Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Happy holidays!!

Dear children,
You were all superb in your graduation ceremony and party.
I hope you enjoy your camping and I wish you all the best for 2011.
Happy holidays! You deserve them!!!
We'll miss you!!

Last but not least...Top 100 classroom blogs

Dear all:

Our class blog appears among other Top 100 classroom blogs from all over the world.

If you want to read the article, please click here. Scroll down the long list in the article up to where it says:
"Junior/Middle- International"

Hope you enjoy it!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Are you ready for tonight?

Today is your graduation ceremony. It's an important evening!
Enjoy it and let's celebrate together.
See you!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

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 sense 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!

Y6 Spanish and Engllish Teachers

Friday, 3 December 2010

What did you learn in 2010?

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!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Unforgettable 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!

Take a look!

Six Word Memoirs are ready!!

Click on the links below and check if your six word memoir image is there. If not, let me know by leaving a comment! Hope you like them!!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Middle School

Tomorrow you will be crossing over to Middle School.
The journey you started in February is coming to one of its last destinations.
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 2011?
Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, 26 November 2010

GloryLand- Lyrics

Mr Oscar has asked me to share with you the lyrics of GloryLand which you will be singing in your graduation ceremony in twelve days. A very important event: the end of primary school.

Please practise the words at home or with a friend.

Gloryland (World Cup 1994)

Gloryland, in Gloryland

You're here in Gloryland

It started with a feeling
and a dream was born in you
You hope and pray that come the day
you'll see that dream come true.
With every passing moment
you begin to understand
that you're bound for Gloryland.

With a hunger in your heart
and with fire in your soul,
with passion rising high,
you know that you can reach your goal.
Believe in what you do
and you've the strength to see it through
on the road to Gloryland.

Gloryland, in Gloryland
it's in your heart, it's in your hand.
In Gloryland, in Gloryland,
you're here in Gloryland.
This is Gloryland.

As the day gets ever closer
you are reaching for the sky.
the flames that burn inside
are the flames that never die.
When you start to believe
it's in your heart,it's in your hand.
You know, this is gloryland.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Compulsory post for this week

On Monday 29th, we will listen to a lady narrating you the mystery story The SignalMan by Charles Dickens. She has asked Lily and me if you could please read the extract below and the useful terms. Answer the following questions in the form. Thank you! Hope you like it!

Useful terms

Friday, 19 November 2010

Making a video

Your final task to round up this year will be to create a video based on the persuasive essay on the positive and negative aspects of Internet. Start thinking about it!
Have a nice long weekend!!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Reading Comprehension Practice

If you are willing to practise your reading comprehension skills for your final exam, try this link.

Good luck!!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Anti Bullying Week

Did you know that this year's Anti- Bullying Week takes place on 15-19 November and it is all about Taking Action Together.
Think of one idea how you would tackle bullying or cyberbullying at school.
Please write it down as a comment.
Thank you

Monday, 15 November 2010

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!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

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!!!

Friday, 12 November 2010

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 protrait heads. What do you think? Aren't they inspiring??
Have a nice weekend!!
Check the blog tomorrow for some tips for your writing process exam on Monday.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Practise for your Touch typing Competition

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

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Revise your past participles

I'm posting two games for you to practise the past participles (third column of the list of irregular verbs) so that you can use your tenses correctly.
Click on the links and follow the instructions.
Hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

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

Sunday, 7 November 2010

More about Fun Theory

To throw rubbish in the bin instead of onto the floor shouldn’t really be so hard. Many people still fail to do so. Can we get more people to throw rubbish into the bin, rather than onto the ground, by making it fun to do? What do you think?
What is for you "The Fun Theory"? Watch the video and find out the answer.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Simile practice

The following is an activity for you to go over similes so that you can use them in your exam.
Hope you enjoy it! Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Start practising...

Very soon you will be having your exams. I will be posting games and tips for you to practise.
Click on the link and practise your spelling
Game One

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Funny video...

Watch this video and leave your comment please!!!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Six Word Memoir- Compulsory post for this week!

