Spanish

 

 The study of the Spanish language at FNPS provides opportunities for children to become more accepting of diversity, more respectful of others and more aware of their place in our multicultural society.

 

In correspondence with the Victorian Curriculum, the process of teaching and learning Spanish at FNPS focuses on ‘learn about’ and ‘learn to’ statements. For example, through a variety of children-centred activities such as games, rhymes, songs, iPad applications, dialogues and collaborative hands-on projects, children learn numbers to count, tell the time, say their ages, indicate how many floors a building has, etc. We have high expectations for all children and children are supported and encouraged to learn so they can celebrate their learning during our Spanish language day in October.

 

The aim of the F-6 Spanish Language program at FNPS is to equip children with communication skills and transferable language learning strategies they can use during, at the end of primary school level and beyond their school journey to, in general, learn languages. At the same time children are expected to gain insights into the relationship between language and culture, leading to lifelong personal, educational and vocational benefits.

 

You can encourage your children independent skills to learn more Spanish by checking with them the websites and apps enlisted below. Click on the links.

 

Languages online (this is highly recommended for new children joining the school this year)

Spanish town (level and topic-based website, ideal to revise vocabulary)

 

Duolingo (In case your child wants to advance his/her knowledge at their own pace. You need to create an account)

Kahoot (Play and learn some Spanish with your child! You need to register to see or create your own games)

 

Spanish Term 2

By the end of Term 2, children will:

Foundation

1/2

3/4

5/6

-Recognise and make colour patterns with shapes.

-Describe fruits using short sentences.

-Identify animal words which spelling is similar to English.

-Classify farm animals -Consolidate their knowledge of numbers being able to count to 12 and say their ages.

-Expand their familiarization with multiple in-context classroom instruction & actions

 

-Express their preferences about colours, days of the week, day times, fruits and animals with the key phrases: I like… and I love …

-Learn about some fruits that come from Spanish speaking countries

-Classify wild and domestic animals and share what pet they have with a phrase in Spanish

-Describe clothes items and say what they wear according to the season of the year.

-Locate continents and countries around the world and say where they and/or their family are from.

-Identify and describe flags from different nation and learn about the meaning of the colours they have.

- Classify fruits and vegetables; differentiate singular and plurals and express preferences.

-Recognise food preparation action words to write a recipe indicating ingredients, amounts and method

-Express their preferences about school subjects, sports and activities

-Differentiate wild, farm and domestic animals and indicate what animal is their favourite.

-Recognise and use plural forms to express preferences about fruits and vegetables

-Expand their vocabulary related to action verbs to express ideas about hobbies, leisure activities and daily routines.

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In Term 1, the children will learn:

Foundation

1/2

3/4

5/6

Unitl:  Myself

-Greetings (hello, bye) Song: hello, My little friend (Hola amiguito)

-Numbers 1-5.

-Primary colours.  My favourite colour. Song: los colores (the colours)

Numbers and colours

-Things I like to do

Basic class instructions with the song: Tedy the bear (El osito Teddy)

-How to say their age in Spanish: I am 5 years old (Yo tengo 5 años)

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Unit: Me

-Greetings. Song: Buenos días amigos

My name: I’m called [Me llamo..] Song: ¿Cómo te llamas?

-Numbers (up to 20) to tell their ages. ¿Cuántos años tienes?

-Days of the week (Los días de la semana) to tell the date

. What day I love?

Times of the day.

Commands in class. Song: Globos

-Primary and secondary colours to describe animals. Song: ¿De qué color es?

Likes and disl;ikes

My description. Parts of the face. Eyes, ears, nose & mouth. Song: My face is like this (Mi cara es así)

Unit: At school

Greetings. Song: Good morning Buenos días

Numbers (up to 40) to say their age, telephone number and months of the year to ask & answer ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? (When is your birthday)

Colours to say ‘My favourite colour is ...’

Class instructions. Song: Listen and hera (escucha, mira, arriba, abajo).

School tools: Where is the pencil (¿Dónde está el lápiz azul?)

Mixing primary colours to get secondary colours. Key phrase: My favourite colour is

- My face (revision & extension)

-Body parts. Song: Song: Juan pequeño. (Little John dances)

Unit: All about me

Formal and informal greetings.

Self-introduction. ¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?

Places around my town. Song

Fruit cognates. My favourite fruit is... (Mi fruta favorita es...)

Sport cognates: Mi deporte favorito es.. ¿Qué deprote te gusta? (What sport do you like?)

Numbers up to 60 to tell the time and answer How old am I?

Commands in class.

Belongings:   Song : la mochila (the bag-pack)

Likes and dislikes (colours)

School tools. What do you have in your bag?  Tengo un lápiz verde.

Clothes. Song: Ponte la camisa

My school. (rooms and facilities).  My ideal school.  There is/are... in my school.

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ideo channels:  Happy Learning

 

Spanish   and   Learning through music with Basho & friends

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