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Modern Foreign Languages Year 7

Aims:
In Year 7 pupils are introduced to the culture and language of a foreign country. They will learn French, German, Japanese or Spanish. Our aim is to develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to establish a strong foundation on which they can build to further improve their skills throughout KS3.  

Content:
In Year 7 pupils will reach levels 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum.

In Year 7 we cover the following topics:
  • greetings/numbers/personal ID/family
  • house/animals/colours/variety of adjectives
  • likes/dislikes/ basic clothes
  • festivals/customs abroad
  • weather/leisure activities/places in town
  • school subjects  and school routine abroad
  • food and drink/ meals and traditional food
The grammar covered includes:
articles/basic verbs and conjugation/negatives/adjectives/prepositions

Assessment:
Formal and informal assessments through the year. Tests set in the middle of each term with an end-of-year assessment to assess overall progress. Homework given once a week, should take no more than30 mins.

Extra Curricular:
German club and Japanese club take place one lunch time each week. In addition, there is a mentoring programme open to girls who are experiencing difficulties or who would like any extra help.
 
Useful Websites:
www.languagesonline.org.uk (focus on grammar skills)
www.linguascope.com (focus on vocabulary)