Spanish

Introduction to your subject

Subject Leader – Mrs Bickersteth

The Modern Foreign Languages department is committed to giving students the opportunity to discover new cultures through an enjoyable experience of learning a foreign language. We believe that the study of a foreign language helps students develop a sense of cultural pluralism, an openness to and appreciation of other cultures. In a globalised world characterised by international links and intercultural connections, linguistic skills are crucial for employment and career as proficiency in a foreign language enhances career opportunities. Beacon Hill Community School  MFL department encourages students to progress in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing while bringing languages alive though a range of interactive and varied lessons.

 

Intent

At Beacon Hill Community the MFL curriculum across Key Stage 3 and 4 provides students with the opportunity to study a wide range of language, increasing their knowledge of vocabulary and set phrases while at the same time building their understanding of structures and how language works. This is achieved through the study and development of written and spoken language. Students are able to express their opinions on a variety of topic areas relevant to their everyday lives. Skilful application occurs when students can articulate their ideas either verbally or written through authentic use of the language they have studied. Students are also able to develop the concept of being a global citizen by increasing their understanding of the cultures where the languages are spoken.

KS 3  

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
 

Unit 1 – Basic concepts

–          Spanish speking countries

–          Greetings

–           Numbers to 100

–          Alphabet

–          Age

–          Months of the year

Unit 2 All about me

 

–          Family members

–          Hair and eyes

–          Colours

–          Pets

–          Personality

–          Physical description

–          Christmas traditions

 

Unit 3 – Mi tiempo libre:

–          Common activities

–          Weathers

–          Seasons

–          Sports

–          Opinions /music

–          Days of the week

–          Celebrity profiles

 

 

Unit 4 – My house

 

–          area where I live

–          types of houses

–          romos in the house

–          my bedroom

–          easter traditions

 

Unit 5 – My town:

–          Places in town

–          Time

–          Food and drink items

–          Common activities to do around town

 

Unit 6 – My school:

–          Days of the week

–          Subjects

–          Facilities in school

–          Common break and lunch activities

 

 

Unit 1 – My holidays:

–          Countries

–          Transport

–          Common past tense holiday activities

Unit 2 –  Technology

 

–          Activities for your mobile

–          Types of music

–          Types of TV programs

–          Past activities

 

Unit 3 – Food

–          Healthy and unhealthy food

–          Meal times

–          Ordering a meal

–          Food and drink items

–          Quantities

 

Unit 4 – ¿Qué hacemos?:

–          To give excuses

–          Clothes

–          Colours

–          Places in town

–          Activites to do in town

–          Daily routine

–          Sporting events

–          Fancy dress outfits

 

Unit 5 – Planning the  summer

–          Rooms in a house

–          Locations

–          Directions

–          Summer camp activities

–          Holiday homes

–          Types of accommodation

–          Holiday destinations

–          Countries

 

 

 

Unit 1 – Celebrations and festivals

 

–          Days of the week

–          Spanish fiestas

–          Birthday plans and activities

–          Months

–           

–          Unit 2 – Oriéntate:

–          Jobs

–          Places of work

–          Job roles

–          Complaints about work

–           Good things about work

–          Personality

–          Job adverts

–          Future plans

–          Job interviews

 

Unit 3 – En forma:

–          Food and drink items

–          Healthy and unhealthy

–          Daily routine

–          Food categories

–          Sports

–          Places to do sport

–          Time

–          Aliments

–           

Unit 4 – Jóvenes en acción :

–          Children’s rights

–          Fair trade topics

–          Recycling

–          Places in town

–          Environment problems

–          Fundraising

 

Unit 5 – Una aventura en Madrid:

–          Greetings

–           Treasure hunt

–          Souvenirs

Places in town

 

–           

 

KS 4

Identity and culture:

 

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

 

Current and future study and employment

 

Youth Culture:

Ø  Self and relationships

Ø  Technology and social media

 

Lifestyle :

 

Ø  Health and fitness

Ø  Entertainment and leisure

 

Customs and Traditions:

Ø  Food and drink

Ø  Festivals and celebrations

 

Home and Locality:

Ø  Local areas of interest

Ø  Transport

 

 

Spain and Spanish-speaking countries:

Ø  Local and regional features and characteristics

Ø  Holidays and tourism

 

Global Sustainability:

Ø  Environment

Ø  Social issues

Current Study:

Ø  School/college life

Ø  School/college studies

 

 

 

World of Work

Ø  Work experience and part-time jobs

Ø  Skills and personal qualities

 

Jobs and FuturePlans:

Ø  Applying for work/study

Ø  Careerplans

 

Implementation:

Students have 5 lessons of Spanish a week in Y7 , Y8 and 9

Lessons are 45min long.

 

Impact :

                                                                                                                                                              

KS3

  • Learners will be assessed informally by continuous exchange of concepts and ideas.
  • Learners will communicate naturally in target language in and outside of the classroom.
  • Learners will be tested on regular bases and will be expected to demonstrate their ability in:

AO1Listening: understand and respond to different types of spoken language.

AO2Speaking: communicate and interact effectively in speech.

AO3Reading: understand and respond to different types of written language.

AO4Writing: communicate in writing.

 

KS4

 

Spanish GCSE students will be expected to have acquired knowledge and understanding of the full range of content for GCSE modern foreign languages as set out by the Department for Education.  It covers contemporary topics and has the communicative approach to learning.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698/scheme-of-assessment

Useful websites:

BBC Bitesize Spanish

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z4dqxnb

Vitrually there Spain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yzd0d

Learn Spanish with videos

https://videoele.com/en/Curso-en.html

Spanish national TV

http://www.rtve.es/