Bilingual education in primary school


You can find some works HERE (-> padlet "A wonderful world", our 5th y. diary)

Miss Angela's padlet

HERE's the complete archive.

Cambridge YLE

Ready for the next step of Cambridge YLE? Don't miss the news and the exam updates.

Check the PADLET.

Walk like an Egyptian

Here the Padlet of the module.

Science Y.3: The Water Cycle

Mr Clownfish by 3C

Mr Clownfish by 3C

Geography and culture Y.5: The U.S.A.

Complete the padlet HERE.

CLIL History:

A day in the life of ancient Romans.



Habitats talk show #padlet

Complete the padlet here


3B Copernico Tomas, Ricky, Seby, Marghe, Dario, Eleonora, Matteo V, Glenili. Mr. Jellyfish is... TOMAS

My TAGUL about Habitats, by 3B

My TAGUL about Habitats, by 3B

My TAGUL about Special Days by 3A

My TAGUL about Special Days by 3A

Y.3 A performance through habitats


Learn and play with Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Happy St. Paddy!!!

The circulatory system - Science y.5

The Volcano - A Geography Class

Some pills from a geography class about volcanoes

Revise and test your skills ....#Grok

Landforms *Kahoot* (Online Game)

Welcome to Calabria - video

Competence Task: Welcome to Puglia

Padlets about the project "Each Country has its masterpieces"

Competence task: Welcome to Sardinia video

Competence task Welcome to Milan video

Geography y.3 - The course of a river

eTwinning Competence Task - Welcome to Rome

Science Y.5 - Reproduction (Sexual education)

Geography y.3: Mountains

Science y.5 *Human Body*Who wants to be a millionaire game

Ordinal and Cardinal Numbers Wall Frieze

CLIL module - HISTORY 3 *Who wants to be a millionaire?*#game

Seminari di Geo

Hi, guys!
Abbiamo finito di studiare il South America e, per recap, avremo un ospite speciale che ci parlerà di usi e costumi della tradizione Brasiliana.

Mi raccomando, fate i bravi!


Arts&Craft - Kids Creative Lab



 A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words) or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb). 



There are different kind of conjunctions.       





Conjunctions can be grouped according to their specification.





Grammar y.4: Comparatives and superlatives.


  1. Suffixes: -er  -est
  2. More and most + adjective.



[ACTIVITY IN CLASS. The teacher invites Giacomo, Riccardo, Andrea and Christian to stand up.

Then she points them to the class and says:

'Riccardo is taller than Giacomo. Riccardo is taller than Andrea, Riccardo is taller than Christian. Riccardo is the tallest of the group.

Christian is shorter than Andrea. Christian is shorter than Giacomo. Christian is shorter than Riccardo. Christian is the shortest of the group.

Andrea is as tall as Giacomo".]


Comparatives and superlatives are used to put into relationship adjectives and adverbs.

You can find two different options in comparatives.

If the adjective is monosyllabic you add a suffix to the adjective: -er (comparatives) and -est (superlatives). If the monosyllabic adjective ends with a consonant preceded by a vowel, the consonant is doubled.

If the adjective is bisyllabic or plurisyllabic, you add more (comparative) or most (superlative) before the adjective.

Absolute superlative is given by THE MOST …. (+ OF/IN)


The second object related is preceded by “than”, for comparatives; by “in/of” for superlatives.







Activity: compare the apples and revise the comparatives.



SCIENCE y. 4: Magnetism - video

Literacy y.4: Halloween songs

Literacy: Grammar, Irregular Verbs

Play and learn irregular verbs!



Troverete le carte in stile "memory".

Cliccateci sopra, dietro ci saranno il simple past e il past participle.

(Ricordiamo i paradigmi!)

Il gioco sarà ricordare simple past e past participle, partendo dalla carta girata, quindi avendo solo la forma base del verbo (senza il "to", che indica l'infinito del verbo).

A cool website for Science

Hi guys!

Here you can find some interesting facts about Science!


3rd y. Literacy (grammar): Past Continuous5rewrer

We use thPast Continuous to indicate that a longer action in the past was interrupted.


The interruption is usually a shorter action in the Simple Past.


We form it with:

Subject + was/were (forms of the verb to be in the past) + verb+ing (gerund).

