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  Inspired by the AGO cards used in our Junior high School class, Paul challenges you to solve a selection of English riddles.

  For starters, "What's black and white, and 'red' all over?"

  Is it a sunburnt zebra???     


  In this shortened video, I run through the first lesson of our Programming with English class (英語でプログラミング.) As well as introducing the Ozobot used in the classes, we also meet a large-as-life robot who you can shout directions at! I then procced to show how to draw lines that Ozobot can follow.

  Find out more about 英語でプログラミング at:


土, 20 2月 2021 13:19

In the Evening

  Today in our Kinder class we introduced the In the Evening song....from the Potato Pals series.

  Here is a YouTube video of the song to practice at home. Can you remember all the actions?

  Have fun and good luck!











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Paul reads a Christmas Adventure by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta. A seasonal offering, at Stage 6, from the Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) series.


  If the picture means nothing to you, then count yourself lucky. Since the release of the animated movie, 鬼滅の刃 (Kimetsu-no-Yaiba) aka Demon Slayer, at the end of October I've heard the names Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka and Sabito (pictured) multiple times a day, from our very youngest students all the way through to Junior High School! Sometimes it seems to be the only thing they are talking about, and when they are not talking about Kimetsu, they are drawing the characters on the whiteboard, in the corner of their worksheets or, as in this case, on a scrap of paper.

 Having no desire to sit through a screening of the movie, I have no idea what it's all about but it ceratinly seems to have struck a chord children of all age groups, and unlike the Frozen boom of a few years ago, it's equally popular with both boys and girls.



土, 14 11月 2020 20:33

Avocado Baby

Do you like avocados? Well here's a story about a baby who loved eating avocados. See the effect it has on him, and the benefits for his family!

Here's Paul reading Avocado Baby, written and illustrated by John Burningham. Enjoy!


水, 04 11月 2020 17:04

Halloween at englishpool

A bit of Halloween fun for you tonight.

Enjoy, have fun and be safe.

Happy Halloween!


Last week in our elementary classes we were teaching when to use 'a' and 'an'. For example, "This is a book", or "This is an orange".
Quite simple but I wanted something to make the point more exciting, and more fun, and ultimately more memorable so I created a simple printed course with a slider that the children could use to send an ozobot to either 'a' or 'an' depending on the given noun.


土, 17 10月 2020 09:27

QuizKnock English Riddles

Thank you to one of our Tuesday evening Junior High School students for introducing this video from
Can you solve these English riddles?