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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

KS3 (Years 7-9)

In Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at Key Stage 3 we aim to give students a broad range of topics to study which are relevant to their own lives and therefore easier to talk about. Grammar is developed progressively throughout the three years and is regularly revised and re-used in different contexts. The topics also begin to introduce the culture from countries where the target language is spoken to give students a greater understanding of the world around them and of other societies and cultures.

The skills of listening, reading, speaking, writing and translation are all developed simultaneously through varied classroom activities and students are provided with a vocabulary booklet to help with their home learning.  Students follow the DynamoStimmt and Viva courses at Key Stage 3. We also use a variety of new technologies and students have access to interactive resources such as ActiveLearn and Memrise.

Students have five hours per fortnight of languages in Years 7 and 8 and six in Year 9.  This includes one timetabled hour in an ICT room where students use a range of MFL websites to consolidate and enhance their classroom learning. They are taught in mixed ability groups with students stretched and challenged through the teaching and learning they receive from our specialist language teachers.

Students study one language at Key Stage 3 which ensures that they are able to immerse themselves in the language and develop an ability to communicate well in that language to prepare them for the GCSE course from Year 10.  We are looking at ways to support the introduction of a second foreign language without diluting the quality of the language taught.

Students study the same language throughout the whole of KS3 which they can then opt to continue to GCSE and A Level. They will be assigned a language according to the half of the year they are placed in with the three languages rotating each year.

 

Y7 2021

Y7 2022

Y7 2023

X half

French

German

French

Y half

Spanish

Spanish

German

 

FRENCH

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Topic 1

Introductions, classroom language, pets, family

Town and local area

Family, friends and relationships

Topic 2

Where you live, food and drink, nationalities

Holidays, daily routine and future plans

Role models

Topic 3

Likes and dislikes, describing people

Interests: TV, film and reading

Technology in everyday life

Topic 4

School subjects, telling the time, schools in France

Paris, describing a past visit

Leisure activities and hobbies

Topic 5

Free time, technology and sports

Music tastes, fashion, describing your passion

Festivals, customs and traditions

 

GERMAN

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Topic 1

Introductions, numbers, where you live

Holidays

Life at school, school subjects

Topic 2

Family and pets

Interests: TV, film and reading

Leisure activities, music and sport

Topic 3

Sports and leisure activities

Food and drink, healthy lifestyles

Celebrations and festivals

Topic 4

School subjects, teachers, rules

Daily routine, directions, festivals

Family, friends and relationships

Topic 5

Places in a town, going shopping

Clothing and style, going out

Weekend activities, life as a child

 

SPANISH

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Topic 1

Introductions, personality, siblings, pets

Holidays

Travel and tourism

Topic 2

Free time, sports and weather

Technology, music, TV

Life at school, school subjects

Topic 3

School and subjects

Food and drink, going to a party

Exchanges and trips, clubs and achievements

Topic 4

Family, describing people

Arranging to go out, clothes, sporting events

Family and friends, relationships

Topic 5

Where you live

Directions, describing a summer camp

Technology in everyday life, free time