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Spanish in Spring Term 2!
Spring Term 2
Year 3 have continued to build on their Spanish language skills and cultural understanding. During Spring Term 2, the children began to learn, pronounce and write the Spanish days of the week. The children learnt that in Spain, they don't start a day of a week with a capital letter. Here are the days of the week. How many can you pronounce?
To help us remember these, we spoke about smarties martes and dominoes pizza day! That was a popular day. I wonder why!
As well as learning their days of the week, we looked at what our school subject are called in Spanish and which lessons we have on different days. Some of the subjects we learnt were TIC, las matematicas and ingles. Can you guess what these might be?
We also spent a few weeks learning about how Easter is celebrated in Spain. We watched videos of an Easter procession and of a Spanish woman singing 'una saeta.' The children learnt about mona de Pascua (a traditional Spanish Easter cake given to children) and designed their own. They all looked delicious!
Year 3 worked so well during the chilly Spring Term 2 but we longed for some warm Spanish weather. Maybe we will see some of that in Summer Term 1, when we begin to learn about:
Felicidades year 3.
Keep up the good work!
Year 4, 5 and 6
In Spring Term 2, the children had a wonderful time going to the shops (metaphorically speaking.) I would have loved to have taken them to actual Spanish markets but instead we used video clips and real Spanish shopping brochures to shop!
The children learnt the Spanish vocabulary for different shops. We learnt that all the words for shops are feminine words and therefore start with 'La.' The children spotted the pattern that most of the shops end with the suffix 'eria' apart from la farmacia and this is because it is less of a shop and more of a medical service.
We watched a few episodes of a Spanish mystery series from the BBC called, Mi Vida Loca which the children loved. They were keen to watch the other episodes to see what happened next. Here is the link to the site:
We also learnt to spend euros and work out how much one euro is worth in pounds. It was fun to do a bit of cross curricular maths.
All the year groups worked really hard so I thank them for that.
Next term our topic is: Tell me a Story, Cuentame un cuento.
El Cuerpo and Dane Court Trip
Year 6 really worked hard across the curriculum during Spring Term 1. Like years 4 and 5, they have been learning about the human body (el cuerpo.) They have learnt the vocabulary for body parts, learnt the Spanish words for different colours and they have also revised numbers. It has been a long time since we learnt numbers, this time last year in fact, but their memories didn't let them down!
One of the most exciting things about this term for year 6 was our Spanish mornings at Dane Court Grammar School. Across two Wednesday mornings in January, half of the year group at a time visited Dane Court with me and went to the languages department. Here they met up with one of the Spanish teachers, Miss Cook who along with some of the year 13 pupils, organised a fantastic carousel of activities for our children to do. These included an online quiz using Kahoot, testing language, geographic and cultural knowledge. I am proud to say that our year 6's did not disappoint and impressed the year 13's with their knowledge. So much so, that the following week, the questions were made harder. Cheeky! Well done to the team #legendary who won it for the girls!
As well as the quiz, the children took part in a numbers activity with bingo being popular, an animals activity and some traditional Spanish flamenco dancing, led by one of the year 13 girls. I am delighted to say that our pupils really threw themselves into the dancing, even the boys! Muchas gracias to Miss Cook and the year 13's for making these mornings so fun for our pupils.
As usual, our pupils behaved exceptionally and impressed the staff and pupils at Dane Court. The mornings were such a success that we are aiming to make them an annual event with each year 6 group which will be just fantastico!
Year 6 will be spending their euros in Spring Term 2, when we go to the shops!
Well done year 6.