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" You have no idea how popular the ZZZ songs are……… the children LOVE it from reception upwards. The littlies particularly enjoy spotting the weather words we have learnt and shout out when they recognise them, then of course they love to anticipate what the weather will be on the next day. The music itself is so catchy and tuneful, too. My only real issue is how to let them down gently in the lessons when we AREN'T going to put ZZZ on.

I love the idea of being able to buy the CDs in bulk as the children love the songs so much, I'm sure they will be pleased to be able to buy it for themselves.

I would never have imagined the enthusiasm that my children have for ZZZ! They absolutely love the songs and pick it up so quickly. They readily absorb the grammar points of gender agreement etc and sing like pros right from the start…..Many thanks for raising the enthusiasm in my classroom! They work like Trojans to get time at the end of each lesson to sing! "

Sally Rowden, Leading Language Teacher, Essex

 

 

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NEW SPANISH!! Software Products

The long anticipated ¡ Vale Venga Vamos ! software is now available:

Compatible with any computer and interactive whiteboard.
 

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The ¡ Vale Venga Vamos ! software is an innovative programme, designed in 4 separate modules, for teaching Spanish to children aged 6 to 12 on the interactive whiteboard. It has the unique feature of focusing the learning on charming, quirky animations of the high quality and melodic songs.

Other features popular with teachers are the animated explanations of simple grammar, interactive exercises and the differentiated activity sheets

The ¡ Vale Venga Vamos ! software Standard Version (compatible with any computer/interactive whiteboard) is an effective resource to complement any KS2 Spanish teaching programme.

spanish pack ¡ Vale Venga Vamos ! Module 1 covers: greetings, asking and saying name, age and where you live, colours, asking and saying how you are, days of the week, numbers, weather, animals, describing a pet, nouns of the natural world, the grammar of gender, articles and plurals and much more:

  • 7 units, each with an animated song
  • karaoke tracks and printable song-words
  • printable differentiated activity sheets

Contents:

  • ¡ Vale Venga Vamos ! – an introduction to the characters (Topics: greetings; saying name and nationality; some action words)
  • Í Hola ! ¿ Quieres jugar ? (Topics: asking and saying name, age, where you live and your favourite colours)
  • Los Dulces (Topic: counting to 20)
  • ¿ Qué tal ? (Topic: asking and saying how you are)
  • Un Mundo Peculiar (Topics: the natural world; further use of colour; gender; how to form the plural with definite articles)
  • ¿ Qué tiempo hace ? (Topics: weather phrases; days of the week)
  • ¿ Tienes animales ? (Topics: animals; talking about pets, saying their name and giving a short description with adjectives)

See the features and benefits of the software

Price per Site Licence = £79.95 + VAT

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Features of the ¡ Vale Venga Vamos ! Software

  • 7 fully animated original songs, which are themed to support topics usually introduced in the first year of Spanish. Most songs are in dialogue form and act as a springboard to real conversation.
  • The voices of native Spanish children are embodied in charmingly drawn and animated characters, with which pupils immediately engage.
  • Karaoke tracks and printable song-words in Spanish and English allow children to learn and sing the songs for performance in class or to parents.
  • Lip synchronisation of the animations helps pupils in their pronunciation. A button bar allows you to remove the music to focus on pronunciation, and then to remove the voices so, once they know the songs, children can sing along karaoke-style.
  • Printable activity sheets (with answers) consolidate the vocabulary of the songs and expand understanding of the Spanish language. Written at two levels, a Pista Verde for younger children and a Pista Roja for older children or more intense study, these sheets are based on the songs and comprise word-searches, crosswords, gap-fill, code-breaking, role-play etc.
  • Further classroom activities - PDF of ideas
  • Guidance notes - PDF

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Benefits

  • Repetition without boredom: the animated songs are like role-plays or conversations set to melodic and memorable tunes. Each song presents words, phrases and sentences on two or three vocabulary topics and, because they are songs, all the repetition that is so necessary in foreign language learning happens naturally. Children revisit their classroom learning when they sing the songs again with their friends in the playground, or teach their siblings at home.
  • Motivation and participation: the animations and catchy melodies immediately engage the children and the visual aid doubles their understanding, making them all the keener to learn.
  • Support of QCA KS2 Scheme of Work, KS2 Framework for Languages and Scottish 5 – 14 Guidelines
  • Flexibility: all ages from 6 – 12 will enjoy and learn from
    ¡ Vale Venga Vamos ! at their own level. The software can therefore be used in many different classes and to support different styles of teaching.
  • Value for money: unlike many resources available for KS2 Spanish, which are one-play activities, this programme can and should be used over and again with the same children, as they learn more and more from it with every playing, while their enjoyment of it seems to be unending!
  • Performance: performance is a great reward for children and these songs have little stories to them that lend themselves to performance, whether to the class, the rest of the school, or to parents. Providing karaoke tracks makes this easy for the teacher.
  • Confidence: children are able to join in fully, without embarrassment or fear of failure, as they are joining in communal singing, which is a shelter for those who are less confident.
  • Ease of navigation

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