KS3 Languages (Yr 8)

Curriculum Overview

Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

SCHOOL LIFE

FRENCH

  • School – subjects, opinions uniform, similarities and differences, future plans.
  • Past tenses

Cultural information (Toussaint)

  • Present tense
  • Perfect tense
  • Imperfect tense
  • Conditional tense
  • Imperatives

Autumn Term 2

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

FESTIVALS

FRENCH

  • Leisure activities +weather+ countries

Cultural information (Noël and comparisons with Eid, Diwali, Honaker, etc. )

  • Preceding direct objects
  • Preceding indirect objects

French assessment

Spring Term 1

REVISION

SCHOOL LIFE

SPANISH
  • Revision of basics from year 7- personal identification, family, numbers, Hispanic countries…)
    • School – subjects, opinions uniform, similarities and differences, future plans.
    • Past tenses
    Cultural information (Chile music festival, Carnaval, El día del libro)
    • Writing for audience
    • Letter etiquette
    • Reading for gist
    • Paraphrasing
    • Authentic materials

    Spring Term 2

    LEISURE ACTIVITIES

    TOURIST

    ATTRACTIONS

    HISPANIC WORLD

    SPANISH

    • Leisure activities +weather+ countries)
    • Hispanic countries + tourist attractions, e.g. Macchu Picchu

    Cultural information (Semana Santa)

    • Present tense
    • Perfect tense
    • Imperfect tense
    • Conditional tense
    • Imperatives

    Spanish assessment

    Summer Term 1

    HISPANIC

    WORLD

    SPANISH

    • Consolidation activities

    Cultural information (Feria del Caballo; Las Fallas; Tomatina; San Fermin)

    • Preceding direct objects
    • Preceding indirect objects
    • Writing for audience
    • Letter etiquette
    • Reading for gist
    • Paraphrasing
    • Authentic materials

    Summer Term 2

    Following on from basics in year 7

    LATIN

    • Basic Vocabulary
    • Sentence structures
    • Cultural information (mythology, daily life, entertainment)

    Hands Up chapters 3 and 4’ At the Baths’ and ‘Cara paints a picture’.

    • Reading for gist
    • Studying poems and letters
    • Studying historical information regarding Pompeii and Herculaneum
    • Root words, suffixes, prefixes

    Latin assessment