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St Joseph's Camberwell Catholic Schools' Federation





At St. Joseph’s Camberwell Catholic Schools’ Federation, weekly Spanish lessons are taught to all children from year 3 to 6 by a native specialist Spanish teacher, Mr. Balseiro, who teaches through songs, videos, games, interactive activities and lessons based on a practical communicative approach. 

En St. Joseph’s Camberwell School, un profesor nativo especializado, el señor Óscar Balseiro, imparte lecciones semanales de español a todos los niños desde año 3 a año 6 a través de canciones, videos, juegos, actividades interactivas y lecciones basadas en un enfoque comunicativo práctico. 

We understand how the learning of a foreign language is a great opportunity to acknowledge all cultures and languages while improving the children’s broader literacy and oracy skills. In addition, their confidence will grow while deepening their curiosity and understanding of the world.

Entendemos que el aprendizaje de un idioma extranjero es una gran oportunidad para conocer todas las culturas e idiomas, al mismo tiempo que mejora las habilidades orales y de escritura de los niños. Además, su confianza crecerá mientras profundiza su curiosidad y comprensión del mundo.

Children are given practical opportunities to apply what they have learned whilst covering the four basic language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Through this, they will be well-prepared for the transition to Key Stage 3.

Los niños tienen oportunidades prácticas para aplicar lo que han aprendido mientras cubren las cuatro habilidades básicas de lenguaje: habla, lectura, escritura y audición. A través de ello, estarán preparados para la transición a la escuela secundaria (Key Stage 3).

Workshops, Spanish After School Clubs and many other activities are organised where children can experience and enjoy Spanish culture through films, food, and music.

Se organizan talleres, clubes extraescolares de español y muchas otras actividades donde los niños pueden experimentar y disfrutar de la cultura española a través de películas, comida y música.


 St. Mark Learning


Examples of Children's Work

A massive well done to Davae (St. Josephine), Joella (St. Josephine) and Leire (St. Lucy). You are superstars!!! 

Please keep up the great work and continue to complete all of your Spanish challenges weekly. 


Saludos by Davae Las banderas by Leire Una rima en español by Leire

 Year 3 and 4 have been learning about greetings, colours and parts of a house in Spanish. They also practised their drawing skills as you can see here.

Aprendemos español en casa con Languagenut  Learning Spanish at home with Languagenut


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This academic year our children can now enjoy and learn from one of the most succesful language websites, Languagenut, through interactive and fun Spanish activities, games and exercises. As a parent/carer, if you are also interested, you will be able to get involved too!

Our KS2 children have been given a username and password to access Languagenut anytime they want to work on their Spanish. Assignments are allocated to them regularly via the website, which focus on developing the four key language skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening.

They will be learning a large amount of topics such as "Animales Domésticos", "Números", "Hobbies", "Me gusta/No me gusta", "Verbos" ... and many more.

Please, support your child and encourage them to use Languagenut as much as possible as it will help them to improve their creativity, memory and concentration, along with respect for other cultures and love for languages. 

 Usernames and passwords available for parents! If you are interested in joining our Languagenut Parents Group, don't hesitate to get in touch and receive your personal login details. 


 Languagenut Website 


Year Group   Name of Assignment  
 Year 3


Números 1-10,


 Year 4




Colores, More about pets.

Miembros de la familia, Verbo ser (presente).

Dias de la semana.

 Year 5




Animales Domésticos, Números 1-30, Hobbies, Me gusta/No me gusta.

LLegar a la escuela Getting to school), Otros medios de transporte (other forms of transport)

El tiempo

Spanish Speakers


 Describiéndome a mí mismo, Describiendo a otros, Hacer (presente, pretérito, imperfecto y futuro), Presente verbos irregulares, Cómo me veo, ...


Las prendas de vestir.

Proyecto TeCoLa / TeCoLa Project


Nuestros niños/as han sido part del Erasmus+ project TeCoLa donde compañeros de seis países combinan su experiencia en aprendizaje y enseñanza intercultural de lenguas extranjeras, en el desarrollo del mundo virtual, tecnologías de telecolaboración, diseño de tareas de enseñanza y formación del profesorado. 

Our children have been part ot the Erasmus+ project TeCoLa where partners from six countries - Utrecht University (NE), University of Roehampton (UK), University of Antwerp (BE), University of Valencia (ES), Transit Lingua (FR), and 3DLES (NE) - combine their expertise in intercultural foreign language learning and teaching, virtual world development, telecollaboration technologies, instructional task design, and teacher education. 


Para más información, haz click en los siguientes enlaces. / For more information, click on the following links:

TeCoLa - University of Valencia (Spain)

TeCoLa Project Website


 The managers of the TeCoLa Project, Begoña Clavel Arroitia and Barry Pennock from "Universidad de Valencia", with our children.


After a very productive session, and also after receiving some presents from Ms. Clavel and Mr. Pennock!




Club extraescolar de español / After School Spanish Club

Cada martes de 3-4pm, nuestros estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de ampliar sus conocimientos de español en nuestro "Club extraescolar de español".

Every Tuesday between 3-4pm, our pupils have the opportunity to expand on their Spanish knowledge in our "After School Spanish Club".