During this term we are using days and dates, including birthday dates and seasons as our main topic. We focus in one of the four skills (speaking, listening, reading or writing) per session and we use songs and stories to develop and improve our knowledge of the topic. We also learn about traditions, cultural and social events in Spanish speaking countries. During this term, year 3 are learning about Cristobal Colon and the sailing route that he and his crew took on his first journey to the West Sea and the importance of the carols during Christmas celebrations.
Next term, year 3 will be learning about fruits and vegetables as our topic area and we will be creating our own Picasso (Art) and studying how and where the Mayas lived (History).
During the autumn term, we have been learning about the parts of the day and the time. We focus in an area of learning (speaking, listening, reading or writing) per session and we use songs, games and stories to improve our knowledge of the new words.
In the cultural week, we were learning about EL dia de la Hispanidad and creating a timeline of the sailor Cristobal Colon. We will also learn about the traditional Christmas dishes and comparing them with our own recipes.
Next term, we will be learning about family members, using the topic to develop the areas of learning and linking to other areas including numbers or history while learning about the Royal Family of Spain.
During this first term, we have been learning about transports, building describing sentences by using colours or numbers. We will also create our own visual dictionary on the Ipads by the Book creator programme. During the cultural week, we wrote biographies about the main characters who took part in Cristobal Colon´s first journey and learning about some of the traditions that Spanish celebrate during the winter break.
Next term, we will be learning about jobs, people and places to work. We will also learn about traditional legends and the Carnival celebration.
During the autumn term, we are learning how to describe ourselves, physically and in personality including nationality and our likes. We compare the different ways that Spanish speaking countries celebrate October, 12th. We will also learn about how NYE is celebrating in Spain and explaining similarities and differences with the traditions from UK.
Next term, we will learn about city elements including maps and directions. We will also investigate about the Mexican artist, Frida Khalo and the Spanish sculptor Gaudi.