3rd Grade Grammar: Irregular Verbs

Irregular verbs are verbs which change their form in the simple past and past participle.



3rd Grade Grammar - Present Continuous

Present Continuous


[am/is/are + present participle/gerund]


  • You are watching TV.
  • Are you watching TV?
  • You are not watching TV. 

Complete List of Present Continuous Forms

USE 1 Now

Use the Present Continuous with Normal Verbs to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment. It can also be used to show that something is not happening now.


  • You are learning English now.
  • You are not swimming now.
  • Are you sleeping?
  • am sitting.
  • am not standing.
  • Is he sitting or standing
  • They are reading their books.
  • They are not watching television.
  • What are you doing?
  • Why aren't you doing your homework?

USE 2 Longer Actions in Progress Now 

In English, "now" can mean: this second, today, this month, this year, this century, and so on. Sometimes, we use the Present Continuous to say that we are in the process of doing a longer action which is in progress; however, we might not be doing it at this exact second.

Examples: (All of these sentences can be said while eating dinner in a restaurant.)

  • am studying to become a doctor.
  • am not studying to become a dentist.
  • am reading the book Tom Sawyer.
  • am not reading any books right now.
  • Are you working on any special projects at work?
  • Aren't you teaching at the university now?





For further references:

3rd Grade Geography - The Compass Rose


A Compass Rose is a figure on a map, chart or compass that displays the directions.

Most show points for the 'cardinal directions': North, South, East and West. Some also have points for Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest.


Answer to the following questions:

  1. If you walked North, then made a left turn, what would be your new direction?

  2. If you were walking in the Northwest direction, then turned to walk the opposite way, what would be your new direction?

3rd Grade Grammar - Comparatives and Superlatives

Forming regular comparatives and superlatives

  1. We use comparatives to compare two things or two people. (e.g She is taller than her husband.) 
  2. Superlatives are used, however, to compare to show the difference between more than two things or more than two people. (e.g Paris is the biggest city in France) 
  3. To form comparatives and superlatives you need to know the number of syllables in the adjective. Syllables are like "sound beats".

Irregular comparatives and superlatives

We have to remember the exceptions:

Irregular Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form
good better best
bad worse worst
far farther farthest
little less least
many more most



3rd Grade Grammar - Irregular verbs /past tense


Irregular verbs change form in past tense and past participle.

They do not follow the convention of adding 'ed' at the end of the verb to form the past tense.


3rd grade - Grammar - Punctuation

3rd grade - Grammar - Punctuation

III Grade - GEO - Dioramas_Arctic Pole

III Grade - GEO - Dioramas_Arctic Pole

Marco's great work.





III Grade - GEOGRAPHY: Landforms game.

III grade LITERACY - February 12th, 2015



definite: the (+ singular and plural)

indefinite: a/an (+singular). A is used in front of a word starting with a consonant, an is used in front of a word starting with a vowel.


A paradigm identifies a particular verb.

It is given by:

Infinitive - Simple Past - Past Perfect.

(e.g.): to have - had - had.

Possessive Adjectives:

possessive adjective is usually used to describe a noun, and it comes before it, like other adjectives: My car is bigger than her car.

My - your - his/her/its - our - your - their

Possessive Pronouns:

possessive pronoun is used instead of a noun: Julie's car is red. Mine is blue

Mine - yours - his/hers/its - ours - yours - theirs. 


A verb is a doing word.

- Past Tense Verbs

- Present Tense Verbs

- Verbs in the Future

Ordinal Numbers

An Ordinal number refers to a number indicating the position in a series.

Table of ordinal numbers:


Ordinal Numbers from 1 through 1,000,000
1 st first 11 th eleventh 21 st twenty-first 31 st thirty-first
2 nd second 12 th twelfth 22 nd twenty-second 40 th fortieth
3 rd third 13 th thirteenth 23 rd twenty-third 50 th fiftieth
4 th fourth 14 th fourteenth 24 th twenty-fourth 60 th sixtieth
5 th fifth 15 th fifteenth 25 th twenty-fifth 70 th seventieth
6 th sixth 16 th sixteenth 26 th twenty-sixth 80 th eightieth
7 th seventh 17 th seventeenth 27 th twenty-seventh 90 th ninetieth
8 th eighth 18 th eighteenth 28 th twenty-eighth 100 th one hundredth 
9 th ninth 19 th nineteenth 29 th twenty-ninth 1,000 th one thousandth
10 th tenth 20 th twentieth 30 th thirtieth 1,000,000 th one millionth


