Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Pop Art: Andy Warhol


ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) es uno de los personajes más influyentes en la pintura de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Es considerado el fundador y la figura más relevante del llamado Pop Art. Después de graduarse en el Carnegie Institute of Technology en 1949, se mudó a Nueva York y rapidamente comenzó a ganar fama como artista comercial. Hizo  anuncios publicitarios e ilustraciones y para 1955 ya era el pintor comercial más famoso de Nueva York. En 1960 realizó su primera pintura basada en personajes de Comic. Comenzó, también, a ser el pionero en el proceso del desarrollo de fotografías de gran formato, utilizándolas después como base de sus pinturas. Fue esta técnica la que le permitió producir una serie de imágenes repetitivas, con pequeñas variaciones, que comenzó en 1962 con el famoso bote de sopas Campbell.
A finales de los 60's comenzó a hacer cine. En 1967 produjo el disco de The Velvet Underground & Nico.

El 3 de junio de 1968, Valerie Solanis, una estrella de segunda, fue a su estudio, llamado Factory, y disparó a Warhol tres veces en el pecho. Sobrevivió de milagro. Después de una larga recuperación el pintor siguió trabajando. Fundó la revista Interview y publicó el libro The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again).

Warhol falleció en 1987, momento hasta el que estuvo dedicado a la pintura. Se le podría calificar como el mejor artísta gráfico del Pop Art y uno de los artistas más influyentes del siglo XX por su revolucionaria obra.

Aquí tienes algunas conocidas obras de este artista:


  














Como parte de nuestro proyecto de plástica, aquí os dejamos este pequeño reportaje sobre la vida  de Andy Warhol:




Un vídeo con datos curiosos sobre este icono del Pop Art:



Un vídeo con algunas obras de Andy Warhol:

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Numbers!!







Here you have a chart with numbers to review.... from 1 to 100!!!


If you don't remember them you must study. First from 1 to 50 and when you learn them, study the numbers from 51 to 100.




1
one
2
two
3
three
4
four
5
five
6
six
7
seven
8
eight
9
nine
10
ten
11
eleven
12
twelve
13
thirteen
14
fourteen
15
fifteen
16
sixteen
17
seventeen
18
eighteen
19
nineteen
20
twenty
21
twenty-
one
22
twenty-
two
23
twenty-
three
24
twenty-
four
25
twenty-
five
26
twenty-
six
27
twenty-
seven
28
twenty-
eight
29
twenty-
nine
30
thirty
31
thirty-
one
32
thirty-
two
33
thirty-
three
34
thirty-
four
35
thirty-
five
36
thirty-
six
37
thirty-
seven
38
thirty-
eight
39
thirty-
nine
40
forty
41
forty-
one
42
forty-
two
43
forty-
three
44
forty-
four
45
forty-
five
46
forty-
six
47
forty-
seven
48
forty-
eight
49
forty-
nine
50
fifty
51
fifty-
one
52
fifty-
two
53
fifty-
three
54
fifty-
four
55
fifty-
five
56
fifty-
six
57
fifty-
seven
58
fifty-
eight
59
fifty-
nine
60
sixty
61
sixty-
one
62
sixty-
two
63
sixty-
three
64
sixty-
four
65
sixty-
five
66
sixty-
six
67
sixty-
seven
68
sixty-
eight
69
sixty-
nine
70
seventy
71
seventy-
one
72
seventy-
two
73
seventy-
three
74
seventy-
four
75
seventy-
five
76
seventy-
six
77
seventy-
seven
78
seventy-
eight
79
seventy-
nine
80
eighty
81
eighty-
one
82
eighty-
two
83
eighty-
three
84
eighty-
four
85
eighty-
five
86
eighty-
six
87
eighty-
seven
88
eighty-
eight
89
eighty-
nine
90
ninety
91
ninety-
one
92
ninety-
two
93
ninety-
three
94
ninety-
four
95
ninety-
five
96
ninety-
six
97
ninety-
seven
98
ninety-
eight
99
ninety-
nine
100
one hundred




Here you have a song to review numbers! 


Here you have the link for a game: 




To study the numbers, you can copy them in your notebook or you can ask your parents to write you some numbers in figures so that you can write them in words. Then check the spelling with the chart.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Let's review ordinal numbers!

Learn ordinal numbers in English with these videos:









Remember that in English you need ordinal numbers for dates.
You must add the last two letters of the written word to the figure:  
first         1st
second    2nd
third        3rd
fourth     4th
etc.

Here you have a chart with the ordinal numbers you need in order to say and write the date:
1
st
first
11
th
eleventh
21
st
twenty-first
31
st
thirty-first
2
nd
second
12
th
twelfth
22
nd
twenty-second



3
rd
third
13
th
thirteenth
23
rd
twenty-third



4
th
fourth
14
th
fourteenth
24
th
twenty-fourth



5
th
fifth
15
th
fifteenth
25
th
twenty-fifth



6
th
sixth
16
th
sixteenth
26
th
twenty-sixth


7
th
seventh
17
th
seventeenth
27
th
twenty-seventh


8
th
eighth
18
th
eighteenth
28
th
twenty-eighth


9
th
ninth
19
th
nineteenth
29
th
twenty-ninth


10
th
tenth
20
th
twentieth
30
th
thirtieth




Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Daily routines

Here you have some videos and activities to practice the days of the week, the months of the year, the four seasons, and the weather.


