Categoría: English

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The Reading Buddies are here!

The Reading Buddies are here!

The Primary English Department have made the initiative of starting a “Reading Buddy” system P1 students have been making a really big effort to continue with their learning Phonics and reading. Because they are doing so well, they decided that they would like to share what they have learnt with others. Some groups of P4...

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Halloween activities

Halloween activities

Every October 31st, we celebrate the international Halloween festival by inviting our students to come in costumes, we call a pumpkin or dance contest, storytellers … and all the children walk around the School singing and saying “Trick or treat” to get their candies. But the School does not stop. In addition to learning values such...

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English Student of the Month in Infant

English Student of the Month in Infant

As a way of celebrating the effort and good intentions in English class, this September we started with the English Student of the Month initiative. It consists of five categories: Speaker Listener Helper Participant Vocabulary Whizz One child from each class is chosen for each category. Their photo is placed on a board for the...

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Yago Book Club Project

Yago Book Club Project

  Out with the old and in with the new! At the beginning of September, our Infant 4 and Infant 5 children said their goodbyes to Captain Jack, the friendly parrot who helped them build their vocabulary over the past couple of years! We have replaced MacMillan’s story-based program with our very own project called...

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Debate in English: How to save dolphins

Debate in English: How to save dolphins

In English Class, in Primary 6 we are reading and investigating Maui and Hector dolphins, which are endangered. In this project, we have debated and found possible solutions to avoid the fast approaching extinction of these amazing creatures.   En clase de Inglés en sexto de primaria estamos leyendo e investigando los delfines Maui y...

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Bye Bye Captain Jack, Welcome Yago Book Club Project

Bye Bye Captain Jack, Welcome Yago Book Club Project

At the beginning of September, our Infant 5 students received some bittersweet news! Our dear friend, Captain Jack, won’t be returning to Yago School! He sent us a package filled with a letter telling us all about his new life in Hawaii, seashells, a photo album, and a postcard for each child. While we are...

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English: The Macbeth Play

English: The Macbeth Play

The pupils of Secondary 3 performed a play of Macbeth by Shakespeare on the 19th of June at 12:15 in the Concert Hall. Most of Shakespeare’s words were chosen to be spoken or heard, not to be read and deadened behind a desk. This is the reason why Ms. Tullis organised this play: to let the...

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Learning English through Role Playing

Learning English through Role Playing

Role playing: During the third term, Infant 5 students were swiftly pulled into real-world situations in English class as they learned about all kinds of different professions and transportation options. Role playing. To really get into the roles, I5A and I5C designed and acted out plays that included these two topics as their final English project....

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Aprendemos fonética inglesa desde Infant 3: Phonics in I3

Aprendemos fonética inglesa desde Infant 3: Phonics in I3

PREPHONICS I3   Aprendemos fonética desde los 3 años Cada semana, los alumnos de Infant 3 aprenden una nueva letra (grafema), asociada con su sonido correspondiente (fonema) mediante juegos de discriminación auditiva y visual, canciones y gestos. Con cada letra, aprenden por lo menos una palabra asociada a temáticas vistas en clases de inglés o...

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English and Multiple Intelligences

English and Multiple Intelligences

Multiple intelligences : We keep working through multiple intelligences! Physical activity during class increases students’ ability to process and retain new material. Learning engages the whole body, and exercise shapes our muscles along with strengthening the areas of the brain. So, once again, we decided to get out of our seats and move! In this...