Saturday, 30 September 2017
English is everywhere: in science, in diplomacy, in music, on the internet, ... There are more than 53 English speaking countries around the world. Some of them use it as a primary language and some others, as a coofficial language. Do you fancy travelling around the world with English? If so, you will need a PASSPORT. This school year we are going to develop an annual project consisting of visiting a country every month, 10 in total, 2 on each continent. This way, we will know a bit more about:
- 2 countries in Europe: the UK and Ireland
- 2 in Asia: India and The Philippines
- 2 in Africa: South Africa and Kenya
- 2 in Oceania: Australia and New Zealand
- 2 in America: The USA and Canada
And this was what Susana García explained us last Thursday, the 28th of September. She is from London and teaches English in an English school in Coruña. We could also prepare our PASSPORT TO ENGLISH with her. Thank you so much, Susana!
Friday, 22 September 2017
As you know, along the school year we are going to receive the visit of some native speakers from different English speaking countries who will explain us different aspects of their culture. To start with the right foot, and as a welcome to the new school year, we enjoyed a fantastic magic show by Joshua Kenneth Illusionist, a young magician who amazed us with his extraordinary magic tricks. If you want to know more about Joshua Kenneth, click on his name or on his photo and you will see his webpage.
Thank you so much, Joshua! We´ll see you again next September.
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Have you ever wondered how a school day is for a British kid? I suppose there is not much difference between British and Spanish schools, but there are some curiosities you may want to know. Have a look at these videos.
Sunday, 17 September 2017
What is your favourite subject? And your least favourite subject? We all have different likes and that´s why we prefer one subject to another. But... how much do you know about every subject? A lot? ... Not much? ... This is what happens to Sam Cooke, the singer of this famous song. Enjoy it!
Monday, 11 September 2017
We are back again! It´s time to say goodbye to the beach and hello to school, getting ready for a new exciting year. It´s going to be a good one and we are all going to learn many new things in English. Our first topic is SCHOOL. We will learn the name of some classroom objects, the subjects, the different school places, the staff, some rules... Take a look:
Friday, 23 June 2017
And this is the end.... After a lot of laughter, fun, games, letters, videos, exams and homework, it´s time to say goodbye. You will start a new adventure in September, but always remember that a part of you is here, in Emilia Pardo Bazán Primary School. There is a Japanese legend that says that everyone of us have a red string tied around our pinky finger which connects us with all the people who have been important for us. Well, my red string of fate is connected to all and every one of you... I will miss you!!!
But remember... it´s not goddbye, it´s... SEE YOU LATER!!!
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
And with the school year about to finish, we have spent our last English lesson playing 2 typical games: Scavenger Hunt and Sally go round the sun.
To play SCAVENGER HUNT we had to go to the school playground and look for ten spring items: a leaf, a stick, a flower, a shamrock, a berry, a feather, green grass, ... The first team completing the list was going to be the winner, but the truth was that all the teams were really fast. So... no winners and no losers. After collecting all these things, we created a masterpiece with them. Take a look...
SALLY GO ROUND THE SUN is a Canadian folk song to play and sing in a big circle, keeping the beat with your feet. We had already learned it with the music teacher so... this time was easy-peasy!
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Today, 20th of June, is World Refugee Day. We live in a world where war and violence force thousands of families to flee from their countries in really hard conditions. To make people concious about this situation, on this day we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of asylum seekers. Stop for a minute and take a look...
Monday, 22 May 2017
Once more we received some foreigners at school: 3 teachers from Ireland, in concrete from Carlow Educate Together Primary School. They were Erin, Mark and Clionna.They wanted to know our experience in the teaching of Galician and see some lessons in order to take some ideas to implement in their own school with Irish. So they participated in different activities, all of them in Galician: They made a kiss in an origami lesson with 6th year, they learned about Carlos Casares with 3rd year, they saw a drama rehearsal with 6th year, they listened to some poems and songs with 5-year-olds, they danced, the collected plants and flowers for May Day, they watched a typical Galician lesson in 2nd year ... Exhausting but very gratifying!!!
Thanks a lot for your visit!!! We hope to see you again... In fact, we already have penpals in their school!!!