Our Hispanic Week, 2016 celebrations began today with a variety of workshops taking place across the school. Early Years, Years 1 and 2 had great fun learning all about South American carnivals and dancing different carnival dances, some were even performed on stage!
Children in both key stages travelled across the Hispanic world, digitally, in workshops which employed I.T and the use of a green screen to transport them to well-known Hispanic cities and sites. Year 6 children have also began our school’s Hispanic cycle challenge, to cycle from Liverpool to Seville on three exercise bikes donated to school for this challenge.
Children learnt about ‘La Pasca y Semana Santa’,Easter in Spain, exploring the different and interesting traditions in this important Catholic festival in Spain.
We welcomed language students from our partner university, Liverpool Hope, who delivered workshops on several world languages, helping our older pupils to develop and transfer their language learning skills.
Years 2, 4 and 5 enjoyed Spanish language workshops with language students from Belleriveand St Julies secondary schools. Year 4 then spent afabulous afternoon at St Julie’s in Hispanic drama, music and story-telling workshops.
Children in both key stages have developed their artistic skills and knowledge of Hispanic artists creating Gaudi inspired mosaics and Mexican sun catchers.
They have also enjoyed learning about typical Hispanic music and instruments in workshops based on the Spanish guitar and Samba drumming.
Plus lots more Hispanic fun to come!......