Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

 We wish all our great children and their families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Thank You for all your support during 2013 and we are looking forward to an amazing 2014.

 

Little Snowflake has been our children's favourite Christmas song. We hope you will have the time to watch the video with your children during Christmas Holidays!




 

 

Salt Dough Snowman Craft

Kids love creating with salt dough. We decided to make a Little Snowman using Smarties for eyes, nose and buttons!  

Great job, guys!




 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Happy Halloween to you all!


Halloween is a chance for the whole family to share time together, planning and creating magical costumes.
Here are two easy songs from our favourite website SuperSimpleLearning to play, sing and learn with your children. Hope you enjoy them!"


"Knock Knock Trick or Treat"


♫ Knock knock, [Pretend to knock on a door.]
trick or treat? [Trick-or-treat gesture.]
Who are you? [Shrug your shoulders and then point forward.] 
I'm a ghost. I'm a little ghost. [Point to yourself. Ghost gesture.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a ghost. I'm a little ghost.
[Float around the room making ghost noises.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a cowboy. I'm a little cowboy. [Point to yourself. Cowboy gesture.] 
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a cowboy. I'm a little cowboy.
[Move around the room like cowboys riding on horses.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a witch. I'm a little witch. [Point to yourself. Witch gesture.] 
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a witch. I'm a little witch.
[Fly around the room like witches riding on broomsticks.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a monster. I'm a little monster. 
[Point to yourself. Monster gesture.] 
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a monster. I'm a little monster.
[Stomp around the room with your arms in front of you like Frankenstein's monster!]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a ballerina. A little ballerina. 
[Point to yourself. Ballerina gesture.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a ballerina. A little ballerina.
[Stand on your tippy toes and spin in circles.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a pirate. I'm a little pirate. [Point to yourself. Pirate gesture.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Who are you?
I'm a pirate. I'm a little pirate.
[Make pirate voices - Aaaaarrrrghhh! - and pretend to have sword fights.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Happy Halloween. Happy Halloween. 
[Halloween gesture.]
Knock knock, trick or treat?
Happy Halloween. Happy Halloween. ♫

"Five Little Pumpkins"


♫ One little pumpkin smiling smiling. [Hold up one finger and then make a smiley face!]
One little pumpkin smiling smiling.
One little pumpkin smiling smiling.
One little pumpkin is happy. [Smile and put your fingers on your cheeks.]

Two little pumpkins pouting pouting. [Hold up two fingers and then frown and look down.]
Two little pumpkins pouting pouting.
Two little pumpkins pouting pouting.
Two little pumpkins are grumpy. [Cross your arms and frown.]

Three little pumpkins yawning yawning. [Hold up three fingers and then cover your mouth with your hand as you yawn.]
Three little pumpkins yawning yawning.
Three little pumpkins yawning yawning.
Three little pumpkins are sleepy. [Stretch and yawn like you are falling asleep.]

Four little pumpkins crying crying. [Hold up four fingers and then pretend to wipe a tear from your eye.]
Four little pumpkins crying crying.
Four little pumpkins crying crying.
Four little pumpkins are sad. [Wipe tears from both eyes with both hands.]

Five little pumpkins laughing laughing. [Hold up five fingers and then hold your tummy as you pretend to laugh.]
Five little pumpkins laughing laughing.
Five little pumpkins laughing laughing.
Five little pumpkins are playing. [Run around the room!] 

More Super Simple Songs!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Welcome Back!


Hi everyone!! 
Our Funky English courses for children start again on Wednesday 9th October in Grugliasco (Citt√† della Conciliazione) and on Thursday 10th October in Torino (Ludoteca Inventa Sogni). 
Come visit us for a free introductory lesson!!





Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Happy Holidays!


Up and Down goes on Holiday and wishes a great summer to our students and parents. 
We are working on new activities to make learning easier and funnier!
We look forward to seeing you again in October!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Welcome Miss Dolly!

Hello!
We would like to say 'thank you' to Miss Dolly and her dog 'Acciughina' for coming to Scuola Bonacossa yesterday! The kids really enjoyed your show!




Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of Biagio's students who did so well in the Trinity Stars Young Performers in English Award (Scuola Bonacossa, Via Nizza 22/F - Torino)!





And congratulations and THANK YOU to all the kids who took part at this year's courses in Grugliasco at Città della Conciliazione, via Panealbo, 70!

               


Saturday, 1 June 2013

First Post!

Hello and welcome to the Up and Down English Playgroup Website!

The site is currently still a work in progress, and we'll be adding more news, photos, videos and worksheets in the next few days. Stay tuned!

For now, here is some news on the upcoming Up and Down English summer camp!

The Summer Camp will be held at Scuola Bonacossa and Scuola Duchessa Elena D'Aosta in Turin, during the first 3 weeks of July 2013. The course is open to children between 3 and 7 years of age.
You can download the worksheets and programme information for the first week of the summer camp by clicking on the 'worksheets mouse' button on the right! Be sure to sign up soon, as there are only a few spaces left!

Thanks for reading!

***Italian translation below***