Spanish

Objectives:

To develop Spanish language skills in a variety of contexts, to broaden understanding of the culture of other countries and communities where Spanish is spoken, to encourage the enjoyment of language learning and to encourage the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society, to develop students ability to write and speak in Spanish and to understand Spanish when it is written down and spoken


Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Mi familia, mis amigos y yo
Me, my family and friends

Dónde vivo yo
Home, Town, Neighbourhood and Region

Mis estudios
My studies

Mis pasatiempos Free-Time Activities

Mis pasatiempos Free-Time Activities

Las fiestas
Customs and Festivals

Time

7 Weeks

7 Weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

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Target language

Describing family members

Personalities and characteristics

Relationships

Friendships

Present tense of tener, ser and estar

Possessive adjectives

Adjective agreement rules

Reflexive verbs

Casarse / enfadarse / 
llevarse bien con

Comparatives

Frequency

Direct object pronouns

Interrogative words

Description of home area

Rooms in the house

Types of house and locations

Periods of time – desde hace

Facilities and activities in local area / town

Discussing pros and cons of country life and town life

Prepositions

Poder + inf

Gustar

Los que / las que + verb

Enhancing descriptions using que

Demonstrative adjectives

Basic description of school – name, location, number of students, facilities, opinion of subjects and teachers

Compulsory subjects, favourite subjects

Extracurricular activities

Break/lunch time

Hay que + inf

Porque to express reasons

Perfect tense of regular verbs (escoger / decidir / dejar)

Two verbs together ie ir a / esperar / gustar más

Comparative / superlative

Use of tú / usted in informal / formal exchanges

Music – genres, preferences, when/where you listen to music

Playing an instrument

Cinema and TV – film types, inviting someone to the cinema, film reviews, box office stats, how much TV you watch

Consolidation of present tense including salir, querer, preferir, venir, ver and dar

Extended range of two verbs together

Adverbs such as por lo general and normalmente

Si clauses introduced by cuando and si

Food and drink – mealtimes and snacks, food preferences, culinary traditions in Spain, fruit, vegetables and quantities

Eating out – ordering food in a restaurant, complaining at a restaurant

Sport – leisure at home, outside the home, last weekend

Perfect tense using regular and common irregular verbs lo que he hecho este fin de semana/esta mañana

Simple opinion statements to express how it was (illustration of the imperfect)

Disjunctive pronouns such as conmigo and para mí

Special occasions celebrated in Spain

Customs and festivals

Preterite tense rules – regular and common irregular verbs (ser, estar, tener, hacer, ir)

Reflexive verbs in the preterite – perfect and imperfect tenses together

Describing a past event / festival; actions and opinions