Monday, 30 November 2009

Last 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!

Friday, 27 November 2009

What did you learn in 2009?

We are coming to the end of our journey! I invite you to share your thoughts. Feel free to write one-to-five things you feel you’ve learned this year in general, any subject.
Thank you!
Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Important moments

In a week time, you will be finishing primary school. Think of your journey since you started kindergarten. Think of five or six important moments in your "school journey" and share it with all of us!
Thank you!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Middle School

Tomorrow you will be crossing over to Middle School.
It will be the beginning of a new step in your life.

How do you feel about "Induction Day"?

How do you feel about this new step in your life which you are about to start in February 2010?
Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

From Mrs Ruffing

Mrs Ruffing is another visitor to our class blog. She has left a very kind comment and she has made a post in her blog with some ideas from our blog. Thank you, Mrs Ruffing!!!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Can you see what I see?

This is a game from Scholastic where you have to find hidden objects with the help of a magnifying glass.
Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Anti Bullying Week

Did you know that this week is anti bullying week in U.K?
Think of one idea how you would tackle bullying or cyberbullying at school.
Please write it down as a comment.
Thank you

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

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!

Monday, 16 November 2009

More on Persuasive Essays

This site from the BBC is to help you write persuasive essays.
Please have a look.
Enjoy it!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Writing Tips

These are some writing tips for you to go over and remember when writing your story on Monday!
Put on your thinking caps and all the best!!!
Go over your folder!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

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, 11 November 2009

Get ready

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

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Whack Attack

This is a game from the BBC that tests knowledge on Math, English or Science. The questions are good, though the game is a little weird. You’re given three answer choices. Each answer is color-coded, and in order to choose an answer, you have to “whack” the correctly-colored figure that keeps popping up.

Thank you, Mr Ferlazzo for sharing this game with us

Monday, 9 November 2009

An anonymous comment

An anonymous person left the following comment in our blog in the post

Thank you whoever you are. Please read the comment below and see what you have understood. Thank you!


A favorite quotation of mine~being a former teacher myself. Obviously, in order to have learning take place you need a teacher(at times) and a student(learner). Teachers open the door~explain, describe, model, and show you how to get the answers. Students must walk through the door by themselves~by focusing, listening, understanding and trying what they have been shown. Teachers teach you how to teach yourself. My goal was to make my students "self-taught" lifetime learners.

04 November 2009 20:23

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Exams and the importance of sleeping well.

Sleep must be important because we spend 1/3 of our lives doing it! Loss of sleep hurts attention, working memory, mood, quantitative skills, logical reasoning, and even motor dexterity.
But is sleep really doing nothing? It looks like it...our eyes are closed, our muscles are relaxed, our breathing is regular, and we do not respond to sound or light. If you take a look at what is happening inside of your brain, however, you will find quite a different situation - the brain is very active. You are doing something!
It’s possible that the reason we need to sleep is so that we can learn better. Everything we have learnt is cemented while sleeping.
Therefore, now that your are having your final exams, it is very important for you to SLEEP WELL!

Friday, 6 November 2009


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.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Have a look!

Have a look at these images painted by Giusseppe Archimboldo, who was an Italian painter from the sixteenth century best known for creating imaginative portrait heads. What do you think? What do you feel when looking at them?

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Reading Comprehension Practice

If you are willing to practise your reading comprehension skills for your final exam, try these two links.

Reading Comprehension1
Reading Comprehension 2

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

How to Write a Persuasive Essay

Thank you Mr Willward from Canada for sharing this video with us on Persuasive Essay. This is just another guide to write this type of essays. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

More Fun Theory

Turning a recycling Bottle Bank into an Arcade Game, Watch this video and leave a good comment. Have a nice Sunday!