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Redland Green School

KS3 MFL

The core purpose of learning a language is to be able to communicate with others. Our intention is to build core language skills which will allow our students to reach out to others by learning to introduce themselves, to ask and answer key questions and to describe the world they see around them. 
In French and Spanish students will use their newly acquired language with confidence, creativity and spontaneity. They will improve through four key skills:
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing
As well as learning to express themselves in a foreign language, we aim for our curriculum to be a gateway to other cultures and points of view, allowing pupils to explore different ways of life and to build them into citizens of the world.

 


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Unit 1 - Basic information

 

French 

Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

French numbers

French alphabet

Questions/ Answers/ Months


Spanish

Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Spanish alphabet

Spanish numbers 1-50

Months of the year

 

Unit 2 - Family and pets

 

French

Unit 2 Knowledge organiser 1

Unit 2 Knowledge organiser 2

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Animals and adjectives

Family and questions

Physical and personality descriptions


Spanish 

Unit 2 Knowledge organiser 1

Unit 2 Knowledge organiser 2

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Animals and colours

Family members

Basic adjectives

Physical description

Personality

 

Unit 3 - Home and town

 

French

Unit 3 Knowledge organiser 1 and 2

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Countries/ compass points/ locations/ directions

House/ town/ helping at home + questions

 

Spanish

Unit 3 Knowledge organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Countries and Points of the Compass

My house

Rooms of the House

Helping at Home

In the city

Directions

 

Unit 4 - My free time

 

French

Unit 4 Knowledge organiser 1

Unit 4 Knowledge organiser 2

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Sports and hobbies

TV/ Films and opinions

 

Spanish 

Unit 4 Knowledge organiser 1

Unit 4 Knowledge organiser 2

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Ball Sports

Non Ball Sports

Hobbies

TV, Film and Music

TV, Film and Music Adjectives

 

Throughout the year students will be expected to use key words and grammar. We have summarised the most important below

French

French grammar Knowledge Organiser

Spanish

Spanish Grammar Knowledge organiser

 

Unit 1- Food and drink

 

French

Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Food and drinks

Healthy living


Spanish

Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Mealtime and healthy diet

Quantities and at the restaurant

 

Unit 2 - School

 

French

Unit 2 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Subject, room, timetable

Uniform, rules and future plans


Spanish

Unit 2 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Subjects and opinions

Timetable and what you do at school

School Uniform and opinions

 

Unit 3 - Holidays

 

French

Unit 3 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Countries and transports

Past and future holiday


Spanish

Unit 3 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Countries, transports, opinions

Accomodation and weather

Holiday activities and opinions

 

Unit 4 - Customs and Festivals

 

French

Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Key festivals and verbs

Past and future holiday


Spanish

Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Key festivals and celebrations

Future and past festivals and opinions

Unit 1 - Relationships

 

French

Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Date/ Numbers revision

Family personality/ physical description

Present tense regular ER verbs/ question verbs


Spanish

Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Personal information and family

Physical description

Personality and how you get on

 

Unit 2 - Free time


French

Unit 2 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Sports/ hobbies

Social media/TV/ films

Jouer faire in present tense and other tenses


Spanish

Unit 2 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Sports and frequency

Hobbies and opinions

TV, Films, opinions

 

Unit 3 - Jobs and future plans


French

Unit 3 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Future jobs

Language of work

Future tense


Spanish

Unit 3 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Jobs and placed of work

Personality, opinions, part times jobs

Time phrases and future plans 

 

Unit 4 - My region


French

Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

House and home

Location / countries

Imperfect and conditional


Spanish

Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser

Quizlet- Vocabulary practice

Places in town and directions

Climate and describing town with tenses

Location and activities

Advantages and disadvantages

 


Why is the curriculum sequenced this way?

The French/Spanish course begins in Year 7 with a thorough grounding in the principles of phonics and simple sentence structure through greeting people and introducing themselves, before building an awareness of key grammatical concepts, such as noun gender by talking about their family.  They can further expand their ability to express themselves by learning to justify opinions when talking about their free time.  The topics studied in Year 8 allow students to give more complex and refined opinions about things which they discuss every day, as well as developing their knowledge of different tenses, discussing past/upcoming meals and holidays.  Year 9 starts to look ahead to current relationships and future plans, which requires students to extend their sentences and use multiple time references in their work, which will help to prepare them well for the demands KS4.