El Mercado - Year 1 Spanish

Year 1 students practised their Spanish by going shopping in the Cubby Village

Year 1 students practised their Spanish by going shopping in the Cubby Village

By Rowena Stevens, Spanish Language Teacher

This week, Year 1 went to el mercado (the market) in Spanish!  Food markets in Spain form a very important part of daily life. Locals and restaurants gather there to stock up on their fresh ingredients and develop connections with the vendors and other customers.  It’s a place to shop, catch up with others and share ideas and news.  

As part of our inquiry into “How We Organise Ourselves”, Year 1 students have been learning about life in Spanish food markets, the names of fruits and vegetables in Spanish, and the phrases they need to go shopping. 

To put this knowledge into practice, the students went shopping in our very own cubby house village here in the Junior School.  We set up a variety of grocery shops in the cubbies and students took part in role plays with their peers. 

It was a great morning, with so much Spanish to be heard.  The students tried very hard, and showed great enthusiasm and motivation. ¡Fenomenal! 

Here is the language our students used:

¿Qué quieres? – What would you like?
Quiero tres patatas. – I’d like three potatoes.
Toma. ¿Algo más? – Here you go. Anything else?
Por favor – Please
Gracias - Thanks

Cubby Village shopping centre Market day - in Spanish

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