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Y7 Spanish

Head of Department
Miss N Beardsley

Organisation of the subject:

Students have 3 x 50-minute lessons per week

Key Concepts (The big ideas underpinning the subject)

  • Develop the skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking in a second language
  • Understand and apply phonics, leading to accurate pronunciation
  • Develop a broad range of vocabulary to fit a range of contexts
  • Understand and apply key grammatical rules
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of the geography, culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries 

What will your child be learning? 

In Year 7, students explore a range of topics and key skills.

Students learn about Growth Mindset and a range of strategies to help them embed new vocabulary into their long-term memory. Key topics include: 

  • Introducing myself and my family
  • Talking about my free time activities
  • Giving my opinion on my school subjects 
  • Exploring the culture of Colombia through a film study of 'Encanto' 

Key 'Learning Capacities' in this subject 

  • Develop communication skills through the study of a second language.
  • Develop the knowledge and understanding of different cultures around the world.
  • Enhance the life skills of learners through challenging activities.

How will your child be learning? 

  • Teacher-led activities
  • Pair and group work
  • On-line vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Independent research

How will learning be assessed? 

  • Each half term students will be tested on two of the four skills
  • Homework and classwork will be monitored

What can you do to support your child? 

  • Talk to them about their learning
  • Support them with their homework—test them on their vocabulary

Equipment needed for this subject 

  • A pen (blue or black), pencil, ruler, rubber, glue stick.
  • Coloured pencils, highlighters and a dictionary would also be useful. 


Extra-Curricular/Enrichment Opportunities 

  • Lunchtime language clubs
  • National competitions—Spelling Bee

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