Today we played a game with our ‘time dice’ and learnt some key phrases for talking about daily routine.
Me despierto – I wake up at
Me levanto – I get up at
Desayuno – I eat breakfast
Lavo los dientes – I clean my teeth
Como – I eat (e.g. lunch)
Ceno – I eat my evening meal
Me acuesto – I go to bed
The children did a great job of remembering how to tell the time in class today. I am very much looking forward to playing the game that we made to practice telling the time next week.
Here is a telling the time in Spanish tutorial on youtube if you need a reminder between now and then.
Well done to everyone today. Telling the time in Spanish is really tricky. Here are some key phrases.
Es la una – It’s one o’clock
Son las dos – It’s 2 o’clock
y cinco – five past
menos cinco – five to
y media – half past
y cuarto – 1/4 past
Can you work out that the following times are? If so, write your answers in a reply.
1. Es la una y cinco.
2. Son las dos y diez.
3. Son las tres y media.
4. Son las cuatro y cuarto.
5. Son las cinco menos cinco.
6. Son las seis menos diez.
We had a great time today playing the likes and dislikes board game. Likes and dislikes are a bit tricky in Spanish, but everyone was really good at remembering that gusta is for singular words and gustan is for plural words and that we have to put the spanish word for ‘the’ before the word (e.g. Me gustan las manzanas: I like (the) apples).
Which sentences are correct and which are incorrect?
1. Me gustan las manzanas
2. Me gusta los platanos
3. Me gustan el helado
4. No me gustan los gusanos
The children did a great job of remembering some of the things they have learnt in previous classes today by introducing themselves to each other. They also learnt how to answer the question ¿Dónde vives? – Where do you live? Can you match where the following people live to the pictures below?
1. Vivo en Paris, Francia.
2. Vivo en Madrid, España.
3. Vivo en Nueva York, Los Estados Unidos.
4. Vivo en Tokyo, Japón.
The children have learnt how to say their birthdays in Spanish today – mine is ‘el veintisiete de marzo’ (The 27th of March). Notice how the spanish don’t use capital letters for the months of the year and usually just use a number for the date instead of having a small ‘rd’, ‘th’ or ‘st’. The 1st is a bit different as they use the word ‘primero’.
Can you work out what the following special dates would be in Spanish? The first one has been done for you.
1. 25/12 – El veinticinco de diciembre
We also learnt the 10 spanish words related to birthdays. Can you remember what any of them mean? globos, fiesta, tarta, velas, regalos, tarjetas, juegos, vestidos bonitos, sombreros, comida.
Today we practiced numbers up to 31 and learnt how to answer the question ‘¿Cuántos años tienes?’ – How old are you? How old are the people below?
1. Juan – “Tengo nueve años.”
2. Alicia – “Tengo siete años.”
3. Belén – “Tengo ocho años.”
4. Javier – “Tengo diez años.”
5. Gabriela – “Tengo veintidós años.”
Well done for making such wonderful cards today. I loved all the words you came up with that made you think of your dad and the other special people in your lives. Here are some of my favourites:
papá – dad
gracioso – funny
guapo – handsome
gafas – glasses
cariñoso – kind
generoso – generous
listo – clever
fútbol – football
coches – cars
pesca – fishing
What great waiters and waitresses we were in our made up restaurant – Restaurante La Señora! I loved all the great drawings you did of the food that you ordered and well done to those that had a go at making their own menus.
Here are some of the phrases we learnt when ordering things in our restaurant:
¡Oiga, camarero! – Excuse me, waiter!
¡Oiga, camarera! – Excuse me waitress!
La cuenta por favor – The bill please.
Here is a typical Spanish paella recipe. Why not have a go at making one at home.
Today we looked at maps of the UK and Spain, talked about the geographical location of the two countries, identified some of their cites and talked about the weather (el tiempo). Here are the phrases we learnt:
hace sol – it’s sunny
llueve – it rains
hace calor – it’s hot
hace frío – it’s cold
If you want to know what the weather is doing in Spain today, why not have a look at this online weather map of Spain.