Blue Whales

Blue whales

Teacher:

Jayke Griffiths

Phone:  +420 608 856 960
Email:  jaykegriffiths@gmail.com 

 

Welcome to the new school year 2020-2021!



On this website you can read what the pupils did in English lessons, what homework they were assigned, what they should study for the tests, and you will also learn other important information about teaching. Therefore, we ask that you check this site regularly. If you have any further questions, you can call or email us at any time.
 

* Super Minds * Dear Parents, We would like to inform you that the curriculum of the Super Minds textbook consists of two parts - the first part is the foundation (mandatory) and the second part is an extension (additional). The course was designed to suit different types of English programs and to adapt to them depending on how many hours of English per week children have. In our case, when we have four hours a week, we are able to discuss the core part (the first six pages of each lesson), but we have very little or no time for the second part (the other six pages in each lesson). For this reason, you often find missing pages in Student's Book and Workbook. Your child's teacher will always publish the homework assignment on the website so you can check if your child is going through the subject matter. Regarding the remaining pages and exercises, of course, we will encourage pupils to develop them at home if they wish. Teachers check these pages and exercises and give pupils extra stars as a reward for their efforts. The Student's Book includes an interactive DVD-ROM containing animated textbook stories, interactive games and activities, including karaoke songs for home exercise.

Here are instructions  for signing up for the  Cambridge Learning Management System . The activation code can be found inside the Workbook. These are complementary activities to the textbook, which are intended for home exercise. We don't work with them in class. 

 

MARCH 

03/03/2021

Today Miss Deanna taught the lesson

We started with reviewing question words (who, what, when, why, where, how) and asking questions to our friends. ? = question mark

We began Unit 7. SB page 82. New vocabulary: audience, candles, mask, lute, actor, wig, costume, tights.

We wear a wig, costume, mask, tights.

Let’s move! Acting out sports we play or watch (new word- sky diving).

Introducing sentences beginning with I’ll (I will) to offer something.
i.e. I’m thirsty. I’ll bring you some coffee.

SB page 83 number 1, Wordwall game to practice I’ll sentences.

We watched a video about Acrostic poems (look on SB page 91 for help).

HW- due on Monday 8.3. Write an acrostic poem using your name. Here is my example:

D reaming

E evening

A fternoon

N oon

N ight

A ll day long


1/03/2021

Today in LEAP:

 Miss Joscelyn tought the lesson

- We started class with a challenge to write as many countries in English as we could think of.
- Next, we played an anagram racing game in the chat with unit 6 vocabulary https://www.educandy.com/site/html5/bin/main.php?activity=anagrams&quizid=556770
- We revised page 76, we memorized which countries had which flag and the name of the country in English, we then took a self-graded quiz.
- We reviewed some of the phrasal vocabulary from the unit on page 124 of the student’s book.
- Next we played a game of Taboo with the unit vocabulary, students had to describe the word to their team without saying the word.
- We reviewed should and shouldn’t by writing our own observations of pictures.
- We reviewed directions.
- We completed an online quiz for the unit.
- https://create.kahoot.it/details/unit-6-review-super-minds/72375e7e-0728-4ca8-921f-4dc1486e1319

Homework: 

Page 122 and 123 in the student's book 

FEBRUARY

17.02

Today we began by completing the Unit 4-6 test and going through all the answers. Discussing every grammar point and example and making sure for understanding.

After the break we continued correcting the answers. We then looked at WB, pg. 75 and completed the whole page.


We then researched and wrote fake postcards to eachother about different places we may have or have not visited. We read them as a class and heard a lot of different and interesting things.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 1st MARCH
WB, pg. 80
WB, pg. 81

15.02

Today we began by playing a big game of Skribble, which we haven’t played in a while, everyone had a lot of fun!

We then corrected last week’s homework and assigned next week’s homework.

After the break we looked at the Unit 4, 5 and 6 progress test and completed 3/4 pages from it. It took us a while and everyone worked hard. We will go through the answers next lesson and discuss everything about it.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 1st MARCH
WB, pg. 80
WB, pg. 81

10.02

Today we began class by completing our big presentations about holidays. Everyone contributed and asked each other different questions.

After the break we completed SB, pg. 77 about different foods from around the world. We completed a listening/writing activity.

We then finished class with a game of Kahoot.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY
WB, pg. 72
WB, pg. 73

08.02

Today we began class by correcting last week’s homework and assigning next week’s homework.

We then completed SB, pg. 72 as a class, creating unique dialogues between shop assistant and customer.

After the break we were tasked with researching a different holiday around the world. Each student had to decide on a holiday then research it. We spent the rest of the class discussing and helping each other research by asking questions and researching for each other.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY
WB, pg. 72
WB, pg. 73

03.02

Today we began class by reviewing the latest vocabulary from the new unit In Istanbul.

We then played a Kahoot which was about the definitions for the latest vocabulary.

We then looked at SB, pg. 74. We read the story as a class then answered questions about it on SB, pg. 75 Exercise 3.

After the break we turned to WB, pg. 76 and completed the listening exercise about the family and the souvenir shop.

We then played a game of Kahoot to finish off class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 8th FEBRUARY
WB, pg. 70 Exercise 2 and 3
WB, pg. 71 

01.02

Today we began class by correcting last week’s homework and assigning next week’s homework.

We then were introduced to the new unit - In Istanbul - and began by watching a short video about the city. We then turned to SB, pg. 70 and looked at the latest vocabulary, checking for definitions and comprehension.

After the break we continued looking at the latest vocabulary before completing the listening activity on SB, pg. 70.

We then turned to SB, pg. 71 Exercise 1 and introduced the latest grammar point of should and shouldn’t.

We then finished by playing a game of Kahoot.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 8th FEBRUARY
WB, pg. 70 Exercise 2 and 3
WB, pg. 71

 

JANUARY

27.01

Today we began class by playing 3 rounds of Scattergories.

We then planned presentations on our own 5 year stay on a deserted island where each student had to fill up one large suitcase with things they think they would need.

We then presented our ideas before going to break.

After the break we finished the presentations before playing a fun game of brain teaser Kahoot and also thinking of our own brain teasers.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY
WB, pg. 68
WB, pg. 69

25.01

Today we began class by correcting last week’s homework and assigning next week’s homework.

We then completed research on three different cities we would like to visit and what we would do/see/eat in these places.

We then had some students complete presentations before going to break.

After the break we completed the presentations.

We then played a game of brain teaser Kahoot before playing Skribble with ALL the vocabulary from the book.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY
WB, pg. 68
WB, pg. 69 

20.01

Today we began class by playing a game of Kahoot.

We then completed a big reading skills page in our student’s book.

We then completed a writing exercise in our student’s book and each student had their own small presentation.

We then finished with a game of Skribble with random words.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 25th JANUARY
WB, pg. 62 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 66 Exercise 1 and 2

18.01

Today we began class by playing a game of WordShake.

We then played a fun brain teaser Kahoot!

We then completed a listening skills page in our student’s book.

After the break we corrected last week’s homework and assigned next week’s homework.

We then completed a writing skills exercise in our student’s book before playing another brain teaser Kahoot because everyone liked it so much.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 25th JANUARY
WB, pg. 62 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 66 Exercise 1 and 2

13.01

Today we began class by playing a game of WordShake.

We then completed a listening exercise in our workbook.

We then completed a listening exercise in our student’s book which took us to the break.

After the break we completed a whole reading page in our workbook about the story and all the different characters.

We then played a game of Kahoot to liven things up before playing Skribble and finishing class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 18th JANUARY
WB, pg. 59 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 60 Exercise 3
WB, pg. 61 Exercise 1 and 2

11.01

Today we began class by playing a game of WordShake.

We then corrected last week’s homework and looked at next week’s homework.

We then played a round of Skribble with the latest vocabulary added.

After the break we looked at a page in our student’s book and completed a short grammar exercise.

We then completed two activities in our student’s book based around this new grammar point.


We then played a game of Kahoot before finishing class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 18th JANUARY
WB, pg. 59 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 60 Exercise 3
WB, pg. 61 Exercise 1 and 2

06.01

Today we began class by finishing off our ‘Wanted Posters’ presentations.

We then completed a short listening exercise about the latest vocabulary.

We then took a look at the latest story and read it as a class. We had a lot of students roleplay the different  characters and everyone was great.

After the break we continued thinking about the story and completed two activities about it.

We then played a short game of Kahoot to keep things fresh.

We then played Skribble with the latest vocabulary added before finishing class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 11th JANUARY
WB, pg. 56 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 57 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 58

04.01

Today we began class by talking about Christmas and the New Year and what we all got up too.

