Explore Spain!

¡Buenos días a todos!

¿Cómo estás hoy?

Muchas gracias to Jessica for her lovely clothes designs. I love her ‘Arco iris’ theme.

Today I have an explorers quiz for you.

Use the internet to find the location of the following famous places in Spain. (Hint: the first one is where Year 6 went in February!)

  1. La Plaza de España – a semi-circle square!
  2. La Sagrada Familia – a very big unfinished church
  3. La Alhambra – a beautiful Arabic palace and fortress
  4. La Mezquita – an impressive Mosque-Cathedral
  5. El museo de Prado – an art museum

Can you work out what these famous Spanish people are famous for?

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Pablo Picasso
  3. Hernando Cortes
  4. Sergio Ramos
  5. Antonio Gaudí


¡Buena Suerte! Good luck!

Scroll down for las respuestas (the answers)

Hasta luego

Señora Hayes x











  1. Seville
  2. Barcelona
  3. Granada
  4. Cordoba
  5. Madrid


  1. Tennis player
  2. Artist
  3. A 16th century explorer and conqueror
  4. Football player
  5. Architect


A trip to the beach!

¡Buenos días a todos!

¿Cómo estás hoy? How are you today?

Today I have a summertime quiz for you. Can you work out the names of the following items you might find on a trip to the beach?

  1. la arena
  2. el sol
  3. una gaviota
  4. un cubo y una pala
  5. el mar
  6. una toalla
  7. gafas de sol
  8. bocadillos
  9. un bañador
  10. helados


Us the pictures as clues to help.

Las respuestas (the answers) are at the end of the blog.

¡Buena suerte! Good luck!

Señora Hayes x


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  1. sand
  2. sun
  3. seagull
  4. bucket & spade
  5. sea
  6.  towel
  7. sunglasses
  8. sandwiches
  9. swimsuit
  10. ice creams

KS2 La Ropa – Clothes

¡Buenos días a todos!

¿Qué tal? Muy bien / regular/ fatal

I hope you managed to do something on food last week. Whenever I teach food at St. John’s, I always end up with a hungry class! I was delighted to receive a photo from Mrs Casewell from Scarlett in year 4 with her delicious menu. Tonight Scarlett I would like ‘espaguetis a la boloñesa’ followed by ‘un helado por favor!’

This week I would like you to look at clothes in Spanish. For those of you in year 3 & 4 this will be something new to you.

Have a look at my photos of different clothes and try to say the words out loud.

Now choose an activity.

  1. My clothes have a minion theme – you could design items with a different theme. Draw and colour the clothes and label them in Spanish.

2. Why not design a new school uniform using my other two photos? You could have one for ‘las chicas’ (girls) and one for ‘los chicos’ (boys).

3. Alternatively, you could write some sentences to describe what you wear when you visit different places. See below for some useful phrases.

Cuando voy a la playa, llevo ….

When I go to the beach, I wear …

Cuando voy de compras, llevo …

When I go shopping, I wear …

Cuando juego al tenis, llevo …

When I play tennis, I wear …

Cuando voy a una fiesta, llevo …

When I go to a party, I wear …

 I’d love to see your work. Email a copy to your teacher or to me (vhayes@stjohnssevenoaks.co.uk)

Hasta luego,

Señora Hayes x

KS1 El Monstruo – The Monster

¡Buenos días a todos!

¿Qué tal? Muy bien / regular/ fatal

I hope you managed to join in with the body parts songs last week. Have another go and don’t forget to join in with the movements.

  • los pies – feet
  • las piernas – legs
  • las rodillas – knees
  • la cadera – hip
  • los hombros – shoulders
  • el cuello – neck
  • la lengua – tongue
  • los ojos – eyes
  • las manos – hands

Have a look at my silly monster. I’d like you to draw your own monster and then using my pictures to help you, can you label some of the body parts in Spanish? I am sure your teachers would love to see your creations so don’t forget to send them a copy of your picture.


Hasta luego,

Señora Hayes x



KS1 El cuerpo – the body

¡Hola a todos!

¿Qué tal? Muy bien / regular/ fatal

I hope you had a lovely week off from school work. I enjoyed spending time with my children without having to do home schooling. We went for some nice walks, played a few games and even managed a trip to the beach. I am back at school this week so I might see some of you.

Get your body moving this morning with our Supermovers song:


This week, I would like you to try and learn the names of some body parts and to sing “Head shoulders knees and toes’ in Spanish! We have done this in class before. See if you can teach it to someone you live with!

Ca-be-za, hombres, piernas, pies,

Piernas, pies.

Ca-be-za, hombres, piernas, pies,

Piernas, pies.

Ojos, orejas, boca y nariz.

Ca-be-za, hombres, piernas, pies,

Piernas, pies.


Now learn a new song! Can you join in with the movements?

