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Spanish culture: Belenes and Christmas song

Spanish culture: Belenes and Christmas song

Designed for Year 7 Spanish students. A PowerPoint with cultural information about nativity dioramas in Spain and also El Burrito de Belén Christmas song- link to a performance by Juanes on YouTube and lyrics in a word doc. This is a great song for Year 7 as repetitive and best performed with actions!
lisarowley
Spanish Festivals: La Tomatina - Spanish KS4 AQA Writing 3

Spanish Festivals: La Tomatina - Spanish KS4 AQA Writing 3

This is the lesson that I have prepared for my y9/y10 in relation to the topic of Spanish culture (Festivals & Celebrations). The lesson starts with the starter about San Fermin Celebration (photo card style) (it was previous lesson title and I always try to link things together) and following review of lesson outcomes we move onto to trying to sing along with Enrique Iglesias (click on the 3d man for the youtube link or search for a YouTube video with lyrics). Students will then recap on SER conjugation in present tense and learn new / revise already known vocabulary on the topic of La Tomatina celebration using Quizlet and Quizlet live online tools. I have then included a video (see link) of Rosa from SpanishPod101 (see their channel in youtube) describing the celebration of La Tomatina. Even though the video is in Spanish and Rosa speaks really quickly, there are subtitles in English so that all students have a chance to listen to a native speaker and at the same time understand what the video is about (note: I personally find the Spanishpod101 videos amazing as they address quite a few cultural / grammar / pronunciation and other aspects so I would recommend letting your students know that a lot of resources are available for free. Consequently, students answer quiz questions about the video and move on to the grammar activity. They revise present tense and then analyse how to form 'Impersonal SE' structures. Then they do a quick test to check understanding and move on to a Writing Section 3 activity (translation from English into Spanish). They self-assess it and play Pictionary. Please note that there is also a handout to make the tasks easier and faster to access. Enjoy!
madsheep_123
Spanish Festivals: San Fermin - Spanish KS4 AQA Reading A

Spanish Festivals: San Fermin - Spanish KS4 AQA Reading A

This is the lesson that I have prepared for my y9/y10 in relation to the topic of Spanish culture (Festivals & Celebrations). The lesson starts with the starter about food (it was previous topic and I always try to link things together) and following review of lesson outcomes we move onto to trying to recite a tongue twister (plus a cultural SMSC tip!). Students will then recap on regular verbs conjugation in present tense and learn new / revise already known vocabulary on the topic of San Fermin celebration using Quizlet and Quizlet live tools. I have then included a video (see link) of Rosa from SpanishPod101 (see their channel in youtube) describing the celebration of San Fermin. Even though the video is in Spanish and Rosa speaks really quickly, there are subtitles in English so that all students have a chance to listen to a native speaker and at the same time understand what the video is about (note: I personally find the Spanishpod101 videos amazing as they address quite a few cultural / grammar / pronunciation and other aspects so I would recommend letting your students know that a lot of resources are available for free. Consequently, students answer quiz questions about the video and move on to Reading activity. They read the text aloud, search for cognates and keywords and finally answer the questions that I have tried to create in the style of AQA Higher Reading Section A. Please note that there is also a handout to make the task easier and faster to access. Enjoy!
madsheep_123
Christmas bundle- Spanish/French  - KS3/KS4 AQA

Christmas bundle- Spanish/French - KS3/KS4 AQA

This a small bundle of two (possibly three) lessons for KS3/KS4 Spanish students. I also attach its analogue in French. Part of it is a research project than can take 1-2 lessons and another one is a lesson to describe your Christmas day in Spanish!
madsheep_123
Your Christmas Day - KS3/KS4 Spanish (AQA)

Your Christmas Day - KS3/KS4 Spanish (AQA)

This is a Christmas lesson that I created for my higher KS3/KS4 Spanish students. The idea is to have some fun and to do some writing as well! The lesson starts with a friendly - easy starter and an oracy / phonics task (tongue twister to practice tricky RR) and pronunciation slide to learn how to pronounce some Christmas / winter related words. Then we move on to a quizlet task to learn / revise some X-mas vocabulary and Rally Coach activity to check whether we remember the words. I have then included a conjugation activity with the Christmas verbs (you need some dices!) followed by a competitive translation activity (make sire you have similar ability students working together). The students then use a trap door structure (table) to speak about their Christmas day and then I tell them about my Christmas day in a similar manner as suggested by previous activity. I first use pictures only and then show them the model answer and the grammar success criteria. After they write down their responses we move on to playing quizlet live and Hangman. Enjoy!
madsheep_123
Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3/KS4 Spanish AQA - Christmas project

Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3/KS4 Spanish AQA - Christmas project

This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my KS3/lower KS4 Spanish students. The idea is to promote independent learning via research.Students have to research information about Spanish Christmas, compare the traditions with the ones in Britain and to create a presentation / poster. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). There is also a designer and an analyst (usually the most attaining student in the group. Enjoy!
madsheep_123
La cuenta atrás hasta Navidad (Countdown to Christmas).

La cuenta atrás hasta Navidad (Countdown to Christmas).

Are you looking for a different type of Christmas lesson ? This activity includes a 'match up ' of phrases commonly used with board games and a selection of 'positive' and 'less-positive' phrases associated with the festivity period which can then be used by your students to create a board game.
vettyjames
El Roscon de Reyes - Spanish cake recipe

El Roscon de Reyes - Spanish cake recipe

This resource was created to end the topic of food from Listos 2 on a festive note. Students work out the recipe in English by practising translation skills and then bring their version of it for a friendly bake off competition. The ones who can't bake (for various reasons) become judges and give marks on presentation and taste Highly successful lesson which my Y8 classes really enjoy year after year and teach them a little about a Spanish tradition.
marion1602