Days of the week








Here you can find a lesson and games to learn the days of the week: click here
A memory game: click here
A word search puzzle: click here
A crossword puzzle: click here


Months of the year








Here you can find lessons and games to learn the days of the week: click here
Help the monster up the ladder: click here



The four seasons



Games and activities: click here



 The weather


 


Learn vocabulary related to the weather: click here





Friday, 20 March 2015

Spring is here!




Welcome back spring! Let's sing!
 

 


Listen to the famous story by Eric Carle, 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar



Watch this video!
Peep and the Big Wide World: Bringing Spring




Here you can colour amazing pictures online:
Colour online!

Let's read some information about the seasons! 

from: http://weather-facts.com/seasons-facts.php

 Facts about the seasons

The four seasons (winter, spring, summer, autumn) have a huge impact on how we lead our daily lives. This ranges from the food we eat, the drinks we drink, the clothes we wear and the activities we take part in. We even listen to different music, for example, christmas carols in winter.
Winter - December, January, February
Spring - March, April, May
Summer - June, July, August
Autumn - September, October, November
Winter
During the winter months the current year ends and a new year starts. The days are shorter and often very cold. Sometimes the precipitation will fall as sleet and snow, and quite often we wake up in the morning to frost and ice on the floor. Winter is usually cold and wet, however it does differ in other parts of the world
.
Spring
It's simple to know when spring is arriving. The sun rises in the earlier hours of the morning and sets later on in the afternoon. The days get slightly warmer. Spring flowers start to appear, birds start building their nests and the farmers deliver new-born lambs. Weather in spring is very varied. Some days it may be cold enough to snow, and some days it is warm enough to play out in the garden. Spring months can also be awfully windy. Weather varies though in spring, worldwide. 

Summer
Summer is something we usually all look forward to. The days become both warmer and longer, the sun shines, and the school holidays provide us plenty of time to go out and enjoy ourselves. Although sunny weather is very fun and we can spend more time outside, the sun's rays can harm our bodies. There are some things you need to do to protect yourselves. You shouldn't ever look straight at the sun because it will damage your eyes. Additionally, you have to protect your skin from the suns rays so that you don't get sunburned. Summer weather can vary, but if we are lucky, June, July and August will bring some warm sunny days. 


Autumn
Autumn is a season filled with change. Days become shorter and, although it is often warm and sunny during the daytime, it can be cold at night. In Autumn, leaves fall off the trees and hedges. Additionally, Autumn can bring strong winds and a lot of rain.





Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



  
   

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  

Here you have some information about this important celebration in Ireland  and other English-speaking countries:






The story of Saint Patrick



Saint Patrick was a very good person and did many good things for the Irish. He was born in Wales, Scotland in 385. He was kidnapped when he was 16. He was sold as a slave and had to work very hard. When he was 22 he escaped and went to a monastery in France. There he learned about Christianity. He spent 12 years in the monastery. Later he became bishop. One night he had a dream. God told him to go back to Ireland to convert the Irish people to Christianity. Saint Patrick travelled long distances in Ireland. He opened many churches and monasteries. Saint Patrick died on March 17th, 461. Since his death that day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day. 

Here you have a video of the story of Saint Patrick


St. Patrick's Day vocabulary



Can you count with the Leprechaun? Watch this video, sing and have fun!



More songs for St. Patrick's Day:

 

 

Let's play a game! Can you complete this jigsaw puzzle?








                    


More games:

 
More games

 

If you are interested in Ireland and its culture, here you have some information:

The Republic of Ireland     
                    
This is the flag of Ireland. It is a country in Western Europe. They have two official languages: Irish and English. People from Ireland are called Irish people or the Irish.







This is the map of Ireland. The capital city is Dublin and it is the largest city in the country too. It is bordered by Northern Ireland to the north, The Irish Sea to the east, the Celtic Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. 






The patron saint of Ireland is St. Patrick. The Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. People wear green clothes on that day. 


 



This is the coat of arms of Ireland. It has got a golden harp, one of the national emblems of Ireland.







This is an Irish leprechaun. It is a fairy creature that lives in the country. They make shoes and keep all their coins in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.






This road sign is written in Gaelic or Irish, the second official language of Ireland after English.








Here you can see some Celtic symbols: the Celtic Cross and the triple spiral. Celtic people have lived on the island of Ireland for centuries.





This is a shamrock. It is a symbol of Ireland and a symbol of good luck too. 







This is a Claddagh ring. It is used as a wedding ring. It represents love, friendship and loyalty.





Irish people love sports. The most popular sport is Gaelic football. They like rugby too.



The ball and the stick that you can see here are used to play hurling. Hurling is another Irish sport and it is very popular too.









The Irish are very proud of their culture and heritage. Here you have some videos to discover some Irish music and dancing: