Category Archives: Spanish

Here you will find updates, highlights and events about Spanish.


Over the holidays I have been questioned by my three and four year old with some AMAZING wonderings…

Why is a banana not straight?

Why am I taller than John but he’s older than me?

We all have questions and wonderings and we want to hear them!

Share the questions and wonderings that are happening in your household over the holidays and comment below.

I wonder… how many questions we can ask in the ACPS community?

Year 2 Communications

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Thank you to all parents, guardians and students that have been viewing our Year 2 Blog. We really appreciate all the feedback and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms. It is great to see numerous comments on posts and these are then shared within the classroom.

We highly encourage all family members to be involved in your child’s learning throughout the year. To do this we have a range of communication methods that you can access for each class. The wonderful and enthusiastic students contribute to these with their work, feedback and photos displaying the learning they have been involved in. We would love if you could access these and look through them as a family to discuss the learning experiences. These are updated regularly by each grade and specialist teachers.

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The Blog can be accessed by using the following link:

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Checkout class tweets by following the links below:

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2C –

2D –

2E –

2F –

2G –

 2H –


Compass is also used to send out reminders about important events coming up. The Year 2 teachers put up a Compass post to encourage parents to check out new Blog posts.

We encourage you to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms.

Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers

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The life cycle of mariposas


This term we worked very hard learning about change. We read La oruga muy hambrienta / The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish, using props, vocabulary cards and timelines. We made our own  mini books to practise our writing .img_1576-3

We played lots of games, interactive games, and learnt some songs. We learnt vocabulary such as oruga (caterpillar), mariposa (butterfly), huevo (egg) and crisalida (cocoon).

We made come beautiful mariposas using washed out markers, pipe cleaners and glitter and they were so much fun to make!

We also learnt the names of fruits, other common foods and the days of the week in Spanish. Thanks to 2C for their fantastic performance!

Did you like the performance?

Los días de la semana from Luluciernaga on Vimeo.

Changes around us!


It is spring, primavera, and we are witnessing a lot of changes around us! This term we are exploring how some animals change: how orugas (caterpillars) become mariposas (butterflies) and also how seasons change.

We began the term by listening to the story “La oruga muy hambrienta” (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) in Spanish, using our prior knowledge, listening carefully, looking at pictures and sounding out words to understand the story.

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How the birds got their songs and colours – a Play

Today we were very to perform How the birds got their songs and colours. An Aboriginal dreamtime story after a few weeks rehearsing and making our costumes in Spanish.

We learnt about Australian birds and we also learnt some words about nature in Spanish such as arcoiris/ rainbow, cielo / sky, árbol/ tree.

We loved that everyone got to play a role in the play. Some were very brave and used their strong voices to be the narrators, other got to be the rainbow and some elements of nature, giving life to our story, and other got to be a fun bird.

We made some posters to invite our parents and friends to watch our performance.

Thanks to Prakriti, Shantai and Tanya from 5C for helping out on the day.

Dream time story 2B from Luluciernaga on Vimeo.


Throughout Term 3 Year 1/2 students have embarked on a creative journey to discover how animals can be powerful and impact the world we live in. Students have been introduced to Spanish vocabulary related to different domestic and wild animals whilst learning vocabulary to be able to physically describe a range of animals and their characteristics. To further reinforce the significance and power of animals around the world students began the animal mask making process, which saw students pick an animal of their choice and by using a range of materials designed and created their own animal masks. What are some animals you have learnt in Spanish? What has been your favourite part of learning about different animals in Spanish?


Discovering our school in Spanish!


This term we had the challenge of learning words to describe our school in Spanish. First we took Buddy Bear for a walk around the school to figure out what words and concepts we needed to learn and the names of different school areas.

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Then we made marionetas / finger puppets to help us write stories and learn the names of class resources and stationeries. It was so much fun! Muy diverido!


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We learnt to say Tengo / ‘I have’. We  identified different objects around our classroom, took pictures and recorded our voices saying a sentence about objects we have. Here is an example:

Mi escuela Y2 Project from Luluciernaga on Vimeo.

You can have a go and practise our vocabulary during your holiday!

Education Week Open Afternoon

It was wonderful to have some of our parents visit us for our Education Week open afternoon on Friday. Gracias!/ Thank you!

We celebrated the theme of “Technology: Create Your Future” by learning how to spell some of the words about school objects we have been learning in Spanish using Bee Bots.

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Students were separated in to small groups where they had to program Bee Bots to spell out a given Spanish word on alphabet mats. They first had to create the right algorithm on paper using the directions of adelante (forward), izquierda (left), derecha (right) and atras (behind) and indicating how many times they would use that direction, for example tres adelante (three times forward). Then they had the fun job of testing their algorithm by programming Bee Bot to move around the alphabet mat in the correct order. Students had fun saying Vamos! and pressing Go!


We hope all our visitors enjoyed seeing one of the many ways we are able to incorporate technology purposefully and creatively in class across subjects. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the challenges it created.


– Mr Summerell and Señora Garcia

Gracias! Thanks for a fun Carnaval Week


Las week we had a fantastic time at ACPS showcasing our work in Art, Performing Arts and Spanish.

During Term 1 students were very dedicated and learnt songs, dances or organised displays.

On Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch time many students gathered at the courtyard to watch some performances and then have a dance. It was fantastic to see older students being so helpful and showing real leadership by undertaking some tasks, dancing and playing safely with younger students. Both days were a bit sunny and it was so much fun to dance outside!

Tuesday lunch time concert. It was a perfect day!

On Thursday we had our dress up parade! It was fantastic to see so many creative costumes!


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Teachers brought their best costumes too! Mr Fedoruk is now a Spanish matador.

During session 5, the entire school got together at the Gym to enjoy some samples of the performances students from Red and Blue group have prepared. It was fantastic, all performers were enthusiastic and displayed their best work. students watching the performances also showed their school values by being attentive listeners and encouraging the performers by clapping and cheering. It was a great whole-school event. Thanks to the parents that attended the event.

The displays were colourful and everybody had a positive comment about how the gym looked.

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