This term in Spanish we focussed on learning about food and physical activity. First, we worked in groups on creating a short role-play about a particular meal: ‘desayuno’ (breakfast), ‘colación’ (snack), ‘almuerzo’ (lunch) or ‘cena’ (dinner). Each group chose food items eaten in each meal, and learned how to translate these items into Spanish online. We learned that while we can’t always trust Google Translate, it can be a very useful tool. After translating, we wrote scripts, using some English, our translated Spanish words, and two phrases we learned: ‘¡Tengo hambre!’ (I am hungry!) and ‘Voy a comer…’ (I am going to eat…).
When we had all presented our work, we moved on to learning some new vocabulary about sport. So many sports in Spanish look or sound just like they do in English! Rugby, Hockey, Fútbol, Boxeo, Atletismo…We enjoyed finding out some Spanish words about a sport of our choice.
Finally, we got curious! There are so many people living in each of the many countries where Spanish is spoken… what sports did they like? Did they invent any sports? Do they go to the Olympics?
After sharing what we were all wondering, we set about to find some answers. Did you know that Panama, a Spanish speaking country in Central America, has the third best Baseball team in the world? Fascinating!
Keep practising Spanish at home during term 3. One way you can practise is by using this website https://rockalingua.com/ We use this website often at school.
I am here to let you know about Clean Water and Sanitation.
Did you know…
783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water world wide?
40% Of the world’s population doesn’t have access to a toilet?
poor sanitation causes diarrhoea related diseases?
You can help by buying toilet paper, tissues and paper towel from a company called Who Gives A C**p. Yes, it is not an appropriate word to put on here but they are a real company that helps providee clean water and toilets to people and communities in developing countries.
Did you know that 58 million children cannot go to school to get a basic primary school education.
To help people learn in schools and become smart I think we should do a donation. This will allow kids from around the world to go to school and make them very happy. This will also help children have better lives and learn things like writing, maths and sport.
You can support this goal and other UN Sustainability goals by being a part of Just One Day or writing a letter to the government.
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