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MFL - SPANISH

Subject: Modern Foreign Languages - Spanish

Head of Subject: Mrs D. Morey

Overview

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied

Key Stage 3 Overview

This course introduces students to language at beginner level and takes them through to GCSE. The course will motivate students with a variety of activities responding to the individual needs of each pupil.

Year 7

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic: My life

 

Vocabulary

  • Greetings
  • Saying where you live 
  • Numbers 
  • Birthdays
  • Months
  • Days
  • Describing your character
  • Talking about your siblings
  • Talking about your pets
  • Colours

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Present tense of ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Gender
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers

 

Skills

  • Pronunciation
  • Spellings
  • Using cognates and connectives
  • Asking questions
  • Conjugation
  • Checking your work
  • Adapting a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Cómo te llamas?
  • ¿Cómo se escribe?
  • ¿Qué tal?
  • ¿Dónde vives?
  • ¿Cuántos años tienes?
  • ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?
  • ¿Tienes hermanos?
  • ¿Cúantos hermanos tienes?
  • ¿Tienes mascotas?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Learning about Spanish speaking countries

 

Revisit:

  • Cognates
  • Verbs in English
  • Pronouns in English
  • Grammatical parts of a sentence
  • Adjectives in English
  • Phonics to aid reading and pronunciation
  • Using to be and to have in English
  • Definite and indefinite articles in
  • English
  • Present tense in English
  • Question words in English

 

Topic: My life

 

Vocabulary

  • Greetings
  • Saying where you live
  • Numbers
  • Birthdays
  • Months
  • Days
  • Describing your character
  • Talking about your siblings
  • Talking about your pets
  • Colours

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Present tense of ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Gender
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers

 

Skills

  • Pronunciation
  • Spellings
  • Using cognates and connectives
  • Asking questions
  • Conjugation
  • Checking your work
  • Adapting a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Cómo te llamas?
  • ¿Cómo se escribe?
  • ¿Qué tal?
  • ¿Dónde vives?
  • ¿Cuántos años tienes?
  • ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?
  • ¿Tienes hermanos?
  • ¿Cúantos hermanos tienes?
  • ¿Tienes mascotas?


Cultural Capital

  • Christmas traditions and celebrations 
  • New Year traditions and celebrations

 

Assessment point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings (Spanish nouns written with capital letter)
  • Working out meaning of words
  • Pronouns in Spanish
  • Position of verb in Spanish questions
  • Question words in Spanish
  • Spanish phonics to aid reading and pronunciation
  • Using to be and to have in Spanish
  • Definite and indefinite articles in Spanish, including gender
  • Present tense in Spanish with different pronouns
  • Use a bilingual dictionary
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Adapt a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic: My free time

 

Vocabulary

  • Leisure activities
  • Technology
  • Expressing opinions
  • Giving reasons
  • Weather
  • Sports
  • Time expressions

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Infinitive verbs
  • Opinions+Infinitive verbs
  • Using me gusta/no me gusta
  • Present tense of regular verbs ending in -AR, -ER and –IR
  • Impersonal verbs


Skills

  • Understanding conjugation
  • Using pronouns
  • Using connectives
  • Using group phrases
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Expressing opinions
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
  • ¿Te gusta escribir correos?
  • ¿Cantas karaoke?
  • ¿Qué haces cuando llueve?
  • ¿Qué deportes haces?
  • ¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Learning about famous Spanish people

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Cognates
  • Pronouns
  • Numbers
  • Word order
  • Position of verb in Spanish questions
  • Using question words
  • Nouns and plurals
  • Spanish phonics to aid pronunciation
  • Use of a bilingual dictionary
  • Conjugation of verbs
  • Use of connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers 
  • Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

Topic: My free time

 

Vocabulary

  • Leisure activities
  • Technology
  • Expressing opinions
  • Giving reasons
  • Weather
  • Sports
  • Time expressions


Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Infinitive verbs
  • Opinions+Infinitive verbs
  • Using me gusta/no me gusta
  • Present tense of regular verbs ending in -AR, -ER and –IR
  • Impersonal verbs

 

Skills

  • Understanding conjugation
  • Using pronouns
  • Using connectives
  • Using group phrases
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Expressing opinions
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
  • ¿Te gusta escribir correos?
  • ¿Cantas karaoke?
  • ¿Qué haces cuando llueve?
  • ¿Qué deportes haces?
  • ¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Different sports (handball, pelota)

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Cognates
  • Pronouns
  • Numbers
  • Word order
  • Position of verb in Spanish questions
  • Using question words
  • Nouns and plurals
  • Spanish phonics to aid pronunciation
  • Use of a bilingual dictionary
  • Conjugation of verbs
  • Use of connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers 
  • Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: My school

 

Vocabulary

  • School subjects
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Telling time
  • Days of the week
  • Describing timetable
  • Describing teachers
  • School rules
  • School facilities
  • Introduction of “there is”

 

Grammar

  • Singular and plural of subjects
  • Adjectival agreement
  • Articles
  • Word order
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Me gusta/me gustan
  • Hay/No hay
  • Using –er and –ir verbs


Skills

  • Saying what you like and dislike
  • Giving your reason
  • Using correct word order
  • Using correct adjectival agreement
  • Varying your writing
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’


Key Questions

  • ¿Qué estudias?
  • ¿Te gustan las ciencias?
  • ¿Cuál es tu día favorito?
  • ¿Qué haces los lunes?
  • ¿Cómo se llama tu instituto?
  • ¿Qué hay en tu insti?
  • ¿Te gusta tu instituto?
  • ¿Qué haces durante el recreo?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Describing different types of school
  • Finding out about the school system in Spanish speaking countries
  • Spanish school day routine


Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Question words
  • Conjugation of verbs in the present
  • tense
  • Pronouns
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Favourite things 
  • Pronunciation
  • Word order
  • Connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Topic: My school

 

Vocabulary

  • School subjects
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Telling time
  • Days of the week
  • Describing timetable
  • Describing teachers
  • School rules
  • School facilities
  • Introduction of “there is”

 

Grammar

  • Singular and plural of subjects
  • Adjectival agreement
  • Articles
  • Word order
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Me gusta/me gustan
  • Hay/No hay
  • Using –er and –ir verbs


Skills

  • Saying what you like and dislike
  • Giving your reason
  • Using correct word order
  • Using correct adjectival agreement
  • Varying your writing
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’


Key Questions

  • ¿Qué estudias?
  • ¿Te gustan las ciencias?
  • ¿Cuál es tu día favorito?
  • ¿Qué haces los lunes?
  • ¿Cómo se llama tu instituto?
  • ¿Qué hay en tu insti?
  • ¿Te gusta tu instituto?
  • ¿Qué haces durante el recreo?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Describing different types of school
  • Finding out about the school system in Spanish speaking countries
  • Spanish school day routine

 

Assessment point 3

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Question words
  • Conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • Pronouns
  • Favourite things
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Pronunciation
  • Word order
  • Connectives
  • Time expressions
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

Year 8

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic: My family and my friends

 

Vocabulary

  • Family members
  • Describing your family
  • Describing hair and eye colour
  • Saying what other people look like
  • Describing what kind of house you live in

 

Grammar

  • Possessive adjectives
  • Verbs “ser” and “tener”
  • Word order
  • Using verbs in the third person
  • Using the verb “estar”
  • Difference between “ser” and “estar”
  • Present tense of verbs ending in –AR, -ER and –IR


