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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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So this is Christmas.... Without realizing it is this magical time of the year again... You all deserve a rest for your big effort and hard work during this 1st term. Remember to be good because Santa Claus is watching you!!!
Merry Christmas to you all!!!


Monday, 19 December 2016

SAVE THE CHILDREN LETTER


Wow!!! We receibed a letter from Save the Children expressing their gratitude for our contribution and donation... And they made a video just for us!!!  Have a look and see... Now our school and our town are well known in the UK. Yes!!! We did it!!!

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Friday, 16 December 2016

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY 2016

Resultado de imagen de xmas jumper day 2016Today is Christmas Jumper Day in the UK. It is an annual campaign organised by charity Save the Children to raise funds for poor children by wearing a Christmas jumper and making a minimum donation of 1 pound. They encourage people to "make the world better with a sweater".
Imagen relacionadaYou can wear a Christmas Jumper, decorate an existing jumper with festive decorations or even knit your own. It is a very popular day with schools and workplaces. And we have decided to participate, of course! And today is the great day!!! We have made a donations and worn our Christmas jumpers... The designs are amazing... We even have lights on our jumpers!!! Have a look at our fantastic sweaters and watch the video with our Christmas wishes and our resolutions for the new year. You cannot miss it!!!






6 A - XMAS JUMPER DAY from Rosa Fernández Sánchez on Vimeo.

6 B - XMAS JUMPER DAY from Rosa Fernández Sánchez on Vimeo.

6 C - XMAS JUMPER DAY from Rosa Fernández Sánchez on Vimeo.

Monday, 12 December 2016

CINDERELLA 2016

Have you ever seen a play based on the famous story of Cinderella? Today we have attended a fantastic show by the theatre company Face2Face with a very modern Cinderella and very well-known characters. Pay special attention to the Ugly Sisters, the Mice-Horses and the Fairy Godmother. Do they sound familiar to you?
Very many thanks to our Parents´ Association for financing the play one more year. We really appreciate it!!!


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

SCHOOLS IN BRITAIN

How much do you know about British school system? What types of schools are there? How are the marks? How many terms have they got in a school year? Have a look at these videos and you will find the answers to all these questions...


Sunday, 30 October 2016

THIS IS HALLOWEEN

If by any chance you are wondering what Halloween is, this is Halloween:

- Fancy dress costumes
- Pumpkin lanterns
- Scary creatures
- Trick or treating
- Parties
- Games
- Sweets
- And fun... lots of fun!!!

And we have had a bit of all these things at school this week. Have a look...
Happy Halloween to you all!!!


THE EYEBALL DANCE - 6B from Rosa Fernández Sánchez on Vimeo.

THE MUMMY DANCE - 6A from Rosa Fernández Sánchez on Vimeo.

THE GHOSTS RACE - 6A from Rosa Fernández Sánchez on Vimeo.

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

JOSHUA KENNETH ILLUSIONIST

I know you love magic and magicians. That´s why we received today a fantactic illusionist at school: Joshua Kenneth. He offered an amazing show with kandkerchiefs, balls, cards, bottles, glasses, hats and a magic wand. We all were wide-open when we saw his magic tricks. It was awesome and everything was ... IN ENGLISH!!! Here is a memory:



Tuesday, 20 September 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL

These first days at school are good to remember some basic things such as the classroom rules, the material we need, the study habits, ... They are extremely important to pass with flying colours and to live with our teachers and companions. Have a look:



Tuesday, 13 September 2016

WELCOME BACK

We are back. Welcome everyone to a new and exciting school year! It´s going to be full of surprises: new games, new phrases of the month, new workshops, new talks and a speaking assistant!
We are all a bit nervous and anxious these first days, but don´t panic! Everything is going to be ok. And to relax ourselves a little bit, it´s a good idea to start with a concert in English. Remember that singing songs help you improve your English.
Today we had the visit of Brenda Handford, an English teacher, and BlueSmoke, a fantastic pop band. Brenda gave us some tips to study English with songs and we could put them into practise singing along. BlueSmoke played several famous songs by bands of all times. 
We all had a fantastic time singing along!!! Thank you soooooooo much....

