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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

Introduction to the language;

basic greetings; personal detailsfamilies; 

Places and locations

Saying what someone is like at a moment

Saying what someone is like in general

Saying what people have

Using plurals

Saying what people do

Places in town and descriptions using different adjectives and opinions. Transactional language: asking for and giving directions; saying where you are going. Describing the weather in different towns and creating a weather forecast. Clothes: consolidation of adjectival agreement. Numbers to 100, transactional language shopping, using the conditional to discuss ideal uniform. Cultural aspect: Day of the Dead  and Christmas in Spanish speaking countries

Relationships with family and friends;   Home, Where I Live

Consolidation of adjectives, negatives, prepositions, Tener,  Ser  and Estar,  possessive adjectives, nouns, connectives to form longer sentences. Past, present and future questions.
Assessment Writing and translation Reading translation and writing Listening and reading
Term 2

Talking about my age

Talking about my birthday

Talking about my appearance

Knowledge Organiser

Talking about what you do with others

Describing what people can/are able to do

Describing what people must do

Places and locations

Saying what people are like today vs in general

Describing activities-travel

Sports and Hobbies, various opinions using the infinitive and first person, retrieval weather and use with new form se puede, future tense with hobbies, retrieval of present tense, introduction of past tense to discuss weekend activities, retrieval of time and daily routine activities. Cultural aspect: Easter in Spain

School subjects, opinions, daily routine at school, time, school rules, school building.

Free time activities, music, TV programmes and cinema.


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

Assessment Listening, reading, and writing Listening, reading, and writing Reading
Term 3

Work with challenging text

Describing what people do

Describing people and possessions

Describing when and where people go

Describing future plans

Cultural element

Jobs around the house, retrieval of future tense to talk about jobs and future plans, Transactional language: making arrangements to go out and excuses, discussing preferences about film types and TV programmes.

Cultural aspect: festivals and customs in Spanish speaking countries
Food and drink, Sport, Festivals in Spain. Customs. Future tense, Saying what you would like, Regular preterite tense and recognition of imperfect tense.

Key Stage 4 (10-11) 

Click here for all the Spanish AQA GCSE knowledge organisers for all themes including grammar and tenses. There are also QR codes for you to scan to access vocabulary testing on Quizlet

  Year 10 Year 11
Term 1 My town, School and uniform/clothes; Holidays and Tourism Holidays and travel; Regions of Spain ; Environment and social issues
Assessment Writing Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing
Term 2 Options post 16, Jobs and future plans; Healthy living Recap of relationship, family and friends, Social media and festivals
Assessment Reading GCSE Speaking Exam
Term 3 Technology, use of mobile phones; work experience; exam practice Exam practice and revision.
Assessment Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing N/A

 Key Stage 5 (12-13)

  Year 12 Year 13
Term 1 Families, Modern and traditional values, cyberspace and Equality. Volver/Como agua para chocolate. Racism; Convivencia; Politics; Volver and Como agua para chocolate.
Term 2 Influence of idols; New culture of fame; Regional identity of Spain Monarchy; Francoism; Dictatorships; Social movements.
Assessment Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Term 3 Cultural heritage; Immigration; IRP launched Immigration and revision.
Assessment Assessment week – speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Resit Trials


Useful websites;

Extra-curricular / enrichment

Trips and exchanges abroad, access to Foreign Language Assistant, Homework Support Club, KS4 weekly revision sessions, February and Easter holiday revision sessions.