9×1 and 9y1 have been busy working on their penpal letters this week. Their Valencian friends have replied to our Easter messages and the excitement has started all over again! We’re hoping to send our letters off this week so that our penpals will receive their correspondence before they start their summer holidays – much sooner than we do, how lucky!
Our penpal letters
9y1 with their letters
9×1 reading a letter
9y1 drafting their replies
Woo tenemos cartas!!!!
Spanish does Art
Last week the Spanish Department received Penpal letters from Valencia. 9×1, 9×2 and 9y1 were lucky enough to receive a letter from their new Valencian friends. This week the Year 9 pupils have been working hard drafting and creating their reply letters and are extremely excited to see their work being sent off to Spain. Mrs Fernandez and Miss O’Keefe have already been nagged about when pupils will receive their next letter!
Love watching films?!
Come and watch a Spanish film every Wednesday lunch time in Room 17. Grab a lunch pass from Mrs Fernández and join the Spanish Department for a mid-week film.
Open to Year 9 and above.
The Spanish Department is really lucky to have a link with a Spanish school in Valencia thanks to a past pupil, Jacqueline Hopkins. Jackie, who achieved an A* grade at Spanish A-Level last summer, is currently working at the Valencian school as an English assistant. Over the next few weeks we are set to receive around 70 letters from Valencia. Our current Year 9 cohort will have this fantastic opportunity to make new friends and become pen pals with this Spanish school.
Jackie and her Spanish colleagues.
Year 9 pupils – please see Señora Fernández or Señorita O’Keefe if you are interested
Today we celebrated the European Day of Languages, a day celebrating plurilingualism and European culture. 68 pupils from year 7 came up to the languages block for a French breakfast and language quiz.
Year 7 enjoyed listening to European music and eating their pain au chocolat whilst completing their multiple-choice quiz. Questions included: How many languages are indigenous to Europe and in which countries is German an official language?
Ciao! Bonjour! Hola!
Quiz winners will be announced on Thursday!
We hope that all our pupils had a great summer holiday and are all prepared ready for this next academic year.
As a reminder, this academic year the following students will be studying the following subjects:
Year 7 – Spanish / Español
Year 8 – French / Français
Year 9 – Spanish / Español
We have finally returned from our Spanish adventure to the Costa del Sol. We spent 5 days and 4 nights in the beautiful region of Andalucía. We stayed in Málaga and visited Frigiliana, Nerja, Mijas, Puerto Banús and… Aqualand! We walked, we danced, we chanted, we played beach volleyball, we swam, we learnt Málaga street slang, we learnt not to fall asleep on the coach and, most importantly of all, we didn’t stop giggling!
It was an absolute pleasure to accompany such a brilliant bunch of pupils on such a fun school trip. Bravo Y Pant, bravo!
Costa del Sol – P.S. Don’t forget to check out our picture board when you come back in September!
Wishing you all a very happy 2014!
Feliz año nuevo
Introducing our new Spanish Assistant – Catalina!
¡Hola! Me llamo Catalina y soy la FLA de español. Soy de Menorca y estudié Traducción en Barcelona. ¡Encantada de conoceros!
The Spanish department is going to the beautiful city of Malaga and some lovely villages nearby for 5 days and 4 nights!
We are going the 12th July to the 16th July, flying from Bristol. We are a total of 6 boys and 24 girls. More information to come over the next few weeks.
- Ronda (visiting the Bullring, the Church of Santa María la Mayor, the NewBridge and Gorge)
- Puerto Banús and Marbella (including a visit to the Corte Inglés department store)
- Mijas (a typical Andalusian white-washed village)
Initial deposit payable by October 7th
Second payment payable by November 4th
Third payment payable by December 2nd
Fourth payment payable by February 3rd
Last payment payable by March 3rd