  • los pies – feet
  • las piernas – legs
  • las rodillas – knees
  • la cadera – hip
  • los hombros – shoulders
  • el cuello – neck
  • la lengua – tongue
  • los ojos – eyes
  • las manos – hands

Hope to see you soon!

¡Hasta pronto!

Señora Hayes x

KS 2 Spanish La comida – food

¡Hola a todos!

¿Qué tal? Muy bien / regular/ fatal

I hope you had a lovely week off from school work. I enjoyed spending time with my children without having to do home schooling. We went for some nice walks, played a few games and even managed a trip to the beach. Me encanta la playa – I love the beach. I am back at school this week so I might see some of you.

Today I would like you to think about ‘la comida’ (food). Spend a little time looking at the photos of the food words and choose an activity to do.

  • Write a food diary in Spanish
  • Make a menu for a home restaurant or café.
  • Make a poster of your favourite foods.

You could draw the foods and label them in Spanish or you could use a computer and find pictures on google to print out. I have included some phrases below that might be handy.


For a food diary:

  • El lunes como lasaña con ensalada.
  • On Monday I eat lasagne with salad.
  • El martes como pizza y patatas fritas.
  • On Tuesday I eat pizza and chips.
  • El miércoles como macarrones con queso.
  • On Wednesday I eat macaroni with cheese.
  • El jueves como pescaditos con patatas y guisantes.
  • On Thursday I eat fish fingers with potato and peas.
  • El viernes como salchichas y zanahorias.
  • On Friday I eat sausages and carrots.
  • El sábado como ensalada y tarta de verduras.
  • On Saturday I eat salad and vegetable quiche.
  • El domingo como pollo asado.
  • On Sunday I eat roast chicken. 

For meal times:

El desayuno = breakfast

La hora de comer = lunchtime

La merienda = snack

La cena = dinner

Maybe you could give an opinion:

  • Me gusta = I like
  • Me gusta bastante = I quite like
  • Me encanta = I love
  • No me gusta = I don’t like
  • No me gusta nada = I really don’t like

Remember to add an ‘n’ to gusta / encanta for plurals.

Eg Me gustan las salchichas. I like sausages.

You could send me your work to my email address: vhayes@stjohnssevenoaks.co.uk

I’d love to see what you have done!

¡Hasta pronto¡

Señora Hayes x

KS1 Los animales salvajes

¡Buenos días a todos!

¿Cómo estás? Muy bien / regular / fatal

It was so lovely to see so many of you last week on zoom. I am really missing our Spanish lessons.

This week I have some more animals for you to learn but this time it is ‘Animales Salvajes’ – wild animals. You will notice that some of the words are similar to the English words. Watch the video and after each word I’d like you to repeat it in Spanish. Play the video a few times to practise.


  • elefante – elephant
  • cebra – zebra
  • cocodrilo – crocodile
  • mono – monkey
  • rinoceronte – rhinoceros
  • tigre – tiger
  • oso – bear
  • jirafa – giraffe
  • león – lion

One of my favourite films is the Lion King and in Spanish it is called El Rey León. Have you seen it?

See if you can join in with the Spanish version of Hakuna matata!


It is half term next week, so I will see you soon.

¡Hasta pronto!

Señora Hayes x







KS2 Quiz time!

¡Buenos días a todos!

¿Cómo estás hoy? How are you feeling today? The weather is so lovely at the moment. I am really enjoying being in my garden. Hace sol y hace calor. (It is sunny and hot) It was fantastic to see so many of you on zoom last week. I really miss our Spanish lessons.

This week I have set you three little quizzes to test your memory. You could try all three or just choose one. For each pregunta (question) name the Spanish word. There are some pictures below each one to help but try to do it without! The respuestas (answers) are at the bottom.

¡Buena suerte! Good luck!

Prueba 1

  1. What S is a pencil sharpener?
  2. What G is a cat?
  3. Name a colour starting with R.
  4. Name a month starting with M.
  5. What word for goodbye starts with A?
  6. Name a colour starting with A.
  7. What is the 11th month of the year?
  8. What L is a pencil?
  9. What P is a dog?
  10. Name a weekday starting with M?

Prueba 2

  1. Name a fruit starting with M.
  2. What musical instrument starts with P?
  3. Find a ball sport starting with T.
  4. What wet sport starts with N?
  5. What vegetable starts with P?
  6. Name a fruit also starting with P.
  7. What G is a ball sport?
  8. What horse activity starts with E?
  9. Name a a musical instrument starting with G.
  10. Name a very loud instrument starting with B.


Prueba 3

  1. How do you say ‘see you later’? (h_ _ _ _  l_ _ _ _)
  2. What G means ‘thank you’? (g _ _ _ _ _ _)
  3. What PF means ‘please’? (p_ _  f_ _ _ _)
  4. What BT is an afternoon greeting? (B_ _ _ _ _  t_ _ _ _ _ )
  5. What ML means ‘my name is’? (M_  l_ _ _ _ )
  6. What F means you’re feeling awful? (f_ _ _ _ )
  7. What B means you’re feeling good? (b_ _ _ )
  8. What C is Señora Hayes’ favourite animal? (c_ _ _ _ _)
  9. What E is the language spoken in Spain? (e_ _ _ _ _)
  10. What V means OK? (v _ _ _ )


Enjoy your half term week off!

