Year 11 Spanish

Curriculum Intents

At Philip Morant School and College, we aspire to expose our students to an ambitious Modern Languages curriculum with coherently planned and sequenced lessons, adapted and designed for all pupils. It is rich in skills and knowledge, develops curiosity and promotes diversity and tolerance of other cultures.

Why

We challenge our students to think, act and speak like those working in the field would with the aim to create the very best linguists. Our framework introduces them to a wide range of knowledge which goes beyond their own cultural experiences and sets them up as intercultural citizens. We do this by teaching language contextually within topic areas using target language to model and encourage students to communicate in the foreign language.

How

Students start in Year 7 with either French or Spanish and work through to Year 11 with that language gaining systematic knowledge of key vocabulary and structures, grammar and phonics of the language. Our curriculum gives students the opportunity to use language skills receptively and productively, for communication in the real world, for practical purposes and for their immediate needs and interests.

The Modern Foreign Languages curriculum allows students to maximise their attainment by providing opportunities to master the four skill areas of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking to ensure they are fully prepared for the demands of the GCSE course.

Autumn Term 

Jobs and Work

Grammar

This term students will be talking about different jobs and job preferences. We will be discussing work experience using a range of past tenses. We will look into the importance of learning languages using the verbs saber and conocer. Then students will learn how to apply for a summer job using indirect object pronouns and writing a formal letter. We will discuss gap years, revisit conditional tense and finally, discuss plans for the future using the subjunctive tense with cuando.

Dialectic

Students are given opportunities to complete reading and listening papers on all GCSE topics apart form the Environment. They will focus on common misconceptions and get used to the style of the GCSEs question papers. Students will practice writing on several topics in GCSE style that include 40 words, 90 words and 150 words writing. They will practice Role plays, Photo card description and General Conversational Questions.

Rhetoric

Year 11 will be conducting first a Mid-term writing test and a Reading paper followed by the formal mocks in November. They will be given opportunities to showcase in lesson their knowledge on the GCSE Themes.

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This term students will be talking about different jobs and job preferences. We will be discussing work experience using a range of past tenses. We will look into the importance of learning languages using the verbs saber and conocer. Then students will learn how to apply for a summer job using indirect object pronouns and writing a formal letter. We will discuss gap years, revisit conditional tense and finally, discuss plans for the future using the subjunctive tense with cuando.

Students are given opportunities to complete reading and listening papers on all GCSE topics apart form the Environment. They will focus on common misconceptions and get used to the style of the GCSEs question papers. Students will practice writing on several topics in GCSE style that include 40 words, 90 words and 150 words writing. They will practice Role plays, Photo card description and General Conversational Questions.

Year 11 will be conducting first a Mid-term writing test and a Reading paper followed by the formal mocks in November. They will be given opportunities to showcase in lesson their knowledge on the GCSE Themes.

Students have been given accounts on school’s subscribed online resources – Active Learn, This is language, Seneca. Encourage your child to practise their topics little and often, every other day 15 minutes.

Test your child the vocabulary, do they know how to spell them. Ask to see their speaking questions. Help them practise the answers.

Spring Term 

The Environment

Grammar

In this Module students are going to talk about the Environment. This will include talking about global and regional issues, describing solutions for improving the environment and their local areas. Discussing what students do to protect the environment and how they have changed their habits over time. This will include using past, present and future tenses. Students will also cover describing types of houses, talking about healthy eating and healthy lifestyles, discussing international sports events and talking about natural disasters.

Dialectic

Students will complete reading and listening papers on all GCSE topics. They will focus on common misconceptions and get used to the style of the GCSEs question papers. Students will practice writing on several topics in GCSE style that include 40 words, 90 words and 150 words writing. They will practice Role plays, Photo card description and General Conversational Questions.

Rhetoric

Students will be assessed formally with mock exams in the following skills – Reading, Writing and Listening. Students will be preparing for their GCSE Speaking exams after Easter.

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

In this Module students are going to talk about the Environment. This will include talking about global and regional issues, describing solutions for improving the environment and their local areas. Discussing what students do to protect the environment and how they have changed their habits over time. This will include using past, present and future tenses. Students will also cover describing types of houses, talking about healthy eating and healthy lifestyles, discussing international sports events and talking about natural disasters.

Students will complete reading and listening papers on all GCSE topics. They will focus on common misconceptions and get used to the style of the GCSEs question papers. Students will practice writing on several topics in GCSE style that include 40 words, 90 words and 150 words writing. They will practice Role plays, Photo card description and General Conversational Questions.
Students will be assessed formally with mock exams in the following skills – Reading, Writing and Listening. Students will be preparing for their GCSE Speaking exams after Easter.

Students have been given accounts on school’s subscribed online resources – Active Learn, This is language, Seneca. Encourage your child to practise their topics little and often, every other day 15 minutes.

Test your child the vocabulary, do they know how to spell them. Ask to see their speaking questions. Help them practise the answers.

Summer Term

Revision of all Modules

Grammar

Students revise for their GCSE exams

Dialectic

Students are given opportunities to come after school and have one to one help before their GCSE exams

Rhetoric

Students completing their GCSE exams

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

Revision sessions

Students have been given accounts on school’s subscribed online resources – Active Learn, This is language, Seneca. Encourage your child to practise their topics little and often, every other day 15 minutes.

Test your child the vocabulary, do they know how to spell them. Ask to see their speaking questions. Help them practise the answers.

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