Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Happy holidays kids!

Hello kids!

Happy Christmas!


Tomorrow we are going to have the last lessons of 2011! Hurray!!!!!

For the last lesson,we always do Christmas activities.

During the holidays PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLAY with the CDROM for Units 1, 2 and 3. You can also play with the CDROM from last year.
.....For example, if you are a student in 4º, you can play the CDROM for 3º AND for 4º.
If you are a student in 5º, you can play the CD ROM for 4º and 5º.
If you are a student in 6º, you can play the CDROM for 5º and 6º.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to PRACTISE English during the holidays. You are going to practise SPANISH every day because you are going to talk and listen and read in Spanish.
PLEASE listen to the CDROM, play the games and sing the songs!

You can also watch the TV in English with subtitles.
There is one student in 6ºB who watches the television in English and he is very good at English!!!


3ºAB : Activity Book pages 86 and 87
4ºA: Activity Book , pages 86 and 87
5ºAB : Activity Book, page 86, activity 1, page 87, activity 1
6ºAB: ACtivity book, page 86

Friday, 16 December 2011

This is the last homework for 2011

Welcome to the blog Mario ( 6ºA ) and Mario (6ºB)! :)


Draw a map. Draw natural and artifical elements on the island. Write instructions on how to find the treasure.

Draw a map. Draw natural elements on the island. Write instructions on how to find the treasure.

Write 8 rules for the football field:
4 affirmative rules: Wear a football shirt!
4 negative rules: Don't push!

4ºA :
Make a passport


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Homework for today

Today's homework is.......

6ºA and 6ºB:
Write a poster using SHOULD and SHOULDN'T.
You can send it to me at Pamela.A.Johnstone@gmail.com or you can print it or you can draw it or you can glue pictures on it.

3ºA :
Practise CD Rom units 1, 2 and 3

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Today is 1st December

Today is 1st December.
In Latin, decem means "ten". December was also the tenth month in the Roamn calendar.

Today children start to open the doors on the advent calendars. Today children open door number ONE.
There are only 25 days until CHRISTMAS DAY.
There are only 21 days until the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!

Here is a great song for you to listen to by the ENGLISH band MAROON FIVE.
It is very fast (rápido), but you can try the chorus ( = el estribillo)

THURSDAY 1st December:
5ºA: Finish the cut-out about the 4 animals in the city; exercise 1 page 25 in the activity book & practise the song
6ºA : Activity Book page 25, unit 3
3ºA: FINISH activity book pages 26-27 CD Rom

FRIDAY 2nd December:
4ºA: Activity Book page 25 CD Rom
3ºB: FINISH activity book pages 26-27 CD Rom
5ºB : (A)Finish the cut-out about the 4 animals in the city; exercise 1 page 25 in the activity book & practise the song
(B) Homework for next week: Translate page 34, exercise 20; New Gramamr Time 2 pages 5, 7 and 9

Next week :
I am going to give homework to : 5ºB, 6ºA, 6ºB, 4ºA, 3ºA and 3ºB OF COURSE!!!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


THURSDAY 24th November:
6ºB 12:00
3ºA 15:00
6ºA 15:45

FRIDAY 25th November:
4ºA : 9.30
3ºB: 10.30

MONDAY 28th November:
5ºB: 9.30


Ayer miércoles alguién quitó el archivo de 5º. Confío en vosotros: por favor no me quitéis los archivos. Esta herramienta es para vosotros.

Friday, 18 November 2011


Every week, you are going to have homework on THURSDAY or FRIDAY.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you practise English with the CDRom in the computer at home (or in the library), listen to the stories and sing the songs.


THURSDAY 17th November :

3ºA: Finish page 21 in the activity book & play with the CD Rom
4ºA: Play with the CD Rom, activities 1,2 and 3, story and phonics
6ºA & 6ºB : Write 10 sentences about FUTURE PLANS for a famous person,
5 sentences with the TIME, for example:
She is going to watch a film at half past ten.
5 sentences with a DATE, for example:
He is going to eat pizza on Saturday.
He is going to drink beer on 31st October.

