All About Me (Greetings): An introduction into Mandarin. You will be given the tools to build confidence in Mandarin speaking. You will introduce yourselves & each other while practising polite greetings; basic use of numbers/age will be introduced.
Me, My Family and Home: Start short conversations & greetings. You will start to talk about family, friends, pets & your home. You will learn to use basic sentence structures.
Hobbies: Write and hold short conversations. Learn about hobbies. Revisit topics of pets & numbers while introducing the Chinese zodiac and time/days of the week.
Sports: Talking about sports: speak and write about your favourite sports & describe what sports you can do, cannot do, like and dislike.
School: Chinese school systems will be explored. We will be talking about school subjects, timeframes & class sizes. This will allow students to describe their timetables and give opinions on their favourite subjects.
Food & Drink: Consider how Chinese food & British food are different. Recap the ways we give opinions, discuss their eating & drinking preferences. You will be able to hold simple debates and exchange coherent ideas in Mandarin.
Holidays: Introduce weather, countries & languages, regions and modes of transport. Describe a recent holiday/trip with family/friends and recall any experiences with other cultures.
All About Me: You will once again talk about your family and friends, this time you will be able to give more descriptive information about their clothing & appearance. You will use Mandarin to justify your opinions using complex & persuasive language. You will learn how to describe your bedrooms.
Where I live: You will learn to give detailed information about your home: describing the location of the rooms relative to one another & comparing them. We will also study the topics of occupations & shopping in your local area to explore different work & life styles.
Shopping: Combine knowledge from previous lessons such as clothing & colours, enabling students to discuss & compare online & in-store shopping experiences. You will discover how a Chinese shopping experience may differ & how to conduct yourselves as customers or shop owners. Introduction to different type of fruit & vegetables
Spring Festival: This will be the first detailed look at Chinese culture: exploring the contrasts & similarities between Chinese & British culture, students will learn about seasonal foods, activities & traditions.
Travel in China: You will explore Chinese landmarks, tourist hotspots & how to navigate mainland China. Learn about buying tickets, reading signs & general path finding. We will talk about holidays taken in the past & any future travel plans.
My Life: Revisit basic Chinese such as likes and dislikes, hobbies, weather, transportation, nationalities and schools. Consider parent and teenager relationships. They will also talk about school and job routines in more depth using more advanced language structures.
Leisure: Revise vocabulary about sports, hobbies, food & drink. Learn to talk about extra-curricular activities and likes or dislikes. Explore the subjects of healthy living, eating habits and different lifestyles.
Media: This unit will cover music, films & other media platforms. Discuss differences between Chinese & British media outlets as well as social media usage. Celebrities & news topics will be discussed while introducing the pros/cons of modern technology.
Technology: Continuing to discuss the impact of use of technology by young people. Write an essay on technology, media, leisure. Revisit weather, transportation, directions & holiday experiences.
My Local Area: This unit is designed to cover all topics that are related to ‘my local area’, such as environment & infrastructure. We will broach global issues to recap knowledge of countries & nationalities. Discussion of existing environment issues within the local area & express opinions on how to protect the environment & improve the local area.
Occupations: Revisit school subjects & topics surrounding education. Talk about future plans & careers that inspire. Introduction to different types of professions and explain why they are interesting to you.
Key Stage 4
Identity and Culture Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest: My Hobbies / Getting Around This unit covers two major topics; to use complex sentence structures to give in-depth answers in order to express interests in hobbies & leisure activities; recognize and negotiate areas of varying size, from local familiar landscapes to foreign & unusual surroundings.
Identity & Culture: Current & Future Study & Employment: My family /Shopping: Body parts, colours & clothing will be used again but with advanced sentence structures. You will be able to give extensive & detailed information about the people in your lives and feel completely confident doing so.
Identity & Culture Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest: Describing People /Eating Out Focus on the physical appearance of others as well as personality traits; shopping knowledge applied to restaurants & how to enjoy dining out. The consequences of dining unhealthily will be further explored.
Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest Current & Future Study & Employment: My Day /On Holiday You will talk & write about life at school & think about life after leaving school. Daily routines, holidays & hobbies are elaborated on as well as media & technology.
Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest: Topics covered are healthy living, poverty, charity, voluntary work, environmental & global issues. You will be introduced to a range of vocabulary about poverty, environment, volunteering work & future plans The aim for this unit is to enable you to express your opinions with detailed information.
Local, National, International & Global Areas of Interest: We will explore healthy lifestyles. You will talk about the importance of doing exercise & having a healthy diet. You will have the opportunity to talk & write about how to build up a healthy lifestyle in detail. Revisit previous topics such as family, hobbies & professions. Introduction to the topic of role models, so students can talk about how to become a role model for younger children.
GCSE -Theme 1 Identity & culture GCSE – Theme 2 Local, National, International & Global Ares of Interest – Travel & Tourism GCSE – Theme 3 Current and Future Study & Employment Revision of Key Themes.
GCSE -Theme 1 Identity & culture GCSE – Theme 2 Local, National, International & Global Ares of Interest – Travel & Tourism GCSE – Theme 3 Current and Future Study & Employment This chapter is designed to cover all three themes as a final revision unit. This unit will allow you to practice your speaking, listening, reading & writing skills by doing varied tasks.
GCSE -Theme 1 Identity & culture GCSE – Theme 2 Local, National, International & Global Ares of Interest – Travel & Tourism GCSE – Theme 3 Current and Future Study & Employment This unit will prepare you for your GCSE speaking exams.
GCSE -Theme 1 Identity & culture GCSE – Theme 2 Local, National, International & Global Ares of Interest – Travel & Tourism GCSE – Theme 3 Current and Future Study & Employment Revision Past paper practice