Revise today’s date by pointing to date on board in English (with just number and month) by saying: ¿Cuál es la fecha hoy? e.g Es el 8 de mayo. Tell pupils they will now be learning the days of the week, so they will be to say the full date.
Introduce days of the week with actions, e.g. hands on head, nose, ears, shoulders, waist, hips, knees, feet (one for each day). Go through each day with actions. Pupils repeat and copy action. Do faster next time, then say days out of order to see if pupils remember actions.
Put word cards of the days on board and remove one by one as you recite the days. By the end pupils are reciting with no cards.
See video clip re days from Early Start Spanish.
Ask what the day is today - ¿Qué día es hoy? – pointing to English day on board to aid comprehension. Answers: 1 lunes 2 Es lunes 3 Hoy es lunes.
Play song ‘Los días de la semana’ from ¡Español! ¡Español!.
Ask pupils about the day yesterday and tomorrow, just with a single word reply (i.e. the day).