The Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for The Fifth of May. The Cinco de Mayo (The Fifth of May) is a day of celebrations for the people of Mexico and Mexican-Americans.
What does “Cinco de Mayo” celebrate?
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture, and pride. Cinco de Mayo! It’s everyone’s favourite Mexican holiday, a chance to listen to traditional music, eat some Mexican party food and maybe even speak some Spanish with friends.
What do people do to celebrate?
The day is celebrated with parades, carnivals, street fairs, and sometimes fireworks at night. There are some traditional Mexican celebrations such as the Baile Folklorico dance along with mariachi music. People dress up in traditional Mexican clothing as well.
To celebrate the “Cinco de Mayo” students learnt about the Mexican cultural celebrations and had the opportunity to try some yummy Churros!
¿Cómo te llamas?
Students in Year 1 and 2 have been learning how to ask someone their name and introduce themselves in Spanish.
This has allowed students the opportunity to learn how to ask and answer “Hola. ¿Cómo te llamas? Me llamo ____.” (Hello. What’s your name? I am called ________) This has given students a chance to strengthen their oral language skills.
As part of the lesson students listened to the song ¿Cómo te llamas? They sang along and participated by using our own names.
Students by the end of the lesson were able to introduce themselves in Spanish. Here are some examples of the student’s oral language.
The Year 2’s have been learning about how to greet someone at different times of the day. They learnt a ‘Buenas Tardes’ (Good Afternoon) song. They were ‘fantastico’ at their singing!
Please enjoy watching them ‘cantando’ (singing) the ‘cancion’ (song).
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.
Señora Opazo has been playing some “juegos de numeros” (number games) with the Year 3/4’s. It has been lots of excitement and fun!! Fantastico!!