Archivo de la categoría: 6º ENGLISH

It is English exam season!!!

Hi Year 6-  Look for the vocabulary with a *.  Try to guess the meaning from the context, and after you read this post, check to see if guessed the meaning correctly!

As you all are well aware, we are in the final push* to put together all your English knowledge gleaned* over your years in Alquería.

To that end* here are some extra resources for you to practice with at home with your mum or dad or a sibling.  You can even get together and practice together!  Whether or not you practice with someone else, try answering these questions out loud to get used to* speaking your answers!

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And to hone* your listening skills, a reminder to have fun playing on lyrics training!

 

We hope you find these games and resources useful. As you practice, write down any questions that you have and bring them to class!

Lindley and Manolo

Key Vocabulary from this post!

final push=a last big effort

to glean=gather information

to that end=for that reason,  intention to produce a result

get used to= to become accustomed to something

hone= to sharpen, or increase your skills

 

 

Vacation!

Hello everyone!

It is time for a hard earned rest!  This has been a LOOOOONNNNNNGGGG term 2 and finally we get a bit of a break.

There is NO ENGLISH homework this week!  We want you to rest and recharge and come back to school full of energy to finish the year!

Here is an Easter activity to enjoy, just in case you miss us!!  Click on the picture to do the activity!

Have a wonderful vacation!

Lindley and Manolo

What did you do yesterday?

Hello again, Year 5!

We are practicing irregular verbs in past simple and as you know, you can never have too much practice to learn this «tricky list.»  

Here are some  extra resources to help you learn and revise!

Practice correct pronunciation with this video.

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Now, let’s add a beat and some sentences too.

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Time for a self test.  Practice what you know with these games!  Please play over and over and over again….until you know them all!

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Don’t forget to keep practicing regular verbs in the past  too…especially their pronunciation.

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We will practice more in class next week.

P.S. Leave us a comment and answer the question in the title of this blog post!

Have a great weekend!

Lindley and Manolo

English and World Events

Sometimes English class isn’t about English.  Sometimes, it needs to be about discussing the world in English.

Some more historical vocabulary for you…

The world is witnessing horrors in Ukraine right now as they suffer under Russian shelling*.

Year 6– you impressed me today with your knowledge about another time the world nervously watched Russia’s every move and listened carefully to words from the Kremlin* to determine the level of danger.  Many of you knew the basics about the Cold War*– the political and economic war waged between the USSR* and the USA, and their NATO* allies after WWII* until the 1990’s.

While this song evokes another moment in history, the message rings loud and clear in the hearts of parents everywhere today: We hope the Russians love their children too.

So, just in case  you want to listen again, here is Russians, by Sting.

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*shelling- being attacked by bombs

*Kremlin- the seat of Russian government

*Cold War- the economic and political war between  Western allies and the *Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

*NATO- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (OTAN)

*WWII – World War Two

The Wonderful World of Microorganisms

This week we brought the normally invisible microscopic  world to life at Alquería and this was no exception in the English department.

We began our odyssey by learning basic vocabulary related to cells in English. Then, we learned how to talk about  the five types of microorganisms  in English (algae, fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoa).   With the help of a diagram, students named the parts of the microscope and realized how much of the world we can’t appreciate without it.

Is microscopic life helpful or harmful for humans and the world?  We addressed this question learning the names of both «bad» microorganisms and the symptoms they cause in humans (such as sore throats, ear aches, athlete’s food, colds, and parasites)  and «good» microorganisms that help us (such as phytoplankton making oxygen, algae making blue cheese delicious, penicillin curing our illnesses, and wonderful yogurt.)

To help us really assimilate all this information, we played different games and did different activities to review.  One of the most popular games was «spreading the virus» by shaking hands or giving high fives with glitter!

In Year 5 and Year 6, we also discussed the GERM THEORY and learned about the first scientists who proposed the existence of microorganisms, and pointed to them as the cause of disease in the world.

To that end, we learned about famous microbiologists as Year 6 prepared «autobiographies» for the visit to our «Living Museum» on Thursday.  All the students in primary were able to listen to living statues speak about their accomplishments in the field of microbiology.

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Have a lovely, restful weekend after so much activity in this special week!

Lindley and Manolo

Esta semana le dimos vida al mundo microscópico que es normalmente invisible en Alquería, y esto no fue la excepción en el departamento de inglés.

Comenzamos nuestra odisea aprendiendo vocabulario básico relacionado con las células en inglés. Luego, aprendimos a nombrar los cinco tipos de microorganismos en inglés (algas, hongos, bacterias, virus y protozoos). Usando un diagrama, los estudiantes nombraron las partes del microscopio dándose cuenta de todos los microorganismos que no se podría apreciar si no lo tuviéramos.  

¿La vida microscópica es útil o dañina para los humanos y el mundo? Abordamos esta pregunta aprendiendo los nombres de los microorganismos «malos» y los síntomas que causan en los humanos (como dolor de garganta, dolor de oído, pie de atleta, resfriados y parásitos) y los microorganismos «buenos» que nos ayudan (como la producción de fitoplancton, oxígeno, algas que hacen delicioso el queso azul, penicilina que cura nuestras enfermedades y maravilloso yogur).

 Para ayudarnos a asimilar realmente toda esta información, jugamos diferentes juegos realizando  diferentes actividades para repasar. ¡Uno de los juegos más populares fue «propagar el virus» dando la mano o chocando con purpurina!

En Year 5 y Year 6, también vimos videos sobre la TEORÍA DE LOS GERMENES y aprendimos información de los primeros científicos que propusieron la existencia de microorganismos y los señalaron como la causa de la enfermedad en el mundo.

Y por último en sexto, aprendimos sobre microbiólogos famosos para preparar «autobiografías» para la visita a nuestro «Museo Vivo» el jueves. Todos los alumnos y alumnas de primaria pudieron “escuchar” a las estatuas vivientes hablar sobre sus logros en el campo de la microbiología.