English Theatre: P4 and P5

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Finally the expected day arrived! The “Blue Mango Theatre” came to our school. We were very excited, but we had two questions: “Will the company offer us two magical shows like always? Are we going to have a very good time?”

The Blue Mango Company employs professional actors. They come from English-speaking countries and they offer a great theatre experience to non-native spectators.

They offer works adapted to the different stages, levels and interests of the students.But what is really important is that in the shows, there are always puppets, songs and a lot of comedy for us to enjoy.

The two shows were:

P4 show:LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD”

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The theatre show they acted out was a variation on the traditional story. Little Red Riding Hood takes soup to her Granny, who has a cough and lives at the other side of the woods. On her way, she meets Walter the wolf, who loves soup too and with his evil plan, he tricks her to get hold of the soup.Who will get to eat the soup? What will happen to Little Red Riding Hood and Granny?

P5 show:“THE GINGERBREAD MAN”

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Once upon a time, there was an old woman who baked a gingerbread man that came to life and escaped! He met some animals that were very hungry and wanted to eat him: a pig, a cow and a horse. All of them told the gingerbread man he was very rude and that he would get into trouble but he was too fast and ran away. One day he met a very clever fox that wanted to help the gingerbread man to cross the river… Can the gingerbread man trust the fox? Will he get to the other side of the river or is the fox too hungry?

Our school and The Blue Mango Theatre Company have the same objective – to make learning English a fun, participatory and an enriching experience.

And we have achieved it! The children have sung, laughed and above all they have taken part spontaneously.

English Speaking Time

The purpose of the Speaking Time sessions is to naturally and playfully encourage the learners to acquire vocabulary and essential expressions in English. By making use of games, songs, theatre play, and storytelling through picture books and videos, we encourage the spontaneous use of the language. Let´s look at the past week´s Speaking Time sessions to how this has been done.

¨This week we´ve had so much fun learning about different modes of transport. Look at the exciting story our teachers showed us! We all go travelling by. This sing-along song include all sorts of different modes of transport and the different sounds they make!

In addition to the story, we also played a lot of games. Some of us really like competitive games, so we were very happy to play transport bingo. We enjoyed working in teams to complete the different transport puzzles and we helped each other to remember the English name before one of the other teams can do so.

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Another game we were very good at was spotting the similarities and differences on the electronic white board. We could identify the shapes and shadows of the different modes of transport and also tell when there´s one picture that doesn´t fit or complete the grid when there were certain pictures missing.

 

Above all, what we enjoy the most, is moving our bodies when our teachers say the following:

  • Spin like a helicopter
  • Pedal your bicycle
  • Fly like a plane

Now that we know so much about different modes of transport, remember to ask us to teach you the English names when we walk past a car, a train, a bicycle or see a plane in the air!¨