III Science: The Water Cycle Song

The water cycle song: here

Water Cycle Song Lyrics: 

The Water Cycle
Takes the water and moves it
Up and Down and all around the Earth

Evaporation comes
When the heat from the Sun
Warms up all the groundwater
Then it turns to water vapor

Condensation takes over
It goes up to the clouds
Water vapor cools down
And it changes to a liquid, now

Precipitation happens
When the drops get big
It falls like Rain, Snow, Sleet, and Hail upon my head
I know it's the water cycle happening again

The Water Cycle - Wallpaper

The Water Cycle - Wallpaper

Anche il nostro Christian ha fatto un bel lavoro!

Bambino Autore: i-English

...E finalmente si parte!!!

Sul sito del Bambino Autore trovate l'attività che faremo (link diretto qui).

Dai ragazzi, dai!!!

The Hour of Code

Congrats, III D!!!

We achieved the Certificate for the Hour of Code.

I'm proud of you!!!

Literacy - January 29th, 2015

The hour of code: .

Grammar: to HAVE GOT. To HAVE GOT: Affirmative (extended and short) form; Negative (extended and short) form. Revise: Nouns (Common and Proper), Adjectives, Adverbs.
Verbs: A verb is a doing word.

Jolly Grammar 1: Page 61 "Write each opposite and draw a picture".


Science - January 27th, 2015.

Oral assessment: Water cycle, animal classification.
Written assessment: Animal Classification.
Water facts.
Parts of a plant.

BEI - Science kids

Here a complete list of Science/Geography topics.



A volcano is a mountainous vent in the Earth’s crust.
When a volcano erupts it spits out lava, ashes and hot gases from deep inside the Earth.
Spitting Fire
Deep inside the Earth, rocks melt into a thick liquid called magma.
When the pressure in the Earth’s crust builds up, it is magma that explodes out in a volcanic eruption.
Once it has risen to the surface, magma is called lava.
Red-hot rivers
When a volcano erupts, hot liquid rock either explodes, or flows onto the Earth. Once it is outside, the liquid rock can cause a lot of damage. (In Italy, in ancient times, during the Romans Age, we had the terrible eruption of Vesuvio, which destroyed Ercolano and Pompei).
How many volcanoes do you know?
- Italy: Mount Etna (Sicily); Vesuvio (Naples area), Vulcano (Eolian Islands, Tirrenic sea - Sicily)



Geography: Volcanoes facts

What are the different types of volcanoes?
Volcanoes are grouped into four types: cinder cones, composite volcanoes, shield volcanoes and lava volcanoes.

Cinder Cones Cinder cones are circular or oval cones made up of small fragments of lava from a single vent that have been blown into the air, cooled and fallen around the vent. 

Composite Volcanoes
Composite volcanoes are steep-sided volcanoes composed of many layers of volcanic rocks, usually made from high-viscosity lava, ash and rock debris. Mt. Rainier and Mount St. Helens are examples of this type of volcano.

Shield Volcanoes
Shield volcanoes are volcanoes shaped like a bowl or shield in the middle with long gentle slopes made by basaltic lava flows. Basalt lava flows from these volcanoes are called flood basalts. The volcanoes that formed the basalt of the Columbia Plateau were shield volcanoes.
Lava Volcanoes Lava domes are formed when erupting lava is too thick to flow and makes a steep-sided mound as the lava piles up near the volcanic vent. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was caused in part by a lava dome shifting to allow explosive gas and steam to escape from inside the mountain. 

Literacy & Art, Jan. 22nd, 2015

Storytelling: My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes. (Check the video-story here: )

Grammar: Adjectives of Nationality (on the Copybook). Pronouns. Adverbs. Revise Plurals.
Jolly Grammar1: 21 (Singular Pronouns), 55 (Adverbs), 57, 59.

Homework: Revise.

Grammar: Adjectives of Nationality (on the Copybook). Pronouns. Adverbs.
Jolly Grammar1: 21 (Singular Pronouns), 55 (Adverbs). Page 57. Plurals: page 59.

ART: Art, the artist.


Artists make art.

