¡Hola Year 5! 2021-22
Welcome to your year 5 Spanish class page.
Year 5 is quite special as we get to 'spend it in South America'! I will be setting South American topics for you to research as well as South American stories and songs.
My Year 5 Spanish certificate for Autumn 2 is going to:
Victoria For lots of hard work in Spanish this half term. Excellent book work. Well done!
Nathaniel For excellent class participation in Spanish and always trying his best
Remember, Little and often will help you to learn Spanish
Spring 1/Primavera 1
¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Spring 1/Primavera 1 jueves, 20 de enero 2022
Lesson 1: Descriptions: Revising Colours and adding on 3 hair colours:
rubio (blonde), pelirojo (ginger), castaño (auburn)
Focus: Preparing to learn how to describe our hair and eyes . Looking at South American Pre- Colombian culture and pottery.
Grammar: The definite article: THE - el, la, los, las Irregular verb TENER
¡Bienvenidos!Welcome back! We have lots to do this term. Learning how to describe ourselves: hair and eyes and using the very important irregular verb TENER. Can you tell me what it means? Can you give me some examples of how it is used... We've been using this verb in the 1st person since year 3
Autumn 2/Otoño 2 2021
¡Feliz Navidad! Autumn 2/Otoño 2 jueves, dos de diciembre 2021
Lesson 8: Descriptions: Revising Colours and adding on 3 hair colours:
rubio (blonde), pelirojo (ginger), castaño (auburn)
Focus: Preparing to learn how to describe our hair and eyes after Christmas. Looking at South American Christmas traditions compared to Spanish traditions and others.
Grammar: The definite article: THE - el, la, los, las
I think you worked out from last lesson that the answer for 'Why 4 ways in Spanish' is that they must agree with the noun they are in front of. Well done
I am sorry you will not have your Spanish lesson today or receive your Spanish Certficates in person. I will give them to Señorita Vincent to hand out. Check the main MFL page for Christmas Carols that we have been learning over the years and some new ones! Also, for other Spanish Christmas activities. Let me know if you achieve any of the Linguafun unit certificates.
I am posting a version of the lovely Christmas Carol we would have been learning today: A la nanita nana (It is a lullaby to baby Jesus/niño Jesús) Have a listen, it is very fast but don't worry about that. Tip: Listen to it/then listen again and you can stop it, practice the words, then play some more. Enjoy!
Hola! Autumn 2/Otoño 2 18 de noviembre 2021
Lesson 8: Descriptions: El cuerpo / the body
Focus: Preparing to learn how to describe ourselves
Grammar: The definite article: THE - el, la, los, las
Why do you think there are four ways to say THE in Spanish and only one in English?
This week, we will learn vocabulary for the body in Spanish el cuerpo. You are going to meet a very odd monster 'monstruo' who likes to dance the Cumbia! We will continue to watch the film 'Coco' (in Spanish with English subtitles ). Have you practised your extended family vocabulary for Coco's family?
Homework/Deberes: To use Linguafun to practise the body vocabulary. Please follow the link. Print out the certificate when you have done the unit quiz. If you don't have a printer, tell me and I will give you the certificate
¡Hola! Autumn 2/Otoño 2 4 de noviembre
Lesson 7: Culture: Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead
Focus: Extended family vocabulary (Coco's family).
This week, year 5 have started the second half of Autumn term by learning about the Hispanic festival for 'Día de los muertos' (Day of the dead). It takes place on All Saints (1st November) and All Souls (2nd November). We looked at the tradition of making an ofrenda (an altar to remember loved ones) and decorating it with their favourite foods, drinks, photos, flowers, candles. I am posting a video story about a family getting ready for this special day and a couple of extra craft activities for pupils to do at home. We started to watch the film 'Coco' (in Spanish with English subtitles ) and extended family vocabulary for Coco's family.
Autumn 1/Otoño 1 2021
¡Hola! Autumn 1/Otoño 1 21 de octubre
Lesson 6: Making friends in South America!- Amigos y Amigas en las Amazonas
Focus: Gingerbread writing assessment. This week we will doing lots of writing about ourselves and visiting the Amazonas. Do you know what an armadillo is or a jaguar? Do you know any other animals that live in the Amazon jungle?
Update: You did some great Spanish writing from memory today! ¡excelente!
