Friday, 21 December 2012


Buffff! It´s 21st of December at last!
After all the rush during these last busy days, we all deserve the Christmas holidays.
Congratulations on your work along this first term.
Have yourselves a MERRY CHRISTMAS  and a prosperous NEW YEAR!
See you in January!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Basketball players at Christmas

Have a look at these famous basketball players singing some Christmas carols. Funny!

Monday, 17 December 2012


This is the last week at school before the Christmas holidays and we are very busy preparing the Christmas concert. This is our carol for this year: "Rocking around the Christmas tree", from a version sung by Hannah Montana. Practise these days at home to do it very well on Friday. Hands on!

Friday, 14 December 2012


Today we all went to see a fantastic play: "The legend of King Arthur", by Face 2 Face Theatre Company. As you can imagine, it is a story about power, love, traitors and ambition. The main characters were King Arthur, Merlin the magician, Morgan Le Fay, Queen Gwynevere and Lancelot. It was really funny and we laughed a lot, especially when we saw some of our classmates on the stage. Congratulations to the actors! They did a great job!
And now have a look at this slideshow as a memory of this fantastic play. Enjoy it!

Friday, 7 December 2012


In a few days we will all go to see a play in English in our school concert hall: "The legend of King Arthur". These days we are learning the vocabulary, the songs and the plot with our English teachers to follow the performance more easily. And our favourite song is this one: "When the Saints go marching in". A good way to learn it by heart is to sing along with this karaoke version. Ready?... Go!

Saturday, 17 November 2012


Another funny activity to do in a rainy autumn afternoon is to wear a good raincoat and wellies and jump in the puddles. You can even dance and sing in the rain without an umbrella. Like Gene Kelly in this famous scene. Enjoy it!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


The autumn is here once more! It´s a good time to go to the woods and see the changes in the nature, to admire the beautiful colours of the leaves and to enjoy this fantastic season. There are plenty of funny activities you can do in the autumn. For me, the one of the funniest is to rake the leaves into a pile and jump into them. Have you ever tried?... What are you waiting for?...
Enjoy this video...

Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Halloween is here at last! Thank you so much for your marvellous pumpkins. This year the exhibition is even better than last year. If you don´t believe me, take a look at these photos...
Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, 29 October 2012


Today we have received the visit of an American girl: Lauren Denslow. She is from Seattle, Washington, in the northwest of the USA. She is going to stay in Coruña for a whole year because she is the conversation auxiliary in Salvador de Madariaga Secondary School. She talked to us about the autumn and about the two most famous festivals in this time of the year: Halloween and Thankgiving Day. We all had a great time: we learned new words, we said three magic spells, we peeled an apple to guess the name of our true love, we learned some traditions but, above all, we enjoyed her visit a lot. Thank you for your kindness, Lauren! And come again another day, please!
If you want to see the presentations and the photos of this day, have a look...


Yes! Halloween is here once more! This year we are going to learn a spooky poem: "Dark, dark tale". Enjoy it!

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Sunday, 7 October 2012


Wow! Just four weeks since we started school and it seems ages! After a few days of adaptation, now we are working very hard. These last days we were talking about our resolutions for this new school year, we were also learning some new vocabulary related to school materials, school places and school subjects. And talking about this, what´s your favourite subject? English, of course! That´s why you are all going to get good marks!
School is not so boring as you may think. It´s got negative things such as exams, homework, teachers, ..., but there are many positive ones too: the new things we learn everyday, our friends, the break, the outings, ... In fact, we can say that school is a wonderful world! Just like Sam Cooke explains in this fantastic song: "Wonderful world"
Enjoy it!

Sunday, 23 September 2012


Have you seen the new poster at the hall of our school? It´s dedicated to the Olympic Games. As the Paralympics have just finished a few days ago, we wanted to honour all these fantastic sportsmen and women. Comgratulations to you all!
And I want you to remember the motto of the Olympics:


Don´t forget it! You can apply it this new school year!

Friday, 14 September 2012


Yes! It´s true! We are back again! We have to start a new school year now that we are full of energy after our summer holidays. Do you know a better way to do it than learning a new song? By the way, it´s related to this time of the year. I hope you like it.

Monday, 25 June 2012

See you again in September!!!

Friday, 22 June 2012


One more time we are at the end of the school year without noticing it. Behind us there is a lot of work and effort, in front of us a long summer with the sun, the beach, the ice-creams and the fun!

Enjoy yourselves! Happy summer holidays!

Monday, 18 June 2012

A visitor from London

As you perfectly know, this year the Olympic games are going to be held in London. That´s why we invited Susana Barros, a Londoner and a mother of two schoolmates, to come to our class and talk about London. She explained us many things about this fascinating city and we learned a lot with her. But the most important thing was how much we enjoyed her talk. Thank you very much for coming, Susana. If you want to remember this day, you can have a look at the photos and at the presentation too. You can also check how much you know about London doing the quiz that the teacher Carmen Vázquez Casanova prepared. Enjoy it!
London quiz on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 17 June 2012


Just days for the Olympic Games. How much do you know about the Olympics? Test it in this LIM. It´s very interesting!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Today we received a visitor from Auckland, New Zealand: Jasmine. It´s amazing how well we understood her English, despite the differences in the pronountiation. It was a very interesting talk and we learned a lot about this unknown country. For example, it is in the south hemisphere and this causes curious situations like Father Christmas coming in the summer.
This is the third talk from an English native speaker during this year. It is very motivating to see our advance in English. Thanks to Jasmine for coming. Have a look at the photos and at the presentation she talked about...

