Languages

Aims of the subject:

We aim to promote a love of languages, and an interest in other countries and cultures. Whether German, French or Spanish, pupils will learn vocabulary and an awareness of grammar to allow them to communicate in a clear and straightforward way. Pupils will develop the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

 

Year Topics What will I do
7
  • Greetings
  • Talking about your yourself and your family
  • Hobbies
  • School
 

Every lesson:

  • I will do listening, speaking , reading and writing tasks on the topic being studied
  • I will learn and revise vocabulary relating to the topic.
  • I will increase my understanding and knowledge of grammar, and apply it in the four language skills.
  • I will understand what the people who speak the language I am studying think about the topic and compare and contrast it to my country
8
  • Music and media
  • My friends
  • Last weekend
  • Where I live
9
  • Describe past activities
  • Healthy living
  • Jobs and future plans
  • Holidays

 

Extra-curricular opportunities

Links with schools in France, Germany and Spain. Trips to be arranged.

How you can support your child’s progress

Developing memory skills is a vital part of learning a language learning and we set vocabulary learning as homework. You can help your child by encouraging them to memorise the set vocabulary. This can be done in many enjoyable ways such as quizzing, writing mini flash cards, using post-it notes, writing on a mini whiteboard, recording the vocabulary on their phone, miming or using one of the many vocabulary learning websites available. We recommend “quizlet.com”.