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La paella valenciana

The KS2 children had a unique opportunity to watch paella being made in a traditional pan before sampling it for themselves. They learnt the vocabulary for some of the ingredients which were involved in the dish:


  • Una gamba rosa y naranja (prawns)
  • Un limón amarillo (lemon)
  • Guisantes verde (peas)
  • Un mejillón negro y naranja (mussels)
  • Pimiento rojo (peppers)
  • Pollo marrón y blanco (chicken)


The children thought the paella was absolutely delicious and can't wait to have it again!

Year 3 - Martes De Campo

In May the children learn about 'Martes de Campo' a festival celebrated every year in the Asturian capital of Oviedo. The festival dates back to the 13th century and takes place on the first Tuesday after Pentecost. The festival involves a procession of Our Lady of Hope from the Balesquida's Chapel to San Tirso's Church. Throughout the day the town hall gives out the bollu preñau (bun stuffed with chorizo).


After watching some videos of the festival, the children baked the traditional 'bollos preñaus' using a recipe which was sent from our partner school in Oviedo. As you can see from the pictures, the children did a great job of making these delicious buns!

Salmorejo cordobés

The Year 6 children learnt how to make Salmorejo, a cold soup typical from the South of Spain. It is very refreshing and healthy. The children discussed the vocabulary for the ingredients before following the recipe in Spanish. 

Year 3 Celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany

Nursery - Chocolate Con Churros

Nursery children taste a traditional Spanish snack and learn to sing a playground clapping song:


Choco choco la la

Choco choco te te

Choco la, choco te



If you would like to make this tasty treat at home, the traditional recipe is attached below on a word document!

Recipe - Chocolate con Churros!

Year 5 - Huesos de Santo

Year 5 enjoyed making tasty Spanish treats following a traditional Spanish recipe. Despite the odd name, huesos de santo or "saints bones" are delicious treats. The Spanish traditionally eat them on 1st November (All Saints Day). This is the day when families gather together and visit their loved-ones' graves. The funny name for this sweet treat comes from the appearance of a white bone on the outside, and is traditionally filled with a sticky yellow filling although you can also find them with chocolate or fruit fillings.

Las Manzanas de otono

September and October are the months when the North of Spain celebrates at the apple crop. There are plenty of festivals and everybody samples different ways of eating apples. The most popular with children is manzanas de caramelo, candied apples. The children had a go at caramelizing and decorating their own apples following their recipe in Spanish.

Year 6 enjoyed following a traditional Spanish recipe to make delicious apple tarts. 

Este es mi amigo

Children learn to sing and dance to a song practising some salsa steps. In the words they practise greetings and introductions. Este es mi amigo, esta es mi amiga, vamosa bailar.
To celebrate this November festival, children roast sweet chestnuts and make an apple drink. Ancient to ancient beliefs chestnuts were the symbol of the soul. Each Chestnut eaten released a soul from purgatory.

Year 6 making Mantecados and Polvorones

La Fiesta De Reyes

La Fiesta De Reyes is a translation for the feast of kings. During our Spanish project, year 2 pupils made crowns to celebrate the Epiphany and remember the three wise men who bring presents to the children of Spain each year on the 6th January.