What will students study this term?
Yr 7 students will be learning key vocabulary and phrases to say what they like to do during free time. They will also learn how to describe their pets.
The grammar they will cover includes the use of ‘me gusta’ + infinitive and the –AR verbs at the present tense. They will also learn how to use a variety of connectives.
Yr 8 students will be learning key vocabulary and phrases to describe their school and talk about their activities during break and lunch time.
The grammar they will cover includes the use of –IR and – ER verbs. They will also use the adjective agreement and the definite and indefinite articles
Yr 9 students will be learning about relationships, family and friends – personal descriptions, relationships with friends and family, problems and differences, likes/dislikes and opinions.
The grammar they will cover includes the conjugation of reflexive verbs and develop their knowledge of 3 tenses. They will also use frequency words, comparative and opinion phrases and develop their listening and speaking skills.
What assessment will students do this term?
Viva – online resource, includes a variety of grammar exercises and learning games
Additional skills worksheets
What homelearning will be set this term?
Students will receive homelearning tasks to complete twice per fortnight.
What can we do at home to help with this term’s learning?
Please check that your child is completing the set homelearning given.
Help them to complete the vocabulary and spelling learning that is essential to the course.
Encourage them to learn the grammar rules.
Ensure that your child brings in all necessary equipment.
Support your child in using the bi-lingual dictionary for checking spellings and looking up new words at home. Look at written work to check on the length of sentences and help students join shorter phrases together with conjunctions from the vocabulary list or dictionary.
What extension project can students complete at home on this topic?
Yr 7 students can create a presentation in Spanish about their activities during their space time and send it to their teacher.
Students can also do a research on a Spanish culture event (music, cinema, art, …) and create an A4 presentation.
Yr 8 students can create a presentation in Spanish about a famous school from a movie or tv series and send it to their teacher.
Students can also do a research on a Spanish schools and create an A4 presentation.
Yr 9 students can interview friends and family members about one of the topic studied and translate the conversation on Spanish to then deliver a presentation in class or send to the teacher.
What are some great websites that can help with this term’s studies?