  

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

BYE FOR NOW

And another year has gone... After so many hours of hard work, collaboration, exams, laughter, talks, workshops, songs, listenings and homework, we all deserve a rest.

HAPPY SUMMER TO YOU ALL!!!

I´LL MISS YOU!!!

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!!!

Let´s finish with a song: "We are going on a summer holiday" by Cliff Richard

Monday, 20 June 2016

COOKING CLUB

Today we have had our Cooking Club session. Mrs. Susan Barreiro, a teacher from London, came to our classroom once again to explain us how to prepare a delicious British dessert: TRIFFLE. Following 10 easy steps, we made this typical dessert for kids parties. Yummy yummy in my tummy!!! Do you want to try?


Thursday, 2 June 2016

DANCE OF THE RIBBONS AT COLÓN THEATRE

And the great day arrived! Last Monday, the 30th of May, we had a show at Colón Theatre with other 3 schools: CEE. María Mariño, CEIP. San Pedro de Visma and Conservatory of Music. We all celebrated a day together in an activity called "Art for Equality", which consisted of a play in Galician,"A farsa do Rei Bululú".
We danced a very difficult traditional dance called "The Dance of the Ribbons". We had to dance around a pole with coloured ribbons, making a plait around it. One mistake and... But everything went perfect and we all had a great time, sharing nerves and new experiences with the kids of the other schools. And with live music!!!
Here is a memory of that exciting day...


Monday, 23 May 2016

A LITTLE BITE OF THE BIG APPLE

Today we could have a little bite of the Big Apple because we received the visit of Isabel González, a lady from New York. She talked to us about this fascinating city: its famous buildings, its skyscrapers, its parks and bridges, ... and she taught us a funny clapping song: "Miss Mary Mack". Here is a memory of her visit.
Thank you so much for your visit, Isabel! We hope to see you next year...



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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

GALICIAN LETTERS´ DAY

Happy Galician Letters´  Day, this year dedicated to Manuel María, a wonderful poet. I´m afraid I cannot find any documents about him in English, but I´ve found a beautiful video made in a school in Northern Ireland. All the pupils recite a famous poem by Rosalía de Castro in both languages, Galician and English. Have a look...
And do not ever forget that "our language is the key to open the world", as Manuel María says:


A fala. Manuel María
O idioma é a chave
coa que abrimos o mundo:
o salouco máis feble,
o pesar máis profundo.

O idioma é a vida,
o coitelo da dor,
o murmurio do vento,
a palabra de amor.

O idioma é o tempo,
é a voz dos avós
e ese breve ronsel
que deixaremos nós.

O idioma é un herdo,
patrimonio do pobo,
maxicamente vello,
eternamente novo.

O idioma é a patria,
a esencia máis nosa,
a creación común
meirande e poderosa.

O idioma é a forza
que nos xungue e sostén.
¡Se perdemos a fala
non seremos ninguén!

O idioma é o amor,
o latexo, a verdade,
a fonte da que agroma
a máis forte irmandade.

Renunciar ao idioma
é ser mudo e morrer.
¡Precisamos a lingua
se queremos vencer!

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Last Friday we celebrated Galician Letters´ Day at school. We saw a fantastic show with songs, poems, plays, ... ,  all in Galician, our language, and all by Manuel María, the poet honoured this year. And we participated in the concert with a traditional dance: The Dance of the Ribbons. It is a very difficult dance because the dancers have to make a plait around a pole and the minimum mistake is terrible... But everything went prefect, just as well. Here is a memory...

Sunday, 1 May 2016

HOUSTON, WE´VE GOT A PROBLEM

Last Friday we received the visit of Germaine, a guy from Houston. He has been living in Coruña the last months. He works as a teching assistant in San Marcos Primary School, Abegondo. He told us about his hometown and about his life. Now we know that Houston is famous for 2 reasons:
       - NASA
       - RODEOS
It was amazing to see the photos of some rockets ready to take off !!! Thank you so much for your visit, Germaine. We hope to see you again. All the best.