FRIDAY 18th November:
3ºB: Finish page 21 in the activity book and play with the CD Rom.
5ºA and 5ºB : New Grammar Time 2, pages 49-51: finish exercises 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 ( remember to use the CD for exercise 6)

Here is a song which uses GONNA ( going to ) and WANNA ( want to). It is old. I danced to this song when I was young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Today is Thursday 3rd November.

November is the 11th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars.
November has 30 days.
The name November is from the Latin word novem = 9.

In Australia, November is in spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

In Spain , November is in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

Here in Navalcarnero it rained in the morning. Now it is sunny.

In November we are going to learn about...............

3rd grade:
Vocabulary:the 5 senses: verbs- see, hear, smell, taste, feel; nouns-eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin
Structure: CAN / CAN'T

4th grade:
Structure: Present continuous : I am playing, he is playing, they are playing.....

5th grade:

Vocabulary: ANIMALS , habitats, movement, characteristics: wild animals, working animals, pets.
Structures: Present simple- does it fly? Yes it does, no it doesn't. Has it got? yes it has, no it hasn't

6th grade:
Television programmes: news, documentaru, series, sports, comedy, films, advertisements, cartoons.
Structure: Immediate future: TO BE GOING TO

UNIT 2 exam is going to be on THURSDAY 24th November or FRIDAY 25th November.

PARENTS: Para reunirse conmigo, accede al WIKI ( ver enlaces) e indicala fecha y hora que más le convenga.

Monday, 17 October 2011


Click on this link http://englishinnavalcarnero.wikispaces.com/TEST+PREPARATION+SHEETS to get the TEST PREPARATION SHEETS for 3º, 4º, 5º and 6º. You can open, download & save and print the documents.
I am going to put all the test preparation sheets here for you for ALL THE TESTS.

6ºB, 6ºA: UNIT 1 test on Thursday 20th October
3ºA : UNIT 1 test on Thursday 20th October
5ºB 5ºA :UNIT 1 test on Friday 21st October

4ºA : UNIT 1 test on Monday 24th October
4ºB 3ºB : UNIT 1 test on Tuesday 25th October

We are preparing for Hallowe'en in school.

THIS WEEK we are going to make:

3rd grade:
in ENGLISH: a family tree for vampires ( 3ºA)
a family tree for witches and wizards ( 3ºB)

With our class tutor: haunted houses

4th grade:
in ENGLISH : a haunted town (4ºA)
a haunted house (4ºB)

with our class teacher: spells (4ºA)

5th grade:
with Ana Belén: headstones for a cemetry and body parts with bloody labels.

6th grade:
with Mariví: film posters for horror films
in ENGLISH: we are going to describe ( he is wearing/she is wearing) the clothes that famous people wear to the film premières.

We are going to learn songs, raps and chants:
3rd grade: a Hallowe'en chant: Black cats, black bats, black hat, witches, ghosts, Hallowe'en!!
4th grade: 5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate
5th grade: Trick or treat rap
6th grade: Ghostbusters!

Next week we are going to make masks:
3rd grade: BATS
4th grade: CATS
5th grade: VAMPIRES
6th grade: MUMMIES

We are going to celebrate Hallowe'en in school on FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER.
Don't forget an apple and come in fancy dress!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Not long until Hallowe'en!

This weekend I planned activities for Hallowe'en. Here is a GREAT website for you to check out....


6ºB, 6ºA: UNIT 1 test on Thursday 20th October
3ºA : UNIT 1 test on Thursday 20th October
5ºB 5ºA :UNIT 1 test on Friday 21st October
4ºA : UNIT 1 test on Monday 24th October
4ºB 3ºB : UNIT 1 test on Tuesday 25th October

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Happy Holiday!

Tomorrow is a public holiday in Spain. Have a nice day!

I am preparing for Hallowe'en.
Here is an EXCELLENT video to show you the DANCE steps for THRILLER.

I have tried. It is fun!

