Fern Hill Primary - Spanish - Progress Report
FERN HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
TEACHER: Carmen López-Martín
WINTER TERM 2020
Learning a language is a lifelong commitment.
Our aim is to ensure children understand and learn to love the Spanish language and to gain good listening and
speaking skills. We use lively role play, games, bingos, songs and activities to make the Spanish culture both
enjoyable and memorable.
It is a pleasure to teach your children and I hope they enjoy it as much as we do. If you have specific questions,
please see me after the club or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPICS COVERED THIS TERM
We started this term by learning about the Epiphany, in Spain on the 6 TH of January children wait for the Three
Wise Men, “Los Reyes Magos”, to bring their presents. They come the night before to every city and village in
Spain in parades call “Cabalgatas” and through sweets, “caramelos”, at the children lining the streets. There is
an old saying that naughty children would get coal “carbón” instead of presents, but these days you can buy a
sweet that looks like “carbón” in the shops, it is very popular now. I got some for the children to try in different
colors, so we can practice them.
We have been learning and practicing “ los saludos”: how to introduce ourselves in Spanish : Hello, How are
you? Well, bad, ok. “Hola! ¿Cómo estás? ¿Qué tal? Bien, mal, regular”
What’s your name? My name is… “¿Cómo té llamas? Me llamo… ” I am ….. years old. “Tengo …. años. “
We sang: Hola Amigos! Pg 2
Also using: Thank you, please, boys, girls and goodbye. “Gracias, por favor, niños, niñas y adiós.
We are still reviewing and learning the colours: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, brown, white and
black. “rojo, amarillo, azul, verde, naranja, morado, marrón, blanco y negro.”
We have been learning the numbers from 1-15.
We learnt the name of wild animals: “Los animales salvajes”; Elephant, giraffe, zebra, monkey, crocodile,
snake, tiger, lion and butterfly. “El elefante, la jirafa, la cebra, el mono, el cocodrilo, la serpiente, el tigre, el
león y la mariposa”. We learnt more animals in the older group: Rhinoceros, leopard, hippopotamus, camel,
kangaroo. “EL rinoceronte, el leopardo, el hipopótamo, el camello, el canguro.
We did actions pretending to be the animals and the children had to guess it and say it in Spanish.
We learnt the parts of the face: hair, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. “La cara, el pelo, los ojos, las orejas, la boca y
Also sang: Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Spanish, learning the words: “cabeza, hombros, piernas, pies”
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER
After half-term we will learn the weather "El tiempo" and Seasons " Las estaciones". We will talk about the
Carnival in Spain “el Carnaval” and Mother’s day “el Día de la Madre”.
ALL TERM DATES, REPORTS AND PRESENTATION DATES ARE ON THE WEBSITE www.childrensclubs.com. Please
remember that we expect half a term’s notice if you are not continuing.
We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your journey in Spanish.