domenica 9 novembre 2014

Green Christmas song

GREEN CHRISTMAS, A Global Warning 
Don’t you know, everything you throw away lasts for years
And fills up land we’ll need one day
Do not toss plastics, paper, bottles, cans: they can be recycled and then used again
These are the things that you should do to make this a green Christmas
Don’t delay you could get the air more clean if you use alternatives to gasoline
when you drive take pride in a hybrid car
walk or bike whenever you’re not going far
These are the things that you should do to make this a green Christmas
You must reduce, reuse and recycle  save fuel, the water and trees
Protect our natural resources and start to use, (you gotta use) more renewable energy
Everyone check your windows and the doors, weatherize, seal all the cracks that you ignore
Turn off lights when you are not in the room
Do not waste any power you consume
These are the things that you should do to make this a green Christmas
we know that if everybody cared, climate could be repaired
If everybody tried warming would soon subside
You must start here and now
we all will take a bow and get everyone to take part
(you should take part), be smart!
Use solar panels to gather power from the sun
Let the wind make turnpikes spin and woodshops run
Waters flowing in and up consistently to generate lots of electricity
There is so much that you should do
To make this a green Christmas
Yes there’s so much that we must do  We need a  green Christmas

mercoledì 1 ottobre 2014

Back to school (GRADE 5)

Back to school

School subjects

A popular song about school subjects

Speaking about timetable and subjects

The school building

How do you go to school?

Primary School in the UK
(click on the table below)

lunedì 28 aprile 2014

mercoledì 23 aprile 2014

A wonderful action song

Do you like action songs? 
This is my favourite!

Sing along to the music!

A sing along video

A video with actions (to get ideas about possible movements)

Lyrics to download:

martedì 22 aprile 2014

Daily routines (grade 4)

What do you do every day?

Revise time and activities:

Download a worksheet

How often? 
(The video on the page is not available)

Have you got good habits? 
Are you environmentally friendly?
Find out here

A funny way to revise and learn actions :)

....and a difficult video 
(good for parents who want to learn or revise English)

Grammar: present simple

Let's go to Stanley Restaurant!


Watch a video and sing along

Visit this page...

A unit about daily routines

domenica 6 aprile 2014

The British flag

Ladies and gentlemen, the UNION FLAG!

The British flag is blue, red and white
You can print and colour your flag here.

What's the origin of this flag?
It is the composition of three flags:
Flag of Scotland
Flag of England
St Patrick Saltire (Ireland)

The United Kingdom is composed of four countries:

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Why is the Welsh flag not in the Union Flag?

Listen to the following recording and find out:

You can find the Union Flag in many other flags:

Primary school in UK

RIIIIING: it's time for school!

Do you know when children go to school in the UK?
What's their timetable?
and subjects?
and school calendar?
and what is a primary school like in Britain?
Do they wear a uniform?
and what's the school system?

Many questions need answers...
Let's begin visiting a school: click on the picture and take a virtual tour...

After the tour let's look for some information about the School System in the UK: children start primary school at the age of 4/5: (click on the table below)

What subjects do they study at school?

English, Maths, Science, Information Technology (Computers), Religious Education (RE), Design and Technology, History, GeographyArt, Music and Physical Education (PE). In some schools they study French as a second language.

Structure of a typical school day

09.00am - Registration
09.10am - School Assembly
09.30am - Literacy Hour
10.30am - Break-time
10.45am - Numeracy Hour
11.45am - Subject class
12.15pm - Lunch
13.30pm - Afternoon Registration
13.35pm - Classes
14.45pm - Break-time
15.00pm - Classes
15.30pm - End of school day

School is important, but what about holidays? :)

The school calendar

The school year is 39 weeks long:

the school year starts in September and finishes in July:

The main school holidays are:

Christmas- 2 weeks
Spring/Easter - 2 weeks
Summer - 6 weeks

There are also one week holidays:

end of October
mid February
end of May


At what age do children start school in Britain?

The statutory school age in England, Wales and Scotland is from 5 years to 16 years.

Do children wear a school uniform?

Most school in Uk require children to wear a school uniform.
Do you want to become a fashion designer for one day and project a uniform for your school?

If you've got more questions, visit this page.

venerdì 4 aprile 2014

Easter time!

When is Easter this year?
Easter is always on Sunday, but the date changes every year. 
How can you calculate the date?

You have to consider the moon and the beginning of Spring:

Easter can be on a day between the 22nd March and the 25th April:
Easter Day always is on the Sunday following the first full moon after the first day of Spring. 

(This is true for the western countries and refers to the Gregorian calendar. Click here if you want to find out more)

What are the Easter traditions?

Easter Bunny and Easter eggs

Easter Bunny brings chocolate eggs to children, and hides them in the garden...

Let's play with some Easter words:
learn words
play Memory
(You find other games here)

Are you ready for a quiz about Easter?

A funny song about the Easter Bunny

Other Easter traditions:
Shrove Tuesday

Good Friday

A traditional song about Hot cross buns:

Decorate your class:
make an Easter Bunny and some Easter eggs

Some worksheets about Easter

Have you got any idea for an Easter card?
Here you can find some examples 
(click on each card for instructions)