KS4 Spanish Halloween El Dia de los Muertos (AQA GCSE)

KS4 Spanish Halloween El Dia de los Muertos (AQA GCSE)

This is a lesson which I prepared for my KS4 Spanish groups for the end of the term. It includes one of my favourite starters - students have to analyse the overview of the cartoon - The Book of Life - and choose a task according to their level. You would then check the answers and would move on to explaining the lesson outcomes. Then they would have some fun with a tongue twister, working on their pronunciation of 'Br' sound (one of their favourite thing to do every lesson - easy to find and to tick SMSC, engagement, phonics and oracy points).Then I have included a mind map mini-plenary for them to revise the festivities/celebrations vocabulary. It is then followed by the new vocabulary introduction with a quizlet and quizlet live games. A short Rally coach activity is included for them to consolidate the vocabulary and to practice translating topic-related sentences. I have then arranged for a listening / reading activity using one of the youtube videos of the SpanishPod101 about Halloween. The lady speaks fast but there are Spanish and English subtitles at the bottom to assist students with understanding the video. They would answer the listening questions as they listen to /watch the video. The next task is Reading (Section B) - they need to insert the correct words in the text about the Day of the Dead followed by the AQA skill-based self-assessment. Finally, the 'words' snake' plenary that students totally love - they have to work in groups remembering topi-specific vocabulary. Enjoy!
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - La maquina del tiempo (AQA new spec)

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - La maquina del tiempo (AQA new spec)

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 8 Spanish students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about past or future events that they would like to visit if they were to have a time machine and create a poster or a set of notes. Students decide on the task and start researching relevant information using their iPads/ Chromebooks. At the same time they create a cardboard / paper time machine and produce a piece of writing as per model answer. In the end they stick their written notes / writing around the time machine (or attach it to their poster with researched information). The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term! Note: the writing example is oriented on the working knowledge of conditional tense and related popular expressions. Please let me know if you have any other ideas on how this project can be implemented.If you still have some time left you can enjoy few games I have inserted to simply have fun during the (possibly) last lesson of the year.
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Bon voyage  (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Bon voyage (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 French students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about the place that they would like to visit (any place in world really but I encouraged to visit France). Students decide on the task and start researching relevant information about the chosen location using their iPads/ Chromebooks. At the same time they create a poster or a travel brochure with pop-up images (!!!) about the chosen location. During the second lesson they distribute the writing task bullet points in-between the members of the group and complete a piece of writing as per success criteria and model answer. In the end they stick their written notes (or attach them) to their poster /travel brochure. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term! Note: the writing example is oriented on the revision of tenses studied this year, holidays, weather and location vocabulary. Please let me know if you have any other ideas on how this project can be implemented. If you still have some time left you can enjoy few games I have inserted to simply have fun during the (possibly) last lesson of the year.
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Buen Viaje (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Buen Viaje (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 Spanish students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about the place that they would like to visit (any place in world really but I encouraged to visit Spain). Students decide on the task and start researching relevant information about the chosen location using their iPads/ Chromebooks. At the same time they create a poster or a travel brochure with pop-up images (!!!) about the chosen location. During the second lesson they distribute the writing task bullet points in-between the members of the group and complete a piece of writing as per success criteria and model answer. In the end they stick their written notes (or attach them) to their poster /travel brochure. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term! Note: the writing example is oriented on the revision of tenses studied this year, holidays, weather and location vocabulary. Please let me know if you have any other ideas on how this project can be implemented. If you still have some time left you can enjoy few games I have inserted to simply have fun during the (possibly) last lesson of the year.
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Healthy Schools week PSHE - La comida sana - KS4 Spanish AQA new spec

Healthy Schools week PSHE - La comida sana - KS4 Spanish AQA new spec

This is the lesson I have prepared for the healthy schools week for my year 9 and 10 Spanish GCSE classes. It consists of starter, tongue twister to practice phonics, a mini-test on adjectival agreement and articles (I love those surprised faces when they see the word 'TEST'), quizlet task to learn / revise vocabulary on food, quizlet live to consolidate the same, AQA Listening Section A task with explanation on tips and strategies (my usual walk-through, I usually read it out myself) with self-assessment. It is followed by the Reading Section A task on obesity case in Mexico (from EL PAIS online journal) with the same walk-through and Oracy task (slide 20). I would usually read the text and pause for the students to say the word I was about to read so they actually practice phonics and follow the text. For the end I asked them to prepare a poster for the year 6 students that are coming to school for few days to look around. There are also some mini-plenaries here and there. The origin of the Listening task is VIVA AQA Higher GCSE book. Buena suerte!
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AQA Citizenship Controlled Assessment Stage 2 templates

AQA Citizenship Controlled Assessment Stage 2 templates

These are the templates that I used as examples for controlled assessments for the Citizenship studies (AQA). The vast majority I have written myself with some help from the past work of students. I have tried to highlight the important points to mention and to show how it should look like.
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Viva el deporte!

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Viva el deporte!

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 Spanish students. See similar post for early GCSE classes. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research.Students have to research information about a sports team and create a poster. After that they have to produce a piece of writing to express their opinion on that team. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Vive le sport!

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Vive le sport!

