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spain topic - please help!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Raphella, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Raphella

    Raphella New commenter

    At my new school, all the classes are named after different
    countries around the world. Well, from September my year 4 class is
    going to be called Spain, and I have been told that the first half terms
    curriculum should be a cross curricular exploration of our country.

    I
    have some ideas for geography and thought maybe we could look at the
    paso doble for dance, the work of picasso in art. But, im really stuck
    on the rest, and particularly for literacy, does any one know of any
    spanish authors/stories for children that might be suitable for a
    narrative unit?

    All help is greatfully appreciated :)
     
  2. Raphella

    Raphella New commenter

    At my new school, all the classes are named after different
    countries around the world. Well, from September my year 4 class is
    going to be called Spain, and I have been told that the first half terms
    curriculum should be a cross curricular exploration of our country.

    I
    have some ideas for geography and thought maybe we could look at the
    paso doble for dance, the work of picasso in art. But, im really stuck
    on the rest, and particularly for literacy, does any one know of any
    spanish authors/stories for children that might be suitable for a
    narrative unit?

    All help is greatfully appreciated :)
     
  3. Geekie

    Geekie New commenter

    For dance you could also do Flamenco - if you get Take Ten en Español from Devon LA (available from Little Linguist) all the instructions plus videos are on there. For art there's also Gaudi mosaics or the works of Joan Miró. For Picasso, have you seen Mr Picassohead ?
    Literacy-wise, the only Spanish story that I have done in the past is that of Ratoncito Pérez, who is the Spanish version of the tooth fairy. It's an interesting questions, because most of the stories that I have done in Spanish have been translations of stories originally written in other languages.
    A quick google has revealed that this author wrote fables like Aesop's. I don't know if you know any Spanish, but this book looks useful.
    I shall have a good think and get back to you if I think of anything else.
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