Thursday, 20 December 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Frohe Weihnachten! Bo Nadal! ¡Feliz Navidad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Here are some links for Christmas Carols and a presentation about Christmas in the States made by our new American Assisstant Teacher Brenna Eileen Eaton.
We hope you like them.
Enjoy  and see you soon.

Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.
Brenna Eileen Eaton.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

New Projects with the Dalhousie School in Calgary, Alberta in Canada.

Hello everybody!
This school year we are working on several projects in the English lesson with the  Dalhousie School in Calgary in the State of Alberta in Canada, since I have taken part in a Job Shadow with this school this term. There has been much talk with the teachers of this school and we agreed to work together both in Language and Music projects. You will hear from them soon. Stay tuned!!!!!!!
See you soon.
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Hello everybody,
We have good news...!!!!!!!!
Our school CEIP RÍA DE VIGO has been awarded as a Plurilingual School, since we teach Art in English.
Here is the link:

We´ll keep you updated with our Projects.
Stay tune!

Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Pre-School students visited their next school year English classroom

As you can see in the following pictures, Grade 6 students showed the English classroom to the next Primary students Grade 1.
Have great Summer holiday and see you soon!
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Twelfth Night play

Today Grade 6 students represented an adaptation of the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night in Modern English, whose background paintings were drawn in the Bilingual Section by Grade 3 B students, once they have understood the story.
I´d like to thank both groups of students for their hard work, great sense of responsibility and excellent performance!
Soon will I upload some pictures of the play. Stay tune and see you soon!
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.
Next are some pictures of the play:

Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Yellow Submarine by The Beatles.

The next link is a video about the Beatles song The Yellow Submarine for  Grade 3  students to review the song they are learning and for anyone who likes the Beatles.

Ana Isabel Ferreirós.
Marta Diéguez.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thank you Camille!

We´d like to thank to Camille Risch for her great work at school!
She has always been so enthusiastic and her activities have always been very motivated to our students. They have improved their learning strategies towards the English language and become more fluent every day.
Thanks to her we had the opportunity of participating in the successful Pen Pal Program with Elmwod School of Arkansas, which provide our students with the opportunity of using language in real life situations.
Thank you again for your enthusiasm and creativity!
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Summer is just around the corner!

Here we have a fun song about Summertime. It´s great for young learners.
Summer is just around the corner! Enjoy!

Camille Risch.
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012


Hello blog readers,
Here we have a presentation about birthdays by Camille Risch. It is geared towards our younger English learners, but can be used for all ages.
Have a look at it and enjoy!
Camille Risch.
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Titanic Fashion Parade

Another example of collaboration between the English Lesson and the Bilingual Section in Art with Grade 3 B students is the Titanic Fashion Parade. This task is also related to our school Library Project "Suban a bordo, lean e naveguen".
Soon will we upload a video or pictures so that you can see the students´ work. They´ve been learning in English about the clothing fashion during the period of Titanic. Therefore, they designed their own clothing based on the styles they learnt about and they described them.
Stay tuned since there will be more to come!
Here is a picture of the parade:

Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.
Camille Risch.

Thursday, 24 May 2012


Taking into consideration our Autumn Linguistic Inmersion Program 2011, we have recently been working on a special task with Grade 5 and 6 we´d like to share it with you.
The task was the writing, illustrating and creation of the story `Gaspar settles down in Ría de Vigo´. It was an interdisciplinary and cross curricular activity with the text written by Grade 5 and 6 in the English lesson with Camille Risch and Ana Isabel Ferreirós and the illustrations drawn by Grade 3B in the Bilingual Art lesson with Camille Risch and Marta Diéguez (after reading and understanding the text in the English lesson).
As well as the text and illustrations, we produced a montage, so that the story could truly come to life. Due to the contribution of so many students, the story is creative and diverse and the illustrations are imaginative and distinct.
The aim was to create a story that could be enjoyed by all. And so, in relation to the EDLG (Equipo de Dinamización Lingüística), the story was translated to Galician in order to have storytelling in Galician to Preschool students by Grade 3 A students in collaboration with their teacher Carmen González. Also it provided our Preschool teachers a story that they could use it in their lessons.
It is a great opportunity to learn about the living creatures, the geography items and main places of the Ría de Vigo in English. Therefore, it is related to the Natural and Social Science as well as Art and the three Languages.
As far as the Bilingual Section is concerned, the illustrations were created in the Art lesson by Grade 3 B students. These students have been selected to tell the story to Primary students.
With reference to the Library Project “Suban a bordo, lean e naveguen”, it has much in common since it narrates a fantastic story, which takes place in our Ría de Vigo. In this story is narrated how the Library mascot, Gaspar the Dolphin, comes to our Library for the first time. Preschool students have constantly been wondering how Gaspar gets to CEIP RÍA DE VIGO LIBRARY. Consequently, we wanted to create a story to show them how this happens and, at the same time, to motivate them.
To conclude with, it also deals with Information Technology (IT) as we do a multimedia montage to share it with you and to introduce it to our students.
I´d like to thank Camille Risch, Marta Diéguez and Carmen González for their collaboration.
Now we have the first video recorded with Grade 3 B students. Stay tuned, since there will be more to come!
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

In the next video, you can listen to Camille Risch telling the story. Listen carefully, pay attention to the pronunciation and enjoy the story!

