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Year 3: vocabulary - meeting and greeting people
Year 4 - vocabulary - the local town, shopping and focusing on adjectives
Year 5 & 6 - vocabulary - building longer conversations
The children have been enjoyed learning a new language this term. The year 3 curriculum this half term is called ‘Meet and Greet’. Children have been learning how to greet each other, exchange names, ask how someone is, count to ten and say how old they are.
During Autumn 2, the children have also been learning how to follow instructions, name parts of the body, identify colours and say what they are wearing.
‘Spanish is fun and we learn lots of new things.’ Tashan 3 Red
‘Spanish is good because it teaches us to speak in different languages.’
Zoya 3 Red
‘I enjoy learning the names for the different parts of the body.’ Deen 3 Green
‘We learn the different names for colours.’ Sophia 3 Green
‘I like talking to my friends in a new language.’ Ritika 3 Yellow
‘learning Spanish makes me want to visit Spain.’ Rushdan 3 Yellow
The year 4 curriculum this half term is called, ‘My Town’, children are learning how to develop their intercultural understanding by being introduced to the sights of some typical Spanish-speaking cities. They are also learning how to describe places in a town, count to 100 and give their address in Spanish.
During Autumn 2, the children have learning how to develop their conversational skills via some new topics: transport, direction and movement. Grammar was more of a focus where the children learned to use the high -frequency verb ‘to go’ and used it in context.
‘I like learning new words.’ Priya 4 Red
‘It is fun when we play Simon says, this helps us to follow instructions.’ Adam 4 Red
‘I enjoy learning the correct pronunciations of the different letters.’ Amelia 4 Yellow
‘We learned all about directions.’ Umair 4 Yellow
‘I enjoy learning Spanish, because in the future I will be able to communicate with Spanish people.’ Asma 4 Green
Year 5 and 6
Children in Year 5 and 6 have applied previous skills and knowledge of topic areas such as spellings, hobbies, people and pets. They have had the chance to recap their prior knowledge from Year 3 and Year 4. They have expressed opinions and learned to talk about the future in the context of career ambitions.
During Autumn 2, the children have focused on, 'The Way We Look'. The children have again applied previous knowledge of topic areas such as clothes and the body, developing their vocabulary at the same time. They have learned to describe their own appearance and have been introduced to some key grammatical features of Spanish, such as the position and agreement of adjectives and the use of the 3rd person singular. They have had the opportunity to talk about their emotions and health, increasing their conversational skills.
‘I like learning a new language and if I ever go to Spain I can speak Spanish.’ Erika 5 Red
‘The language sometimes sounds a little funny, but its great fun to learn.’ Ibrahim 5 Red
‘It’s a different language and its creatively done.’ Alpha 5 Yellow
‘I enjoyed learning about emotions and the different types of jobs.’ Leyah 5 Green
‘I have enjoyed using the new vocabulary in conversations that I have learned.’
Raaviya 6 Red
‘It is fun learning a new, different language.’ Zayaan 6 Yellow
‘I enjoy learning the numbers by singing songs and using them in conversations.’ Jaclyn 6 Green
Year 3 have been learning all about school. They have been learning key vocabulary and phrases around the theme of school. The children learned vocabulary for school places and classroom objects; they also took part in a PE lesson conducted mostly in Spanish and combined learning to express preferences. The children then used the new vocabulary in a game to help them remember and use it correctly in conversations.
Year 4 and 5
Children in Years 4 and 5 have been learning how to tell the time: o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. They also had lots of fun learning how to read timetables and TV schedules and answer simple questions about these. In this unit of work, the children built on their prior knowledge by incorporating mathematics and calculating the difference between times.
Teachers are also recapping some Spanish phonemes, so that the children are using them correctly in their conversations.
Children in Year 6 have been learning all about ‘The Wider World’. Children have been learning key vocabulary related to countries, continents and animals. The children really enjoyed learning specific vocabulary of countries of the United Kingdom, Spanish-speaking countries, continents and animals associated with them and a country’s position related to the equator.
Children have built on their prior knowledge and have constructed conversations using key vocabulary from different units in Spanish from this year using their knowledge organisers for support.
The children in Year 3 have been learning all about food by following a story called the ‘Greedy Mouse.’ By joining in with the story, the children have been learning the vocabulary for food items. From this they have been learning how to build and hold conversations using vocabulary from previous lessons to express likes and dislikes and using adjectives to describe food items.
Manveer 3 Green. ‘I have really enjoyed Spanish, it is fun learning a new language.’
Year 4, 5 and 6
This half term in Years 4, 5 and 6 the children have been having lots of fun learning through conversation how individuals would ask for something in a shop and the response they could expect. Firstly, the children learned specific vocabulary for fruit, vegetables and clothing. They learned key phrases for asking the questions needed when going shopping. Then finally the children took part in a role play where they took it in turns to be shoppers and shopkeepers using and building on previous knowledge and vocabulary.
Tulisa 6 Green. ‘I enjoy the talking part of the lesson because we get to use the new vocabulary.’
Antonio, 5 Yellow. ‘ I can ask for a range of fruit in Spanish.’
Bevan, 5 Red. ‘I can say that I don’t like pears or potatoes in Spanish.’
Abdullah 4 Yellow. ‘ I have really enjoyed learning Spanish this half term, I have been having longer conversations with my friends.’
Hargun 4 Yellow. ‘These lessons have really helped to understand how to shop if I was ever in Spain.’
This half term the children have been learning all about their body. We have been learning how to follow and understand instructions in all our lessons, not just PE. Name the parts of their body by singing familiar songs and identify colours and say what they are wearing. We have had a great time.
Year 4, 5 and 6
The children have worked very hard this term looking at different modes of transport, directions to specific places around town and movement in the unit, ‘Let’s Go!’. They have been using previous knowledge to develop their conversational skills. They have been learning to use the verb ‘to go’ and use it in the correct context. Children have used maps of the local area to give directions to certain places around the area.
Children are enjoying learning a new language this term. The year 3 curriculum this half term is called ‘Meet and Greet’. Children have been learning how to greet each other, exchange names, ask how someone is, count to ten and say how old they are.
‘I enjoy singing songs in Spanish, it helps me remember new words.’ - Stella 3 Green.
‘I enjoy learning to have conversions in a different language with my friends’ - Hamrit 3 Red.
Year 4, 5 and 6
The year 4, 5 and 6 curriculum this half term is called, ‘My Town’, children are learning how to develop their intercultural understanding by being introduced to the sights of some typical Spanish-speaking cities. They are also learning how to describe places in a town, count to 100 and give their address in Spanish.
‘We can communicate with people that speak Spanish’ - Rahim 4 Yellow
‘It’s fun to learn a new language.’ - Prisha 4 Yellow
‘I can count to 10 in Spanish’ - Dawoud 4 Red
Year 5 and 6
‘I enjoy playing with the matching vocabulary cards because they help my memory’ - Zayan 5 Red
‘I like learning Spanish because we use what we have been taught to help build conversations’ - Ray’yan 6 Yellow