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Head of Department: Miss R Thomas (Assistant Headteacher)

MFL Teacher: Mrs C Thelwell

HALF TERM 1

French. Module 1. C'est perso GCSE theme: Identity and Culture. 

  • Talking about likes and dislikes
  • Using regular –er verbs (je, tu, il/elle)
  • Talking about your survival kit, using avoir (je,tu,il,elle).
  • Describing yourself, understanding adjective agreement (plural).
  • Talking about other people
  • Understanding adjective agreement (plural)
  • Describing a musician
  • Using the present tense (je, tu, il/elle)
  • Introduce yourself in detail
  • Spanish Getting used to Spanish pronunciation
  • Introducing yourself
  • Talking about your personality
  • Using adjectives that end in -o/-a
  • Talking about age, brothers and sisters
  • Using the verb tener (to have)
  • Saying when your birthday is
  • Using numbers and the alphabet
  • Talking about your pets
  • Making adjectives agree with nouns
  • Writing a text for a time capsule
  • Adding variety to your writing.

HALF TERM 2

Module 2:  Mon collège (GCSE theme: School)Talking about school subjects

  • Asking questions
  • Giving opinions and reasons
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Describing your timetable
  • Using the 12-hour clock
  • Describing your school day
  • Using on to say ‘we’
  • Talking about food
  • Using the partitive article (du/de la/de l’/des)
  • Schools in other French-speaking countries
  • Developing reading skills
  • Talking about winter celebrations
  • Developing speaking skills

HALF TERM 3

Mes passetemps (GCSE theme: Identity and culture)Talking about computers and mobiles

  • Using regular –er verbs
  • Talking about which sports you play
  • Using jouer à
  • Talking about activities
  • Using the verb faire
  • Saying what you like doing
  • Using aimer + the infinitive
  • Describing what other people do
  • Using ils and ells

SPANISH Módulo 3 :  Mi insti (GCSE theme :  Current and future study and employment)Saying what subjects you study

  • Using -ar verbs to say what ‘we’ do
  • Giving opinions about school subjects
  • Using me gusta(n) + el/la/los/las
  • Describing your school
  • Using the words for ‘a’, ‘some’ and ‘the’
  • Talking about break time
  • Using -er and -ir verbs’
  • Understanding details about schools
  • Using prediction as a listening strategy

HALF TERM 4

Module 4: Ma zone (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel) Talking about your town/village

  • Using il y a …/il n’y a pas de …
  • Giving directions
  • Understanding when to use tu and vous
  • Talking about where you go
  • Using à + the definite article
  • Asking someone to go somewhere
  • Using je veux/tu veux + infinitive
  • Saying what you can do in town
  • Using on peut + infinitive

HALF TERM 5

Module 5: 3 … 2 … 1 Partez! (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel)Using nous to say ‘we’

  • Talking about your holidays
  • Talking about getting ready to go out
  • Using reflexive verbs (singular)
  • Buying drinks and snacks
  • Using higher numbers
  • Talking about holiday plans
  • Using the near future tense
  • Saying what you would like to do
  • Using je voudrais + infinitive

 

SPANISH Módulo 5 :  Mi ciudad (GCSE theme :  Local, national, international and global areas of interest)Describing your town or village

  • Using ‘a’, ‘some’ and ‘many’ in Spanish
  • Telling the time
  • Using the verb ir (to go)
  • Ordering in a café
  • Using the verb querer (to want)
  • Saying what you are going to do at the weekend
  • Using the near future tense
  • Understanding people describing their town
  • Listening for detail

HALF TERM 6

HALF TERM 1

FRENCH Module 1 - T’es branché(e)? (GCSE theme: Identity and culture) Talking about television programmes

  • Using subject pronouns: je, tu, il, elle
  • Talking about films
  • Using j’aime, j’adore and je déteste
  • Talking about reading
  • Using un, une and le, la, les
  • Talking about the internet
  • Using the verb faire
  • Talking about what you do in different weather
  • Using on
  • Talking about your favourite television programmes, films and books

 

SPANISH Módulo 1 :  Mis vacaciones (GCSE theme :  Local, national, international and global areas of interest) Talking about a past holiday

