Year 4 Spanish
Year have Spanish once a fortnight. We will continue to study Spanish phonics in year 4 to help with reading and pronouncing Spanish really well.
Autumn term 2021
We are remembering the questions we learnt in year 3 to introduce ourselves.
What's your name? How are you feeling?
¿Cómo te llamas? ¿Cómo estás?
We are learning how to say our age this term.
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 ready to put into a sentence to say our birthday.
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 2021, we finished the autumn term by creating a birthday cake. We wrote our age and birthday. Most children managed a full sentence for each. Here is their work:
Spring Term 2022
We are learning 9 animal nouns so that we can talk about the pets we have (or don't have). We are discovering how a Spanish bi-lingual dictionary works and enjoyed looking up animals in the dictionary.
Nouns in Spanish are masculine or feminine and we are learning about this grammatical idea. Do we need to say "un" or "una"?
We are using animal nouns in a question to ask "Do you have...?" and in answers to say "I have..." or "I don't have..."
We are learning to say that we have "two cats" for example. So we are finding out about plural rules in Spanish.
We are remembering colour adjectives that we learned in year 3, so that we can try describing the colour of an animal.
We are working towards making a mini-book that we will share at home at the end of term. Our books are all in Spanish with fantastic artwork! Photos will be displayed on the website.
We mustn't forget whether they are masculine or feminine in Spanish!
Here are pictures of our lovely mini-books about animals with lots of colour descriptions!
Summer term 2022
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 2022 - well done on some fantastic sentences Year 4!:
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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