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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust


Our Vision

Our MFL curriculum is designed to ensure that Meadowhead students:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language;
  • Speak and write with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say;
  • Recognise and use grammatical rules and a range of vocabulary to communicate effectively; and
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of foreign languages and other cultures.

We want every student at Meadowhead School to experience the fun and satisfaction of a foreign language. Being able to communicate in another language opens up doors to a wider range of better-paid jobs, new friends, and a more understanding world view. The future needs open-minded, forward-thinking, more tolerant linguists.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” - Nelson Mandela, South African politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

“You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once” – Czech proverb

Please click the hyperlinks to access the knowledge organisers

Key Stage 3 (7-9)

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1

All about me

Talking about my name + age

Talking about birthday

Talking about my appearance

All about my family

Saying who is in my family and their ages

Describing my family (physical description)

Describing my family (personality)


Knowledge Organisers:

HT 1 - My name, birthday, appearance

HT 2 - My family

My Town

Describing where I live

Asking for directions and saying where I’m going

Say what you can do in my town


Famous sites in Barcelona

Things to do in Barcelona

Planning a visit


Knowledge Organisers:

will be published each term Sept 2022 onwards

Relationships with family and friends; and home.

Consolidation of adjectives, negatives, prepositions, Tener,  Ser  and Estar,  possessive adjectives, nouns, connectives to form longer sentences. Past, present and future questions.

Knowledge Organisers:

HT1 - Me, family, friends

HT2 - Home and Town


Vocabulary tests.

Formative Writing and Reading

Formative Writing and Summative Reading and Grammar

Listening and reading

Term 2

All about my school

Talking about my subjects

Giving opinions about my subjects

Activities at school

What is in my pencil case

What I wear for school

Teacher language in the classroom.


Knowledge Organisers:

HT 3 & 4 - My school, subjects, activities


Saying where I will go and how long for

Weather and saying what I do

Using Present and Future tenses together

Research project on Spanish or Spanish speaking destination

Booking a hotel room

Describing my dream holiday

What will I put in my suitcase

Knowledge Organisers:

will be published each term Sept 2022 onwards

School subjects, opinions, daily routine at school, time, school rules, school building. Hobbies, free time activities, TV programmes and cinema.

Hay que + infinitive, Imperative, simple use of conditional tense.


Knowledge Organisers:

HT3 - School and Subjects

HT4 - Freetime

Assessment Summative listening + Formative speaking Summative Writing and Grammar. Formative speaking. Reading
Term 3

All about my house

Talking about rooms in my house

Describing what’s in my room

Saying where things are

All about my free time

Saying what sports I play

Saying what sports I do

Learning about the Tour de France


Knowledge Organisers:

HT 5 - Where do you live, my home

HT 6 - sports


Saying what I have for breakfast

Shopping for food at the market

Saying what I like to eat / drink

Saying what you should eat / drink to be healthy

Spanish speciality foods

Ordering food in a restaurant

Knowledge Organisers:

will be published each term Sept 2022 onwards

Food and drink, Sport, Festivals in Spain. Future tense, Saying what you would like, Regular preterite tense and recognition of imperfect tense

Knowledge Organisers:

HT5 - Food, eating out, sport

HT6 - Festivals, celebrations

Key Stage 4 (10-11) 

  Year 10 Year 11
Term 1

My town, School and uniform/clothes; Holidays and Tourism

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 3.1, 3.3 Freetime

Unit 3.2 Food and Eating Out

Unit 5 Home and Town

Unit 9 School and Subjects

Unit 10 School Life 


Holidays and travel; Regions of Spain ; Environment and social issues

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 7 Environment

Unit 8 Holidays and Tourism


Assessment Writing Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing
Term 2

Options post 16, Jobs and future plans; Healthy living

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 6.2 Healthy Living

Unit 11 Future Plans and Education

Unit 12 Jobs, Career Choices, Ambitions

Recap of relationship, family and friends, Social media and festivals

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 1.1 Me, family, friends - relationships

Unit 1.2 Me, family, friends - marriage and partnership

Unit 4 Festivals and Celebrations

Assessment Reading GCSE Speaking Exam
Term 3

Technology, use of mobile phones; work experience; exam practice

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 2 Technology

Unit 6.1 Charity and Voluntary Work


Exam practice and revision.
Assessment Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing N/A

 Key Stage 5 (12-13)

  Year 12 and 13
Term 1 Racism; Convivencia; Politics; Volver and Como agua para chocolate.
Term 2 Monarchy; Francoism; Dictatorships; Social movements.
Assessment Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Term 3 Immigration and revision.
Assessment Assessment week – speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


Useful websites;

Extra-curricular / enrichment

Trips and exchanges abroad,

Homework Support Club,

KS4 weekly revision sessions,

February and Easter holiday revision sessions