Year 5 and Year 6 Spanish classes participated in Bangkok Patana’s Waste Less Week #8 by pledging their One Green Goals. These simple ideas are all integrated into daily life and contribute to a more sustainable world through Rethinking, Refusing, Reducing, Recycling, Repairing and Reusing. Learning how to express these ideas in Spanish, students collaboratively created bilingual posters to raise awareness. They were amazed to discover a few cognates in English and Spanish (words which sound similar, look similar and have similar meanings across two languages), which helped them to better remember the vocabulary words related to this environment-focused lesson.
In order to practise their new sentences, students paired up and played two of their favourite language learning games: Mind Reading and Sentence Stealers. These games help students to build their phonics knowledge and phonological memory, as well as developing fluency in reading aloud. Although this year’s Waste Less Week has ended, Year 5 and Year 6 Spanish students remain aware of their personal responsibility for taking steps toward sustainability. They also understand the importance of taking that initiative each and every day in order to truly make a difference for our planet. Each Year group created a video (below) in Spanish to share what they have learned. Enjoy!