miércoles, 17 de diciembre de 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!!

Hello everybody,

We are getting to the end of the first trimester at the school, and from the Bilingual department we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

Let us give you some advice to be followed during this Christmas time:

- Remember that a family Christmas dinner is not a formal competition against your mother-in-law of how many ``mazapán´´ you can eat. Enjoy the dinner but, above all, enjoy the company of your loved ones.

- Remember to pour some milk with cookies under the Christmas tree. You never know who could come to your house that day...

- Remember caroling through the streets and do something for the poorest. 

- Finally, remember to practise your English. Read a book or watch the TV in English. This will help you to start the second trimester in a better way.

If you follow our advices, you will definitely have a white and wonderful Christmas!
See you again next year!



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¡Hola a todos y todas!
Estamos llegando al final de este primer trimestre en el cole, y desde el departamento de bilingüismo ¡nos gustaría desearos una feliz navidad y un próspero año nuevo 2015!
Dejadnos daros algunos consejos importantes a seguir estas navidades. 

- Recuerda que una cena navideña en familia no es una competición contra tu suegra sobre ``cuanto mazapán eres capaz de comer´´. Disfruta la cena pero, por encima de todo, disfruta la compañía de los más queridos.

- Recuerda poner leche con galletas debajo del árbol de Navidad. Nunca sabes quien podría venir a tu casa ese día...

- Recuerda cantar villancicos por las calles y hacer algo por los más desfavorecidos.

- Finalmente, recuerda practicas tu inglés. Lee un libro o mira la televisión en inglés. Ésto te ayudará a comenzar el segundo trimestre con más fuerza. 

Sigue nuestros consejos para que tengas una Navidad absolutamente blanca y maravillosa.
¡Nos vemos de vuelta el próximo año!



viernes, 12 de diciembre de 2014

OUR FRIENDS FROM THE WORLD

Hey bloggers,

Today we would like to introduce you to our new foreign friends! They come from the English-speaking world: USA, Australia and Ireland. They have been working with teachers since the start of the course and help us to develop the learning of English in an easier and funnier way!

Let me tell you a little about them:

- MISHA--> She is our friend from the United States. She is funny, close to the children and she loves organising enjoyable games for them in order to teach English. Children love her games!

- OLIVIA --> She is our friend from Australia. She always delights us with her warmly australian personality. She is a very smiling person and sweet with the children. They love her!

- MIKE --> He is our friend from Ireland. You won't believe this but he is the tallest man at the school (O.O) Yes, he is really tall and also a very smart person. He loves reading books in his free time so he knows lots of things. He is a tremendous English teacher!


Thank you guys for helping us (teachers and children) to know more about the English language and culture. You are great!!!

=)

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¡Hola blogueros!

Hoy nos gustaría presentaros a nuestros amigos del extranjero: Mike, Misha y Olivia. Vienen de diferentes partes del mundo anglosajón como son los Estados Unidos, Australia e Irlanda. Han estado trabajando con nosotros, los profesores, desde el inicio del curso escolar y nos ayudan a promover el aprendizaje del inglés de una manera más fácil y divertida.

Dejadme contaros algo sobre ellos:

- MISHA --> Misha es nuestra amiga de los Estados Unidos. Es una chica divertida y cercana a los alumnos. Ella es una mente creativa a la hora de organizar juegos en inglés, que sirven para que los niños aprendan la lengua de manera más fácil y participativa. ¡A los chavales les encantan sus juegos!

- OLIVIA --> Ella es nuestra amiga australiana. Siempre nos deleita con su cálida personalidad australiana. Es una chica muy risueña pues siempre viene al cole con una sonrisa en la cara, lo cual siempre te alegra el día. Además es muy dulce con los niños. Ellos la adoran.

- MIKE --> Él es nuestro amigo irlandés. No os lo vais a creer pero es el más alto del colegio. Si, es realmente alto y también muy inteligente. Mike es un devorador de libros. Él disfruta mucho leyendo en sus ratos libres por lo que sabe muchísimo. Además es un tremendismo profesor de inglés.


Gracias chicos por ayudarnos a los profes y alumnos a conocer más sobre la lengua y cultura inglesa.

¡SOIS VERDADERAMENTE GENIALES!

miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2014

The 3R's

Hey!

Do you know which number is MAGIC? Children from 3rd grade they already know this! Can you guess it? Not yet? Ok, here you are. The number we are looking for is 3. 

