1.5.22

Évora


Évora, A perfect place for an aviation business to take-off.

28.4.22

"All together now" by The Beatles - video and lyrics




One, two, three, four

Can I have a little more?

five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

I love you.



A, B, C, D

Can I bring my friend to tea?
E, F, G, H, I, J,

I love you.



Sail the ship,

Boom, bam, boom
Chop the tree
Boom, bam, boom
Skip the rope, 
Boom, bam, boom
Look at me

All together now.... (x16)

Black, white, green, red
Can I take my friend to bed?
Pink, brown, yellow, orange and blue


I love you



All together now....(x16)


Sail the ship,
Chop the tree
Skip the rope, 
Look at me

All together now....






21.4.22

"English Language Passport"

 About the project

The project was outlined around the themes of describing people, places and animals; food; Halloween and Christmas, giving pupils the opportunity to develop the English Language and all 4 basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is developed in 4 practice modules that integrate these skills since each reinforces the other and enables partners to collaboratively develop their knowledge and understanding of English.
“Project 4” is designed to give pupils scaffolded support, opportunities to create, contexts in which to use the English Language for exchanges of real information, evidence of their own ability and, most importantly, confidence.


Aims

- To give pupils the opportunity to practise the English Language and improve their language skills 
- To encourage pupils to use English in a creative way
- To use safely digital tools and technology while reviewing/practising/extending pupils' knowledge of English
- To provide pupils with an opportunity to explore different cultures


Work process

Each month, pupils developed tasks about these themes:
Journey 1 - partners introduced themselves (January)
Journey 2 – Celebration of Safer Internet Day and of St. Valentine’s Day (February)
Journey 3 - Celebration of International Women’s Day and Easter (March)
Journey 4 - Celebration of International Day of Monuments and Sites and assessment of the project (April)


Results

Improvement of the pupils’ English language learning - this includes confidence in their ability to express themselves, albeit in a simplified manner, in a foreign language.
To use the English language to develop digital, linguistic and social skills.
To share activities designed to learn together some common topics and increase pupils’ awareness of the importance of English as a communication tool throughout the world.



Work plan | Link




Netiquette of the Project


Journey 1: partners introduce themselves (January)

| Check-in



| Teacher

I teach English (ESL - beginner/elementary level) and Portuguese since 1994. I'm a teacher at a public school in the South of Portugal (Algarve). My goals are to share with my pupils (11 to 13 years old) different resources and new tools to improve their English while they enjoy being participants in this international project.


| Country

Portugal is located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.
Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe.


| Hometown




| School


| Pupil passport






| International Day of Thank You



Sharing our work on Google Classroom



Journey 2: Safer Internet Day and St. Valentine’s Day (February)

| Check-in




| Boarding pass

Our boarding pass
(It was the most voted by all partners in the collective survey)


Collective Ebook



| Safer Internet Day - original digital educational resources (collective Padlet)


Made with Padlet



Safer Internet Day - doing research



| Valentine’s Day 

Our friendship recipe






Journey 3: International Women’s Day and Easter (March)

| Check-in



International Women's Day - doing research


International Women's Day - sharing our research about Portuguese writers on Google Classroom


International Women's Day | Colouring Queen Elizabeth II - LINK

| International Women's Day – digital educational resources (collective Padlet)

Made with Padlet



| Easter Egg Hunt digital invitation


Our invitation

                                                     

Journey 4: International Day of Monuments and Sites & Assessment (April)

| Check-in







International Day of Monuments and Sites - doing research



| International Day of Monuments and Sites – digital educational resources (collective Padlet)






Queen Elizabeth II - birthday

 


Today as The Queen turns 96, we’re sharing this photograph taken when she was 2-years-old.

Then Princess Elizabeth, she was the eldest daughter of The Duke and Duchess of York and was never expected to become Queen. Her life changed in 1936 when her uncle, King Edward VIII abdicated, and her father became King George VI and the young Princess became the heir presumptive.

Following the sad death of her father in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II aged just 25, and this year is celebrating 70 years on the throne - a first in British history.

31.12.21

"Project 4"

 

About the project

The project is outlined around the themes of describing people, places and animals; food; Halloween and Christmas, giving pupils the opportunity to develop the English Language and all 4 basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is developed in 4 practice modules that integrate these skills since each reinforces the other and enables partners to collaboratively develop their knowledge and understanding of English.
“Project 4” is designed to give pupils scaffolded support, opportunities to create, contexts in which to use the English Language for exchanges of real information, evidence of their own ability and, most importantly, confidence.

