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
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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:













Thursday, 29 January 2015

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

I'm a Little Snowman

Here you have a lovely Christmas carol. I hope you like it!



If the video doesn't work, try this link: CLICK HERE

Monday, 24 November 2014

Jingle Bells






Here you have the Christmas carol we are singing on 19th December so that you can practise and learn it



If the video doesn't work: click here

LYRICS:
Dashing through the snow 
In a one-horse open sleigh 
Over the fields we go 
Laughing all the way; 
Bells on bob-tail ring 
They make our spirits bright 
What fun it is to ride and sing 
A sleighing song tonight 

Jingle bells, jingle bells 
Jingle all the way! 
Oh what fun it is to ride 
In a one-horse open sleigh 

A day or two ago 
I thought I'd take a ride 
And soon Miss Fanny Bright 
Was seated by my side; 
The horse was lean and lank; 
Misfortune seemed his lot; 
He got into a drifted bank 
And we, we got upsot 


CHORUS

Now the ground is white 
Go it while you're young 
Take the girls tonight 
And sing this sleighing song; 
Just get a bob-tailed bay 
two-forty for his speed 
Then hitch him to an open sleigh 
And crack! you'll take the lead 

CHORUS

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

      



We celebrate Halloween on 31st October.  It is thought to be a night when ghosts, witches and fairies are very active.







Jack-o-lanterns
They are hollowed out pumpkins with a face cut in one side and a candle put inside.  Jack-o-lanterns are supposed to frighten away bad spirits, ghosts and witches.

Dressing up
On Halloween, when it was believed that bad spirits came back to the earthly world, people thought they would meet ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by ghosts people would wear masks when they left homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. That’s why Halloween costumes are traditionally monsters such as vampires, ghosts, witches and devils.

Trick or Treat
Children in costumes go from house to house in their neighbourhood, often in small groups, in order to ask for treats such as sweets, lollipops, chocolates or money. When someone answers the door, the children say: ’Trick or treat?’ The "trick" is a threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. 




Here you have some links! Have fun!
Some vocabulary related to Halloween: click here  and here

A vocabulary game: click here 

A Halloween interactive activity: click here

 Interactive games:
 Haunted house! click here 
 Carve a pumpkin! Click here

A short story: click here

A Disney video: click here


A Halloween song with lyrics: Monster Mash click here