We then corrected last year’s homework and then assigned the next week’s homework.

After this we played a big revision Kahoot for all the content we went through last year.

After the break we looked at the new unit ‘The Wild West’ and made a quick mind-map about what we thought the unit will be about and what we know.

We then looked at the latest vocabulary and checked for definitions and comprehension.

We then were tasked with creating our own ‘Wanted Poster’. Each student made their own Wild West themed poster and we presented them to the class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 11th JANUARY
WB, pg. 56 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 57 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 58

DECEMBER

21.12

We started by playing a game of WordShake.

We then played some different Kahoot’s till the break which everyone enjoyed.

After the break we played a lot of different little games that everyone has requested over the semester.

Everyone had a lot of fun!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year :-)!

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 1st JANUARY
WB, pg. 50 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 51 Exercise 2 and 3
WB, pg. 53 Exercise 2

16.12

We started by playing a game of WordShake.

We then looked at a big page in our student’s book about a made-up ice cream! We completed some listening activies before creating our own ice creams, with ingredients and instructions.

This took us to the break and after the break we all presented our ice creams.

We then played a Christmas themed Kahoot before playing Skribble and finishing class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 21st DECEMBER
WB, pg. 50 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 51 Exercise 2 and 3
WB, pg. 53 Exercise 2

14.12

Unfortunately we had some Google issues so today we started class at a later time than usual, but everyone was really great about it. Thanks everyone!

We started by correcting our homework and assigning next week’s homework.

We then completed a small student’s book acitivty before playing a game of Kahoot.

We then discussed our ideas for a christmas lesson and collaborated together.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 21st DECEMBER
WB, pg. 50 Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 51 Exercise 2 and 3
WB, pg. 53 Exercise 2

09.12

Today we began by playing a game of Kahoot!

We then completed a page in our student’s book about a crazy scientist.

After the break we completed an activity about the zero conditional and made our own examples before reading them to the class and discussing them.

We then completed a listening acitivity in our Workbook.

We then finished with a game of Skribble.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 14th DECEMBER
WB, pg. 47 Exercise 1
WB, pg. 48 Exercise 1
WB, pg. 49 Exercise 1 and 2

07.12

Today we began by playing a game of WordShake.

We then corrected last week’s homework and assigned next week’s homework.

We then looked at a new acitivty in our student’s book and went over the latest grammar point, practicing and making our own examples.

After the break we played a game of Kahoot before continuing discussing the new grammar point.

We then finished with a game of Skribble.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 14th DECEMBER
WB, pg. 47 Exercise 1
WB, pg. 48 Exercise 1
WB, pg. 49 Exercise 1 and 2

02.12

Today we began by playing a game of Kahoot, it was really fun.

We then did some vocabulary revision for the latest unit.

We then completed an exercise in the student’s book about a girl and her birthday.

We then learnt about how to write dates in the correct way.

After the break we looked at the new unit’s story. Five students played the five different characters and we roleplayed while answering some questions.

We then played a game of Skribble with the new vocabulary.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 7th DECEMBER
WB, pg. 44, 45, 46

NOVEMBER

30.11

Today we began by playing a game of WordShake.

We then did a huge vocabulary revision and spoke about what we have learnt so far.

We then looked at a new unit called ’Space Restaurant’ and went through all the words and what we thought the unit might be about.

We then corrected the previous week’s homework and assigned next week’s homework before completing a short listening activity in the student’s book.

To finish we played two rounds of Skribble with the latest vocabulary.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 7th DECEMBER
WB, pg. 44, 45, 46

25.11

Today we began by playing a game of WordShake.

We then played a game of Skribble and Categories, everyone had a lot of fun.

After the break we completed a whole page in our students book which involved a lot of listening and reading.

We then completed a fun Kahoot quiz for everyone.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 30th NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 37, 39, 40

23.11

Today we began by correcting last week’s homework and assigning next week’s homework.

We then played a game of WordShake and completed an exercise in our student’s book.

After the break we completed a whole page in our students book which involved a lot of listening and reading, everyone did great!

We then completed a fun Kahoot quiz for everyone and finished with a game of Skribble.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 30th NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 37, 39, 40

18.11

Today we began by playing a game of WordShake.

We then did some vocabulary revision before completing a listening exercise in our students book.