We are going to learn about the 3R's. That's why 3 is a magic number. Three is the number of the good attitude towards the environment. And you know how important is to clean up the environment. Three refers to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE

Children from 3rd grade are learning about the 3Rs by singing, playing and discovering. You want to know how? Ok, but first, listen to the next song.

Jack Johnson- The 3R's 

Children usually learn English by songs. It would be great if they learn the lyrics.

LET'S LEARN ABOUT REDUCE!

We learn to reduce in a supermarket. How can we do that? Easily. BRING YOUR OWN PLASTIC BAGS! Avoid to buy new ones. We played a competition in groups to learn this:


How many things can you put in a plastic bag?

LET'S LEARN ABOUT REUSE

The more uses we give to our daily materials, the better.

                                                         

LET'S LEARN ABOUT RECYCLING

We learn where to place the waste we produce according to the bin colours. That's the best way to learn about recycling!

                            
                            


We hope you like it! :)


viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2014

WELCOME TO THE NEW COURSE 2014-2015

Hi everyone!!

Welcome to this new course 2014-2015 at Mater Immaculata school. We would like to announce you we are back to work again! And as you can see, this blog has been modified into a new and more modern version.

We hope you like it! :))

Interesting changes:

- New design.
- Follow us by email.
- A new way of organizing the blog.
- Web resources different from entries.
- Mater blog list.
- Subjets will be organized differently.
- Surveys

We would also like to know your opinion. Do you like the blog? What other things you suggest we might include? We will study all your suggestions, therefore feel free to write us a comment.

See you soon! =)
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¡Hola a todos!
Bienvenidos a este nuevo curso 2014-2015 en el colegio Mater Immaculata. Nos gustaría anunciaros que estamos de vuelta y, como podéis observar, el blog ha sido modificado y actualizado a una nueva versión más moderna.

¡Esperemos que os guste! :))

Algunos de los cambios introducidos son:
- Un nuevo diseño.
- El ``siguenos por e-mail´´.
- Una nueva manera de organizar el blog.
- Vamos a poner los recursos de web en la columna de la derecha en vez de en las entradas.
- Una lista de otros blogs que tiene el Mater.
- Las asignaturas esperamos organizarlas de manera diferente.
- Encuestas varias.

También queremos saber vuestra opinión. ¿Os gusta el blog? ¿Qué otras novedades podríamos incluir? Estudiaremos todas vuestras propuestas, por ello no tengáis reparo en escribir un comentario y proponernos vuestras ideas.

¡Nos vemos pronto!

Bilingual teachers.


martes, 27 de mayo de 2014

UNIT 11: SIMPLE MACHINES

Hi again, kids! We want to share with you this explanation about simple machines, which we are studying in Science.


UNIT 11: WORK

As we have learned, there are three job sectors: primary, secondary and tertiary. Do you want to know more about them? If you do, we hope you will enjoy this presentation ;)


UNIT 12: MATERIALS

We want to share these resources about MATERIALS with you. We hope you like them and learn a lot ;)




lunes, 19 de mayo de 2014

UNIT 11: FARMING

In this unit, apart from the job sectors, we are studying both arable and live-stock farming (agricultura y ganadería). We hope you feed your curiosity with these videos ;)




UNIT 11: ELECTRICITY

Hi again, kids! We are getting closer to the end of the course but we still have some interesting facts to share with you. This is a video story about electricity that can be interesting to you ;)


sábado, 10 de mayo de 2014

EUROPE DAY PUZZLE

Our students in 3rd and 4th grade have designed a puzzle of the EU, being the pieces the countries which belong to it. Nice work!!


viernes, 9 de mayo de 2014

EUROPE DAY PROJECTS 5th & 6th PRIMARY

These are some of the amazing projects our students in 5th and 6th have made in cooperative groups.








EUROPE DAY PROJECTS 1st AND 2nd GRADE PRIMARY



Our kids in 1st and 2nd grade have made this beautiful display with the flags of all the countries belonging to the EU.

miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2014

UNIT 10: SOURCES OF LIGHT

Do you want to learn more about light sources? Watch this video ;)


MAY 9th: EUROPE DAY

As you probably know, we celebrate Europe Day this Friday, May 9th. All Primary students are working on a project based on the 28 countries that integrate the EU.
Here you have more information and resources about this celebration.
We'll show you soon the projects made by our hard-working students.

