Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Used to: talking about the past.


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Discovering Bath, England

Romans used to live in Bath, England. I love this city and I think it is one of the most beautiful places I´ve ever been.

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Baths were importan for Romans. 
 Let´s see this video:

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Let´s watch this video to understand what is an ecosystem. Then, answer these questions:

- What do all living things have in common?
- What is an ecoystem?
-  Can you name non-living things from an ecosystem?
- Could you find a cactus in the ocean? Why not?
- What is a community in an ecosystem?
- How can we protect ecosystems?

Now, let´s learn more about ecosystems.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for? 

Last Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving day. It was a special day and we learnt a lot about why we celebrate this day. First we listened to this video about the story of Mayflower.

The best part of the activity was sharing part of our job with second graders. We worked together and helped us to created a wonderful turkey and say what we were tahnkful for.

With this powerpoint we learnt some culture about how Thanksgiving is celebrated today in the USA.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Do you remember the parts of a graph:

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Today in English class we are going to describe different graphs. You have to remember the key vocabulary:

- All of them 25/25
- Most of them 20/25.
-Some of them 6/25.
-None of them 0/25.

Click here to learn more about describing graphs.

In groups, describe these graphs:

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Write an email

We are learning how to write an email. Look at these simple ideas:

.Writing an email in English:
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If you want to write an email take a look at these pages.They have useful tips you can use when writing.

Click here to lear more about informal mails.

Email writer helper

And now let me say THANK YOU:  Alba, Amanda, Amín, Emily, Laura and Wendy. Reading your mails was awesome.

Email writer helper


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Review the new lesson

Try to draw the pictures ;)

Look at the maps to see and imagine how the Christians conquered their kingdom.


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Feudalism was a hierrarchical social system.:
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The nobles: were very rich and lived in castles.

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Knights: fought and they had lands.

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Peasants: they were serfs and they weren´t free.Resultado de imagen de medieval peasants


In today´s lesson you are going to learn about an amazing historical period... are you ready to travel to the past?
The Reconquista, in medieval Spain, is a series of campaigns by Christian states to recaptures the territory from the Muslims..It began just after the Muslim conquest in the 8th century and finished with the conquest of the kingdom of Granada in 1492.

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Stages of the Reconquista:

Reconquista began during the 8th century (right after
muslims conquest) and finished with the co...

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Can you match the pictures ?

Examples of Muslims cities. Try to guess the name of this cities.

Sevilla, Córdoba, Toledo and Granada.

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        THE MIDDLE AGES     
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In this unit you will review and extend your knowledge of the history of the iberian peninsula during the middle ages and learn about the rise and fall of the civilisations and religions that existed at that time. You will place the middle ages in historical context and identify the defining characteristics of the preceding periods.

You will study the origins and development of the visigoth, muslim and christiam civilisations, their social and economic organisation and political development. You will learn about the most important participants and decisive moments in their existence, as well as their cultural legacy. You will also learn about the coexistence and collaboration of  muslims, jews and christians in al-andalus and the important role these played in spain´s development. You will also explore the cultural influence of the Reconquista and the origins of the camino de santiago.

You will lesarn about cities in al-andalus ant the christians kingdoms, how they were designed and what it would be like to live in a medieval city.
You  will also enjoy learn about the four architectural styles of the middle ages.

Sunday, 30 October 2016


If you want to read more poems, Shel Silverstein is a good choice. You can read now some of his poems. As you can see, ilustrations are an important part of his literary work. This pictures can help you understand the poem better.

Click on the images to see them better.
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Clik here to listen to more poems.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

We are poets

October has been the poems´month. We have been writing poems in English and the results are awesome. I know it is difficult to write poems, but let me tell you that you have made your best!!!
Here are some examples of our poems:

 Our corridor full of poems. Read your 
 friends´poems and give them your personal opinion.

Some insects´poems.

Amanda decided to write about her favourite sport while Rosmar dedicated her poem to her mum.


Happy Halloween 5th graders. Want to play the game again?
Here you have the instruction to play the game. Remember not to open your eyes while playing. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Use the lines below to help you evaluate your answers to the following questions. Then, put a tick under the character that most closely resembles you and your level of understanding for each category.
What is my understanding of the following?




1.    Identify the different parts of an animal and plant cell.

2.    Describe briefly the internal structure of a cell.

3.    Describe the three vital functions.

4.    Identify the main characteristics of living things: cells, tissues, organs and systems.

5.    Classify living things into different kingdoms.

6.    Know the main characteristics of each kingdom.

7.    Apply work and study strategies which allow you for an effective learning process.


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Hello everybody and welcome to a new idiom:


To hit the sack means to go to bed in order to sleep.
This is an example:
I have dinner at nine o´clock and then I hit the sack.
Listen to more examples of this idiom.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Living and non living things posters.

Last Friday we were decorating our classroom with the poster we had made the previous week.
It was great to review the lesson by doing an Art and Craft project. We were using and recycling old magazines.



Para las familias: acceso al libro en formato digital

Estimadas familias:
Como ya os comenté en la reunión de padres, este año vuestros hijos e hijas tienen acceso al libro en formato digital.
Para poder acceder al libro en este formato, simplemente deberéis seguir los siguientes pasos:
1. Acceder a la página web de la editorial:
2. Una vez en la página deberéis buscar "new user" y pinchar en: Register here.
3. Tendréis que escribir el código que aparece en la contraportada de vuestros libros de textos. Es un código muy largo formado por números, letras en mayúscula y minúscula y signos.
4. Por último deberéis rellenar un fácil formulario. Recordaros en este paso, que piden una dirección de correo electrónico, por lo tanto aconsejaría que dieseis las vuestras.
 Si seguís todos estos pasos ya tendríais acceso al libro con todos los audios.
Si tenéis algún problema no dudéis en decírmelo. 
Muchas gracias!!!!
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Cells, tissues, organs and systems

Today we have focussed on cells, tissues, organs and systems. We have studied these areas, exploring the differences between types of cells, and seeing how they join together to form tissues, organs and systems. We have learnt about their functions and how all living things are made up of units which interact with each other.
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In order to understand all these new concepts, let´s see this video:

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Hi fifth graders!!!
This year we are going learn IDIOMS.
An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meaning of its words.
This is the first idiom we will learn this week:
Sample Poster from "IDIOM POSTERS: Wonderful Words for Writing Workshop (Set of 17 Posters) $:
An example of this expresion:
 I had butterflies in my tummy the morning of my wedding.

You can also say: to have butterflies in my stomach. 
We use this expresion when we are very nervous.


We´ve been studying the cell structure.

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Definition: A cell is the smallest living unit that make up a living thing.
Let´s watch a video.