Modern Foreign Languages Spring 1

Year 3

In Year 3 we have been learning to say the names of common colours in Spanish. We then used these colours to write sentences that describe the colours of some world flags. For Chinese New Year we learnt about the origins of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, that this is the Year of the Rabbit and how to write Happy New Year in Mandarin script.

Year 4

Year 4 have been having fun with dates and Maths. We are able to ask the question, when is your birthday?’ and answer with the day and month.

We have also learned the Spanish words for parts of the head and face and labelled diagrams to show this.

Year 5

Year 5 have been learning new vocabulary for a variety of sports. The children used this vocabulary to write sentences to express their opinion about a variety of sports. Some children were able to extend their sentences by using y (and) and pero (but).

The children celebrated Chinese New Year by listening to a story that explained how

the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac were selected through a race.

Tangrams were invented in China approximately 200 years ago, a tangram is a two-dimensional re-arrangement puzzle created by cutting a square into seven pieces — seven geometric shapes called “tans”. The children then cut out the seven shapes to create animals from the zodiac.

Year 5 finished the half-term by learning new vocabulary associated with different styles of music. The children were able to revisit the skill of writing sentences to express their opinions.

Year 6

This term, Year 6 have been focusing on ‘then and now’ in relation to our previous learning on places in town. We have been using adjectives to describe different places in town and have developed our descriptions at sentence level to explain what our local area was like ‘then’ in the past and what it looks like ‘now’. As part of our intercultural understanding, we learnt about Chinese New Year and how these traditions are recognised and celebrated around the world.