swallowFreedom - Libertad

National Poetry Day was on 28th September and this year's theme was Freedom.

We celebrated the event by publishing our own poem with simple images of Freedom as seen through the eyes of a child.

The poem is available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Enjoy the poem here

Caperucita RojaCaperucita RojaEl lobo

A funny reworking of the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood in Spanish, complete with a choice of three endings.

Simple navigation controls allow the narration to be paused and replayed, and the text is highlighted as it is read.

Printable books and puppet templates accompany the story, which is also available in EnglishFrench and German.

Read the story here!

Four Short Spanish Poems

Four simple Spanish poems which you can enjoy with your class - great for exploring language patterns and sounds! 

Each poem is narrated by a native Spanish speaker and there is an option to pause the soundtrack at any point to allow for reflection and questioning..

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boy with ladybirdQuiero Una Mascota

A lively story about a boy who really really wants a pet.... It's also a great way to practise sentence structure in Spanish, asking questions, expressing preferences ....as well as looking at gender, adjectives and adjectival agreement - and it's fun!

Child friendly controls make it easy to navigate the story and there's an option to pause the soundtrack at any point to allow for reflection and questioning.

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El Cuento Increíble de Juanito y el Tallo de Habas

 Juanito y el Tallo de Habas</Adventurous young Juanito stars in a traditional tale with a twist in this fully animated, engaging story for young learners of Spanish.

A full range of teaching resources accompany the story, which is also available in English and  French.

View the story and resources here

picnic basket¡Vamos de Picnic!

Enjoy this simple, relaxing story about a picnic which gradually unfolds as vocabulary is introduced item by item to a musical accompaniment!

The story is about a picnic, but as it’s a very posh one with full table settings (including napkins!) it’s equally suitable for use in café or restaurant topics or daily routines.

Also in English, French and German.

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Gingerbread man on the fox's noseEl Hombre de Jengibre

A beautifully illustrated animated version, narrated by a native Spanish speaker.

The story is suitable for young learners of Spanish at Key Stage 2 and is supported by a range of linked resources including printable books, puppet and mask templates, interactive whiteboard resources and an image bank.

A series of 14 lesson plans based on a Thinking Skills approach to language learning also complement the resource.

Also available in English and French.

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La Búsqueda
de Huevos de Pascua

egg with chickA simple animated story for Easter featuring scenes from some of our favourite stories.

Join Lolly and Larkin in their search to find the 9 eggs hidden by the Easter bunny!

secret clueThere's always a secret clue to help if you get stuck - just click on the Easter bunny button at the bottom of each page to listen to the clue.

Also in English and French.

Read the story here

Lolly and LarkinDeseos de Navidad

'Christmas Wishes' is our new Advent Calendar story for 2016, featuring Santa's grandchildren Lolly and Larkin and their amazing adventure with Pluma Blanca, the snow goose.

Mrs Christmas gives the children a list of 12 animals and sets them the task of finding out what they would like for Christmas, with surprising results!

Read the story here

Calendario de Advenimiento

grandsonA lovely animated Christmas story which tells the tale of what happens when some unexpected visitors arrive to help Santa and Mrs Claus prepare for the big day!

The story focuses on the wayward grandchildren and their progress through the tasks which they are set each day via a note on the fridge.

grand daughterLanguage is presented in small, manageable chunks and the animation supports understanding, allowing language learners an opportunity to develop their understanding of language patterns, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Simple controls allow the narration to be paused and replayed as many times as necessary - ideal for independent practice of speaking and listening skills.

Read the story here