Tuesday, 26 April 2016

CIVIL WAR

Have you seen the last superheroes film? It is "Civil War" and you can find all the Marvel superheroes on it. This is its trailer.



Monday, 11 April 2016

SUPERHEROES

You know a lot of superheroes but do you remember what superpowers have they got? Or what accesories and weapons have they got? Have a look...



Tuesday, 29 March 2016

DESCRIBING PEOPLE

We are back and full of energy to start this last term!!! And the first thing we have to learn is how to describe people, not only physically but also psycologically. Are you ready? Have a look at this PPT by Ljubica Ruzinsca, a Primary English teacher. It helps a lot...

Thursday, 17 March 2016

HAPPY EASTER

Today we have all had a great time! It´s our favourite day of the year. We have participated in an Easter egg hunt and later in an Easter Bonnet Parade. Do you want to see our models? Take a look...
Happy Easter everyone!!! See you afterthe holidays...

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK´S DAY 2016

Today the whole world is celebrating Saint Patrick´s Day. It is an Irish holiday that invites everybody to be Irish for a day. In fact, many monuments will turn green tonight, even our Tower of Hercules. And this is what we have done today in the English class. We received the visit of Declan Matthews, an Irish teacher, who explained us many things about his country and its traditions: we learned about leprechauns and his pot of gold, about Saint Patrick, about shamrocks, ... And we also learned a very bautiful and emotinal song: "Molly Malone". It was a fantastic day!
Thank you so much for your visit, Declan, We hope to see you next year.
Happy Saint Patrick´s Day to everyone!!! And remember to wear green or you´ll be pinched...


Friday, 11 March 2016

TOURIST GUIDES FOR A DAY

Today we have received the visit of two tourist guides from A Coruña: Lara Blanco and Carmen Fraga. They work at the tourist information centre in the Tower of Hercules, but this time they talked about London, a city they know very well because they lived there a year ago. We learned many things about its museums, parks, markets, main streets and squares, ... 
As soon as they finished, it was our turn: we became tourist guides for a day. We explained many things about our fantastic hometown. We took turns to talk about its location, its climate, its historic buildings and our negibourhood, Los Rosales. Finally we participated in a funny game trying to guess what places we saw through a keyhole. It was great fun!
And we got a prize too: some delicious M&M´s. Yummy!!!
Thank you so much for your visit, Lara and Carmen! We hope to see you again next year...
Here is a memory....



Tuesday, 16 February 2016

LONDON - A DAY IN THE CITY

The second book we are going to read this school year is titled "London - A day in the city". London is a very exciting city where you can do many activities. There´s always something to see in London. It´s full of museums, parks, historic buildings, ... it´s full of emotion! Here is a PPT with all the pages and the audio for you. Just click on the word AUDIO to listen to the story.


Friday, 12 February 2016

OUR PANCAKE RACE

Last Tuesday it was Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday in England. A pancake is a thin, flat cake. It is made of batter (milk, flour and eggs) and fried in a frying-pan. It is similar to our "filloa". But people in England usually eats it with caster sugar and a dash of fresh lemon juice. Then they rolled it. Some people add golden syrup or jam.
Many English villages also organice a pancake race, which is great fun. The participants wear an apron, a hat and a fying pan with a pancake. They have to run and flip the pancake over at the same time. And as this is our game of the month, we have all participated in a pancake race at school today. It was very exciting and it was curious to see so many "cooks" together. Watch this slideshow and these videos and you´ll understand what I mean....


