Las Vacaciones de Verano – Summer Holidays in Spain

Spanish school children tend to finish school a month earlier than in the UK. Most primary schools in Spain finish for the summer holidays around the 20th of June, whilst in England, they don’t finish until around the 20th of July. They also go back to school about a week later with classes starting around the 10th of September!


En Clase 10/03/13 – Felíz Día del Padre

superdadWell 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

En Clase 20/05/13 – En un Restaurante

Spanish_menuWhat 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.

En clase 13/05/13 – El Tiempo

spanish_sunToday 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.

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.


En Clase 22/04/13 – Mi Aspecto

Today we continued to talk about our appearance and learnt the following words about how to describe our hair.

1. largo – long

2. corto – short

3. media melena – medium length

4. rizado – curly

5. liso – straight

Which of these words would you use to describe the following pictures?

medium length hair curly hair Long hair

En Clase 15/04/13 – Mi Aspecto

colourful hairToday we learnt how to describe ourselves talking about the colour of our pelo (hair) and our ojos (eyes).

Can you work out what the following mean? The first one’s been done for you.

  1. pelo rubio – blonde hair
  2. pelo castaño
  3. pelo pelirrojo
  4. pelo negro
  5. pelo gris
  6. pelo blanco
  7. ojos azules
  8. ojos verdes
  9. ojos marrones
  10. ojos de color avellana

If you can’t remember, why not look up the words in a dictionary like this one –

I look forward to reading your replies!