Advice to KS3 parents

ORGANISATION

  • Your son/daughter should bring their Spanish classwork book and small blue vocabulary book to each lesson.
  • The layout of the blue vocabulary book is as follows:
  • They should bring a pencil case containing a blue or black pen, a red pen, a purple pen, a pencil, a glue stick, a small pair of scissors, a rubber and a ruler.
  • Your son/daughter will have regular homework.  It is particularly important that he/she learns new vocabulary regularly and this requires time and effort.  You can help by asking your son/daughter to say, spell or write down the new words.  You can also check progress in their test tracker, glued inside the front of their classwork book
  • Get your son/daughter to use this Writing Checklist when writing in Spanish

FRONT            Vocabulary by topic

MIDDLE          Fantastically Fabulous Phrases (we will meet these in class)

BACK              Grammar

HOMEWORK

-ACCENTS      Are they in where they are needed?  Does this word drop or take an accent in the plural?

-SPELLINGS    Are there words you regularly misspell? 

-AGREEMENT  Adjectives – masculine/feminine and singular/plural

-VERBS          Right verb?  Right part of the verb?

WEBSITES

There are several websites which can help. 

https://www.c2kschools.net/ Get your child to login using their c2k details and then select the Fronter app on the right-hand side.

http://spanishingrosvenor.wikispaces.com Look at A List of Useful Websites KS3 and Study Skills page

http://quizlet.com Username spanishingrosvenor Password spanishc113   A superb site for learning vocabulary interactively which has self-correcting exercises

www.languagesonline.org.uk  - a great site, with exercises based on the textbook we use

www.studyspanish.com  - all levels of Spanish, with exercises, tips and other links.

www.languagegames.org - a variety of games in Spanish, as well as in French.

 

 

Advice to KS4 parents         

ORGANISATION

 

  • Your son/daughter should bring their Spanish classwork book or file and small blue vocabulary book to each lesson

 

HOMEWORK

  • Your son/daughter will have regular homework.  It is particularly important that he/she learns new vocabulary regularly and this requires time and effort.  You can help by asking your son/daughter to say, spell or write down the new words. 
  • Get your son/daughter to use this Writing Checklist when writing in Spanish

-ACCENTS        Are they in where they are needed?  Does this word drop or take an accent in the plural?

-SPELLINGS      Are there words you regularly misspell? 

-AGREEMENT    Adjectives – masculine/feminine and singular/plural

-VERBS             Right verb?  Right part of the verb?

WEBSITES

There are several websites which can help. 

www.yabla.com - we have a subscription to this listening activities site and regular tasks will be set

www.vocabexpress.com we have a subscription to this vocabulary site and regular tasks will be set

http://quizlet.com All pupils can set up their own account and then join the class page http://quizlet.com/class/1349353/ This is a superb site for learning vocabulary interactively which has self-correcting exercises based on the CCEA syllabus

https://www.c2kschools.net/ Get your child to login using their c2k details and then select the Fronter app on the right-hand side. There are a wide variety of resources there including the exam specification and guidance on Controlled Assessments.

http://spanishingrosvenor.wikispaces.com Look at A List of Useful Websites KS4 and the Study Skills page

www.studyspanish.com  - all levels of Spanish, with exercises, tips and other links.

www.languagegames.org - a variety of games in Spanish

APPS

There are several apps which can help.

Edmodo – VLE

Conjugation Nation – a verb conjugation app

Word Reference – vocabulary reference app

Bitsboard – vocabulary games

Duolingo – vocabulary builder

  • Be aware of the importance of the four controlled assessment tasks which are each worth 15% of the final GCSE grade.

 

Advice to A level parents

ORGANISATION

  • Your son/daughter should bring their Spanish file to each lesson. There are set days for language topics, grammar, A2 literature, etc and they must learn to manage their files to bring the correct resources in. 

HOMEWORK

  • Sometimes your child will have set homework and sometimes they will set their own. They should have a learning log to keep a note of their homeworks and independent study work done, the time spent on it and an evaluation of how useful it was. There is a list of extension homeworks available to improve independent learning in Spanish.
  • Get your son/daughter to use this Writing Checklist when writing in Spanish:

-ACCENTS      Are they in where they are needed?  Does this word drop or take an accent in the plural?

-SPELLINGS    Are there words you regularly misspell? 

-AGREEMENT  Adjectives – masculine/feminine and singular/plural

-VERBS           Right verb?  Right part of the verb? 

WEBSITES

There are several websites which can help. 

https://www.c2kschools.net/ Get your child to login using their c2k details and then select the Fronter app on the right-hand side. There are a wide variety of resources there including the exam specification and guidance on the different modules.  

http://spanishingrosvenor.wikispaces.com Look at A List of Useful Websites- A level and the Study Skills page

http://quizlet.com Username spanishingrosvenor Password spanishc113   A superb site for learning vocabulary interactively which has self-correcting exercises

www.languagesonline.org.uk  - a great site, with exercises based on the textbook we use

www.studyspanish.com  - all levels of Spanish, with exercises, tips and other links. 

  • Be aware of the importance of the four skill areas and how they must work on each one. We have a subscription to Yabla to enhance listening skills, for example.