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German - Remote Learning During COVID-19 School Closure

Teachers will be setting work for each teaching group on Show My Homework, intended to provide a reasonable curriculum. All work will be set for online submission, with students saving work and using the Submit Work feature on SMHW.

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:

 

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

 

Learning Journey

MFL Learning Journey MFL 2021

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Curriculum Map 

KS3 

Subject: 

Y7 Content 

Y7 Key Assessment 

Y8 Content 

Y8 Key Assessment 

Y9 Content 

Y9 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

Topic title 

Cultural Awareness 

Jolly Phonics 

Introducing Yourself 

Name/ age/ where you live 

Formative Task: 

Introduction to German 

Phonics 

Basic conversational skills 

Summative Unit Test: Speaking/ Listening/ Reading 

Topic title 

Free time 

Formative Task: 

Recap of present tense verb endings 

Extended  and complex sentences 

Perfect tense 

Summative Unit Test: 

Reading/ writing 

Topic title 

Family/ Friendships/ 

Relationships  

Formative Task: 

Picture descriptions 

Translations 

Bullet pointed writing 

Extended descriptions 

Opinions on family/ friends/ marriage 

Summative Unit Test: 

Writing and Listening 

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 and separable verbs 

Word order 

Perfect tense 

Summative Unit Test: 

Listening/ reading/ Translation 

Topic title 

Customs & Festivals 

Formative Task: 

  

Cultural texts/ passages 

Picture description 

Writing/ speaking tasks 

Summative Unit Test: 

Speaking and Reading 

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 

Topic title 

Leisure Activities 

Formative Task: 

Listening passages/ reading articles  

Combining tenses 

Describing a film/ tv programme 

Summative Unit Test:  

Reading and writing 

Spring 2 

Topic title 

House and Home 

Formative Task: 

Dictionary skills/ Reading strategies/ extended sentences 

Word order 

Accusative/ dative case 

Summative Unit Test:  

Reading/ Writing 

Topic title 

Future Plans 

Formative Task: 

Future tense 

Word order 

Summative Unit Test: 

Speaking  

Topic title 

Modern Technology 

Formative Task: 

Uses/ disadvantages of different types of technologies 

Summative Unit Test: 

Speaking and listening 

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 endings 

Comparatives 

Superlatives 

Summative Unit Test: 

Writing 

Topic title 

Sport and healthy Living 

Formative Task: 

Healthy / unhealthy lifestyles 

Social issues 

Range of tenses 

Summative Unit Test: 

Writing and Listening 

Summer 2 

Topic title 

Formative Task: 

Summative Unit Test: 

Topic title 

Health and Fitness 

Formative Task: 

Combining tenses 

Conditional tense 

Summative Unit Test: 

Listening 

Topic title 

Theme 1 Consolidation 

Formative Task: 

Practise exam skills and techniques 

Summative Unit Test: 

  All skills 

KS4 

Course: 

Y10 Content 

Y10 Key Assessment 

Y11 Content 

Y11 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

Topic title 

Family/ Friendships/ 

Relationships 

Formative Task: 

Picture descriptions 

Translations 

Bullet pointed writing 

Extended descriptions 

Opinions on family/ friends/ marriage 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Topic title 

Work and Education 

Formative Task: 

Extended opinions and information on school, post 16 and future plans 

   

Discuss daily school life and rules 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Autumn 2 

Topic title 

Healthy/ unhealthy lifestyles 

Formative Task: 

Analyse Healthy / unhealthy lifestyles 

Use modal verbs  

Social issues 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Topic title 

Customs and festivals 

Formative Task: 

Cultural texts/ passages 

Picture description 

Writing/ speaking tasks 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Spring 1 

Topic title 

Free time  Activities/ Media / Technology 

Formative Task: 

Listening passages/ reading articles  

Combining tenses 

Describing a film/ tv programme 

Uses/ disadvantages of different types of technologies 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Topic title 

Global issues 

Formative Task: 

Environmental problems and solutions 

Eco friendly solutions in the home and local area 

Weather 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Spring 2 

Topic title 

Local area 

Formative Task: 

Extended descriptions of home and town  

Discuss opportunities for different age groups in the area 

Advantages/ disadvantages of the locality 

Ideal places to live 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Topic title 

Social Issues 

Formative Task: 

Poverty/ homelessness/ unemployment. 

Charity/ voluntary work 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Summer 1 

Topic title 

Travel and Tourism 

Formative Task: 

Plans, preferences and experiences of travel 

Weather 

Transport options 

Making reservations/ buying tickets 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Topic title 

Exam Practice in all areas and revision of all themes 

Formative Task: 

Summative Unit Test: 

Summer 2 

Topic title 

Consolidation of Themes 1+2 

Formative Task: 

Exam practice and drilling of all techniques in 4 skill areas 

Summative Unit Test: 

Exam questions in all 4 skills 

Topic title 

Formative Task: 

Summative Unit Test: 

GCSE German

Head of Department/Faculty: Mrs S Casey 

Email: S.Casey@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

The GCSE German course aims to develop students’ ability to understand spoken and written language in a range of contexts.  It will enable students to communicate in German using a range of vocabulary and develop their understanding of German grammar.  Students will improve their key skills, e.g. communication, working with others, problem-solving and improve their own learning and confidence. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of everyday situations required for a visit to a German speaking country.  Students will have a sound base for further study, work and leisure. 

What does the course involve? 

Students will study all of the following themes on which the assessments will be based: 

  • Theme 1: Identity and Culture (family, relationships, free time activities and technology) 

  • Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest (Home, town, environment, travel and tourism) 

  • Theme 3: Current and future study and employment 

Students will: 

  • Listen to recordings of German speakers  

  • Understand and cope with a wider range of vocabulary, including some unfamiliar language 

  • Understand and discuss issues and opinions 

  • Be able to understand authentic German materials such as hotel brochures, travel information, e-mails and short literary based texts 

  • Write descriptions, accounts and narratives 

  • Develop translation skills 

How will I be assessed? 

Students are assessed in the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing. These are tiered as Foundation (Grades 1-5) and Higher (Grades 4-9).  

Students must take all 4 skills at the same tier (either Foundation OR Higher) and each component is worth 25% of the final GCSE grade.  

  • Paper 1 Listening Exam - 35 minutes (Foundation) or 45 minutes (Higher) 

  • Paper 2 Speaking Assessment - 7-9 minutes (Foundation) or 10-12 minutes (Higher) 

  • Paper 3 Reading Exam - 45 minutes (Foundation) or 60 minutes (Higher) 

  • Paper 4 Writing Exam - 60 minutes (Foundation) or 75 minutes (Higher) 

What are my progression routes? 

A foreign language can give you a skill for life which could be relevant in any number of professions. An increasing number of Universities are expecting students to have a GCSE in languages to follow degree courses. In order to give you the maximum opportunities Post-16 or in employment, you are advised that knowledge of a modern foreign language is very highly regarded. 

Useful 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