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 French students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about a sports team and create a poster. After that they have to produce a piece of writing to express their opinion on that team. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
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Learning Grid - Changing attitudes to race

Learning Grid - Changing attitudes to race

This is a simple Learning Grid to revise main figures and concepts in relation to the Changing Attitudes to Race topic within the 20th century USA history widely used in quite a few examination boards. It is a good revision task - you only need dice!
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Free time activities - Spanish - AQA GCSE- Project (Motivational triggers) - 1-2 lessons

Free time activities - Spanish - AQA GCSE- Project (Motivational triggers) - 1-2 lessons

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 9 Spanish students. It can also be used for older students as the model answer has a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a bilingual movie poster (I wanted them to practise translating authentic information) about a movie of their choice or an interview with a famous actor/musician. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). Those who chose the second option have to prepare a script in Spanish and if there is enough time, to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
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1. Weimar Republic

1. Weimar Republic

First lesson from for Germany in transition topic. Contains exam-like question revision, video and information research.
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Victorian Britain - 5 lessons

Victorian Britain - 5 lessons

This is a collection of 5 lessons on Victorian Britain. We have discussed living conditions, Workhouses, crime and punishment, prisons and schools. All lessons are based on COPA approach (content, origin, purpose, audience) with the task to analyse the source being the main one. All lessons contain settlers and kagan activities.
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A typical school day - Spanish- AQA (new spec) GCSE Reading (Section B)

A typical school day - Spanish- AQA (new spec) GCSE Reading (Section B)

This is a lesson is about a typical school day for a GCSE Spanish class. The lesson includes a literacy (scramble style) starter, a tongue twister activity (to practise pronunciation of the 'go' sound), a pronunciation activity and a quizlet on the words that would be used in the reading task, a rally couach mini-plenary (it goes after I first show them the text so they realise they would really need to remember the words) and a reading task itself. I am trying to teach them how to approach these tasks in the most effective way so they underline the words they know and find out the ones they do not. I wrote the text myself on the basis of the one from the specimen materials for it to have a similar structure to the one they will see in the exam. I have also included a slide on how to use VES application to find and to correctly translate a verb which is not written in infinitive and a mini-plenary for them to practise using the same. You can introduce some competition in here if you wish. Finally they self-assess their work and compete to translate / provide a definition of the words in the plenary task that they have learned in previous lessons.
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Mi ciudad - Activities in town, photo card worksheet and project AQA GCSE

Mi ciudad - Activities in town, photo card worksheet and project AQA GCSE

This is a brief bundle for the young GCSE Spanish class or for the revision of the older students. I included 2 versions of my observation lesson (practice of Section C reading exam task), a photo card help worksheet (can also be used for the topic writing practice) and a research project about a favourite town with the model answer that practically summarises the topic vocabulary and can also be used for the revision tasks (can be amended if needed).
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School Rules - Spanish - AQA new spec -Exam practice (Reading, Section C)

School Rules - Spanish - AQA new spec -Exam practice (Reading, Section C)

This is a 2b lesson on school rules for a GCSE Spanish class that I happened to have an observation with (unexpectedly!). The lesson includes a literacy starter (students have to find and amend the mistake in the sentence), a mini-plenary on grammar in relation to the starter, a tongue twister slide to practise 'i' sound, a mini-test on present tense verbs conjugation ( I often give these ones), a mini-test on articles, a pronunciation slide and a quizlet on the words that would be used in the reading task, and a reading task itself. I am trying to teach them how to approach these tasks in the most effective way so they underline the words they know and find out the ones they do not. I wrote the text myself on the basis of the one from the specimen materials for it to have a similar structure to the one they will see in the exam. Finally they self-assess their work (and learn new words!). This lesson includes the explanation on how to use 'Spanish Dict Box' application to finds out the meaning of unknown words.
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Research project for KS3/KS4 Spanish - My school

Research project for KS3/KS4 Spanish - My school

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 9 Spanish students. It can also be used for older students as the model answer has quite a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a documentary about your school or an interview with between a student from your school and a school in Spain. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). They then have to prepare a script in Spanish and to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
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Studies - AQA GCSE Spanish - 4 lessons + speaking framework and model answer+ research project

Studies - AQA GCSE Spanish - 4 lessons + speaking framework and model answer+ research project

This is a bundle of 4 lessons and a research project in relation to the topic of Studies in the AQA GCSE specification (originally for the early GCSE year but can also be used for revision for years 10 &11). These lessons are prepared for the tropics of opinions and reasons on the schools subjects, typical school day and school rules. The bundle is finalised with the research project which includes the structures and grammar from the whole topic, that can be changed / adapted / differentiated further to your needs. I have also included the speaking framework for the Part 3 of the Higher Tier exam that can also be used in writing practice.
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My studies - Spanish - AQA GCSE new spec Part 3 HT - Conversation - Speaking frame + Model answer

My studies - Spanish - AQA GCSE new spec Part 3 HT - Conversation - Speaking frame + Model answer

This is the speaking framework and the model answer that I wrote for the early GCSE classes. The model answer and the framework were originally designed for them to write an essay that they might use for the speaking test or keep it in file to revise prior to the exam. I have also used it as a writing model answer. There are three documents in there because I was trying to check what works better and in the end decided that the framework is quite sufficient for them to realise what are they expected to write / say. I have left references to the VCOP mat in case someone wants to put their numbers in, alternatively, just delete them as I left the names of the structures.
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Free time activities - Spanish - AQA GCSE new spec Part 3 HT - Conversation - Speaking frame

Free time activities - Spanish - AQA GCSE new spec Part 3 HT - Conversation - Speaking frame

This is the speaking framework that I wrote for the early GCSE classes. The framework was originally designed for them to write an essay that they might use for the speaking test or keep it in file to revise prior to the exam. I have also used it as a writing model answer. I have left references to the VCOP mat in case someone wants to put their numbers in, alternatively, just delete them as I left the names of the structures.
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Town research project for KS3/KS4 French - Ma ville préférée

Town research project for KS3/KS4 French - Ma ville préférée

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 8 French students. It can also be used for year 9 as the model answer has quite a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a documentary about your favourite town in England (in my case it is Manchester) or an interview with a football player about his town in France( I chose Paris). Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). They then have to prepare a script in French and to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
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