SPANISH - KS3

 

MFL Learning Journey

 

WHO’S WHO?

Progress Leader: Mr C Ryan
Teaching Staff: Mrs C Farren, Mr C Halfpenny
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
wareness of Día de los Muertos
nderstand 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.