Sunday, 18 April 2021

STORY TIME: "PIP AND POSY: THE RED BALLOON"

What a wonderful time for this story time! 

Spring time is here and teacher Estefanía tells us this cute story that reminds us a lot about this season. Here is the plot: Pip is very proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he is inconsolable. Luckily, Posy has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again!

Now, keep your eyes and ears open, and enjoy! 




Monday, 5 April 2021

IDIOMS are so much fun!

Hello and Happy Easter Monday!!! 

The spirit of easter
is all about Hope, Love and Joyful living. 
Happy Easter Monday! 

At Los Olivos, some of the English teachers are big fans of Idioms. But, maybe you are wondering what an idiom is. According to Cambridge Dictionary, an idiom is "a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own". So idioms do not always make literal sense (in fact, most of the times they don't), that's why they are so much fun to learn for students! They are incredibly useful for improving communication skills, to make you sound more fluent and natural when speaking English. 

 In 5th and 6th Grade students are working on Idioms as a part of their Daily Routine. Every day, a different student brings a new idiom to show the rest of their classmates. They also make a poster about it and then display them in the corridor.


In 2nd Grade we have also started to learn Idioms. We learn a new one every Friday and, so far, it's been such a success that some students are trying to use them in the classroom context. For instance, after an exam one of the students said: "Teacher, the exam is A PIECE OF CAKE!" 👏 

We have also made little posters to remember them easily. These are the ones we have learnt about so far: 






Sunday, 21 March 2021

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Last Wednesday, it was Saint Patrick's Day. St Patrick's Day is the annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick. At Los Olivos, we heard about the history behind this day, since we believe learning about the culture of English Speaking countries is as important as learning the English language. In some classrooms we viewed this short video, which was very interesting and pinpoints all the main facts about this day.
Afterwards, we carried out different activities in each grade. For instance, in 1st Grade we completed a four-leaf clover in which, by drawing and writing, we showed what we were lucky for. In 2nd Grade, we completed three clovers describing out leprechaun, using "can", "is" and "has". In 3rd Grade we learnt a lot of vocabulary related to St Patrick's Day and we also coloured the worksheet.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

JULIA'S PRESENTATIONS

Good afternoon!

Today we would like to share with you two videos recorded by a our 6th Grade student Julia. She records these videos at home during her free time, which is a great way to practice her English and makes her improve it at the same time. Julia loves English language and playing the guitar, amongst other things. 

In this first video, she tells us about her hobbies.

 In this second video, she explains what Covid-19 is all about. How interesting!! 

Julia, thanks for your videos and well done on putting so much effort into your learning!! 

Monday, 15 February 2021

"Flash Fiction Contest" by AMCO

Last February 4th the AMCO "Flash Fiction Contest" award ceremony was held for 5th and 6th grade students from all AMCO schools in Spain. In this edition, our student Sara, from 5th grade, has won the 3rd prize. Congratulations!! 👏



Here are the names of all the 5th and 6th Grade Winners: 



We are happy to share with you Sara's story and we really hope you enjoy it as much as we did.