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  ¡Hola Year 5!   2021-22

Welcome  to your year 5 Spanish class page.  

Year 5 is quite special as we get to 'spend it in South America'! I will be setting South American topics for you to research as well as South American stories and songs. 


My Year 5 Spanish certificate for Autumn 1 is going to:

................. I will choose someone who is happy to have a go with their Spanish and for class participation smiley 

Remember, Little and often will help you to learn Spanish 


¡Hola! Autumn 1/Otoño 1     16th September/16 de septiembre

Lesson 1: Giving thanks - Doy Gracias por...

You made some lovely Spanish books about giving thanks for things in our lives. A good way to start our Year 5 Español¡Muy bien!

I am posting a clip from Spanish Playground - I ran out of time to show it to you! Watch it and see what Pamela gives thanks for... Tell me in Spanish on Thursday. I am also posting the Spanish 'alfabeto' song for you to practise. 

Next week I will be introducing you to South America/America del sud.

Exciting!/ ¡muy emocionante! heart

Year 5 Spanish 2020-2021

Summer 2/  Verano 2 (2021)

¡Adiós Year 5! (jueves, 8 de julio)

Well it felt like we did a lot of fantastic Spanish this afternoon! Some great singing and speaking in Spanish. We can now say our names, age, birthday, talk about pets, describe our hair and eyes and , a recent addition, talk about some hobbies in Spanish. ¡excelente year 5! We also read the story of Silly Billy by Anthony Browne, in English, and then listened to it in Spanish, Ramón Preocupón. To finish our lesson, we made our own 'Worry Dolls' or 'Quitapesares' along with a colourful bag to put them in. Busy, busy!

Have a lovely Summer break Year 5 and I will see you in Year 6 where we will be returning to Spain and later on in the year learning some French.

¡Hasta la vista! See you soon  smiley


Yaw Yaw Puka Polleracha - A Song in Quechua

This is a children's song in Quechua (the Native language of the Incas) from Peru.

¡Hola! (jueves, 8 de julio)

Guatemala/Talking about ourselves in Spanish(including hobbies):

For our last lesson we will be practising our Spanish speaking. We can say quite a lot now that we have learnt some hobbies in Spanish!. We will also be reading a famous story by Anthony Browne called Ramón Preocupón. The name is completely different to the English title, I wonder if you can work it out before tomorrow's lesson?... It is based in Latin America and it is about a little boy who has nightmares. His abuela/grandma gives him something to help keep the nightmares away. Can you guess what they are? ¡Adivine!

LUNA CANSADA - A song about 'la Luna' from the Argentinian group CANTICUÉNTICOS.

One of my hobbies is 'Escucho musica' I love listening to music, especially South American music. This is very lovely and soothing. Enjoy. Then have a go at some of the activities that follow.

Hobbies in Spanish | Beginner Spanish Lessons for Children

In this Hobbies in Spanish vocabulary lesson you will learn 10 Spanish sentences for different hobbies people do. Watch out! They use 'miro' instead of 'veo' (I watch) Both are fine. Many of the sentences are relevant to the phrases we learnt today.

¡Hola! (jueves, 24 de junio)

Los Pasatiempos/Hobbies: We're going to learn how to talk and write about our hobbies.

Click on the Linguafun link for extra sports activities.

Somos como las flores

This is a great song. It tells us that we are all like flowers growing in a garden and that we need sun and rain to grow (I would say that we need more SUN at the moment!) We will be learning how to sing it over the next few weeks.

¡Hola! (jueves, 10 de junio)

Welcome back to Spanish year 5. Today we will be: Practising our Spanish speaking and including our new descriptions, Making a flower garden about ourselves and having a go at describing some other famous people we have met recently. In order to do that we need to learn our numbers up to 100! I wonder who these people are...?

Summer 1/  Verano 1 (2021)


The Sound Of Silence by Wuauquikuna | Panflute | Toyos |

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands

The laboratory for the study of the origins of life. See the amazing creatures Darwin first saw in 1835 -- giant tortoises, sea turtles, flightless cormorant...

