KS3 Curriculum Overview: Spanish


Year 7

Autumn Term 1

Project-based unit

¿Por qué español? (Why Spanish? What does the Spanish speaking world have to do with me?)

Ethos links

Character – Developing respect, responsibility and kindness
STEM – Learning and applying key numbers
Sustainability – Environmental issues in the Spanish speaking world, fairtrade

Knowledge & Skills
  • Understand how to give basic details about yourself and others, learn different aspects of Hispanic culture: People, places, products, the environment
  • Agreement with nouns, use of numbers, solving basic mathematical problems in Spanish
  • Planning and organisation, Resilience, perseverance, learning from mistakes, research, risk-taking
Assessment

Written report and presentation

Autumn Term 2

Mi tiempo libre (My free-time)

¿Qué te gusta hacer en Milton Keynes? (What do you like to do in Milton Keynes?)

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – What activities you like to do
Character – Spelling Bee competition

Knowledge & Skills
  • Develop understanding of free-time activities
  • Using the present tense and giving opinions
  • Communication, listening, risk-taking, creating imaging, innovating, problem-solving, planning and organisation
Assessment

Reading , Writing and Listening Assessment

Spring Term 1

Mi insti (My school)

¿Cómo es Watling Academy? (What is Watling Academy like?)

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Comparing different schools
STEM – Opinions on these subjects

Knowledge & Skills
  • Understand about school life
  • Using the immediate future and preterite tenses in order to build greater variety into written work
  • Making links and applying knowledge, Communication, listening, risk-taking, creating imaging, innovating, problem-solving, planning and organisation

Spring Term 2

Mi insti (My school)

¿Qué haces en tu insti para ayudar al medio ambiente? (What do you do in your school to help protect the environment?)

Ethos links

Sustainability – What you can do to protect the environment

Knowledge & Skills
  • Understand about how to help the environment
  • Using modal verbs
  • Making links and applying knowledge, Communication, listening, risk-taking, creating imaging, innovating, problem-solving, planning and organisation
Assessment

Reading, Listening and Writing Assessment

Summer Term 1

Mi familia y mis amigos (My family and friends)

¿A quién te pareces? (Who are you similar to?)

Ethos links

Character – Developing respect, responsibility and kindness

Knowledge & Skills
  • Understand about family dynamics, character and physical description
  • Agreement with nouns, word order, more complex opinions
  • Communication, listening, risk-taking, creating imaging, innovating, problem-solving, planning and organisation
Assessment

Reading and Listening Assessment

Summer Term 2

Mi ciudad (My town)

¿Cómo es Milton Keynes? (What is Milton Keynes like?)

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – What is in the city, what there used to be, what you would like to see. What activities can you do
Character – Developing aspects of Respect, responsibility, and kindness

Knowledge & Skills
  • Develop your understanding of your town
  • Agreement with nouns, using key phrases in different tenses, giving opinions
  • Research, making links and applying knowledge, Communication, listening, risk-taking, creating imaging, innovating, problem-solving, planning and organisation
Assessment

Speaking Assessment

Year 8

Autumn Term 1

Mis vacaciones (My holidays)

¿Qué tal lo pasaste durante las vacaciones? (How were your holidays?)

Ethos links

Sustainability – The impact of holidays on the environment
Milton Keynes – comparing the city with other destinations

Knowledge & Skills
  • To be able to discuss previous holidays, transport.
  • To consolidate knowledge of the preterite tense. Learn how to use the conditional tense
  • Communication, listening, research, creating, imagining and innovating, making links and applying knowledge, risk-taking
Assessment

Reading, Listening and Writing

Autumn Term 2

Todo sobre mi vida (All about my life)

¿Cuáles son tus intereses? (What are your interests?)

Ethos links

STEM – How do you use different types of technology
Character – Being respectful of how people choose to use technology. Translation Bee

Knowledge & Skills
  • How do you use technology? Discussing, TV & music
  • Using comparatives and superlatives
  • Research, planning and organising, Communication, listening, research, creating, imagining and innovating, making links and applying knowledge

Spring Term 1 & 2

A comer (Lets eat)

¿Cómo es la comida hispana en comparación con la tuya? (How does Hispanic food compare to what you eat?)

Ethos links

Sustainability – Impact of different foods upon the environment
STEM – Using quantities
Character – Being respectful of different customs relating to food

Knowledge & Skills
  • What do you and others eat? Ordering food in a restaurant, buying food
  • Using a range of future tenses, Improving cultural awareness of different cuisines
  • Making links and applying knowledge, planning and organisation, perseverance, resilience and learning from mistakes, problem-solving, communication, listening
Assessment
Spring Term 1

Speaking assessment

Summer Term 1

¿Qué hacemos? (What are we doing?)