Have a super half term holiday. Remember to practise our 'hola' song and use Linguafun to revise colours if you have time ¡Gracias!
¡Hola! Autumn 1/Otoño 1 7 de octubre - 14 de octubre
Lessons 4 and 5: Making friends in South America!- Amigos y Amigas.
Focus: Speaking and Writing . This week we will be writing and speaking about ourselves, using the language from last week: saying our name, feelings, age, birthday and pets. We will revise our numbers up to 50 and pets. Please use Linguafun and the following posts to help you revise the above topics. ¡Gracias!
We will also be visiting lake Titicaca
and learning how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in Quechua
Lesson 5 we will be visiting 'The Galapagos islands' Do you know who Charles Darwin is?
¡Hola! Autumn 1/Otoño 1 30th September/30 de septiembre
Lesson 3: Making friends in South America!- Amigos y Amigas.
Over the next few weeks we will be getting to know South America a little better. We'll also be practising our Spanish speaking and writing, a little revision before moving on to our new topics. This week we'll be revising our months and how to say our birthdays. If you would like some extra work to do at home please see the above link for a 'Spanish work book' (by Rachel Hawkes) Also, remember to use Linguafun to revise: Greetings, numbers to 50, colours, months, days of the week and food. There is also a 'Spanish speaking and writing scaffold at the top of this page for you to practise at home. As well as the verb 'tener' to have. ¡Gracias!
¡Hola! Autumn 1/Otoño 1 23rd September/23 de septiembre
Lesson 2: Making friends - Amigos y Amigas.
Today we started to learn about some of the different cultures in South America. Here is the song from Plaza Sesamo (Sesame Street) about how to make friends when you don't speak Spanish!
Next week We will be visiting South America/America del sud and revising our speaking from year 4 before we start to add year 5 'more complex phrases' to it :)
¡Hola! Autumn 1/Otoño 1 16th September/16 de septiembre
Lesson 1: Giving thanks - Doy Gracias por...
You made some lovely Spanish books about giving thanks for things in our lives. A good way to start our Year 5 Español. ¡Muy bien!
I am posting a clip from Spanish Playground - I ran out of time to show it to you! Watch it and see what Pamela gives thanks for... Tell me in Spanish on Thursday. I am also posting the Spanish 'alfabeto' song for you to practise.
Next week I will be introducing you to South America/America del sud.
Exciting!/ ¡muy emocionante!
Year 5 Spanish 2020-2021
Summer 2/ Verano 2 (2021)
¡Adiós Year 5! (jueves, 8 de julio)
Well it felt like we did a lot of fantastic Spanish this afternoon! Some great singing and speaking in Spanish. We can now say our names, age, birthday, talk about pets, describe our hair and eyes and , a recent addition, talk about some hobbies in Spanish. ¡excelente year 5! We also read the story of Silly Billy by Anthony Browne, in English, and then listened to it in Spanish, Ramón Preocupón. To finish our lesson, we made our own 'Worry Dolls' or 'Quitapesares' along with a colourful bag to put them in. Busy, busy!
Have a lovely Summer break Year 5 and I will see you in Year 6 where we will be returning to Spain and later on in the year learning some French.
¡Hasta la vista! See you soon
¡Hola! (jueves, 8 de julio)
Guatemala/Talking about ourselves in Spanish(including hobbies):
For our last lesson we will be practising our Spanish speaking. We can say quite a lot now that we have learnt some hobbies in Spanish!. We will also be reading a famous story by Anthony Browne called Ramón Preocupón. The name is completely different to the English title, I wonder if you can work it out before tomorrow's lesson?... It is based in Latin America and it is about a little boy who has nightmares. His abuela/grandma gives him something to help keep the nightmares away. Can you guess what they are? ¡Adivine!
¡Hola! (jueves, 24 de junio)
Los Pasatiempos/Hobbies: We're going to learn how to talk and write about our hobbies.
Click on the Linguafun link for extra sports activities.
¡Hola! (jueves, 10 de junio)
Welcome back to Spanish year 5. Today we will be: Practising our Spanish speaking and including our new descriptions, Making a flower garden about ourselves and having a go at describing some other famous people we have met recently. In order to do that we need to learn our numbers up to 100! I wonder who these people are...?
