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08/11/16

An excellent turn out for our 1st Chess Club session. The students were enthusiastic & are really looking forward to next week’s session.

14/10/16

Stunning performance!! Invictus students did us proud! https://t.co/hah78dBgpQ

14/10/16

Well organised event - thanks to all https://t.co/jIs8wLNoHF

12/10/16

Well done to the Year 7 football team for showing great resilience last night. They came from 2-0 down to win the game 4-2!

04/10/16

Harris Invictus came 1st in the World Maths Day Tournament - Well done to all!

22/09/16

Open Evening 2016 – Over 600- guests came to the Academy on Monday, they toured the academy met staff & students.

27/06/16

40 students spend 2 hours of their Saturday morning walking to raise money for Wheels for Wellbeing: around 240 miles racked up. Well Done!

16/05/16

14 Yr 8 students have won awards for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge on 28th April. We have 3 gold, 4 silver & 11 bronze winners. Well done!

22/04/16

Our debate team celebrate victory over Harris Beckenham.

23/03/16

Year 7 enjoyed a great day out to the Tate Modern yesterday, All the students were extremely well-behaved and a credit to the Academy

21/03/16

Thrilling football match yesterday in which Harris Invictus Year 8’s overcame Oasis Coulsdon 4-3 in a close encounter

17/03/16

Y7 thoroughly enjoyed an interactive and engaging performance of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe.

18/12/15

Our first ever Winter Concert on Thurs 17th Dec; stellar performances from our dancers, singers and players – well done to all involved.

18/12/15

Students thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch on Wednesday 16th December. Thanks to all the staff who helped make it run smoothly.

18/12/15

At breakfast club this morning listening to the students discussing Shakespeare's play - Hamlet

18/12/15

Well done to the Year 7 students who took part in the Castle project https://t.co/1xe8IcfSa2

15/12/15

... All the students were 100% engaged and the quality really impressive. A proud moment!

15/12/15

Thursday 10th Dec: It was a real privilege to watch Year 8 students in a basketball assessment at Thornton Heath today...

09/12/15

Looking forward to our first annual Winter concert on Thursday at 5pm in the academy hall! Just the thing to get us in the holiday spirit!

08/12/15

... Real Invictus spirit shown. Well done.” E Evans, Principal

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Modern Foreign Languages

Curriculum summary – MFL

‘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

At Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, we believe that learning additional languages provides students with a valuable educational, social and cultural experience. Students are given the opportunity to study French and Spanish from Year 7, with equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. In addition, all language lessons promote literacy and provide students with opportunities to develop their skills in communication, thinking, creativity and enterprise.

All students study French and Spanish through a range of topics areas which are relevant to their lives and the world around them. We aim to provide students with ‘real’ language by using a variety of authentic texts and stimuli, including news articles, literature, music and film. In addition to language learning, students are provided with opportunities to learn about the culture, customs and traditions of countries where French and Spanish are spoken, enriching their intercultural awareness and understanding. The topic areas studied at Key Stage 3 also provide a solid foundation for further study at GCSE and help to equip students for the demands of the GCSE examinations.   

Students receive two lessons of French and one lesson of Spanish each week in Year 7, and two lessons of Spanish and one lesson of French each week in Year 8. At the end of Year 8, students will chose to continue with either French or Spanish in Year 9. There is an option for talented linguists to continue with both languages.

In addition to French and Spanish lessons, the MFL department offers a number of exciting enrichment activities, including a weekly languages club (Portuguese, Italian and Mandarin), a world film club and a variety of cultural trips. In addition, we mark the European Day of Languages in September each year, during which we celebrate the diversity of languages represented within our school community.

KS3 Spanish curriculum overview

 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

 

Year 7

 

(1 x 50 min lesson per week)

 

¡Vamos! – Introduction to Spanish, setting up the TL classroom

 

Viva 1, module 1 –  Mi vida (introductory language, family, pets)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Viva 1, module 1 –  Mi vida (cont.) (introductory language, family, pets)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

 

Viva 1, module 2 –  Mi tiempo libre (hobbies, weather, sports)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Viva 1, module 3 –  Mi insti (school)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Viva 1, module 4 –  Mi familia y mis amigos (family and friends, describing myself and others)

 

Viva 1, module 5 –  Mi ciudad (where I live, weekend plans)

 

EOY assessment – listening, speaking, reading, writing

 

Year 8

 

(2 x 50 min lessons per week)

 

Viva 2, module 1 – Mis vacaciones (holidays)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Viva 2, module 2 – Todo sobre mi vida (technology, music, TV)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Viva 2, module 3 –   ¡A comer! (food, eating out, celebrations)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Viva 2, module 4 –¿Qué hacemos? (going out, making arrangements)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Viva 2, module 5 – Operación verano (tourism, transactional language)

 

Cultural / literary project – poetry / short stories from the Hispanic world

 

EOY assessment – listening, speaking, reading, writing

 

 

Year 9

 

(3 x 50 min lessons per week)

 

Viva 3, module 1 – Somos así (everyday life, cinema, celebrations, celebrities)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Cultural / literary project – Spanish and Latin American cinema

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Viva 3, module 2 – ¡Oriéntate! (work, future plans)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Viva 3, module 3 –  En forma (health, fitness)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Viva 3, module 4 – Jóvenes en acción (social and environmental issues)

 

 

Viva 3, module 5 – Una aventura en Madrid (tourism, transactional language)

 

EOY assessment – listening, speaking, reading, writing

 

KS3 French curriculum overview

 

Year 7

 

(2 x 50 min lessons per week)

 

C’est parti! – Introduction to French, setting up the TL classroom, introductory language

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Studio 1, module 1 –C’est perso! (likes and dislikes, myself and my family)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

 

Studio 1, module 2 –  Mon collège (school)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Studio 1, module 3 –  Mes passetemps (technology, hobbies, sports)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Studio 1, module 4 –  Ma zone (where I live, making arrangements)

 

Studio 1, module 5 –   3, 2, 1, Partez! (holidays, future plans)

 

EOY assessment – listening, speaking, reading, writing

 

Year 8

 

(1 x 50 min lesson per week)

 

Studio 2, module 1 – T’es branché(e)?  (TV, cinema, reading, technology)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Cultural / literary project – French cinema

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

 

 

Studio 2, module 3 –   Mon identité (myself and my friends, music, fashion)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Studio 2, module 3 –   Mon identité (myself and my friends, music, fashion)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Studio 2, module 4 –Chez moi, chez toi (home, food, shopping, celebrations)

 

 

 

Studio 2, module 2 – Paris, je t’adore! (tourism, transactional language)

 

EOY assessment – listening, speaking, reading, writing

 

 

Year 9

 

(3 x 50 min lessons per week)

 

Studio 3, module 1 – Ma vie sociale d’ado (technology, making arrangements, events)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Studio 3, module 2 – Bien dans sa peau (health, fitness)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Studio 3, module 3 –  À l’horizon (work, future plans)

 

Assessment – reading, speaking

 

 

Studio 3, module 4 – Spécial vacances (holidays)

 

Assessment – listening, writing

 

 

Studio 3, module 5 – Moi dans le monde (rights, social issues)

 

Cultural / literary project – poetry / short stories from the Francophone world

 

EOY assessment – listening, speaking, reading, writing