Thursday, 18 December 2008

Merry Xmas!!!!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

How was it?

Hello! How was your experience in Mascardi?
Hope you had a wonderful time!
I would like to hear your comments!
All the best!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Happy holidays!!!!!

"To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Best wishes for happy holidays and a magnificent New Year."

All the best!

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Last two days in Y6!

You are getting to the end of one stage of your education.
On behalf of all Y6 teachers I would like to say that
we have truly enjoyed working with you and watching you grow up academically and personally. You have delighted us with your many achievements in and out of class. You have shared your disappointments as well as the good times of your lives. You have amazed us by the demanding schedules you have kept. You have made us laugh- a lot- with your marvellous senses of humour. You have been a special group to us.
After a long and wonderful summer you will step into Middle School where we wish you the best of luck!

Play The Peetnik Mysteries

Enjoy this rainy Sunday playing these  games where you are a detective trying to solve the…mystery. It has audio support for the text. Hope you like it! You need to read the instructions first. Have fun!

Friday, 28 November 2008

What did you learn in 2008?

I invite you to share your thoughts. Feel free to write one-to-five things you feel you’ve learned this year in general. We are coming to the end of our trip!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Rounding off!!

Many important events will happen this last "full" week :
  • Finishing the ppt presentations on heroes and adding effects to your ppt.

  • Completing your videos on The Uses of Internet.

  • Visiting Middle School.

  • Showing your peers who your hero was.
  • Going over your exams.
Enjoy it! All the best!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Getting ideas...

Miss Marta has shared this slideshow for you to get some ideas for the video on Internet. It is a presentation that won the first prize. The topic is different but it is a great presentation, very effective. Hope you like it!

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: design crisis)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Destination Impossible

This is a game from the BBC where you have to follow a series of instructions to get around a town. Some of the directions that are given are a little tricky. You can play against a timer or not. You need to choose a character. If I were you, I would read the instructions of "How to play", first. Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Reflection of the week!

As we go rounding off this hero unit, I would like you to read the following quotation and write a good comment.
Think before you write!

"It's easy to be a hero. Just help someone over a rough spot"

Let's make a video!

Your final task to round up this year will be to create a video on the positive and negative aspects of Internet. Start thinking about it! Click to know more about it!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The My Hero Project

Most of you have already submitted your personal hero essays to My Hero site.
Some have already been admitted and can be read in the following site ( I hope you have enjoyed participating in this project!

Monday, 10 November 2008

Are you ready?

This week you are having your interhouse touch typing competition. Some groups (6A and 6C) will have it in a language period.
Keep on practising! Go for more!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Reflection of the week!

Watch this video and post your reflection!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Get Ready!

Get ready for next week's Interhouse Touch Typing Competition. These sites will help you improve your speed. Hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


I was really surprised and I couldn't believe my eyes when I found so many of you blogging this afternoon. I am pleased to see that you are making use of this supportive learning tool full of different kinds of activities.

To reflect:

"Expect the best, plan for the worst and prepare to be surprised" by Denis Waitley

Trigger Finger

How fast can you find these words? This is a vocabulary game to keep on exercising your skills.

Hope you enjoy it! Click on the link and have fun!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Reflection of the week!

Final exams are an important component of the learning experience at school. During this period, you will have an opportunity to reflect on what you have learned and integrate course material in a long-lasting and meaningful way. All the best!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Robo Bee

I challenge you to test your language skills. It's up to you as you control the flight of the Robo-Bee through a garden of synonyms, antonyms, spelling, and usage puzzles! Hope you enjoy it! Have fun!

Friday, 31 October 2008

Halloween: trick or treat?

This site from the British Council challenges you to find all the items in a Haunted House. It has two different levels.
Have fun!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Modern Foreign Languages

You will have to choose one of the following Modern Foreign Languages next year: (French, Portuguese, Mandarin). Remember the following:

As you progress through your education at school, a modern language will be of benefit to your personal and educational development in a variety of ways. It will allow you to establish contact with people of your own age who speak other languages and to access information from other cultures. It will help you to understand that experience of the world through another language can be just as 'real' and 'valid' as experience of the world through Spanish or English. It will offer you the positive experience of developing an entirely new mode of understanding and expression and an opportunity to acquire an explicit understanding of what the components of language are and how these may be manipulated for different purposes.

