Year 7 Immersion – Dia de los Muertos

November 1st and 2nd mark the festival of Day of the Dead in Mexico, and Year 7 spent their Spanish session this week learning all about this festival, and attempting to create an important part of the festivities – papel picado – or paper cutting. In Mexico this is very intricate and time consuming. Our version was simpler but gave students an opportunity to experience this unique craft!

Students watched a video in Spanish showing how to create a simple papel picado design. Then they worked independently, watching the video again in their own time, trying to recreate the cutting done in the video. The results were absolutely fantastic! Buen trabajo Year 7.

C28 Putting It All Together In Spanish!

C28 showed how far they’ve come in Spanish in just a few weeks. Their learning target for this session was “I can recognise some questions about myself and answer them.” A series of questions were placed around the room, and students were invited to write their answers in Spanish to show that they could indeed recognise the questions and answer them. The questions were:

¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?)

¿Dónde vives? (Where do you live?)

¿Cuántos años tienes (How old are you?)

¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? (When is your birthday?)

Students have learned word order, correct placement of accents, numbers up to 31, and the months of year in Spanish. ¡Buen trabajo C28!