Today each class chose a Spanish-speaking country to study. We sang songs, studied geography and language; tasted Spanish food and looked at artists, clothes, music and dance. Thank you to Ms Fernandez for helping us.
We opened our Christmas Cards from Seville!
What an amazing week!
Have a look at the class blogs for more photos and information.
Sang a hymn about Moses which reminded them of Harriet Tubman!
Year 2 learned about Mary Seacole and made non-fiction books about her.
Year 3 learnt about the Apartheid Era in South Africa
Some of our parents came in to help us celebrate the European Day of Languages by recording a message in their own languages.
We were all born to be great!
We’ve had a fantastic day celebrating all things Spanish today. The children have really impressed me with their speaking skills. They have danced, sung, eaten and conversed with great confidence. Their baking filled the school with the delicious aroma of bread. Thank you to Miss Coleman and Miss Velazquez for organising the day.
Here’s a challenge for you – which Spanish artist were Year 6 studying?
Welcome to our visitors from Italy, Turkey and Greece!
It’s party time. St Vincent’s parents were out in force cooking their national dishes. We ate and sang and danced! But it was time to say to goodbye to our Turkish friends with presents…
Welcome to St Vincent’s
Some English dancing
Year 3 dance the Labada
Year 4 dance to a playground song
The choir entertained us.
A tricky one from Year 5
Reception and Year 1 sang Jump Jim Joe
Year 2 sang John Knackaknacka
Year 6 led the Bungalo
On Friday we celebrated Greek Day at St Vincent’s. We wore blue and white, the colours of the Greek flag. We found out lots of information, especially about Heraklion in Crete where our friends live. We watched some Greek dancing and had a go ourselves. In class we wrote stories in the style of a Greek myth. Some of us painted pictures of the characters or buildings we had read about. Others made clay pots and tiles or jewelery.
Day 1 of our trip to Heraklion.
All packed and ready to go. A quick drive down and lunch at Luton Airport .Then off we flew. Arrived in Crete about 10.15pm local time and the girls went off to meet their host families. Sleep well everyone!
A day of dancing and music. The girls performed their English Square Dance wonderfully. Beautiful weather and food ….mmmm.
A visit to the Bronze Age archaeological site at Knossos this morning. Then we worked with our friends to make memory books about our project. Off for some free time this afternoon. 2 of the girls are playing Monopoly …. in Greek!
We started the day at the Aquarium – sharks, jellyfish and enormous lobsters. Then off around the island to see Elounda – the home of the rich! then Spinalonga and finally lunch at the beautiful sea lake at St Nikolaos city.
Finally, it was time to say goodbye. Thank you so much to our hosts for making us so welcome. We hope to see you very soon in Birmingham.