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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Modern Foreign Languages

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela


At Ellesmere Park High School, the MFL department is committed to delivering a curriculum that is both engaging and challenging to all students, regardless of their background, additional needs experience or social privilege.
Our key aims are:

  • To engage students at all levels and promote the love of learning a foreign language, whilst celebrating and supporting academic achievement and progress.
  • To engender the self-confidence needed to allow students to progress successfully in communicating in a foreign language for practical purposes.
  • To increase the level of linguistic and cognitive demand through each academic year and key stage.
  • For our students to be open-minded and adaptable to developing life-long linguistic skills including questioning, translating and fluency.
  • To equip students to become responsible, resilient world citizens who make a positive contribution and are mutually respectful in our multicultural society.
5-Year MFL Curriculum overview, please see attachment below.
For more information about our MFL, please contact the Head of Department at joanne.lloyd@consilium-at.com

Year 7

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn
Preparing Y6 students for study at High School
 
Students will learn:


Appropriate vocabulary, in order to understand and give information on:

  • Subjects, school, teachers
  • Family members, who we get on with, birthdays and personality.

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including opinions and reasons

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Día de los Muertos
  • Navidad
Spring
Creating a “What’s on” Guide
 
Students will learn:


Appropriate vocabulary, in order to understand and give information on:

  • Where we live, pets, hobbies and interests including sports, music, and phones.

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including question words

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • World Book Day
  • Semana Santa
Summer
Writing my Autobiography
Students will learn:

Appropriate vocabulary, in order to understand and give information on:

  • Daily routine, clothes

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including reflexive verbs

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • San Fermín
  • La Tomatina
  • Focus on Literary Texts including “El Zoo” to stimulate ideas and expand understanding of the language and culture.

Year 8

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn
Autumn 1
Creating a tourist’s guide to our area
 
 
 
Autumn 2
Through the Keyhole
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on -
  • Town, directions, shops, souvenirs

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the imperfect tense

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Día de los Muertos
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on -House, rooms, ideal house

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the conditional tense

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Navidad
Spring
Planning a Party
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on -
  • Food, drink, Birthdays, parties, festivals, invitations, excuses

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the near future tense,

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Semana Santa
Summer
Environmental Responsibility
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary, in order to understand and give information on- the environment and ways in which to protect it.

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including modal verbs

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • San Fermín
  • La Tomatina
  • Focus on Literary Texts including Spanish Short Stories – “Gothic Fiction” to stimulate ideas and expand understanding of the language and culture.

Year 9

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn
An appointment at the Doctor’s
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary, in order to understand and give information on
  • Parts of the body, illness, symptoms, health, alcohol, tobacco, drug use

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including direct object pronouns

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Día de los Muertos
  • Navidad
Spring
Where can languages take me? &
 
 
 
 
 
Booking a trip abroad
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on –
  • Jobs, careers, places of work, languages in the work place

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including 3 tenses in one text

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Make links to Options and CEIAG
  • Semana Santa
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on-
  • Countries, transport, accommodation, activities, weather.

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including, 3 tenses in one text.

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Valentine's Day
  • Semana Santa
Summer
Planning a party
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on – Food, drink, birthdays, parties, festivals, invitations, excuses.

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including, the near future tense.

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • San Fermín
  • La Tomatina
  • Focus on Literary Texts including “Freaky Fiction” “Dystopia”

Year 10

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn 1
Managing my Relationships
 
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on - Describing people and their relationships – hair, eyes, build, personality, role-models

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the present continuous tense.

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Día de los Muertos
Autumn 2
If I Ruled the School
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on -
  • Subjects, opinions and reasons, uniform, facilities, travel to school, school rules, ideal school

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including comparatives and superlatives

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Navidad
Spring 1
This is Me
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on - films, TV, books, social media, music, sports, hobbies, how often, instruments, making a date

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the imperfect tense

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Valentine’s Day
Spring 2
The Summer Line-up
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on - Meal times, habits, Restaurant dialogue, Healthy eating
  • Festivals and Celebrations

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the passive

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Semana Santa
  • Festival de Benicàssim
Summer 1
Making a Change
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on - health, Alcohol, smoking, drugs, bullying, poverty

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the present subjunctive

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • San Fermín
Summer 2
Studying for my Future
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on - pocket money, chores, work experience, applying for a job

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the preterite and imperfect together

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • La Tomatina

Year 11

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn 1
Studying for my Future
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on - pocket money, chores, work experience, applying for a job

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including the preterite and imperfect together

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Día de los Muertos
Autumn 2
Travel the World
Students will learn:
  • Appropriate vocabulary in order to understand and give information on- types of holiday, accommodation, weather, activities, countries, problems

Students will be able to:

  • Use linguistic structures, including 3 tenses in one text

Spotlight on Spanish Culture:

  • Día de los Muertos
Spring 1
Revision and preparation for the Speaking exam
 
Students will:


Revise all topic areas with a focus on preparation for the Speaking Exam.

Spring 2
Revision and preparation for the Speaking exam
 
Students will:


Revise all topic areas with a focus on preparation for the Speaking Exam.

Summer 1
Revision and preparation for Listening, Reading and Writing exams
 
Students will:


Revise all topic areas with a focus on preparation for the Listening, Reading and Writing exams.