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Some of Spanish the lessons delivered in the class.

Spanish Halloween song

How to give a Spanish lesson on Halloween.

October is the month for celebrating Halloween. This year the 31st October falls on Thursday and depends the area where you live the schools are open.

This is great if you have got class that day so you could have a special Halloween Spanish lesson.

However do not hesitate in do some of these activities during the rest of the week. This will break the routine and makes the vocabulary they learn relevant, which helps them to remember it more easily. You can teach some new Spanish words like calabaza, escoba, sombrero, araña, bruja, etc and some others.

Prepare your activities as much as you can. You can prepare puzzles for them to make or some cross words with the new Spanish words. I have just attached a very easy Spanish activity that you can print and use at any time during your Spanish lesson.

Take with you some Spanish flash cards with the relevant vocabulary. You can make it as easy or difficult you want depending the age and abilities of your groups.

If you have got little ones I am going to post here a song you can practise with them. They love it and the perfectly know it in English. La araña pequeñita The eensyweensy spider.

La araña pequeñita

Subió, subió, subió.

Vino la lluvia

Y se la llevó.

Salió el sol

Y todo lo secó,

Y la araña pequeñita

Subió, subió, subió.

Finally you could also decide to celebrate Bonfire night with fireworks oriented activities. You can explain that in Spain we have got a similar celebration called San Juán on the 24th of June. However for the little ones don´t waste much time here and do a funny game like the one I am now going to explain to you. You could hold different coloured straws, strings or even pencils.

Choose a colour and write its name on a piece of paper. Put it in your pocket. Each child in turn will push down one of the straws, strings or pencils while naming its colour. When one of the children has pushed down the chosen colour, you open your hand wide open while shouting P a t a p o o m and dropping all the remaining colours.

Important! Try to don´t lose the control in your class as you know children are getting over excited very quickly. Check that it was the right answer on the piece of paper. The child who guessed the right colour can take your place and you can play several times. Good game to revise the colours with the little ones.

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Spanish Lesson – Key stage 1

If you are a new Spanish teacher or perhaps you are a Spanish teacher with new children in your class or you are just a curricular MFL (modern foreign language) teacher you can try these ideas in your first lesson at the beginning of the term.

Greet all the children as they arrive, encouraging them to repeat the greeting to you.

My usual greetings to the little ones are:

“¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?” they must reply “Muy bien”

BUENOS DÍAS or BUENAS TARDES

However if you have got a big group or in curricular time don´t waste all your time doing this. You will have children sleeping in your desk or on the floor.

You can use your puppet. Mine is call “PERRITO” is quite friendly and children like to use it and you can choose a brave boy or girl. Let them greet each other for a few minutes.

Depends of your group you can do a bit more:

My groups they don´t repeat the same questions all the time. I like to challenge my children, even new children, anybody can play with “PERRITO” little doggy means in Spanish.

Some other questions they can practice and you can adapt in your group:

  • ¿Cómo te llamas? Me llamo ….
  • ¿Cuántos años tines? Tengo …
  • ¿Dónde vives?  vivo en …
  • ¿Te gusta el/la …? Sí, me gusta.

In your first lessons you can check the numbers, you can play a colour game if you got some space in your class.

Children love to count and you can play several games with soft balls passing the ball and counting.

You can play a song about the numbers or you can play a song about the colours.

You can read and story in Spanish to the children, prepare well the story if you want to link that one already with your term topic.

Remember children they should hear in your class as much Spanish as they can and they should be able to practice as much as they can. It is difficult and you must balance really well the class in order to achieve this. Ideally for some people will be all the class in Spanish, some other people the thing at early stage it is really hard. Personally I do all my best so they children understand what is going on in the class and try to use the Spanish as much as I can and make them use it as well.

Those are some of our tips for your first lessons and we hope it helps you to break the ice with the children your first week.

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Spanish is one of the languages we speak in our school as a Modern Foreign Language

If you liked our last blog and you manage to do that lessons with your group during the day perhaps you will like to try this other one that it works as well as the last one.