Here is a video with the words for GHOSTBUSTERS. The words are not perfect but the video is easy for you to sing with.

On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st all the students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades are going to have the UNIT 1 TEST.

Well, I am going to go to sleep now.

Have fun tomorrow!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

You have only SIX days left, kids!!!!

Hello kids,

Here I am in school.
I am preparing the classes with the other teachers. We are working hard.

My holidays finished on 31st August.
I am fatter. I always eat a lot in summer and I am 2 or 3 kilos fatter.
Yesterday I bought ( pasado del verbo to BUY) class material for my kids in the shops.

It isn't hot. It is cool. Well, we are in the month of September.
Click here to check the school calendar for 2011/2012.

We have no news about the language project for 6th grade.
School begins on 12th September: 4th, 5th and 6th grade kids: please bring Sparks 3, 4 and 5. We are going to finish UNIT 8.

See you on Monday,

lots of love,


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

It's supercool here in ENGLAND!


I am here in WORKINGTON visiting my family and friends. The weather is COOL and SUNNY about 18-22 degrees Celsius.

The kids have school until 22nd July. The children finish school at 3:15 in the afternoon. Carlota and Jose think it is unfair ( no es justo) that school finishes at 3:15. Also the children have no homework, only at weekends until they are ELEVEN! Carlota and Jose want to go to school in the UK!

Now we are going to see my friend Linda. She has got 2 boys: Garreth (13) and Owen (7). They have got blonde hair. The kids are going to play on the trampoline and play on the XBox. Later we are going to have pizza.

What are you going to do? PLEASE PLEASE write on the blog!



Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Today was hot hot hot hot!! On Sunday it was HOTTER!

I am here next to my computer drinking TEA. English people LOVE tea!

I talked to some parents today, I helped a teacher prepare for an exam (oposición en inglés) and I organised the English classroom.

What did you do today?

This afternoon I am going to go to Xanadú to the bookshop with Carlota and José. We are going to buy 2 books : one for Carlota and one for José. Carlota likes Gerónimo Stilton.

I am reading a book called " El Profesor" by the Irish author Frank McCourt ( the author of "Las cenizas de Ángela". Frank McCourt is a teacher. I read in Spanish to make my Spanish better.

What books do you like?

I also want to look at clothes in the SALES (las rebajas) in 2 or 3 shops.

I would like a new dress!

Next Friday ( 8th July) we are going to see my family in England. It is nice and cool in England now :) We love to go to England.

I enjoy talking to my Mam and drinking cups of tea. I see my friends too. I like to go for walks by the lakes and the sea and I like to watch the television too. There are lots of NEW TV programmes when I go "home".

Well, no news about the Language Immersion Project for 6th graders yet.

The Comunidad de Madrid said they would let us know by the end of June/ early July: they are LATE!

See you later, alligator!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011

REUNIONES Fin de curso, las vacaciones y el primer día del curso 2011/2012

Ya hemos llegado al final del curso. Cómo siempre, ofrezco una forma eficaz de solicitar una cita conmigo: a través del WIKI de inglés

Entrar, pinchar EDITAR ( edit), elegir la hora que más os convenga , rellenar nombre y apellido de tu hijo y pinchar GUARDAR ( save).

Recomiendo para las vacaciones:
  1. Escuchar y jugar con el CD Rom del curso que acabas de terminar
  2. Comprar y realizar el libro de vacaciones de Santillana para inglés
3º Super Summer 3º Inglés

4º Super Summer 4º Inglés

5º Super Sumer 5º Inglés

6º Super Summer 6º Inglés

Tus padres deben recortar la clave para que no caigáis en la tentación de copiarla. Con la clave , tus padres pueden comprobar a diario si lo estási haciendo correctamente.

PRIMER DÍA DEL CURSO = LUNES 12 de septiembre


Thursday, 16 June 2011

ANTES DE LAS VACACIONES NOS VAN A DECIR si hemos conseguido una semana de inmersión lingüística

Boys and girls of 5th grade:

I called the Ministry of Educationtoday at 13:05 and the lady said thay the Comunidad de Madrid is going to make the decision.
The lady in the Comunidad de Madrid said that they are going to inform us BEFORE the holidays.

