Monthly Archives: January 2021

Thursday’s music with Connie – 21 January 2021

Welcome to Thursday Music with Connie!

  1. Warm up
  2. Karaoke songs
  3. Movement
  4. Relax

Warm up to this piece of fabulous music by clapping your hands and moving in time with the music.

Here is today’s selection of favourite karaoke songs for you to enjoy  at home.  Use some shakers if you have them, kitchen herbs and spices are always good or take some time to make your own MICROPHONE, to do this  click on here.     Enjoy the selection today!

Movement –  use the symbols for clap, click, pat, stamp and see if you can join in.

Time to relax!

Music with Connie has finished. See you next time.

RME – Wednesday 20th January 2021

Martin Luther King Day 2021

Who was Martin Luther King Jr ?

Why does the USA have a special holiday to remember him?

We can learn a bit more about his life by looking at these slides:

Now have a listen to and read the lyrics of this familiar song from the 80s!

(your parents and grandparents will most likely know it!!)


You may have been surprised to find out that Stevie Wonder wrote this song about Martin Luther King. He wanted there to be a holiday to remind people about this special man and his dream and by 1986 he got his wish!

Here are some activities you could try:

Activity A

Make some handprints using coloured paper or paint. Arrange them in a circle and write down/draw some of your own dreams and hopes for yourself or for the world.

Activity B

Draw a cloud shape on some paper and fill it with words or pictures of some dreams or wishes you may have for your family/community or for the world.


Activity C

Use some of the words from the poster above to help you design your own poster about Martin Luther King. Here are some examples:

If you would like to find out more about Martin Luther King and his dreams, you could carry out some research for yourself on your computer.

Here are some websites to visit:

10 facts about Martin Luther King

I hope you enjoyed learning about Martin Luther King.






Language Skills (Secondary)

Good morning everyone,

Please see today’s activity choices below:

Option 1 (daily activity) – Early Level

Senses scavenger hunt: hear

Make a list of a-z on a piece of paper and go for a walk outside with a family member(s); note down all the things that you can hear that begin with letters of the alphabet e.g. b – bird.

How many did you manage to get?

Option 2 (daily activity) – First Level

Sentence scavenger hunt: hear

Go for a walk outside with a family member(s) and notice all the things that you can hear. When you get home, write down five sentences that include a full stop, capital letter and connectives e.g. and, so, but, then.

 Option 3 (week long activity) – First Level and beyond


Each day this week, you are going to choose a different news item to research:

Read the article and then write a summary (the key points) of what it is about. Remember to include the following:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • Why?

Include no more than five bullet points. Ask yourself: will people be interested or is my message too long to read? Remember to stick to the key points.

After your writing, discuss the key points with a family member. Ask what their opinion (what they think) is and explain your own viewpoint. Try to give at least one reason for your opinion.

Option 4 (browse the web)

Explore one or more of the following websites to find something of interest and benefit to you:

Good luck!

Laura (Language Teacher)