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

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 and 2

Context: sport

Intent: I will be able to talk about sports I do and talk about activities I am going to do at the weekend

Year 8 

Autumn 1 

Context: media

Intent: I will be able to talk about TV programmes films and books I like as well as how I use the internet

Autumn 2 

Context: past day trip 

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

Spring 1

Context: identity and relationships

Intent: I will be able to talk about personalities and how I get on with people

Spring 2 and summer 1

Context: home and routine 

Intent: I will be able to describe my house and my daily routine and food I like to eat

Summer 2

Context: parties and festivals

Intent: I will be able to talk about planning a party and explore a range of French festivals

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

Year 7

Autumn 1 

Context: My world 

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

Autumn 2 

Context: My family and friends 

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

Spring 1 and 2 

Context: My school 

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

Summer 1 

Context: Free time and hobbies 

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

Summer 2 

Context: My town and future plans 

Intent: I will be able to describe where I live and what I am going to do at the weekend 

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 and 2 

Context: Food and Drink 

Intent: I will be able to talk about what I eat, give opinions and order a meal  

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 

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

Year 9 

The only change is in Summer term 

Summer 1 

Context: Spanish typical food and customs 

Intent: I will be able to talk about different Spanish customs and typical food 

Year 9 Excitement

Over the course of Year 9, students will be able to build on the foundations they have acquired and become more independent and creative in their use of language. Students will be able to transfer vocabulary and structures to new contexts and refer to events in three time frames (past, present and future). There will be a continued focus throughout on:

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

Autumn 1

Context: school and work

Intent: I will be able to describe my school and talk about jobs I might like to do in the future

Autumn 2

Context: healthy lifestyle

Intent: I will be able to talk about healthy and unhealthy foods and habits

 Spring 1

Context: Holidays

Intent: I will be able to describe a holiday and talk about my ideal holiday

Spring 2

Context: environment

Intent: I will be able to describe my town and talk about environment issues in my region

Summer 1 and 2

Context: free time

Intent: I will be able to describe what I do in my spare time using three time frames.

Autumn 1

Context: Health

Intent: I will be able to describe illnesses and injuries as well as describe healthy lifestyles

Autumn 2

Content: Music

Intent: I will be able to describe different types of music and my music preferences

Spring 1

Context: Environment

Intent: I will be able to describe environmental problems and solutions and describe where I live.

Spring 2

Context: Jobs

Intent: I will be able to discuss my future ambitions and jobs

Summer 1

Context: Custom and Festivals

Intent: I will be able to talk about various hobbies in the three time frames

Summer 2

Context: Transition

Intent: Revision for end of year assessments including role play and photo cards for speaking

Autumn 1

Context: Free time

Intent: I will be able to talk about what I do in my free time.

Autumn 2

Context: Health

Intent: I will be able to talk about my health and lifestyle

Spring 1

Context: Town

Intent: I will be able to talk about my town and how it has changed

Spring 2

Context: Social and Global Issues

Intent: I will be able to talk about different issues affecting the world today

Summer 1

Context: Holidays

Intent: I will be able to talk about holidays in past, present and future tenses

Summer 2

GCSE Skills

Years 10 and 11 Expertise

Over the course of Years 10 and 11, students will hone their languages skills to produce longer pieces of writing showing off a range of topic-specific vocabulary and a variety of more complex structures. They will be able to use tenses with increased accuracy. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the tasks set in the GCSE exam in all four skills, so they are well equipped to tackle them with confidence.

Year 10 

Autumn 1

Context: Identity and relationships

Intent: I will be able to describe myself and others, talk about my relationships and different types of families

Autumn 2

Context: healthy lifestyle

Intent: I will be able to talk about health issues, life choices and recent activities

 Spring 1

Context: education and work

Intent: I will be able to talk about subjects I like, describe my school and talk about post 16 and career plans

Spring 2

Context: free time activities

Intent: I will be able to talk about current, past and future activities and hobbies

Summer 1 and 2

Context: customs festivals and celebrations

Intent: I will be able to talk about celebrations and explore French festivals

Year 11

Autumn 1

Context: Travel, tourism and places of interest

Intent: I will be able to describe holidays, favourite destinations, past, future and dream holidays

Autumn 2

Context: celebrity culture and technology

Intent: I will be able to talk about routes to fame, pros and cons of being famous as well as use of digital media.

Spring 1

Context: environment and where people live

Intent: I will be able to talk about eco-friendly habits and how to protect the environment. I will be able to describe my local environment

Spring 2

Revision and exam skills

Year 10

Autumn 1

Context: School

Intent: I will be able to describe my school, school rules and the subjects I study

Autumn 2

Context: Me, my family and friends

Intent: I will be able to talk about my relationships with my family and friends and give my views about a range of relationships

Spring 1

Context: Custom and festivals

Intent: I will be able to talk about how I celebrate a range of key events such as birthdays and Christmas

Spring 2

Context: Home, town and region

Intent: I will be able to describe my house and ideal house. I will be able to give the pros and cons of my region

Summer 1 and 2

Context: Free time and technology

Intent: I will be able to talk about various hobbies in the past, present and future. I will be able to talk about mobile technology and social media

Year 11

Autumn 1

Context: Jobs and careers

Intent: I will be able to talk about my part time job and my potential future career

Autumn 2

Context: Social issues

Intent: I will be able to talk about a range of social and global issues such as poverty and health.

Spring 1

Context: Global Issues

Intent: I will be able to talk about a range of global issues such as homelessness and the environment

Spring 2 and Summer 1

Revision of past topics and exam skills

Year 10 

Autumn 1 

Context: Travel and tourism 

Intent: I will be able to talk about holiday destinations and typical holiday activities using three time frames 

Autumn 2 

Context: Life at school 

Intent: I will be able to talk about my school day, subjects and future plans 

Spring 1 

Context: Family and relationships 

Intent: I will be able to talk about my family and friends and give opinions about relationships 

Spring 2 

Context: Customs and festivals 

Intent: I will understand cultural differences between Britain and Spanish speaking countries and I will learn about different festivals in Spanish speaking countries 

Summer 1 and 2 

Context: Free time and media 

Intent: I will be able to talk about my hobbies and going out as well as the different uses of technology in everyday life 

Year 11 

Autumn 1 

Context: The world of work 

Intent: I will be able to talk about my part time job, future plans and job preferences 

Autumn 2 

Context: Town and local area 

Intent: I will be able to talk about where I live and my region, including advantages and disadvantages 

Spring 1 

Context: Global and social issues 

Intent: I will be able to describe different social and global issues affecting the world today 

Spring 2 and Summer 1 

Revision of past topics and exam skills