Blue Whales

Blue whales

Teacher:

 

Rebecca Bennett

tel.: +420 608 349 536
email: rebeccabennett96@gmail.com

 

Welcome to the new school year 2021-2022!



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. 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. 

 

JANUARY

17.01

Today we began with seeing which country's flags we knew with a fun quiz in our portfolios. Then we checked our homework as a class. We introduced Unit 5 about the Wild West and went over the new unit's vocabulary. We reviewed the vocabulary words with flashcards and a game of hot seat. We completed the sentences on page 58 by listening about the Wild West. 

After the break we learned about the differences between "made of" and "used for" to talk about the materials and functions of an item. We matched pictures of items to their uses and materials on page 59. We practise the grammar point more by on page 123. Then we played a guessing game asking questions with about what things are made of and used for. We finished with a game of Kahoot and four corners.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 24th JANUARY

WB, pg. 58

WB, pg. 59

14.01

Today we have a short review and completed the Unit 4 test and celebrated with a Winter word search. After the break we completed page 56 by acting out an exchange at a restaurant and performing for the class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 17th JANUARY

WB, pg. 48

WB, pg. 50

10.01

Today we began by thinking of the longest words that start with the letters in "WINTER" in our portfolios. Then we checked our homework. We started our review for the test by dividing into teams and playing pictionary with our vocabulary words. Then we answered questions about a calendar and dates in our teams.

After the break we played Kahoot to review our "if" sentences. We finished with a game of four corners.

We will have our Unit 4 test on Friday 14th January.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 17th JANUARY

WB, pg. 48

WB, pg. 50

07.01

Today we began by writing "if" sentences about what we do on our birthdays in our portfolios. Then we continued reading our story which was about time traveling to a space restaurant in the future. We made predictions and answered the questions on pages 48 and 49. Then we set prices for different items based on the currency from the future.

After the break we created our own menus for a restaurant in the future and set prices with the currency from the story. Then we role played as the customer and waiter with each group's menu. We played a game of hot seat with our vocabulary words from this unit. Then we completed page 46 in our workbooks.

We have changed our Unit 4 test to next Friday 14th January.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 10th JANUARY

WB, pg. 47

WB, pg. 49

03.01

Today we began by awarding the December Student of the Month. Then we wrote about the best and worst parts of our holiday breaks as well as what we are looking forward to this year in our portfolios. We reviewed this unit's vocabulary words and completed a wordsearch. We also read about New Year's holiday traditions in different countries.

After the break we learned about "if" sentences using the zero conditional. We also read about the future of food on page 49 and corrected sentences based on the information in the story. Then we practised the grammar point more by completing the exercises on page 122. We finished with a partner activity where we decided how to make food in the future using "if" sentences. 

We will have our review and Unit 4 test next Monday 10th January.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 10th JANUARY

WB, pg. 47

WB, pg. 49

DECEMBER

20.12

Today we had a fun Christmas lesson. We began with seeing how many words we can make out of the letters in "Christmas Tree" in our portfolios. We completed a wordsearch and Christmas trivia quiz. We played a "would you rather" game related to Christmas activities and finished with a game of four corners.

There is no homework this week. Merry Christmas!

17.12

Today we began by reviewing ordinal numbers and writing about our Christmas plans in our portfolios. Then we reviewed this Unit's vocabulary words with a game of hot seat. We completed the listening exercise on page 49 and practised the dialogue in partners. Then we played a game of Kahoot about 80's music in honor of our rock concert unit.

After the break we wrote down the worst Christmas gifts we could think of and organized them from bad to the very worst. We then wrote down the best Christmas gifts we could think of and organized them from good to the very best. We finished by discussing some of our Christmas traditions as a class.

13.12

Today we began with a grammar review in our portfolios. Then we talked about our favorite foods and restaurant to begin our new unit about a Space Restaurant! We went over Unit 4 vocabulary and played a game of Snatch. We completed the short listening activity on page 46 and answered the comprehension questions.

