MFL

Years 7 and 8 Exploration

Learning a new language is exciting and rewarding. Throughout Year 7, we will develop learning language skills. We will offer a range of activities to allow students to understand the mechanics of the language they are studying but also allowing students to make connections with their own language. Students will also be able to reflect on cultural differences looking at a typical school day in another country for example. Phonics will be prominent, allowing students to acquire a good accent. There will be a focus throughout on:

  • Linguistic Competence
  • Application of grammar
  • Language learning skills
  • Cultural awareness

French

Year 7

Autumn 1

Context: Personal ID

Intent: I will be able to give details about myself

Autumn 2

Context: Friends and family

Intent: I will be able to describe family members and friends

Spring 1

Context: School

Intent: I will be able to express opinions about school subjects and describe a typical school day

Spring 2

Context: Town and hobbies

Intent: I will be able to give a brief description of my town and explain what activities I can do there

Summer 1

Context: Holiday

Intent: I will be able to talk about various holiday destinations and talk about a future and ideal holiday

Summer 2

Students will learn a French song and will take part in a fun Eurovision style competition.

Year 8

Autumn 1

Context: Media

Intent: I will be able to talk about TV programmes, films, reading and the use of internet

Autumn 2

Context: A past day trip

Intent: I will be able to talk about a past day trip

Spring 1

Context: Identity and relationship

Intent: I will be able to talk about myself and my relationship with my family

Spring 2

Context: House, home and daily routine

Intent: I will be able to describe various types of housing, and talk about my home.

Summer 1

Context: Celebrations

Intent: I will be able to organise a party and an outing and talk about a festival

Summer 2

Students will watch the French film ‘Les Choristes’. The film will form the basis for language-based activities such as describing characters, writing a film review etc

German

Year 7

Autumn 1

Context: Personal ID

Intent: I will be able to give details about myself

Autumn 2

Context: Family

Intent: I will be able to describe my family

Spring 1

Context: Hobbies

Intent: I will be able to describe my hobbies

Spring 2

Context: School

Intent: I will be able to describe my school

Summer 1

Context: Town

Intent: I will be able to describe my town

Summer 2

Students will learn a German song and will take part in a fun Eurovision style competition

Year 8

Autumn 1 and 2

Context: Holidays

Intent: I will be able to describe holidays in the past, present and future tenses

Spring 1

Context: Media

Intent: I will be able to talk about TV programmes, films and reading

Spring 2

Context: Food and Drink

Intent: I will be able to describe what I like to eat and drink. I will be able to order food and talk about healthy eating.

Summer 1

Context: Daily Routine and Clothes

Intent: I will be able to describe my daily routine and describe the clothes I wear

Summer 2

Students will watch the German film ‘Das Wunder von Bern’. The film will form the basis for language-based activities such as describing characters, writing a film review etc

 

Spanish

Year 7

Autumn 1

Context: My world

Intent: I will be able to give basic information about myself.

Autumn 2

Context: Free time

Intent: I will be able to talk about my free time activities

Spring 1

Context: My school

Intent: I will be able to talk about my school and subjects

Spring 2

Context: My family and friends

Intent: I will be able to describe myself and my family and talk about where I live

Summer 1

Context: My town

Intent: I will be able to describe where I live and what I am able to do there

Summer 2

I will learn a Spanish song and take part in a Eurovision type song contest

Year 8

Autumn 1

Context: Holidays

Intent: I will be able to talk about a past holiday

Autumn 2

Context: Summer holidays

Intent: I will be able to talk about my holidays and understand directions

Spring 1

Context: Media and free time

Intent: I will be able to talk about how I spend my free time

Spring 2

Context: Food and Drink

Intent: I will be able to talk about what I eat and give opinions

Summer 1 and 2

Context: Out and about

Intent: I will be able to say how I get ready to go out with my friends