Friday, June 20, 2008

la semana espanol

Hola and welcome to Spanish Week!

Yes, we are going to have an 'estupendo' time this week learning more about the spanish culture and, of course, the cuisine! There will be lots of exciting and fun activities for the children to enjoy, including...
At the start of each day the children will recite the days of the week and complete the calendar. This way they will learn the different types of weather also.
Looking at the work of the artist Joan Miro. This is a personal favourite of mine and I have already shared examples of his work with the children. They loved them and are raring to have a go. Here are a few examples of the pieces which will inspire us.

I am sure that the work the children will produce will be of their usual high standard.

As space in school to display work is becoming somewhat of a premium, we are going to turn our attention also to decorating the outdoor play environment. We will also be looking at the work of Antoni Gaudi. After a visit to Barcelona I have fallen in love with his work and so have decided to do some mosaic tile work with the children. In addition to this, we are going to connect the work we have been doing on dinosaurs and create a large sculpture of a dinosaur in the style Gaudi. A little like the dragon of Parc Guell. Here's a picture.

We will also be teaching the children the time in spanish. Every hour throughout the day, the children will stop what they are doing to perform a task (can you tell I've been watching Big Brother?). Here is how the week will pan out.
MONDAY : Learn more colours and then sing and dance to the colour song.
TUESDAY: Count to thirty in Spanish.
WEDNESDAY: Learn the parts of the body.
THURSDAY: Learn and sing Heads, shoulders, knees and toes in spanish.
FRIDAY: Have a boy verses girls quiz!
On Friday afternoon we will be having our Spanish dance workshop. We simply can't wait!
Mrs Latham will be cooking up a storm on Wednesday to provide us with delicious spanish cuisine to taste. Yummy!
Can we fit in anything else?
Not really! Reading will continue as usual but this is a great opportunity to celebrate the great achievement the children have made this year, and so the focus will be mainly on the arts. We are very proud of them all!
Other business
On Monday and Tuesday afternnon we will be having our new starter afternoon visits. As you know this is a vital part of the induction period and so our children will be having a treat with the Year 1 and 2 classes on Monday. On Tuesday afternoon they will be having a multi-skills afternoon with a PE specialist.
We will also be hosting a book fair from Tuesday onwards. Please come along and support the school as it is the valuable commission that enables us to purchase books for our school library. The fair takes place every day after school in the hall.
Why not come along and see the school in action. On Thursday we are opening our doors for you to browse around the school and experience what it is all about.
I bet you feel like taking a week off work and helping out!
Here's to a fantastic week!
The Foundation Stage Team xxx

1 comment:

Colleen said...

My, My Mrs Narraway and team,
What a very busy and fun week you will be having this week - Have fun !!!!
Mrs Everett