Summer holidays have almost come to an end and on Monday we are happy to start a new school year with our children in Šeberov school.
Firstly, I would like to introduce a new member of our team, my colleague and tandem partner, Mrs Linda. She is an experienced English teacher – hardworking, creative, who has a professional attitude to work. During demonstrative lessons and meetings last year Mrs Linda fulfilled all the criteria/requirements set by school management and myself. So, Mrs Linda, welcome aboard!
This school year as well as the previous one we are going to teach our kids in two equal groups divided according to the alphabet for 5 months with the following exchange. Those are the groups of kids with relatively mixed levels. We have done it intentionally to enable the pupils to help each other and ask for it thus developing certain social skills during English lessons.
In all classes we are continuing using Kid’s Box series by Cambridge University Press as a main course in our lessons for the following reasons: this course gives a wonderful opportunity for all kids to master the English language from the basics up to a higher level in terms of vocabulary, phonetics, grammar and so on. It is a well developed textbook focused on communication with the most relevant topics for the kids. These books will also help us to prepare the children for the Cambridge exams.
All in all, on behalf of our team I wish you all good luck in this school year 2019-2020!
Ve druhém pololetí bude pátá třída nadále pracovat ve dvou skupinách. Vymění se jenom učitelé. V rámci reflexe prvního pololetí jsme nabídli dětem možnost více rozvíjet jejich potenciál v AJ. Na základě jejich rozhodnutí budou každý čtvrtek a pátek pracovat s kurzem, který má větší obsah učiva. Tento kurz povede Evžen.
Iva a Evžen
We are finishing this term with good results – our children worked hard both at school and at home and have made a significant progress in English.
The first and second graders are able to sing a few songs about animals, colours, numbers, pets, parts of body, food and many others. They can say simple sentences about their names, age, favourite things. The third graders also learnt 4 songs in English and can speak about their house, every day activities, places in the city. They know the difference between CAN and MUST. We learnt to form sentences with these modal verbs. The pupils in the fourth grade can describe pictures, what children are doing, they know sports, school subjects, illnesses, ordinal numbers. They are able to say in simple sentences about their activities in the past. Along with that, we as English teachers recommended that some children take an International Cambridge Exam (YLE Starters) in May, 2019. The students of the fifth grade are able to describe wild animals, pets and farm animals, ask questions, give short and full answers.
It helps us a lot when you, parents, speak to your children about the importance of English for their personal development now and professional in future.
Iva and Evžen
September is coming to an end and we are ready to drop a few lines about our pupils’ progress in English.
In the 5th class we have revised questions and answers about ourselves, free time and school subjects. The 4th year students have spoken about their daily routine and are able to sing the song “The morning rap”. With the 3rd class we have practiced “I have got …” phrases, toys, Present Continuous. The song “We‘ve got toys” has helped us a lot. The 1st and 2nd year pupils take their first steps in English by asking their names, their age and about their favourite colours.
Our children are doing very well, so we are expecting them to learn lots of things in English lessons this school year 🙂
Evžen a Iva