¡Hola Year 4 !
Welcome to your year 4 Spanish class page. I will be posting topics that we will be learning at home and in class every two weeks. I do expect you to do some Spanish every week. Please email your work to me. You will find my email at the top of my main class page. ¡Gracias!
¡Hola! (23 de febrero) I hope you all had a lovely week off. For the next few weeks in year 4 Spanish we are going to learn the months (los meses), to say when our Birthday is (mi cumpleaños es....) (¡muy importante!/very important!) and learn our numbers up to 40.
Mrs Bowsher and I are also going to teach you a joint song all about ....... chocolate!
Remember, little and often will help you to learn Spanish more quickly
My Year 4 Spanish certificate for Spring 1 is going to:
Junior For lots of hard work with his Spanish and brilliant engagement with home learning. Well done Junior
Year 4 Spanish World Book Day /Día del Libro 4 de marzo
It is World Book Day on Thursday and in Year 4 we will be listening to the Mexican story called 'Adelita'. Follow and listen to the link. Does the story remind you of another story.....? Let me know what you think I am also posting a short classical guitar piece called 'Adelita' played on a Spanish guitar. Enjoy and see you all next week. ¡Hasta la vista!
Lessons 6 and 7 (23rd February- 2 March)
Topic focus: To revise our numbers to 20 from year 3 and To learn our numbers up to 30
Learning objective: This week and next week, you are going to learn how to say numbers to 39 in Spanish using Linguafun and Lightbulb Languages.
Grammar: Writing our Spanish numbers correctly up to thirty.
1 Linguafun: Go to No 11/21-30 (if you need to practise your numbers to 20 go back to no 10)
2 Vocabulary: Click on the yellow Presentación. Practise the numbers up to 26.
3 Actividad: Play the yellow activity games: Actividad 1-11. Spelling: Activity 11 practise your new number spellings. Listen to the word and have a go at typing it up without looking up the word. See if you can get a 'fantástico' 7/7!
4 Repeat the above with the green presentación and actividades
5 Unit Quiz: Do the end of unit quiz for numbers 21-30
6 Worksheet: Do the 21-30 Number worksheet
Lessons 8 and 9 we will be learning our months (and revising days of the week from year 3)
Extra Spanish for weeks 6 and 7
If you are confident with your numbers up to 30. Watch the following clip that continues with the numbers up to 40 (cuarenta).
Lesson 5 (9th February) Just one lesson, as next week is half term. If you like, you could continue this activity during the half term holiday.
Topic focus: Completing the topic on pets and farm animals /Mis animales
Learning objective: This week you are going to learn a story about a brown bear written by Eric Carle. Listen, read and finally learn to tell the story in Spanish. Watch the above clip by Alina Celeste, who tells/sings it in an interesting way. It is called Oso Pardo. Do you recognize the story?
Grammar: reinforcing masculine and feminine nouns. adjective order in Spanish and comparing this with English. Agreement of adjectives with their nouns.
Brown Bear/Oso Pardo activities:
1 Listen to the different stories and choose your favourite one!
2 worksheet: click on the link to play I spy/veo veo. Count the animals from the story, colour them in and write the correct number next to each.
3 worksheet: Animal-wheel - you will need to print this out. Stick on card, if you can. Colour in the animals and use the wheel to help you re-tell the story in Spanish
4 Make a minibook: We will be doing this in class. Colour in the animals. Cut out the correct description for each animal, stick it next to the correct animal and colour it in. Cut out the pages and staple together. You will have your own story to read over and over again
5 Recite the story from memory! If you have done all of the above, you should have no problem remembering the story and re-telling it to a member of family, younger sibling.
6 Sing your favourite version!
After halfterm,we will be learning our numbers up to 30 and months, getting ready for our Spanish Birthday topic!
Oso Pardo/Brown Bear activities
Home Learners: lesson 5
You could watch the following online lesson from the National Oak Academy, which does something similar to my lesson. It is only 20 minutes long. I'll also include the link for the previous 4 lessons on 'pets' if you would like to reinforce your learning on this topic
Lessons 3 and 4 (26th January - 2 February)
Topic focus: Farm animals /Mis animales
Learning objective: This week and next week, you are going to learn how to say 6 farm animals in Spanish using Linguafun.