After the break we practised how to say ordinal numbers and using them to say dates. We talked about all of our birthdays and then completed the email activity on page 47 with the questions. We practised saying and spelling dates more on page 122 in our student books. Then we drew our ideal birthday party for next year and presented to the class.

10.12

Today we began with a clock review activity in our portfolios. We continued reviewing Unit 3 with a game about the vocabulary words. We reviewed clocks again where the students drew the clock on their whiteboards from a time that was written on the board. We finished the review game by having the students complete sentences using "going to" on their whiteboards. 

After the break we completed the listening and writing portions of the Unit 3 test.

There is no homework this week.

06.12

Today we began by awarding the November Student of the Month. Then we reviewed last week's homework as a class. We reviewed telling time with "past" and "to" then played a fun clock bingo game

After the break we reviewed future plans with "going to" and finished with playing a big Jeopardy review game in two teams. 

We will have our  Unit 3 test on Friday 10th December. There is no homework this week.

01.12

Today we began by reviewing this unit's vocabulary with a fun guessing game. We then completed page 36 in the workbook as a class. We practiced the long "oa" and short "o" sounds and matched rhyming words from this unit's song. We read a story on page 45 and put it in the correct order. Then we practiced using sequence words by writing a short story in our portfolios

After the break we talked about some cultural items from the 1950's and listened to a clip on page 40 in the student books. We answered some comprehension questions about the 1950's listening as a class. Then we dicussed together what cultural items of the 2020's people will talk about in the future. We finished class with a game of Kahoot.

We will have our review and Unit 3 test next Friday 10th December.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 6th DECEMBER

WB, pg. 37 

WB, pg. 38

NOVEMBER

29.11

Today we began by reviewing time and using "going to" with a short activity in our portfolios. We then checked and corrected last week's homework and assigned next week's homework. We looked at the latest story from Unit 3 on page 38 in the student's book and reviewed what happened in the previous stories. We role-played the story as a class and answered some comprehension questions together. We also discussed if we would like to be famous or not, and most of us agreed we would not want to be famous.

After the break we played a team game to correct the sentences from page 39 on the board. We tried to guess the name of a Elvis songs and got to listen to a few. Then we finished by playing Kahoot to review the vocabulary and time. We played a fun word puzzle round as well.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 6th DECEMBER

WB, pg. 37

WB, pg. 38

 

24.11

Today we began by going over the new vocabulary from this unit by playing a game on the board. We then looked at page 36 in out student books. We listened to the rock song and completed the activity to go with the listening. We then went over the difference between the long "o" and short "o" sound like in rock 'n' roll and tried to think of as many words that use each sound as a class.

After the break we went over reading a clock using 'past' and 'to' and looked at page 37. We completed the matching activity on the page, and we finished the grammar focus section on page 121. We finished class by playing four corners.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 34

WB, pg. 35

22.11

Today we began by checking and correcting las week's homework and assigning next week's homework. We did a 'get to know you' activity in our portfolio. We began Unit 3 by going through all the latest vocabulary checking for comprehension and definitions. We then completed the short listening activity and category activity on page 34 in our student books. We also played a pictionary with the new vocabulary. 

After the break we reviewed the grammar point for this unit. We completed a listening and reading activity on page 35 in our student books. We looked at the grammar focus section on page 121 and completed the first activity. We wrote sentences using the grammar point in our portfolios. Then we played the pop stars game where the students role played as a pop star and an interviewer in pairs to use the new grammar point. They presented their interviews to the class, and we played a game of four corners to finish class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 34

WB, pg. 35

19.11

Today we began by playing a game of hangman based around different sports. We then looked at a video about 'The Hidden Tribe' and completed a students book activity about it. We read a short text together as a class then answered some questions. We then looked at a page in our students books about rainforests and completed the corresponding workbook activity.

After the break we played a big game of Kahoot about different animals. We then finished class with a few rounds of dobble!

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 32

WB, pg. 33

15.11

Today we began by checking and correcting last week’s homework and assigning next week’s homework. We then did some vocabulary revision. After this we looked at the different grammar points for unit 2 and also did some revision.

