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Sunday, 20 December 2015

CHRISTMAS At SCHOOL

Christmas at school has been very exciting this year. We had a little bit of many things:

     - kisses under the mistletoe
     - post-its to say what Christmas is for us
     - advent calendars with delicious chocolates
     - a Christmas countdown
     - caroling
     - a fantastic school concert

Without any doubt, we can say that the spirit of Christmas has been around us all these last days. 

Have yourself a very happy Christmas!!!  I´ll miss you...



Thursday, 17 December 2015

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

Hurry up! Christmas is around the corner and you haven´t writen your letter to Santa. What are you waiting for? Come On!!! What do you want for Christmas?  I want a... and a.... No!!! All want for Christmas is  YOU!!!!! Sing along and enjoy...


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

It´s the first of December. What does it mean? It means that the countdown to Christmas begins and we can open the doors of our advent calendar. There are many types of advent calendars: with chocolates, with little toys, with pictures... This is a specal one because you can find many different activities to enjoy this magical time of the year. Remember to open just a door evey day!



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Sunday, 29 November 2015

BORN IN THE USA

Continuing with our talks with native speakers, last Thursday the 26th, we received the visit of an American boy: Bryon Boyce. He is from California but he works in Salvador de Madariaga Secondary School as a teaching assitant. He explained many things about his country: a bit of geography, some customs and one important tradition, Thanksgiving Day. As that day was Thanksgiving Day, the spirit of this celebration was in the air all the time, moving us.
We all are really really thankful for his kind visit.
Besides, he brought us a present: some pumpkin seeds to eat. They were delicious!!! And we all finished singing a fantastic song by the Boss, Bruse Sprinsteen: "Born in the USA". Definitely, a memorable day that we will never forget.
Thank you so much, Bryon!



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Sunday, 22 November 2015

FIRST READING: "PUMPKINS - A PIE FOR MISS POTTER"

The autumn is a time for apples, pears, chestnuts, walnuts and ...pumpkins. But do you know how to grow a pumpkin? Or what can we use a pumpkin for? Besides, soon it will be Thanksgiving Day in the USA. How much do you know about this celebration? You can have the answer to all these questions reading this book.
The book is divided in 2 parts: the first one explains many things about pumpkins and the second one is a story about Miss Potter, an American teacher who goes to London and feels homesick. Enjoy them!
Remember that you have got the book and the audio, but they are separated. First you can read the story and secondly, click on the image below to listen to it.



Thursday, 29 October 2015

THIS IS HALLOWEEN

You know perfectly well what Halloween is but we are going to remember the most important things of this special day. This is Halloween: 

- carving pumpkins
- dressing up
- trick or treating
- parties
- games
- sweets

And we were doing all these things during this week. You can see a fantastic pumpkin exhibiton in the entrance hall. Thank you so much for your creativity and imagination. They are really fantastic!!! Besides, we had a great time in the English class playing these Halloween games:

- The mummy dance
- The ghosts race
- Apple bobbing

Apple bobbing is our favourite. We got a bit wet trying to catch an apple with our teeth. Have a look....

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

SCHOOL LIFE

Today we had a special visitor in our school: Mrs. Susan. She is an English teacher who came to explain us how a normal day in a British school is. This is the second of our series of native speakers´ talks for this school year.
We learned many things such as registration, assembly and some others. We also participated in the talk telling her the places our school has, the things we take in our schoolbags, the people who works in our school, ... and we even played a British playground game ("Frog in the middle") and we sang a song about school subjects ("Wonderful world").
We all had a very good time. Thank you so much for coming, Mrs. Susan.
Have a look at the pictures and at the PPT and you will see...

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

BRITISH SCHOOLS

These 2 videos show us how an Enbçglish school works. Do you fancy a visit to 2 of them? One is a Primary school and the other is a secondary school. You can compare the British education system with ours. Which one is easier? Are British schools good? Or do you prefer yours


Monday, 28 September 2015

WONDERFUL WORLD

Do you think this is a wonderful world? This song talks about how marvellous the world can be despite you don´t know muvh about your school lessons. Do you agree? We have to take into account that the protagonist is in love and nothing else matters. Listen carefully to the names of the different subjects they are mentioned. Ladies and gentlemen "WONDERFUL WORLD" by Sam Cooke.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

CLASSROOM LANGUAGE

On this video you can see some useful expressions to use in the classroom. But I´m sure you know much more, don´t you?

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

SCHOOL SUBJECTS

How many subjects do you have at school? What do you think about them? Do you think maths is easy? Is History boring? What is your favourite subject? Have a look...


Friday, 18 September 2015

CLASSROOM RULES

We are already in a new school year. After one week at school I can say that we are more or less adapted. So I think it´s time to remember the classroom rules. Watch this funny video with the Minions as main characters. Enjoy it!


