Archive for February, 2018

Programming shapes using blocks

Posted: February 28, 2018 in ROBOTS

Hi folks,

Here we have a few pictures from a 4th primary lesson in CAS ROBOTS. Our students are programming complicated shapes using blocks, degrees, loops and different types of variables. Lessons go very fast! Hope you enjoy it!

Xerach

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We have used this three step cooperative structure in 5th to read and answer True / False questions. During the first step individuals think silently and answer questions, during the second step they work in pairs and exchange answers.  In the third step, the pairs share their responses with the entire group. While they were working we were listening to some relaxing music which also helped them to concentrate.
It worked really well! 👌🏼😊😊
Silvia

Learning about plants!

Posted: February 22, 2018 in SCIENCE

Hello everyone,

Here we are in 4th primary with our latest projects. We have been studying the functions of the different parts of a plant and we decided ro check how the stems carry out their function. By adding food colouring to the water we were able to follow the path to the leaves.
Karen

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Hi everyone,

Time is needed when searching in our school and discover that it is a world of surprises. We decided to make a collection book of leaves and insects.
The sun helped a lot and we enjoyed the day after the rain has visited us these days.
Science & Nature is just too much. Never ending story.
Miss. Rose

 

We are in the final!!

Posted: February 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone!

We are glad to inform you we’ve been selected for the final in the STEM challenge organized by telefónica. Now there are 10 teams around Spain in our category that will compete for the first positions. Our boys have done a great job! We’ll keep you informed.

If you haven’t had a look at our video, here you have it:

Learning about perspective!

Posted: February 7, 2018 in ARTS
Hi everyone,
This week third primary are being taught the early stages of perspective in art by placing large objects in the foreground followed by adding smaller ones in the background. Colouring, cutting, gluing and chatting away in English will be thrown in for fun too.
Regards
James

Hi everyone!

Today we’ve done in 3 eso a speaking activity in pairs. They had to choose two pics out of a set of five. Then, they had to compare and contrast them and give their opinion about what they were doing and why. We changed a book activity into a Cambridge type activity.

In order to prepare for it, we pooled expressions for comparison and contrast as well as for expressing opinion and guessing. They copied them in their notebooks. When finished, I randomly put them in pairs to start and take turns to talk non-stop for 1:30 mins.

They had two roles:
– speaker: the one who was doing the speaking (this one had the notebook to look at the expressions we had pooled beforehand)
– listener: this one had to time their partner and tick those expressions their partner used.

This way we achieved two goals: the speaker used a range of expressions rather than repeating the same time and time again, and we promoted active listening in their listener, as they had a task to do. Students’ feedback after the activity was really positive.

Hope you find it useful!
Maria Esther

Reading The Magic Brocade

Posted: February 4, 2018 in READERS
Hello,
Fourth primary have been enjoying writing short stories inspired by the reading book “The Magic Brocade” to share with their classmates this week.
Thanks
James