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/e/europeday.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe_Day

lunes, 5 de mayo de 2014

UNIT 9: THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Here you have some interesting videos that your teachers have selected for you to review concepts and have some fun! Enjoy, kids ;)





 

miércoles, 30 de abril de 2014

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

As you probably know we celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday, May 4th. Remember to be nice to your mum everyday, but especially on this occasion. Show her how much you love her and how important she is to you ;))

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MUMMIES!!


jueves, 24 de abril de 2014

UNIT 10: TRANSPORT

Here you have a video about water trasnportation. We hope you like it and learn new things ;)


UNIT 10: FORCES

Hi again, kids! We hope you have enjoyed your Easter break! We are now back to school and we would like to share with you this catchy song about forces (pull - tirar and push - empujar). 
  

lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014

RELIEF MAPS IN 3C

Here we have more beautiful projects made with plasticine in 3C! Very creative work, kids!!







jueves, 20 de marzo de 2014

UNIT 8: JOBS AND PROFESSIONS

What do you want to be when you grow up? With these videos maybe you get clearer ideas about it ;)



UNIT 8: RELIEF MAPS

These are the beautiful projects our students in 3B have been working on. They represent reflief maps made with plasticine. Let's praise them for their excellent work! =)







PREPOSITIONS


Have fun with this video about prepositions in English :))



jueves, 13 de marzo de 2014

17th March: St. Patrick's

Irish celebrate St. Patrick's the seventeenth of March. It's typical to wear green clothes on that occasion.
Do you want to learn more about this joyous holiday? Watch this video if you do! 
And remember, if you see a leprechaun or find a four leaf clover, you'll get lucky!!!  




UNIT 8: LANDSCAPES

Do you want to have a good time getting to know more about landscapes? Here you have some links where you can review information and test your skills.

http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/landforms.htm

http://quizlet.com/7508441/mrs-nelson-3rd-grade-landforms-flash-cards/




UNIT 8: MEANS OF TRANSPORT

Hi again, kids! We have learnt this week about means of transport, used to move people and goods from one place to another. We can classify them into three categories mainly, being those: road, air and water means of transport.

Have fun with these videos and review the information they contain ;)









miércoles, 26 de febrero de 2014

viernes, 21 de febrero de 2014

viernes, 14 de febrero de 2014

UNIT 7: WATER ON EARTH

Are you interested in learning more about water? Approximately 3/4 parts of our planet are covered in water, which is equal to 75% of it. That's a lot! Here you have some useful information!
Sharing knowledge all around =)


UNIT 7: THE SUN

Let's have fun with this catchy song: "Flying from the Sun to the stars" and explore the outer space with your spacecraft ;)

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/es/songs/flying-the-sun-the-stars

miércoles, 12 de febrero de 2014

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

As you know, we celebrate Saint Valentine's Day on 14th February. Let's sing some of these songs to somebody you care about =)


miércoles, 29 de enero de 2014

Catchy "Food chain song"

Dance along and shake your bodies kids!


UNIT 6: FOOD CHAINS

Let's have an introductory look at food chains as the main way of interaction in ecosistems.
Remember that you can create your own food chain with simple materials following the instructions given on page 73 in your Pupil's Book. Get the inspiration to do it from these videos ;)





UNIT 6: THE WATER CYCLE

Let's get things clearer about the water cycle :)) It goes round and round, it never stops, but even though water changes from one form into another, it's always the same substance!!
Learn more about: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection with this video. There we go kids!


viernes, 24 de enero de 2014

martes, 14 de enero de 2014

UNIT 5: FOOD GAME

Have fun playing this challenging game about the topic "FOOD".

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/es/word-games/hangman/fruit


MORE GAMES ABOUT PLANTS!

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/living/plants.html


DECIDUOUS AND EVERGREEN TREES

Investigate and learn more about habitats in general and deciduous/ evergreen trees in particular.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/module2/evergreen_and_deciduous_plants1.shtml

http://schoolmediainteractive.com/view/object/video/300287BA4B0B866F3DF580FE06B1744A


"PARTS OF THE PLANT" GAME

Have some fun dragging the different parts of the plant to their corresponding place, learning their names.

http://www.softschools.com/science/plants/plant_parts/


UNIT 5: HOW DO PLANTS GROW?

Do you know how plants grow? Check it here ;)


miércoles, 8 de enero de 2014

UNIT 5: ONE SEED

Hi again! Would you like to read and watch an interactive story about plants? Here we go!





UNIT 5: The parts of a plant

We are back from holidays and studying a new unit about plants. Here we share a video about their different parts. Have fun ;)