Book Club

Welcome to our new English Book Club space.

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Get to your favourite reading space, get comfortable, join in our shared reading adventure and share your thoughts… you will be amazed! The same book has many readings depending on who is the reader, and that person is YOU!

Before we start we will:

  • Get in groups of 5 or 6 students.
  • Give our Club a name and design a badge.
  • Vote our 1st Chairman and our 1st Scribe.
  • Get our Club Journal ready.
  • Decorate your Turn of speech sticks and holders.

Is it all done?

Now, pick one of this reading selections for your Club:

Folktales
Stories told through the centuries. Includes fairy tales, tall tales, trickster tales, and animal tales.
Legends
Stories that might be true.
Magical Tales
Stories from world classics, featuring fantasy, epic heroes, and the supernatural.
Sacred Stories
Stories from scriptures of world religions.
New Tales
New stories that might sound like folktales.
Funny Stories
New stories just for fun.
Historical Stories
New stories featuring historic events or times.

And let’s read the fisrt one. This time you will read it as a team, out loud. Check the Reader’s Theater and give out the roles. Next session you will be recorded reading it, so get practising!

Don’t forget your BOOK MARK, it is your passport to the next Club session.

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The Atmosphere

We are in Unit 4 Let’s start researching the topic. Check this website:

The atmosphere

Some videos may help us find out more.

What is weather? What is climate? So, do you know what is de difference?

 

 

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FLYERS

Hi everyone!

It’s time o get ready. These are the lists of all the vocabulary we need to be familiar with to speak and write in English at Flyers level, you know much more than this, of course.

Just in case, make sure you know what each word means and highlight the ones which you have never seen, we will go though them in class.

Flyers full vocabulary149681-yle-flyers-word-list

This is an alphabetical list, for you to make double sure you are ready:

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And here are the teacher’s tips based on your work and common mistakes

Flyers revision tips

REMEMEBER:
1. In English you need a noun or a pronoun (I – you- he- she – it – we – they) before every verb.
Do not forget that after linking words you start a new sentence, so you need your pronoun!!!
Examples:
I went to the cinema an,  after, I went to a restaurant.
Anna woke up and she saw the new football clothes.
2. Possessives (my, his, her, its, our, your, their):

To say that something belongs to somebody you must use them like this:

His (for masculine) Example; Paul’s dog = His dog
Her (for feminine) Example; The girl’s mother = Her mother
Their (for plural) Example; The children’s toys = Their toys

3. Plurals S

Some are special:
One person , two people, three people
One child, two children
So we say; Two people are walking, one person is talking….
There are three children playing football, one child is fishing…

4. Also, do not forget:
There is ( “hay” for one thing)
There are ( “hay” for more than one thing)
Examples; There is a red suitcase. There are two ducks in the lake…

We will be adding more revision tips as we go along and practising in class.

Happy revision!

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Plants’ pollination and photosynthesis

All living beings are classified in five main Kingdoms. When looking at the Plant Kingdom, we have highlighted two essential processes; POLLINATION and PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Plants are designed by nature to perform those processes to perfection.

These are the parts of the flower, where pollination occurs:

 

As for Photosynthesis, here you have a fun summary made into a song, the key is in the leaves.

 

Happy revision, you are taking your first steps into biochemistry!

 

 

 

 

 

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Irregular verbs

Some verbs in English change for the Past Tense and in Participle form (the finished action, in Spanish; comido, vivido, visto…)… and we have to LEARN THEM!!!

You will be told how many verbs in the list you must learn each week. We will start by watching this video. Notice there are three forms to each verb: the Infinitive (in Spanish: Ir, Comer…), the Past form and the Participle.

Now, take a look at this list of irregular verbs, they are the 50 most used verbs in English, so if you know them, you will cover 87% of all the irregular verbs that you are most likely to encounter. Let’s learn these first, then!

Irreg v. LIST 1 most common 50

Do you find it difficult to learn them all? Have you noticed some of the verbs are similar in the way they change? Print this bookmark and learn them in groups. That will make it much easier!

Irregular verbs BOOK MARK

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Describing a painting

Here is your step by step guide. Remember, you must pick one painting and make a full description for next week.

DESCRIBING ART

  • CLOUR AND PATTERN: It is colourful / monocrome // It was painted in dark colours / in black and white, In pastel colours / in bright colours / Stripes, dots, lines…
  • DISTRIBUTON AND PERSPECTIVE: In the foreground/ background there is/are // On the left/right top/bottom corner/side there is/there are
  • THE STYLE: It is modern/ old fashioned /Traditional/ classic
  • THE FAME: It is well-known / Famous / Unknown / Grand/modest
  • THE CONTENT / INSPIRATION: It represents the Royal Family / It shows some people /It is a portrait / It is a landscape / It shows…
  • HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL: It makes me feel relaxed, stressed, scared, happy // It gives a calming, exciting, scary sensation
  • YOUR OBJECTIVE OPINION: I think it was very difficult/easy to paint. // It shows that the artist was very skillful/ not very good… // For me/ To my taste, it is a good/bad picture.

The homework : CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PAINTINGS: Copy the image in a word document and write a full description following all the steps.

These are the proposed paintings:

 

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Here we go!

Here is a list of  Present Simple/ Present Continuous exercises  to review for the next quiz! 

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs1.htm

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpre-prepro/exercises

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The POWER of a song…

A song can bring us together, TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!

This is a special song we are going to sing in our assembly on the 10th December and many times in future.

Have a look at the video and check out the Stronger Together lyrics. You might start by learning the chorus, the bits highlighted in blue. Let’s sing together!!!

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Design a CASTLE project!!!

This is your final project of this long and interesting Unit.

These are the rules:

  • You can design a castle, church, service building (bridge, etc) using card, paper, cardboard, recycled materials, old toys (lego…), or simply drawing it from diferent angles, designing it using TIC or even Mindcraft.
  • You can do it in pairs or groups of 2 or 3 people, but keep in mind that it is a homework out of school activity, so you may need to meet up.
  • You will be assessed on how close to Medieval characteristics your castle is (type of construction, size of wint¡dows…) Also,for those who choose to draw it instead of making a model or computer design, you must show good effort and time invested, comparable to more time consuming projects.

Take a look at these links and get some inspiration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_w4FGgOVsM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrlBNp3kszo&list=PLE2179BA645EB4FC1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fn2WtXfis&list=PLE2179BA645EB4FC1&index=4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbZkhyX98is

Paper caslte videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHdSAraSohQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlYLldayQQE

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The Middle Ages

Let’s start with  a good summary:

Would you like to know how a medieval page boy lived? Look at this fun cartoon:

And what about Middle Ages explained by a student your age:

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