This week our X25 students are learning how to count up to 15 and how to ask and state their ages in Spanish. They have been given a double-sided task sheet to practise this material, as Extended Study, and this is due in for submission during their session next week.
I have shared a copy of the lesson resources here, and clear explanations/examples of the tasks, with each student (via Google Slides accessed through their school e-mail account). I will also be present in Extended Study after school on Thursday this week to offer extra support.
Thanks. Mr Pearson.
Our C25 students have now all started their Spanish sessions, beginning with a look at where Spanish is spoken, and the reasons why it became a world language.
For their first piece of homework due in next week they need to independently research five facts about Central and Southern American countries, e.g. the unit of currency in Mexico is the “peso”.
Spanish homework will usually be set every other week, and our students are welcome to remain behind after school in supervised Extended Study sessions in order to receive help and/or access resources.
Our C24 students have been set two homework tasks that are required for their next Spanish lesson on Thursday 12th July. They must complete their map with symbols and description of weather conditions in Spanish and share it with Mr Pearson AND complete the paper task sheet “el tiempo” on weather conditions.
Any student who requires extra support to complete these tasks is expected to see Mr Pearson or one of our Learning Coaches BEFORE their next session. This will be the final Spanish homework of this academic year.
Last week our C24 students learnt how to ask and tell the time using the 12 hour clock, both analogue and digital. They were given a task sheet for homework, entitled “la hora” that is due in for submission this week. If anyone has misplaced their sheet or needs assistance to complete this work then please come and speak to me!
Thank you to the C24 XP East students who have already submitted their extended writing task on “mi casa“, ahead of the deadline of this Wednesday 18th April:
- state the type of dwelling you reside in (house / flat)
- describe it using at least one adjective, spelled correctly (+ more adjectives for more able)
- state where it is, using the word “está” + place (+country for more able)
- state what rooms there are (+add where they are – upstairs, downstairs etc. for more able)
- give and justify an opinion of your room and/or house
- state bedroom furniture (add colours for more able)
- use at least one preposition to state the location of furniture
Additionally, the paper-based task, dónde estoy? is also due in on Wednesday. This will help you to understand the verbs that you will encounter in the next Spanish session.
Please see / e-mail Mr Pearson if you need any help to complete these tasks.
Students in C24 Pioneer and Explorer who have requested a Spanish pen-pal – in order to have an authentic audience for their modern language studies – are now required to produce an initial letter to their correspondent(s), unless they have already done so and this has already been posted to them. This is in lieu of Extended Study homework in Spanish set for this week.
Ideally we need letters to be placed in a sealed envelope, with the Spanish recipient’s name written on the front and the author’s name written on the back. We intend to post them off in one large package, so they must be handed in to Mr Pearson or Mrs Sprakes by Monday 26th March.
A list of our students and their correspondent’s details can be found here.
Some slides that might be useful to help compose the letter in Spanish can be found here.
7 Pioneer’s extended study revolves around chapters 1 & 2 of our anchor text ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. Details can be found here and a supporting Padlet with a voice recording can be found below.
The deadline is Wednesday 07.02.18
Our students are aware that they will complete an assessment of their knowledge and progress in Spanish next week. They will be asked to write a paragraph about themselves in Spanish, that might include details such as:
- Their name, age and birthday
- Subjects that they like and dislike and reason(s) why
- Food and drink that they consume and/or don’t consume
- Details about family members such as number of brothers and sisters, names and ages of relatives etc.
To help them to prepare for their assessment they were set reading homework on self and family the week before last, they have been provided with a handout to structure their ideas, and they have received a copy of the slides used in sessions and examples of students’ work (taken from their exercise books) that evidence these learning targets. The handout is also included on these slides that have been e-mailed to our students’ school e-mail addresses.
For those students who have requested and now received a Spanish pen-pal, this paragraph could form the basis of their first letter to their Spanish correspondent.
Students have 3 exercises to complete in MyMaths. These are additional practice questions for our Chefistry expedition on:
Ratio and proportion.
At this stage students should not worry about whether they are too easy or too hard, as each task increases in difficulty.
The username is:
The password is:
Students then use the details I shared with them in class to get into myportal.
The deadline for both classes is Wednesday at 8pm.
C24 Year 7 Pioneer students have been asked to complete their STEAM Learning Target write-up, following the structure and adhering to the content list that they were issued with last week. This work is required by Friday 12th January 2018 , so that students can include it in their portfolio of work on our current Society, Steam and Speed Learning Expedition. If any students take their STEAM exercise book home to help with this homework, then they must bring their book back into school on this date too. The original list shared with students last week can be found here: