Modern Languages Curriculum Overview

Modern Languages Curriculum Overview

 

French

 

Year 7

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

All about me

My school

My world

Video project ‘It’s my life’ fluency training

Describing me

Family and friends

Home

My town/local area

Assessment

Speaking: Presentation about yourself

 

Listening to other students and evaluating whether they have followed the criteria

 

December

Listening: gap fill focussed on grammar and phonics

 

Translation: into French and English

February

End of Year Exams:

Writing: from a 4-bullet point prompt (40 words)

 

Speaking: describing a picture using PALMO

 

June

Speaking: Make a video talking about yourself in French

 

July

 

Homework

To learn the verb avoir

 

To learn the verb être

 

To learn French numbers 1-20

To learn physical adjectives

 

To learn personality adjectives

 

To learn family vocabulary

To learn the school subjects

 

To learn the verb étudier

 

To learn common connectives

To learn prepositions of place

 

To learn the verb habiter

 

To learn the verb faire

To learn the verb aller

 

To learn how to form the near future tense

 

To learn places in town vocabulary

To learn PALMO sentence starters

 

To revise for end of year exams

 

To work on script with peers

 

Year 8

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

It’s the holidays!

My free time activities

Festivals and food

Francophone country file fluency training

Destination: Holidays

The holidays of my life

Sports

Free time

Assessment

Speaking: describing a picture using PALMO and answering 3 other questions in the present, past and near future tenses with support.

 

December

Writing:  from a 4-bullet point prompt (40 words)

 

Translation: into French and English

 

April

End of Year Exams

Writing: Describing a picture using PALMO and answering questions in 3 tenses

 

Translation into English and French

June

Speaking: Presenting a non-European Francophone country and its customs

 

July

Homework

To learn the prepostions

 

To learn the verb aller

 

To learn the near future

To learn the passé composé verbs with avoir

 

To learn the passé composé verbs with être

 

To learn the past time markers

To learn the body parts and ’j’ai mal à’ structure

 

To learn the verb jouer

 

To learn past tense time markers

To learn the verbs ‘regarder and écouter’

 

To learn the verbs ‘lire and voir’

 

To learn the comparative and superlative structures

To learn the verb ‘manger’ and the partitive structure ‘manger de’

 

To learn key verbs for the topic

 

To learn key vocabulary for the topic

To learn PALMO sentence starters

 

To revise for end of year exams

 

To work on presentation with partner

                     

 

 

Year 9

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

The wider world

The future

How much does it cost?

Transactional Language

Film Project

‘Entre les murs’ (The Class 15)

Healthy lifestyles

Climate Emergency

My skills

My aspirations

Skills

Be able to describe my daily routine

 

Be able to describe healthy habits

 

Be able to describe unhealthy habits

 

Be able to describe your lifestyle habits when you were little

 

Be able to describe how to help others

Midpoint skills and knowledge recap  -October

Be able to describe climate problems

 

Be able to describe what you should do to help the environment

 

Be able to describe what the world used to be like

 

Be recycle to be able to give an opinion and justify it

 

Be able to describe what I’m good at

 

Be able to describe my interests

 

Be able to describe what skills language study brings

 

Midpoint skills and knowledge recap  -February

Be able to describe what job I would like

 

Be able to describe what options there are after GCSEs in UK

 

Be able to describe what options are available to students in Francophone countries

Be able to partake in a role play about buying train/plane tickets

 

Be able to partake in a role play about ordering in a restaurant

 

Be able to partake in a role-play about buying clothes in a shop

 

Be able to partake in a role play about giving directions

 

Be able to partake in a role play booking a room

Be able to follow a film in French with English subtitles

 

Be able to write a review about the film

 

Be able to describe the characters in the film

 

Be able to give positive and negative opinions and justify them

 

Assessment

Writing: 4 bullet point 90-word writing task using at least three tenses

 

Translation in to French and English.

 

December

End of Year Exams:

Writing: 4 bullet point 90-word writing task using at least three tenses

 

Speaking: Describing a picture using PALMO

May

Speaking: Taking part in a role play

 

June

Writing: Write a review about the film in French with support

 

July

Homework

To learn the structure ‘on doit/on ne doit pas + inf’

 

To learn the imperfect of key verbs

 

To learn the structure ‘quand j’étais petit(e) + imperfect’

To learn the structure ‘il faut/il ne faut pas + inf’

 

To learn the structure ‘il y avait/il n’y avait pas de’

 

To learn the imperfect of key verbs

To learn ‘verb + inf verb’ structure

 

To research the benefits of language learning

 

To learn the verb ‘étudier’

To learn the structure ‘je voudrais + inf / J’ai l’intention de + inf’

 

To learn jobs vocabulary

 

To research what jobs require knowledge of more than one language

To learn PALMO sentence starters

 

To revise for exams

 

To learn transactional language vocabulary

To research key themes of the film

 

To revise describing people vocabulary from year 7

                     

 

 

Year 10

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

Theme 1: Me, my family, friends and our festivals

Theme 1: Free time and technology

Theme 2: Home and Local Area

Theme 2: Travel and Tourism

MOCKS and fluency training

Assessment

Speaking: GCSE photocard description using PALMO and answering questions in past, present and future.

