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


Scroll down for the respuestas (answers)









  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

KS1 Spanish – Los Animales

¡Buenos días!

Today we are going to practise ‘los animales’ in Spanish.

Here is a picture of my pet rabbit called Biscuit.


Tengo un conejo.

I have a rabbit.

Se llama Biscuit.

He is called Biscuit.



Do you have a pet?


Watch the video link about ‘las mascotas’ (pets).

What is the English for the following pets?

  • un perro
  • un gato
  • un ratón
  • un pájaro
  • un pez
  • un león

Answers at the end of the blog.


¡Hasta luego!

Señora Hayes






Las respuestas (the answers)

  • un perro = dog
  • un gato = cat
  • un ratón = mouse
  • un pájaro = bird
  • un pez = fish
  • un león = lion

KS2 Spanish – Los Animales

¡Buenos días!

Today we are going to practise ‘los animales’ or ‘las mascotas’ (pets).

Firstly, watch the video link and answer the questions below with the Spanish word:

If the link doesn’t work the video is called Pets in Spanish – Learn Spanish for Children (mascotas) in youtube

  1. What P has four legs?
  2. What H is the same word in both languages?
  3. What G has a long tail?
  4. What T has a hard shell?
  5. What C has a small fluffy tail?
  6. What C is yellow?
  7. What P lives in water?
  8. What P can fly?

Answers at the end of the blog.

This is my pet rabbit. Read the information in Spanish and answer the questions in English.


Tengo un conejo que se llama ‘Biscuit’.

Tiene tres años. Es negro, blanco y marrón. También es bastante grande. Vive en mi casa.

Le gusta mucho jugar en el jardín.

Le gusta comer zanahorias, lechuga y pepino. Bebe agua.


  1. How do you say rabbit in Spanish?
  2. How old is he?
  3. What colour is marrón?
  4. Where does he like to play?
  5. Find the word for carrots.
  6. Find the word for lettuce.
  7. What is pepino.
  8. What does he drink?

Answers are at the end of the blog.

Finally test your knowledge and learn a few more animals in this quiz.


¡Hasta luego!

Señora Hayes

Las Respuestas (answers)

  1. perro
  2. hamster
  3. gato
  4. tortuga
  5. conejo
  6. canario
  7. pez
  8. pájaro


  1. conejo
  2. 3
  3. brown
  4. in the garden
  5. zanahorias
  6. lechuga
  7. cucumber
  8. agua = water

KS2 Matemáticas (Maths)

¡Buenos días!

¿Cómo estás? (Muy bien / regular / fatal)

Last week in my blog we did some ‘geografía’. This week it’s matemáticas en español!

Look at the number posters and video link:

Now try out some quizzes on sporcle:

  • You have 20 seconds to tap the numbers 1-20 in the correct order – ¡Preparados, listos, ya! – On your mark, get set, go! Click on the link.


Now for something ‘un poco más difícil’ (a little more challenging) Numbers 10-100. Look at the numbers 10-100 below. Click the link for your second quiz:

  • You have 3 minutes to click on the correct number. ¡Preparados, listos, ya! – On your mark, get set, go!


Be careful with 60 – sesenta and 70 – setenta









How fast can you complete the sporcle quizzes?

Finally test your ‘matemáticas’.

  1. diez + veinte =
  2. treinta – quince =
  3. setenta – diez =
  4. cien – ochenta =
  5. cincuenta + veinte =
  6. veinte + diez + treinta =
  7. cien – diez – veinte =
  8. setenta y cinco + quince =
  9. cuarenta y cinco + veinticinco =
  10. noventa y cinco – setenta =

Can you write your answers in Spanish? Scroll down when you are ready to check.

Hasta la semana que viene, (until next week)

Señora Hayes x














  1. treinta (30)
  2. quince (15)
  3. sesenta (60)
  4. veinte (20)
  5. setenta (70)
  6. sesenta (60)
  7. setenta (70)
  8. noventa (90)
  9. setenta (70)
  10. veinticinco (25)


KS1 Spanish Numbers

¡Buenos días!

¿Cómo estás? (Muy bien / regular / fatal)

I hope you enjoyed singing the songs I put on the blog last week. Don’t forget you can go back to those anytime. Today we are practising numbers in Spanish. Watch the video links and try out some maths questions! ¡Me encantan las matemáticas! (I love maths!)

  1. dos + uno =
  2. cuatro + cinco =
  3. tres + dos =
  4. seis + tres =
  5. nueve + uno =
  6. diez – dos =
  7. ocho – tres =
  8. cinco – uno =
  9. diez – siete =
  10. nueve – cuatro =

Can you write your answer in Spanish?

(Answers at the bottom)

¡Hasta luego!

