Our vision is to inspire all students to be passionate, curious and engaged with the Spanish language and its culture.
We aim to equip students with strong linguistic skills and a solid understanding of the key grammatical concepts they need to become conversationally fluent, so they can understand and connect with people across the world. Within a supportive learning environment, we focus on academic excellence as well as character development and encourage creativity, independence, participation and build resilience. We wish to foster a genuine curiosity of, and interest in, the world, as well as an understanding of different cultures so that our students develop the skills and confidence needed to become successful citizens in our multicultural, multilingual world.
September to December
“My life” enables students to celebrate and extend any prior learning from KS2. Students learn key structures that enable them to communicate confidently about themselves and understand how to develop language by using connectives and intensifiers. In the second half-term, the topic enables students to develop personal justified opinions that go beyond learning from the KS2 National curriculum. They explore topics like family/pets/animals and begin to learn to use infinitives, develop extended description and response. Throughout the term students learn phonics and pronunciation rules.
Key areas covered:
- Greetings likes and dislikes
- Pets Christmas in Spain • Family
- Age, numbers, birthday,
January and February
“My free time” enables students to explore the simple future with hobbies and sports, introducing days of the week and opinions with infinitives. Students are encouraged to continue to develop their opinions, connectives and intensifiers in a different context. Students gain confidence in communicating in the present tense.
Key areas covered:
- Daily activities
- The weather
- Plans for the weekend
March and April
“My school” gives students the opportunity to transfer prior learning (developed opinions) in a different context. This topic draws on adjectival agreements and then develops further KS2 themes such as food, numbers and free-time activities. Students also begin to learn descriptions and develop the use the present tense.
Key Areas Covered:
- likes and dislikes
- school facilities
- during break (present tense)
- days of the week
June and July
‘My town’ enables students to develop descriptive vocabulary and prepositions. They will retrieve and develop their knowledge of the near future, finishing the topic by applying knowledge and vocabulary from the year in an authentic research-based project of the Hispanic world.
Things to do:
- This weekend
- This is my town
- Revision and End of year exams
- Project holidays + (research)
MFL Student Voice Comments
Year 7‘’ I love Spanish. It’s my favourite subject, great teachers’
Year 7 “Mandarin is very challenging, in a good way as it pushes you”
Year 8 “Sentence builders help me to work things out”
Year 9“It gives you an opportunity to travel and is good for your brain”
Year 9 ‘It’s cool to speak a different language. It gets easier the more you learn’
Year 9 “Teacher explains expectations and to GCSE level”
Year 9 “Structuring sentences is tricky but I am coping”.
Year 9 ‘Teachers chat through 1-1 with us about our tests’