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Spanish Spring Display – La Primavera 1

La Primavera

La Primavera

La Primavera, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Here’s a lovely Key Stage 2 Spanish display for Spring based on the the QCA Spanish KS2 Unit La Primavera.
Lisa says:
The pupils were given an extract of the poem La Primavera by Antonio Machado and rewrote it, giving the daisy a different role.
The extract from the poem was adapted by the pupils, replacing the words highlighted with their own place and role for the daisy (la margarita)

La Primavera
Pupils replaced the word for place, une escuella (a school), with their own choices such as una piscina (a pool), un parque (a park) un supermarcado (a supermarket)

Then una maestra ( a teacher) was changed to la salvavidas-the lifeguard, la dependienta – the shopassistant, la recepcionista – the receptionist etc

The children’s work is really delightful and they’ve obviously taken a lot of pride in producing it.

primavera


Spring Classroom Displays – Kites 1

kites in KS1

Simple instructions for ‘bagged’ backgrounds


Here’s a lovely classroom display idea for a windy March afternoon in Keystage 1:
The background was done onto sheets of A3 white paper with a technique called “bagging”. It’s messy 🙂

You need

  • Shallow containers, Plastic paint roller trays work well
  • Blue and white paint (the kind that comes in squeezy bottles) Water it down a little if it seems thick.
  • Crumpled up plastic carrier bags.
  • Lots of newspaper
  • Aprons for the kids
  • 3 helpers – or to be very fast on your feet!
  • Space to put the paper to dry flat. You don’t want drips.
  • Music – optional but fun 🙂

Instructions

  • Set up 3 trays of paint.
  • Dark blue
  • Light blue (mix some white with it)
  • White
  • 3 tables with a small group of children at each and one tray.

Crumple up a carrier bag to make a ball, dip it in the dark blue paint, push it down on the flat bit of the paint tray (if you’ve used one) or onto some newspaper to remove some of the paint and then print onto the paper by dabbing it quickly. You want the bag fairly dry, not overloaded with paint.

  • Remove and replace with the next bit of paper.

I said it was messy!

  • The paper is then moved to the light blue table and the process repeated.
  • Finally it moves to the white table and repeat.
  • Paper is removed to flat surface to dry.
  • When all done and dry select best ones for background. Lettering can either be cut from spare sheets or clouds can be cut to show background through.The same technique can be used with shades of grey to make clouds.

    Cloud made with the same technique

    Or even surf 🙂


Sunflower display – celebrating family learning

Sunflower display

Sunflower display

 

I’m going to do a series of posts highlighting classroom displays for spring over the next week or so. I love this cheery display, it’s an ideal spring display and could be adapted in a number of ways to include class work if used in an older classroom.

All the things on this display were been made by children (oldest is age 4) and their parents. The families worked with the school learning mentors as part of the family learning initiative.

The butterflies and bees can be seen in more detail here:
Sunflowers and Bees - detail

Julie, a learning mentor said:

The butterflies proved rather addictive and were great fun to make . Originally the learning mentors made them for a craft stall at the school fair.

The butterflies were made from clothes pegs and tissue paper squares. Bee wings were made by drawing round children’s feet on wax paper.