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!
Well done to all of you that had a go at making some crosswords about forms of transport in Spanish. Here is my spanish transport crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English.
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.
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.
Can you work out what the following mean? The first one’s been done for you.
- pelo rubio – blonde hair
- pelo castaño
- pelo pelirrojo
- pelo negro
- pelo gris
- pelo blanco
- ojos azules
- ojos verdes
- ojos marrones
- ojos de color avellana
If you can’t remember, why not look up the words in a dictionary like this one – http://www.spanishdict.com
I look forward to reading your replies!
It’s great to see so many children that have done Spanish Club before have decided to sign up again after Easter. It’s also great to see some new members!
¡BIENVENIDOS A ERIN S, THOMAS Y MILLY!