Category Archives: Ferias y Fiestas

En clase 28/04/14 – La Pascua (Easter)

After reviewing some words and phrases from last term by doing an easter egg hunt, we learnt some new words related to Easter: huevos (eggs), capó (bonnet), flores (flowers), tulipán (tulip), narciso (daffodil), conejos (rabbits), cordero (lamb), polluelos (chicks), cesta (basket), búsqueda (hunt), primavera (spring), domingo (Sunday).

The children then learnt about Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Spain and on played a great game of dictionary to practice what they had learnt in class today.

pasos semana santaProcesiones con pasos (processions with floats)


En Clase 09/12/13 – Navidad

The children did a great job remembering the phrases we learnt last week and could tell me what time they do things on school days. They learnt the word for Christmas Day (Día de Navidad) in Spanish and could also tell me what time they got up and had breakfast on this special day. After that we learnt all about Christmas in Spain (which is quite different!) and did a tricky crossword puzzle to learn some Spanish words related to Christmas.

Christmas Mini-quiz

1. What happens on 6th January in Spain?

2. What is a ‘jota’?

3. Why is the cow important for Spanish people at Christmas?

4. When do the Spanish have their Christmas meal?

Post your answers in a reply.

En Clase 30/09/13 – Hablando de otros

Today we learnt that the endings of verbs change when we are speaking about other people.

Me llamo – I am called changes to Se llama – he/she is called

Tengo – I have changes to Tiene – he/she has

Vivo en – I live in changes to Vive en – he/she lives in

We then heard all about Lucas who comes from Buenos Aires in Argentina and wrote some lovely pieces about our friends and family.

En Clase 29/04/13 – Mi Habitación

The children learnt how to say the words for items in a bedroom. We came up with some great ways to remember what the words mean.

Un armario – A wardrobe (somewhere that knights hang their ‘armour’ when they go to bed and where ‘Mario’ might hide in a game of hide and seek)

Una cama – A bed (If there are lumps in the bed, maybe a ‘camel’ is hiding there)

Una puerta – A door (it sounds like a ‘port’ or ‘portal’)

Una ventana – A window (it provides ‘ventilation’)

Unos estantes – Book shelves (the books ‘stand’ on them)

Una lámpara – A lamp

The children were sent home with a simple task to do over the bank holiday – I hope they enjoyed sticking the labels they made around their rooms.


Semana Santa

Easter in Spain is celebrated during Semana Santa (Holy Week). In 2013 this is between the 24th and the 31st of March. Málaga, Seville, Madrid, Valladolid, Zamora & León hold elaborate processions for Holy Week.

Las Fallas

Las Fallas is a 5-day event leading up to St Joseph’s Day on the 19th of March. It takes place in Valencia. Each neighbourhood traditionally gets together to build giant puppets which are later set on fire. The burning of these puppets is of course accompanied with plenty of street parties throughout the city.

Why not research a festival held in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country and tell us all about it in a reply?

Las FallasLas Fallas

El Día de la Madre (Mother’s Day)

Dia de la madreMother’s Day falls on the 4th Sunday of Lent in the UK. In 2013 it’s on the 10th of March – today!

It’s held on a different day in Spain. Can you remember which day ‘El Día de la Madre’ falls on in Spain?

a) The first Sunday in March.

b) The first Sunday in April.

c) The first Sunday in May.