Spanish at KS3

Faculty
Modern Foreign Languages
Department
Spanish
Level
Key Stage 3
Head of Faculty
J. Giffen

In Year 7, students follow a course specifically designed to introduce language learning in German. Continuing with this language throughout KS3, the majority of students opt to learn a second language in Year 8 and 9.

Language lessons scaffold learning through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students cover a range of topics which relate to their immediate experience of the world. Language and grammar are built around these topics and through a rigorous curriculum, solid foundations are laid to secure success in their future language learning.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 7

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Unit 1 Hola: Basic information: Greetings, age and birthdays, numbers up to 31, describe what is in your rucksack, alphabet, classroom vocabulary, Spanish speaking countries. Mid unit, peer assessed, speaking assessment.
Autumn 2 Completion of Unit 1. Unit 2 Mi colegio: School subjects, days of the week, opinions of teachers, opinions of school subjects, snacks, numbers up to 100. Basic grammar: Present tense: -AR, -ER and –IR verbs, adjective agreements, verb: gustar, connectives: porque and negatives. End of Unit 1 Writing, Listening and
Reading Assessment.
Spring 1 Completion of Unit 2.
Unit 3 Mi Familia: Family members, household pets, colours, physical descriptions, hair and eyes. Grammar: Irregular verb: Tener – to have, possessive adjectives, adjective agreements (revision) and irregular verb: ser – to be.
End of Unit 2 Writing, Listening and Reading Assessment including aspects from Unit 1.
Spring 2 Completion of Unit 3. Unit 4 Mi casa: European countries, regions, home descriptions, rooms of the house, activities at home, bedroom furniture, daily routine. Grammar: Verb: estar – to be located: está, present tense (revision), radical stem changing verbs, prepositions and reflexive verbs. End of Unit 3 Speaking Assessment including aspects from units 1, 2 and 3.
End of Unit 3 Listening and Reading
Assessment.
Summer 1 Completion of Unit 4. Unit 5 Tiempo Libre: Time, sports, opinions of free time activities, future activities. Grammar: Irregular first-person conjugations, irregular verb: ir – to go, present tense and immediate future tense. End of Year Writing Assessment including work from all units. End of Unit 4 Listening and Reading Assessment.
Summer 2 Completion of Unit 5.
Revision and end of year project.
 

 

Year 8

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Basic revision from Year 7: Basic information, numbers, birthday, opinions, question words. Unit 1 La gente: Talk about activities, revision physical description, comparatives, using reflexive verbs, use sequencing words.  
Autumn 2 Completion of Unit 1. Unit 2: Vamos a Salir: Places in a town, using the near future, activities in town, inviting someone to go out, making excuses. Unit 1 Listening, Reading and Writing Assessment.
Spring 1 Completion of Unit 2. Unit 3 Mis Vacaciones: Where you go and where you went on holiday, saying how you travelled, introduction of Preterit (Past Tense), What you did on holiday, giving more detail and opinions about a past holiday. Unit 2 Listening and Reading
Assessment.
Unit 1 and 2 Speaking Assessment.
Spring 2 Completion of Unit 3: Using Present, past and future to describe a holiday, Past tense in more detail. Prepare for longer writing tasks. Unit 4 La comida: Mealtimes in Spain, food in a market / buying food, ordering food in a restaurant, Use past, present and future together, introduction of the imperfect tense. Unit 3 Listening and Reading assessment. Writing Assessment including aspects from Unit 1, 2 & 3.
Summer 1 Completion of Unit 4. Prepare role-play scenarios in preparation for the trip to Cantabria. Unit 4 Listening and Reading Assessment.
Speaking Assessment including aspects of unit 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Summer 2 Unit 5 De Moda: Talking about clothes, uniform. Revision of the
year.
 

 

Year 9

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Basic revision from Year 7 & 8: Personal Details, Question words, agreements. Unit 1 Los medios de comunicación: What you use your computer for, Television programmes, genres of films, revise time, music, the past tense rule AR/ER/ IR / and IRREGULARS, comparatives.  
Autumn 2 Completion of Unit 1. Unit 2: El instituto Describing school, school subjects, what you must study, what you are going to study, future tense, conditional tense, discussing teachers, ideal teacher, opinions and opinion phrases, describing school rules, after school clubs. Unit Listening, Reading and Writing Assessment.
Spring 1 Completion of Unit 2. Revision of all grammar. Preparation for speaking assessment. Unit 2 Listening and Reading assessment. Speaking Assessment Units 1 & 2.
Spring 2 Unit 3: La salud Parts of the body, saying what hurts, describing symptoms, discuss a healthy lifestyle.  
Summer 1 Completion of Unit 3. Begin the SPANISH GCSE Course:
Bridging the Gap.
Unit 3 Listening and Reading assessment. Writing assessment Units 1, 2 & 3.
Summer 2 AQA GCSE UNIT 1  

 

Extended Learning

Year 7

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com;
bbcbitesize.com
Notes and vocabulary in your exercise book. YouTube: Spanish music videos.  

 

Year 8

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com;
bbcbitesize.com
  Netflix Spanish films. Year 8 Trip to Cantabria.

 

Year 9

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
kerboodle.com;
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com;
bbcbitesize.com;
seneca.com
AQA online GCSE text book; online Spanish articles. Netflix Spanish films.  

 

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