Monday, 31 May 2010

Global Learning

During the month of June, we will start working collaboratively with our "virtual friends", that is, whoever wants to join us and collaborate with us to carry out small projects during the rest of the year.
Let's hope we can interact with partners around the world learning from each other and feel connected to the world around us.
This is our wiki.

Welcome back!!

Here we are, back again at school with lots of energy to learn and enjoy our lessons together!!!
We are ready to work hard until our July break in seven weeks' time!
Hope you have rested enough!
All the best!!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

The Creature in the Classroom

Do you know who this creature is?
Remember that we are flying across a fantasy world!
How do you think you would react if you met this creature?
If you want to know more about what happened,
just click on the word creature.
Enjoy it!

Now you will be able to read the poem!!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Bicentenary (1810-2010)

Today we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution that paved the way to independence in July 1816-
Read news from the world

Monday, 24 May 2010

We are flabbergasted!!!!

Thank you to Miss Nichols, Mr Alvaro, Mr Webb and Allana for nominating our blog . These are the posts left in their blogs to pass the word on!

The Springston E-Team

Here are the rules for the award
1. Copy and display the picture of the award given to you
2. Link back to the blog that nominated you
3. Nominate 10 different blogs yourself
4. Inform the people you nominated, so they can in turn, continue the chain and spread the word about other great blogs out there.

Here are 10 great blogs:
Better late than never pass the word on!! Thank you!
These are my students' comments

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Have a nice autumn rest!

Play it and enjoy it!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Titles for the Newspaper

Please have a look at the FIVE titles and vote the one you like best. Remember to scroll down the arrow to read the five titles. Thank you!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


You were superb!!! Each one of you excelled in what you did in today's commemoration of the country's bicentenary!! It was worthwhile all the reheasal you had!!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Our blog

Just to let you know...

Blogger Miss Nichols said...

Just wanted to let you know we have selected you as one of our 10 favorite class blogs in the Student Blogging Challenge. Please see here:

Rock on!

16 May 2010 13:00

What do you think?

Monday, 17 May 2010

Showing sentences- Compulsory post for this week!

I challenge you to write a good showing sentence for one of these images. You must include either a metaphor, or a simile or a personification. All the best!! I'm looking forward to read all your sentences.

a) Bob felt scared
b) She looked exhausted

Fill in the form and click on submit

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Figurative Language

Similes, metaphors and personifications are some examples of figurative language which liven up your writing and create a picture in the reader's mind. This video will help you remember them so that you can start using these figures of speech in your future pieces of writing. Hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Bottle Imp

You have read with Mariana "The Bottle Imp" by the Scottish writer Robert Loius Stevenson.
Did you like it?
What do you think of the story?
Click here and you will find one version in English.
This a summary of the story. Hope you enjoy them!

Keawe, a poor Hawaiian fisherman, falls in love with Kokua, a young girl of royal blood. Her father refuses to let him marry her, though, unless Lopaka can bring him two feather cloaks from a rare bird. While searching the mountains for the bird, Lopaka encounters a dying priest of Pele who sells him a wishing bottle in which Kono, the god of the volcanos, is confined. The priest warns him of the dangers of the bottle: if he dies still owning it, he will be damned, and the only way to get rid of it is to sell it for a price smaller than was paid for it. Keawe agrees and wishes to be rich, then marries Kokua and sells the bottle. All is well until Keawe contracts leprosy. To get rid of it, he must acquire the bottle again, and he is forced to buy it for the smallest coin of the realm! To save her husband's soul, Kokua is ready to sacrifice herself by buying the bottle for a smaller French coin. Fortunately, a wicked sailor appears with a still smaller Chinese coin and becomes its final owner when the bottle is lost at sea. Keawe's wealth vanishes, but he is happy to be with Kokua

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Poem of the week!

Read the poem, think and then post the comment.
What is the poet talking about or referring to?

A cold and starry darkness moans
And settles wide and still
Over a jumble of tumbled stones
Dark on a darker hill.

An owl among those shadowy walls,
Gray against gray
Of ruins and brittle weeds, calls
And soundless swoops away.

Rustling over scattered stones
Dancers hover and sway,
Drifting among their own bones
Like the webs of the Milky Way.

By Harry Behn

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

New spelling game

Try this spelling game out. Match the incomplete words with the missing letters and see if you can get the treasure! Hope you like it!

Monday, 10 May 2010

More Tongue Twisters

As you asked me for more tongue twisters, I want to share with you these two which are very well-known. Hope you like them!
How fast can you say them? Try them with all the members in your family. Have fun!

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
a pick of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where's the pick of pickled peppers,
Peter Piper picked?

Betty Botter bought a bit of bitter butter.
If Betty Botter bought a bit of bitter butter,
where's the bit of bitter butter, Betty Botter bought?

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Quotation of the week!

"The secret of getting started is breaking
your complex, overwhelming tasks into
small manageable tasks, and then
starting on the first one."

- Mark Twain

What did Mark Twain mean?
Do you know who Mark Twain was?
What famous classic did he write?

Saturday, 8 May 2010

The Typing of the Ghosts

Try to destroy the ghots by typing the words on them.
Click on the link below and give it a try!
Hope you enjoy it!
Have a nice weekend!!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Ghost Riddles

As we are starting our fantasy world unit, I want to share these riddles with you about ghosts. Hope you like them! Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Quote of the week

"There is no elevator to success.
You have to take the stairs." (Anonymous)
What does this quotation mean?
What do you think about it?

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

What do you think?

What do you understand by looking at this image?

What threatens your safety and personal health?
What do you think?
Reflect and leave a comment, we'll talk it over in class next week!
Thank you!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Active Reading Strategies

As I told you at the beginning of the year, reading improves your writing, your thinking, your understanding and your reading skills. Click on the following link to practise some reading strategies whenever you are reading, no matter what, no matter the language nor the subject you are reading for. Perhaps it is just for pleasure! Hope you find them useful!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Have a look!

Click on the following link and see what you find!
I'm not referring to the photos!
Have a nice weekend!
Miss Ale