To listen to the story narrated in Galician by Grade 3 A students, you can visit our Library blog in the following link:

Monday, 21 May 2012

Learning about Primary Subjects in English!

Thanks to Isabel Gabián, a mother of two students, we have discovered an excellent web page for learning English. With this web page you can learn about a broad range of topics related to Primary subjects, including: History, Geography, Art, Science, Maths and so on.
We´ll introduce the web page to our students and will be working on it from now on. At the same time it will be a great resouce to keep on practising at home either during freetime or on holidays.
Be sure to check out the fact of the day and catch up with Olympic London news as well as other cultural events!
Have a great Monday!

Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.
Camille Risch.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Learning more about CLIL.

Participating on the Study Visit `CLIL in an inquiry based classroom experience´ in Warsaw, Poland was a great opportunity to improve our knowledge about CLIL, as well as establishing the links for future network cooperation among the countries involved.
In this power point presentation, I would like to share with you some of the conclussions we reached in our group report.
Have a look at it and let us know if you have any doubts.
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Video Skype Date with Elmwodd Middle School students in Arkansas USA.

Like you already know, our 6th year has been in correspondence with students from Elmwodd Middle School in Arkansas with our “Pen Pal Program.” This past Wednesday we were able to have a video Skype date so that both groups of students could finally meet each other! Because of the time difference from Arkansas to Spain (7 hours) we had to wait until 16:00 to make the video call. We want to thank those students and their parents for coming back to school to make this possible.
The children were very excited to meet their penpals and to practice their English. We have to say, we are very proud of them! They did wonderfully. They were able to ask questions in English and respond to questions in English as well! Not only was this a fun activity, it was also a great way to practice a second language in a real-life situation. The children gained a sense of understanding that learning a second language is necessary to speak with other people from other countries.
We hope to continue the Pen Pal program next year and hopefully have more skype dates!
We will keep you updated on more English news at Ría de Vigo!

Camille Risch.
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Caring for the Earth, our beloved planet!

Earth Day is celebrated all over the world on April 22. Because of this holiday, our recent theme has been learning about the Earth and its features, appreciating and caring for the Planet.
Therefore, we would like to share with you some of the Activities we have worked on. The first is a video that teaches us about respecting all living creatures.

Secondly, we have a presentation about plants and their role in the world.

View more presentations from riaenglish.
In the next few days, we will update the blog with the project we are doing with 5th. year and 2nd. year

Stay tune!

Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.
Camille Risch.

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Travelling Seaweed!

This is a letter that we sent to our Pen Pals in Arkansas. We made the bookmarks from seaweed we collected at the Fuchiño Beach. In this letter we tell why we did it and below is the process of how we did it with the pictures. Enjoy them!
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.
Camille Risch.

March 27, 2012
Dear Ryan, Jeff and the classes of Elmwood Middle School,

Since we have been so pleased with the Pen Pal Program and the students´ enthusiasm, we would like to share a small gift of appreciation from our school and from Galicia.
As you know Ría de Vigo lays on the Atlantic coast and our school is in a very close walking distance to the beach. Therefore, we are able to do many activities related to the Ocean and sea life. Recently, one of these activities, which formed part of one of our Programs, was in collaboration with the Physical Education Teacher J. Benito Míguez Rosendo.
When the tide was low, Grade 6 class and ourselves went on an excursion to the beach to collect the seaweeds. It was a Cross curricular and Integrated Learning Activity, because we incorporated Physical Education, Science, the Bilingual Program as well as the three languages we use (English, Galician and Spanish) to learn about sea life.
Each bookmark, which was made by different student, has the seaweed´s name in Latin, Galician and Spanish. Also they have a special wish!
Hope you like them and we are excited to continue the Program.
Best wishes.
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.
Camille Risch.

How to make a Seaweed bookmark!

First of all, we went to the beach to collect the seaweed:

Secondly, we put the seaweed in fresh water.

Thirdly, we put the seaweed on strips of paper: we had to put the paper in water to place the seaweed and took out the paper when the seaweed was fully stretched.

 Next, we let them dry: we arranged the bookmarks in lines on a table and covered them with cloth in several layers. Then we put the layers in a press, so that the seaweed would stick to the paper.

Occasionally, we changed the cloth, so that they would dry better.

Once they were dry, we took them to the classroom, so that we could write the scientific name (in Latin) and English and Galician or Spanish and the dedication. Here is a list of seaweed wishes:
·        I´d like to share this seaweed with you.
·        Seaweed surfing to the States!
·        The Travelling Seaweed!
·        A RÍA DE VIGO memory!
·        This seaweed goes out to you!
·        I dedicate my seaweed to you!
·        Let´s begin our friendship with a seaweed!
·        Sending you some Atlantic Ocean!
·        We share this seaweed and the Atlantic!
·        Put seaweed in your life!
·        This seaweed crossed the Atlantic!
·        Now you can have a part of our sea!
·        Now you have a seaweed bookmark!

Afterwards, we laminated the bookmarks.

Finally, we sent them to America.
Now, we hope the Travelling Seaweed has a new home in Arkansas!