  • Using the preterite of ir
  • Saying what you did on holiday
  • Using the preterite of regular -ar verbs
  • Describing the last day on holiday
  • Using the preterite of -er and –ir verbs
  • Saying what your holiday was like
  • Using the preterite of ser
  • Giving a presentation about your holiday
  • Making your sentences interesting
  • Using the present and the preterite together
  • Describing an amazing holiday

HALF TERM 2

Module 2 - Paris, je t’adore! (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel) Saying what you can do in Paris

  • Using on peut + infinitive
  • Saying what you like doing
  • Using j’aime + the infinitive
  • Asking for tourist information
  • Using question words
  • Saying what you visited and what it was like
  • Using the perfect tense of visiter
  • Saying what you did
  • Using the perfect tense of –er verbs
  • Understanding information about tourist attractions

HALF TERM 3

Module 3 - Mon identité (GCSE theme: Identity and culture) Talking about personality

  • Adjectival agreement
  • Talking about friendships
  • More practice with the pronoun on
  • Talking about music
  • Giving opinions
  • Talking about clothes
  • Using the near future tense
  • Talking about last weekend
  • Using the perfect tense

 

SPANISH Módulo 3 : ¡A comer! (GCSE theme :  Identity and culture) Saying what food you like

  • Using a wider range of opinions
  • Describing mealtimes
  • Using negatives
  • Ordering a meal
  • Using usted / ustedes
  • Discussing what to buy for a party
  • Using the near future
  • Giving an account of a party
  • Using three tenses together

HALF TERM 4

Module 4 - Chez moi, chez toi (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel) Saying where you would like to live

  • Using j’habite and je voudrais habiter
  • Describing your home
  • Using prepositions
  • Talking about meals
  • Using du, de la, de l’, des
  • Discussing what food to buy
  • Using il faut + infinitive
  • Talking about a forthcoming event
  • More practice with the near future

 

SPANISH Módulo 4 : ¿Qué hacemos? (GCSE theme :  Identity and culture) Arranging to go out

  • Using me gustaría + infinitive
  • Making excuses
  • Using querer and poder
  • Saying what other people look like
  • Using verbs in the third person
  • Talking about clothes
  • Saying ‘this/these’
  • Talking about sporting events
  • Using three tenses

HALF TERM 5

Module 5 - Quel talent?! (GCSE theme: Identity and culture)  Talking about talent and ambition

  • Using the infinitive
  • Saying what you must and can do
  • Using devoir and pouvoir + infinitive
  • Telling someone what to do
  • Using the imperative
  • Describing people’s personalities
  • Using more adjectives
  • Showing how much you can do with the French language
  • Using a variety of structures

 

SPANISH Módulo 5 : Operación verano (GCSE theme : Local, national, international and global areas of interest)

  • Describing a holiday home
  • Discovering more about the comparative
  • Describing holiday activities
  • Using the superlative
  • Asking for directions
  • Using the imperative
  • Talking about summer camps
  • Learning more about using three tenses
  • Describing a world trip
  • Tackling challenging listening

HALF TERM 6

Revision and Assessment

Could use the following, with their corresponding digital resources:

  • Pupil Book, pp. 18–19 Bilan and Révisions
  • Pupil Book, pp. 38–39 Bilan and Révisions
  • Pupil Book, pp. 58-59 Bilan and Révisions
  • Pupil Book, pp. 78-79 Bilan and Révisions
  • Pupil Book, pp. 98-99 Bilan and Révisions
  • Pupil Book, pp. 114-123 À toi
  • Assessment Pack, End of Year test

 

Homework/practice activities can also be used for revision

World geography and French-speaking countries

How to plant a garden

The French Revolution

 

SPANISH Revision and Assessment

Could use:

  • ¡Resumen! and ¡Prepárate!: Pupil Book pp. 20-21, 42-43, 66-67, 90-91, 112-113, ¡Te toca a ti!: Pupil Book pp. 120-129. Homework/practice activities can also be used for revision.
  • Assessment Pack End of Year test and 8/8th Step Assessment

Project/cross-curricular work

Could use:

  • Pupil Book pp. 26-27 Zona Proyecto: ¡Jugamos!, pp. 48-49 Zona Proyecto: ¡Tiene mucho talento!, pp. 72-73 Zona Proyecto: ¡Listos para cocinar!, pp. 96-97 Zona Proyecto: ¡Desfile de moda!, pp. 116-117 Zona Proyecto: ¡Visita mi ciudad!, with their corresponding digital resources.

