All About My Family

I’ve been teaching Year 3 about the family recently. They’re pretty good with the mother and father; these activities are designed to take them beyond that into the exciting realm of aunts and uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters, and the grandparents. Some ideas: Ask learners to bring in a photograph of their families. Learners work in pairs […]

My Granny Went to Market

This is a new book for me, but My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone is already one of my favourites. It has beautifully coloured, bright pictures, and is essentially a counting rhyme about a granny with a magic flying carpet, who visits the markets of the world. Although the language will be quite difficult […]

Play or playing?

Some flashcards to practise the names for 12 different hobbies. Cut along the horizontal lines, fold in half, laminate – saves having to use coloured backing paper. Hobbies are good for practising the present continuous too – instead of saying, “I like to hike,” or just “hike,” students could respond, “He is hiking.” Of course, […]