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At Notre Dame, we are proud to have Languages playing an important role in the school. Last academic year we were congratulated by Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards for being on the top 2% in the country for MFL entries (Please see letter HERE). Amongst our school community we speak many different languages and students in our department study French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Latin. Native speakers can also sit exams in Polish, Italian and Russian.

The MFL department is constantly refreshing their resources and we are currently writing new SoW for year 7 in line with research in cognitive science and second language acquisition to enhance the learning of our students and their memory rates.

KEY STAGE 3

The school has a 5-form entry.

All pupils entering the school will start the study of Spanish and either German or French (both languages alternate each year).  They will have 3 lessons per week for Spanish in years 7 and 9 and 2 lessons in Year 8. For German or French they will have 2 lessons per week in Years 7 and 9 and 3 lessons per week in year 8.

FRENCH

Year 7 Resources  Studio Accès and Studio 1

Autumn term 1 -  Greetings, age, birthday, family, pets, simple opinions…) Studio Accès

Autumn term 2 – Describing yourself and others

Spring term 1- School

Spring term 2 – Hobbies

Summer term 1 – Where you live

Summer term 2 – exams, speaking practice, grammar focus and project

Year 8 Resources Studio 1 and Studio 2

Autumn term 1 – Holidays

Autumn term 2 –  Free time activies. Focus on past tense

Spring term 1 – Planning atrip to Paris. Focus on future tense

Spring term 2 – Identity and culture. Using three tenses

Summer term 1 – Your area

Summer term 2 –  Reading project

Year 9  Studio 3

Autumn term 1 – Going out.

Autumn term 2 – Project WWII

Spring term 1 – Healthy living

Spring term 2 – Future plans

Summer term 1 – Holidays

Summer term 2 – AQA GCSE – Identity and culture: Me, family and friends.

SPANISH

Year 7 Resources: Viva 1

Autumn term 1 – Greetings, phonics, grammar, talking about yourself

Autumn term 2 – describing people, adjective-noun agreement, family and pets

Spring term 1 – Free time activities, opinions

Spring term 2 – School

Summer term 1 – Family and friends

Summer term 2 – your area, future tense

Year 8 Resources: Viva 2

Autumn term 1 – Clothes and festivals, project on movie “Coco”, past tense

Autumn term 2 – holidays, using the three tenses

Spring term 1 – Social media, music and TV,writing skills

Spring term 2 – Eating out, food, speaking skills

Summer term 1 – Planning to go out, future tense

Summer term 2 – Exams and project on “Voces Inocentes”

Year 9 Resources: Viva 3

Autumn term 1 – Celebrations, famous people

Autumn term 2 – The world of work

Spring term 1 – Healthy living

Spring term 2 – Working together for a better world

Summer term 1 – Project abou Camino de Santiago pilgrimage

Summer term 2 – Exams and GCSE Spanish taster sessions

GERMAN

Year 7 Resources: Stimmt 1

Autumn term 1 – Talking about yourself, greetings

Autumn term 2 – Descriptions, numbers, birthday

Spring term 1 – Family and pets

Spring term 2 – Sports

Summer term 1 – School

Summer term 2 – Revision, exams and project

Year 8 Resources : Stimmt 2

Autumn term 1 – Describing a town, buying souvenirs

Autumn term 2 – Holidays

Spring term 1 – Media

Spring term 2 – Healthy living

Summer term 1 – Daily routine

Summer term 2 – Understanding rules, giving directions

Year 9 Resources: Stimmt 3

Autumn term 1 - Describing a festival, describing an activity holiday

Autumn term 2 – Clothes, Fashion show

Spring term 1 – Role models

Spring term 2 – Music

Summer term 1 – Project

Summer term 2 –  AQA GCSE –m School

LATIN

In KS3 we aim to cover at least Book I and Book II of the Cambridge Latin Course. In each stage, we cover language/grammar topics and Roman Civilisation  topics

Year 7

Autumn term 1 –  Word order, verbs, nominative case. Houses in Pompeii  and Daily life

Autumn term 2 - Accusative case, 1st, 2nd and 3rd declensions, the town of Pompeii, the forum

Spring term 1 – Verbs in the present tense

Spring term 2 –  Singular and plural nominative nouns and verbs. The Theatre

Summer term 1 –  The Imperfect and the perfect tenses. Slaves and freedmen.