Skills

  • Building longer sentences
  • Giving reasons
  • Using qualifiers
  • Understanding longer reading texts
  • Using a bilingual dictionary
  • Developing answers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Cuántas personas hay en tu familia?
  • ¿Cuántos se llaman tus padres?
  • ¿Cuántos años tienen tus hermanos?
  • ¿De qué color tienes los ojos?
  • ¿Cómo tienes el pelo?
  • ¿Cómo es tu amigo/a?
  • ¿Cómo es tu casa/tu piso?
  • ¿Dónde está tu casa/tu piso?
  • ¿Cómo eres?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Learning about customs and festivals in Spanish speaking countries


Revisit:

  • Work out meaning of new words
  • Using possessive adjectives
  • Pronunciation
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Adjectives and qualifiers 
  • Word order 
  • Conjugation of verbs ending in –AR, -ER and –IR in the present tense 
  • Time expressions 
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Infinitives 
  • Numbers
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

Topic: My family and my friends

 

Vocabulary

  • Family members
  • Describing your family
  • Describing hair and eye colour
  • Saying what other people look like
  • Describing what kind of house you live in

 

Grammar

  • Possessive adjectives
  • Verbs “ser” and “tener”
  • Word order
  • Using verbs in the third person
  • Using the verb “estar”
  • Difference between “ser” and “estar”
  • Present tense of verbs ending in –AR, -ER and –IR


Skills

  • Building longer sentences
  • Giving reasons
  • Using qualifiers
  • Understanding longer reading texts
  • Using a bilingual dictionary
  • Developing answers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Cuántas personas hay en tu familia?
  • ¿Cuántos se llaman tus padres?
  • ¿Cuántos años tienen tus hermanos?
  • ¿De qué color tienes los ojos?
  • ¿Cómo tienes el pelo?
  • ¿Cómo es tu amigo/a?
  • ¿Cómo es tu casa/tu piso?
  • ¿Dónde está tu casa/tu piso?
  • ¿Cómo eres?

Cultural Capital

  • Learning about Spanish speaking towns/cities
  • Learning about customs and festivals

 

Assessment point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessments in all skills


Revisit:

  • Work out meaning of new words
  • Using possessive adjectives
  • Pronunciation
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Word order
  • Conjugation of verbs ending in –AR, -ER and –IR in the present tense
  • Time expressions
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Infinitives
  • Numbers
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic: Town

 

Vocabulary

  • Places in town
  • Things you do in town
  • Telling the time
  • Ordering food and drink
  • Holiday activities

 

Grammar

  • ‘There is’ and ‘There isn’t’
  • Modal verbs ‘would like’ and ‘can’
  • Using “a”, “some” and “many”
  • Infinitives
  • Using the verb “ir”
  • Near future tense (voy a +infinitive)


Skills

  • Focusing on high-frequency words
  • Understanding longer listening texts
  • Adapting a model
  • Writing at length
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Que hay en tu ciudad?
  • ¿Cómo es tu ciudad?
  • ¿Adónde vas?
  • ¿Vas de compras?
  • ¿Qué quieres tomar?
  • ¿Qué vas a hacer el fin de semana que viene?


Cultural Capital

  • Cities and towns in Spanish speaking countries
  • Food and drink in Spanish speaking countries
  • Addressing people politely

 

Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Conjugation of irregular present tense verbs
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Pronunciation
  • Nouns and plurals
  • Using ‘There is’
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Adapt a text
  • Free time activities
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Topic: Town

 

Vocabulary

  • Places in town
  • Things you do in town
  • Telling the time
  • Ordering food and drink
  • Holiday activities

 

Grammar

  • ‘There is’ and ‘There isn’t’
  • Modal verbs ‘would like’ and ‘can’
  • Using “a”, “some” and “many”
  • Infinitives
  • Using the verb “ir”
  • Near future tense (voy a +infinitive)


Skills

  • Focusing on high-frequency words
  • Understanding longer listening texts
  • Adapting a model
  • Writing at length
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Que hay en tu ciudad?
  • ¿Cómo es tu ciudad?
  • ¿Adónde vas?
  • ¿Vas de compras?
  • ¿Qué quieres tomar?
  • ¿Qué vas a hacer el fin de semana que viene?


