Our students are aware that they will complete an assessment of their knowledge and progress in Spanish next week. They will be asked to write a paragraph about themselves in Spanish, that might include details such as:
- Their name, age and birthday
- Subjects that they like and dislike and reason(s) why
- Food and drink that they consume and/or don’t consume
- Details about family members such as number of brothers and sisters, names and ages of relatives etc.
To help them to prepare for their assessment they were set reading homework on self and family the week before last, they have been provided with a handout to structure their ideas, and they have received a copy of the slides used in sessions and examples of students’ work (taken from their exercise books) that evidence these learning targets. The handout is also included on these slides that have been e-mailed to our students’ school e-mail addresses.
For those students who have requested and now received a Spanish pen-pal, this paragraph could form the basis of their first letter to their Spanish correspondent.
Our C24 Admiral students played “feel-the-food” this week, with their audience asking and stating the snacks they eat with drinks in Spanish, whilst two blindfolded students raced each other to locate the items heard. We used this to help check learning and progress.
Our C24 Skipper group are making sound progress in their school topic in Spanish. This week they are expressing and justifying positive and negative opinions of school subjects.
All our Y7s have been given the task of researching a Spanish-speaking country and then recording and presenting at least five key facts about their chosen country. These could include:
- population size
- unit of currency
- famous Spanish-speakers born there (e.g Shakira is Cuban)
- national flag
- famous national dishes (e.g. Mexico = nachos, enchiladas, fajitas)
Results of research to be brought on the prompt cards (provided) to the next lesson (Admiral = 12/07/17 and Skipper = 13/07/16)
Research Valentine’s Day in Spain/ Spanish speaking countries, for next Thursday 9th February.
write on paper or share in google doc
Extended Study – Research a typical school day in Spain and write down 5 things about it in English, eg. start / finish time, how long for dinner, etc. for next lesson. Can do as a Google Doc and share.
Also think about craftsmanship and quality and look through your book to underline any titles and correct spellings in Spanish.
Answer any questions or tasks in your book
Deadline Thursday 17th November
Both Skipper and Admiral have a task , Admiral for Monday 23rd November, and Skipper for Tues 24th. Each group has to research a typical school day in Spain, and write down 5 facts about it in English, eg. start / finish time of the school, how long they have for lunch. Any problems please see Mrs Sprakes.
Both year groups are asked to access the espanolextra website using the user name xps200 and the password estadio.
Year 7 should click on topics, then the Alphabet section and spend around 30 minutes on those activities, then go to the Numbers section, remind themselves of the numbers 1 – 31 first, then spend 30 minutes on number activities.
Year 8 should also log on, go to the topics menu and click on the Countries section, completing the first activity, then go to the countries and their flags activity. They should then click on the Home Town section and complete the first 3 tasks.