For Harmony Day students in Year 2 performed a Flamenco Dance at the assembly. It was a great effort by all the students involved. We want to give a big “Gracias” (thank you) to Louisa who organised the choreography. Here are some photos of the children learning the flamenco.
The Year 2 Spanish students combined with the Music students to create a dance and song using Spanish words. It was a great effort by the students! Please enjoy their “hermosa presentacion”
El Dia de los Muertos — The Day of the Dead
On November 1st and 2nd The Day of the Dead – El Dia de los Muertos – is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. During Spanish students have been learning about the traditional holiday where family and friends pray for and remember those close to them who have passed away. Students have participated in various activities to commemorate this special cultural event. It is a colourful and joyful occasion celebrated by more and more people around the world.
The Olympics are a great opportunity to celebrate the world around us. Over 200 countries will compete in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, providing an amazing display of culture and diversity. It is an occasion for global communities to unite and celebrate an amazing event. For children, it is an opportunity to experience the global event and foster an appreciation for the atmosphere of cultural diversity. In Spanish, we have been introducing our students in a wide array of cultural experiences.
The Year 5, 6, and 7’s have been focusing on oral language with an emphasis on implementing as many useful Spanish phrases into the classroom as possible. I began by introducing classroom phrases and requests into our Spanish classes and encouraged other teachers to incorporate them across the school.
I immersed my students in an environment where classroom directions were given in Spanish. Students were required to respond to directions or express themselves in Spanish. As time has progressed students co-created many new requests that they wanted to incorporate into the classroom phrases. Here are some examples of their presentations.
The Receptions and Year 1’s have been learning the “Colores” in Spanish. Señora Opazo has been teaching them a song about “Los Colores”. The students were “fantastico”. Por favor enjoy watching them singing en Español!