Challenge and extension work for Spanish Descriptions:

Charles Darwin: Look at the picture pdf of Charles Darwin. He is sitting on a rock in the Galapagos Islands (las Islas Encantadas - can you remember what this name means in English?) What are the names of the animals that are in the picture? What do you know about these animals? Do you know the name of his ship, in the background? See if you can find these things out :) Draw your own picture of Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands (make it colourful, you could use watercolours) Write a description of him in Spanish. 

Ecuador Music Nuca Llacta

Song is Nuca Llacta, from Viento de los Andes. Traditional Ecuadorian music. Photo is of Vicuna and Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador,

¡Hola! jueves el 6 de mayo/Thursday, 6th May

Lesson 1/Topic: Description of hair and a visit to Ecuador

Today we visited Ecuador and looked at Pre-Columbian pottery. We also had a go at making our own pottery out of clay. I was very impressed! You produced some very  authentic examples of Pre-Columbian potterysmiley We also continued with our descriptions topic focusing on describing our hair (Eyes next lesson). Here are the clips and PowerPoint I promised so you can practise some more at home. ¡Disfrute! Have fun and see you on the 20th of May.

Spring 2/  Primavera 2 (2021)

10 lugares increibles de Colombia

Lots of interesting places to visit here! See if you can work out the Spanish and link them to the places on this short clip :) Un río de cinco colores, un mar de siete colores, un valle de palmeras gigantes, una catedral subterránea de sal, una ciudad perdida en la jungla, saltos de ...

¡Felices Pascuas!  Happy Easter

jueves el 25 de marzo: Today we will be visiting Colombia, the next stop on our journey round South America. This is a very colourful country with lots of interesting things to find out: food, people, topography, music. We will be looking at the following links in class today and finding out about Easter celebrations in Spain. We'll continue our topic on descriptions after the holidays. 

Bolivia Music and Images

This week and next week we are visiting Bolivia! This is beautiful Andean music and shows you some images from Bolivia. You can research Lake Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world) Look at the capital city La Paz - very high at 11,942 thousand feet above sea level (3,640 metres)! It is the highest capital city in the world. Or study some of the animals that live here in the Andes, such as the Condor and in the Amazon, such as the Jaguar. Enjoy the music and the landscape :)

Lessons 6 and 7: (25 de febrero y 4 de marzo)  

Topic: Describing your hair and your eyes: 

Learning Objective: 

  • We will be learning how to describe our hair in lessons 6 and 7 using a clip from Lightbulb languages (see resources for weeks 6 and 7)
  • Describing singular parts of the head.

Grammar: 1 Singular nouns 2 the definite article: The - el, la, los, las the verb 'tener' (to have)


Linguafun: Have a go at learning the ver 'tener' (to have). Go to Grammar, number 44. Select

'intro to verbs' choose TENER: yo tengo (I have), tu tienes (you have)él, ella tiene (he, she, it has) nosotros tenemos (we have) vosotros tenéis (you 'plural' have), ellos, ellas tienen (they have). Then select 'practice verbs' and choose TENER

This is a very 'irregular' verb. It does not follow an easy pattern. But it is one of the most useful verbs in Spanish. We have been using it since year 3! I will include a 'silly' song to help you learn it :) You know me!


Resources for weeks 6 and 7

South America: I hope you enjoyed visiting Argentina! This week I would like you to scroll down to Bolivia. Click on the fact file link for Bolivia and see what you can find out. Have fun! I'm loving some of the wonderful projects that are already being presented to me. I have learnt a few new things toowink

Weeks 8 and 9 we will be learning how to describe our eyes and visiting Chile

Spring 1/  Primavera 1 (2021)


CANTICUENTICOS "Quiero para mí" (huayno)

We're looking at Argentina this week. Listen to this lovely song 'quiero para mi' Lit trans: I want for me. Here the children wish for; a colourful ball, a bike, a nice beach to go to.... While out cycling, they happen upon a circus and learn how to do some circus tricks. What would you like, what are your wishes.....?