Summer 1/ Verano 1 (2021)
Challenge and extension work for Spanish Descriptions:
Charles Darwin: Look at the picture pdf of Charles Darwin. He is sitting on a rock in the Galapagos Islands (las Islas Encantadas - can you remember what this name means in English?) What are the names of the animals that are in the picture? What do you know about these animals? Do you know the name of his ship, in the background? See if you can find these things out :) Draw your own picture of Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands (make it colourful, you could use watercolours) Write a description of him in Spanish.
¡Hola! jueves el 6 de mayo/Thursday, 6th May
Lesson 1/Topic: Description of hair and a visit to Ecuador
Today we visited Ecuador and looked at Pre-Columbian pottery. We also had a go at making our own pottery out of clay. I was very impressed! You produced some very authentic examples of Pre-Columbian pottery We also continued with our descriptions topic focusing on describing our hair (Eyes next lesson). Here are the clips and PowerPoint I promised so you can practise some more at home. ¡Disfrute! Have fun and see you on the 20th of May.
Spring 2/ Primavera 2 (2021)
¡Felices Pascuas! Happy Easter
jueves el 25 de marzo: Today we will be visiting Colombia, the next stop on our journey round South America. This is a very colourful country with lots of interesting things to find out: food, people, topography, music. We will be looking at the following links in class today and finding out about Easter celebrations in Spain. We'll continue our topic on descriptions after the holidays.
Lessons 6 and 7: (25 de febrero y 4 de marzo)
Topic: Describing your hair and your eyes:
- We will be learning how to describe our hair in lessons 6 and 7 using a clip from Lightbulb languages (see resources for weeks 6 and 7)
- Describing singular parts of the head.
Grammar: 1 Singular nouns 2 the definite article: The - el, la, los, las 3 the verb 'tener' (to have)
Linguafun: Have a go at learning the ver 'tener' (to have). Go to Grammar, number 44. Select
'intro to verbs' choose TENER: yo tengo (I have), tu tienes (you have), él, ella tiene (he, she, it has) nosotros tenemos (we have) vosotros tenéis (you 'plural' have), ellos, ellas tienen (they have). Then select 'practice verbs' and choose TENER
This is a very 'irregular' verb. It does not follow an easy pattern. But it is one of the most useful verbs in Spanish. We have been using it since year 3! I will include a 'silly' song to help you learn it :) You know me!
Resources for weeks 6 and 7
Weeks 8 and 9 we will be learning how to describe our eyes and visiting Chile
Spring 1/ Primavera 1 (2021)
Lesson 5 Saying what your nationality is - I am English, I am Spanish
soy inglés, soy inglesa/ soy español soy española
Grammar: Feminine, Masculine nationalities / The verb SER (to be )
soy (I am), es (he, she is)
The Oak National Academy: Watch the clip from 12 minutes: Así soy yo Introducing and describing yourself in Spanish: You can listen from the beginning if you wish. It will be good revision to 'introducing yourself' in Spanish. This clip will teach you how to say your nationality and about the flags of different countries.
Linguafun: Have a go at learning the ver SER (to be). Go to Grammar, number 44. Select
'intro to verbs' choose SER: yo soy (I am), tu eres (you are), él, ella es (he, she, it is)
nosotros somos (we are) vosotros sois (you 'plural' are), ellos, ellas son (they are). Then select 'practice verbs' and choose SER
There are two verbs in Spanish that mean 'to be'. You will meet the next one in year 6. It is good practice and useful to learn how to 'conjugate' verbs - remembering them in a set way. SER is an irregular verb and so each 'conjugation' has to be remembered separately.
Information on South America and its flags: look at the power point, look at the flags for each country. Make the mini book and colour in the flags - For those who can't remember how to make this, I will post a video explaining how to make them :)
Resources for week 5
Lessons 3 and 4: Telling the time in Spanish - a quarter to (menos cuarto) and a quarter past ( y cuarto)
Linguafun: Do all of the green activities to practise the above. When you have finished have a go at the end of unit quiz.
Worksheets: Have a go if you have time. There is also a pairs game. Again, don't worry if you can't print - draw the clocks and you can email me a picture if you wish.
