C22 Spanish Extended Study

C22 students in Admiral and Skipper have almost completed their current “la salud” health and fitness expedition. Last week they were given a challenging task sheet entitled: “comer sano” (“healthy eating”) to complete in Extended Study / at home, and this is due for submission by Thursday 22nd February at the latest. Any students who have misplaced their copy, or who were absent, should see Mr Pearson for another one. As always, C22 are welcome to remain behind in supervised Extended Study sessions to receive help to complete homework tasks.

C22 Grappling with Learning Targets in Spanish

This week our C22 students in both Admiral and Skipper have been grappling with Learning Targets centred on explaining school rules in Spanish, as part of our current school topic. Admiral concluded their session with a question taken from a recent GCSE Spanish reading exam paper on school rules.

Due to the Staff Days C22 students’ Extended Study homework was set today, and is due to be handed in next Tuesday 28th November (Admiral) or Thursday 30th November (Skipper). Students need to study the GCSE-style photo card (copied below left) and answer the four questions in Spanish in as much detail as possible. Click on the photo card for a hyperlink to the original document.

We are also delighted that nearly every student in C22 Admiral and Skipper has registered interest in writing to a Spanish pen-friend, and we will provide further information on this initiative in due course.


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….

C21 Madrid en Mayo

During the first week of the holidays in May 2017 C21 students had the opportunity to visit Madrid, Spain’s stunning capital city. This was the first visit abroad for XP, and had a focus on Spanish and the Arts.

On their return Students took part in a Celebration of Learning. During this evening students described and explained the journals they had worked on while they were in Madrid. Parents were encouraged to buy their refreshments using the Spanish language, helped by posters and, of course, students.

Students then went on to simply analyse their favourite piece of Art, and talk about the Spanish that they used. This part of the Celebration was completely in Spanish, an opportunity to show off their refined accents.

Below are Azriel, Alex and Zara speaking on the evening and a collection of all the student speeches from the evening with their translation into English.

To find out more about this expedition click here.

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Madrid C21 Celebration of Learning

Dear Parents

The date for the Madrid CoL will be Tuesday 4th July, 5.30 until approximately 6.30. This will be an opportunity for your son or daughter to explain their journal work they completed on the visit, including Art and Spanish.

Part of the evening will be in Spanish, and we encourage you to have a go at ordering your refreshments in Spanish too!

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Nicola Sprakes

Final day in Madrid

Students have spent their final afternoon in Madrid at the Reina Sofia Art Gallery where they have seen the world famous ‘Guernica’ by Pablo Picasso. A stroll through the streets of Madrid has taken them to a farewell meal to Madrid at the Hard Rock Cafe. What a life!