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Burton Hathow Preparatory School
Lincoln LN1 2BB
Caterpillars have now started their Spanish lessons and are doing a fantástico job of listening and speaking!
We have been working on greeting each other with ‘hola’, introducing ourselves with ‘me llamo’ saying ‘adiós’ at the end of the lesson and more recently saying ‘gracias’ when somebody does something nice for us.
Butterflies have been working hard at saying which fruits they like ‘me gusta’ and don’t like ‘no me gusta’ as well as saying what colours they are. We can say how old we are ‘tengo ___ años’ and count to ten.
In Reception we spent a lot of time reading La Oruga Muy Hambrienta (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) so that we could pick out words which we saw/heard lots of times. We agreed that we would say ‘me duele’ if we ate everything that the oruga ate on the last day! We can also say which pets we have ‘tengo’ and ‘no tengo’ and can name some farm animals.
In Year 1 we have perfected the song ‘Cabeza, Hombros, Manos, Pies’ (Head, Shoulders, Hands and Feet), name body parts of their worry dolls and enjoying lots of stories in Spanish to expand our vocabulary and listen out for high frequency words. We finished the topic by making our own version of the Gingerbread Man story.
In Year 2 we have spent time talking about Spanish speaking countries and why so many of them are in South America. We learn some basic facts and looked at their flags. We then read some fairy tales in Spanish ‘Los Zapatos Rojos’ and ‘Los Tres Cerditos’. We used the latter to help us with describing sizes – pequeño, medio and grande.
In Year 3 we have been using our iPads to record our voices to make videos of items in the classroom, talk about what is in our pencil cases, say what we have and don’t have and finished with a role play in a papelería (stationery shop) to ask for the price, greet and say goodbye to each other and ask for specific items.
In Year 4 we have looked at several pieces of art work, including some we made ourselves, to describe the shapes and colours that we could see. We then talked about where these items are positioned to include more detail. One of the highlights was blindfolding each other and giving directions in Spanish to find items that we had hidden.
In Year 5 we have been working hard at telling the time in Spanish, as well as giving times that events start and finish. We looked online at times that TV shows start and finish to share with the class in Spanish, as well as giving some start and finish times of our school timetable. We finished by giving some information about out daily routine.
In Year 6 we have been focusing on the weather, el tiempo. Some of the vocabulary required some learning techniques, so we spent some time looking at how to remember vocabulary. One of the classes favourite activities was trying to sink Señora Oldfield’s boats by translating sentences in a game of Battleship! Each student produced an excellent presentation after researching the weather from places all over the world, which we then shared as a group.
First Day of Term
After School Clubs Begin.
UK Chess Challenge Commences
Come and Explore - Nursery & Reception Event: 10am-1130am
U9 Netball Coaching at Ranby House 215pm
Sports Fixtures Meeting at Ranby (Staff)
Closing Date for Lincoln Music, Speech & Drama Festival Entires (R-Y6)
Football v St Hugh's School (A) 2.15pm
U9 Netball v Highfields (A) 2.15pm
U11 Netball v Highfields (A) 2.15pm
Reception and Nursery Stay and Play
Y3-6 Parents' Evening
U11 Football v Handel House (at Marshalls Sport Ground) 2.15pm
Y1 & 2 Showcase of Topic Work
RSPB Big Schools' Bird Watch
Chinese New Year
House Singing Competition R-Y6
Burton Hathow Does Quizney - BH Owls - 5pm-7pm £5
Informal Concerns 2.15pm (R-Y6)
Main School Closes at 3pm. No after school clubs.
Half Term Begins
Second half of term begins
U9 Football v Ranby (H) 2.30pm
U11 Netball v Ranby (A) 2.30pm
U9 Football v LMS (A) 2.15pm
U9 Netbal v LMS (H) 2.15pm
U11 Netball v Highfields (A) 2.15pm
Lincoln Speech & Drama Festival
U9 Football and Hockey v Highfields (A)
Spain Trip Information Meeting for Parents 7pm
World Book Day/Outdoor Activities
U11 Hockey v St Hugh's
Mothers' Day Afternoon Tea (Nursery & Reception)
Share a Skill Day
Lincoln Music Festival
Great British Spring Clean
Comic Relief - Red Nose Day
U11 Hockey v Ranby (away at Worksop College)
Nursery Parents' Evening
Netball Coaching at St Hugh's
Easter Service Celebration (TBC)
Easter egg hunt
End of term - school closes at 3pm - no after Schoo clubs