Summer 1 Blog
Cognates in the City
Today in Spanish we were language detectives, trying to deduce the meaning of some new words connected to the city. We listened to the words first before we read them. Some were easy to guess because they are cognates or near cognates (the same or almost the same as English words). Then we used the bilingual dictionary to find other places in the city.
Zog the robot is looking for the cake shop as he wants a chocolate cake. We labelled a map to help him, and learnt how to describe the position of the buildings.
We learnt how to make a contraction when using these phrases with a masculine noun.
El supermercado está al lado de la panadería. The supermarket is next to the bakery.
La cafetería está al lado del mercado. The cafe is next to the market.
Today we learnt how to ask and answer the question, "Where are you going?"
I'm going to the cafe. I'm going to the football stadium.
I'm going to the museum. I'm going to the cafe.
I'm going to the zoo. I'm going to the cafe.
We sang a song using the question and different answers.
Then we learnt how to put together the verb ir (to go), and say where different groups of people are going.
This is the...
Today we learnt that in Spanish there are 2 different words for, 'this'.
Éste (for a masculine noun)
Ésta (for a feminine noun)
Today we wrote and practised a short role play, buying entrance tickets for a place in the city.
May I have a theatre ticket please?
Two museum tickets please...
Three cinema tickets please...
Today we learnt how to say different types of weather in Spanish. We matched the cards then practised answering and asking the question, ¿Qué tiempo hace? (what's the weather like?) with a partner.
¿Qué tiempo hace?
¿Qué tiempo hace?
Today we made a rap about the weather.
It's foggy, it's stormy.
It's sunny, it's windy.
It's raining, it's snowing
It's cold, it's hot.
We learnt the names of some clothes, and looked at the different words in Spanish for a, the and some.
We also learnt some new adjectives to describe clothes with.
We built some sentences describing the clothes we wear in different weather.
When it's hot I wear sun glasses
When it's stormy I wear a coat.
When it's raining I wear boots.
When it's hot I wear a cap.
Today we searched through our books to find vocabulary containing Key Sounds in Spanish. We added some of them to our display.
Today we have been learning about fruit. We sorted fruit into masculine and feminine nouns, using the definite article 'the'.
Then we looked at how the word 'a' and 'the' is different in Spanish, with masculine and feminine nouns.
Some masculine fruits.
Some feminine fruits.
Today we looked at the plural form of each fruit. For most we added 's', but for the nouns ending in 'n' we added 'es'. We also looked at how the word 'the' is different in Spanish for masculine and feminine plural nouns. We learned how to say we like or dislike certain fruits.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Today we read the Spanish version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We learnt some of the vocabulary in the story.
We made our own books of the story, using the fruit nouns we have learnt.
іVamos de Picnic!
(Let's go on a picnic)
Today we read a story about going on a picnic. We described each place in the story with a colour and learnt the names of some picnic foods.
Today we looked back through our books for words with the Spanish key sounds in them and added some to our display.