Little Buffalo Magazine, The London issue.

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Learning English through creativity

For 6 + Games Comics Stories Activities Drawing

London

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Come and learn English with us. With lots of games, drawing and fun.

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Quiz your friends, ask your mum.

We are all here to learn, so lets make it all fun, fun, fun. For the grown ups.

Little Buffalo Magazine is influenced by the British national curriculum and encourages development of key learning skills required for English proficiently. We want to stimulate children to learn through creativity and have an appreciation of the world around them.

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Communication Literacy

Cultural Understanding

Being Creative

Developing Emotions

Speaking, listening and sharing ideas. Linking sounds and letters, who can read and write.

Understanding different cultures and values to help make sense of the world.

Expressing ideas and sharing emotions through art, music, movement, and role-play.

Building a positive personal view by doing activities that boost confidence.


Hello, My name is Little Buffalo And this is my friend, Ibis. We are from Vietnam. Where are you from? Today is the start of our new English adventure.

Today we are heading to London. What do you know about London? We will be your guide. But hurry up. The bus is waiting

6 walking through London 500 WORD STORY

10 12 COMIC

London facts

16 21 Draw new friends

DESIGN YOUR LONDON

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29 world map I am from

My name is

Write

Look

Draw

Cut

Colour

Read

Speak

Listen

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London Eye

k

Kickoff!

Q

Queuing

W

Weather

F

London

L

Red

R

Taxi

G

B

GH

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____

I

Dg M O mN F Guard

Jewels

Olympics

S

Telephone box

Sandwich

Y

T

Zoo

i

U

JC

Police

Night Lights

LX Yellow Lines

f

Castles

House & Hotel Ice Cream

Can you spell these London words?

l

E

nD

nd

d N

Airport Arsenal

C

rg ro u

E

Flag

A

Dogs

Pj View

a

e M V de

A of

Big Ben

Un

A-Z

Z

Draw in the missing pictures

e

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What do people like doing in London?

I

You

I like They

He

She

s likes

like

playing in the rain playing

playing music

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gardening

painting

taking photos

flying a kite

fishing

dancing


I like painting

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s

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London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. London is the largest city in Europe. In 1666, a small fire started in a bakery in in the City of London. It lasted for four days and over 13,000 houses were destroyed.

Over 8 million people live in London.

A polar bear, an elephant, an alligator, lions, and kangaroos used to live in the Tower of London many, many, many years ago.

Red is the colour of LONDON.

There are 850 art galleries throughout the city. Museums are free. The Queen’s guards stand outside Buckingham Palace and their hats are called the Bearskins.

Heathrow in London is the world’s busiest airport. It has 2 runways and another one on its way.

London Zoo opened in 1829 and has an amazing penguin pool. It was home to George, the tallest giraffe who was 19.3 ft tall.

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Over 500 years ago in Medieval times, animals were brought into court, and sentenced by a judge for any mischief or damage they had caused.


The Queen lives in Buckingham Palace. It has 775 rooms. 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms and 78 bathrooms.

More than 300 different languages are spoken in London. The telephone boxes were painted red so that people could spot them in the street.

The tallest building in London is The Shard at 310 meters.

All police officers wear a black uniform. There are over 15,000 police officers in London. Some police jobes include a helicopter pilot, horse trainer, nurse, and a photographer.

London Bridge does not have towers. Tower Bridge does. The River Thames flows through London. It has over 20 islands and is 250 km long.

English people love drinking tea with milk. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. The London Underground is known as The Tube.

In Harry Potter, Dumbledore has a scar shaped just like the London Underground map on his knee. The Houses of Parliament has 1,000 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 courtyards, eight bars and six restaurants.

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London BUSES Draw the people on the bus.

Pattens used on buses.

Draw your own patterned London bus seat.

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London's buses carry around 6.5 million passengers a day. That's more than the whole population of Scotland.

In London, bus seats have fun patterns on them. Different shapes, colours and designs.


wordsearch

Find the words in the wordsearch and fill in the missing letters.

c c q w s g

r c q e f i h

o q u e e n b

w g i f a f f e c t

a n c g i r r s f

C__o__n

j b c q w r t y u i

l o n d o n e t y u

a u c q b e a q y w i

a h b b c c x q u s e e p o t f my u j t i

G_ _af_e __eap__t U ___sh__n__

a b u a n q d we e r t g t r y o u u i n d

b f i s h i n g y u i

c y c l i n g

b c q w d r

n c q s

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C___li__g S__wi_g B__s 15


Whats happening in the story?

THE SILENCE OF STARS

A SHORT STORY WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY MIKE MURPHY

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The Alphabet ab

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Can you remember the alphabet? Join the dots, starting with letter a. y x

c

z w v

t u

h i p

s

q

r

o n m

j k l

Write the alphabet using capital letters.

Can you put these words in alphabetical order?

D n i

Whale

Guard

Teapot

Castle

Zebra

Kangaroo

Remember when two words start with the same letter, look at the second letter.

1. Castle

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2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Giraffe


London has 2 famous bridges, Tower Bridge and London Bridge. Tower Bridge is 145 years old and opens up to let tall ships pass through. Tower Bridge London Bridge is only 45 years old and is next to Big Ben.

