Saturday, 27 February 2010


What do you do every day? Now that we are learning the Present Simple in year 5, why don´t we go over the daily routines?

Friday, 26 February 2010


What´s the weather like in the winter? Have a look a this video...

Thursday, 25 February 2010


What´s the weather like? These last days the weather hasn´t been very good. In fact we are in alert today. And it´s incredible the fast that it changes: in one day it can be sunny, cloudy, rainy, windy, foggy,... Wow! Have a look at this video and go over the weather vocabulary:

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


What are you wearing today? Have a look at these clothes...

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


What a pity! Carnival is coming to an end. Today is Ash Wednesday and that means that tomorrow we´ll be back to school. But before that, why don´t you enjoy these photos? I´m sure you´ll recognize someone...
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Tuesday, 16 February 2010


Today, February the 16th, is Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday. Lots of men, women and children from Britain participate in a special race: they run in skirts, aprons and headscarves holding a frying pan with a pancake on it, and they have to run while flipping the pancake! It´s really an opportunity for fun, for eating lots of pancakes and for raising money for charity.
Pancake Day probably had its origins around 1445 in England. Tradition says that a woman was cooking pancakes on Shrove Tuesday when she heard the church bell calling people to confession. So she run to the church in her apron and with her fying pan.
I want you to watch 2 videos: the first one shows how to make a pancake and on the second one you can see a pancake race. I hope you like them.
Happy Pancake Day!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Kids say some funny things. Here are some of the funny ideas kids have about love, marriage, and Valentine's Day.

Sunday, 14 February 2010


Happy Valentine´s Day to you kids!

I love you!

And I hope you love me too! of kisses.


Just a few hours left to Valentine´s Day! I like this day. It´s one of my favourites because it´s a good ocassion to remember the important people to you. But how much do you love your friends and relatives? Can you measure love? Please watch this video before answering:

Monday, 8 February 2010


Now that we have seen the 5 films nominated for the Oscar 2010 in the cathegory of Best Animated Feature Film, we can vote for our favourite one. What do you like best? Which one is going to get the Oscar?

Sunday, 7 February 2010


And finally, the last of the 5 nominated films: "Up". This is its plot: A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However he has a stowaway aboard. An 8 year old boy named Russell, whose trying to get an assisting the elderly badge. Together, they embark in an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin.
I love it! What about you?

Saturday, 6 February 2010


Adventure, action and danger await 12 year old Brendan, who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. The story is set in the 9th century. Brendan is educated by his uncle, Abbot Cellach, who holds a firm grip on his nephew and expects him to follow in his footsteps. One day, Brendan meets Brother Aidan, a master illustrator who shows him the beauty of art and stimulates his creativity and fantasy. Finally, Brendan decides to break free in search of his dream: completing the valuable Book of Kells. On his journey through the forest, he has to face his biggest fears. This is the plot of the 4th nominated film "The secret of Kells". Do you want to watch its trailer? Don´t miss it!

Friday, 5 February 2010


The 3rd film nominated is "The princess and the frog": a fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. It´s got 3 Oscar Nominations and it has just released today here in Spain, so go and watch it. Here you are the official trailer:

Thursday, 4 February 2010


Following with our CINEMA WEEK, here you are the trailer of "Fantastic Mr. Fox", another of the nominated films. It is based on the book by Roald Dahl, but unfortunately we can´t still watch it here in Spain. We´ll have to wait until the 9th of April. Meanwhile, we can see the trailer and visit its official website by clicking on the image above. Enjoy it!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


And the 2010 Oscar Nominations for the Best Animated Feature Film are these 5 that you can see above. Which one will be the winner? We have to wait 32 days until the Oscar Night. But what is your favourite one? Before answering to this question it´s better to watch a trailer of each film. Let´s start with Coraline. Have you seen it? It´s fantastic! Enjoy it!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


Today, February the 2nd, is Groundhog Day. It is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day can´t see its shadow (because the weather is cloudy or rainy), it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow (because it´s a sunny day), the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. This tradition is associated with the legend of Candlemas Day:
"If Candlemas be fair and bright,
come, Winter, have another flight;
if Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
go Winter, and come not again".
The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where crowds as high as 40,000 have gathered to celebrate the holiday since at least 1886. And this morning, Phil the groundhog could see its tail and that means that we will have 6 more weeks of winter. So... patience!
Would you like to see the moment when Phil comes out of its burrow? Have a look...