viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015


Hello children!
Here you are a presentation I have made for you with the most importan contents of Natural Science (unit 2).
Don´t miss the videos about the systems, I hope you like them!

Have a nice long weekend!

María José

viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2015

History of Spain

Here you are a special presentation I have made with the most important facts we have studied about Spanish History.

jueves, 8 de octubre de 2015

Welcome back children

Hello again everyone!
A new school year has started and I am sure it will be wonderful to share it with you!
We will have very special moments such as the end of year trip or your primary graduation... but before these special events you have to work very hard, are you ready?

Your teacher,

María José

lunes, 1 de junio de 2015

Reported Speech

What is reported speech?

Reported speech is when you tell somebody else what you or a person said before.
Distinction must be made between direct speech and reported speech.

Direct speech vs Reported speech:

Direct speech Reported speech
She says: "I like tuna fish." She says that she likes tuna fish.
She said: "I'm visiting Paris next weekend" She said that she was visiting Paris the following weekend.


Different types of sentences

When you use reported speech, you either report:
  • statements
  • questions
  • requests / commands
  • other types
Reporting Statements When transforming statements, check whether you have to change:
  • pronouns
  • tense
  • place and time expression

1- Pronouns

In reported speech, you often have to change the pronoun depending on who says what.
She says, “My dad likes roast chicken.” – She says that her dad likes roast chicken.

2- Tenses

  • If the sentence starts in the present, there is no backshift of tenses in reported speech.
  • If the sentence starts in the past, there is often backshift of tenses in reported speech.

Direct speech Reported speech
(no backshift) “I write poems.” He says that he writes poems.
(backshift) “I write poems.”
He said that he wrote poems.
No backshift
Do not change the tense if the introductory clause is in a present tense (e. g. He says). Note, however, that you might have to change the form of the present tense verb (3rd person singular).
He says, “I write poems.” – He says that he writes English.
You must change the tense if the introductory clause is in a past tense (e. g. He said).
He said, “I am happy.” – He said that he was happy.

Direct Speech Reported Speech
Time Expressions
today that day
now then
yesterday the day before
… days ago … days before
last week the week before
next year the following year
tomorrow the next day / the following day
here there
this that
these those

Examples of the main changes in verbal tenses: 

Direct Speech Reported Speech
Simple Present
He said: "I am happy"
Simple Past
He said that he was happy
Present Continuous
He said: "I'm looking for my keys"
Past Continuous
He said that he was looking for his keys
Simple Past
He said: "I visited New York last year"
Past Perfect Simple
He said that he had visited New York the previous year. 


The passive vs the active voice:

The Active Voice The Passive Voice
Most countries in Latin America speak Spanish.
Spanish is spoken in most countries in latin America.

Use of the passive voice:

  1. Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action. It is not important or not known, however, who or what is performing the action.
    Example: "A letter was written."
    The focus, here, is on the fact that a letter was written. We don't know, however, who wrote it.
  2. Sometimes a statement in passive is more polite than active voice, as the following example shows:
    Example: A vase was broken.
    Focus, here, is on the fact that a vase was broken, but we don't blame anyone. Compare this to: "You broke the vase."

Form of the passive voice:

Subject + the appropriate form of to be + Past Participle

NOTE: The appropriate form of to be = To be is put in the the tense of the active voice main verb.
When rewriting active sentences in passive voice, note the following:
  • The object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence.
  • The form of the verb is the appropriate form of to be (the tense of the active voice main verb) + the past participle.
  • The subject of the active sentence becomes the object of the passive sentence (or is dropped.)
Active Nancy makes tea
subject verb object
Passive Tea is made (by Nancy)
object becoming subject verb subject becoming object or is dropped 
Simple present passive on line exercises
Simple past passive on line exercises 

martes, 26 de mayo de 2015

Natural Sciences Projects


Gracias por vuestra colaboración, no os perdáis lo que han hecho todos los alumnos de 5ºA Y 5º B del CEIP Villa de Cobeña.
¡Espero que os gusten!


Daniela y Luis Ruiz

Daniela y Luis Ruiz


Paula, María y Rut

Luis Priego, Imad, Gonzalo y Jorge Javier

Noelia y Lucía Reinecke

Noelia y Lucía

César y Fabián

Irina y Laura

Leire y Elsa

Leire y Elsa

Elena y Lucía Rodríguez


Keira, Celia y Laura

Keira, Celia y Laura


Rocío, Lucía W. y Lucía Méndez





Andrea y Claudia


Carlos, Javier y Alejandro


martes, 13 de enero de 2015


The past continuous:

The past continuous, also called past progressive, is used to refer to an action that was continuous (i.e. an action that was going on) at a particular time in the past.

The form of the past continuous:

The past continuous is formed as follows:
to be in the simple past+ verb+ ing

The affirmative form:

I, he, she, itwasplaying.
you, we, theywere
  • Yesterday evening I was watching a film, when someone knocked on the door.
  • This morning I was revising my lessons when my father came in.
  • Jim and Liza were playing tennis yesterday at 11:00.

The interrogative form:

WasI, he, she, itPlaying?
wereyou, we, they
  • What were you doing yesterday evening?
  • And what was your mother doing?
  • Where were you going, this morning at 7:30?
  • What were Jim and Liza doing?

The negative form:

I, he, she, itwas not / wasn'tplaying.
you, we, theywere not / weren't
  • wasn't reading a book yesterday evening; I was watching a film.
  • My mother wasn't preparing dinner; she was working on the computer.
  • We weren't playing cards.

The use of the past continuous:

past continuous
  • We use the past continuous to say that somebody was in the middle of doing something at a certain time in the past.
    "This time yesterday, I was doing my homework."
  • We use the past continuous to say that something happened in the middle of something else:
    "Bob burnt his hand when he was cooking dinner yesterday"
     "While I was working in the garden, I hurt my back."


  • "Wasn't playing" and "weren't playing" are the short forms of "was not playing" and "were not playing"

More examples:

jueves, 8 de enero de 2015

Last Christmas...

Happy New Year everyone!!!
Last Christmas we decorated our school in Arts & Crafts lessons, have a look!

CEIP Villa de Cobeña

CEIP Villa de Cobeña

CEIP Villa de Cobeña

CEIP Villa de Cobeña

CEIP Villa de Cobeña

CEIP Villa de Cobeña