¿Puedes organizar una salida? (Can you organise an outing/trip?)

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Learning how to organise a trip out in Milton Keynes

Knowledge & Skills
  • What places can you visit? Excuses, what clothes you will wear
  • Key transactional language
  • Risk-taking, Problem-solving, perseverance, resilience, learning from mistakes, communication, listening, making links and applying knowledge, planning and organisation, creating, imagining and innovating
Assessment

Reading, Listening and Writing

Summer Term 2

Operación verano (Operation summer)

¿Cómo serían las vacaciones de tus sueños? (What would your dream holiday be like?)

Ethos links

Sustainability – The impact of holidays on the environment
Milton Keynes – comparing the city with other destinations

Knowledge & Skills
  • What type of holiday home do you prefer, activities, directions, Summer camps, ideal holidays.
  • Using the imperative to give directions, describing preferences
  • Creating, imagining and innovating, planning and organisation, problem-solving, risk-taking communication, listening

Year 9

Autumn Term 1

Somos así (This is how we are)

¿Cómo es tu rutina? (What is your routine like?)

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – How your routine impacts upon where you live

Knowledge & Skills
  • Discussing things you like, films, films, a day out, famous people
  • Present, preterite and near future tenses. Daily routine activities
  • Making links and applying knowledge, Thinking, reasoning and making judgements, communication, listening, research, creating, imagining and innovating, planning and organisations, risk-taking
Assessment

Speaking

Autumn Term 2

¡Oriéntate! (Find your bearings!)

¿Qué tipo de trabajo quieres en el futuro? (What type of job do you want in the future?)

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – links to local employers
STEM – Different types of STEM jobs
Character – Personal qualities, responsibility

Knowledge & Skills
  • Develop understanding of jobs, responsibilities, a typical day, future plans
  • Variety of future tenses, Tener que, adjectival agreement
  • Planning and organisation, creating, imagining and innovating, communication, listening, research, thinking, reasoning and making judgements

Spring Term 1

En forma (In shape)

¿Qué podrías hacer para mantenerte saludable? (What could you do to stay healthy?)

Ethos links

Character – Responsibility
Sustainability – How your lifestyle impacts upon you and the environment
STEM – Understanding a healthy diet

Knowledge & Skills
  • How to maintain a healthy diet, Active lifestyle, your daily routine, getting fit, resolving medical problems
  • Modal verbs, reflexive verbs
  • Problem-solving, resilience, perseverance and learning from mistakes, creating, imagining and innovating, making links and applying knowledge, communication, listening
Assessment

Reading, Listening and Writing

Spring Term 2

Jóvenes en acción (Young people in action)

¿Qué podrías hacer para ayudar al medio ambiente? (What could you do to help the environment?)

Ethos links

Character – Responsibility, Kindness, Respect
Sustainability – How to protect the environment
STEM – Environmental impact
Milton Keynes – How has the city changed

Knowledge & Skills
  • My city, Children’s rights, fair trade, recycling
  • Using se debería, the imperfect tense
  • Problem-solving, finding and using evidence, making links and applying knowledge, communication, listening, analysis and evaluation, research

Summer Term 1

Una aventura en Madrid (An adventure in Madrid)

Descubre Madrid… (Discover Madrid…)

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Hows does it compare to Madrid. Are there any links?

Knowledge & Skills
  • What is it like to stay with a family, orienteering, buying souvenirs, future plans
  • Comparatives and superlatives, Simple future
  • Risk-taking, Resilience, perseverance and learning from mistakes, problem-solving, creating, imagining and innovating, planning and organisation, communication, listening,
Assessment

GCSE Foundation Reading, Listening and Writing.

Summer Term 2

iDesconéctate! (Unwind! – An introduction to GCSE Spanish)

¿Qué hacen los españoles durante las vacaciones? (How do Spanish people spend their holidays)

Ethos links

Sustainability – The impact of holidays on the environment
Milton Keynes – comparing the city with other destinations
STEM – Interpreting statistics, drawing conclusions

Knowledge & Skills
  • How do you spend the summer? Holiday preferences of Spanish people, Barcelona, Booking a holiday, Complaining about issues
  • Using the imperfect and preterite tenses together
  • Collecting, using and distilling data, analysis and evaluation making links and applying knowledge, risk-taking, communication, listening
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