Señora Hayes x

Answers: 1. tres (3) 2. nueve (9) 3. cinco (5) 4. nueve (9) 5. diez (10) 6. ocho (8) 7. cinco (5) 8. cuatro (4) 9. tres (3) 10. cinco (5)


KS2 Spanish Activities

Buenos días a todos.

Last week in my blog I was talking about ‘chocolate caliente’ – mi bebida favorita – my favourite drink! A drink that was first discovered in Mexico as early as 500BC! (before Christ) One of the topics we cover in year 5 is where Spanish is spoken. There are more than 450 million native Spanish speakers in the world living in 21 different countries and Mexico is one of them. Do you know where they all are?

My daughter is learning Spanish at school and we set ourselves a little challenge to learn the capital cities of these 21 countries.

This week, my Spanish tasks for you to do at home involve a bit of ‘geografía’ (geography). Choose which tasks you would like to do. Use your home learning books to record your work and you could email your teachers to tell them what you have done.


  1. Use an atlas or google earth to locate the 21 countries (see picture above) Which continents are they on?
  2. Google earth is excellent for exploring places. Using street view you can get really close and explore different places. Try finding:

Machu Picchu, an Inca settlement set high in the mountains of Peru. The views are amazing!

Iguazu falls in Argentina

La Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain. You can walk all the way around it.

El Santuario de las largas, a beautiful church built on a bridge in Colombia.

3. Can you match the following capital cities to the country? Use an Atlas or the internet to help you.

Buenos Aires

4. Write your answer in a sentence in Spanish. For example:

Madrid es la capital de España. (Madrid is the capital of Spain.)

Buenos Aires es la capital de …..

5. Create a profile of a famous Spanish sports star. Use my example to help you:


          • Apellido: Messi
          • Nombre: Lionel
          • País: Argentina
          • Fecha de nacimiento: 24 junio 1987
          • Edad: Treinta y dos años
          • Deporte: el fútbol
          • Pelo: castaño
          • Ojos: marrones


  • Surname: Messi
  • First name: Lionel
  • Country: Argentina
  • Date of birth: 24 June 1987
  • Age: 32
  • Sport: Football
  • Hair: brown
  • Eyes: brown

Hasta la semana que viene, (until next week)

Señora Hayes x

Chocolate Caliente

Buenos días a todos.

I hope you have had a lovely Easter. Did you enjoy some ‘huevos de chocolate’ (chocolate eggs)?

Did you know that we have Spain to thank for the introduction of drinking hot chocolate? In 1528 a Spanish explorer called Don Hernan Cortes arrived back in Spain, after travelling to Mexico and Cuba, with cocoa beans and chocolate drink-making equipment. ‘Chocolate caliente’ soon became a fashionable drink enjoyed by the rich people. They kept it a secret from the rest of Europe for nearly 100 years.  It wasn’t until the 1650s that drinking chocolate finally reached England.

Today the Spanish drink rich hot chocolate for breakfast or for an afternoon snack and it’s so thick you can stand a ‘churro’ in it. Delicioso!

Why not ask a grown-up to try this recipe with you at home?

You will need:

500ml whole milk

2 teaspoons cornflour

120g milk or dark chocolate

Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the cornflour. Whisk to dissolve the cornflour. Once dissolved heat the milk over a medium heat just until it boils, then remove it from the heat. Add the chocolate squares and stir until the chocolate is completely melted. You might need to put the pan back on the stove over a low heat. Then ladle into cups and serve with Spanish churros.

I’m off for a ‘chocolate caliente’. Hasta miércoles – see you next Wednesday.

Señora Hayes x


¡Feliz Pascua! Happy Easter!

¿Qué tal?

It is nearly the Easter holidays. Are you looking forward to eating ‘huevos de chocolate’? I am – Me encanta el chocolate! (I love chocolate!)

This week I have some activities for you to do at home with an Easter theme. I know you all have home study books and it would be great if you can add your Spanish tasks to your books. You can try writing the date in Spanish (especially year 5 & 6) and give your work a title too. If you have a Spanish-English dictionary at home you can use it to look up the words I give you, or you can try using google.

You can try one or all of these tasks:

1) Look at the pictures below. Can you count the huevos (eggs), conejos (rabbits) and pollitos (chicks) in Spanish? Can you say what colours the huevos are?

2) Design your own huevos with different patterns, colour in and then label the colours you have used in Spanish.

3) Semana Santa (Holy week) is a fascinating time in large Spanish cities. There are daily parades in the streets. Do some research and find out when it begins, what is carried through the streets and what people wear? Can you find some pictures too?

Let me know how you get on in the comments and I will look forward to seeing your egg designs and research soon.

My next blog will be 15th April. Hasta luego x