Art can be pictures (paintings) or sculptures.


Artists look at our world.

They look at people, animals, and things (e.g. the fruit, like in Caravaggio's Still Life).

Artists like colors and shapes.


It is a work of art depicting inanimate subject matter, typically common place objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rock or shell) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).

What do all living things need?

The Water Cycle - wallpaper 2

The Water Cycle - wallpaper 2

The Water Cycle - wallpaper

The Water Cycle - wallpaper

Water Cycle - diorama

Water Cycle - diorama

E bravo il nostro Marcolino! :)

Per chi volesse cimentarsi, ecco qui! 

Geography vocabulary - worksheet and answers

Qui vi potete divertire a rivedere un po' di vocabolarietto geografico con domande e rispsote.


Ciao a tutti,

as promised, vi comunico che siete stati iscritti all'attività i-English del Progetto Bambino Autore.

Per quanto concerne i-English, è un progetto ideato e gestito da me e dalla collega M.Libera Lauriola.

Bambino Autore è un progetto (potete leggere ulteriori info anche sul nostro sito, al link che inizia questa frase) volto a potenziare le competenze digitali nella scuola primaria.

Il progetto è stato accolto con interesse anche dall'Università Bicocca di Milano, oltre ad aver avuto recensioni ottime su testate di rilevanza nazionale e internazionale. Tra le ultime, l'articolo su Il Sole 24 Ore che potete visionare qui:

Useremo la LIM unendo lingua inglese e digitale nell'ottica della trasversalità di tutte le discipline.

Insomma...non potevamo iniziare l'anno se non partendo alla grande, no?

Right to the top, guys!!!



Literacy - Lezione 08/1/2015 e compiti da svolgere a casa

GRAMMAR: Nouns. Proper Nouns, Common Nouns.

(Exercises) Grammar 1 Pupil Book: Pages 11,12,13,14,15,16,41. 

RIPASSARE TUTTO (Quadernone arancione; libro).

ART&CRAFTS: Warm vs Cool Colors.

The wheel of colors. (Completare il disegno e i colori - raccoglitore). Chi non ha finito la ruota dei colori la finisce a casa, come da modello al link indicato.

Realizzare la ruota dei colori con frutta e verdura, come da modelli ai link seguenti.

Inizieremo a preparare un lavoretto in linea con l'argomento dell'Expo 2015.




The Clock

What's the time - A nice video to learn how to read the clock!

What time is it? 

Telling the time 

Learn to tell time with Fun Clock

*Nursery Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock  

Programma 24-28 Novembre 2014

Hi everyone!

Di seguito quello che andremo ad affrontare in classe.


- Reptiles

- The Snake

- The Rattlesnake


Grammar: Plurals, articles, have got.

Storytelling: A Christmas Carol (+ activities)

Culture: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales: symbols and flags; The Thanksgiving Day.


- Landforms.

- The mountain.


Child Rights

A voi il librettino sui diritti dei bambini, in occasione della Giornata Internazionale per i Diritti dei Bambini.

Geography: Terminology for the study of rivers


Terminology for the study of rivers

  • Drainage basin - the area of land drained by a river. 
  • Catchment area - the area within the drainage basin.
  • Watershed - the edge of highland surrounding a drainage basin. It marks the boundary between two drainage basins.
  • Source - The beginning or start of a river.
  • Confluence - the point at which two rivers or streams join.
  • Tributary - a stream or smaller river which joins a larger stream or river.
  • Mouth - the point where the river comes to the end, usually when entering a sea.

Landscapes - Mindmap

Landscapes - Mindmap

Geography: Land and water features

Geography: Land and water features

Settimana 3-7/11/2014

Settimana 3-7/11/2014

Science: Living /Not living - Alive / Not alive (Schede presentate e compilate in classe). Classificazione di elementi viventi e non viventi. Riconoscimento di animali e piante e differenziazioni. Perché ladybird e bird (coccinella e uccello) sono animali e fern e daffodil (felce e narciso) sono piante? Pensare a delle spiegazioni (semplici pensierini da volgere in LS).

Literacy: Si inizia a pensare al lavoro di Natale (Songs and Plays for Special Days; Art).

Grammar: Interrogative Form. Completare le schede.

Geography: Landforms. Definizioni. 

