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Curriculum Statement

Faculty: Languages | Subject: French

Subject Overview:

Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. By making comparisons, they gain insight into their own culture and society. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.

 

YEAR 7

Key Topics

Students learn how to give and understand

  • Key Information
  • Phonics, Pronunciation practice, Cognates
  • Classroom Talk
  • Alphabet
  • Countries
  • Nationalities
  • Where you live
  • Describing places
  • Christmas
  • Animals
  • Family
  • Sports
  • Free time
  • Weather

Homework Tasks

Homework for Year 7 students consists of a variety of tasks to further develop all four skills and to broaden their cultural understanding.

Assessment

We assess one of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) termly.

There will also be regular class quizzes to test knowledge.

We offer the chance to visit France as part of Challenge week.

Key Skills

  • Knowing the purpose of accents
  • Basic pronunciation rules
  • Using a bi-lingual dictionary
  • Learning vocabulary
  • Developing techniques to improve listening skills
  • Understanding and using classroom language
  • Recording new vocabulary
  • Understanding how to use verbs in the present tense
  • Recognising patterns in regular verbs
  • Making sentences negative
  • Using language to converse in a variety of contexts: paired role-play and group work
  • Forming simple sentences
  • Expressing simple opinions
  • Developing ICT skills to enhance language learning
  • Four skills are practised throughout the year during lessons: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

 

YEAR 8

Key Topics

Students learn how to give and understand

  • Personal information
  • Physical description
  • Character- Description
  • Comparison
  • Revision and Consolidation
  • Sports
  • Free time
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Holidays
  • Weather
  • Different Grammatical structures
  • Clothes
  • Comparative and Superlatives

Homework Tasks

Homework for Year 8 students consists of a variety of tasks to further develop all four skills and to broaden their cultural understanding.

Assessment

We assess one of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) termly.

There will also be regular class quizzes to test knowledge.

We offer the chance to visit France as part of Challenge week.

Key Skills

Knowing how to use and form:

  • Perfect and near future tense
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Descriptions
  • Describing using: how, where, with, whom
  • Making comparisons
  • Giving opinions
  • Developing Learning, reading and speaking skills
  • Forming complex sentences

Continuing developing the skills learnt in year 7

 

YEAR 9

Key Topics

Students in year 9 use this year to prepare towards a GCSE in Languages

We focus on the developing the four skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening by looking at the following topics

  • Haïti
  • Au collège
  • Les Choristes
  • l’Environnement
  • Oradour
  • Café de Rêves
  • Le Comte de Monte Cristo

Homework Tasks

Homework for Year 9 students consists of a variety of tasks to further develop all four skills and to broaden their cultural understanding.

Assessment

We assess one of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) termly.

There will also be regular class quizzes to test knowledge.

We offer the chance to visit France as part of Challenge week.

Key Skills

Students learn how to know and form

  • Imperfect tense
  • Perfect tense
  • Conditional
  • Simple Future
  • Near Future
  • Writing extended pieces
  • Prepare longer speaking assessments
  • Memory skills
  • Developing listening skills

Continuing developing the skills learnt in year 7 and 8

 


 

Curriculum Statement

Faculty: Languages | Subject: Spanish

Subject Overview:

Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. By making comparisons, they gain insight into their own culture and society. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.

 

YEAR 7

Key Topics

Students learn how to give and understand

  • Key Information
  • Phonics, Pronunciation practice, Cognates
  • Classroom Talk
  • Alphabet
  • Countries
  • Nationalities
  • Where you live
  • Describing places
  • Christmas
  • Animals
  • Family
  • Sports
  • Free time
  • Weather

Homework Tasks

Homework for Year 7 students consists of a variety of tasks to further develop all four skills and to broaden their cultural understanding.

Assessment

We assess one of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) termly.

There will also be regular class quizzes to test knowledge.

Key Skills

  • Basic pronunciation rules, the purpose of accents
  • Using a bi-lingual dictionary
  • Learning vocabulary/developing memory skills
  • Developing techniques to improve listening skills
  • Understanding and using classroom language
  • Recording new vocabulary
  • Understanding how to use verbs in the present tense
  • Recognising patterns in regular verbs
  • Making sentences negative
  • Using language to converse in a variety of contexts: paired role-play and group work
  • Forming simple sentences
  • Expressing simple opinions
  • Developing ICT skills to enhance language learning
  • Four skills are practised throughout the year during lessons: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

 

YEAR 8

Key Topics

Students learn how to give and understand

  • Personal information
  • Physical description
  • Character- Description
  • Comparison
  • Revision and Consolidation
  • Sports
  • Free time
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Holidays
  • Weather
  • Different Grammatical structures
  • Clothes
  • Comparative and Superlatives

Homework Tasks

Homework for Year 8 students consists of a variety of tasks to further develop all four skills and to broaden their cultural understanding.

Assessment

We assess one of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) termly.

There will also be regular class quizzes to test knowledge.

We offer the chance to visit France as part of Challenge week.

Key Skills

Knowing how to use and form:

  • Perfect and near future tense
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Descriptions
  • Describing using: how, where, with, whom
  • Making comparisons
  • Giving opinions
  • Developing Learning, reading and speaking skills
  • Forming complex sentences

Continuing developing the skills learnt in year 7

 

YEAR 9

Key Topics

Students in year 9 use this year to prepare towards a GCSE in Language. They begin the year revising and consolidating prior learning.

We focus on the developing the four skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening by looking at the following topics in depth:

  • La familia
  • Las vacaciones
  • Discussing film/film shorts :
    • Voces inocentes
    • El misteriod del pez

Homework Tasks

Homework for Year 9 students consists of a variety of tasks to further develop all four skills and to broaden their cultural understanding.

Assessment

We assess one of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) termly.

There will also be regular class quizzes to test knowledge.

Some Year 9 groups meet with a Language assistant to further develop their listening and speaking skills.

We offer Year 9 and Year 10 students the opportunity to participate in an exchange with a partner school in Madrid

Key Skills

Students learn how to know and form

  • Imperfect tense
  • Preterite tense
  • Conditional
  • Simple Future
  • Near Future
  • Writing extended pieces
  • Prepare longer speaking assessments
  • Memory skills
  • Developing listening skills

Continuing developing the skills learnt in year 7 and 8

 

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