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Spring  Term  1 2022

Epifanía

(Epiphany)

This week we have been looking at how Epiphany is celebrated in Spain.  

In Year 3 we learnt how children leave their shoes out on January 5th, in the hope that the Kings will leave presents in them the next day.  At Year 4 we learnt about the special cake eaten, which is shaped like a crown.

In Year 6 we listened to a Spanish text about Epiphany.  We looked for clues to try and deduce what the text was saying.  We looked for cognates (words that are the same or similar in English and Spanish), names and numbers.  We also thought about the context of the passage, using facts that we already know about Epiphany. Then we looked at the meaning of some key words within the text.

   

Year 3 

Months of the Year

Today in Year 3 we have started learning the months of the year.  We are learning actions to help us remember them and we played a game to spot the missing month in the sequence.

January - June with actions

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July to December with actions

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Which month is missing?

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Which month is missing?

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Today we sorted out anagrams of the months in Spanish.

To help us with the spelling of some of the months, we grouped together all the ones that end in 'bre', which is pronounced as 'bray' in Spanish.

This week we learnt some instructions that we often hear in the classroom.  We sang a song and played Simón Dice (Simon Says) to help us remember them.

 

Year 4 2022

Las partes de la escuela

(Parts of the school)

Today we learnt how to say 6 parts of the school in Spanish.  We practised them with the question, ¿Dónde estás? (Where are you?).

¿Dónde estás? (Where are you?) Estoy en ... (I'm in ...)

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¿Dónde estás? (Where are you?) Estoy en ... (I'm in)

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¿Dónde estás? (Where are you?) Estoy en ... (I'm in ...)

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Phonics

We looked back at words we have met so far with 'c' (before i or e)  pronounced as 'th' and added the parts of the school to our list.

Today we practised a slightly different question and answer.

¿Dónde está Wally?  (Where’s Wally?)

Wally está en ...   (Wally is in ...)

We placed a stick puppet of Wally in pictures of different parts of the school to practise different answers.

 

          

 

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¿Dónde está Wally? (Where’s Wally?)

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We tested ourselves to see how many of the places in school we could remember.  We noticed a pattern, as some of the words  have the 'io' sound in them.  We looked back at other topics we have done and grouped words containing the 'io' sound in them. 

 

                   

 

Today we learnt some simple directions in Spanish.  We put them together in a dance to help us remember them.

 

Our directions dance.

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Year 5 2022

In the city

Today we used both sides of the bi-lingual dictionary to find the names of places in the city.

    

 

     

We found a group of shops that all have a spelling pattern in common.

 

We read a story about Zog the robot who was looking for the cake shop.  We already knew some phrases to give him directions, but we learned some more  to describe the position of buildings in the town.  We also learnt an important grammar rule.

           

 

Year 6 (2022)

Professions

We have started to look at the words for professions in Spanish.  We have discovered that some profession nouns in Spanish have endings that change, to match the gender of the person they are describing.

 

Today we looked at the spelling patterns of professions in Spanish and made groups of them.

This week we learnt how to say what we would like to be.

Quiero ser...

(I want to be ...) 

            

 

     

We used the bilingual dictionary or googled to find names of other professions we would like to do

                   

 

 

¿Qué quieres ser? (What do you want to be?)

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Phonics

Today we looked back at all the vocabulary we have learnt so far that contains the 'th' sound represented by 'z' in Spanish.  We put all the words together in a spidergram.

 

Today we looked for adjectives in the bi-lingual dictionary to describe attributes needed for certain jobs.  We found out that you have to be careful when using the dictionary, making sure which words are adjectives and nouns.  

We practised saying a group of adjectives that all end in 'ente' and noticed that the 'e' is pronounced as 'ay'.

We made a collection of other Spanish words we have met so far that end in 'e'.

 

Spring 2021

Well done for all your hard work at home Year 4, and thank you for sending your video clips.

Fabulous singing and dancing Jacob. іFenomenal!

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Year 4

You have drawn some great pictures of the special cake (el roscón de reyes) eaten during Epiphany in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                              

 

 

Parts of the School

 

We learnt the names of the parts of the school in Spanish.

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¿Dónde estás?  Where are you?

             

¿Dónde está WallyWhere’s Wally?

 

 

¿Dónde está Wally Jacob? Where’s Wally Jacob?

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Giving directions

Help Wally find his way around school.

   

       

 

 

Great directions Joe.

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Parts of the face

       

Fantastic to see you working hard at home with your mum Joe.

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Describing our eyes and hair

 

             

Year 3 

Great to see you all working so hard on your Spanish at home Year 3!

Months of the year

 

 

We have been learning some classroom instructions.

  

Classroom instructions

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Pets

We learnt the names of some pets.

 

                                                    

Mi animal favorito song (my favourite animal) hamster

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Mi animal favorito (cat)

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¿Tienes una mascota? Do you have a pet?


Describing pets with a colour

We discovered that the colour comes after the noun in Spanish.

    

Fabulous speaking Rosa!

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