Sunday, 21 December 2014

'Twas the night before Christmas - Spanish version

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa, not a creature was stirring - ¡Caramba! ¿Qué pasa?   Los niños were tucked away in their camas, some in long underwear, some in pijamas, while hanging the stockings with mucho cuidado, in hopes that old Santa would feel obligado, to bring all children, both buenos and malos, a nice batch of dulces and other regalos. Outside in the yard there arose un gran grito, and I jumped to my feet like a frightened cabrito. I ran to the window and looked out afuera, and who in the world do you think that he era? Saint Nick in a sleigh and a big red sombrero, came dashing along like a loco bombero. And pulling his sleigh instead of venados, were eight little burros approaching volando. I watched as they came and this quaint little hombre, was shouting and whistling and calling by nombre: ''Ay Pancho, ay Pepe, ay Cuco, ay Beto, ay Chato, ay Chopo, Maruco, y Nieto!'' Then standing erect with his hands on his pecho, he flew to the top of our very own techo, with his round little belly like a bowl of jalea, he struggled to squeeze down our old chimenea. Then huffing and puffing at last in our sala, with soot smeared all over his suit de gala, he filled all the stockings with lively regalos, none for the ninos that had been very malos. Then chuckling aloud, seeming very contento, he turned like a flash and was gone como el viento,  and I heard him exclaim, y ¡esto es verdad!  Merry Christmas to all, ¡y Feliz Navidad!

Christmas in Salamanca

Una foto espléndida de la Plaza de Salamanca. Gracias Charo

Joyeux Noël

Pupils have been busy writing Christmas cards for their peers in Brittany

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Salamanca es una maravilla

A wonderful week in Salamanca as part of a Comenius Regio project. Students worked as mini-assistants in Rufino Blanco Primary School and attended lessons at Fernando Rojas secondary school.
We were really well looked after and look forward to welcoming back our Spanish partners in March.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


A very warm welcome to Léa and Ana our new French and Spanish language assistants. Léa is from the south of France, and Ana comes from near Valencia

Monday, 5 May 2014

Keep calm and 'fala portugues'

Pupils in KS3 have been learning some Portuguese recently as part of a Routes into Languages project linked with Arsenal football club.

They have learnt to express greetings, exchange information about themselves and describe colours and clothes, while also discovering lots about the Portuguese language and comparing it to French/Spanish and English.

Fale português!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

¡Viva Andalucía!

Thanks to everyone concerned for such a great visit to Andalucía at Easter.  

Our students were complimented on their excellent behaviour by so many people.  

It was great to meet up with students and staff from the IES Juan Ramóm Jiménez and we look forward to working together soon.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Useful Spanish GCSE Revision Site

Check out for Spanish vocabulary revision and past paper reading/listening.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Blogging from Spain

We will be running a blog during our visit to Andalucía this Easter.  Please follow and post your comments.