DIDACTIC UNIT: “FAMILY AND MUSIC”

Autoras: Sara Abel Santiago González y Patricia Hernández Hernández

1. JUSTIFICATION

This Didactic Unit is based on the family. It has been designed for first cycle of primary but we can also apply it in the second cycle of primary education by increasing the difficulty of the activities and vocabulary.

We have chosen this theme (“My Family”) to illustrate how important it is for us to know the family structure. It is important for children to talk about their families in both Spanish and English. Further more they like to know how they can call their family members in another language other than their own as is the English.

This Didactic Unit also helps teachers to establish a friendly atmosphere in the classroom in order to create a feeling of respect and cooperation, and to encourage the pupils´ self-esteem.

2. FINAL TASK

Students will learn to name  various members of their family in English.

3. OBJETIVES OF THE DIDACTIC UNIT

- The students will assimilate concerning vocabulary of family members.

- Students acquire a correct pronunciation of words given.

- Classify the members of the family according to age.

- Students will be able to carry out descriptions of drawings, their family members,…

- Students will be able to distinguish a drawing of a description given by others.

- Students will be able to tell a story orally.

4. ACTIVITES

To begin the session we will devote five minutes to listening to a song in English, so that the students are aware that we are going to start our English lesson. During this time the students will take all the material necessary to begin the class. (Strangers like me, Tarzan).

Similarly, at the end of the meeting, we will devote five minutes to tell the children the things they need to make at home and materials that they should bring the following day. After this we take two minutes so that the children can put away the material used during the meeting, at this time they listen to a song (Hakuna Matata, The Lion King).