 

Translation into French

 

December

Writing: 4 bullet point 90-word writing task using at least three tenses

OR 2 bullet point 150-word writing task using at least five tenses

 

Translation into English

 

April

MOCKS: Full suite of Exams – Foundation paper

Speaking: Role play, Photocard, General Conversation Questions /60

Listening: /40

Reading and Translation into English: /50

Writing and Translation into French: Describing a picture, 40 words, 90 words and Translation /60

June/July

Homework

To learn the verbs avoir and être

 

To learn ALL present tense endings

 

To learn key reflexive verbs

To learn how to form the imperfect tense and the endings

 

To learn how to form the conditional mood and the endings

 

To learn the passé composé with avoir/key être verbs

To learn the verb present and past participle of irregular verbs FAIRE, ALLER, LIRE, VOIR

 

To learn the comparative structures ‘plus…que, moins…que, aussi…que, meilleur, pire’

 

To learn the superlative structures ‘le plus…, le moins…, le meilleur…, le pire…’

To learn the negative structures ‘ne…pas’, ‘ne…jamais’, ‘ne…rien’

 

To learn the verb ‘pouvoir’ and the structure ‘pouvoir+ inf’

 

To learn the prepositions of place

 

To practise describing a picture with PALMO

 

To practise a 40 word answer

 

To practise a 90 word answer

To practise a 90 word answer

 

To revise for your exams

 

To write the answers to conversation questions

                         

 

Year 11

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

Theme 2: Social and Global Issues

Theme 3: School and Post-16 aspirations

GCSE exams

Assessment

MOCKS: Full suite of Exams – Foundation/Higher paper

Speaking: Role play, Photocard, General Conversation Questions /60

Listening: /40 (F) /50 (H)

Reading and Translation into English: /50 (F) /60 (H)

Writing and Translation into French: Describing a picture, 40 words, 90 words and Translation /60 (F) 90 words, 150 words and Translation /60 (H)

December

Deciding Tier: Exams – Foundation/Higher paper

Listening: /40 (F) /50 (H)

Reading and Translation into English: /50 (F) /60 (H)

Writing and Translation into French: Describing a picture, 40 words, 90 words and Translation /60 (F) 90 words, 150 words and Translation /60 (H)

March/April (before Easter)

Drop down day for revising speaking RIGHT AFTER Easter holidays

 

Speaking Exams: Late April / Early May

 

Revision and Exams

May / June

Homework

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/ translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet

 


  

Spanish

 

Year 7

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

All about me

My school

My world

Video project ‘It’s my life’ fluency training

Describing me

Family and friends

Home

My town/local area

Assessment

Speaking: Presentation about yourself

 

Listening to other students and evaluating whether they have followed the criteria

 

December

Listening: gap fill focussed on grammar and phonics

 

Translation: into Spanish and English

February

End of Year Exams:

Writing: from a 4-bullet point prompt (40 words)

 

Speaking: describing a picture using PALMO

June

Speaking: Make a video talking about yourself in Spanish

 

July

 

Homework

To learn the verb tener

 

To learn the verb ser

 

To learn Spanish numbers 1-20

To learn physical adjectives

 

To learn personality adjectives

 

To learn family vocabulary

To learn the school subjects

 

To learn the verb estudiar

 

To learn common connectives

To learn prepositions of place

 

To learn the verb vivir

 

To learn the verb hacer

To learn the verb ir

 

To learn how to form the near future tense

 

To learn places in town vocabulary

To learn PALMO sentence starters

 

To revise for end of year exams

 

To work on script with peers

 

Year 8

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

It’s the holidays!

My free time activities

Festivals and food

Francophone country file fluency training

Destination: Holidays

The holidays of my life

Sports

Free time

Assessment

Speaking: describing a picture using PALMO and answering 3 other questions in the present, past and near future tenses with support.

