Year 1 from Green End and Cringle Brook Primary school and Year 2 from Ladybarn Primary school collaborated with our link Spanish school in Madrid - CEIP Blas de Otero. As they were all studying the topic of plants, they thought it would be interesting to compare similarities and differences between plants and flowers, learn key vocabulary about the topic in each other's languages and also look at the different activities they were doing.
They were surprised to find out that some of the vocabulary in Spanish was very similar to the English equivalents, for example:
Broccoli - Brocoli
Tulip - Tulipan
Lettuce - Lechuga
They really enjoyed learning together in this topic, asking each other questions and they looked forward to the regular picture updates! They also enjoyed sharing the progress of the different seeds that they had all planted - in different ways!
Have a look at their work on their padlet: 'Our Online School Garden.'
We were delighted to receive their leaflets about Madrid recently - in English - and emailed back:
"Year 5 would like to say how much we enjoyed receiving the leaflets from Madrid! The children enjoyed recognising food they have tried like churros con chocolate, finding out that we have things in common (like computer games and football) and seeing photos of places in Madrid.
The children were also impressed with how much effort was put in to the leaflets, how good their English was and how they represented Spain to us! Children also said the drawings and lettering was very cool!
Thank you Blas de Otero!
Besos de Cringlebrook"
All three schools in the trust have collaborated with our link Spanish school, in Madrid, CEIP Blas de Otero, this year.
While some classes produced some amazing leaflets about Manchester, other children wrote postcards about different topics, such as pets and uniforms. Incredibly, everything was written in Spanish!
The children in Spain worked on the same topics, in English. This meant that we were able to learn all about Madrid, the school and the children.
As well as sharing these with each other electronically, classes sent examples to each other via the post so that they could be really enjoyed in person!
It was great to practise each other's languages, learn from one another and celebrate diversity!
Muchas gracias to our link Spanish school, CEIP Blas de Otero, for the great collaboration with us!