Tag Archives: literacy

Lee con Gloria Fuertes

Another post about books I bought in Bilbao. I’ve long been a fan of Gloria Fuertes, in particular her poem Doña Pito Piturra which I’ve written about before and so has Erzsi Culshaw. The National Curriculum Language programme requires learners to: discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied and […]

Veo Veo (A. Rubio y O. Villán)

Another purchase on my travels to Bilbao was this book entitled Veo Veo. It’s a really simple board book about two ‘lunas’ or moons that go for a walk to the park and play I spy. I liked it for the simplicity of the languages, for the repetition and also for the simplicity of the images. So […]

Un bicho extraño

One of the books I bought in Bilbao was Un bicho extraño by Mon Daporta, a book which first came to my attention at Language World last year during the Show and Tell when Jesús from the Consejería shared it. It’s a charming book that fits in well with the work we’re currently doing in Y4 […]

#pracped16 – Sketchnotes

I’ve just got back from the Practical Pedagogies conference at the International School of Toulouse. Organised by Russel Tarr, the two day conference brought together educators from around the globe. Here’s the rationale behind the conference which explains why I travelled to Toulouse at my own expense to speak (I wasn’t paid to it): “Educational conferences […]

El que busca encuentra

Following on from yesterday’s post, I forgot to say that there is a Facebook page for Muy Interesante Junior that has little snippets from the magazine as well as previews of upcoming editions. …and you can follow @MuyInteresante on Twitter for interesting facts in Spanish in 140 characters or less. A regular feature of Muy […]

Solar system plate books

As it’s World Book Day or El Día del Libro in Spanish, I thought I’d share some ‘books’ written by year 5 at WCPS. After a session by Clare Seccombe on Minibooks at #ililc4 and a circular “All about me” mini book I saw on Pinterest, I came up with the idea of making a planet […]

Stafford Primary Languages Conference – Making Links

And here’s my session on Making links across the curriculum. I didn’t get to share my Pinterest pages as they were blocked by the firewall, but here’s the link to my Roman resources for Spanish. If you click through the presentation, you’ll find links to things like the music for The Carnival of the Animals, […]

Feliz Día de San Valentín

A day early I know but I figured it would be more useful to tell you about it BEFORE the day so that you might be able to use it ON the day… Via Twitter, I discovered this lovely activity from OnlineFreeSpanish.com for making Valentine’s Day cards. I particularly like this resource as it offers lots […]

Alan Peat – Raising writing standards and motivating reluctant writers.

Great way to start the school year – an inspiring INSET day with not a dress code, health and safety lecture or mission statement in sight. Alan Peat, addressing the subject Raising writing standards and motitvating reluctant writers was EXCELLENT! He engaged the room all day long; noone was muttering, noone was fidgetting and at […]

Nanas de la cebolla

Another of the poems suggested by Joaquín Moreno in his presentation about poetry in Spanish teaching and learning was Nanas de la cebolla by Miguel Hernández. He played us the poem sung by Joan Manuel Serrat – here it is below, along with a perfomance of it in spoken form and also the words. Spoken […]