 

December

Writing:  from a 4-bullet point prompt (40 words)

 

Translation: into Spanish and English

 

April

End of Year Exams

Writing: Describing a picture using PALMO and answering questions in 3 tenses

 

Translation into English and Spanish

June

Speaking: Presenting a non-European Spanish speaking country and its customs

 

July

Homework

To learn the -er verb endings

 

To learn the structure ‘se puede/suelo + inf’

 

To learn the near future

To learn the preterite of ir

 

To learn the preterite of all regular verbs

 

To learn the past time markers

To learn the body parts and me duele’ structure

 

To learn the stem changing verb jugar

 

To learn past tense time markers

To learn the verb ‘tocar’

 

To learn the verbs ‘leer and ver’

 

To learn the comparative and superlative structures

To learn the negative structures ‘nada/ninguno/no/nunca’)

 

To learn key verbs in the present continuous

 

To learn quantity words

To learn PALMO sentence starters

 

To revise for end of year exams

 

To work on presentation with partner

                     

 

 

Year 9

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

The wider world

The future

How much does it cost?

Transactional Language

Film Project

‘La misma luna’ (The Class 12A)

Healthy lifestyles

Climate Emergency

My skills

My aspirations

Assessment

Writing: 4 bullet point 90-word writing task using at least three tenses

 

Translation in to Spanish and English.

 

December

End of Year Exams:

Writing: 4 bullet point 90-word writing task using at least three tenses

 

Speaking: Describing a picture using PALMO

May

Speaking: Taking part in a role play

 

June

Writing: Write a review about the film in Spanish with support

 

July

Homework

To learn the structure ‘se debe/no se debe + inf’

 

To learn the imperfect of key verbs

 

To learn the structure ‘cuando era pequeño/a + imperfect’

To learn the structure ‘tener que + inf’

 

To learn the structure ‘había/no había’

 

To learn key time markers

To learn reflexive verbs ‘aburarse, interesarse, fascinarse’

 

To research the benefits of language learning

 

To learn the verb ‘estudiar’

To learn the structure ‘ me gustaría + inf /me encantaría + inf’

 

To learn jobs vocabulary

 

To research what jobs require knowledge of more than one language

To learn PALMO sentence starters

 

To revise for exams

 

To learn transactional language vocabulary

To research key themes of the film

 

To revise describing people vocabulary from year 7

                     

 

Year 10

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

Theme 1: Me, my family, friends and our festivals

Theme 1: Free time and technology

Theme 2: Home and Local Area

Theme 2: Travel and Tourism

MOCKS and fluency training

Assessment

Speaking: GCSE photocard description using PALMO and answering questions in past, present and future.

 

Translation into Spanish

 

December

Writing: 4 bullet point 90-word writing task using at least three tenses

OR 2 bullet point 150-word writing task using at least five tenses

 

Translation into English

 

April

MOCKS: Full suite of Exams – Foundation paper

Speaking: Role play, Photocard, General Conversation Questions /60

Listening: /40

Reading and Translation into English: /50

Writing and Translation into French: Describing a picture, 40 words, 90 words and Translation /60

June/July

Homework

To learn the verbs tener, ser and estar

 

To learn ALL present tense endings

 

To learn key reflexive verbs

To learn how to form the imperfect tense and the endings

 

To learn how to form the conditional mood and the endings

 

To learn the preterite of key verbs

To learn the verb present and past of verbs HACER, IR, JUGAR, LEER, VER

 

To know the comparative ‘más … que, menos …que, tan … como’

 

To know the superlative ‘el más …, el menos … el mejor …, el peor’

To learn the negative structures ‘tampoco/ni…ni’ ‘nunca/no/jamás’

 

To learn the verb ‘poder’ and the structure ‘poder+ inf’

 

To learn the prepositions of place

 

To practise describing a picture with PALMO

 

To practise a 40 word answer

 

To practise a 90 word answer

To practise a 90 word answer

 

To revise for your exams

 

To write the answers to conversation questions

                         

 

 

Year 11

Topic

Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

6 weeks

Summer 2

6 weeks

Theme 2: Social and Global Issues

Theme 3: School and Post-16 aspirations

GCSE exams

Assessment

MOCKS: Full suite of Exams – Foundation/Higher paper

Speaking: Role play, Photocard, General Conversation Questions /60

Listening: /40 (F) /50 (H)

Reading and Translation into English: /50 (F) /60 (H)

Writing and Translation into Spanish: Describing a picture, 40 words, 90 words and Translation /60 (F) 90 words, 150 words and Translation /60 (H)

December

Deciding Tier: Exams – Foundation/Higher paper

Listening: /40 (F) /50 (H)

Reading and Translation into English: /50 (F) /60 (H)

Writing and Translation into Spanish: Describing a picture, 40 words, 90 words and Translation /60 (F) 90 words, 150 words and Translation /60 (H)

March/April (before Easter)

Drop down day for revising speaking RIGHT AFTER Easter holidays

 

Speaking Exams: Late April / Early May

 

Revision and Exams

May / June

Homework

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/ translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet

To improve speaking questions

 

To practise 90/150 words/translations booklet

 

To practise photocards/role play booklet