Nov 20, 2018

This year the world is going blue!

To celebrate United Nations Universal Children’s Day, which was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare, the world is going BLUE!!!!



Do you know Millie Bobby Brown? Yes, you're right. She is one the actresses in the TV series Strangers Things and she has received a mission to make this year's universal Children's Day a success. Do you want to discover it? Have a look at the video below!

Nov 11, 2018

Remembrance Day or Poppy Day

The second Sunday of November is Remembrance Sunday, but what does it mean? 
At 11am men, women and children all across Britain hold a two minute silence to remember the millions who have died in war. On a day like today the Queen  and the Royal Family, along with top politicians and religious leaders, gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, for a service.
Wreaths are laid beside war memorials by companies, clubs and societies. People also leave small wooden crosses by the memorials in remembrance of a family member who died in war.




Last year, there was a special exhibition of poppies, which became a sensation all over the world. Here you can see three pictures a friend  sent us. It's held at the Tower of London. For more info and amazing pictures click here and here.





Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

People wear poppies because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War I ended. Poppies are also used to raise money for servicemen and women who are still alive but whose lives have been changed by war. The charity that runs the Poppy Appeal is called The Royal British Legion. Each year, volunteers sell these poppies in the streets all over Britain.



Oct 31, 2018

PLUCKLEY, THE MOST HAUNTED VILLAGE IN ENGLAND

It’s the end of October and everyone is talking about Halloweenand ghosts! We want to tell you about an English village which is known as the most haunted village in England.
As some of you have learnt this week Pluckley, a picturesque Kentish village, not far from London, is the most haunted village in England according to the Guiness Book of Records.



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Some of Pluckley's ghosts are:
  • The Highwayman
  • The Coach
  • The Gyspsy Woman
  • The Miller 
  • The Schoolmaster 
  • The Vicar's dog


If you  want to find out more about these and many other ghosts, listen to the podcast Lucía, Ana and Alex have recorded for you. We hope you like it!

Sep 26, 2018

26TH SEPTEMBER: EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES


The European Day of Languages is a yearly event held on 26 September. It celebrates the linguistic diversity of a continent with

  • over 200 European languages,
  • 24 official EU languages,
  • about 60 regional/minority languages,
  • and many more spoken by people from other parts of the world.
The European Day of Languages was declared by the Council of Europe , which represents 800 million Europeans from 47 countries. Many language and cultural institutes, associations, universities and, in particular, schools take part. Held for the first time in 2001 — European Year of Languages — the Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since then.



It's a chance to:
  • raise awareness of the wide variety of languages in Europe,
  • promote cultural & linguistic diversity,
  • encourage people of all ages to learn languages - knowing more than one makes it easier to find a job and helps businesses grow.

So, how many languages can you speak?  Do you know what a polyglot is? If you don't know it and want to find out, watch the video below. If you know it, you'll be amazed at the video below.


Sep 23, 2018

READING...

Hi everyone!

You know how much teachers love reading, don't you? Remember that we are starting with our specific reading lessons on the first week of October. How exciting! Make sure you bring your book!

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