Monday, December 19



MERRY CHRISTMAS 
AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Click on this stamp to open your Christmas card

Friday, December 9

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

It's a popular Christmas carol from England. 
It comes from the English tradition in which rich people gave Christmas treats such as figgy puddings -a type of pudding like the modern day Christmas pudding- to carolers on Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 1

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Christmas Carol is a famous novel written by the English writer Charles Dickens in 1843.   
In A Christmas Carol, Dickens tells us about Christmas in London. 
The story has a strong moral message. It's like a journey: Scrooge's journey through his life. He is helped by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. They show him what a miserable man he has been and how he can change his life.

 
A Christmas Carol is usually read at Christmas time. It has been adapted to theatre, movies, radio, television, etc.
Let's enjoy this play on Friday, 9th December!

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

Open this interactive book. It's great!
Watch, read, listen and answer carefully.
Check your answers at the end of each page.
What's your score at the end of the book?

19-20 EXCELLENT! CONGRATULATIONS!

16-18 VERY GOOD!

12-15 GOOD JOB! YOU'RE IMPROVING!

7-11 NOT BAD! TRY AGAIN!

1-6 KEEP WORKING ON IT!

Wednesday, November 30

CHRISTMAS CAROLS - LET'S SING ALONG

http://www.the-north-pole.com/carols.html
How many Christmas Carols 
do you know?


 Click on this picture 
and
check it!

Tuesday, November 29

HAPPY CHRISTMAS (War Is Over) - John Lennon

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" was recorded in New York in 1971. It was a protest song against the Vietnam war, but it became a worldwide known Christmas song.



WHITE CHRISTMAS

This is one of the most famous and popular Christmas songs. 
It was written by Irving Berlin in 1942.

White Christmas by Bing Crosby (1947)
  
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas                I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know                  With every Christmas card I write
Where the treetops glisten                             May your days be merry and bright
and children listen                                           And may all your Christmases be white
To hear sleigh bells in the snow 

Christmas cartoon - Sung by The Drifters (1954)
White Christmas by Human Nature  (2013) 
White Christmas Karaoke
A White Christmas means that at least 2.5 centimetres of snow have fallen on Christmas Morning. This is more common in some countries than in others. For example, in the United Kingdom there are not a lot of White Christmases but in Canada there is almost always a White Christmas.

Sunday, November 27

JINGLE BELL ROCK

"Jingle Bell Rock" is the name of a popular Christmas song in the USA.


RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

Father Christmas has nine reindeer.  Their names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and Rudolph. They are all very special but Rudolph is extra special- he has a shiny red nose! The other reindeer laugh at Rudolph but...

Here you can read and listen to the story or watch the film.
And here you can sing along!

NEW YEAR'S EVE IN SCOTLAND - 'AULD LANG SYNE'


New Year is a very popular festival for Scottish people. They always sing 'Auld Lang Syne' at midnight on New Year's Eve.
'Auld Lang Syne'  means 'Old days long ago'.



This video is a view of the Scottish scenery taken from across Scotland. It is accompanied by the music 'Auld Lang Syne' by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Tuesday, November 22

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

This Christmas song tells children to be good because Santa Claus is watching them.

 

This is the ending of the film "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (1970). The mailman (Fred Astaire) gives us words of wishdom before singing the song.

JINGLE BELLS

LITTLE DONKEY

Little Donkey is a popular Christmas carol which describes the journey by Mary the mother of Jesus to Bethlehem on the donkey.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

Enjoy this wonderful Christmas story! LET'S SING ALONG!

And here you can sing again while watching the animated film...

THE CHRISTMAS CRACKER SONG

I'M A LITTLE SNOWMAN

Monday, November 21

RUDOLPH

WHEN SANTA GOT STUCK UP THE CHIMNEY

S-A-N-T-A

LITTLE SNOWFLAKE

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is a classic children's song that is known and loved around the world.

This video tells the story of a friendship between an owl and a little star that watches over the forest.

♫ Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.

Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are. ♫

Wednesday, November 16

THANKSGIVING DAY - Thursday, 24th November

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. 

What do people do? 

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal.
The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables.



Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends.

THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING

Who were the pilgrims? What was the Mayflower? 
Who was Squanto?

You'll find the answers by reading and listening to this wonderful picture book. You'll love it!



This is an interesting video about the American Thanksgiving Story.
Don't miss it!

POCAHONTAS

Pocahontas was one of the first Native Americans to visit Britain. She married an Englishman. She helped her people make friends with colonists who had come to America from Britain.
What was her real name? 
Where did she live?
Click on this picture and listen to the story.

Thursday, October 13

Monday, October 3

TODAY IS MONDAY

LET'S SING THE DAYS OF THE WEEK!

Wednesday, September 21

Tuesday, September 20

ALPHABETICAL ORDER GAME

Can you put these words into alphabetical order?

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html
Click on this picture and drag the words from the left side to the right side.

Then click on the check button.

There are 4 levels!

DO YOUR BEST!!!
 

Tuesday, March 29

THE FAMILY MEMBERS SONG

THE FINGER FAMILY


"GEORGINA AND THE DRAGON" THEATRE!

WE HAVE FUN, SING THE SONGS AND PARTICIPATE A LOT!!!!









"THE FARM" PUPPETS THEATRE

WE ENJOYED IT A LOT!












Tuesday, February 16

Friday, February 5

STILL LIFE PAINTINGS

What do you know about still life?

A "still life" is a drawing or a painting of objects that don't move (bowls of fruit, bottles, vases, etc.)

This still life painting is by RENOIR. It's called "Fruit with cup and saucer"
.


Do you want to create your own interactive "still life" compositions?

Click on this apple and.....
do your best!!

Thursday, February 4

Wednesday, February 3

Thursday, January 14

PIRATE TREASURE HUNT

Welcome to the Pirate Treasure Hunt Game!

How to find the treasure:
  1. Click on this picture and choose  a character for each player or team.
  2.  Click on the dice and move your character along the gameboard.
  3. If you land on an obstacle, you must answer a question. If it's right roll the dice again. If it's wrong you miss your next turn.
  4. If you land on square 7 you have the opportunity to take the shorter but riskier route.
                           GOOD LUCK!!!

Wednesday, January 13

TREASURE ISLAND (IPA Productions)

Jim Hawkins, a young man, works in a pub called The Admiral Benbow.

Unfortunatelly, Jim doesn't like working in a pub. He likes the sea and dreams of going on a sailing adventure.

One day Billy Bones a Pirate , comes into the pub. He dies with a map on his hands... It is a secret treasure map of Treasure Island!

Tuesday, January 12

TREASURE ISLAND (BBC)

Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was published in 1883.
It is about pirates and a treasure hunt on a tropical island.
 


Click HERE to watch parts 2 to 10.

THE OLDEST PRIMARY PUPIL IN THE WORLD

Kimani Maruge started Primary school (first grade) in 2004 in Kenia. He was 84.



"THE FIRST GRADER"
This film was based on Kimani Maruge's story. Watch the trailer and remember:"You are never too old to learn"