year 1- tips and recommendations for summer

If you want to revise what we have done this year, or do any of the activities again, you can visit this section in my blog:


you can choose a book, online newspapers, magazines… Some useful links may be:

Some books you may read are:

  • Dahl, Roald. Boy (Tales of Childhood). (available at the school’s library)
  • Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Dahl, Roald. The Witches (available at the school’s library)
  • Boyne, John. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. (available at the school’s library)
  • Dowd, Siobhan. The London Eye Mystery
  • Gaiman, Neil. Coraline
  • Morpurgo, Michael. Kensuke’s Kingdom.
  • Kerr, Judith. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
  • Wilson, Jacqueline. The Story of Tracy Beaker.
  • Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
  • Enz, Tammy. Batman Science: The RealWorld Science Behind Batman’s Gear (Capstone Young Readers) 
  • Peet, Mal. Keeper (Paul Faustino 1) (about football)


  • Write a diary of your favourite 7 days of your summer holidays. Choose days when something exciting or different happened and explain how you felt. Write the date each day you write and use the past simple. You can include some drawings or pictures.
  • If you like creative writing, go to Choose grade 4-6th.


Try to watch television in English; you can also watch short videos on the Internet… Some useful links:

Listen to music and practice with the lyrics. You can use or any video with lyrics you find on youtube. You can also download Musixmatch (as an app for mobile devices or an extension to Chrome) to play your favourite music and have the lyrics to it, as if it was karaoke.

When you watch something, please pay attention to pronunciation!


Practise the grammatical structures we’ve learnt this year. Especially the verbal tenses and how to form the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. You can use this website to revise online and do some exercises:

Other websites:


Visit my blog to revise the vocabulary we’ve dealt with this year. 

You can also practise some vocabulary here:

As a game, you can test yourself: How many words do you know in English?

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