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