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. 

 

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. 

Famous people

Year 6 have been writing about a famous person of their choice in Spanish. They have used their languages skills to describe their chosen person in the 3rd person, for example 'He is called Sergio Ramos. He has blue eyes' etc. Please see a picture below of their lovely mini-people.

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. Please see the photo below of some of the letters received.  

These are some pictures of our Yr 6 children receiving their letters from Spain. Very exciting!

Years 4 & 5 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 been learning their colours in Spanish. Here is a video of Year  3 Beech singing a song in Spanish to help them remember the colours

Years 4 & 5 have been learning body parts in Spanish and how to match adjectives to the body part (noun) they are describing. They used their knowledge of adjectives to describe snowmen. Please see some of their work below.

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.

Years 4 & 5 have been writing monster descriptions in Spanish. They have learnt 7 face parts in Spanish and have been adding colour adjectives to describe their monster heads. The pupils had to remember that the adjective comes after the noun in Spanish & has to match it.

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.