London school closes road for rush-hour drop-offs

Read this article and watch the video about a school in London that has decided to close the road leading to school during rush hour to protect children from traffic and pollution.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-38894174

You can also listen to this reference to it in a news bulletin:

(Or download here)

  • Does something similar happen in your school as well?
  • Do you feel effective measures should be taken?
  • How would it affect families and children?

Watch UK TV online

Gone are the days when you could watch BBC iPlayer online from outside the UK, and for free too (see how here). Watching UK TV on demand is getting harder and harder, ever since the new TV licence was introduced. However, you can still watch BBC and other UK channels live online, through these servers:

Along with that, you may check UK TV listings and times here, to know what and when to watch.

screen-shot-2017-02-04-at-11-50-28

 

Wallace and Gromit- The Wrong Trousers

Remember your assignment this weekend is to write a short summary of the film Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers. Your summary must be written in the past.

To help you remember key moments in the film, you may have a look at these stills from the film:

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

If you remember, some days before the holidays we read some fragments from Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl. They are “alternative” versions of well-known fairy tales, written as rhyming poems.

The BBC has shown a cartoon version of the book this Christmas. You may find the clips with the fragments that we read below :

Xmas ads in the classroom

Here’s a selection of this year’s UK Christmas ads that you may use in the classroom:

Students may write their own letters to Mrs. Claus asking for presents for somebody else, not for themselves. They may also roleplay what happened after the incident with the shoe (how did Anna react when Tiger chew her shoe? What did Jake say?) or after receiving the present.

Good for primary, for example, to list all the animals that appear on the video. Students might also write a short description of how Buster felt from his point of view.

You have some more Xmas ads ideas and resources here:

For ads from previous years, you may visit

Other Christmas resources:

Ads- selling strategies

You may watch some of the most interesting ads we watched today, focusing on the strategies they use to sell their product, and interesting expressions they may use.