viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2016

Merry Christmas America!

This Christmas sixth course prepared a video exchange with a class from fifth course from Sunbury, Ohio, United States. Since this group of fifth graders is not yet learning a second language we took advantage to teach them a few words in Spanish like "Belén" and "Turrón". 


In our video and in the one we received from the U.S. we spoke about our Christmas traditions to find out about how it is celebrated in both countries. What we found is that there are many similarities as well as differences and that some special traditions often times depend on the families! 

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2016

Macbeth from Shakespeare


A different approach to Halloween

For Halloween this year, the students of sixth course were divided into various groups in which they had to research and prepare a small skit on the following: 
  • Halloween (History and traditions) 
  • Shakespeare (Life and important works) 
  • Macbeth (Famous work of Shakespeare) 
  • Mary Shelly (Life and important works) 
  • Frankenstein (Famous novel of Mary Shelly)
The projects turned out great and the students did a great job presenting on Halloween, the erie classic works Macbeth and Frankenstein, and about their distinguished authors! 



Halloween in Preschool Education



On Friday 28th of October, Preschool children celebrated the Halloween party in our classes.
During that week we decorated our classrooms with ghosts, spiders, witches, pumpkins ...
In addition we learned specific songs and vocabulary about this celebration.
The 2-year-old children celebrated Halloween during the morning with sweets and potatoes they brought home, while the 3, 4 and 5 year-old children had a big party during the afternoon,
We had a terrifying afternoon!

lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2016

English cultural trip in Valencia


We went to Valencia last week, we spent there one week, and we are going to talk about what it was like.
We stayed in a very nice hotel, the rooms were very big and comfortable and the food was delicious. We had a lot of activities in the morning and in the afternoon as well, (theatre, role plays, story telling…) and the most important we had English lessons and we had to speak English all the time.
The last day we went to the beach and we had a lot of fun.

Lara Sierra Valenzuela (1º ESO B) y Carlota Herrera Comps
 (1º C)


I liked the experience. It was a fantastic week. I learned a lot of English. It was very funny. We did a lot of games in English. I would love to repeat next year.

Fernando Santos  6º E. P.


I think Oliva camp is a really good way to learn a lot of English and at the same time, you have a great time with your friends.
Paula Blasco  1º  ESO –C
Last week I went to Oliva, a village in Valencia. I spoke English every day with the teachers. We went to the beach too. I would like to go there in the summer. It’s really good!
Pablo Valero 6º E. P.




jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2016

Tangram, the Chinese puzzle

The Tangram is a Chinese puzzle composed by 7 pieces. It was invented by the ancient Chinese civilization and even today it constitutes an appreciated instrument for developping important skills such as creativity, visual perception or geometric perception.

The students of Technology have created their own Tangram and they have built some pictures using it. Some of the results are shown here:






miércoles, 15 de junio de 2016

martes, 3 de mayo de 2016

St Patrick's day in 1st and 2nd course of Primary

St. Patricks Day is celebrated on 17 th March each year. Pupils of the 1 st and 2 nd course of Primary have done lots of activities in order to enjoy and learn at the same time: crosswords, maps to learn where Ireland is situated, different crafts, specific vocabulary... They also investigated St Patrick's life, typical symbols, the different celebrations, parades and costumes. All pupils enjoyed watching different videos and singing songs. 









Animals



In this topic, the pupils of the 2 nd course of Primary have learnt to appreciate the worls of animals. This is a subject which children love and we planned different activities to help them to learn as much as possible about how they are born, what they eat, different habitats... Pupils did some projects and shared the information with their classmates. 







Plants

In this topic pupils have learnt about plants and their importance to humans as they provide us with clothes, furniture, medicines, food, perfumes...
Pupils have also learnt reponsible behaviour towars plants in the environment and how to look after them, We planned some investigations to discover how plants absorb water through their roots. We did this by observing different plants in dyed water, growing plants in the classroom, observing some seeds and their germination...
Lastly, pupils work in small groups to make some posters where they shared their knowledge. 














lunes, 4 de abril de 2016

Saint Patrick ’s Day!

Last Thursday, March 17th, was a big day for Ireland and for Irish people all over the world. It was St. Patrick ’s Day! And we decided to celebrate it with a big party! We all brought something green at school to continue with this tradition.
Our infants enjoyed every single activity we had prepared.
On the one hand, the 3-year-old class made a grate crown with a shamrock. On the other hand, the 4-year-old, as well as, the 5-year-old class, made  a funny leprechaun. 
However, this is not all we did. We finished the day singing and dancing Irish songs and playing some games.


It was a great day!


lunes, 21 de marzo de 2016

Design your bridge!

One of the most interesting aspects of the topic of structures is designing your own one applying the knowledge adquired. The students of Technologies have designed two different bridges using the software 'West Point Bridge Designer' and they have obtain very interesting results. 

Have a look and notice how skillful they are.





jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

Noah's ark

Biodiversity is an important treasure that must be preserved.

The students of the first course of Secondary are discovering this huge variety of living beings that inhabit our planet and they have selected some species that they consider so precious that Noah should preserve them in his ark.

Have a look to the next magazine to find out more about those creatures. 


viernes, 26 de febrero de 2016

The Human Body



The students of the second course of Primary have done some projects about the topic of the human body and how it works.  
The students were required to work together in small groups to learn how to improve their working skills and help their classmates.
 All of them have learnt and enjoyed the activity. The experience has been very positive and all of the students have developed interpersonal skills such as communication, conflict resolution, organisation, self- steem and self- confidence.