Friday, 23 December 2011

let's create a voki!!!

Here we go!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

NUTRITION: TIM & MOBY

Have a look at this interesting video about nutrition and food. Enjoy and learn!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

A SAILOR WENT TO SEA

It's time to play...


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

WELCOME 1st GRADERS!

A new song to practise English. Do you like it ?

FIVE LITTLE DUCKS

HELLO 2nd GRADERS!

You can watch a funny video related to transports. Enjoy it!

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Bye bye

Dear all,

As you probably know by now I'm not teaching in El Rodonell this year. It wasn't planned so I didn't have time to say goodbye. 

It's been a big pleasure to be in your school all these years and I couldn't have enjoyed more teaching you English. Thank you for all the good times we spent together. I will never forget you, I promise.

Anyway, I'm not going to New Zealand to visit Mr Thurlow (I would like to), I'm just going to teach in Girona. So you can be sure I will visit you in a few weeks.

Thank you also to the followers of Our English Blog. You helped me a lot improving my ICT skills by commenting and sharing your activities with us. I'm sure my colleagues will go on with the blog.
Unfortunately I'm not teaching English this year. I will be responsible for a group of 6 year-olds so it's going to be almost impossible to follow your blogs with them. Go on with your great work and hope to meet you again in the future!

Marisa


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

End of school year festival

On the 17th of June we celebrated the end of the school year with a great festival. Our students acted, danced and sang. After the show, we had a big dinner with all the families and teachers.It was a fantastic evening.
Congratulations to all the students!

You're amazing just the way you are!

Monday, 27 June 2011

The three billy goats

Now it's time for the videos...



Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Energy: Mind Maps



Mind maps are fun and really useful. As the unit about energies is quite confusing, our students completed a mind map to help them clarify their ideas.

Stored Energy

This term we've been working on energies in our 6th grade CLIL lessons. We've learnt that we can't create energy but we can transform it. That's what we did! We tranformed stored energy into mechanical energy. We made windmills and cars and the amazing thing is that they were moving!
We used cereal boxes, rubber bands, pencils and lids.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The three billy goats



Our 6th graders represented The Three Billy Goats for all the children that study English in the school. It was a great success! The audience was fantastic and they enjoyed the play so much. And the actors and actresses were incredibly amazing. Congratulations to all of you! You couldn't have done it better!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bye bye Sarah

Today was Sarah's last day. She's going back to Kansas after working eight months in our school. We don't want her to forget us so we made a present for her with lots of pictures and messages.





You'll be in our hearts
from this day on
now and forever more...

Good luck Sarah!
From all the students and teachers
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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Barney!

It's been so much fun spending time with all of you while practicing English. Hope you enjoy the songs! :)



Wednesday, 25 May 2011

They are so cute!



As you probably know, there are two different buildings in our school, one quite far away from the other one. That's the reason why we don't see the littlest children in the school very often. Last Friday they visited us. They are 3 years old. They wrote their names on our new whiteboard, they visited our vegetable garden and they ate strawberries. We were very happy to see them. They are so little and cute.
Thank you for your visit!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Cool !

We are very excited about the prize. It's difficult to be the best in a competition but we work very hard day after day in our blog. We also have fun writing comments in other schools' blogs and we like learning things from other countries.
Our English teacher helps us a lot because she likes blogging.
Thank you to all the judges that decided that our blog was the best! For us being in the top ten was already a great success!

5th graders

Thank you

Thank you very much for the prize. We are very proud of our English Blog. It's a pitty that we can't go to Madrid to get our trophy. Going from Corçà to Madrid is very expensive and the school can't afford it.

6th graders

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

I'm a Barbie girl, in a healthy world...

In a few weeks we are going to celebrate the end of the school year with a big festival and a dinner with our families.

This year it's based on a school project related with health and food.

We usually sing and dance pop songs (some of them in English). But this year the teachers had a big problem: they couldn't find nice ones talking about food. So they asked us to change the lyrics of one of our favourite songs: Barbie girl.

This is the final result. We love it!

Family song


Do you want to learn the vocabulary of the family with us? Here you can find an easy and catchy song.

Experimenting with energy

This term we are going to learn about energies in our CLIL lessons. Last Friday we were working on stored energy and mechanical energy. We were using a piece of string and a lid.

These are the instructions our teachers gave us.

You need:
- a piece of string
- a lid

First, make two holes in the lid (like a button).
Put the string trough both holes and tie the ends into a knot.
Put both index fingers inside the string on the ends.
Wind up the string and begin to pull your fingers outwards.
Let your hands move with the string as the stores energy is converted into mechanical energy.



It was not easy to make the lid spin in the correct way but it was awesome when we did.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Congratulations everybody!


Our blog is a finalist in the Spanish Blog Contest: Premios Espiral de Edublogs 2011. 
Thank you everyone who has helped to make our blog so awesome.  Students, teachers, parents and all the schools all over the world: without your comments OUR ENGLISH BLOG wouldn't be as successful.
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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Friday, 15 April 2011

Films, films and more films

We've been working very hard to finish our films. We hope you enjoy them!