 Idiomas que hablamos / Languages we speak

Starter:

 

  • Usual greetings to the children. ¿Qué tal? (How are you?)

 

Main Spanish activities:

 

  • Practise greeting in pairs.
  • Listen to a song. (note:2) Children will practise greetings and they will try to identify the words. Children put the words of the song in the correct order.
  • Sing a song to consolidate greetings and play a game with the song In 4 groups.
  • They show the answers every time we stop the song.
  • Revise ¿Qué tal? Muy bien. ¿Y tú? Introduce an alternative answer – Mal (Not well) or regular (ok)– by showing your thumbs down or drawing a sad face on the board. Invite children to give different answers to the class.
  • Reinforce ¡Buenos días! (Good morning!) ¡Buenas tardes! (Good afternoon!) and ¡Buenas noches!.

 

Final Activities:

 

  • We all sang the song at the end of the class.
  • At the end of the session, wave goodbye and say ¡Adiós!

 

(note:2)

 

There are a lot of different providers supplying Spanish songs. Select the one you like most for greetings. Cut the words in order to make a puzzle and to prepare the game. Make it big. Alternatively you could make the children to write down the words in a big paper. Then you cut the words and play. You could make as many teams as you like. Maybe as many as the tables groups. If it is the case every table group could copy the words. Now we cut the words in say five, six or seven pieces. You decided. Important Note: Maybe you prefer to have this ready to safe time. If that was the case remember the children are not aware at all about that new song. Don’t make the cuts to difficult.

 

In this lesson children should learn:

 

  • To listen attentively and understand everyday classroom language.
  • To respond to easy greetings and to be able to greet others as well.

 

The objectives of this lesson are:

 

  • Respond to and say ¡Buenos días, Buenas tardes, buenas noches! ¡Hola! and ¡Adiós! ¿Qué tal? And ¿Cómo estás? Muy bien, muy mal…
  • Listen and try to write correct sounds.

 

Spanish is one of the languages that we speak

You can try to do this lesson in your curricular class.

Idiomas que hablamos / Languages we speak

Starter:

  • Ask the children if they speak some other languages. Tell the class about languages that you speak or have contact with.

Main Spanish activities:

 

  • Ask children if they know whereabouts we speak Spanish. Show the map to them. Ask if they have been on holiday to any of those places. Make a list on the interactive board or whiteboard.
  • Introduce ¡Buenos días! (Good morning!) and ¡Hola! (Hello! or Hi!) as you shake children’s hands around the room.
  • We played a game in two groups. Words practised were (Buenos dias, buenas tardes, buenas noches, niño y niña). This was achieved by a visual and co-ordination game. (note:1)
  • Encourage children to go around the room greeting others.
  • We practise the question ¿Qué tal? (How are you?) and hold up your thumb to illustrate the reply Muy Bien.

 

Final Spanish Activities:

 

  • At the end of the session, wave goodbye and say ¡Adiós!

 

(note:1)

You must cut the pictures provided for this activity. You put the children in two teams. Then you call out the first two children from each team. You could use two chairs or two tables where you put all the cards. You say a word or sentence “buenos dias”. Children should pick up the correct card. As soon as they can. If the child is right take the card and put it away from the rest. If is wrong the card stays in the same place. The winner team will be that one with no cards left.

 

In this lesson children should learn:

 

  • To listen attentively and understand everyday classroom language.
  • To learn about the different languages spoken by children in the class.
  • To locate the country/countries where the language is spoken.
  • To recognise that many languages are spoken in the UK and across the world.
  • To practise new language with a friend in and outside the classroom.

The  objectives of this lesson are:

 

  • Understand that English is spoken in countries other than the UK
  • Understand that Spanish is a language spoken in Spain and elsewhere.
  • Respond to and say ¡Buenos días, Buenas tardes, buenas noches! ¡Hola!and ¡Adiós! ¿Qué tal? Muy bien.

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