Children say hola to Spanish on Pelican Languages Day
23 Jun 2021
There was a big bienvenido for all at The Perse Pelican as children had a great time celebrating Spanish during the school’s Languages Day.
Youngsters dressed up in the colours of the flags of Spanish-speaking countries and had a taste of Iberian cuisine at lunchtime with traditional paella.
Year 2 got into the groove by learning how to flamenco dance as well as creating artwork in the style of Spanish surrealist artist Joan Miro.
As well as having their regular Spanish lesson, the innovative and eye-catching works of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi were the focus for Year 1 as they explored the sculptures he designed in Barcelona’s Parc Guell, including his famous multi-coloured salamander mosaic, before using brightly coloured paper to make animal collages in the same vein.
Reception pupils got creative by making Peruvian worry dolls, Mexican-inspired art and miniature flamenco dancers.
Refreshing Mediterranean fruit cocktails were made and enjoyed by Nursery children, who also learned some simple Spanish phrases and decorated flags from Spanish-speaking countries. They also used Google Earth to locate Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries and found out more about their landscapes.
An excelente Pelican Languages Day was rounded off with a Spanish story read to the whole school by Mrs Phemollant.