HALF TERM 1

FRENCH Edexcel Studio Foundation: Module 1 – Qui suis-je? (GCSE theme: Identity and culture)Revising family and describing people

  • Revising places in town, activities and times
  • Talking about friends and what makes a good friend
  • Using regular -er verbs in the present tense
  • Talking about family relationships
  • Using reflexive verbs in the present tense
  • Making arrangements to go out
  • Using the near future tense
  • Describing a day out
  • Using the perfect tense

 

SPANISH ¡Viva! Edexcel Foundation Módulo 1: ¡Desconéctate! (GCSE theme: Local, national, international and global areas of interest) Discussing holiday activities and weather

  • Revising the present tense of regular verbs
  • Talking about holiday preferences
  • Revising the present tense of irregular verbs
  • Using verbs of opinion to refer to different people
  • Talking about a past holiday
  • Using the preterite tense Giving an account of a holiday in the past
  • Using three tenses together
  • Identifying positive and negative opinions
  • Writing a longer text
  • Describing a trip to Barcelona
  • Using two past tenses
  • Giving opinions in the past
  • Booking accommodation and dealing with problems
  • Using verbs with usted
  • Understanding higher numbers

HALF TERM 2

FRENCH Module 1 – Qui suis-je? (GCSE theme: Identity and culture)

Module 2 – Le temps de loisirs (GCSE theme: Identity and culture)

  • Using the present and perfect tenses together
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Revising leisure activities
  • Talking about sport
  • Using depuis + the present tense
  • Talking about using technology
  • Using irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Discussing reading habits and music
  • Using negatives
  • Talking about television programmes
  • Using the comparative
  • Talking about a night out with friends
  • More on the perfect tense

 

SPANISH Módulos 1/2: ¡Desconéctate! (GCSE theme : Local, national, international and global areas of interest) / Mi vida en el insti (GCSE theme: Current and future study and employment) An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.

  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Giving opinions about school subjects
  • Comparing subjects and teachers
  • Describing school uniform and the school day
  • Using adjectives
  • Describing your school
  • Using negatives
  • Distinguishing between the present and the imperfect

HALF TERM 3

FRENCH : Module 2 – Le temps de loisirs (GCSE theme: Identity and culture) Talking about sport

  • Using depuis + the present tense
  • Talking about using technology
  • Using irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Discussing reading habits and music
  • Using negatives
  • Talking about television programmes
  • Using the comparative
  • Talking about a night out with friends
  • More on the perfect tense

 

SPANISH  Módulo 2: Mi vida en el insti (GCSE theme : Current and future study and employment) Talking about school rules and problems

  • Using phrases followed by the infinitive
  • Tackling harder listening exercises
  • Talking about plans for a school exchange
  • Using the near future tense
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Talking about activities and achievements
  • Understanding object pronouns
  • Using three tenses together
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.

HALF TERM 4

FRENCH Module 2 – Le temps de loisirs (GCSE theme: Identity and culture)

Module 3 – Jour ordinaires, jours de fête (GCSE theme: Identity and culture)

  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Talking about food and meals
  • Discussing clothes and what to wear SPANISH Módulos 2/3: Mi vida en el insti (GCSE theme : Current and future study and employment) / Mi gente (GCSE theme : Identity and culture) An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Talking about socialising and family
  • Using verbs in the present tense
  • Describing people
  • Using adjectival agreement
  • Talking about social networks
  • Using para with infinitives
  • Extending responses by referring to others
  • Making arrangements
  • Using the present continuous
  • Improvising dialogues

HALF TERM 5

FRENCH Module 3 – Jour ordinaires, jours de fête (GCSE theme: Identity and culture) Describing your daily life

  • Using devoir and pouvoir
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Using quel(s) / quelle(s) and ce / cet / cette / ces
  • Describing festivals and traditions
  • Asking questions using est-ce que …? and qu’est-ce que …?
  • Talking about shopping for a special meal
  • Using the present and near future tenses
  • Describing family celebrations
  • Using past, present and future tenses

 

SPANISH Módulo 3: Mi gente (GCSE theme: Identity and culture) Talking about reading preferences

  • Using a range of connectives
  • Recognising similar ideas expressed differently
  • Describing relationships
  • Using ser and estar
  • Understanding more detailed descriptions
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.

