Tag Archives: science

Non-fiction to engage reluctant learners.

Continuing my posts on non-fiction texts, here are some suggestions of texts that you might use to engage those hard to please learners who need something a bit different to capture their attention. Firstly, some DK Readers that I bought a long while ago on Amazon. They come in several levels as you can see below, ranging from […]

Non-fiction books – Science

Following on from my post on Arts themed non-fiction books, here are some books I have collected that have a scientific theme. 1001 bichitos para buscar con pegatinas I bought this book in Barcelona last year for our Y1s who study mini beasts. I bought it not as a sticker book – imagine one book of […]

‘Curiosidades del Cuerpo Humano’ y ‘Insólitos Animales’

Continuing on my posts about books I bought in Bilbao, we come to a couple of non-fiction texts that I bought at the Día del Libro market.  I was drawn to them as they are colourful, very visual and were also very reasonably priced at €5 (always a consideration when I’m buying several!) Non-fiction texts are less […]

Muy Interesante Junior

My lovely husband John went to México in April and I promised afterwards that I’d share some of things that he bought back. However, I never got past the first item(s)! Time to put that right! I was overjoyed that he returned with a copy of Muy Interesante Junior. Although I’ve never seen the Junior […]

Stafford Primary Languages Conference – Making Links

And here’s my session on Making links across the curriculum. I didn’t get to share my Pinterest pages as they were blocked by the firewall, but here’s the link to my Roman resources for Spanish. If you click through the presentation, you’ll find links to things like the music for The Carnival of the Animals, […]

TuDiscoveryKids.com

I came across this website earlier when searching for something else and thought I’d share it. TuDiscoveryKids is the website for DiscoveryKids in Latin America and features all sorts of activities in Spanish linked to some of their programmes. I thought I’d highlight a few that you might find interesting! Juego de los colores In […]

¿De dónde viene el yak? – a Storybird

One final (for now!) Storybird, this time a little more complex than previously. This book is about animals and from where they come. It could be used as part of a cross curricular unit (geography /Science / Spanish). Whilst making it, I found a great website called Animalandia which has information in the form of short ‘fichas’ […]

Matemáticas, ciencia e español

I wholeheartedly believe that learning a language shouldn’t be a ‘bolt on’ but part of the curriculum as a whole, and I am therefore always on the look out for new ideas. I found this short video clip on Youtube earlier and it started me thinking. Again!  Whilst I’m not sure that this is something […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 4

The last video has a footballer reading 2 non-fiction books about animals – always a popular subject in primary schools. The first links into geography, culture and the environment; life cycles – who eats who – and habitats – who lives where. Here’s a link to the West Sussex Grid where there are some resources […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 1

Just discovered this ‘channel’ on Youtube – coloradolibraries. It’s the site of Colorado State Libraries and features several clips of people reading stories. A Colorado Storytime includes read-alouds of childrens books along with literacy tips. It includes different types of short books, in English and Spanish, with colorful pictures, related in some way to Colorado […]