MFL – Spanish
Languages are really important in the world we live in and give you great skills for the rest of your life. People think everyone speaks English, but this is just not true. 75% of the world population have no English at all. At Rawmarsh, you have the opportunity to learn Spanish which is the second most spoken language by number of speakers, with 400 million native in the world. In today’s Britain and imminent Brexit, languages are even more relevant. This is why at Rawmarsh, we aim to develop keen and talented linguists and we truly believe that languages are for everyone.
To encourage students to:
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
- Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity
- Write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using an increasing variety of grammatical structures
- Develop a wide range of language learning skill, such as dictionary skills, group work and the ability to work independently.
- Make comparisons with their first language(s) to increase language awareness & to develop general literacy skills
- Develop their awareness of the world beyond their experience and to develop positive attitudes of other cultures.
How to support your child in Spanish at home:
You child will thrive in MFL with your added support and you don’t have to be a linguist to help him/her. Here are some easy helpful ways to develop your child learning in Spanish:
- A positive attitude to language learning.
- Help your linguist learn their vocabulary – use the lists in his/her book, say the English and your child says the Spanish.
- Supervise – read/ write/ cover and check method with the new vocabulary.
- Encourage your child to go on Quizlet.com to revise. Their teachers will upload vocabulary lists weekly and these will be share via Show My Homework.
Overview of KS3
From September 2018 students that choose to study Spanish will cover the following topic areas.
Y7 topic areas
|Term 1||My life – talking about yourself, brothers, sisters & pets..
Free time activities.
|Term 2||My school
Family & friends
|Term 3||My town & out and about in the Spanish speaking world.|
Y8 topic areas
|Term 1||Holidays and where the Spanish holiday.
Media – music, TV & film.
|Term 2||Food, restaurant & fiestas
Arranging to go out & shopping
|Term 3||Travel & tourism|
Y9 is a course that focuses on all the customer interactions, such as booking a table, ordering food, making travel arrangement, booking accommodations and dealing with a problem. This course equips students to approach a range of holiday scenarios. This also provides a strong basis of vocabulary and general language skills to continue learning Spanish at GCSE.
Overview of KS4
At KS4 students develop their use of the Spanish language and find out more about the culture through films, literature and songs.
Y9, 10 and 11 are following the new Edexcel specification, where all skills are assessed through a final exam with equal weighting for each skill.
Y9 topic areas
|Term 1||Local area holiday & travel
|Term 2||Identity and culture
|Term 3||My life in school (Current and future study and employment)|
Y10 topic areas
|Term 1||Identity & culture – media & cultural life|
|Term 2||Describing local area|
|Term 3||Food – celebrations and fiestas|
Y11 topic areas
|Term 1||Future aspirations, study & work|
|Term 2||International and global dimensions|
|Term 3||Revision and skills practice for forthcoming exams.|
Grade ladders show the skills/content that a pupil is required to demonstrate to reach each particular grade. These can be used by pupils and parents in targeting what they need to do to make progress in each subject.