OSCAR


CARLA


OT


EDUARD


LLUC


SERGI


IRINA


DAVID


ALBA

Jumping Songs

This week the 3rd and 4th graders have been learning some new jump rope songs. We got the idea from Hawes Community Primary School in England and decided to try it ourselves. The 4th graders learned the song Miss Mary Mack and the 3rd graders learned the poem The Elephant Goes Like This. Both classes had a lot of fun jumping rope while singing.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

American Pancakes

Today we saw a cooking demonstration. Sarah, the American Assistant showed us how to prepare her favourite breakfast: American Pancakes with peanut butter and chocolate cream.

She prepared pancakes for all of us and we got to taste them. They were delicious, especially with chocolate cream on top! We also tasted the peanut butter but it's not our favourite.



If you want to try it at home, here's the recipe:

Pancakes

150 grams flour
25 grams sugar
12 grams butter, melted
175 millileters milk
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 pinches of salt
1 egg

Pour all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix them together using a hand mixer or wisk. Once the pancake mixture is nice and creamy (without any lumps)use the ladle to pour it into the shape of a circle onto a heated grill or pan on the stove. Be sure to add a bit of oil to the grill/pan so the pancakes won't stick. When bubbles start to form on the top of the pancakes, flip them to the other side. Allow a few more minutes to cook then transfer to a plate. The only thing left to do is choose a topping and enjoy!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Run Like The Wind!

Last Friday, our school hosted a benefit race. All of the students as well as some parents and teachers had a great time running in it. The participants were sponsered by people in the community and according to how many laps they ran, they raised different amounts of money. The race was a huge success and we raised over 2,000 euros. After the race, a couple of clowns performed for us and the money we raised will go to help support their group of clowns. (Xarop Clown - Hospital clowns).

Maths Solving: At the zoo

As we are followers of the Maths Solving of Mr Thurlow in Burnham School we decided to prepare our own for the 3rd graders. First we decided a topic, then we prepared the problems in pairs and then we made the presentation.

Can you write a comment with the answers? Good luck!

Science in English: Colonization


This term we've been working on the British Colonization of North America.
We've learnt lots of things. We started with the Explorers (Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh). They landed on the East Coast: Newfoundland (Canada) and Roanoke Island (The Lost Colony) in what is now North Carolina.
We learnt about Jamestown, the settlers and the real Pocahontas and also about the Pilgrims and the Crossing of the Mayflower.
We learnt a lot about the American and European History but it was a hard unit especially because there was a lot of information and it was in ENGLISH!
It was difficult to remember the names, the dates and the important facts. We had to study a lot for the final test.
We liked the games our teachers prepared to revise the content. They were really useful and very cool!

6th graders

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Barbie Conquers The World

This term, the 6th graders have been working on a Barbie project with the American Language and Cultural Assistant. For the final part of it, the 5th & 6th graders learned a classic pop song from the 90's, ''Barbie Girl'' by Aqua. The students had a fantastic time listening to the song, watching the music video and of course, singing.

Monday, 4 April 2011

We love making films!

In English class, we studied the poem If I could build a town and we decided to make a film. To start we took pictures of our classmates and we recorded the poem with AUDACITY (free software) We looked for pictures of different places related to the poem on the internet. Then we used GIMP (free software) to cut and paste our photos and Windows Movie Maker to make the film. Then we uploaded it to Youtube and here you are, the first three finished films. Congratulations Judith, Mireia and Laura!





Saturday, 2 April 2011

The importance of speaking... languages



WOW! What an incredible conversation! These cute twins are American so I guess they are trying to speak English but what are they talking about?

VERTEBRATES PRESENTATIONS

Birds
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Fish
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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Fonix 2011

This year Mònica and Maria were representing our school in the Fonix 2011, an English Language contest where the best English students participate. Good luck girls! We are very proud of you! To reward their outstanding effort the school gave them a present.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Vertebrates Presentations



The 5th graders have been studying vertebrates. At the end of the unit they prepared a presentation about an animal group. They found fantastic photos and they wrote the main characteristics.

Colonization Game

Last Friday our 6th graders had great fun playing The Colonization Game and testing their knowledge of Colonization Times in North America.



They are becoming experts on Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Walter Raleigh, Roanoke Island, Pocahontas and Jamestown.

Next week they are going to learn about the Crossing of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

St. Patrick's Day


How much do you know about St. Patrick's Day?
Test your knowledge with this quiz!

Monday, 28 February 2011

CB frog life cycle video

Metamorphosis is the change of shape during an animal’s life. During metamorphosis the tadpole will develop back legs first, then front legs. Around 6 weeks of life the mouth starts to widen. The tail shrinks, the lungs develop and the back legs grow and then we have a frog.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

British Colonization of The Americas



This term the 6th graders are working on the British Colonization of North America. They are learning about Newfoundland, Roanoke Island (The lost colony), Jamestown (The first successful English settlement), Sir Walter Raleigh, John White and Virginia Dare, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas, Elizabeth I, James I, the Crossing of the Mayflower...

In spite of being a quite difficult unit they are working really hard and they are learning a lot. Congratulations!
One of their favourite stories is about the Lost Colony. Have you ever heard about it?

