English and Spanish words.
Create mindmaps
Create flashcards
Put the key words into new sentences
Test your child orally
Mnemonics
Draw a comic strip of a timeline
Copy the words out in small chunks at a time.
Get your child to write their own spelling test and then leave it overnight to answer them the next day
Draw images and annotate/label them with extra information
Do further research on the topic
Create fact files
Cover parts of the vocabulary booklet and ask your child try to complete all the words in that section
Get your child to record themselves reading the vocabulary and listen back on repeat
Encourage them to re-record without the vocabulary in sight.

WHERE TO GO:

Spain
Lunya
La Tasca
Instituto Cervantes
Christmas markets

WHAT TO WATCH:

Coco
Carlitos
Ferdinand
The Book of Life
Pan’s Labyrinth
Voces Inocentes
YouTube walking tours

WHAT TO READ:

Toro, Toro by Michael Morpurgo (in English)
Spanish children’s stories https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories
Any title in the Coleccion Mini Larousse series
Any title in the DK series Teen Reader -Spanish for example Amigos Virtuales
Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo (English and Spanish Edition) – Lydia Gill
The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files / El Caso de Los Reyes Magos: Los expedientes de Flaca (Flaca Files / Los Expedientes de Flaca) (English and Spanish Edition) – Alidis Vicente
Crónicas de una muerte anunciada - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseño a volar – Luis Sepulveda
La Sombra del Viento (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruis Zafón
Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis) by Javier Cercas
http://spanishplayground.net/tag/easy-spanishpoems/ Excellent site with lots of ideas for poems to use in the classroom
http://www.elhuevodechocolate.com/ Poems, but also some stories and songs http://www.milcuentos.com/ Website with links to interactive short stories. The stories include pictures and audio. There is a title for each picture together with a short paragraph so it could be printed out and done as a match up activity or in a computer room.
http://eljardindedouglas.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Poesías Modern poet – Douglas Wright – loads of excellent material for KS2 – KS4 here, poems and song
http://www.gloriafuertes.org/index.php/literatura-inf Gloria Fuertes is an excellent poet for KS3/4 –
www.storyplace.org Stories to watch, read and listen with follow up activities

ONLINE:

www.aqa.org.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/
www.languagesresources.co.uk
http://www.languagesonline.org.uk
www.kerboodle.com
www.linguascope.com
https://www.duolingo.com
www.memrise.com
www.euroclub-schools.org

FUTURE CAREERS:

A Modern Foreign Language is viewed as a strong academic qualification by both employers and further education providers. Some of the many professions where language graduates work and language skills may apply include: business, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, banking and finance, travel and transport, tourism, public administration, the media, hotels and catering, education and the voluntary sector.

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