Reception and Year 1 – Canciones – Greeting Songs


In Reception and Year 1 this term we have been focusing on Los Saludos – Greetings. The children have enjoyed singing lots of songs about greeting each other in Spanish. They love singing and dancing to these songs. These are a few of their favourite Spanish greeting songs:




Please enjoy these songs with your children.  Watch this space for further Spanish activities

Take care and all the very best, Señora Nuñez

Feliz Pascua – Happy Easter


Pascua (Easter), is a Spanish holiday celebrated over the course of several days in remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. At the end of La Cuaresma (Lent), La Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations begin, these include daily processions and festivities.

During la Semana Santa, Spanish towns have street parades every day.  In the processions, people carry and follow floats, known as pasos.  On the floats, there are statues of Jesús and la Virgen María.   Los pasos are beautifully decorated with flowers, gold, silver, candles and fine fabrics.


A popular Easter cake is called la Mona de Pascua.    It is decorated with coloured feathers and big chocolate eggs or figurines.   Cake shops compete to see who can make the most impressive monas to place in their shop windows!


How is Easter celebrated in Spain?

Here are some of the most popular Holy week celebrations in Spain.


Spanish Easter Vocabulary

Practise your Spanish language skills: How many Spanish Easter words do you know?




Juegos de Pascua en español – Spanish Easter Game

Please use the link below to play the Spanish Easter game

Pascua game


Please enjoy dancing “El baile de conejito” – The bunny dance.


In Spanish, this week we have been learning our ‘colores’ (colours) . If you would like to practise your Spanish at home, why not teach a parent or friend what you have learnt in class?


Learning at home resources for Receptions and Year 1s – Term 1 – Greetings

Dear families,

Here are some Spanish Greeting songs that are often used in Spanish. I will be regularly adding more content for students to enjoy!

Regards Virginia Nunez-Scalzi


Week 8

¿Cómo te llamas?



Students in Year 1 and 2 have been learning how to ask someone their name and introduce themselves in Spanish.

This has allowed students the opportunity to learn how to ask and answer “Hola. ¿Cómo te llamas? Me llamo ____.” (Hello. What’s your name? I am called ________) This has given students a chance to strengthen their oral language skills.

As part of the lesson students listened to the song ¿Cómo te llamas? They sang along and participated by using our own names.

Students by the end of the lesson were able to introduce themselves in Spanish. Here are some examples of the student’s oral language.



Week 6

During Week 6, the Year 1’s and 2 students have been practicing greetings using songs and corresponding actions. This activity helped expand the students’ understanding and usage of common greetings. Please enjoy watching some of the Year 2’s canto y baile – singing and dancing.


Lunar New Year – A cross-curricular approach

In 2018, the official Chinese and Vietnamese New Year celebrations will commence on the 16th Febrero, and continue through to 2 Marzo. Many festivals and events will take place throughout this time to mark the beginning of the Año del Perro, (Year of the Dog). Opening students to celebrations and traditions from around the world is a powerful way to build their cultural understanding and develop their respect for others.

Año del Perro 2018 – Year of the Dog 2018

Felicidades en el nuevo año lunar bajo el signo del perro


During Weeks 2 and 3, students have been examining the cultural traditions of Vietnamese and Chinese New Year with a Spanish twist.

The Receptions and Year 1’s have been investigating El Baile de el Dragon (The Dragon Dance). They discussed what they liked about the baile (dance) and their experiences at the assembly.


Nine Asian countries celebrate the Lunary New Year. As part of the celebrations the year 2’s had a lot of fun learning about Chinese and Vietnamese New Year. The Year 2’s really enjoyed making Dragon y Perro masks for Chinese and Vietnamese New Year.

Hola, Bienvenidos 2018


Señora Opazo and Señora Nuñez welcome you back to Holy Family Catholic School, 2018, for another exciting year of Español – Spanish.

We are looking forward to seeing you all this year. Please do not hesitate to visit our rooms to view the amazing learning going on!



As you know Spanish is widely spoken throughout the global community.