After the break we completed the listening portion of the test and then the writing portion. After the test we celebrated by playing one big game of Kahoot as a class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 32

WB, pg. 33

12.11

Today we began class by completing some activities based on had to/didn’t have to. We made our own example stories and shared them with the class. We then looked at how to change numbers to their written form and practiced many examples. We then played a game where each student had to give another different numbers to write and practice.

We then completed page 120 in our students books and practiced the different grammar to prepare for the upcoming test. To finish we played a big Kahoot with different word puzzles that were very interesting to figure out.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 24

WB, pg. 25

08.11

Today we began by completing a revision activity in our portfolio. We then looked at the latest story from Unit 2 and read it together as class. We answered some questions about what we thought the story would be about and then answered some questions from the students book.

After the break we went through the answers to the story and completed a short writing activity. We then played a game involving dice and the words from the book. We then finished with a fun game of real life Kahoot!

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 24

WB, pg. 25

05.11

Today we began by completing a revision activity in our portfolio. We listed all of the latest units vocabulary on the board and again checked for definition and comprehension. We then completed a listening activity about different animals in the rainforest.

After the break we went through the answers to the story and completed a short writing activity. We then played a new game involving dice and the words from the book. We then finished with a fun game of real life Kahoot!

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 8th NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 22

WB, pg. 23

01.11

Today we began by completing a short writing activity in our portfolios. We then gave out Student of the Month for October and congratulated them. We then corrected last weeks homework and assigned next weeks homework. We then played a vocabulary revision game, which was a race to see who could get all the words the fastest. We then completed a listening, drawing and writing activity in the workbook.

After the break we looked at the new unit In the Rainforest. We went through all the new words checking for definition and comprehension. We then completed the small listening activity on page 22 in our students books. To finish we played a game of real life Kahoot without devices! It was our first time playing but it went well.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 8th NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 22

WB, pg. 23

OCTOBER

25.10

Today we had our Halloween lesson. We began by discussing the differences in Halloween between different countries and mind-mapping common themes on the board. We then played Dobble and went through all five different versions of the game.

After the break we played rounds of Hangman, Dobble, Four Corners and a new dice rolling game until the end of class. Everyone had a lot of fun and is ready to begin the new unit next Monday.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 20

WB, pg. 21

22.10

Today we began by correcting last weeks homework and assigning next weeks homework. We then completed page 17 in our workbook. We then completed a short listening activity on page 20 in our students book.

 

After the break we look at page 21 in our students book and completed exercise 1 individually, creating our own online portfolios. We then presented these to the class. We finished by playing a few rounds of hangman.

 

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER

WB, pg. 20

WB, pg. 21

18.10

Today we began by reviewing the Unit 1 vocabulary. We then worked on the studying the grammar sections for the Unit 1 test. We completed the listening and one writing activity before taking a break. 


After the break we completed the grammar part of the Unit 1 test. We did this to completion and then discussed the test and the problems. We then played a few rounds of hangman before finishing class.

 

HOMEWORK: DUE FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER

WB, pg. 13, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 14, Exercise 1 and 2

WB, pg. 15, Exercise 2 and 4

15.10

Today in Leap we began our class with a a game of Stop the Bus. Then, after checking our homework, we learned a bit about the differences in using "while" and "when" in talking about events occurring at the same time in the past. We practiced this by correcting sentences in our portfolios.

We also discussed volcanoes and tornadoes in depth, using listening activities to learn more about their effects. Finally we used our knowledge to write make presentations about natural disasters in groups.

Since we finished our unit, next Monday we will have our review and our Unit 1 Test.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 18th OCTOBER

WB, pg. 13, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 14, Exercise 1 and 2

WB, pg. 15, Exercise 2 and 4

11.10

Today we began by playing a small game with animal names in our portfolios. We mind-mapped what we thought the story might be about. We then listened and roleplayed the story together as a class. After the break we completed some activities about the story in our students books before doing some grammar review in preparation for the unit 1 test. We then corrected our homework and assigned next weeks homework.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 18th OCTOBER

WB, pg. 13, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 14, Exercise 1 and 2

WB, pg. 15, Exercise 2 and 4

08.10

Today we began by writing all the latest vocabulary in our portfolios before going over them together as a class. We then listened to the song from the new unit which was punk rock. The song wasn’t too good but we all enjoyed the activity. We then looked at was/were and past continuous and made our own examples.