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Yes! Finally we are at the last unit of our textbook for this year. And we are learning the past tense of regular verbs. It´s easy-peasy! Remember that we only have to add ED to the infinitive. Take a look at this video and you will see several examples. At the beginning you can see some sentences using the present continuous. Can you remember it?
 Just a final effort!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Yesterday we received a great basketball player from Club Basket Coruña: Deforrest Riley Smith, better known as Dee. We enjoyed a lot his talk. He explained some basic ideas about basketball and he helped us with our English. But we also helped him with his Spanish. He is a very friendly and funny guy. Thank you Dee! All the best!
Now you can take a look at the photos and the presentation he prepared. Enjoy it!

Monday, 7 May 2012


In the last posts, we have seen the difficulties to speak English. Don´t panic! It´s easier than you think but it takes time and effort. This video shows you 10 tips to help you improve your speaking. Pay attention to them and try to put them into practice.

Friday, 4 May 2012


Have you ever had pronounciation problems with English? I have. Sometimes it seems that some words don´t come to your mouth, like in a tongue twister. Don´t worry! That´s normal. Just relax and try it again or leave it for another day. In this video, you can see Inspector Clouseau (a French detective) trying to say the sentence: "I WOULD LIKE TO BUY A HAMBURGER". Don´t miss it. It´s really funny!

Thursday, 3 May 2012


You all perfectly know that learning English is very important. And it´s a bit difficult too! It´s a long way but it´s worth it. And it´s funny too! You can´t miss this video! Pepe Reina tries to teach English to Iker Casillas.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Last 28th of March, we all had a great fun watching the play "Robin Hood" by Face 2 Face Theatre Company. But what we enjoyed most was the marvellous performance of our classmates: unforgettable Maid Marion, Friar Tuck (Cheers!!! Glub, glub, glub) or the executioner (Torture!!!). It was amazing! Take a look and you will see...

Monday, 23 April 2012


Today, 23rd April, is World Book Day. It is celebrated all over the world because many people love reading. But... what is a book for you? A book is a good friend, it is always there, with you, it helps you when you are sad, it makes you smile or cry, ... And what about you? Do you like reading? Why do you like it? Take a look at this video and listen the opinions of different people about reading and why it is important for them.

Sunday, 22 April 2012


Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. It´s a special ocasion to be concious about our planet. Make Earth Day Every Day your motto. Think before you act. How will I affect the planet? How can I make this world a better place? Remember this:

Act responsibly
take care of our planet


Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Now it´s time to learn some new adjectives and how to compare two objects, animals or people. It´s not difficult but this film can help. Enjoy and learn!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


Time flies! It´s Ester again and before we realize it will be June and the end of the school year. But we need to do the last effort... To get more energy, we have a long long week of holidays... And why don´t you have a look at your fantastic Easter Bonnets during these calm days? Relax and enjoy...
Happy Easter!!! You all deserve a rest...

Saturday, 31 March 2012


Today, 31st mMrch, many people from lots of countries all over the world celebrate the Earth Hour. It consists of an action for the planet by swittching off your lights for an hour. It takes place every 31st of March from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.
It is an iniciative that started in Sydney (Australia) in 2007, and it has grown into a global symbol of hope and as a movement for change.
Earth Hour 2011 created history as the world's largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 135 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all -- the planet.
And you? Are you going to participate? Remember to switch your lights off for an hour. Easy! But don´t stop here, GO BEYOND!!!

Monday, 27 February 2012


How happy I am after receiving some comments from you, my dear ex-pupils! I´m glad to know that everything is going well in the secondary school. In the end, it is not so difficult as you believed, isn´t it? Yago told me that you are going to participate in a competition called "The big challenge". Good luck! You deserve to win.
Now have a look at this animation, please. It´s dedicated to you.
I miss you a lot!

Thursday, 9 February 2012


Pupils from Robin Hood primary school, Birmingham, worked with a film crew from the National College for School Leadership to express their desire to use their favourite technologies for learning in school. All their words coincide. They say to their teachers: ENGAGE ME!!!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


And now a brief video about how kids, digital learners, living in the 21st century, are creating mass culture through the use of web 2.0 tools/social networking, etc. How can school be so far of their interests?

Sunday, 29 January 2012


Have you ever wonder what Peace is? Everyone talks about Peace, but ... what is it like? What colour is it? How old is it? What size is it? Where is it? Can you buy it? How does it taste and smell? Can you describe it? Difficult work! Think about it. You can have a look at this video and get some ideas... Pay special attention to the comments of the kids that appear at the end.

Happy School Day of Non-Violence and Peace!

Saturday, 21 January 2012


Wow! Our blog has been nominated as The Most Fascinating Teaching Blog of 2011 in the Fascination Awards. It is a great honour! This has happened because our blog not only inspires our audience, but it also creates discussion around our posts, both of which are requirements for the nomination of a Fascination awards.
Now it´s time for voting but we can consider ourselves as winners just with the nomination.
Thank you!

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Sunday, 15 January 2012


Hello Winter!

As every year, you are here at last! We can notice it everywhere: in the bare trees, in the grey sky, in the white snow, in the freezing days, ... It´s nice to stay at home these dark Sundays with a good book, a blanket covering your legs, a cup of hot chocolate and good company. But it´s even nicer to go and play in the snow. It´s great fun! Besides, there are many winter sports we can practice. Let´s have a look at this video to see some amazing activities.

Welcome Winter! We love you!

Monday, 2 January 2012


Yes!!! We are in 2012!!! I´m sure it´s going to be a great year, even better than the last one! Did you eat all the grapes? Eating grates at the sound of the bells is a Spanish tradition. But how do other contries around the world celebrate the new year coming? Here is a video with some examples. Enjoy it!
Happy New Year to you all!!!