Cultural Capital

  • Cities and towns in Spanish speaking countries
  • Food and drink in Spanish speaking countries
  • Addressing people politely


Assessment point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessments in all skills


Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Conjugation of irregular present tense verbs
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Pronunciation
  • Nouns and plurals
  • Using ‘There is’
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Adapt a text
  • Free time activities
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: My holidays

 

Vocabulary

  • Places to go 
  • Holidays activities
  • Saying what the holiday was like
  • Comparing places 
  • Weather 
  • Talking about holiday problems

 

Grammar

  • Using the preterite of “ir”
  • Using the preterite of regular “-AR” verbs
  • Using sequencers
  • Using the preterite of –ER and –IR verbs.
  • Using the preterite of “ser”
  • Weather phrases
  • Future tense
  • Making negative sentences

 

Skills

  • Combining present, future and past tenses
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Writing a holiday review
  • Pronunciation
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Adónde fuiste de vacaciones?
  • ¿Con quién fuiste de vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué hiciste durante las vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué hiciste el último día de vacaciones?
  • ¿Cómo fueron tus vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué tiempo hizo durante tus vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué hiciste el varano pasado?

 

Cultural capital

  • Variety of holiday experiences
  • Spanish speaking countries
  • Tourist destinations in Spanish speaking countries

 

Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
    Future tense
  • Combining the present and the future tense in the 4 language skills
  • Use of formal way of addressing someone
  • Pronunciation
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Working out meaning of unknown vocabulary
  • Adapting a text for own purposes
  • Word order
  • Use of voy a + infinitive
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Using ‘There is’
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Writing paragraphs

Topic: My holidays

 

Vocabulary

  • Places to go 
  • Holidays activities
  • Saying what the holiday was like
  • Comparing places 
  • Weather 
  • Talking about holiday problems

 

Grammar

  • Using the preterite of “ir”
  • Using the preterite of regular “-AR” verbs
  • Using sequencers
  • Using the preterite of –ER and –IR verbs.
  • Using the preterite of “ser”
  • Weather phrases
  • Future tense
  • Making negative sentences

 

Skills

  • Combining present, future and past tenses
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Writing a holiday review
  • Pronunciation
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘usted/ustedes’

 

Key Questions

  • ¿Adónde fuiste de vacaciones?
  • ¿Con quién fuiste de vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué hiciste durante las vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué hiciste el último día de vacaciones?
  • ¿Cómo fueron tus vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué tiempo hizo durante tus vacaciones?
  • ¿Qué hiciste el verano pasado?

 

Cultural capital

  • Variety of holiday experiences
  • Spanish speaking countries
  • Tourist destinations in Spanish speaking countries

 

Assessment point 3

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment skills


Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Preterite with regular and irregular verbs
  • Future tense
  • Combining the present, future and past tenses
  • Use of formal way of addressing someone
  • Pronunciation
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Working out meaning of unknown vocabulary
  • Adapting a text for own purposes
  • Word order
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Using ‘There is’ and ‘There was’
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Future tense

Useful websites/resources

www.quizlet.com 

www.wordreference.com 

Key Stage 4 Overview

This course will enable our students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Learning a language is a skill for life and something students should find rewarding.  Studying a language will give a student the possibility to obtain the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), thus enhancing their prospects to enter further education or employment.

The course will focus on the following topics:

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme3: Current and future study and employment.

