Overview of Spanish Curriculum for 2017 2018
Welcome back everyone! Please find the overview of topics that your child will be covering this year in each year group.
Year 4 Writing - La familia
Year 4 have been learning how to describe their own hair & eye colour and hair styles. We then learnt some family members in Spanish and the children have used their knowledge to describe their family in terms of their hair & eye colour. Please see some of their work below.
Spanish Speaking Countries Day - 19th June 2018
The theme for our annual Spanish day this year was Spanish speaking countries. The children came to school dressed in the colours of a Spanish speaking country and made flags to wave. There were lots of activities throughout the day such as Spanish playground games, energetic Zumba dancing, Spanish biscuits to try and various Spanish themed activities in the classroom. At the end of the day the children came together to sing the 'Wavin' Flag' song in Spanish and wave their flags.
Mrs Hiles would like to say a big thank you to Sainsburys supermarket in Keighley for their kind donation of vouchers which helped fund the prizes.
Year 5 Writing
Year 5 have been writing about their opinions on different sports. The pupils learnt the Spanish for various sports and the conjunction 'because' so that they could justify their opinions. They have created some beautiful pieces of writing. Please some examples of their work below.
Spanish Carnival Day Tuesday 27th June
This week we held a Spanish themed Carnival day at Ingrow and everyone had a fantastic time. All the children looked amazing, dressed in vibrant colours. The children in KS2 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. Mrs Hiles would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved!
Carnival themed assembly.
Cusan Theatre Productions started the day in true carnival style. Based on carnivals in Colombia, Tanya from Cusan Theatre brought along a life sized puppet named Clementino. The children were amazed! Here are some of their comments:
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Numbers 1-10 in Spanish.
Watch the video of this Year 3 class singing a colour song in Spanish in order to practice their colours.
Do you know all 11 colours in Spanish?
We start to learn food vocabulary in Year 4 .They can start to practice some of the food words below.
On Monday 20th June 2016 we held our first Spanish Day at Ingrow. During the course of the day children in KS2 got the opportunity to attend workshops in basic Flamenco Dancing, experience Spanish Tapas in the cafe as well as Spanish themed activities in the classroom.
Our Spanish visitor stated "All the pupils really listened and joined in with the Flamenco Dances and Palmas very well. They all spoke with some Spanish with good accents and learnt some new words. Both the boys and the girls danced with attitude! The teachers dressed up and joined in with all the dances. Fantastico!"
Useful websites for learning & practicing Spanish at home