On Wednesday 5th July, Shoreditch Park Primary School celebrated Hispanic Day.
We learnt about the Hispanic culture, traditions and food and we practised using and applying our Spanish language skills.
In the morning we had the opportunity to watch a Mexican Mariachi Band! We learnt more about the origins of Mariachi music as well as about their dress. We all loved the music!
For our morning lessons, we linked our maths and literacy lessons to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. For example, in KS1, the children were learning how to count up to 10 in Spanish, and were following and joining in with the familiar story ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ that was read to them in Spanish.
In KS2, the children were engaging with problem solving activities involving the Maya pyramids and the Maya numeration system.
For lunch, we ate a filling Hispanic lunch of Paella, Spanish roasted vegetables and Astorga puff pastries.
Our Hispanic Day afternoon was craft based and all the children in the school had the opportunity to create a representation of a special object or artefact from Hispanic culture.