Exam Board

AQA

Qualification type

GCSE

Assessment

The qualification is linear so students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

25% of GCSE Listening examination

What’s assessed: Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language

Foundation: 35 minutes approximately

Higher: 45 minutes approximately

25% of GCSE Speaking examination with class teacher

What’s assessed: Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes

Foundation: 7-9 minutes + preparation time

Higher: 10-12 minutes + preparation time

25% of GCSE Reading examination

What’s assessed: Understanding and responding to different types of written language

Foundation: 45 minutes

Higher: 1 hour

25% of GCSE Writing examination

What’s assessed: Communication effectively in writing for a variety of purposes

Foundation- 1 hour

Higher- 1 hour 15 minutes

Year 9

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Stating information about your family and friends
  • Describing your family relationships
  • Conjugating regular verbs in the present tense
  • Conjugating irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Conjugating reflexive verbs in the present tense
  • Using the present continuous tense
  • Introduction to the imperfect
  • Using cuando with imperfect and subjunctive

 

Revisit:

  • Using “tener”, “ser” and “estar” in the present tense
  • Family members
  • Description of appearance and character
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Comparative and superlative of adjectives
  • Extending responses by referring to others
  • Conjugation in the present tense
  • Word order
  • Structure of the past and future tenses
  • Question words
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences. Examples include: ya que (because); pero (but); dado que (given that); aunque (although)
  • Use question words

AQA GCSE Theme 1

MARRIAGE

  • Stating information about partnerships
  • Using adjectives to describe people well
  • Explaining your opinion on marriage
  • Using comparatives and superlative adjectives accurately

 

Revisit:

  • Using regular and irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Using reflexive verbs in the present tense
  • Family members
  • Description of appearance and character
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Comparative and superlative of adjectives
  • Conjugation in the present tense
  • Word order
  • Structure of the past and future tenses
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Question words
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences. Examples include: ya que (because); pero (but); dado que (given that); aunque (although)
  • Use cuando with imperfect and subjunctive
  • Use question words
  • The Imperfect

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

  • Stating opinions about social networks
  • Describing social networks in more details
  • Using direct and indirect pronouns
  • Using the imperfect with different verbs
  • Stating information about mobile phones
  • Describing mobile phone usage
  • Using “para” with infinitives

 

Revisit:

  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use the verb puedes+infinitive to list out the potential uses of technology
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something

 

AQA GCSE Theme 1
SPORTS, MUSIC, TV and CINEMA

  • Stating information about sports.
  • Stating opinions about what you like best.
  • Using reflexive verbs.
  • Stating information about music, cinema and TV
  • Using “soler” + infinitive
  • Using the imperfect to say what you used to do
  • Using a range of past tenses

 

Revisit:

  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something

 

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills
Summer 1 Summer 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1
FOOD and EATING OUT

  • Talking about typical foods
  • Describing food and drink in detail
  • Using the conditional
  • Using adverbial phrases correctly
  • Using the perfect tense
  • Using the passive

 

Revisit:

  • Present tense
  • Saying what you like to do
  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something
  • Using “soler” + infinitive
  • Using the imperfect to say what you used to do
  • Using a range of past tenses

AQA GCSE Theme 1
FESTIVALS AND CUSTOMS IN GERMANY AND GERMAN SPEAKING COUNTRIES

  • Stating information about festivals in
  • Spanish speaking countries
  • Comparing different festivals
  • Stating information about traditions in Spanish speaking countries
  • Using the perfect tense accurately
  • Using reflexive verbs in the preterite
  • Using the reflexive pronoun “se”

 

Revisit:

  • Opinions and justifications
  • Perfect tense
  • Imperfect tense
  • Future tense
  • The conditional
  • Personal pronouns
  • Word order
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs

Assessment Point 3

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOME
WHERE YOU LIVE

  • Talking about places in a town
  • Talking about your house
  • Talking about problems in a town
  • Stating information about where you live
  • Describing the features of a region
  • Understanding the geography of Spain
  • Using demonstrative adjectives
  • Understanding and using prepositions
  • Using synonyms and antonyms
  • Using different tenses together


Revisit:

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Questions and question words
  • Different tenses (Imperfect, Preterite, Future)
  • Adjectives and qualifiers 
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use infinitive constructions (“puedes”+infinitive)
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

