This year’s Spanish Celebration Day was another fantastic success. The guests of honour were Tomas Jimenez, who once again wowed us with his fantastic Spanish guitar playing, and his wife Maria Jose, who is a professional flamenco dancer. Maria Jose has also been helping our brand new flamenco dance troupe to perfect their routines. Years 4, 5 and 6 all enjoyed their flamenco lessons with Tomas and Maria Jose and the whole school were excited and impressed by the brilliant flamenco performance by the school dance troupe and Maria Jose.
It was magnificent to have help from some of our Spanish speaking parents. This meant that as well as having their normal Spanish lessons with their teachers, children could benefit from learning from other native speakers.
It was brilliant to see every class perform a song, dance or sketch in Spanish for us at the start of the day. The level of Spanish was excellent and certainly impressed our visitors from St. Paul’s. We were very grateful to have Mrs. Palmieri and the Year 12 students at school. They played games with children throughout the school and they taught us about various Spanish speaking countries. Reception enjoyed doing some Spanish role plays as well as playing games with the parachute.
Spanish music, Spanish art and Spanish dance all took place on the day and, thanks to Years 1,3 and 5, the whole school got to enjoy some Spanish food as well! The enchiladas and tapas they made were delicious.
Well done to everyone involved!
Our Spanish Celebration Day took place on Friday 27th June and it was a great success. Visitors witnessed some magnificent flamenco guitar played by Tomás Jiménez; were wined and dined by the staff from Ortega Restaurant; enjoyed performances by the Flamenco Dance Troupe and the key stage 1 and key stage 2 Spanish clubs; said hello to our twin school in Murcia via videoconference and helped us celebrate the official opening of our new Spanish courtyard.
The hall was decorated beautifully with work done by children from all classes. There were Picasso-inspired canvasses made by the children of year 5 with the help of our artist in residence, Liz Sheppard. At the start of the day, after we had listened to Tomás play, the Key Stage 2 Spanish club members performed 'El arca de Noe' - Noah's Ark in Spanish. Some members of year 6 also worked with Liz on further Picasso-based work, while others studied the work of Dali with Mr. Wheatley.