Lesson 5  Saying what your nationality is - I am English, I am Spanish 

soy inglés, soy inglesa/ soy español soy española 

Grammar:  Feminine, Masculine nationalities / The verb SER   (to be )

soy (I am), es (he, she is)

The Oak National Academy:  Watch the clip from 12 minutes: Así soy yo  Introducing and describing yourself in Spanish: You can listen from the beginning if you wish. It will be good revision to 'introducing yourself' in Spanish. This clip will teach you how to say your nationality and about the flags of different countries.


Linguafun: Have a go at learning the ver SER (to be). Go to Grammar, number 44. Select

'intro to verbs' choose SER: yo soy (I am), tu eres (you are)él, ella es (he, she, it is)

nosotros somos (we are) vosotros sois (you 'plural' are), ellos, ellas son (they are). Then select 'practice verbs' and choose SER

There are two verbs in Spanish that mean 'to be'. You will meet the next one in year 6. It is good practice and useful to learn how to 'conjugate' verbs - remembering them in a set way.  SER is an irregular verb and so each 'conjugation' has to be remembered separately.


Information on South America and its flags: look at the power point, look at the flags for each country. Make the mini book and colour in the flags - For those who can't remember how to make this, I will post a video explaining how to make them :)


Resources for week 5


South America: This week I would like you to scroll down to our first country, Argentina. Click on the fact file link for Argentina and see what you can find out. I will be asking you to choose your favourite South American country during the summer term to do a more in-depth project on, after we have 'explored' each country a bit more.

CANTICUENTICOS "Bate con la cucharita"

This Argentinian group will get you dancing, a nice warm up on a cold day! They are making a very odd soup, can you work out what is going in?!

Lessons 3 and 4: Telling the time in Spanish - a quarter to (menos cuarto) and a quarter past ( y cuarto)

Linguafun: Do all of the green activities to practise the above. When you have finished have a go at the end of unit quiz. 

Worksheets: Have a go if you have time. There is also a pairs game. Again, don't worry if you can't print - draw the clocks and you can email me a picture if you wish.

Extra Spanish: Lightbulb Language lesson on time: Click on the link and scroll down to number 51saying the time on the quarter of an hour. Watch the clip and if you want something extra to do, have a go at the activities next to it (I'll include the worksheet but it is extra!)

South America: a general look at South America. Go to the following link. In a few weeks you can have a look at individual countries. Have a go at the quiz.

Un Dos Tres Que Hora Es?

A song to teach the time in Spanish. The lyrics can be found on slide 3 of your lesson pdf.

Video links from lessons 1 and 2

Extra Spanish: If you have time left at the end of your Spanish, or if you want an extra challenge have a go at the following:

1 Year 5 Spanish workbook (By Rachel Hawkes): If this is too hard, look at the year 4 workbook. If you have already completed the year 5 workbook then look at the year 6 workbook!  

This WB starts with Spanish pronunciation practice (you'll recognize it!), number practice and then learning the time in Spanish. 

2 Oak National Academy, Year 7 Spanish, Unit 1: For those of you who would like to stretch their Spanish.

Autumn 2/Otoño 2

¡Hola!  Semana 12, 4 de diciembre

I hope you enjoyed your Spanish Christmas lesson yesterdaysmiley This was our last lesson of the term. Your task now is to sing the Spanish Christmas carols /Villancicos that we sung yesterday and I am posting on my main page. Access Linguafun and the Christmas activities for Feliz Navidad 52. I will post some holiday activities during the last week of term.

Extra Go back to previous weeks and complete any unfinished- work for the beginning of the new Spring term.

¡Feliz Navidad Year 5! See you next year!

¡Hola!  Semana 11, 27 de noviembre

This week we are continuing with the topic of the body 'mi cuerpo'.  We're adding on more vocabulary. Log on to Linguafun and go to no 28 'el cuerpo'. I would like you to do part 1 and part 2 (I will be checking next week with a quick test!) and play the activities that go with them. 

Extra: Click on the pdf 'el monstruo de la laguna' This is about a South American monster that likes to dance the Cumbia! (don't worry, he's friendly) Listen to which parts of the body are mentioned?   