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

CARNIVAL WITH SHAKESPEARE

It´s time for Carnival! This year we conmemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quijote de la Mancha". So we are going to dress up as don Quijote, Sancho Panza, Dulcinea, Cervantes, some nobles of that time, ... As you probably know, William Shakespeare was another famous writer, but he wasn´t Spanish, he was English. Shakespeare died on the same day as Cervates (23rd of April) that´s why we celebrate World´s Book Day on this date. So we also conmemorate the death of Shakespeare. But who was him?
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He got married to Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and they had 3 children: a girl called Susanna and 2 twins. Then he moved to London where he worked as an actor. In those times, women could not act in plays, so men dressed up as women. 
He also wrote many plays: comedies and tragedies. Some of the most famous are: "Romeo and Juliet", "Hamlet", "Othello", "A Midsummer Night´Dream", "The Tempest"... From these plays we have got some very famous quotes: "To be or not to be, that is the question"  or  "Romeo, Romeo, where art thou, Romeo?". Apart from the plays, he also wrote 154 sonnets. 
He became rich and he helped build the Globe Theatrre in London in 1599. That theatre was round and people could have a seat or could stand close to the stage. The audience also participated in the play shouting, clapping, booing, ...
Shakespeare created many new words. It is said that he introduced about 1,700 words in English language. Many of his expressions are still used today. He died when he was 52 years old. 
If you want to know a bit more about this famous English writer, click on the images below. On the first one, you have got a funny online game. On the second image, you can watch a video and do some exercises. Enjoy! Happy Carnival!!! See you after the holidays!!!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/william_shakespeare/

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/william-shakespeare

Sunday, 31 January 2016

PEACE DAY

Every year, on the 30th of January, schools celebrate Peace Day. We always talk about peace, but what is peace to you?, what does it mean? Peace is sharing, giving, loving, kissing, hugging, ... Listen to this kids opinions...
Happy Peace Day to you all!!!


Friday, 29 January 2016

XUNTARTE - A DANCE WORKSHOP

As you know, we are having different activities around the English language and culture: talks with native speakers, plays, concerts and workshops. Well, this month we have participated in a dance workshop. We have learned 2 traditional British dances: "Portsmouth" and "The Maypole dance".

"Portsmouth" is a dance from the XVIII century. It´s got the name of a very important town in the south on England, where the Royal Navy was. It was a meeting point for people from around the world. It was also Charles Dickens´ hometown. The dance tries to represent its motto: "The light of the sky is our guide". The dancers stand in 2 lines (one for boys and the other for girls) and interact to meet each other. The music is by Mike Oldfield.


"The Maypole dance" tries to celebrate the arrival of the summer, which means flowers and good weather. On the 1st of May, the men of the village went to the forest,  cut a tree and prepare a pole, decorating it with ribbons of different colours. This was called the Maypole. Then, they put it in the main square of the village and people danced around it, making a plait with the ribbons. This is a very old tradition from many countries in Europe, not only from the UK.

After practising for a long time, having rehearsals during the breaks, we finally went to the Agora to dance last Wednesday, the 27th of January. We had a fantastic show with other 3 schools: CEIP. Ramón de la Sagra, CEIP. San Pedro de Visma and CEE. María Mariño. We performed several dances from all over the world to celebrate Peace Day. It was a complete success!!! We had great fun!!! We are great dancers!!!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

MY AVATAR

Do you want to create your avatar? Look at the one I´ve made. It´s not difficult! Listen carefully to my explanations and you will get one. Just go to voki.com and start!


Monday, 11 January 2016

OUR PENPALS

This year we are going to start a new project: PENPALS. We are going to exchange some letters with the pupils of an English school in Manchester: Saint James´ Church of England Primary School. Our new friends are in year 5 and in year 6. The teacher of foreign languages who is in charge of the international communications is Ms. Jackie Fay.
We are really excited and happy! Our first letter is titled: "This is me". We are looking forward to reading their replies.
If you want to know a bit more about this school in England, just click on the image bellow.





Friday, 8 January 2016

WALES FOR EVER

Happy New Year everyone! We are back! And we have started with a new talk by a native speaker. Today we have received the visit of Betham Thomas, a biomedical researcher from Wales. She explained many things about her country: the flag, the emblems and symbols, the capital, its main cities, ... We all have learned a lot and we have had a great time! And, at the end, we could make a wish throwing a gold coin into a wishing well. Will my wish come true?