HALF TERM 6

FRENCH Module 3 – Jour ordinaires, jours de fête (GCSE theme: Identity and culture) An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.

  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Revision and Assessment

Could use:

Pupil Book pp. 70-71 Vocabulaire, p. 193 À toi, with their corresponding digital resources.

Assessment Pack End of Module 3 tests, End of Year 9 tests

 

SPANISH Módulo 4: Intereses e influencias (GCSE theme : Identity and culture) Talking about free-time activities

  • Using stem-changing verbs
  • Talking about TV programmes and films
  • Using adjectives of nationality
  • Talking about what you usually do
  • Using suelo + infinitive
  • Looking at context to identify missing words

Revision and Assessment

  • End of Year 9 test

HALF TERM 1

FRENCH Module 4 – De la ville à la campagne (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel) Talking about where you live and what you can do there

  • Revising places in a town and asking the way
  • Describing a region
  • Using the superlative
  • Finding out tourist information
  • Asking questions
  • Discussing plans and the weather
  • Using si clauses
  • Talking about your town, village or neighbourhood
  • Using negatives

 

SPANISH Módulo 4: Intereses e influencias (GCSE theme : Identity and culture) Talking about sports

  • Using the imperfect tense to say what you used to do
  • Listening for different tenses
  • Talking about what’s trending
  • Using the perfect tense
  • Listening for clues
  • Discussing different types of entertainment
  • Using algunos / otros / muchos / demasiados
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Talking about who inspires you
  • Using the he/she form of the perfect tense
  • Translating a text into English
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.

HALF TERM 2

FRENCH: Module 4 – De la ville à la campagne (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel)

  • Module 5 – Le grand large… (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel)
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Talking about what you normally do on holiday
  • Dealing with a hotel stay
  • Using the nous form of the verb and notre/nos (‘our’)
  • Talking about travelling
  • More practice of the comparative

 

SPANISH Módulos 4/5: Intereses e influencias (GCSE theme: Identity and culture) / Ciudades (GCSE theme: Local, national, international and global areas of interest) an opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.

 

  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Talking about the places in a town or city
  • Asking for and understanding directions
  • Talking about shops
  • Shopping for souvenirs
  • Describing the features of a region
  • Using se puede and se pueden
  • Asking and responding to questions
  • Planning what to do
  • Using the future tense
  • Using exclamations

HALF TERM 3

FRENCH Module 5 – Le grand large… (GCSE theme: Local area, holiday and travel) Saying what you do and did on holiday

  • Using the present and perfect tenses
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Using expressions with avoir
  • Talking about holiday disasters
  • Using three time frames
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking and Writing skills.

 

SPANISH Módulo 5: Ciudades (GCSE theme: Local, national, international and global areas of interest) Shopping for clothes and presents

  • Using demonstrative adjectives
  • Explaining preferences
  • Talking about problems in a town
  • Using tan and tanto
  • Using antonyms
  • Describing a visit in the past
  • Using different tenses together
  • Extending spoken answers
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking and Writing skills.

HALF TERM 4

FRENCH Module 6 – Au collège (GCSE theme: School) Revising school subjects and talking about your timetable

  • Giving opinions on school subjects and facilities
  • Understanding direct object pronouns
  • Talking about your school and school in France
  • Using the ils form of the verb
  • Discussing rules and regulations
  • Using il faut and il est interdit de
  • Talking about school activities
  • Recognising and using the imperfect tense

 

SPANISH Módulo 6: De costumbre (GCSE theme : Identity and culture) Describing mealtimes

  • Talking about daily routine
  • Talking about illnesses and injuries
  • Asking for help at the pharmacy
  • Talking about typical foods
  • Using me gusta / me gustaría
  • Using quantity expressions
  • Comparing different festivals
  • Using verbs in the ‘we’ and ‘they’ form
  • Working out the meaning of new words
  • Describing a special day
  • Using reflexive verbs in the preterite
  • Inferring meaning in a literary text

HALF TERM 5

FRENCH Module 6 – Au collège (GCSE theme: School) Talking about successes at school

  • Using past, present and future time frames
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.