Keep in mind that you will have to show commitment at all times throughout the learning process. Good luck in your choice!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Kids are spending more and more time on computers and cell phones.

For most kids, these devices offer a fun and fast way to stay in touch with friends and family. Some, however, use e-mail and text messages to bully their peers.

This is the video we watched in class and we reflected upon it altogether.

Now I would like you to watch it with your parents and reflect with them on this issue which is affecting society more and more.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008


These cartoons are from the British Council site. Click on each cartoon to enlarge it, listen and have fun. Hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Hard Spell

I challenge you to play this spelling game! It’s from the BBC. You are shown two words and have to identify which one is spelled incorrectly and you play against a timer. It's hard but you can do it! Have fun!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Persuasive Essay

For you to go over the concept of a persuasive essay and the different steps you need to follow when writing it, click on the link below and read this tutorial. I'm mainly interested in slides 8 to 17, so focus please! Hope you enjoy it and you find it useful!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Reflection of the week!

I would like you to click on the link and read the poem which was written by a student in Africa.
What are your feelings when you finish reading it?
Include a reflection about how this boy feels.
I am looking forward to read all your comments!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Spooky Game

As you enjoyed practising your touch typing and spelling skills in the previous game, I'm posting this new one for you to keep on exercising them. Beware! It's very spooky! Enjoy it and have fun!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


This is a game for you to practise your vocabulary skills on jobs.

Good luck, have fun and then let me know your result!

Friday, 17 October 2008

My Personal Hero

This week you have started writing or thinking about your own personal hero. This esssay will then be submitted to Keep on thinking or finding information, anecdotes or any other relevant information on your hero at home.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Superheroes Game

After reflecting and working so hard this week, have fun trying to work out these 20 words related to Superheroes. Enjoy it!

Sunday, 12 October 2008


You have already been working on Coexistence in Art. How can you connect it to the heroes you have been researching?
What does this image suggest people could do differently to live in greater harmony and peace with one another?

Friday, 10 October 2008

Reflection of the week!

"Anything we do can affect the people around us"
What do you think about this quotation?
Remember the wh-question words (why? when? where? how?)
Reflect and leave your comment
Have a nice long weekend!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Once you consider that your biography is finished, please follow the following steps:

  • Re- read the WHOLE biography. Check that there is no repeated information .

  • Pass the spell check.

  • Organise your information.

  • Agree on type and size of font.

  • Don't forget to include the sources. If you have too many, include them at the end of the document under the title. "Sources".

  • Include images.

  • Don't forget to include your personal opinion about your hero/heroine justifying it. Due date is on Tuesday, October 14th.

Get ready to prepare your powerpoint presentation online.

Tense Practice

Practise Simple Past, Present Perfect and Past Perfect tenses. Read the sentences and decide which is the most suitable tense. Then click on the "Check" button to check your answers.

Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Literary Elements Game

In this game I challenge you to exercise some of the terms learnt throughout the year in Language and Literature. Enjoy it and have fun!

Saturday, 4 October 2008


This week we started working on the new collaborative project on heroes.

Remember to follow the steps for a successful paraphrasing.

  • Apply the “double check rule.” Return to the original material to confirm you used your own words before submitting your work.

  • It is extremely important for you to do lots of research, that means, read, read and read all the necessary sources so that you find interesting information about your hero.

  • You are doing fine. Keep on working hard and enjoy it!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Plagiarism and Paraphrasing

We have been learning about plagiarism and the steps you need to follow for a successful paraphrase.

In order to paraphrase you also need to research efficiently and not only will you learn how to avoid plagiarism, but you’ll also pick up some good research tips too.

