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Modern Foreign Languages
Key Stage 3

                        
  

Learning another language provides liberation from insularity and leads to real cultural awareness. The Modern Foreign Languages Faculty at Sir John Leman High School aims to enable pupils to communicate successfully in the foreign language in practical situations, to learn about and understand aspects of the culture, customs and daily life of the relevant countries, and to encourage a positive attitude to foreign language learning and culture.

 

Studying a language has many benefits for the brain: language lessons promote vital communication skills and encourage mental agility, supporting and assisting pupils with other areas of the curriculum (literacy, numeracy, geography, ICT), providing them with a distinct advantage in an increasingly global community; knowledge of at least one foreign language is a significant asset in the job market.

 

The teachers in our MFL faculty are active and passionate about their specialism, committed to exploring creative ways of passing on our enthusiasm for languages to the students at Sir John Leman High School. We regularly share ideas about the range of learning strategies involved in understanding, learning and retaining a foreign language. We believe that all students should have the opportunity to learn a language and to have a sense of achievement while doing so.

 

French

 

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn

 

Moi

Greetings

Numbers + birthdays

Colours and pets

Family

Where you live

Countries

Likes and dislikes

Describing yourself and others

 

 

Ma zone

Describing your town

Directions

Places in town

Inviting someone to go somewhere

What you can do in town

 

T’es branché(e)?

Television programmes

Films

Reading

The internet

Using the perfect tense

 

Spring

 

Mon collège

School bag and classroom

Subjects and preferences

Giving opinions and reasons

Your timetable

A school day in France

Talking about food

 

 

3…2…1 Partez!

Talking about holidays

Buying drinks and snacks

Future holiday plans

Ideal holidays 

 

Paris, je t’adore !

Saying what you did in Paris

Tourist attractions

Saying where you went and how

Interviewing a suspect

Regular and irregular verbs in the perfect tense

 

Summer

 

Mes passe-temps

Your phone and computer

Sports

Weather

Free time activities

Saying what you like doing

Describing what other people do

 

 

 

T’es branché(e)?

Television programmes

Films

Reading

The internet

Using the past tense

 

 

Mon identité

Talking about personality

Talking about relationships

Talking about music

Talking about clothes

Talking about your passion

 

How is French assessed?

 

In Year 7 students are taught as mixed ability tutor groups, Year 8 classes are set according to English and broad ability groups are set in Year 9.  Students are assessed at the end of each module with reading, listening, speaking and writing tests – results are recorded on Go4Schools.

 

 

 

Spanish

 

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

 

 

Autumn

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

¡Vamos!

Introducing yourself, including age, birthday, where you live

 

Getting used to Spanish pronunciation Counting up to 31

 

Learning the Spanish alphabet

Talking about the classroom

El tiempo libre                   Saying what you do in free time, sports, telling the time, saying what you like to do and what you are going to do.               

Presentaciones         Talk about free time activities, describe people, talk about your daily routine.

 

 

Spring

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

En el instituto

Talking about your school subjects

 

Saying what you do in lessons

 

Talking about your teachers

¿Vamos a salir?

Talk about places in town, invite someone to go out, make excuses, use the present and near future tenses.

 

Mis vacaciones

Talk about where you went on holiday, how you travelled, what you did, use the past and present tense.

 

 

 

Summer

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Mi familia

Talking about your family and pets, describing people

La comida                         Talking about mealtimes, shopping for food, eating at a restaurant, talking about a past meal.

De moda                            Talking about clothes, talking about school uniform, choosing an item of clothing.

 

 

How is Spanish assessed?

Spanish is taught to all groups in Year 8 and Year 9. Year 8 classes are set according to English and broad ability groups in are set in Year 9. Students are assessed at the end of each module with reading, listening, speaking and writing tests – results are recorded on Go4Schools.