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Module: The World Around Us

Unit: My Calendar

Level: KS1

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1. Time for Another Year

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Months, e.g. January, February
    • Seasons, e.g. summer, winter
  • Use formulaic expressions to greet people, e.g. Hey, Goodbye

Reading:

  • Guess the topic and the likely development of the topic by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ides in simple spoken texts with the help of cues

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/time-another-year  

Brief Description:
A song about twelve months of a year

User Tips:

  • Teachers can show this song in class to introduce the topic 'My Calendar'.
  • Teachers can register a free account to download the lyrics of the song.

2. Months of the Year

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Source: www.eslkidslab.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Video 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Months, e.g. January, February
    • Ordinal numbers, e.g. first, second
  • Use the interrogative adverb 'when' to ask about time, e.g. When is your birthday?
  • Use nouns or noun phrases to indicate time, days and dates, e.g. My birthday is on July 22nd.
  • Use prepositions or prepositional phrases to indicate days and dates, e.g. Christmas is in December.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Writing:

  • Combine letters to form words
  • Use capital letters and small letters

Speaking:

  • Use simple phrases and sentences to communicate with others with the help of cues

Video
http://www.eslkidslab.com/lessons/course3/videos/months/index.html

Worksheets
http://www.eslkidslab.com/worksheets/set3/months/index.html

Brief Description:
A short video and worksheets about months of the year

User Tips:

  • In lesson 1 of the video, students can learn months of the year.
  • In lesson 2 of the video, students can learn ordinal numbers.
  • Draw students' attention to the use of preposition and the noun phrases in talking about the date.
  • Download the worksheets for further practice the month of the year and do a simple survey about one's birthday.

3. Ordinal Numbers

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Source: ITE, EDB
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Games 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Ordinal numbers, e.g. first, second

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions


http://diy.fwg.hk/exercise.php?a=eng&e=ordinal

Brief Description:
A game about ordinal numbers

User Tips:

  • Students need to apply their prior knowledge about ordinal numbers.
  • Click on 'Restart' to start a new game.
  • Teachers can put the game in the school learning platform for students to practise ordinal numbers.
  • 'Flash Player' is required to play the game.
  • For less able students, they need to do revision or watch the video 'Months of the Year' before playing the game.

4. Month Chant

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Source: www.dreamenglish.com
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Months, e.g. January, February

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of the topic and the likely development of the topic by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world

Listening:

  • Identify key words in short utterances by recognizing the stress

http://www.dreamenglish.com/months

User Tips:
A chant about months of the year

User Tips:

  • Teachers can show the chant to students before listening.
  • Click on 'Download' to download the MP3 file.
  • Click on 'Flashcards' to download flashcards which show the months of the year.
  • Teachers can make use of the chant to introduce the topic 'My Calendar'.

5. The Month Poem

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Source: www.leapyearday.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Months, e.g. January, February

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support

http://www.leapyearday.com/30Days.htm#logo

User Tips:
A variety of the month poem

User Tips:

  • Choose one version of the poem to show students.
  • Discuss with students things that are special about each month, such as weather, festivals or holidays.
  • Teachers can get resources for writing activities related to this poem from 'Twelve Months In The Year' in 'Let's Experience and Appreciate Poetry - KS1'.

Other resources  

The Magic Bell
An ETV programme about a group of children talking about their birthdays
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1605938723

Months of the Year
A game to practise the order of months of the year
http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/high-frequency-words-months.html

Month Puzzle
A printable worksheet to practise month of the year
http://www.kizclub.com/Topics/numbers/month-puzzle.pdf

Make a Calendar
An online tool to make a calendar for this month
http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday/calendar/load.htm?f&n=main

Our Birthdays (Numbers)
A PowerPoint about how to talk about date of birthday
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1825337823

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