Lost Colony Part 1
Lost Colony Part 2

Thursday, 24 February 2011

EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH



Last Tuesday there was a huge earthquake in Christchurch (NZ). Lots of people died and lots of buildings collapsed. We were really frightened just imagining the situation. We wish we could control natural disasters!

Where we live there are not earthquakes. Last winter there was a very big snowstorm: trees fell down, roads were full of snow, there was no electricity for five days, there was no school for one week!

But we can't compare a snowstorm with the earthquake in Christchurh.

We'd like to ask lots of things about earthquakes to our friends in Christchurch. Were you prepared for the earthquake? Do you know what to do in case of an earthquake? How often are there earthquakes in Christchurch? Did something happen to your school?

We know that you are not at school yet but we hope to hear from you when you're back.

5th graders

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

If I could buid a town

3rd graders! If you need help to practice your poem, here you are! Just click on PLAY and you can listen and read at the same time.




If I could build a town
Betsy Franco

If I could build a town, well then
I know just what I'd make
an ice cream store, a toy shop
and a store with bread and cake.

I guess I'd make a park
and build a nifty fire station
Say, would you like to help me?
It just takes imagination!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

New Zealand

Yesterday a man from New Zealand, Ryan, came to our school. He gave a presentation about his country.

New Zealand is South-East of Australia. It's bigger than Catalonia where we live. Two islands form the country. Four million people live in New Zealand. The capital city is Wellington but Auckland is the biggest city. Both of them are in the north island.

There are two launguages: English and Maori but English is the most important.


There's an enormous amount of sheep (10 sheep per person). There are special animals only found in New Zealand: birds that can't fly called Kiwis (that's the popular name for the people that live in New Zealand), Tuatara a reptile with 3 eyes and another bird, the Kea that eats people's cars. There are not koalas or kangaroos in New Zealand.

The main sport is rugby. The All Blacks is the National team. At the beginning of the match there's a typical Maori dance: Haka Kapa. It's awesome and terrifying for the other team.



There's also another maori tradition: instead of shaking hands to greet each other people rub noses.

Christmas in New Zealand is very different from here. It's summer and they celebrate with a barbecue.
The Lord of the Rings was filmed there. Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand.

If you want to go New Zealand from here it takes 22 hours and you have to pay about 1,500 euros. The South island is incredibly beautiful. In New Zeland there are mountains, lakes, glaciars, beaches... you can see whales, dolphins and seals.

The presentation was very interesting and we would like to visit New Zealand one day.

Thank you Ryan for visiting our school!!



6th graders

Toy Story 3

Andy is 17. He goes to college. He doesn't play with his toys anymore. His toys feel blue. So they decide to go to a daycare, Sunnyside to find children to play with them. They aren't welcome by Lotso, a teddy bear who is the bad leader of Sunnyside. When Andy's toys see that Sunnyside is not a good place to stay they try to escape. It is very difficult but at the end they are safe in a new house where Bonnie, a very young girl, will play with them.

We love the film because it's funny, emotional, suspenseful, romantic... There's lots of love: Barbie and Ken, Andy and Woody, but the story we like the most is Buzz and Jessie's. We watched the film in English with Spanish subtitles and we were surprised when Buzz started speaking Spanish. We liked Mr Tortilla, Jessie and Buzz's dance, when the aliens rescue the toys,... we liked everything!


To infinity and beyond!
5th graders


Sunday, 13 February 2011

I love chocolate






I love chocolate
in the morning or afternoon,
when I'm home
or with friends at school.

I love chocolate
in cakes or flakes.
I like eating
as long as it takes.

I love chocolate
white, milk or dark,
with mint filling
or ginger sparks.

I love chocolate
when I'm feeling blue.
It cheers me up
and that is true.

I love chocolate,
either semisweet or bittersweet
in summer or winter
that's the way I like to eat.

I love chocolate
in boxes or cups.
I've often tried
but I can'tg give up.

I love chocolate
anytime, anywhere.
There's nothing better.
You can't compare!

The Baby Triplets: COLOURS

Edu3.cat

Now it's time to play!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Vertebrates Classification

This term the 5th graders are learning about vertebrates in their Science lessons. This is a cool game to revise the characteristics of every group.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

4th grade homework


Can you describe them? Fill in the form.


Let's describe people!


Guess who? We enjoy the game very much and we play and learn English at the same time. It's great!
Is it a man? Is it a woman? Has she got fair hair? Has he got a beard? Has she got a hat?

We've got fantastic pictures to practice descriptions with Sarah. Look at the photos!
She's got glasses. He's wearing blue jeans. 

Monday, 10 January 2011

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Our Healthy Salads (videos)

Salads are a very good idea for complete, balanced and healthy meals. Just be creative and  don't forget to add all kind of  nutrients! (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals).
We did it and they were delicious!







Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Jingle Bell Rock (Blue Mango Theatre)



We like singing Christmas songs! Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, We wish you a Merry Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock!

Santa's Star



On the 20th December we had a theatre session for our 5-8 years old students. They really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the wonderful show!