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.
Language Leaders 2019
Year 9 students from Parkside Secondary school came once again to deliver their Language Leaders programme. The students create their own language learning games which they then present to Year 6. This gives our Year 6 pupils the chance to learn some new vocabulary in Spanish and French. The games included food, clothes & body parts in Spanish and places in town in French. The Year 6 pupils really enjoyed the carousel of activities. Many thanks to the Language Leaders for their interactive and engaging games and treats!
Mexican day 26th June 2019
Our Mexican themed Spanish day was a huge success this year. The children all dressed up in wonderful, bright colours and looked amazing! We started the day with an assembly where we learnt a little bit about Mexico, sang songs in Spanish (La Bamba & 1,2,3 Chocolate) and ended with a Mexican wave. Throughout the day children were able to taste some food in the Mexican cafe, carried out a fact finding trail about Mexico and learnt a Mexican dance. There were also class-based activities such as making Guacamole in year 2, writing a persuasive leaflet to visit Mexico in Year 5 and doing some research about the Mayans in Year 3.
I would like to say a big thank you to Alegria Arts for their super dance workshops, to the parent helpers who came to serve the food in the cafe and also to Morrisons Keighley for donating some food. All your help and effort is greatly appreciated.
Please take a look at some of the pictures below which highlight our Mexican experiences.
Year 6 - Describing their town
Year 6 have been learning vocabulary for various places in town. They have then used this vocabulary to describe their town. Please see their beautiful display work below. We also sent our pen pals in Spain a copy of our town descriptions.
Year 6 - Letters from Spain
The letters from our Spanish pen pals arrived today. The children in Year 6 really enjoyed reading their letters and seeing what their pen pals looked like. Please see some of the beautiful letters below.
Year 6 Bedroom descriptions
Year 6 have been learning how to describe their bedrooms in Spanish. They created a floor plan of their room and then described it using comparative sentences, prepositions and adjective agreements. Please see some of their work below.
May I say a big 'gracias' to all the parents and carers who came to watch the Spanish shows in Year 3 recently. Parents were invited into school to watch a play in Spanish and to hear all the songs that the children have been learning. I have received some really positive feedback from parents and I know the children have all enjoyed 'showing off' their Spanish. Please see below a few photos from the shows.
Continuing on from our monster descriptions, Year 4 have been learning to describe a snowman. The children have learnt a rhyme to help remind them of vocabulary such as hat, scarf, gloves etc. Please see a selection of some of their work below.
Year 4 Rowan - Designing & describing a monster
Year 4 have been learning how to describe the various parts of the head 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 and that the adjective comes after the noun in Spanish!
Year 6 - Joan Miro Artwork
Year 6 did some artwork today in the style of the Spanish artist Joan Miro. Miro was a surrealist artist and his work has a very distinct style (black lines/shapes/primary colours). The children started by playing a dice game to create a person/creature in the style of Miro. They then adapted this to create their own artwork Miro style. Please see their fantastic artwork below:
Year 5 Writing
Year 5 have been writing about their opinions on sports and sports clothing. They have learnt how to use 'because' in Spanish in order to justify their opinions. Please see some of their written work below:
Language Leaders 2018
Year 6 took part in Language Leaders again this year. Year 9 Pupils from Parkside Secondary School visited Long Lee and entertained pupils with some creative language learning games. Children were able to try learning some new words in both French & Spanish through a variety of fun games. Thank you Parkside, the children really enjoyed it!
Spanish Speaking Flag Day 2018
Our annual Spanish Day at Long Lee was another huge success. This year the theme was Spanish speaking countries and the children dressed up in the colours of their chosen country and made their own flags.
Children were able to take part in Spanish themed playground games, sample some delicious 'churros' , try a Spanish word trail and take part in some energetic Zumba.
We finished off the day with an assembly and the children sang the 'Wavin' Flag' song in Spanish & English. Felicidades a todos!
Year 3 Opinions
Year 3 have been learning some simple opinions in Spanish. They have also learnt the conjunction 'pero' meaning 'but' in order to join their opinion sentences together. Please see the lovely display work they have created below.
The verb 'ir'
The verb 'ir' in Spanish means 'to go'. Years 5 & 6 have been learning how to conjugate this verb in order to be able to say 'I'm going, you are going, he/she is going etc'. The children have also been learning places to go and transports in order to be able to give their future plans in Spanish. For example ' On Monday, I'm going to the cinema by car'. Please find a slideshow of some of their work which has been put up on display.
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.
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.
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!!
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 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
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.