Señora Opazo and Señora Nuñez welcome you back to Holy Family Catholic School, 2018, for another exciting year of Español – Spanish.
We are looking forward to seeing you all this year. Please do not hesitate to visit our rooms to view the amazing learning going on!
As you know Spanish is widely spoken throughout the global community.
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!!
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!!!
Señora Opazo has been working with the Receptions, Year1’s and Year 2’s to learn more about Spain and it’s culture. Look at the wonderful flags that the children have created and shared during their time in Spanish.
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.