We then looked at some new grammar points and did a lot of exercises and activities learning this.

After the break we completed a whole page in the studentsbook before playing a game of Kahoot.


We then finished with a game of Skribble.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 34, 35, 36

16.11

Today we began by correcting last weeks homework and assigning next weeks homework.

We then completed a big listening exercise from the workbook and headed to break.

After the break we looked at the new story in the students book. We had volunteers play all the characters and then answered some basic questions in the students book.

We then did some more exercises on the story before finishing with two rounds of Skribble.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 34, 35, 36

11.11

Today we began by playing a short game of WordShake.

We then looked at the latest vocabulary for the new unit ‘The Rock ’n’ Roll Show’. We checked for definitions and comprehension before doing a listening activity and answering some questions. We then completed another activity based around the new vocabulary.

After the break we looked at page 35 in our students book and read an interview before answering questions about this interview.

We then practiced using ‘going to’ by writing our own answers to Mr. Jayke’s questions about what we are going to do at the weekend/at christmas/next year.

We then played Skribble with the new and old vocabulary to finish class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 30, 32, 33

09.11

Today we began by playing a short game of WordShake.

We then corrected last weeks homework and assigned this weeks homework.

We then completed page 31 in the workbook which involved some researching and presenting.

After the break we complete page 31 in the students book, which again involved some reserching and presenting.

These activities took some time so to finish we played a game of Skribble!

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 30, 32, 33

04.11

Today we began class by playing a game of WordShake.

We then completed an activity in our studentsbook about animal trading cards before being tasked with researching and creating our own animal trading cards to present to the class.

After the break the students presented their trading card to the class.


We then completed a listening activity in the workbook based around the rainforest.


After this we played a short game of Kahoot to finish class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 25, 26, 28

02.11

Today we began class by correcting last week’s homework and assigning next weeks homework.

We then looked at the unit story about the rainforest. We roleplayed as different characters and read the story as a class. We then answered a few basic questions before going to break.

After the break we completed some activities in the students book revolving around the story.

We then played online Categories, where we have to find words related to specific categories.

We finished by playing some Drawasaurus online.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 25, 26, 28

OCTOBER

21.10

Today we began class by correcting last weeks homework and assigning next weeks homework.

We then completed some vocabulary revision for the new unit ‘In the Rainforest’ and played a short game with the words.

After the break we completed a quick reading exercise about what a man must and mustn’t bring on a camping trip.

We then looked at a short writing exercise about different rules around the house and what we have to and don’t have to do. We created our own sentences about things we have to and don’t have to do in the house and read them to the class.

We then practiced these new sentences before playing a short game of Skribble with the new and old vocabulary.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 2nd NOVEMBER
WB, pg. 22, 23, 24

19.10

Today we began class by playing a game of wordshake.

We then looked at the new unit ‘In the Rainforest’, we quickly spoke about what we knew about the Amazon rainforest before looking at the new unit’s vocabulary checking for definitions and comprehension.

After this we completed a short listening exercise in the studentsbook before playing a short game with the new vocabulary.

After the break we completed a reading exercise in the studentbook about the Amazon rainforest.

We then looked at large numbers and practiced writing them out. After this we played a game of Skribble with the new vocabulary.

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER
WB, pg. 19, 20, 21

14.10

Today we began class by correcting last week’s homework and assigning next week’s homework.


After completing the homework we played a game of WordShake to keep things exciting.

After this we completed two activites in the workbook and then went to break.

After the break we completed another workbook activity before playing Kahoot and Skribble.

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER
WB, pg. 19, 20, 21

12.10

Today we began class by playing a game of wordshake.

We then did some grammar and vocabulary revision.

We then researched and presented a natural disaster that we chose from a list made by Mr. Jayke.

After the break we played a game of Kahoot revising the unit we just completed.

Unfortunately then Mr. Jayke's power went out! The students spent the rest of the class with Mrs. Deanna, thanks everyone!

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 14th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 13, 14, 15

07.10

Today we began by writing as many animals we could think of in our portfolios then playing a short association game with them.

We then corrected last weeks homework and assigned next weeks homework.

We then completed a short reading exercise about natural disasters in our studentsbook.

We then completed a short listening exercise about Hurricane Katrina in our studentsbook.

After the break we did small presentations about our own made up disasters in pairs.

