Pearson Edexcel GCSEs Spanish (2016)
The subject content for the new GCSE (proposed first teaching in 2023) places greater emphasis on explicit teaching and assessment of phonics. We have therefore updated our phonics support to make the tools you need for teaching phonics more accessible.
Updated ¡Viva! 5-year schemes of work
For those of you following our ¡Viva! First Edition or ¡Viva! Segunda edición course structure, we have updated our 5-year schemes of work with a new ‘Phonics’ section that highlights weekly opportunities to teach or revise sound-symbol correspondences (SSC). Every SSC from the new GCSE subject content is comprehensively covered across the 5 years in these schemes of work.
The words chosen to exemplify each sound are closely linked to the phonics resources and Key Language in our coursebooks, but you do not have to purchase our teaching and learning resources to make use of our schemes of work.
We have made the phonics video from our ¡Viva! Segunda edición course freely available on our website. It contains 12 sounds with accompanying actions, which you can use as an introductory phonics activity with your students.
Key sounds poster
We also have a vibrant ¡Viva! Segunda edición key sounds poster that covers the same 12 sounds as the video. Why not print it off and display it in your classroom?
See ¡Viva! Segunda edición key sounds poster(PDF | 1023 KB)
Phonics CPD: COMING SOON
Session 1: Introduction to Phonics in MFL teaching
This is a free, pre-recorded event exploring the importance of embedding phonics teaching in your MFL schemes of work, through KS3 and KS4.
Session 2: Effective strategies for integrating teaching and learning of phonics in the Modern Foreign Language classroom
In this 1.5 hour session on 29th November 2021, we will explore a range of teaching and learning strategies that can be used for both introducing and recycling phonics knowledge in the MFL classroom, from KS3 to KS5.