Next week you will be designing and labeling your own 'monstruo'

 ¡hasta la vista! See you next week for a longer lesson smiley

¡Hola!  Semana 10, 20 de noviembre

I am sorry you did not have your Spanish this week year 5. We were going to start the topic of the body 'mi cuerpo'.  You're going to learn 8 parts of the body and sing a famous song. I wonder what it is ......? smiley Watch the following clip, practice the 'body' words and sing the song. Extra challenge: write the words down and say whether they are masculine or feminine nouns, singular or plural nouns.

Interesting fact and research: The Incas lived in the Andes in South America over 500 years ago. What did they prize the most, in fact considered more valuable than gold or silver and why do you think this is? ..... hint: it has become a key ingredient in European cooking!

 ¡hasta la vista! See you next week.

Spanish 10: saying parts of the body

Enabling children to say 8 parts of the body in Spanish and to sing a song.

¡Hola!  Semana 9, 13 de noviembre

I hope you all enjoyed the code breaking lesson yesterday. See if you can find out more information about Bletchley House, the Enigma machine and Colossus (the giant computer). I am posting the Spanish alphabet and the song that goes with it for you to practice at home. You can also practice the alphabet on Linguafun. Why not have a go at inventing codes for your own Spanish words. Bring them to Spanish next week :)

¡Hola y bienvenidos! (Week/Semana 8,  5 de noviembre) 

This week, year 5 have started the second half of Autumn term by learning about the Hispanic festival for 'Día de los muertos' (Day of the dead). It takes place on All Saints (1st November) and All Souls (2nd November). We looked at the tradition of making an ofrenda (an altar to remember loved ones) and decorating it with their favourite foods, drinks, photos, flowers, candles. I am posting a video story about a family getting ready for this special day and a couple of extra craft activities for pupils to do at home. From next week we will be watching the film 'Coco' (in Spanish with English subtitles smiley) and starting our topic on the family.

Story about the Day of the Dead. A family is busy getting ready and preparing food for this celebration.

Autumn 1/Otoño 1

Hola (Week/Semana 7/ 22 de octubre)  This week we have been revising lots of Spanish grammar by looking at Pablo Picasso and his pets! We have revised: masculine and feminine nouns, adjectives and adjectival agreement, sentence order. For more practice please go to Linguafun: No 6 Mis animales /activities 11 and 12. You can do the other activities if you want or need more practice with pets.

Have a lovely half term holiday year 5. Check out the autumn activities on the main page :)

¡Hola! (week/semana 6 -15 de octubre)

This week year 5 and year 6 are revising our Spanish colours and looking at the life and artwork of the Catalan artist, Joan Miró. Why not have a go. Please visit the year 6 Spanish class page and watch the clips from Lightbulb languages to revise your colours and the short animated clip that brings Joan Miró's artwork to life. Enjoy :)

1 Spanish revision video clips  (2020)

Revision Spanish 1: saying hello and saying how you feel

First in a series for primary school children, to enable them to say hello in Spanish and to ask how someone is feeling and say how they are feeling.

Revision Spanish 2: saying what your name is and asking others their name

Latest in a series for primary school children, to enable them to say what their name is in Spanish and to ask someone else their name.

Revision Spanish 3: saying goodbye

Enabling children to say goodbye in Spanish and to take part in a short conversation.

Spanish 18: saying your age

Enabling children say their age in Spanish, using the numbers up to 15

Spanish 24: saying 9 pets, their names and ages

Enabling children to say 9 pets in Spanish, to say if the words are masculine or feminine, and to say the pets' names and ages.

Fun song about pets! ¿Qué Mascota Tienes Tú?

Spanish teaching song for learning about different pets and use of the verb Tener to talk about what pets you have.

Revision Spanish 27: counting up to 39

Enabling children to count from 1 to 39 in Spanish.

Contando del 1 al 20 | Números | PINKFONG Canciones Infantiles

A different song to practise your numbers up to 20! Frijolitos are small beans or jelly beans.


Year 5 Lockdown Spanish Summer 2
Year 5 Spanish Summer 1