KS3 students (year 7, 8 and 9) follow schemes of learning based around the English National Curriculum framework. Activities that promote key literacy skills have been built into the schemes. Year 7 are initially taught in form groups and are then set after the first half term based on their KS2 levels and their understanding of work in this initial period.
Reading, writing, speaking and listening are covered each term. Students are taught in sets and the level of work covered will depend on prior attainment.
|Year 7 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||Un leon en Madrid||Animals
Present tense ER verbs.
Opinions and justifications.
Future tense (voy a ver / visitar)
|Term 1||Hispanic countries||Countries
Flags (shapes and colours)
|Term 2||Hispanic countries||Geographical features.
Key facts about Hispanic countries.
|Term 2||Body, illnesses and freetime||Face parts
Hair and eyes colour
Body pains and aches
Activities (present tense)
Activities and pains (or weather)
|Term 3||Film “Perez”||Watch film
Physical description (hair and eyes)
|Year 8 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||Film “Don Quijote”||Watch film
Physical description (size, height, hair and eyes)
Present tense and hobbies
Past tense and hobbies
|Term 1||Food and festivals||Typical Hispanic festivals
Food and drinks items
Opinions and justifications
|Term 2||Food and festivals||Future tense (New Year’s resolutions)
|Term 2||La Vuelta||What is “La Vuelta”?
Sports and leisure
Opinions and reasons
Present /past/future tenses with sports activities
Sports and health
Activities (past/present and future) with opinions and reasons.
|Year 9 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||School and jobs||Uniform description and opinions
Using past, present and future tense
Description and opinions of teachers
Jobs and places of work
Opinions and reasons
|Term 1||Film review (Film “Les Choristes” OR “Innocent Voices”)||- Watch film
Future tense (different film endings)
Film description and review
Conditional (film recommendation)
|Term 2||Film review (Film “Les Choristes” OR “Innocent Voices”)||Genres of films and opinions (3 tenses)|
|Term 2||Sports bibliography||Sports and health
Sports and past/present/future
|Term 3||Home and town||Places in town and locations
Describing your town
Activities and opinions (using “Se puede”)
Types of accommodations and rooms in house.
House activities (past/present and future)