We created new topics that the children told us they were interested in, linked different subjects so we could teach a topic based curriculum. We have resourced our curriculum with quality books and resources. This year we will again be looking at the curriculum to see if we can make any further improvements.
We are excited to say that we are learning to speak Spanish at Bessemer. Children in KS1 have been using the Early Start Spanish scheme, seeing and listening to the people in the town of Calahorra in Rioja.
Year 6 have been following the Arsenal Double Club scheme where they have been practising their language skills on the football pitch as well in the classroom! They are working towards a trip to the Emirates Stadium to celebrate their Spanish achievements.
Other KS2 classes have been following the Lightbulb Languages scheme of work.
If you want to practice your language skills, remember we have lots of Spanish speaking friends at Bessemer who would love to help you. You can also use websites such as Duolingo to practice at home or have a look in the library for dual-language Spanish books.
This term year 4 will be taking part in a very exciting Spanish project. The British Council is running a pilot scheme for primary schools and we will be using videoconferencing to call one of their learning centres in Argentina in our lessons! We met Johan, in Buenos Aires, last week, practising how we might say where we are from in Spanish. We are all looking forward to our next lesson!
This week we met Mrs Foster’s amigo, Burrito and learned a song about another burro. Follow the link if you want to listen to the song again at home. Can you remember the names of the body parts we learned to go with it?
At Bessemer Grange we think it is important that our children learn about the six main religions. We follow Southwark Educations Religious objectives but teach each religion to each year group throughout the year. We teach Religious education in a creative way. Here are some images of the lovely work children have completed during their religious lessons.