 

SPANISH Módulo 6: De costumbre (GCSE theme : Identity and culture)  Ordering in a restaurant

  • Using estar to describe a temporary state
  • Understanding adjectives ending in –ísimo
  • Talking about a music festival
  • Saying ‘before’ / ‘after’ (doing)
  • Using acabar de + infinitive
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.

HALF TERM 6

FRENCH Revision and Assessment

Could use the following, with their corresponding digital resources:

  • Pupil Book, pp. 90-91 Vocabulaire, p. 193 À toi
  • Pupil Book, pp. 110-111 Vocabulaire, p. 194 À toi
  • Pupil Book, pp. 130-131 Vocabulaire, p. 195 À toi

Homework/practice activities can also be used for revision

This term could finish with a mock exam which could be the End of Year 10 test or Edexcel SAMS.

SPANISH Viva! Edexcel Foundation Teaching and resources this is an opportunity to work through any Leer y escuchar, Prueba oral, Prueba escrita pages

HALF TERM 1

FRENCH Module 7 – Bon travail! (GCSE theme: Future aspirations, study and work)Talking about jobs

  • Discussing work preferences
  • Using the conditional
  • Talking about plans, hopes and wishes
  • Understanding the simple future tense (‘will’ or ‘shall’)
  • Discussing the importance of languages
  • Using adverbs
  • Talking about how you earn money
  • Using the present, perfect and conditional
  • Discussing work experience
  • Using the perfect and imperfect tenses

 

SPANISH Módulo 7: ¡A currar! (GCSE theme : Current and future study and employment) Talking about different jobs

  • Discussing job preferences
  • Talking about how you earn money
  • Using verbs followed by the infinitive
  • Words with more than one meaning
  • Talking about work experience
  • Using the preterite and imperfect together
  • Extending your answers when speaking
  • Talking about languages and travel
  • Using lo + adjective
  • Using the 24-hour clock
  • Applying for a summer job
  • Revising the perfect tense
  • Writing a formal letter
  • Discussing plans for the future
  • Using different ways to express future plans
  • Using ‘if’ clauses

HALF TERM 2

FRENCH  Module 7 – Bon travail! (GCSE theme: Future aspirations, study and work)

Module 8 – Un œil sur le monde (GCSE theme: International and global dimension)

  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Talking about what makes you tick and what concerns you Discussing the weather and natural disasters
  • More on the simple future tense

 

SPANISH Módulo 7/8: ¡A currar! (GCSE theme : Current and future study and employment) / Hacia un mundo mejor (GCSE theme: Local, national, international and global areas of interest) An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening skills.

  • An opportunity for students to work on their Speaking skills.
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Writing skills.
  • Describing types of houses
  • Talking about the environment
  • Talking about healthy eating
  • Discussing diet-related problems

HALF TERM 3

FRENCH Module 8 – Un œil sur le monde (GCSE theme: International and global dimension) Talking about protecting the environment

  • Using on doit and on peut + the infinitive
  • Discussing ethical shopping
  • Understanding the passive
  • Talking about volunteering
  • Using emphatic pronouns
  • Discussing big events
  • Using three time frames
  • An opportunity for students to work on their Reading and Listening

 

SPANISH Módulo 8: Hacia un mundo mejor  (GCSE theme: Local, national, international and global areas of interest) Considering global issues

  • Using the superlative
  • Listening for high numbers
  • Talking about local actions
  • Using se debería
  • Using synonyms
  • Discussing healthy lifestyles
  • Understanding different tenses
  • Giving extended reasons
  • Talking about international sporting events
  • Using verbs in the third person plural
  • Understanding equivalent expressions

HALF TERM 4

FRENCH Revision and Assessment

SPANISH Revision and Assessment

HALF TERM 5

FRENCH Revision, Practice Papers and Exams SPANISH Revision/practice papers /exams

HALF TERM 6