Year 4 Spanish
We will continue to study Spanish phonics in year 4 to help with reading and pronouncing Spanish really well.
Autumn term 2020
We are remembering the questions we learnt in year 3 to introduce ourselves.
Year 4 are learning numbers 11-20. We have completed sums in Spanish, what a challenge!
In normal times. we start 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
In 2020, 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 is our work:
Here are some of the characters having a conversation!
Spring term 2021
In home learning we were naming places in town, such as cinema and swimming pool. We practised using our knowledge of Spanish phonics to say and write the nouns correctly. We read and listened to sentences and recognised the place mentioned.
Summer term 2021
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. We are remembering to place the adjective after the noun in our Spanish sentences, instead of before it as in English.
We will write a short text to describe a town in Spain - it could be Madrid, Barcelona, Santander, Valencia, La Coruña or Sevilla. It will say in Spanish: "In my town there is...". We will make a triarama, which turns into a triangle stand up town. Here are photos of children's work from 2021:
Spring term 2020
We are learning shapes in Spanish in the spring term and focus on masculine and feminine nouns. We can describe the colour of each shape and remember 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 an extended Spanish description in order to 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? What do you think of the children's efforts below?
Spring Term 2 2020
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 of our work in 2019:
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 2020, completed hurriedly before the schools were closed early. A valient effort by the children!:
In 2019 we found 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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