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

WELCOME BACK!!!

Hello and welcome back to a new school year!
We all feel a bit lazy after the marvellous summer holidays. But now it´s time to hit the books again and start full of energy and illusion. That´s why we had a special activity last Friday, the 11th of September: we had a fantastic pop concert at school! The activity was called "ENGLISH... SING IT!". The fabulous band "BLUE SMOKE" sang many famous English songs such as "What a wonderful world", "Imagine", "Stand by me", "Don´t worry, be happy", "We will rock you",  "All of me", "Radioactive" or  "Say something". BLUE SMOKE has got 4 members:
- María Rodríguez: vocals
- Carlos Mejuto: drums
- Alejandro Sanz: electric guitar
- Andrés Rey: acustic guitar, vocals
Besides, a native speaker (Brenda Handford) made us think about the importance of learning English and about the different ways to learn it. One of the funniest is through songs.
We had a fantastic time! Have a look...

Thursday, 25 June 2015

IT´S NOT GOODBYE



It´s not goodbye, it´s see you later!!!
Good luck in your new adventure.
You are the best!!!
Enjoy your summer holidays!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

DELICIOUS!!!

Today we received the visit of Susana, an English woman who helped us to make a delicious English desert: a trifle. It was easy-peasy! We listened to her very carefully and followed her explanations while we prepared the cake. In the end, we ate it up. Yummy!!!
Thank you Susan for your help!!!

Friday, 29 May 2015

TRIFLE

This is a delicious English dessert that kids love. It´s very easy to make. Have a look at it and maybe we can make it in the class one day, can´t we?


Sunday, 24 May 2015

COOKING

Do you like cooking? I do. Now there are lots of TV programmes about cooking, like Master Chef, so you can learn many things about this topic. But... can you do it in English? Do you remember the cooking verbs? Take a look...


Thursday, 30 April 2015

SCAVENGER HUNT

Today we have played a fantastic game: SCAVENGER HUNT. We divided the class into 6 teams, we took a list and we ran to "hunt" or find the nature objects named on the list. It was great fun! We had to find a wild flower, a clover, a dandelion, a leaf, some grass, ... Later, with all the objects collected, we made a "masterpiece". Do you fancy seeing them?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

EARTH DAY

Today is Wednesday, the 22nd of April, not an ordinary day: today is Earth Day. It´s not just another celebration. It´s much more: it´s a day to stop thinking about how we can help our planet. Here is a list of 10 things you can do, I´m sure you know more. Take a look... and remember.... GO GREEN!!!


Thursday, 26 March 2015

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK´S DAY

I know, I know! Saint Patrick´s Day was last Tuesday, on the 17th of March, but we have celebrated it today because of last week exams. Declan Mathews, our dear Irish, has come once again to talk about his country. This year we have had to pass 4 activities to get the leprechaun´s gold. And we did them all!!!
We all had a great time listening to Declan´s explanations, especially the ones related to leprechauns. We really appreciate his kindness and sympathy. Thank you so much for your visit, Declan!!!


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

EASTER TIME

It´s Easter time! The second term is about to finish. Congratulations to you all on your great job. We have learned many things about English culture and language. The game of this month is Egg rolling. It´s basically an egg race. You all have brought a beautiful Easter egg to participate in the game. And we all have had a great time. Have a look...
Remember that the White House organices an Egg Rolling every year. They have games, races, storytelling, egg decoration , ... and lots of fun!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

PANCAKE RACE

It´s Carnival and we all dressed up at school. The topic of this year was "We are moving". There were lots of carpenters, painters, cleaners and loads of boxes full with all the stuff we have to take to the new building. And we even had the visit of the Queen of Great Britain, her majesty Elizabeth II, who came with her husband the Duke of Edimburgh!!!
As you know, there are not fancy dress costumes in England during these days, but they have PANCAKES, delicious pancakes. On Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, people eat pancakes and participate in pancake races all over England. We also had one race in our school. Take a look...


Friday, 30 January 2015

WHAT IS PEACE LIKE?

Today is Peace Day. Have you ever wonder what peace is like?  Is it big? Is it soft? Is it near? Is it sweet? Can you describe it? Have a look at this video... Maybe you can get an answer....



Tuesday, 13 January 2015

NEW YEAR´S RESOLUTIONS

Happy new year to you all!!!
2015 is the year of the light. So we have to start with new energy and make a big effort to do our best. By the way, have you written your new year´s resolutions? Here are some:
This year I want to:
1.- go to bed early
2.- eat less chocolate
3.- watch less TV
4.- eat more fruit and vegetables
5.- stop biting my fingernails
6.- be happy

And remember:

A new year , a fresh start