After the break we completed a reading exercise on page 13 in our students book about using the word while to describe two actions happening at the same time. We then completed a grammar exercise on page 119 in our students book using while. We then completed some writing activities in our portfolios where we had to make our own unique sentences. We then played hangman together as a class till we finished.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 11th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 10, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 11, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 12, Exercise 3

04.10

Today we began by writing as many different types of disaster’s as we could into our portfolios. We then introduced ourselves to the the new unit! We went through all the latest vocabulary checking for comprehension and definitions. We then completed the short listening activity on page 10 in our students books.

After the break we completed a reading exercise on page 11 in our students books before introducing ourselves to this unit’s new grammar point. We looked at the grammar focus section on page 119 and completed some activities as a class. We then played games of hangman/four corners to finish :-)

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 11th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 10, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 11, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 12, Exercise 3

01.10

Today we started by completing some vocabulary and grammar revision before the Unit 0 test. We completed the listening section first and then the writing section.

After the break we finished off Unit 0 by playing some vocabulary games and then hangman together as a class. We will start Unit 1 on Monday!

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 4th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 7, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 8, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 9, Exercise 1 and 2

SEPTEMBER

27.09

We started by completing the rest of last levels review sections which we are finally finished. We then corrected the homework together as a class for the first time and talked about what ways are best to correct homework in class. Before the break we played a game of hangman.

After the break we completed the final activities for the unit and did some vocabulary and grammar revision before finishing class with more hangman.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 5th OCTOBER
WB, pg. 7, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 8, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 9, Exercise 1 and 2

24.09

Today we began class by completing some more Super Minds 4 review activities. We then looked at the new unit’s story and read it together as a class. We then answered some questions about it on page 9 in our students books.

After the break we went through the answers to these activities and then did some vocabulary revision. We then played games of hangman together before finishing class.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
WB, pg. 4
WB, pg. 5, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 6, Exercise 1 and 3

20.09

Today we began by looking at Page 4 in our students books and going through the vocabulary in the new unit. We checked for definitions and comprehension by answering questions about every single word. We then completed the short listening exercise on Page 4 and went through the answers.

After, we looked at Page 5 in our students books and completed the reading exercise by filling out a table based on the Super Minds characters school schedule. We collected answers from the class and discussed our own school schedules.

We then looked at Page 6 in our students books and listened to the unit song. The song was about introducing us to the characters and their new adventure.

After the break we then completed Page 6 by answering questions about the song. We were then given our homework for the week. We then finished our class posters before cleaning and packing up the classroom.

HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
WB, pg. 4
WB, pg. 5, Exercise 1 and 2
WB, pg. 6, Exercise 1 and 3

17.09

Today we began class by trying to remember as many units as we could from the new Super Minds textbooks.

We then worked on some listening and writing exercises from the previous level of Super Minds.

After the break we watched a short video on Blue Whales and answered some questions. We then began work on our class posters and came up with a colour scheme and theme.

We then decorated our own blue whales and worked on the poster till the end of class.

HOMEWORK:
We will begin homework next week :-)

13.09

Today was our first day at school for the next year! We started by introducing ourselves to each other and playing two truths one lie.

We then were introduced to the new SuperMinds 5 Student and Work books. We were given the chance to quickly look through the new units and were asked which unit was our favourite and which unit was our least favourite, and why.

We then created a mind map on the board of different rules that should be in place when in and out of the classroom. This then tied into our anti-bullying pledge, where we discussed what bullying is and what to do when we see it.

After the break we had some time to review last years supermind’s content with a listening activity and a writing activity.

We then discussed what should be on our class poster and what shouldn’t and created a design as a class.

At the end of class we were given time to work on decorating our new portfolios.

HOMEWORK:
We will begin homework next week :-)

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