London Bridge Song London Bridge is falling down,

Build it up with wood and clay,

Wood and clay will wash away,

Falling down, falling down.

Wood and clay, wood and clay,

Wash away, wash away,

London Bridge is falling down,

Build it up with wood and clay,

Wood and clay will wash away,

My fair lady.

My fair lady.

My fair lady.

In the song, circle the words falling, build, wood and clay.

wood

Can you pick up the drummer and take him to Tower bridge?

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Spelling Look

Say

Cover

Write

Look at the word

Say the word

Cover the word with your hand

Write the word

Pencil

Pencil

Crown

Crown

Giraffe Rain Bus Rainbow Paper Paintbrush Teapot Bicycle

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Pencil

Check Check if its right


Colouring time

G d gh

K

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How many countries speak English?

UK

Canada Who speaks English in your family?

USA

Ireland

Where do you live?

South Afr 1.5 billion people speak English around the world.

Where do people speak English English is the language of the sky. It doesn’t matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

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‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’. Can you find all the letters in the alphabet?

E

is the most used letter in the English language. How many E words can you think of?

E e

Hong Kong

e

India Singapore

E

Australia

e e

rica Swims will be swims even when turned upside down.

New Zealand

More English words begin with the letter ‘S’ than any other letter of the alphabet. Do you know some?

Sock Sunday Summer S S

Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry

S

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Royal Famous Guard Scar Served Burnt Country Sentenced Judge Damage Courtyard Medieval Palace Jewels Queuing Olympics View

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new words Countries Speak English Used Language Begin Other Alphabet Where Country Pilots International Flights Family Sentence Biscuit Mix Pick up Drummer Bridge Falling down Wood Clay

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Palace Bedrooms Staff Bathrooms Capital city Largest Europe Tallest Building Meters Million Tower Flows Islands Long Stand Outside Pool Scar Telephone Boxes Sandwich Weather

Brought Court Sentenced Judge Damage Staircases Courtyards Restaurants Airport Busiest Runway Railway World Served Sandwiches Art gallery Underground Burnt Painted Street Lines Tower Hotel

Look up the meanings for new words.

Colour Draw Bad Look Say Read Write Sorry Crown Pencil Rain Bus Rainbow Paper Paintbrush Teapot Bicycle Sky Lorry Jumps Fox Cars Tea Fire Rain Music

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Playing Flying Painting Dancing Photos Gardening Basketball Ping Pong Badminton Football Travelling Drawing Painting Sewing Cycling Tennis Fishing Kangaroo Alligator Polar Bear Elephant Talking Hats Giraffe Dog Pets


How many lanuages are spoken in London? 300

gardening fishing playing

Say

painting

400 500

flying a kite

taking photos

Can you spell these words?

C

n What do you like?

I like I like I What does your friend like?

He likes She

JOKE TIME HAHAHAHA Q: How many letters are in The Alphabet? A: There are 11 letters in The Alphabet Q: How many months have 28 days? A: All of them. Q: What do you give a sick bird? A: Tweetment. Q: Where do cows go on a saturday night? A: To the MOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooovies

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OA & OW POEM oa oa have you any sound? Yes sir, yes sir, I say

O

O for boat, soap, coat and goat,

O for float, moan, loaf and foam, oa oa have you any sound? Yes sir, yes sir, long

ow ow have you any sound? Yes sir, yes sir, I say

O sound

O

O for row, bow, tow and slow, O for low, mow, show and blow. ow ow have you any sound? Yes sir, yes sir, long

O sound

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Draw your own London

Queen's Guard

Post Box

Tower Bridge London Taxi

Queen's Crown

Telephone Box Tower of London

Big Ben

London Bus

London Eye

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Once there lived a humble man in a small quiet sun-kissed land.

He looked after his home and worked all day.

But when he was done, he would relax, take his guitar, and sing about his day

About the tree’s he saw covering the hills, and how he saw a Butterfly and a Cow that would go moo. But he wondered if a Cow-Butterfly could exist and, if it did, what sound it would make?

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friends Like in the story, can a Cow-Butterfly exist? Draw some new friends for us. Mix and match words that don’t go together.

Rabbit Fairy

Cow Butterfly

Dinosaur Spaceman

Dog Fish

Draw your own

LET’S SEE! We want to see what you have drawn, Send your pictures to littlebuffalomagazine@gmail.com

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ANSWERS

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i like PAGE 9 They like dancing. He likes dancing. You like taking photos. She likes gardening. They like fishing. He likes playing. wordsearch PAGE 15 Crown Gifaffe Teapot Fishing Cycling Sewing Underground Bus alphAbet PAGE 18 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP Q ZYXWVUTSR Words in order. Castle Giraffe Guard Kangaroo Teapot Zebra

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Review PAGE 25 How many lanuages are spoken in London? 300

Gardening

london bridge song

Taking photos

London Bridge is falling down, Falling down, falling down.

Playing

London Bridge is falling down, My fair lady. Build it up with wood and clay, Wood and clay, wood and clay, Build it up with wood and clay,

C n

Crown

Paintbrush

Castle

Kite Fishing Giraffe

My fair lady. Wood and clay will wash away,

Flying a kite

Wash away, wash away,

Tower Bridge

Wood and clay will wash away, My fair lady.

Crown

Painting

Policeman


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