¡Hasta pronto!

Señora Hayes x




Respuestas prueba 1

  1. sacapuntas
  2. gato
  3. rojo / rosa
  4. marzo / mayo
  5. adiós
  6. azul / amarillo
  7. noviembre
  8. lápiz
  9. perro
  10. martes / miércoles

Respuestas prueba 2

  1. manzana / melocotón / melón
  2. piano
  3. tenis / tenis de mesa
  4. natación
  5. patata / pepino / pimiento
  6. pera / plátano
  7. golf
  8. equitación
  9. guitarra
  10. batería

Respuestas prueba 3

  1. hasta luego
  2. gracias
  3. por favor
  4. buenas tardes
  5. me llamo
  6. fatal
  7. bien
  8. conejo (rabbit!)
  9. español
  10. vale

KS2 Mystery trip across Spain

¡Buenos días!

¿Qué tal?

I have recently been watching Race Across the World on BBC with my children. 5 couples compete in a race across Central and South America. We found it really interesting because we got to see a variety of Spanish speaking countries as the couples race to each checkpoint.







This week I have made for you a virtual mystery tour of Spain. Print off the map, read the clues below and work out my mystery route across Spain. There are two points for each clue, one for the name of the town and one for the extra information. 16 points total.

¡Buena suerte! – Good luck!

  1. You arrive in Spain in una ciudad (a town) with an aeropuerto (airport). La ciudad is the birthplace for a famous artista called Picasso. You visit the Museo Picasso. What town are you in? How much does it cost to visit the Museo?
  2. Your next stop is una ciudad nearby with a beautiful Palacio antiguo (old palace) called Alhambra. What town are you in? When was the Alhambra built?
  3. La tercera ciudad (the third town) is not far from Seville and is the home of a famous Mezquita-Catedral (Mosque-Cathedral). Where are you? How many columns are in the Mezquita?
  4. Now you are heading to una ciudad that used to be the capital of España. Where are you? When did this town stop being the capital?
  5. Head to la costa (the coast) to una ciudad which has a crazy fiesta (festival) called Las Fallas. Groups of designers in different neighbourhoods spend months creating huge puppets which are paraded through the streets and in the evenings they are set on fire! Where are you and in which month does the fiesta take place?
  6. Your next place to visit has a very famous football club and estadio (stadium) called Camp Nou. Where are you? What year was Camp Nou opened?
  7. Your penultimate ciudad is in the north of España and is famous for a very dangerous fiesta called San Fermin or Running of the Bulls festival where very crazy people run a course through the streets being chased by bulls! Where are you? When does San Fermin take place?
  8. Your final ciudad to end the mystery tour is home to the Aquarium Finisterrae. The aquarium has over 50 different species swimming around you as you walk through the tunnel of the main tank. Where are you and what is the Spanish word for fish?


Hope you enjoyed your mystery tour!

Hasta la semana que viene (until next week).


Señora Hayes x


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  1. Malaga / Collection fee 9/7 euros
  2. Granada / 1238
  3. Cordoba / 856 columns
  4. Toledo / 1560
  5. Valencia / March 15-19
  6. Barcelona / 1957
  7. Pamplona / July 6-14
  8. La Coruna / un pez or peces (pescado is the fish we eat!)









KS1 En la granja – on the farm

¡Buenos días!

I hope you are all ok.

Today I have a lovely song about some farm animals. There is a video to watch and you can sing along with the words. I hope you enjoy it!

En la granja de mi amiga Clara,    On the farm of my friend Clara,

Hay muchos animales.      There are many animals.

Hay un perro,       There is a dog.

Hay un gato.       There is a cat.

Hay cerdos,         There are pigs,

Hay patos.           There are ducks.

Guau guau guau hace el perro.    says the dog.

Miuau miuau miuau hace el gato.   says the cat.

Oink oink oink hace el cerdo.     says the pig.

Cua cua cua hace el pato.        says the duck.

En la granja de mi amiga Clara,     On the farm of my friend Clara,

Hay muchos animales.         There are many animals.

Hay vacas,       There are cows.

Hay ovejas.       There are sheep.

Hay gallos,         There are roosters.

Hay caballos.     There are horses.

Mu u u u u u la vaca,       the cow

Be e e e e e la oveja,      the sheep

Ki kiri ki el gallo,      the rooster

Hi i i el caballo.         the horse


La vaca me da leche,        The cow gives me milk.

La oveja me da lana,       The sheep gives me wool.

La gallina pone huevos todas las mañanas.    The hen gives me eggs every morning.


¡Hasta luego!

Señora Hayes x