Grammar: to revise masculine and feminine nouns to practise making sentences agree
to learn how to say THE in Spanish (there are 4 ways!): el (the/ masc) la (the/ feminine) los (the/ plural, masc) las (the/plural, fem)
1 Linguafun: Go to No 6/mis animales
2 Vocabulary: Click on the yellow Presentación. Practise each farm animal noun three times. Click on the ABC to see how the nouns are spelt and practise each noun again, this time looking at the spellings.
3 Actividad: Practise your new vocabulary and play the yellow activity games: Actividad 1-11. Spelling: Activity 11 practise your new spellings. Listen to the word and have a go at typing it up without looking up the word. See if you can get a 'fantástico' 7/7!
4 Actividad 12 -13: These are fun games to practise your grammar for this lesson. Have a go. Email me if you are still confused! You should be ok, just remember what I have told you in class
5 Sentence building: Listening activity
6 Comprehension: Reading activity
7 Unit Quiz : Do the end of unit quiz for Spanish pets and farm animals. See if you can get a certificate. Print it out or let me know and I will print it out for you.
8 Farm animal worksheets: Please do the two worksheets. Don't worry if you can't print. You can draw the pictures and label them. Take a picture (remember to write your name!) and email them to me. If you have a printer you could print out the 'pairs' game. Label, colour, cut out the pictures and play: snap, pairs, a game of your own invention! I have included the flashcards with the words on this week.
Lessons 5 and 6 we will be learning our numbers up to 30 and months, getting ready for our Spanish Birthday topic!
Sing a long. Click on the Farm picture to hear the song. Minimize it and sing with the lyrics.
Lessons 1 and 2 (12th -19th January)
Topic focus: My pets /Mis mascotas (mis animales)
Learning objective: This week and next week, you are going to learn how to say 6 pets in Spanish using Linguafun.
1 Linguafun: Go to No 6/mis animales
2 Vocabulary: Click on the green Presentación. Practise each pet noun three times. Click on the ABC to see how the nouns are spelt and practise each pet noun again, this time looking at the spellings.
3 Conversación: Practise the conversation about pets. Click through each conversation. Remember to use your 'best Spanish accents'
4 Actividad: Practise your new vocabulary and play the green activity games: Actividad 1-11
5 Pet worksheets: Please do the two worksheets. Don't worry if you can't print. You can draw the pictures and label them. Take a picture (remember to write your name!) and email them to me. If you have a printer you could print out the 'pairs' game. Label, colour, cut out the pictures and play: snap, pairs, a game of your own invention!
Please don't go any further. Next time I will be teaching you how to say:
'the' in Spanish /I have, it has/ its name is
6 Listen to the Spanish song about pets: which pets are mentioned? How do you say 'woof' in Spanish etc!
¡Hola Y Feliz Navidad Year 4!
(15th December/15 de diciembre) - This week (week 14),
I am sorry we will not be able to finish our Christmas lesson and give out my Christmas certificate this week. Don't worry, I will not forget! First lesson back, I will hand it out
You can still do the Christmas Spanish activities on the main MFL page. Keep practising your Spanish Carols (also on the main page) and this week I have posted a Spanish Christmas film, Señor Frosty. Enjoy and have a lovely Christmas holiday year 4.
See you in 2021, ¡Hasta la vista!
¡Hola! (8th December/8 de diciembre) - This week (week 13),
We will have our Year 4 Christmas lesson on Thursday. I may have to split it between this week and next week. More Spanish Christmas activities. Hurrah!
1 Linguafun advent calendar: I hope you are having a look at this. Lots of interesting information about Christmas around the world.
2 Thursday's lesson: We are going to practice our two carols - Feliz Navidad and Cascabels. You can find both on my main page.
3 Story: Listen to a story in Spanish about the first Nativity/La primera navidad.
We will make a Spanish mini book about the first nativity. Can you remember how to make them?
4 Christmas film: We will watch a Christmas film in Spanish (about Olaf) and finally I will be handing out my Spanish certificate.... I wonder who it will be?
