Our Spanish Celebration Day took place on Wednesday 27 February, when the whole school had a Spanish themed day.
During this day children build up their intercultural understanding of Spanish speaking countries, as well as developing their linguistic skills.
Every class enjoyed doing Spanish activities throughout the day. Our theme this year was the wonderful Mexican artist Frida Khalo.
It was lovely to see both children and staff dressed up in the style of Frida Khalo! and fantastic to see the effort that the children had taken with their outfits, they were certainly all very colourful!
We studied famous Mexican artist Frida Khalo with each class being given the opportunity to explore their artistic ability by doing their own Khalo drawing. Our creative work has now been displayed all over the school. We made corridors and classrooms look even more exciting.
Our amazing cooks prepared a delicious Mexican themed lunch, which included Burritos and Mexican Rice!
The day immersed the children in cultural activities and provided opportunities for them to develop and practise their Spanish language skills across the curriculum.
In Destination Reader we used a book on Frida Khalo and. Our reading strategy for this session was questioning. We learnt a little about her life but then thought about questions we would ask he if she were alive. We were then able to research these.
In the afternoon,Y5 & Y6 classes had a music workshop with a Spanish twist. Children learnt about different guitars, Spanish guitar music and got to watch live performances from our visiting musician and our very own Mr Bunting!
The day was a great success and enjoyed by everyone.
"I think linking a cultural day with language learning is brilliant. It brings the language alive for the children."
"We learnt about the different types of guitars and where they originated from"