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Intent

Studying a language at Barnwell means opening minds and doorways to the wider world.
Our MFL building provides a vibrant and interactive learning space for students to develop an appreciation of diversity in other cultures and languages and foster a life-long love of language learning through a broad and structured curriculum, educational trips and cultural activities.
At Barnwell we aim to enable students to:

  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Use problem solving skills when coping with the “unknown”
  • Improve confidence as individuals
  • Build key, transferable skills useful to the workplace, further study and leisure opportunities
  • Be able to compete in local, national and global job markets

Barnwell is a certified Hub School, collaborating with NCELP, the National Centre of Excellence in Language Pedagogy. 

Learning Journey

MFL Learning Journey MFL 2022

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Curriculum Map 

KS3 

Subject: 

Y7 Content 

Y7 Key Assessment 

Y8 Content 

Y8 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

Topic title 

 

Cultural awareness 

 

 

Alphabets and sounds 

 

 

Introducing yourself 

name/ age/ where you live 

Formative Task: 

Introduction to Spanish 

 

Phonics 

 

Basic conversational skills 

 

 

Summative Unit Test: Speaking/ Reading 

Topic title 

 

Free time 

Formative Task: 

Recap of present tense verb endings 

 

Extended and complex sentences 

 

Past tense 

Summative Unit Test: 

Reading 

Autumn 2 

 

Topic title 

 

Pets/ /colours/ family/ birthdays/ months/ dates 

Formative Task: 

Sentence building 

 

Using plurals 

 

Definite/ indefinite articles 

 

Question forms 

 

Verb forms in present tense 

 

Summative Unit Test: 

Listening/ Reading 

Topic title 

 

Daily Routine 

 

Formative Task: 

 

Using reflexive verbs 

 

Word order/ Adjective agreement 

 

Past tense 

Summative Unit Test: 

 

Listening/ reading/ Translation 

Spring 1 

Topic title 

 

Describing appearance and personality 

 

Formative Task: 

Building detailed descriptions 

 

Summative Unit Test: 

 

Writing 

 

Topic title 

 

School  

Formative Task: 

 

Extended opinions. 

 

Building in a range of structures 

 

Future tense 

 

 

 

Summative Unit Test: 

Listening 

Spring 2 

Topic title 

House and Home 

Formative Task: 

Dictionary skills/ Reading strategies/ extended sentences 

 

Word order 

 

Adjective agreement 

Summative Unit Test:  

Reading/ Writing 

Topic title 

 

Future Plans 

Formative Task: 

 

Future tense 

 

Word order 

Summative Unit Test: 

 

Speaking  

Summer 1 

Topic title 

 Food and drink 

Formative Task: 

Giving opinions and reasons 

 

Complex sentences 

 

Past tense 

Summative Unit Test: 

Listening and Reading 

Topic title 

 

Local Area 

Formative Task: 

 

Accuracy of sentences 

 

Adjectival agreement 

 

Comparatives 

 

Superlatives 

  

Summative Unit Test: 

 

Writing  

Summer 2 

Topic title 

 

Formative Task: 

 

Summative Unit Test: 

Topic title 

 

Health and Fitness 

Formative Task: 

Combining tenses 

Conditional tense 

Summative Unit Test: 

Listening 

 Further information from S.Casey@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

Learning Resources

It is always useful for students to have a small bilingual dictionary at home to assist with homework tasks and additional learning, but there are also free online dictionaries available and many useful websites, which can support your child’s learning:

Collins Dictionary

Word Reference

Language Guide

Duo Lingo

Mem Rise

BBC Bitesize

Summer Show 2019 - Chicago
Jay Peak 2019
Sorrento 2019