¡Hola! (1st December/1 de diciembre) - This week (week 12),
Spanish will be on-line until the Christmas holidays so you can complete your ukulele classes with Mrs Bowsher. I will still be setting work for Spanish, please complete it! Continuing with our topic on 'La familia' (the family). You are going to learn how to say the names of family Se llama (he,she is called) and how old they are tiene (he she is Lit: he she has).
Please watch the two clips from Lightbulb Languages (both are video link, no other clips can be viewed). Then do the worksheet. Follow the arrows and write at least 5 sentences with the name of each family member and how old they are. Challenge: to write 10 sentences in Spanish. Say each sentence aloud as you write it. Please hand in next week or email it to me: write your name in the subject box (My email is on the MFL page)
Christmas advent activities On the main MFL page I have posted a Christmas tree advent activity for you to do. Sing the Spanish carols that we learnt last year: Feliz Navidad and Cascabels, Try Blanca Navidad (I'm dreaming of a white Christmas), which I would have taught you this year - why not have a go anyway) ¡ Gracias !
Next week I will be posting Spanish Christmas activities and cards for you to do.
¡Hola! (24th November/24 de noviembre) - This week (week 11),
Continuing with our topic on 'La familia' (the family). We will learn how to say 4 new members of the family: tío (uncle) tía (aunt) primo (boy cousin) prima (girl cousin) We will also have a closer look at the Spanish Royal Family tree and we will listen to a Spanish song about our family: Somos una piña (Our family is a tribe) I wonder why they use a 'pineapple' to describe families?! Let me know what you think.....
Home Learning and Home Work (deberes): If you didn't do this last week, go to Linguafun and finish unit 5 'Mi Familia' Today in class, I will be asking pupils to draw and label a picture of their family. Please look at the following pdf for vocabulary, ideas and title. I would like you to hand this in next week. ¡ Gracias !
Next week we will make our Year 4 Spanish mini-library
¡Hola! (17th November/17 de noviembre) - This week (week 10),
We are starting our new topic on 'La familia' (the family). Today we will learn how to say 6 members of the family and how to say their names. We will also have a look at the Spanish Royal Family. Do you know the name of the Spanish King? Do you know who will rule after him? Do some research and see if you can find out....
Home Learning and Home Work (deberes): Go to Linguafun and have a go at unit 5 'Mi Familia' Do the Linguafun worksheet on 'mi familia' and have a go at the unit quiz. If you pass then print out the certificate and let me know Home Learners, watch the following clip to learn family vocabulary and listen to the song.
Next week we will be learning how to say how old brothers and sisters are in 'Mi familia'.
¡Hola! (10th November/10 de noviembre) - This week (week 9),
We are listening to the traditional Spanish story about Don Quixote de la Mancha (Y Sancho Panza) We will be practising our Spanish by pretending to be a Don or a Doña.
Follow the BBC link to listen to the story again and have another go at the quiz. Also listen to a song about the infamous 'Don Quixote de la Mancha' I wonder, do you know what the expression 'tilting at windmills' means? See if you can find out
Next week we will be starting a new Spanish topic on 'Mi familia'.
¡Hola! (3rd November/3 de noviembre) - This week (week 8),
We are making Spanish bookmarks for our reading books! Using the language we revised last halfterm. See the link below if you are not in my lesson today and make one at home. Or, make a bookmark for home anyway. The more the merrier!
We will also be catching up with the adventures of our big, green, friend Muzzy - el grande Muzzy (nuestro amigo verde)
Hola (20th October) - This week (week 7), I will be sending home the Linguafun log in details for your child to have fun learning and consolidating their Spanish at home. I would like them to practice the units 1-3 and unit 10 which cover the topics we have been revising this Autumn1: Saying your name, how you are feeling, numbers to 20 and colours Pupils can practice the language and play the activities. They can also watch the revision videos and sing the songs we have been learning (see below).
Year 4 have worked hard in Spanish this half term, Well done!
Have a lovely and restful half term holiday.
¡Hola! Year 4 (week/semana 6 -15 de octubre)
This week we are revising our Spanish colours, listening to the story of Elmer the elephant in Spanish: Elmer el elefante de colores and we are designing and describing our own 'Elefante'. Have fun choosing a name!