Our students are aware that they will complete an assessment of their knowledge and progress in Spanish next week. They will be asked to write a paragraph about themselves in Spanish, that might include details such as:

  • Their name, age and birthday
  • Subjects that they like and dislike and reason(s) why
  • Food and drink that they consume and/or don’t consume
  • Details about family members such as number of brothers and sisters, names and ages of relatives etc.

To help them to prepare for their assessment they were set reading homework on self and family the week before last, they have been provided with a handout to structure their ideas, and they have received a copy of the slides used in sessions and examples of students’ work (taken from their exercise books) that evidence these learning targets. The handout is also included on these slides that have been e-mailed to our students’ school e-mail addresses.

For those students who have requested and now received a Spanish pen-pal, this paragraph could form the basis of their first letter to their Spanish correspondent.


La nueva tecnología en la clase de español…

We’re pleased that the devices ordered through Freedom Tech to aid teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom have now arrived. For those students and parents who have taken delivery of a device – and find themselves with time on their hands in the next two weeks – you may wish to visit the following websites that use emerging technologies to teach Spanish:

FREE BBC Languages site

FREE Spanish lessons online

Learn Spanish for FREE

FREE Spanish resources




There are many more out there, some are free, and some have Apps for language learning on the go….

All our Y7s have been given the task of researching a Spanish-speaking country and then recording and presenting at least five key facts about their chosen country. These could include:

  • population size
  • unit of currency
  • famous Spanish-speakers born there (e.g Shakira is Cuban)
  • national flag
  • famous national dishes (e.g. Mexico = nachos, enchiladas, fajitas)


Results of research to be brought on the prompt cards (provided) to the next lesson (Admiral = 12/07/17 and Skipper = 13/07/16)

Mr Pearson

Year 7 Extended Study

Research Valentine’s Day in Spain/ Spanish speaking countries, for next Thursday 9th February.


write on paper or share in google doc


bueno suerte

Year 7 Extended Study for Spanish

Extended Study – Research a typical school day in Spain and write down 5 things about it in English, eg. start / finish time, how long for dinner, etc. for next lesson. Can do as a Google Doc and share.

Also think about craftsmanship and quality and look through your book to underline any titles and correct spellings in Spanish.

Answer any questions or tasks in your book

Deadline Thursday 17th November


Year 7 Spanish Extended Study

Both Skipper and Admiral have a task , Admiral for Monday 23rd November, and Skipper for Tues 24th. Each group has to research a typical school day in Spain, and write down 5 facts about it in English, eg. start / finish time of the school, how long they have for lunch. Any problems please see Mrs Sprakes.

Year 7 and 8 Spanish work for Closure Days

Both year groups are asked to access the espanolextra website using the user name xps200 and the password estadio.

Year 7 should click on topics, then the Alphabet section and spend around 30 minutes on those activities, then go to the Numbers section, remind themselves of the numbers 1 – 31 first, then spend 30 minutes on number activities.

Year 8 should also log on, go to the topics menu and click on the Countries section, completing the first activity, then go to the countries and their flags activity. They should then click on the Home Town section and complete the first 3 tasks.