Jayne and Sue organised a Mexican experience in the tuckshop this week. Well done! Señoritas!! We are so lucky to have all this culturally diverse food at Holy Family. Aribba!!!
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!
For Nourish and Flourish Day Señora Opazo and Mr Bartold with the students made “Churros y Chocolate.” Churros are a golden fritter of pastry that’s deep fried and eaten warm. A Spanish favourite, churros make a delcious dessert but are eaten traditionally in Spain for breakfast. Churros are the ultimate treat to have with a mug of hot chocolate or dipped in a little melted chocolate. Señora Opazo and Mr Bartold with the help of Señora Opazo’s daughter Viviana made over 150 churros to share with students and staff. It was an “Fantastico” effort. Well done! The students and staff enjoyed the Spanish taste experience.
Jordan (6/7RV) – It was a good experience. They tasted delicious!
Sweata (6/7RV) – It was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I would definitely eat them again.
Hayley (6/7IB) – It was a fantastic time and I really enjoyed it.
Amity (6/7IB) – It was a good learning experience.
Please enjoy this You tube site on how to make Churros.
During Week 2 the Receptions, Year 1’s and Year 2’s have been learning the colours in Spanish. The students have been playing games, dancing and singing songs. We have had lots of fun learning the colours! Please enjoy the photos and video of the children participating in the class activities.
This is the song that the children have been singing in Spanish. Please enjoy listening to it with you child. You can learn the colours together!
The Year 3/4 students have been learning about Pascua (Easter) in Spain. Students have compared and contrasted the way they celebrate Easter with their families and the way it is celebrated in Spain. Giving them an awareness of the different ways that Easter is celebrated around the world.
In Spanish students created their own “Nazareno” The “Nazarenos” are the people who participate in the Religious processions that are celebrated in Spain during “Semana Santa” (Holy Week).
Students have been looking at Pascua (Easter) in a Spanish speaking country. It has given them an awareness of the different ways that Easter is celebrated around the world.
This inquiry allowed students an opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the Spanish cultural celebrations of Easter. The investigation of Spanish festivals and religious traditions gives students opportunities to have an appreciation of the cultural diversity of different communities.
Señora Opazo has been teaching the Reception and Year One students a greeting song with actions. The students presented their Greeting Song using finger puppets that they made.
Please enjoy their wonderful performance!
In partners the Year 3/4’s have been creating Spanish conversations. They have worked very hard to incorporate as much language as possible and will orally present their work when it is completed to their peers.
It was great to see how creative they could be with their language structures. Well done 3/4’s!