Curriculum: Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Spanish
Term 1Mis vacaciones  
Students learn how to describe a past holiday. Vocabulary includes how they got there, what they did, expressing an opinion and who they went with. Revision of present tense. Past tense is introduced. Near future will also be used. English: correct grammatical terms. GV1 Tenses (preterite) LC3 Conversation LC6 Reading comprehension
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Todo sobre mi vida  
Students learnt to say about their likes and dislikes, phones, music, tv and other activities. Grammar: present, comparatives, preterite Grammar: present tense of regular -ar, -ir, -er verbs, full paradigm (revision) present tense of stem-changing verbs (revision) Using negatives Using a wider range of opinions Learning about Hispanic singers Writing the profile of a singer Responding to what people say Using direct object pronouns GV3 Developing vocabulary LC3 Conversation
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3A comer  
Students revise time, food vocab and learn new vocab for daily routines and focus on reflexive verbs. Grammar: reflexive verbs. Use negatives Use usted/ustedes Use the near future Use three tenses together Use copying strategies when speaking Use direct object pronouns Learning about food in other countries. GV3 Opinions and discussions LC2 Transcription LC8 Writing creatively
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4¿Qué hacemos?  
Students are going to learn to arrange how to go out, to make excuses, talking about clothes and other activities that they might do during the weekends. Grammar points: Grammatical structures (me gustaría + infinitive) Using reflexive verbs Saying this/these Using three tenses Describing a fancy dress outfit Writing about a problem GV2 Grammatical structures (me gustaría + infinitive) LC5 Accurate pronunciation and intonation LC6 Translation into English
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Operacion verano  
Students learn how to describe a holiday, describing holiday activities, holiday home, asking for directions, talking about summer camps and discussing holiday destinations. Vocabulary includes how they got there, what they did, expressing an opinion and who they went with. Grammar points: Discovering more about the comparative Using the superlative All tenses will also be used. Imperative is introduced. Tackling challenging listening Using mejor and peor. Describing a town in your area.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Revision
-Revision of key vocab and tenses (present, preterite and near future for top sets). -Revision of vocab (using translations). -Using techniques to overcome difficulties in the speaking exam.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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