We then did some grammar revision for the upcoming test before playing some small vocabulary and grammar games.

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 14th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 13, 14, 15

TEST: MONDAY 12th OCTOBER

05.10

Today we began class by writing all the latest vocabulary from the Disaster unit in our portfolios then completing the crossword on the SuperMinds classware.

We then handed out the 'Student of the Month', congratulations!

After this we looked at the new story for the Disaster unit and roleplayed as all the characters and answered questions in the SuperMinds studentsbook and the SuperMinds classware.

We then watched a short SuperMinds documentary while we were on our break!

After the break we completed the punk-rock song in the studentsbook and a small activity about e-mails!

We then played a vocabulary game where students would take turns guessing words from the textbook with other students giving varied descriptions of these words.

We then packed up and finished class.

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 7th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 10, 11, 12

TEST: MONDAY 12th OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

30.09

Today we began by writing as many natural disasters that we could think of in our portfolios.

We then looked at our homework from last week and assigned new homework.

We then discussed the new unit Disaster and looked at the new vocabulary. We spoke about every single word and checked for comprehension.

After the break we completed some activities based around the new unit in our studentsbook before playing a game about the new vocabulary.

We then finally completed our class poster and left class.

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 7th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 10, 11, 12

23.09

Today we began by completing a small vocabulary exercise in our portfolios. We then completed some grammar revision and played games based around the vocabulary and grammar before going to break.

We then discussed the rules during a test and then completed the listening portion of the test before taking the written test. After the test we looked at some final things in the The Science Lesson unit before doing some work on our class poster.

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
WB, pg. 7, 8, 9

21.09

Today we began by playing wordshake, again trying to beat our high score. We then did a short exercise in our portfolios around rhyming words before marking our homework and assigning new homework.

We then looked at the unit story and mind-mapped what we thought it would be about and roleplayed as the characters!

After the break we completed a SuperMinds classware activity based around the story and then the exercises in the studentbook.

We finished by beginning on our class posters now that we are finally back in class!

HOMEWORK: DUE WEDNESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
WB, pg. 7, 8, 9

TEST: WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

16.09

Today we began by playing a game of wordshake! We keep trying to beat our high score from previous lessons (70 points).

We then did a quick review of the unit vocabulary.

We then completed some activities in the students book before looking at the unit song, introducing the time travellers.

After the break we completed some grammar revision and one more fun exercise in the student book before playing a game of skribbl.io to revise our vocabulary and grammar.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
WB, pg. 4, 5, 6

14.09

Today we began class by playing a game of wordshake, where we are given a lot of different letters and asked to make as many words as we can from them in 3 minutes.

We then began Unit 0 - The Science Lesson - and looked at all the new vocabulary. We went through every single word and checked for comprehension and pronunciation and practiced them with examples.



We then had a break and played a game of skribble, where each student is given a word to draw and the other students would guess the word for points. We played and paused the game appropriately to discuss examples and definitions.

We then did some grammar revision before discussing homework due next week and saying goodbye!

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
WB, pg. 4, 5, 6

09.09

Today we began by writing down some things we wanted to happen this year for a time capsule (we will paste these in our portfolios when we’re back in class).

We then ‘toured’ the textbook and went through all the different units and discussed what we think may or not happen in those units. We also had guesses on how the stories and characters would play out.

We then looked at our class mascot ‘Blue Whales’ and played a true/false fact game before designing a poster for us to make when we’re back in class.

After the break we wrote three sentences about things that we did in summer.

We then played a Kahoot quiz based around animal different animal facts as a fun little exercise.

07.09

Today was the first day of school and we began by going around the room and introducing otherselves! We then received our old portfolios from last year and our NEW SuperMinds 5 textbooks. We looked through the textbook quickly and each picked out a few things that seemed interesting or that we were looking forward too.

We then played a numbers game where we wrote down six numbers relating to something personal and swapped papers and began guessing what eachothers numbers meant.

After this we wrote a mind-map about the rules of the classroom and what is to be expected of behaviour this year.

After the break we completed a small worksheet about how we each individually learn so Mr. Jayke can understand us better and how we like to work in class.

We then discussed bullying and anti-bullying measures before signing the anti-bullying certificate.

We then got our new portfolios and discussed our mascot, the Blue Whale, before decorating our new portfolios in anyway we deem appropriate.

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