The latest in a series of primary masterclasses for more able students was held at Treviglas Community College last week. Year 3-6 students, from schools in the Newquay area, attended the inspirational Spanish morning, where they had the opportunity to work with college languages leaders and Mr. Tristan Romero, teacher in the languages faculty.
The primary students, whose previous knowledge in Spanish ranged from complete beginners to a native speaker, extended their skills through differentiated learning on a variety of topics. Students learnt about shapes and colours, using adjectives and connectives to extend their sentences.
Students were then able to explore their creative side, through considering the work of Joan Miro, celebrated Spanish artist. He created works in sculpture, painting, and worked as a ceramist. Born in the sea port city of Barcelona, much of his work was influenced by the scenic seaside town, and the distinct style that he found in the area. The primary children were able to design their own pieces of artwork, imitating Miro’s style.
Gabriella, a Year 5 student who attended the workshop, said, “I liked playing the word games in the beginning, drawing the picture at the end and learning the Spanish names for each colour. I think everyone was really helpful and nice.”
Year 9 student leader Keera enjoyed her leadership role during the morning and added, “All the students worked really hard. They recalled new vocabulary throughout the lesson and then applied this new knowledge when describing shapes, objects and the artwork. It has been really fun to work with the primary students.”