Summer term 2 – Sentences with omitted subject.  Roman beliefs about life after death.

Year 8

Autumn term 1 – Nominative and accusative plural. Gladiatorial shows.

Autumn term 2 – The dative case. Roman baths.

Spring term 1 – 1st and 2nd person plural; of verbs, the superlative. Schools and education in Roman times.

Spring term 2 – The dative case (II), question words. Local government and elections.

Summer term 1 – The perfect and the imperfect tenses (II). The destruction of Pompeii.

Summer term 2 –  Revision of grammar from Book I. Project.

Year 9

Autumn term 1– Infinitives and present tense of irregular verbs, conjunctions. Farms and the economy in Roman Britain.

Autumn term 2 – Adjectives. The Romans in Britain.

Spring term 1 – Relative clauses, irregular imperfect tense. Cogidubnus.

Spring term 2 – The pluperfect tense. The Palace of Fishbourne.

Summer term 1 – The genitive case. Alexandria.

Summer term 2 – Gender, imperative and vocative case.

 

KEY STAGE 4

The study of at least one foreign language is undertaken by all pupils, and all pupils are entered for the GCSE examination in at least one language. 

French

Year 10

Autumn term 1 –  Finish Module 1- Me, family and friends

Autumn term 2 –  Identity and culture – free time activities,

Spring term 1 –  Identity and culture – daily life and special occasions

Spring term 2 – Your region

Summer term 1 –  Holidays

Summer term 2 –

Year 11

Autumn term 1 –  School and studies

Autumn term 2 – Jobs and future plans

Spring term 1 – Global issues

Spring term 2 – revision, speaking and exam practice

Summer term 1 –  speaking exams and revision

Summer term 2 –

SPANISH

Year 10

Autumn term 1 – Finish module 3 – Social media, family and friends

Autumn term 2 –Holidays

Spring term 1 –School

Spring term 2 – Sport and free time activities

Summer term 1 – Your area

Summer term 2 – Revision and 4 skills

Year 11

Autumn term 1 – Daily routine andf special occasions

Autumn term 2 – Future plans and work experience

Spring term 1 – Global issues and speaking practice

Spring term 2 – revision and writing practice

Summer term 1 –  revision and speaking exams

Summer term 2 –

GERMAN

Year 10

Autumn term 1 – School

Autumn term 2 –  Free time

Spring term 1 – Relationships

Spring term 2 – House, food and drink

Summer term 1 – Shopping and eating out

Summer term 2 – Grammar focus, speaking and writing

Year 11

Autumn term 1 – Holidays

Autumn term 2 – Jobs and future plans

Spring term 1 – Global issues

Spring term 2 – Revision and speaking skills

Summer term 1 –  Revision, speaking exams and writing skills

Summer term 2 –

Useful websites and Apps.

www.linguascope.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

We recommend our students to download Duolingo and Memerise to practice vocabulary.

Extra Provision

  • All members of the department will deliver intervention sessions for Year 11 students underachieving in MFL.

STAFFING

The department is staffed by 9 well-qualified language specialists.

Ms Santana – Head of Department – Spanish, French and Latin.

Ms Jukwey – Assistant Head teacher – French

Ms Barra – EAL Coordinator – French, Spanish and Portuguese

Mr Hornby – British values – French and Spanish

Mrs Hrouda – Head of Year 11 – French and German

Ms Borundel - French and German

Mrs Lafferty–Head of year 7- French and German

Ms Linter – Spanish and German

Teacher assistant

Ms Stockdale – classroom assistant and French support

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