We will continue to study Spanish phonics in year 4 to help with reading and pronouncing Spanish really well.
Autumn term 1
We are remembering the questions we learnt in year 3 to introduce ourselves. Here are some conversations from lesson:
Year 4 are 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 will ask "When is your birthday?" and answer in a full sentence. We may even be able to say someone else's birthday. We will sing "Happy Birthday" in Spanish. Join in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT3Qgt3QjJ4
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 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 will 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 should create a shape picture by following Spanish instructions.
We are finding out about a Spanish artist and will read Spanish instructions and recreate a painting by Joan Miró. How accurate will the results be this year? The original sold for £23 million a few years ago! How much could our work be worth?
Spring Term 2
We are finding out about the artist Salvador Dali. There will be an art gallery in the classroom, and a discussion of his work. We will write a fact file about him in Spanish.
We will learn about techniques in Spanish to use with colouring pencils. We will create bright, colourful butterflies. Here are some examples from year 4 in 2017:
We will use different sketching techniques to create a background image for a birthday card. We will say the techniques in Spanish. We will add our butterfly for a surreal effect. We will write our cards in Spanish. Here are some examples from year 4 in 2017:
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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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.
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.
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.