Tomorrow morning I am going to telephone again.

REMEMBER : exams next week!: cuentan para el curso próximo, ya que he puesto las notas para 5º. Me conocéis y sabéis que voy a guardar la información en el ordenador.

5th GRADE : CONTROL 7 5ºA & 5ºB Monday 20th June
4th GRADE: CONTROL 4ºA - Monday 20th June 4ºB - Tuesday 21st June
3rd GRADE : CONTROL 3ºB Wednesday 22nd June

Sunday, 12 June 2011

English Project Autumn 2011

Hello boys and girls,

We have no news yet. (No sabemos nada aún)
We are still waiting to get the results about the English project.
We will put the information on the blog as soon as we find out (en cuanto lo sepamos).
This is a national project, organised the Ministry of Education.

One group of 25 students ( 50% girls/ 50% boys) from one school in one autonomous community plus another group will spend one week in a different autonomous community with 5 native teachers plus 2 English teachers from each school. All the activities are designed to promote oral fluency: to practise speaking in English for the entire week. The activities take place during one week between 3rd October and the end of November 2011.

Lola ( 3ºB teacher and English specialist) and I are both excited. We hope to win a place for 25 students of 6ºA and 6ºB. It will be a difficult decision selecting the students who will go on this fantastic trip.

We will inform you as soon as we find out if we have a place.

Have a good Sunday,


Thursday, 12 May 2011

San Isidro

San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid and the public holiday which coincides with this festival is on 15th Mat although a range of varied events take place from the Friday before 15th when the Mayor's speech begins proceedings and continue until the following Sunday when there is the cooking of an enormous Cocido Madrileño (Madrid's most traditional dish).

In the world of bullfighting San Isidro marks the start of the capital's season and is the world's largest event which attracts all the top bullfighters and bull breeders. If you're planning on a visit you should try to get tickets well in advance as every night of at the Las Ventas bullring sells out.On the day of May 15th many Madrileños dressed in traditional gear head for Plaza Mayor where there is traditional dancing and open air concerts. Casa de Campo, the large park to the south west of the centre hosts rock concerts during the fiestas and there are varied events throughout the city.

he name of the traditional Madrileño costume is a "chulapo" which comes from the word "chulo". Below are a couple of pictures of this typical dress with the men wearing a flat check cap, waistcoat and handkerchief around their necks and the women wearing elegant dresses, a head scarf and a shawl.

Around the streets of central Madrid you'll see organ grinders (barquilleros) in their San Isidro costumes selling traditional sweet snacks called "barquillos". Although San Isidro was historically a religious celebration of the generosity of San Isidro (a poor farmer) and his wife, Santa Maria de la Cabeza, in giving food to the poor, it is now a excuse for great festivities. This turnaround has been the case in most national festivals. There are lots of "fiestas" in Spain.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Saint Patrick's Day is on THURSAY 17TH MARCH

On Thursday we are going to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day at CARLOS RUIZ School.

On Saint Patrick's Day it is traditional to wear something green.
Everyone in CARLOS RUIZ SCHOOL is going to wear something GREEN on Thursday.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
He was born in 389 in Banwen in WALES.
His name was Maewyn Succat.
He was the son of a rich man.
He was captured and taken by pirates to Ireland.
The pirates took him to Northern Ireland, where he looked after sheep and pigs near to Mount Slemish in Country Antrim. He was a slave for 6 years.
He escaped and went on a ship to France.
He stayed at a monastery on a beautiful French island in the Mediterranean Sea in the town of Lérins.
He returned to Britain.
He had visions teling him to convert the Irish to Christianity.
His mother and father did not want Patrick to leave to study but he returned to France to study at a city South of Paris called Auxerre. He became a bishop.
He arrived in Ireland in 432.
He converted the Irish to Christianity in Eire (Ireland) and in Northern Ireland.
He returned to Rome from 441 to 443.
He founded a church in Armagh in Northern Ireland.
He died on 17th March 461 in Downpatrick. Downpatrick is in Northern Ireland.