AQA GCSE Theme 2
CHARITY and VOLUNTARY WORK

  • Stating voluntary work you do
  • Describing volunteer experiences
  • Talking about charities
  • The importance of doing voluntary work
  • Using quantifiers and intensifiers
  • Using the conditional


Revisit:

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Questions and question words
  • Different tenses (Imperfect, Preterite, Future)
  • Adjectives and qualifiers 
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use infinitive constructions (“puedes”+infinitive)
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOMELESSNESS

  • Stating information about living in poverty
  • Talking about homelessness
  • Talking about helping the homeless and the needy
  • Using reflexive constructions such as “se debe”, “se puede” + infinitive.
  • Using “me encanta, me preocupa” with subjunctive

 

Revisit

  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Different tenses (Imperfect, Preterite, Future)
  • Adjectives and qualifiers 
  • Opinions and justifications
  • The conditional
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

 

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY LIVING

  • Discussing healthy and unhealthy lifestyles
  • Stating information about health issues
  • Discussing diet-related problems
  • Describing past lifestyle choices
  • Using the pluperfect tense
  • Using negative words
  • Using “deber”, “tener” and “hay que”

 

Revisit

  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Different tenses (Imperfect, Preterite, Future)
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • The conditional
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Using reflexive constructions such as “se debe”, “se puede” + infinitive.
  • Using “me encanta, me preocupa” with subjunctive

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills
Summer 1 Summer 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
ENVIRONMENT

  • Understanding and discussing environmental problems
  • Describing local environmental problems
  • Talking about ways of protecting the environment
  • Using subordinating conjunctions
  • Using the imperative and pluperfect tense
  • Using modal verbs to express recommendations and obligations
  • Understanding percentages and higher numbers


Revisit:

  • Modal verbs linked to behaviours (must do/can do/should do/could do)
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use connectives and conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL

  • Talking about holiday accommodation
  • Talking about holidays activities
  • Talking about holidays preferences
  • Describing a region
  • Describing the weather in the past tense
  • Using expressions of sequence (antes de haber, después de haber, mientras+imperfect)
  • Using the imperfect tense
  • Using the conjunctions
  • Using comparative and superlative adverbs


Revisit:

  • Modal verbs linked to behaviours (must do/can do/should do/could do)
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use connectives and conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs
  • The passive
  • The imperative and pluperfect tense
Assessment Point 3

 

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 3
LIFE AT SCHOOL

  • Describing your school
  • Describing differences between schools
  • Describing your uniform
  • Describing school rules
  • Using adjectival endings
  • Using reflexive verbs
  • Using common subjunctive forms
  • Using conditional

 

Revisit:

  • Comparatives
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Using negatives
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Expressing opinions

AQA GCSE Theme 3
SCHOOL SUBJECTS AND TEACHERS

  • Describing your timetable and school day
  • Stating opinions about school and subjects.
  • Talking about teachers
  • Justifying opinions using a range of language
  • Using comparatives and superlatives
  • Using modal verbs
  • Using the infinitive
  • Using reflexive verbs

 

Revisit:

  • Comparatives
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Using negatives
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Expressing opinions
  • Reflexive verbs
  • The subjunctive

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 3
UNIVERSITY or WORK

  • Talking about work experience
  • Talking about the importance of
  • learning languages
  • Discussing gap years
  • Stating information about future choices
  • Using “soler” with the imperfect tense
  • Using the preterite and the imperfect together
  • Using alternatives to “and”
  • Using “saber” and “conocer”

 

Revisit:

  • Word order
  • Opinions
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Conditional
  • Comparing

AQA GCSE Theme 3
CHOICE OF CAREER

  • Stating information about future careers
  • Using the subjunctive with “cuando”
  • Using different ways to express future plans
  • Using the present subjunctive in hypothetical situations
  • Using subordinating conjunctions

 

Revisit:

  • Personality traits
  • Variety of tenses
  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Modal verbs
  • Using articles
  • Using subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skill

 

Summer 1 Summer 2

 

Exams

 

Exams

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