Can you describe your life so far in six words? It’s a challenge I 'm giving you. It can also be about your life in Primary school. You must be creative and clever. Remember that these words need to reflect you……not just be six words. Then look for an image that can represent those six words and save it in your computer.
Watch the video below for creative inspiration, but you are not allowed to borrow any ideas.
Have a nice weekend!!

Thank you to Write Out Loud Blog for the idea

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sasspipes Newspaper Blog

Today we are launching the new Sasspipes Newspaper Blog started by a group of year 6 children. The idea is to have a space where to share news, sites, and anything interesting that you can think of.

This is just the beginning and we think we could make it much better if you shared your ideas as to what to add to the blog.

Please, fill in this form and let us know what you think!


Monday, 25 October 2010

Heroes Project- Compulsory post for this week

We are about to finish our Hero Project. I would like you to complete the following form

Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

This is the finished Google site on The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Please check if you find your story. I might have skipped a few as there are 81 stories in all. Let me know if I have left yours out.
Thank you!
Get ready to write your persuasive essay this week!
Have a nice week!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Piano Stairs

Watch this video from a Volkswagen ad.
Will people voluntarily do something they would ordinarily avoid if it’s made to be fun?
After watching it, leave your comment with your personal opinion, please

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Persuasive Essay

Have a look at this presentation to go over what we talked about in class. Thank you!Persuasive Essay
View more presentations from aquaglia.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Reflection of the week!

"There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it."
- Joyce Brothers

What does this quotation mean?
How can you related it to your actual commitment to school work?

Monday, 18 October 2010

Promoting a Positive Internet Use

Click on "post a sticky" and the wall will appear. Double click on the wall so that a post it appears. Write your name and your possible solution about how we can deal with cyberbullies promoting a positive use of Internet.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

The Boy Who Built a Windmill

When William Kamkwamba was fourteen years old he built a windmill. He is from Malawi, and using information he discovered in a book and miscellaneous parts that he was able to find, he built a windmill to help his family and eventually his community with their everyday needs. Please watch his inspiring story which shows what can be accomplished with a little knowledge and some ingenuity.

After watching the video, what do you think?
What type of man is William? Why?

Wiliam has a dream which is to finish school and start his own company.
Which is
YOUR dream?

Friday, 15 October 2010

If You Could Have a Super Power....

What superpower would you like to have?
Tell us about the superpower you would like to have and how would you use it?
Maybe you would like to have a power that would help you do good in this world. Or maybe you would like to have a power in an area that you find lacking within yourself. For example: perhaps you are having trouble in math; a superpower that might help with instant number recognition and formulas might come in handy.

Thanks to Write Out Loud Blog for the idea

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Kids are spending more and more time on computers and cell phones.
For most kids, these devices offer a fun and fast way to keep in contact with friends and family. Some, however, use e-mail, text messages, social networks, such as Facebook, 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.
Thank you.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

More Practice

For you to keep on practising the past perfect tense, I'm sending you some more exercises.
Hope you enjoy them!! Good luck!!!

Thursday, 7 October 2010


We started learning the past perfect tense.
Click on the link and practise your English structures.
Hope you enjoy it!
Have fun

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Global Newspaper

During the first days in September we were invited to participate in writing an article for a Global Newspaper highlighting special events of the classroom or the community. This is the final version sent to us. Hope you enjoy it!
Click on the link below, then click on the attachment, read the whole newspaper and leave a comment saying what the other articles are about.
Which one did you like best? Why?
Global Newspaper

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Do you know...?

Watch this video, please. I challenge you to try to identify 17 famous people. You may watch it with any relative of yours and ask for help as they are not contemporary characters. I hope you enjoy it! Leave a comment to know if you were able to discover them.

Think Different from youtube advertising slogan from Apple Computer (1977)

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

My Personal Hero

Next week you will start writing about your own personal hero or role model. This essay will be then submitted to My Hero webpage. Keep on thinking, finding information or any other relevant anecdote on your personal hero at home.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Last Effort....

Hope you rested a lot and you are ready to face the three last months in Primary School.
Think positively, act with commitment and work hard with dedication and energy to achieve ALL your GOALS.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Report Cards

On Friday, you received your second term report card.

How do you feel about it?

Did you reach your goals?

What techniques did you use to achieve your goals?