Click here and wait for these EXCELLENT VIDEOS from www.historychannel.com to load.
Click here for images of Saint Patrick's Day 2010 around the world.

Click here to listen to and read the story of Saint Patrick. Then, try the questionnaire ( click on task).
Click here to see products in an online shop for Saint Patrick's Parties.

Click here for Irish recipes.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Carnival 2011

Next week we are going to have the carnival in school.

We are going to dress like Romans this year.

Here is a website about Roman clothes.

Here is a video about how to make a TOGA with a bed sheet.

Here are some hilarious videos (aquí hay dos vídeos muy muy gracisosos):


Here is a video about Roman toilets. Here is a video about Roman table manners ( sobre como se portan en la mesa de comer). Another video about gladiators. In this video there are no animals to fight the gladiators.

THE LIFE OF BRIAN : What have the Romans ever done for us ?

Click here for a very funny scene from The Life of Brian which illustrates why the Romans are important.

EXPLANATION fo this video:

1.Then men here say they plan to capture Pilate's wife ( capturar la mujer de "Pontius Pilate") then demand that the Roman empire surrender (a cambio piden que se rinde el ejército romano).
2.They say " The Romans have taken everything" ( que los romanos se han llevado todo de ellos y de sus padres y de los padres de sus padres etc.)
3. Then they say " What have the Romans ever done for us? " ( ¿Qué han hecho los romanos para nosotros? A continuación el jefe de la banda, sin ganas, relata la lista de todas las mejorías que han traído los romanos)


And what have they ever given us in return?- The aqueduct?- What?- The aqueduct.- Oh. Yeah, they did give us that. That's true, yeah.- And the sanitation.- Oh, yeah, the sanitation, Reg. Remember what the city used to be like?- I'll grant you the aqueduct and sanitation, the two things the Romans have done.- And the roads.- Yeah, obviously the roads. I mean the roads go without saying, don't they? But apart from the sanitaion, the aqueduct and the roads...- Irrigation.- Medicine.- Education.- Yeah, yeah, all right, fair enough.- And the wine.- That's something we'd really miss, Reg, if the Romans left. - Public baths.- And it's safe to walk in the streets at night now. - They certainly know how to keep order. Let's face it, they're the only ones who could in a place like this.- All right, but apart from sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?- Brought peace?- Oh, peace. Shut up!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day.

In our school, 5th and 6th grade students are going to celebrate Valentine's Day, placing Valentine's cards in our LOVE post box at 11:30 tomorrow!
Remember to...
a) colour in the picture, b) write your poem, c) put your card in an envelope with the name of your friend and class d) put the card in the LOVE BOX.

Here is the original poem for you to copy:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.

See you tomorrow,


Thursday, 10 February 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello kids,

Happy 20111 ( Happy twenty eleven)
Remember we say the years like this:
2000 two thousand
2001 two thousand and one
2002 two thousand and two
2003 two thousand and three
2004 two thousand and four
2005 two thousand and five
2006 two thousand and six
2007 two thousand and seven
2008 two thousand and eight
2009 tow thousand and nine
2010 twenty ten
2011 twenty eleven
2012 twenty twelve...........

When are you going to be 15 ? In which year?
When are you going to be 20? In which year?
When are you going to be 30? In which year?

I am English, from a town in the North : WORKINGTON, in the county (condado) of Cumbria.
We don't celebrate Epiphany ( 6th January).We call Epiphany Twelth Night but children don't receive presents from the three Wise Men.
The three Wise Men ( = los tres reyes magos)visit houses in Spain, Latin countries and Italy to give presents.
We celebrate Christmas Day on the 25th December.
The children open the presents on Christmas Day. The presents are under the Christmas tree in the living room.
We celebrate lunch on Christmas Day with the family: we eat roast turkey with vegetables. We have Christmas pudding. We open crackers at the table.

We pull crackers... we eat a lot!
See you tomorrow at school!


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