Si invitano i genitori a siglare tutti i lavori fatti e verificare laddove non siano completi.

This is Halloween

This is Halloween - song from Nightmare Before Christmas 

Halloween songs for kids - A set of Halloween Songs. "Can you make a happy face, Jack-o'-Lantern?" 

Halloween Kids Songs Collection

The Monster March

5 Little Pumpkins sitting on a Gate

Enjoy this song!


Topics: Halloween (Culture); Ordinal Numbers; Past Tense.




5 Little Pumpkins SONG LYRICS
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late."
The second one said, "There are witches in the air."
The third one said, "But we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run."
The fifth one said, "We're ready for some fun!"
Then OOOhh went the wind, 
And out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.


COME SI FORMA IL PASSATO? Lo andremo a vedere presto.

Intanto, memorizziamo una piccola cosa: dividiamo i verbi in "Regolari" e "Irregolari". ***(Un po' come le "regular" e le "tricky" words del Jolly Phonics)***

I verbi "regolari", al passato aggiungono -"ed" alla forma base del verbo (infinito senza "to"). Se terminano in "-e" aggiungono solo la "d". I verbi "irregolari", invece, hanno una loro forma. 

Gioco: Individuare i verbi regolari e irregolari nella canzone.






Coastal Landscape and elements

Compiti per il weekend 25-26/10/2014

LITERACY (quadernone arancione):

Grammar: ripassare verb to be (simple present, negative form), personal pronouns subject. Completare le schede, chi non ha finito.

Poetry: Fall Leaves (chi deve finire di colorare la colora). Imparare a memoria.


GEOGRAPHY (quadernone azzurro): Sea and coast facts. Imparare bene le definizioni date. OGNI ALUNNO HA UNA (UNA!) DEFINIZIONE ASSEGNATA DA IMPARARE. Ripassare. ***Nel successivo post, inserirò come allegato la foto della mappa degli elementi. *** 

SCIENCE (quadernone verde): Shark facts. Imparare bene le definizioni date. SCEGLIERE UN SENSO DA ANALIZZARE (UNO PER ALUNNO). Ripassare.



Compiti per il weekend 11-12/10/2014

LITERACY (quadernone arancione, per il giovedì):

- Grammar: Personal pronouns subject + exercises (schede già viste ed esercizi già svolti in classe, da completare, per chi non ha finito in classe, e ripassare).

- Storytelling: Answer the questions about Pinocchio (già fatte in classe, da completare, per chi non ha finito, e da imparare).

Science - animals and their habitat

Qui potete trovare qualche info interessante sugli animali e i loro habitat.

Se volete, potete anche sbizzarrirvi a giocare! 

Orario Miss Angela

Eccoci qui con il dettaglio orario.


Martedì 14,30-16,30: Science (Quadernone con copertina verde).

Giovedì 08,30-10,30 Literacy (Quadernone con copertina arancione. 1 h Storytelling, 1 h Grammar).

Giovedì 10,30-11,30: Art.

Venerdì 14,30-16,30: Geography (Quadernone con copertina celeste).

Revise Test - Level: A1

Hi kids,

just a little test to understand your level as regarding grammar.

Don't worry, it's only something which will help me understand where and how to start with.

Go to the link above (click on the title), copy and paste the test onto a Work document, print it and complete the form with the given options - using a black or blue pen.

Once finished, give it to me.

Remember to write your name, surname and the date!

Break the leg!!! 


Miss Angela




Carissimi genitori,

my beloved students,

qui potete visionare e avere conferma dei compiti da fare per il weekend in corso.

E' stato comunque incollato l'avviso sul diario, ma ci piace la conferma telematica! :D

Tornando a noi, di seguito quello che c'è da completare/svolgere.

LITERACY (quadernone con copertina arancione): Schede "The Adventures of Pinocchio" + attività gioco da completare. Imparare il riassunto schematizzato della storia e le nozioni base.

GEOGRAPHY (quadernone con copertina celeste): Descrivere una fotografia/immagine relativa ad un paesaggio tipicamente "di vacanza".

SCIENCE (quadernone con copertina verde): Shark facts - What I already know. Completare la scheda con informazioni che già si hanno relativamente agli squali. Il compito sarà trascrivere delle semplici frasi. Scrivete solo quello che già sapete sugli squali.


Have a great weekend!!!