Archive for June, 2015

Our Magazine!

Posted: June 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

Here you have our magazine, written by the kids and where you can find different articles showing their reflections on different topics!

Enjoy it!

Pick'N'Mix June 2015

Hi everyone,

Third primary have been learning all about castles and how in the Middle Ages people used to live in villages or small towns around them, they also learnt that they were invented to give the villagers protection and accommodation in case of war.

They had to create their own castles firstly by completing a painting in their art books and then progressing on to designing technical drawings of indestructible fortresses which would be their very own imaginary kingdoms, we used the reading book “Why do bridges Arch?” which has educated them on many interesting facts about architecture from the importance of digging a foundation so a building won’t sink into the ground, then on to the creative process of towers and arched structures that give buildings unique styles. We also looked at the reading book “The Cracow Dragon” which is all about a horrid dragon that terrorizes the townsfolk that end up seeking refuge in a castle, this book was extremely useful at inspiring the students so they could add some fun creative touches to their masterpieces, some drew dragons flying over the castles whilst others sketched battles being fought in the front grounds and then the more peace loving students chose to draw stunning landscapes with mountains, trees, flowers and rainbows surrounding their castles.

The students and I thoroughly enjoyed these lessons.

James Litchfield and 3rd Primary A & B

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Comic Projekt Auf Deutsch!

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hallo,

Während dieses dritten Trimester, haben wir mit der Kleiner über einem Comic Projekt gearbeitet. Superman, Grüne Laterne und sogar Supersalchipapa waren unsere Hauptfiguren. Malen, iPad apps, Tonkartons… alles was die Kindervorstellungen denken liessen, könnten sie benutzen. Es gab viele schöne Projekte die ein bisschen langwierig waren, aber das Ergebnis löhnt sich!

Kinder hat mit adjektiven und einfache Strukturen gearbeitet z.B. haben, sein und Benutzung des Nominativ.

Zur Zeit, für diese Zielgerade, lernen wir grundsätzliche Strukturen somit die Kinder und nicht so Kinder auf die Schulklassen immer auf Deutsch sprechen können, mit Strukturen wie Darf ich auf Toilette gehen?, ich verstehe das nicht, Können Sie bitte wiederholen? und so weiter.

Rubén & Robert

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TAFAD English

Posted: June 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

This term we have been working on the vocabulary from Tennis, Rugby and American Football. Most of the students were already very familiar with tennis so we worked through that unit very quickly. For Rugby and American Football the students were given the task to present aspects of one or both to the rest of the class in order to make sense of these complicated sports. They researched the equipment, rules and positions of each with one student comparing both. We also watched some videos to learn even more about the differences and similarities. Even if most of us are still rather confused about these sports, we now have a much better idea of what they are about.

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Patricia

Creative Projects on Books

Posted: June 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

This term we have focused on Creative Projects on the books we have been reading with some amazing results. In 3 and 4 ESO the students were set the task of planning, organising and carrying out a project on the second term reader entirely of their choice. They had complete freedom to choose what they wanted to do the project on and how to present it with the sole guidelines of the project being that it had to be creative, original, in relation to the book in question and that there had to be evidence of some effort in their work. This particular project also included an interesting app called Aurasma,with which the students then linked their projects to parts of the book using augmented reality. The whole project has been a success and the vast majority of the students expressed that they had thoroughly enjoyed this way of working. The results were absolutely amazing! It is such an enriching experience to see the level of work that can be produced when the students are given a certain amount of freedom. Despite some students feeling a bit lost at the beginning, once they set their creativity loose, they produced everything from handwritten posters with beautiful drawings to iMovie video clips starring themselves as the characters, trailers of an imagined film version of the book or even invented talk shows with interviews with the characters.

Enjoy it!

Patricia

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