Autumn 1 - 2019
¡Saludos Year 2s! Are you ready to learn Spanish?
Instructions and Classroom Routines
We practised some instructions last year. Now, it is time to extend our vocabulary and challenge ourselves so we can say more and more in Spanish:
These are the first ones. We will use them in class many times.
There are lots of new numbers this year, but don't worry. We will learn them step by step. In the meantime, why don't you try practice at home?
Check out the colour code of the number names from 16 to 29. Just learn the part of the word in red and add the numbers that you already know. Practise with the actions and you'll be saying them confidently in no time!
And now, a especial one:
Does it look tricky? Not that much! Let's see:
- First, we put the 'ten', in this case, "treinta";
- Second, we put the word "y" that means 'and';
- Finally, we put the unit, in this case, "uno".
Days of the week
- "Lunes": Monday.
- "Martes": Tuesday.
- "Miércoles": Wednesday.
- "Jueves": Thursday.
- "Viernes": Friday.
- "Sábado": Saturday.
- "Domingo": Sunday.
Some of them are pretty similar to English months .
Dates in Spanish
Don't you worry if you don't quite get it. We'll be practising this in every lesson.
Saludos Year 2s! Summer Term is here and the topic is... Animals! To start with, a very funny song called "El Cha-cha-cha del Cocodrilo" that you will find below this post.
These are the animals that we will learn:
I suggest you listen to the song first and then practice the names of the animals.
Here are the lyrics:
Remember the actions when practicing!
More parts of the body
We will learn new parts of the body so we can describe people even better than we did in Spring 1:
Also, we will learn two new months:
Can you read them correctly in Spanish?
A new song
The song is called 'Juan Pequeño' (Little John). I'm sure you remember how to sing it, so here are the 'lyrics':
This is the mat that we will use to describe people this half-term:
This half-term we are going to start giving proper descriptions in Spanish. So let's make it fun! We are going to describe monsters!
Parts of the body
Some you might remember from last year.
In Spanish, the order of words in a sentence is a bit different. To start with, adjectives come after the noun. Let's see a quick example:
Red eyes = ojos rojos
We will describe crazy monsters and practice this over and over.
We will see plurals for the first time. Don't worry! It's easier than you think. Here's a simple rule:
"If the word ends in a vowel, we just add an -s".
That way the colour "rojo" would be "rojos".
We will start using articles in Spanish. You will find that there are more than in English. In order to use them properly you will have to get familiar with Gender and how it works. Step by step. There's no hurry .
Autumn 2 - 2018
The topic this half-term is simple descriptions using School Supplies and Colours. We will learn new words like "es" (it is) and "no es" (it isn't), using the definite articles "el" and "la" (both meaning 'the') and a little about Gender (Masculine and Feminine words). Does it seem to be a lot? No worries. It will be fun!
First, a quick reminder on colours:
We will use the following structure:
(School supply's name) + "es/no es" + (colour)
We will do all this in a fun way. You'll learn it in no time!