What techniques will you use in the last term to improve, if you think you have to do so?

Friday, 17 September 2010

Happy Spring Break!!

I wish you all a nice rest!!
Come back to school on Monday 27th full of energy to face the last ten weeks in Primary school!
Remember to send me the story typed in Google doc!
Enjoy your rest!!
See you!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Have you ever failed?

Of course, everyone has failed some time in our lives. The key to success is to fall several times.
We all learn through our mistakes.
Connected to what you are researching about your heroes, do you know anyone famous who failed in achieving his goals?
This video shows you some few examples.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Las Leonas win Hockey World Cup!!!

Argentina’s women’s hockey team, Las Leonas, won the Hockey World Cup on Saturday night, defeating reigning champions, the Netherlands 3-1 in the final in Rosario.
Well done!!!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Quotation of the week!

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”
Chinese proverb

What do you think this quotation means?
Happy weekend!!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Plagiarism and Paraphrasing

We have been learning about plagiarism and the different steps you nedd to follow for a successful paraphrasing.

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!
Have a nice long weekend!!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Just to share with you...

Two important events in 6C:
Congratulations to all of you as you have also become the bloggers of the year this week!!

And Congratulations to Makena who has been awarded the "Gold Medal and James S Lee M.B. E Trophy in Secondary Verse!! A big clap for her!!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Would you like to cooperate in writing an article?

A school in USA started a Global Newspaper among ten other schools across the globe. They were able to publish five editions of the newspaper. This year they would like to continue the project of publishing a global newspaper which highlights special events in classroom and community around the globe.

We were invited to take part by writing an article. I was thinking that we could write an article on our country's bicentenary. Therefore, whoever volunteers to write something about what you have learnt this year with Marita and about the special celebrations that took place in our country, just write it in the space provided below. Then I will edit it all together. What do you think?

Deadline: Sunday, September 12th

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Message from Alejo

Message from Alejo from USA

Miss Ale,
First of all I think that the schools birthday is something important to put in the blog so I liked this post. Keep on posting...
Bye, If you still don't realise who I am I tell you I am Alejo. Talking and still Blogging from my house in USA... Now I tell you about my new school. It is like three times bigger that primary. So the teachers will give me a map so that I dont get lost in the corridors. I went into 7th Honor class in Math. And The lab is tremendously big. I start school on tuesday.
Alejo N
One thing Do I still win house points for blogging from home?

4 September 2010 12:28

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Hero Traits

We have been working with hero traits. I challenge you to complete this puzzle to check on your vocabulary. Click on the link below and have fun!
These traits might help you: caring. helpful, self-confident, understanding, humble, optimistic, determined, pacifist, patient, hardworking, perseverant, unselfish, leader, courageous.
All the best! Have a nice weekend!!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Hero song

Listen to this song by Mariah Carey and try doing the quiz. What is the main idea she wants to transmit? What do you think about it? (Avoid comments such as "Very nice , video")

Then click here and try doing the following quiz based on the song.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Happy Birthday, St Andrew's!!!!

Today our school is 172 years old!!!
It's a great honour for me as a former pupil and as your teacher to be celebrating our school's 172 anniversary!!
I hope that when you grow up, your identity (as Miss Caroline mentioned today) is so marked on you as it is for most of us that really belong to St Andrew's Community.
Let's celebrate it together!!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010


A big clap for 6A and 6B this week! You have become the "first" bloggers of the year!!!
Keep it up!!!
Come on 6C!
I know you can do it!!!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Heroes- Compulsory Post


Please complete the following form and leave a comment in the blog telling me three heroes (in order of preference) you would like to work on, from these nine personalities listed below.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Song for Founder's Day

Dear all. This is the song that Mr Oscar has asked me to share with you in our blog. You have the video and the lyrics. Practise it please!

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots wham Bruce has often led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to Victorie!

Now's the day, and now's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour,
See approach proud Edward's pow'r
Chains and slaverie!
Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!

Wha for Scotland's King and law
Freedom's sword will strongly draw?
Freeman stand, or freeman fa'?
Let him follow me!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

What do you think .....?

