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Welcome to the Spanish resources page – providing new ideas and materials for primary teachers.

These resources have been chosen by members of the DfE Expert Panel and members of the ALL Primary Special Interest group as ones that have been used in their own schools. They include a variety of commercial as well as non-commercial resources, publications, free websites and online materials for developing cultural awareness.

The DFE Expert Panel was set up to oversee the National Curriculum review back in 2011.

ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.

Spanish cultural information and resources

BBC Primary Spanish

Games and language activities around Spanish festivals.

Consejería de educación

Free downloadable resources from the Education Department of the Spanish Embassy in the UK.

Instituto Cervantes

Spanish cultural institute in the UK, with a cultural calendar, links to cultural information including discovering Latin American and access to Cervantes TV.

Euroclub Schools

Information, worksheets and quizzes about festivals, monuments, people, food and more.

Navidad Digital

Spanish Christmas carols (plus a few in Italian and German!)

English – Spanish language sites for teaching Spanish

Sí, sí, sí

Sí, sí, sí is an effective tool for teaching Spanish to young children. The materials have been designed so they can be used in most educational settings by teachers with limited Spanish proficiency . Each set includes: lesson plans, vocabulary cards, worksheets, audio and video scripts, songs, multimedia activities and flash animations. Sí, sí, sí can be obtained for free from the Consejería de Educación. To apply for these texts, please complete the form Solicitud de material didáctico.

Para, Chuta, Gol!!

This publication for KS2 aims at offering new and motivating resources for the Spanish classroom at Primary level. It contains six PE activities that teachers can use immediately in the classroom with their pupils. The procedure for each one is explained in English and Spanish and the Spanish classroom language needed is also available in sound files. The resource includes short video clips in which Spanish primary pupils carry out the activities in their gym.These materials can be downloaded free of charge.

Corta, Pega, Pinta!

The aim of this online publication for KS2 is to offer new and motivating resources for the Spanish classroom at Primary level. It contains six Art and Design activities that teachers can use immediately in the classroom with their pupils. The procedure for each one is explained in English and Spanish and the Spanish classroom language needed is also available in sound files. The resource includes short demos in which the tasks are performed. These materials can be downloaded free of charge.

BBC

Interactive activities for primary Spanish beginners from BBC Schools including animations, printable worksheets and a teacher’s area with advice on using the site.

Sutton Academy

Classroom resources based on the QCA scheme of work for KS2 Spanish.

Primary Spanish

Video clips previously on Teachers TV.

Northern Ireland Curriculum

Topic-based resources to support primary Spanish.

La Tienda de Luis

Interactive games for young learners based on the Channel 4 series. The Teacher’s notes provide guidance on how to use the website in the classroom.

Lightbulb Languages

Schemes of work, resources and podcasts for primary Spanish.

La Escuelita Arcoiris

Children’s songs for learning Spanish.

 Spanish – English language sites for teaching Spanish

Centro Virtual Cervantes

Interactive materials for older children with information on food, colours, families  and role-play scenarios from the Instituto Cervantes.

Edu365.cat

Education website from the Generalitat de Catalunya, Department of Education includes activities for maths, music, society and culture, natural sciences and practising Spanish and Catalan.

Maya and Miguel

Interactive website for young learners and native speakers of Spanish, funded in part by the US Department of Education and produced by Scholastic with games based on Spanish language and culture, printable activity sheets, craft ideas and recipes.

Consejería de Educación

From the Education Department of the Spanish Embassy, interactive games for young Spanish speakers including letters and numbers for younger children and, for older children, materials about the planet Earth.

StoryPlace: La Biblioteca digital de niños

Digital library of e-books and related activities for young learners from the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, US.

Search engines

Google Search Engine

Google Search Engine: www.google.es

Lycos Search Engine

Lycos Search Engine: www.lycos.es/

Yahoo Search Engine

Yahoo Search Engine: es.yahoo.com/

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