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Spanish club - Making a piñata

 

Some pupils are getting the opportunity to attend Spanish club once a week in order to make a piñata. This is a typical South American birthday party item containing sweets. 

 

We are finding out the Spanish for the items we need, revising colours and how to say our birthdays. You can take a look at the instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qc4nooDUqI

 

One group have finished and enjoyed their piñatas and group 2 are well on the way to creating theirs.

Year 4 finished their year 3 Spanish learning with a fantastic song about The Hungry Caterpillar - La Oruga Muy Hambrienta.

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Autumn term 1

Year 4 have started the year learning numbers 11-20. We have completed sums in Spanish, what a challenge!

 

We are starting each lesson actively by learning the hula. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Clwq4osEQ

 

We are moving on to learning the months of the year and about a festival that happens in each of the months. There are some crazy festivals in Spain, including La Tomatina in Buñol, Valencia, in which everyone throws tomatoes at each other! Here they are ready to start.

We are learning the words for seasons: la primavera, el verano, el otoño, el invierno (spring, summer, autumn, winter). Watch this video on youtube to hear the seasons, and also to pick out some weather phrases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhGkTV84WZM

We can ask "When is your birthday?" and answer in a full sentence. We may even be able to say someone else's birthday. We can sing "Happy Birthday" in Spanish. Join in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT3Qgt3QjJ4

Here are some of the pupils asking "When is your birthday?" and answering.

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We finished the autumn term by creating a character and writing a brilliant introduction on them, including name, age, birthday, how we feel and some questions. Here are examples of the best work.

Spring Term 1

 

We are finding out about the artist Salvador Dali. We created an art gallery in the classroom, and discussed his work. We wrote a fact file about him:

Me llamo Salvador Dali.

Estoy fantástico.

Tengo cincuenta años.

Mi cumpleaños es el once de mayo.

Soy español.

Soy artista.

 

We learnt about techniques in Spanish to use with colouring pencils. We created bright, colourful butterflies.

We used different sketching techniques to create a background image for a birthday card. We said the techniques in Spanish. We added our butterfly for a surreal effect. We wrote our cards in Spanish. 

We are studying Spanish phonics to help with reading and pronouncing Spanish really well. 

We are using pictures of Spanish sounds to identify places in Spain and places in town. It is a brilliant challenge that the children are really enjoying! 

Spring term 2

 

We are completing a unit on Spanish geography and finding out about places in major cities. We are learning nouns for places in town, and adjectives to describe them. Our favourite adjective is "ruidoso" (loud) because we say it really loudly!

 

We are writing a short text to describe an imaginary town. It says in Spanish: "In my town there is...".

We are making a triarama, which turns into a triangle stand up town. Here are the best examples of the triaramas.

We are finding out about a traditional Easter cake from Spain. We worked out what ingredients are needed and how to make the cake. Then we were able to watch the video of the cake being made and understand how it is made.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SlE7uIYftQ

 

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Summer term 1

 

We are learning shapes in Spanish and focusing on masculine and feminine nouns. We are also describing the colour of each shape and remembering that in Spanish, the adjective goes after the noun: un/una + shape + colour.

We are learning prepositions ready to understand descriptions of paintings. We can play Simon Says in Spanish and act out: up, down, left, right, in the centre - arriba, abajo, a la izquierda, a la derecha, en el centro. We can create a shape picture by following Spanish instructions.

 

We read Spanish instructions and recreated a painting by Joan Miró: The Gold of the Azure. The results were very accurate and similar to the original, which sold for £23 million a few years ago! How much could our work be worth?

Summer term 2

 

We are learning parts of the body and can dance: Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Spanish. We are also able to spot if a noun is masculine, feminine, singular or plural by looking at the final letter of the noun. Masculine nouns often end -o, feminine words often end -a and plural words end with -s.

 

We can understand a description of a monster and draw it. We are working towards drawing our own monster and describing it in Spanish. We need to learn how to make any Spanish noun plural and say "My monster has (six arms)..." in Spanish.

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