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KS3 Modern Foreign Languages : Spanish

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Key Stage 3 Course Information Page

Course Name : KS3 Spanish

Curriculum Content

Year group Term Topic Key vocabulary
7 Autumn Introduction to learning a language (Induction) Introducing myself Phonics, memory techniques.

Greetings, name, age, birthdays, days of the week, months of the year, numbers 1-31.

Alphabet.

Classroom instructions.

The present tense

Spanish festivals.

7 Spring My Family Family and their names and age.

Pets and colours.

Personality and physical description.

The present tense.

Spanish festivals.

7 Summer My School Items in your backpack.

Classroom furniture.

Telling the time.

School subjects.

Opinions and justifications.

The present tense.

Spanish festivals/culture.

8 Autumn My Free Time Hobbies.

Irregular verbs.

Adverbs of time.

Telling the time.

Sports.

More complex opinions and justifications.

The present tense and the near future tense.

Spanish festival/cultures.

8 Spring My Town Adjectives to describe my town.

Places of interest.

Weather and seasons.

Conditional clauses using free time and activities and weather.

The present tense and the near future tense.

Spanish festivals/culture.

8 Summer House and Lifestyle Locations and types of property.

Irregular verbs.

Adjectives to describe a place.

Rooms in the house.

Furniture.

Prepositions

Activities at home.

The present tense, the near future tense and the conditional tense.

Spanish festivals/culture.

9 Autumn My Holidays Countries.

Where you go, with whom and how you travel (methods of transport).

Activities that you do whilst on holiday.

Time phrases.

The present tense, the near future tense, the conditional tense and the past simple tense.

More complex opinions and justifications.

Spanish festivals/culture.

9 Spring Food Daily routine.

Meal times.

Food and drink.

Adjectives to describe food and drink.

Weights and quantities.

numbers 1-1000.

How to order/ask for food and drink.

The present tense, the near future tense, the conditional tense and the past simple tense.

More complex opinions and justifications.

Spanish festivals/culture.

9 Summer Fashion School uniform and general clothing.

Colours and other adjectives to describe clothes.

Demonstrative adjectives.

Going shopping.

The present tense, the near future tense, the conditional tense and the past simple tense.

More complex opinions and justifications.

Spanish festivals/culture.

How Classes are Grouped

Classes are grouped by ability using whole school data. Movement across bands and sets is subject to timetabling and approval from the Lead Professional.

Regular departmental discussion take place to monitor progress and achievement.

Classes are grouped by ability using whole school data. Movement across bands and sets is subject to timetabling and approval from the Lead Professional.

Regular departmental discussion take place to monitor progress and achievement.

Classes are grouped by ability using whole school data. Movement across bands and sets is subject to timetabling and approval from the Lead Professional.

Regular departmental discussion take place to monitor progress and achievement.

Assessment (including homework)

Formal assessments are completed in two skills at the end of each unit of work.

The results are shared with pupils and noted on the progress tracking sheet at the front of their exercise books.

Pupils will know how they achieved in a range of skills at the end of each unit.

For homework students must complete reflective study after each lesson.

They will also be asked to complete a range of short tasks to extend listening, reading , speaking and writing skills.

Homework may include practice exercises on topics being covered; learning by heart; research; creative tasks.

Formal assessments are completed in two skills at the end of each unit of work.

The results are shared with pupils and noted on the progress tracking sheet at the front of their exercise books.

Pupils will know how they achieved in a range of skills at the end of each unit.

For homework students must complete reflective study after each lesson.

They will also be asked to complete a range of short tasks to extend listening, reading , speaking and writing skills.

Homework may include practice exercises on topics being covered; learning by heart; research; creative tasks.

Formal assessments are completed in two skills at the end of each unit of work.

The results are shared with pupils and noted on the progress tracking sheet at the front of their exercise books.

Pupils will know how they achieved in a range of skills at the end of each unit.

For homework students must complete reflective study after each lesson.

They will also be asked to complete a range of short tasks to extend listening, reading , speaking and writing skills.

Homework may include practice exercises on topics being covered; learning by heart; research; creative tasks.

How to Support Your Daughter

Ensure that your daughter completes her reflective study after each lesson.

  • Ensure that your daughter completes her reflective study after each lesson.
  • Encourage your daughter to practise dialogues aloud at home
  • Encourage your daughter to learn her vocabulary using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check technique.
  • Test your daughter on spellings and meanings of new words and encourage her to practise her dialogues aloud.
  • Ensure that your daughter completes her reflective study after each lesson.
  • Encourage your daughter to practise dialogues aloud at home
  • Encourage your daughter to learn her vocabulary using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check technique.
  • Test your daughter on spellings and meanings of new words and encourage her to practise her dialogues aloud.
  • Ensure that your daughter completes her reflective study after each lesson.
  • Encourage your daughter to practise dialogues aloud at home
  • Encourage your daughter to learn her vocabulary using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check technique.
  • Test your daughter on spellings and meanings of new words and encourage her to practise her dialogues aloud.