Spanish

 

At Long Lee we are lucky enough to learn Spanish. Mrs Hiles teaches Spanish to all the classes in years 3, 4, 5, and 6. The document below provides some information about what the children will be learning in Spanish in each year group. 

 

Letters from Spain

The letters from our pen pals in Spain have finally arrived! The Spanish children had written about their hobbies and what they received for Christmas. Some of the children had enclosed pictures of themselves so it was nice to see what some of our Spanish pen pals look like.  They also wrote a few sentences in Spanish to challenge us! Take a look at some of our Year 6 children reading their letters.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Happy New Year to everyone! Year 6 have just finished their second letters to our partner school in Spain. The pupils decorated a card and then wrote about their opinions on their hobbies inside.  They also wrote a few sentences in English for the Spanish children to read and understand. We eagerly await our reply letters from Spain! Please see pictures of the letters we sent below.

Year 4 Snowman Mini-books

Year 4 created some mini-books in order to describe a snowman. They used each page to add a different body part or something that the snowman may wear and describe it. This was to consolidate the work we have been doing on adjectives and making sure the adjective matches the noun in Spanish. Please see pictures below.

Monster Descriptions

Year 4 have been learning how to describe different parts of the head & face in Spanish.They have used this vocabulary to write about and create a monster. They had to remember to make the adjective agree with the noun & that the adjective comes after the noun. Look at the wonderful display!

At the Pet Shop - Yr3

Year 3 have been learning the names of animals & have been practicing a short play in Spanish about a boy who goes to a pet shop to choose a pet. We then went to show our play to the children in Year 2 to show them how much Spanish Year 3  have been learning! Please see some photos below.

Year 6 Display

 Year 6 have been learning how to use the verb 'tener' in Spanish which means 'to have'. They have learnt how to say the 6 parts of the verb (I have, you have , he/she has, we have etc). They created a flower display and used each petal of the flower to write a sentence using a different part of the verb 'tener'.

Spanish Pen Pals

The letters arrived today from our Spanish pen pals! Children in year 6 were really excited when they received their letters and were eager to send off their replies. Please find photos below of the children reading their letters and some of the letters children at Long Lee have written to reply. 

Year 4 Bear bag

The Year 4 bear bag is nearly ready! Last year Year 3 enjoyed taking Manuel the Spanish bear  home so much that we have decided to continue it in Year 4. Each week, a child who has tried really hard in Spanish will be able to take home Pablo,  and practice their Spanish at home with some fun activities.

Year 5 Display  - opinions on sports

Year 5 have done some display work giving their opinions on different sports. We have been learning how to use the conjunction 'porque' (because), in order that they can justify their opinions. 

Dia de los Muertos

While the rest of Year 5 were at Kingswood, the remaining pupils found out about the 'Day of the Dead' celebrations in Mexico and created some beautiful masks to take home.

Language Leaders 2017

Year 9  students from Parkside school visit Long Lee each year to teach language games to Year 6. The students create their own games & resources in either Spanish or French. There were 6 different stations this year and our pupils enjoyed a different language learning activity at each one. Our pupils enjoyed the games and were really enthusiastic throughout. Well done Year 6!

Many thanks to the student at Parkside too for their fun games!

Spanish Carnival Day - Wednesday 21st June 2017

Well done to everyone who took part in this years Spanish Day. The theme this year was 'Carnival' and all the children looked amazing, dressed in vibrant colours. All children had been asked to create a mask to wear on the day and the quality & creativity was outstanding. Children tasted South American foods in the taster cafe and tried Salsa dancing. The day started with a carnival themed dance, courtesy of Cusan Theatre Productions, followed by each year group in KS2 singing a song in Spanish. Children also enjoyed a South American themed school dinner. Mrs Hiles would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved. The quality of the masks was so impressive. A big thank you to everyone!!

Descriptions

Yr 5 have also been learning to describe themselves in Spanish in terms of their size, hair & eye colour & style. Pupils in year 5 Ash, each chose a famous person to describe in Spanish. Please see the picture below of the display board with their work presented. 

Very exciting news!!

We now have a link school in Spain. The school is situated in Teruel in the Aragon region of Spain. We have received letters from the Spanish children and Year 6 are going to reply to these letters in Spanish. 

Year 4 have been learning some food vocabulary in Spanish and have written a display piece giving their opinions on certain foods. Please see the image of the display board below and also some examples of the beautiful writing the children have produced. I am really proud of them!

Year 3 have the opportunity for Manuel the Spanish bear to come home with them after Spanish. Each week Senora Hiles is on the look out for a star pupil in Spanish and that pupil can take home the special Spanish bag. Inside the bag are lots of  little card games for children to play at home and share with their family.

Spanish Day at Long Lee 2016

Our first Spanish Day at Long Lee was a huge success. Pupils came to school wearing red & yellow, the colours of the Spanish flag. The children had made & decorated their own bunting with symbols of Spain to decorate the hall. Pupils were given a workshop in Flamenco dancing, learning some basic steps and clapping techniques. There was also a Spanish cafe where pupils could try some typical Spanish tapas dishes. In between all the activities, pupils were busy doing Spanish style artwork in the style of Picasso & Gaudi as well as learning facts about Spain and Spanish festivals. It was wonderful to see so many happy, smiling faces throughout the whole day.

Useful websites for learning & practicing Spanish at home

 www.rockalingua.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish

www.duolingo.com

education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/spanish

whystudylanguages.ac.uk

 

There are also lots of fun Spanish activities on Purple Mash. You can access the Purple Mash resources by going to the Kids Page on the Long Lee website.