Spanish

This year Spanish is being taught from Year 3 to Year 6.  We teach the children the four skills of language learning: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.  In addition, we include aspects of the Spanish culture to put language into context and to encourage the children to see the value of language for future travels etc.

The children learn through games, songs, videos with some basic grammar explained through language progression.  Cognate recognition is important and the children are encouraged to see the similarities between English and Spanish and therefore, to work out meaning.

The children began the Autumn term by learning simple greetings, numbers and colours.  In Year 3 and 4 we have learnt Spanish numbers 1 – 11 whilst, the children in Year 5 and 6 have been introduced to numbers up to 31.  All of the children are Stage 1 learners and cover the same topics.  We do however, encourage the older students to stretch their knowledge for example, all children learn the colours but, in Year 5 and 6 they are encouraged to use sentences to describe their favourite colour etc.  This term Year 5 and 6 will also, be shown how to use a bi-lingual dictionary to  develop their writing and their vocabulary.

Leading up to Christmas and the celebrations in Spain we will be learning classroom instructions, the days of the week and the months.  The classroom language will be used throughout our language lessons as children follow basic instructions given in Spanish.  This will help in the transition to High School where teachers regularly instruct the students in the Target Language.

In the Spring the children will learn the names of animals and be able to say whether they like them or not.  We will learn about the similarities and differences of the Easter celebration in the two countries. 

In the Summer term we will discuss food that we eat every day.  We will learn how to ask politely for something and plan the contents of a picnic basket.  We will look at the geography of the country and places to visit.

There are many songs on Youtube where simple language is reinforced.  You can also, search for “Canciones infantiles” (childrens songs).

For games and practice go to http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com and enter the keywords easy spanish.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zxsvr82

 

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Victoria Rd,

Newton-le-Willows,

Merseyside, WA12 9RX

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Mrs J Morris

Tel 01744 678357

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Newton-le-Willows,

Merseyside, WA12 9QQ

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Mrs K Corrigan

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