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Here are some games that you can play to practise your Spanish vocabulary.  See if you can beat the computer at noughts and crosses!  Visit the educandy website and type in one of the codes below.

Summer 2

At the Seaside


Today we tried to sequence the story, before listening to it.  Then, we listened carefully to check it was in the right order.




Today, we thought about items we might take to the beach.  We played a game to see how many in the list we could remember.





This week, we watched a story about the Alien family visiting the beach.  We tried to spot the verb in each sentence.





Summer 1

At the Market


This week we learnt how to express the weight of items.




Today we looked at the currency that is used in Spain - the Euro.


We learnt how to ask how much something costs.




Today we practised a short role play, to buy fruit and vegetables at the market.  We practised buying different items.


Quisiera un melón por favor. I would like a melon please.

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This week, we practised the names of some fruit that we already know.



Then, we learnt the names of some vegetables, and practised them during Quiz Quiz Trade.


Spring 2

La Ropa - Clothes



This week, we put together all the work we have done on Clothes and Weather, and wrote some sentences about the clothes we would wear in different kinds of weather.  We used a sentence builder to help us.




This week, we have been learning the names of clothes.  We put the clothes into 2 groups - singular and plural items.


We looked at the verb llevar (to wear), and the 2 parts we needed for our question and answer.

Then, we looked closely at the articles (the words and the) that we use to describe clothes with.




İLas cartas han llegado!  The letters have arrived!

We were very excited today to receive the first replies from our Spanish penpals in Villanueva de Perales, a town in Madrid.







We now know the name of each pen pal, some information about their family and their pets.   Here are their letters.




This week, we have started to learn a rap containing the Spanish weather phrases.

El tiempo - The Weather

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What's the weather like?





To express the weather, we practised three different phrases.  We matched the pictures to the phrases.



Today, we tried to make sense of a short Spanish text about the Mardi Gras Carnival.  




We used cognates and near cognates to help us, together with our knowledge of the carnival.



Spring 1


Today we looked at the verb ir (to go) in more detail.


We practised making sentences using different parts of the verb.




Today we learnt how to say that we are going to different places in the city.  

                                                                                           I'm going  to the museum.



The pattern stays the same if you are going to a masculine place.



If you are going to a place that is feminine, you don't need the contraction al.



Today, we looked back at some grammar points in Spanish.


Then, we learnt something about the word this.

We practised using the word this with the parts of the city we have been learning about.



Describing where places are

Today we looked at a simple map of places in the town, and practised describing where they are in relation to each other.


When using these prepositions with a masculine noun, this happens.





Cognates in the City

Today we started to learn the names of some places in the city.  Many of their names are similar or the same as our English words (cognates/near cognates), but their pronunciation is very different.





We used the bilingual dictionary to  find the names of other places and attractions in the city.

Using the bilingual dictionary



La Nochevieja - New Year's Eve




Today we learnt about the tradition that takes place on New Year's Eve in Spain.


Autumn 2



This week, we have given reasons for our preferences in extended sentences, using the word porque (because).  We used a sentence builder to help us put all the parts we have learnt about this term together.




Me encanta el deporte porque es divertido. (I love sport because it's fun.)

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Odio historia porque es aburrida. (I hate history because it's boring.)

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Today we had to identify the preference phrases we learnt last week, by looking at the initial letters.


This week, we learnt how to describe school subjects with adjectives.


We practised making the adjectives agree  with the noun (school subject) it describes.



Spanish Penpals

This week we have written our first letters to our Spanish penpals at a school in Madrid.  We are very excited to receive our replies!



This week we have learnt how to express an opinion about the different school subjects.


Some of the phrases have endings that change when they are describing a plural subject.





This week, we learnt how to say what day and time we have certain subjects in school.





This week, we learnt how to pronounce the school subjects.




We learnt a new question and answer.








This week, we had to deduce what our new topic is.  This was easy as there were so many similar words (cognates) to English ones. 

Then we had to figure out a way of sorting all the new words.









Today, we made our own  verse up for the Jungle rhyme poem.



Autumn 1


This week, we used the adjectives we found in the dictionary last week to write sentences about our jungle animals.


Then we practised reading a rhyme, 'Walking in the jungle.'






This week, we used the bilingual dictionaries to find alternative adjectives to describe our jungle animals with.





Today, we tried to remember the jungle animal names that we learnt last week by matching pictures to names.







We sorted the animals into masculine and feminine nouns.


Then we looked at the different words used for 'a' and 'the' in Spanish.


Finally, we described each animal with a colour.  The colour must come after the noun, and some colours have endings that change, depending on whether they are describing a masculine or feminine noun.



Today, we did a listening quiz about the numbers and times we have been learning.


Then we started our new topic about jungle animals.

Before we looked at their names written down, we practised saying them.


Un león - a lion

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un tigre - a tiger

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un loro (parrot), un elefante (elephant)

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una jirafa (giraffe), una cebra (zebra)

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un mono (monkey), una araña (spider), una serpiente (snake)

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Before seeing them, we tried  to spell each name, using what we know about Spanish sounds and spellings.  Some we got right, and with others we were really close!



This week we have been learning how to tell the time at half past the hour in Spanish.  First we looked back at what we learnt in Year 4 about telling the time on the hour.









¿Qué hora es? What time is it?

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Welcome back! It's been lovely to hear how some of you have used your Spanish over the holidays - not just in Spain, but in other countries such as Mexico.


This week, we learnt how to count in multiples of 10 up to 100.

We practised, using the rap below.


¿Sabes contar por decenas?

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