Curriculum: Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Spanish
Term 1Somos así  
Students will be learning about things they like and dislike, what they do during the week, films, how they celebrate their birthday and talking about life as a celebrity. Key grammar points: Using irregular and regular verbs in the present tense, using the near future, using three tenses together. Skills: GV3 Developing vocabulary LC5 Accurate pronunciation LC1 Listening and responding LC8 Translation into Spanish GV3 Opinions and discussions LC4 Expressing ideas (writing)
Assessment: We do a comprehensive end of unit assessment: The students will have a reading and translation paper (into English and Spanish), a listening and a writing (80 words). Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Oriéntate   
Students will be learning how discuss what they have to do at work, talk about their future life and describe their job. Key grammar points: Using the verb "tener que", suing correct verb agreement, more practice with the near future, more practice using three tenses. Skills: GV2 Grammatical structures (tener que + infinitive) GV3 Developing vocabulary LC3 Conversation LC5 Speaking coherently and confidently LC6 Reading comprehension GV3 Opinions and discussions LC1 Listening and responding LC3 Conversation LC6 Translation into English
Assessment: We do a comprehensive end of unit assessment: this term will be doing a speaking assessment (following the GCSE structure) a reading comprehension paper (range of task with a different level of difficulty) and a translation (into English and Spanish).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3En forma  
The students will be learning and talking about having a healthy diet, talking about having an active life style, daily routine, getting fit and about ailments. Key grammar points: Using direct object pronouns, using stem-changing verbs, using reflexive verbs, using "se debe/ no se debe", using me duele/n. Skills: GV3 Developing vocabulary LC4 Expressing ideas (speaking) LC1 Listening and responding LC2 Transcription LC4 Expressing ideas (speaking and writing) LC5 Accurate pronunciation and intonation GV3 Opinions and discussions LC3 Conversation
Assessment: We do a comprehensive assessment at the end of every unit. This term we are going to do a listening paper, a writing paper (building up longer writing to 100 words) and a translation (into English and Spanish)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Jóvenes en accion   
The students are going to be able to discuss and learn about children's rights, fair trade, recycling, about how a town has changed and fundraising. This is a very important unit as it is the first time we discuss these topics at KS3, which makes it a perfect introduction to the GCSE curriculum. Key grammar points: using the verb "poder", expressing a point of view (opinions), using "se debería" (conditional), using imperfect tense (new tense). Skills: GV3 Opinions and discussions GV4 Accuracy (grammar) LC6 Translation into English LC6 Reading comprehension LC8 Translation into Spanish LC1 Listening and responding LC5 Speaking coherently and confidently LC3 Conversation (dealing with the unexpected) LC5 Accurate pronunciation and intonation
Assessment: We do a comprehensive assessment at the end of each unit. For this unit we will have a reading paper, translation (into English and Spanish) and a listening paper.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5 and 6Una aventura en Madrid + Revision    
The students are going to learn about meeting and greeting people, will talk about a treasure hunt, discussing buying souvenirs, and will talk about what they will do in the future. Key grammar points: Using expressions with "tener", using the superlative, using the comparative, suing the simple future (new tense). Skills: GV4 Accuracy (grammar) LC3 Conversation (social conventions) LC6 Reading comprehension LC8 Translation into Spanish GV3 Developing vocabulary LC3 Conversation (using modes of address) LC4 Expressing ideas (writing) LC6 Translation into English LC3 Conversation (social conventions) LC3 Dealing with the unexpected LC5 Accurate pronunciation and intonation
Assessment: In term 5 we are going to focus on one skill. We will have a speaking assessment and we will assess all units. The assessment will have two parts: -describing a picture -conversation On term 6 we will do an end of year assessment assessing all skills (apart form speaking).Key Words and Terms
 
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