In our school, we have recently started working with Cambridge to improve the teaching of English we offer our students. Thanks to that, we can use the same methodology of teaching throughout all the school years, from kindergarten to Bachillerato. Here in Kindergarten, we learn English with the help of our puppet, Greenman, and all his adventures in the magic forest. We get to know his friends, Nico and Sam, and all the forest animals. In his adventures, Greenman has the help of the animals to solve problems that may arise, which makes the learning process meaningful. This project develops the different multiple intelligences: naturalist, intra and interpersonal, musical, etc.
We always start our classes with the routine board: we talk about the weather and the seasons, we check if there is a birthday nearby or any celebration, etc. Then, we usually greet Greenman. He is our English puppet and helps us learn English in a fun and engaging way.
Greenman brings with him flashcards so that we can learn new vocabulary. Together with the new vocabulary, we learn through the different units and new grammar structures. To learn these new things, we usually play games; we do some TPR activities and even watch videos of Greenman’s adventures in the magic forest.
Here at the school, we consider English as a third language, we want our students to learn it from an early age, and in their day-to-day life. That is why English is not only use in the English class but we also use English as the vehicular language in other workshops: Movement and body expression, Arts & Crafts, Music and Speaking sessions.