AIMS

The 4 key aims are
improving listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English;
developing a collaborative partnership between schools;
sharing information safely online related to common topics of the syllabi;
improving ICT competencies.

WORK PROCESS

The project is divided into 4 Modules (detailed work plan and guidelines on TwinSpace).
Each month, 11+-year-old pupils develop the tasks in a Module.
Module 1: presentation of partners; World Day of Tourism (September)
Module 2: World Animal Day; Halloween (October)
Module 3: European Day of Healthy Food (November)
Module 4: Christmas; dissemination; assessment (December)

RESULTS

The main 4 expected results are
progression in English communication and ICT skills;
improvement of the knowledge of the partners’ communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and creativity;
creation by the pupils of an educational pack for their peers to introduce common themes of the syllabi;
dissemination of the outcomes of the project so that stakeholders could benefit from them.



The detailed work plan and guidelines were shared by the founders right from the start of the project. Tasks and objectives were specific and time-bound.

Work Plan



The project has a welcome video made by the founders with its netiquette.

Netiquette

Module 1: Home is where the heart is (September)

Warm-up



Pupil | Chinese Portrait

A Chinese Portrait is a metaphorical description of oneself through a comparison with various animals, objects, places, people, ...
The portrait is based on the 2nd conditional structure:
 “If I were a/n …, I would be … because...”



Teacher | Chinese Portrait


The big 4

Each pupil chooses and describes 4 personal objects:
1 special sentimental object,
1 object related to his/her hobby,
1 favourite school object,
1 object related to his/her professional future.



School

Our school is one of the schools from “Agrupamento de Escolas de Silves”.
We have got 33 classes in our public school. There are over 700 students - 3rd graders to 9th graders.




World Tourism Day

Collective Travel Guide




Module 2: Bitten by the bug (October)

Warm-up



World Animal Day 

Each pupil writes the description of his/her pet(s) and/or his/her favourite wild animal(s).


Collective surveys: favourite pet | favourite wild animal



Top 4 choices



Halloween

4 Halloween-inspired animal crafts with descriptions of their “spooky superpowers”.




Fab 4: our 4 Fabulous additional educational digital materials showcasing the themes of this module (animals / Halloween) designed to develop listening / writing / reading / speaking skills.

1. Halloween goblins: this is a speaking activity made by 6th-grade pupils: Student A makes the puzzle of picture 1 of the Halloween goblins. Student B makes the puzzle of picture 2 of the Halloween goblins. Each student hides his/her picture and describes it to the partner and both find the differences.

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2. Halloween vocabulary | interactive game (code ee98b): you are invited to play this game made by 6th-grade pupils.





3. Bees, pillars of our ecosystems: listen to 6th-grade pupils and fill in this form with a quiz about the bees.




4. Top facts about bees: we invite you to do this exercise made by 6th-grade pupils.







Module 3: Cherry-pick (November)

Warm-up



European Day of Healthy Food - Healthy regional recipes

Portuguese (Algarve) healthy recipes







European Day of Healthy Food - Digital menu

Portuguese healthy menu





Collective voting (our menu was the third most voted)




Fab 4: our 4 Fabulous additional educational digital materials showcasing the theme of this module (healthy food) designed to develop listening / writing / reading / speaking skills.

1. Fruits and Vegetables - interactive worksheet6th-grade pupils made a video with 10 words - listen to the vocabulary and write it on the interactive worksheet.



2. Fruits and Vegetables - interactive worksheet6th-grade pupils made a video with 10 words - listen to the vocabulary and write it on the interactive worksheet.


2. Food idioms: play this matching game made for you by 6th-grade pupils.


4. Lamb stew with rustic bread recipe: enjoy this exercise made for you by 6th-grade pupils.





Season's readings (December)

Warm-up



Christmas Blackout poetry

Tutorial

Our Blackout Christmas Poems



Fab 4: our 4 Fabulous additional educational digital materials showcasing the theme of this module (Christmas) designed to develop listening / writing / reading / speaking skills.
1. Christmas vocabulary Kahoot (game pin 3558836): 6th-grade pupils made this Kahoot for you. 

2. "Merry Christmas" by Ed Sheeran (ft. Elton John): click on "Go to Web" written at the top of the page, listen to Ed Sheeran and Elton John and play the game made by 6th-grade pupils.
3. Christmas crackers: listen to 6th-grade pupils and play the game.
4. Christmas quiz: we invite you to answer this Christmas quiz made by 6th-grade pupils.


Showcasing our work process: 


Assessment - pupils



Assessment - teachers