Tag Archives: sport

Non-fiction to engage reluctant learners.

Continuing my posts on non-fiction texts, here are some suggestions of texts that you might use to engage those hard to please learners who need something a bit different to capture their attention. Firstly, some DK Readers that I bought a long while ago on Amazon. They come in several levels as you can see below, ranging from […]

¡La Roja Baila!

  Yesterday as part of Health Week I shared this video with Y5 who were focusing on ‘exercise for health.’  Although Sergio Ramos’ singing caused great amusement, they loved it and all enthusiastically joined in with the chorus. España ¡ey! ¡ey!   Cantamos ¡Gol! ¡Gol! España ¡ey! ¡ey!   La Roja baila. There’s also a version without the […]

¿Quién encenderá la llama?

The question on everyone’s lips – ¿Quién encenderá la llama? Before anyone panics, it’s not a question about burning llamas! Una llama in Spanish is a flame! So – Who will light the (Olympic) flame? Could it be Beckham? Could it be our oldest surviving Olympian? Someone born on the day that the Olympics started in […]

¿Apoyas a España?

So the Olympics are finally here. The Opening Ceremony is tonight (although the action has already started with football!) so why not have a look at the Spanish page on London2012 and start identifying the Spanish participants in the Games. Just for fun – Who are these people? In which sports do they compete? And which […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – MiniOlympic packs for Primary languages

Languages MiniOlympics packs – Bringing together the two threads of KS2 teaching and languages and the International Dimension   –   presented by Michaela Howard and Jo Darley Jo and Michaela – having marvellously overcome technical issues- presented their ideas for how to use the Olympics as the inspiration for language learning activities that  are clearly linked to the […]