Friday, 30 April 2010

Auditions are coming soon!

This week you will be auditioning for your last concert in Primary School.

How do you feel about it?

It is a very important event at school. Enjoy it and have fun when rehearsing!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Several activities

Hello everyone!!
Once again you won't see me at school as I have another day seminar in Secondary School. You might see me at lunchtime.

6A will go to IT in the first period so you have to do all the following activities:

1) Click here and complete the form. It's about making connections with the students in New Zealand. Remember to click on the SUBMIT button at the end.!!

2) Visit our wiki and get familiarised with it. Click on all the items on the sidebar. Have you ever visited it before?

3) Click here if you left a comment yesterday, Wednesday, and you want to know your housepoints.

4) A way of writing good and interesting stories is by writing detailed and showing sentences. This site shows you how a simple sentence turns into a detailed showing paragraph. On Monday you will be writing you clean copy of the mystery story so focus on how the sentences are expanded so that you can apply it in your writing.
  • Click on the site and you will see the sentence with shaded words.
  • Click on the shaded part and see how the sentence expands.
  • Keep clicking and reading until there are no more shaded words.

If you finish all the activities leave comments in the blog.

6B and 6C will have to do activity one whenever they visit the blog!
Thank you!
Have a nice day!
Miss Ale
Thank you to Nik Peachey for sharing this fantastic site

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

I won't be at school today!

Hello everyone!
I'll be in Secondary school attending a seminar with other teachers. Hope you enjoy today's activities.
Click here to see your blogging housepoints of the comments left yesterday!
Have a nice day!!
See you!
Miss Ale

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

St Andrew's Newspaper coming soon...

Two students are working on a school newspaper! However, before they begin they will need a name for it, and so we have decided to ask you for suggestions. It would be great if it had something to do with Scotland, but it is not necessary, and it must be in English.

Please, leave your suggestions in this post as a comment. You will also be given house points.

Thank you, we are longing to read your suggested names!!!!

Monday, 26 April 2010

How fast can you say them?


Tongue twisters are lots of fun! They're great to help you learn to speak clearly, too. Don't just read them; say them out loud. Enjoy!

1) Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

2) There was a young fisher named Fischer
Who fished for a fish in a fissure.
The fish with a grin,
Pulled the fisherman in;
Now they're fishing the fissure for Fischer.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Reflection of the week!

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus."


What does this quotation mean?

How can you apply it every day?

Image from Flickr:

Friday, 23 April 2010

Finally, become a detective

Solve this mystery! Become a detective for a while!
Very similar to the detective story you had to write in class.

Enjoy it!
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Different verisons of The Canterville Ghost

These are two sites where you will find different versions on "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde.

Simplified version: it's much simpler than the one we read in class.
Hope you enjoy them if you want to re read the story.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Making Connections....

Very soon we will be in contact with a group of students from New Jersey (USA) by leaving comments in the voicethread through which we will learn about their country/city.

Last but not least we will make connections by Skype with a group of students from New Zealand, Melville Intermediate School, Room 8 and we will learn about their country.

What do you think?
Have you ever thought of experiencing something similar?

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

What do you think?

What do think is the difference between a real story and an imaginary story ?
Write a good comment! Thank you!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Have you ever read any ghost story?

If you have read any ghost story, tell us about the main characteristic that you discovered and share the part you enjoyed best

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Finally ...

Finally the photos of your presentations are ready!!
Click on the links below and enjoy them!!
If you do not find yourself in one of the slideshows, have a look in the other one, please!
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 15 April 2010


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.

Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Quote of the week!

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do"
Mother Teresa

What is this quote referring to?
What do you think Mother Teresa meant by this quote?

Monday, 12 April 2010

Catch that Thief!

Solve the mystery of the missing necklace by doing some spelling challenges. You need to write on a paper the six clues to discover who the mysterious thief was, once you are able to complete the six challenges. Hope you enjoy it!

Good luck!!

From the BBC homepage

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Next week...

By now you have read and listened to different mystery/detective stories. You have presented your story to an audience. It is your turn now to write your own mystery story. You will have to include all the necessary elements that make a story a mystery one: victims, witnesses, suspects, red herrings, crime, crime scene, clues, suspense, intrigue...
Rememeber that you have to plan your story carefully.
Let's be writers for a day!

Image :

Friday, 9 April 2010

Coming soon...

Are you anxious to watch the photos on your presentation on "A Book in a ..." project?

They will be coming soon!

Be patient! Have a nice weekend!
Rest, blog and most of all enjoy!!!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Fun Quizz

Look at the underlined words in the sentences. Click on the correct part of speech. Let me know what your score is. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Good luck!!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Find Your Way!!

Use your reading comprehension skills in this city map. You have no GPS!

Post a comment to tell me about your score. Click on the link below and have fun!

Monday, 5 April 2010

We are back!!

I hope you all had a nice rest during this Easter break and you are all full of energy to work hard until our next break in May! This week let's focus on presenting "A Book in a .... Project". I'm longing to hear you all!!!
All the best!!!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Are you Enjoying your Break?

Miss W from Australia, creator of the Student Blooging Challenge, would like to know if you are enjoying your break. Did you know that many schools in the northern hemisphere are on spring break while some schools in the southern hemisphere are on Easter break (like us) or term 1 holidays, like in New Zealand?
She would like to know if you are enjoying your break and what did you do. Leave a comment here and then we will make a comment in her blog. Keep on resting!

Image: Resting

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Spelling Bee Game

Listen to the words and spell them correctly. (You need headphones or loudspaeakers) One mistake and you are out of the game! How far can you go?
If you get stuck, click on the "Word Help". Remember some words sound the same but are spelt differently.
Hope you enjoy it!