Please click on the link below. Read the information and leave a comment saying what type of writing is this one.
Do you know anything else about this person?

Monday, 23 August 2010

Heroes and Celebrities

Please check out this video again. Show it to somebody in your family and see if they know who they are.
After what we have been taliking in class, what do you think, are they heroes or celebrities?
Enjoy it!!

Sunday, 22 August 2010


This is an acrostic poem on weekends. Do you know what an acrostic poem is?

Waited seven days
Each minute like an hour
Even the weather cooperated
Kept all my promises

Enjoyment abounding
Never a dull moment
Dad, oh, no, it's over already!

What was your most enjoyable moment this weekend?

See you tomorrow with lots of energy!

Friday, 20 August 2010


You were SUPERB. You really excelled!!! Congratulations on your hard work!!!
Now another step of your journey in year six starts. Keep on ejoying and WORKING HARD, showing commitment and dedication at all times until your last destination: Y7.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Quote of the week!

    Finally the time has come. Your last primary concert. Enjoy every second of it.
    Read and reflect on the following quotation from a German tennis player.What does he mean? How can you connect it with your performance in the school concert?
    "As long as I can focus on enjoying what I'm doing, having fun, I know I'll perform well"

Sunday, 15 August 2010


Your helicopter has crashed into the jungle, and you experience lots of danger. At each crisis point, you have to choose between two or more options. Have fun!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Chris Van Allsburg

This is the official site of Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Browse through the site. You can visit the Story Writing Contest but do not miss visiting his site where you have an interactive section with games. You can also read his biography and get to know some other books written by him.
Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Test your awareness

Test your skills of observation with this video.
How observant are you?
Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Choose your own Fantasy wiki


Dear all,

I have been re reading your fantasy story wikis and I have found many aspects that you have not covered. Please click here and follow these guidelines to improve your wiki. If I have to assess your work by taking into consideration what I have read, the marks will not be the expected ones. You have one week , that is until Monday, August 16th to follow these instructions and complete your work.
Remember that you have to go to, then you click on "LOG IN", with your school account and the usual password. Then your wiki will appear and you can start editing it!

Thank you.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Have a nice day!!!

Hello everyone!
I wish you all a GREAT day! I hope you enjoy it!
How are you going to celebrate it?
Have fun!
See you!

Friday, 6 August 2010

More tongue twisters

Try them our with all your family!
You can time them!
Hope you like them and enjoy them!

If you understand, say "understand".
If you don't understand, say "don't understand".
But if you understand and say "don't understand".
How do I understand that you understand? Understand!


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Keep on practising

Keep on practising your past tenses and your past participles
Follow the following instructions:
  • Click on start

  • Read the instructions. Click on "next"

  • To strike the word, push the spacebar or click the mouse

  • First click on "PAST TENSE" and then click on "PAST PARTICIPLES"

  • Speed game: NORMAL

Hope you enjoy these two games


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Start practising

Very soon you will be asked to study the list of verbs, so start practising....

Monday, 2 August 2010

Winter holidays

Winter holidays have come to an end! We are back at school again!
Try to think of one word that represents your holidays best! Which one could it be?
Type it in the space provided and see what happens!
Hope you like it!

What word represents your holidays best?... at

Welcome back!!

It was really nice meeting you today after three long weeks! We have four more months in Y6 with lots of important events and knowledge to share together. Enjoy your days in primary school and take advantage of all the opportunities that are offered to you!

Now read this quotation:

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." By Martha Washington

What is this quotation referring to?

What does it mean?

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Have you decided yet?

We are getting there!!! Hope you have rested a lot and enjoyed your holidays with your family and some friends. Now we are ready to face the last four months in Primary school.
One of our tasks this week we will be focusing on planning the stories based on the images of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Have you chosen the images yet?
If you haven't click here and make up your mind!
Thank you!
Hope to see you on Monday, full of energy to work hard!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Happy Holidays!!!!

I wish you all a well desired holiday!!!

Rest but also read!!!. Remember that reading makes you grow!

Come back to school full of energy to face and enjoy the last four months in Y6!!

Enjoy your rest and being with your families!!

I'll be meeting you again on Monday, August 2nd!

I'll miss you!!!

Miss Ale