Spanish - Year 7

Overview

You will learn to understand and communicate information in Spanish while also learning about Spanish speaking cultures and communities. You will be encouraged to make connections with the grammar of Spanish and your own language, while developing your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The Claro 1 textbook forms the basis of the Year 7 Spanish course content but significant time has been built into each unit to allow for extensive recycling of items across different contexts.  Pupils will be exposed to a range of high frequency sentence patterns, before the explicit teaching of grammar and rules, with a view to reducing cognitive load on working memory and facilitate language learning for communication.


Content

Autumn Term

Topics:

  • Classroom instructions
  • The Spanish-speaking world
  • Greetings
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Dates
  • Colours
  • Opinions
  • Classroom items
  • Family

Grammar:

  • Word order
  • Verb endings
  • Tener (to have)
  • Question words
  • Noun gender
  • Possessive adjectives


Spring Term

Topics:

  • Pets
  • Physical description
  • Character description
  • Traditions in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Hobbies
  • Sports
  • Weather

Grammar:

  • Adjective endings
  • Ser (to be)
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • The present tense
  • Jugar (to play)
  • Hacer (to do)
  • Extending sentences


Summer Term

Topics:

  • Musicians in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Technology
  • Sports’ stars in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Home and local area
  • Chores

Grammar:

  • Relative clauses
  • Comparatives
  • Es vs está
  • Vivir (to live)
  • Definite article
  • Conditional expressions

Homework

Set weekly to consolidate learning from class.  This may involve using online platforms.


Assessment

Regular vocabulary tests and progress checks, and summative assessment as dictated by the school calendar.


Useful Links and Information

www.quizlet.com (vocabulary flashcards and games)

www.languagesonline.org.uk (vocabulary & grammar practice)

www.conjuguemos.com (grammar practice)

www.wordreference.com (online dictionary)