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(Autumn 2021)

Year 3 


Today we learnt how to say hello at different times of the day.

This afternoon we learnt how to say some farewell phrases in Spanish.

  ¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?)

Today we learned how to say our names, and ask somebody else theirs.  We looked at some typical Spanish names and learned how to pronounce them.

We sang a song to help us to remember the question and answer.

¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name)

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The person who catches the bean bag says, 'My name is...' in Spanish.

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We looked at the key sounds in the Spanish phrase My name is...  and tried to write it from memory.

¿Cómo estás?

Today we learned how to ask somebody how they are feeling, together with four different replies.  We played Quiz Quiz Trade to practise asking and answering the question.







Then we practised writing the phrases.


Today we learnt how to count up to 10 in Spanish.  We learnt some actions to help us remember the numbers.

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Year 4 

Where do you live?

Today we learnt a new question.




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Year 5

Jungle Animals

Today we listened to the names of some jungle animals and tried to spell them in Spanish before seeing them written down.




Then we looked at the spelling of each jungle animal, noticing how the key sounds are written in Spanish.





Next, we sorted the animals into masculine and feminine nouns.




Today we played Quiz Quiz Trade, to practise the names of the jungle animals in Spanish.  

¿Qué tienes? (What have you got?)

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Tengo un león (I’ve got a lion) Tengo una serpiente (I’ve got a snake)

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Describing jungle animals with colours

Today we looked again at which colours in Spanish have endings that change, depending on whether the noun they are describing is masculine or feminine.  


Describing jungle animals with different adjectives

Today we practised using the bilingual dictionary to find alternative adjectives to describe our animals with.  

Once we had found some different adjectives, we used them in a sentence to describe the animals.

Today we practised reading aloud a rhyme describing jungle animals.  

          Walking through the Jungle


Una jirafa. (A giraffe)

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Un mono. (A monkey)

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Un elefante. (An elephant.)

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Un tigre. (A tiger.)

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Year 6


Today we practised counting up to 100.  We looked for patterns in the numbers to help us to write them down.


This week we sang a rap to help us to count in multiples of 10 in Spanish.


¿Sabes contar por decenas? (Do you know how to count in 10s?)

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Today we counted in multiples of 100 up to 1,000.

We discovered that multiples of 100 have endings that change to match the masculine or feminine noun they describe.


¿Cómo estás?   (How are you?

This week we learnt some new phrases to express how we are feeling in more detail.  


At long last we played one of our favourite games, Quiz Quiz Trade to help us practise the phrases.

¿Cómo estás? (How are you?) Quiz Quiz Trade

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Tengo miedo (I'm frightened) Tengo calor (I'm hot)

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Tengo calor (I'm hot) Tengo miedo (I'm frightened)

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Tener (to have)

Now we are learning to say how other people are feeling, by conjugating the verb tener.

We tried to memorise the paradigm (pattern) in 3 different stages. 

First we copied it and practised reading it aloud.  


Then we filled in the 6 boxes for each person in the right order, with the help of the  words around the edge.

Finally, we tried to fill in each box with no help at all.


Then we practised using each part of the verb in different sentences to describe how other people are feeling.  


Estar - to be

Today we investigated another Spanish verb - estar.  We tried to put all the different parts of the verb in the correct order, before looking at the complete conjugation.  We used clues from the pattern and the endings of the verb tener  that we have already met.










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Year 5 – Parts of the face

Las partes de la cara



This term we are learning about the parts of the face.  We practised them by playing the game Simón dice, the Spanish version of Simon Says.  We drew and labelled the main parts of the face.


Then we learnt how to describe the parts of alien faces with colours.  We had to think about whether the parts were masculine, feminine, singular or plural, and make the endings of the colours agree.



We described one of the aliens to a partner, who had to identify which number alien it was.  Then we wrote our descriptions.



Finally, we had to listen carefully to the description of an alien in Spanish, and draw and colour it correctly, before seeing the written description.



Describing our hair and eyes


We learnt some different adjectives to describe our hair, and joined two together to make the description more detailed.


We practised describing our hair and eyes with a partner.




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Year 4

Cities in Spain

Today we looked at the cities in Spain and talked about some of their features.



Today we practised our key questions


We learnt a different way of asking and saying how we feel.

We practised some different instructions

Baila (dance), camina (walk)

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Baila (dance), salta (jump), camina (walk), duerme (sleep)

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Baila (dance), salta (jump), corre (run), duerme (sleep)

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