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From lesson plans and songs to activities and intercultural ideas - everything you need to get started teaching Spanish at Key Stage 2.

This pack contains:

  • ¡Es Español! - A flexible scheme with lesson plans, worksheets, and an audio CD - everything you need to start teaching Spanish
  • ¡Vamos a Cantar! - 20 catchy, original songs, specially written to teach core vocabulary and language structures
  • Spanish Festivals and Traditions - integrate intercultural understanding into your Spanish classes with the background information, activity ideas and worksheets in this book
  • 100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom - full of fun, practical suggestions for teaching vocabulary using puppets, flashcards, toys and much more!

!Vamos a Cantar! book and CD set contains 20 easy-to-learn Spanish songs written specifically to help primary school children to learn Spanish. 

The songs introduce and reinforce key vocabulary, such as:

  • Greetings
  • Names and ages
  • Time and days of the week
  • Family and pets
  • Food and drink
  • Classroom items and instructions
  • Weather, months and seasons
  • Countries where Spanish is spoken

Whilst enjoying the songs children will broaden their vocabulary and hone their listening skills and pronunciation.

CD 1 contains all 20 songs sung by Spanish children. CD 2 contains instrumental tracks for the songs. 

The songs in this book are designed for 7-13 year olds.

¡Es Español! is the ideal way to introduce Spanish to primary school pupils. The flexible format means it can be used in school or for Spanish clubs. The book is divided into 18 units. Each unit teaches a grammar point, and introduces related vocabulary. The teacher pages provide easy-to-use lesson plans with learning objectives, key words, activities and extension activities. Over 60 pupil sheets provide practice and reinforcement and can be copied. Written by Kathy Williams and Beatriz Rubio. Published by Brilliant Publications.

All the vocabulary and phrases introduced is modelled on the CD by native Spanish speakers. Listening exercises help to develop children's listening skills. The 7 traditional songs help to reinforce vocabulary.

Clear links are made to other curriculum areas, in particular literacy, numeracy and information technology.

Spanish Festivals and Traditions, KS2 is an invaluable and time-saving resource for Key Stage 2 teachers, providing intercultural ideas for every month of the year. For each festival and tradition, you will find:

  • Background information
  • Key vocabulary
  • Detailed lists of possible teaching activities
  • Photocopiable sheets

Ideas range from making cards and writing poems, to playing games and cooking traditional recipes.

Festivals and traditions range from Las Fallas de San José (The Torches of Saint Joseph) and El día de la Hispanidad (Spanish National Day) to Challenging stereotypes and Comparing buildings and places.

Finally, this book provides detailed plans for holding your own 'Spanish Day' at school to raise the profile of MFL and enthuse both staff and children.

The activities contained in this book are especially designed for KS2 (Years 3-6; 7-11 year olds). If you are a KS3 (Years 7-9; 11-14 year olds) teacher please order the KS3 version which contains more age-appropriate activities.

100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in the Primary Classroom contains 137 fun activities for developing oracy and literacy skills using simple props such as flashcards, puppets and bean bags.

The tried and tested activities in this book can be used to with almost any language. Sue Cave, the author, has chosen these particular ideas due to the enthusiastic responses she has received from young learners and the positive impact the games and activities have had on the learning of another language.

The inherent rationale behind each activity is that it is enjoyable, interactive and allows for as many children as possible at one time to communicate. with activities ranging from 'Clap if true' and 'Draw a monster' to 'Find Mr X' and 'Puppet mind reading', you will never be stuck for ideas. 

More Information
Age Groups 7 - 11 years,
Author Colette Thomson, Kathy Williams, Len Brown, Michelle Williams, Nicolette Hannam, Sue Cave
Product format Teacher resource
Market restriction There are no market restrictions for this book.
ISBN 9780857475039
Pages 330
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