The following tutorial will help you get some useful tips for you to paraphrase successfully. Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 29 September 2008

The Girl who Silenced the World for Five Minutes

We have already watched the video together in class. Watch it again. What do you think about Severn Suzuki? What would you have done in her place? What did you feel while listening to her delivering this speech at the United Nations Environmental Conference ?

Welcome back!

Bearing in mind that two more months are missing before you move on to 7th, I would like you to reflect on this quotation

"Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius."

Elbert Hubbard

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Vocabulary Quiz!

It's a vocabulary quiz. For every word you get right some rice is donated to hungry people. At the start, you will get words from different levels. Soon, the website will understand your level and you will get only words at your level. After that you can level up. Therefore, this website is fun for everyone. Please visit this website and take the quiz. Then visit this website again and write a comment. Tell me how you liked the website. Tell me your level. Tell me how many grains of rice you donated. I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think of this website!


Sunday, 21 September 2008

Where are you?

tell us where you are, what you are doing and how you are spending your holidays! Thank you!

Friday, 19 September 2008

Happy Spring Break!

I wish you all a nice Spring break! Rest a lot and come back full of energy to face the last two months in primary school. I will continue posting so I would like you to continue blogging!

Enjoy it!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Past Perfect Tense

We have been working with the past perfect tense. I believe you enjoyed choosing your own past perfect activity. I challenge you to practise this new tense by doing this exercise. Let me know how much your score was. Remember to read the whole text first! Enjoy it!

Monday, 15 September 2008


This is an online video game from the BBC where you have to answer questions related to English, Science and Math. As you answer the questions correctly, a little “questionaut” in a balloon gets to continue on his journey. Join the "questionaut" , test your knowledge and have fun!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Heroes and celebrities

Please check out this video on heroes and celebrities. See if you can
distinguish them after what we had been talking in class.
Enjoy it!

Thursday, 4 September 2008

"Commas" game

Improve your punctuation by using commas. Try this game and see how you can improve your pieces of writing.

Have fun!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Happy Birthday St Andrew's!

Congratulations on your hard work and dedication on the time tunnel to celebrate the 170th school's anniversary! We are all part of it!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Your own wikis

We are on the final track! You have been working very hard in your wikis. We are on the countdown. You will be working in class on Tuesday and Wednesday to round up and complete what you are missing. Deadline is on Monday, September 8th. You are doing fine! Keep on working hard!

Gadget by

Thursday, 28 August 2008

How much do you know about...

You are the city leader during the Industrial Revolution. You have to make decisions on how to respond to various problems that resulted from industrialization.
What would you have done?

Tuesday, 26 August 2008


Test your knowledge of English, Math, and Science at various levels.

Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

A Dream...

"I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!"
Who said it?
How can you relate it to the story "Richard and the Library Card" I read to you last week?

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Reading Ring

Use your skills and win the reading ring!

Have a good time!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Instructions' Game

'Destination Impossible' is a game where you have to read the instructions to help your character around Skillswise City.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Are you ready?

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Mr Nobody

Click on the link and read the poem.

Do you consider Mr Nobody a fantasy or a real character?

What things happen in your house that you could blame on Mr Nobody?
Do you think Mr Nobody is a good name for the character described in the poem? Why?.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Forever Friends

Watch this video of the song for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Click on the link below.
Try to answer the questions based on the song.

Then let me know how well you did
Why do you think the songs says:

"One world, one dream" "Forever friends, in harmony"

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Stepping Stones!

This week you will be rounding up the oral presentations on your winter reading fantasy book! You are doing great! I'm anxious to listen to the rest of you telling me about the stepping stones you have chosen for your book! Have a nice week!

Friday, 8 August 2008

Memory Game

Test your memory by finding all the images!
Enjoy it and have fun!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Fantasy Animals

Fantasy animals have always appeared in the world's stories and legends. Sometimes they were strong and killed people, sometimes they were symbols of good luck. Learn about some famous mythical creatures, and answer the questions. Play and Learn!
Read the instructions carefully!