The School of Spanish at Home
Bienvenidos de nuevo. Our self-isolation lingers on and we must make the most of this situation to improve our Spanish language skills. Are you ready?
Our new topic unit for Summer is called "Lección de cocina" ('Home cooking lesson').
First of all, we must learn how to use the imperative form of Spanish verbs. All the information you need is in the PowerPoint (download on the link below).
The sentence structures that we are going to use have a word order similar to English. There will be some things that you must put attention to:
- Word agreement: double check previous notes on gender (masculine and feminine).
Example: if a noun is masculine (tomate), the article and the adjective must be masculine as well - "el tomate rojo" ('the red tomato').
Word agreement also applies to number (singular and plural).
Example: if a word is plural, so is the article and the adjective - "unas patatas grandes" ('some big potatoes').
I will be adding more activities every two weeks. Some activities will be challenges and, of course, each will earn you stickers and, eventually, a certificate.
To start with, we will read and translate into English a actual recipe of a traditional Spanish dish.
1 - Download the recipe and the worksheet. Please see that I have used colour code to help you understand the sentence structure better and make the translation process easier.
2 - Cooking challenge: "Salmorejo" is very easy and quick to make. You won't need unusual ingredients or any special skills. Try it and post it on Twitter or Spanish Class SeeSaw (sign in if you haven't yet!). You ca either make a video or a picture composition (collage).
All new and all easy. I'm looking forward to see your work.
Summer 1 - week 4
Hola 5s, ¿qué tal va todo? (how is everything going?)
I was very glad to see that some of you were already hands on the salmorejo recipe. I hope some of you feel brave to give it a go and try cooking it!
Now that we have seen how a recipe in Spanish is written and the kind of language used, it is time to write a recipe of our choosing into Spanish.
For this task we will use the word banks and the notes on grammar in the PowerPoint document for this half-term.
Please find the worksheet with the template in the link below this post.
This activity poses a good challenge and thus should be rewarded handsomly.
For a good work the reward will be 4 stickers.
For an outstanding job, you will receive 5 stickers.
As usual, you can share your work either on Twitter or via Spanish Class SeeSaw (have you signed in yet?).
I'm looking forward to see your recipes. ¡Ánimo y adelante!
The Spanish School at Home
Spring 2 - week 5
Buenas tardes a todos. It seems that we will have to continue our learning at home so, why not doing it in a fun way? Since we have been learning about sports and playground games in Spanish for quite a while, we will continue with this topic for one more "session".
I know that most of you are following 'P.E. with Joe' every morning, so this gave me the idea of creating our own P.E. training session in Spanish at home. And this is how we are going to do it:
P.E. with Year 5 – Educación Física con año 5 de primaria
Our activity will be making our own P.E. training session in Spanish. How? Very easy! Just follow these steps:
1 – Greetings: we will start by greeting the audience with the usual expressions (e.g. "Buenos días", "buenas tardes", "hola", "¿qué tal estás?"). Whatever you use, do it correctly.
2 – Introduce yourself: very simple. Just say “Me llamo (your name). Vamos a hacer un poco de ejercicio juntos” (My name is... We are going to do some exercises together). If you want to do the video with someone else (i.e. mum, dad, brother, sister), then each one of them introduces him- or herself with “me llamo…”. Also, you can have a go with “este es mi papá/hermano” (this is my dad/brother) or “esta es mi mamá/hermana” (this is my mum/sister), “este es mi hijo/hija” (this is my son/daughter).
3 – Calentamiento (warm up exercises): we can combine exercises from these three categories. We only do 3 to 5 exercises in this section:
4 – Ejercicios (exercises): this is where we do exercise proper. We will only do 3 different exercises, each one following the same pattern:
5 – Despedida (goodbye): just say “Espero que os haya gustado” (I hope you liked it) and “Muchas gracias. ¡Adiós!” (thank you very much. Bye!).
Tips for success:
Once you have your video recorded and edited (if you so wish, of course), please upload it to Twitter so our Poppy Road children and teachers can do your P.E. session at home. If you don’t want to be seen on Twitter, you can always send it to SeeSaw.
Your video will be titled “Educación Física con (your name)”.
Rewards: just doing this activity will earn you 4 stickers, but if you do a very good and original work the recompense will be of 5 stickers instead. (I’ll put them myself on your Spanish challenge award books when I come to school next week). If you are lucky to get a new certificate, I will post this on Twitter and share it with you. Maybe someday I will be able to hand it in to you.
¡Mucho ánimo y adelante!
Games and P.E. verbs
Parts of the body
Instructions for exercises involving more than one person
Passing a small soft ball could be a good idea