Hispanic Week 2017

This week, pupils at Sebright have been celebrating the Hackney Hispanic Week. Spanish is the official language in 21 countries, the second most spoken language after Mandarin-Chinese, and it is used by more than 400 million people across the world.

The Hispanic week has enabled children in KS1 and KS2 to learn about all the Spanish speaking countries in the world and the enormous cultural diversity of the Hispanic World. Pupils learnt about those countries’ traditions, their food, their geography, their nature, their music and their history.

On Friday we have had an assembly where children could show what they know about the Spanish speaking countries, such as where those countries are, why they speak Spanish, how Spanish spread across the world and what countries have the biggest Spanish speaking population. Pupils also learnt about some of the most famous artists in the Hispanic world: Picasso, Dali, Gaudi, Frida Kahlo, Cervantes and Wilfredo Lam, to name a few.

Each class has been researching into one Spanish speaking country. Pupils have created posters, displays, flags, hats and masks related to their chose country. On Friday, each class visited other classes, using passports and they shared what they had learned about those countries. They had a great time travelling around the world and getting to know the countries where Spanish is spoken!

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