Extra Spanish: Lightbulb Language lesson on time: Click on the link and scroll down to number 51saying the time on the quarter of an hour. Watch the clip and if you want something extra to do, have a go at the activities next to it (I'll include the worksheet but it is extra!)
Year 5 Spanish Lessons 1 and 2
Extra Spanish: If you have time left at the end of your Spanish, or if you want an extra challenge have a go at the following:
1 Year 5 Spanish workbook (By Rachel Hawkes): If this is too hard, look at the year 4 workbook. If you have already completed the year 5 workbook then look at the year 6 workbook!
This WB starts with Spanish pronunciation practice (you'll recognize it!), number practice and then learning the time in Spanish.
2 Oak National Academy, Year 7 Spanish, Unit 1: For those of you who would like to stretch their Spanish.
¡Hola! Semana 12, 4 de diciembre
I hope you enjoyed your Spanish Christmas lesson yesterday This was our last lesson of the term. Your task now is to sing the Spanish Christmas carols /Villancicos that we sung yesterday and I am posting on my main page. Access Linguafun and the Christmas activities for Feliz Navidad 52. I will post some holiday activities during the last week of term.
Extra: Go back to previous weeks and complete any unfinished- work for the beginning of the new Spring term.
¡Feliz Navidad Year 5! See you next year!
¡Hola! Semana 11, 27 de noviembre
This week we are continuing with the topic of the body 'mi cuerpo'. We're adding on more vocabulary. Log on to Linguafun and go to no 28 'el cuerpo'. I would like you to do part 1 and part 2 (I will be checking next week with a quick test!) and play the activities that go with them.
Extra: Click on the pdf 'el monstruo de la laguna' This is about a South American monster that likes to dance the Cumbia! (don't worry, he's friendly) Listen to which parts of the body are mentioned?
Next week you will be designing and labeling your own 'monstruo'
¡hasta la vista! See you next week for a longer lesson
¡Hola! Semana 10, 20 de noviembre
I am sorry you did not have your Spanish this week year 5. We were going to start the topic of the body 'mi cuerpo'. You're going to learn 8 parts of the body and sing a famous song. I wonder what it is ......? Watch the following clip, practice the 'body' words and sing the song. Extra challenge: write the words down and say whether they are masculine or feminine nouns, singular or plural nouns.
Interesting fact and research: The Incas lived in the Andes in South America over 500 years ago. What did they prize the most, in fact considered more valuable than gold or silver and why do you think this is? ..... hint: it has become a key ingredient in European cooking!
¡hasta la vista! See you next week.
¡Hola! Semana 9, 13 de noviembre
I hope you all enjoyed the code breaking lesson yesterday. See if you can find out more information about Bletchley House, the Enigma machine and Colossus (the giant computer). I am posting the Spanish alphabet and the song that goes with it for you to practice at home. You can also practice the alphabet on Linguafun. Why not have a go at inventing codes for your own Spanish words. Bring them to Spanish next week :)
¡Hola y bienvenidos! (Week/Semana 8, 5 de noviembre)
This week, year 5 have started the second half of Autumn term by learning about the Hispanic festival for 'Día de los muertos' (Day of the dead). It takes place on All Saints (1st November) and All Souls (2nd November). We looked at the tradition of making an ofrenda (an altar to remember loved ones) and decorating it with their favourite foods, drinks, photos, flowers, candles. I am posting a video story about a family getting ready for this special day and a couple of extra craft activities for pupils to do at home. From next week we will be watching the film 'Coco' (in Spanish with English subtitles ) and starting our topic on the family.
Hola (Week/Semana 7/ 22 de octubre) This week we have been revising lots of Spanish grammar by looking at Pablo Picasso and his pets! We have revised: masculine and feminine nouns, adjectives and adjectival agreement, sentence order. For more practice please go to Linguafun: No 6 Mis animales /activities 11 and 12. You can do the other activities if you want or need more practice with pets.
Have a lovely half term holiday year 5. Check out the autumn activities on the main page :)
¡Hola! (week/semana 6 -15 de octubre)
This week year 5 and year 6 are revising our Spanish colours and looking at the life and artwork of the Catalan artist, Joan Miró. Why not have a go. Please visit the year 6 Spanish class page and watch the clips from Lightbulb languages to revise your colours and the short animated clip that brings Joan Miró's artwork to life. Enjoy :)