During two weeks we have been learning that our body is made up of tiny cells that working together in order to form tissues, organs, systems and finally organisms. We know all the systems that form our body, we have studied them, we have learned how to make our summaries and everything working in cooperative teams. We have drawn these systems on sugar paper to show them to our classmates and as our school is bilingual we have decided to join our mother tongue with english. In this way we all learn from each other.
We spend many hours together and we enjoy great moments togheter but sometimes we don’t know the partner’s hobbies very well, their preferences, where they live or what they usually do during the weekend. We have encouraged ourselves to write in english about our favourite foods , sports and activities that we do outside and inside the school. We tell our classmates about it and we will learn how to express ourselves in English. At the end we all got a big round of applause.
The ’80s, the ’20s… all the decades have been interesting for some reason. The children investigate what was done at that time, the clothes they wore, the food, the habits, the routines, the music, what they saw on TV…if there was TV at that time, of course.
Each student choose the most interesting decade to him or her. Researches and even disguises himself or herself. Then they exposes it to their classmates and we spend a good time togheter.
PECHAKUCHA is the name of a presentation format based on simplicity, efficiency, and efficacy.
Most of the time, we as spectators usually get bored because of the presentation document, the speaker way of talking or even the presentation is too long to keep attention. With PECHAKUCHA that is not possible to happen because the speaker has to limit itself to a closed format: 20 images (slides) and 20 seconds per each.
If you show your students this idea and put into practice with them, they will able to perform a presentation in a truly professional way. It also helps to empower public speaking and language skills.
Have you ever thought about the possibility of bumping into the person who wants to invest in your project inside an elevator? If the answer is yes, what would You tell her or him? This is an ELEVATOR PITCH
The Elevator Picht is a teaching method that helps children to present an idea, focussing on the essence of the idea. It is about trying to sell the project children have been working on to a business person who could invest in it. All the conversation takes place inside an elevator and the owner of the project only has 20/30 seconds to catch the investor’s attention. This way of presenting is truly useful because it learns to children how important it is focussing on the create a huge impact on the spectator in order to spread out an idea.
On this occasion, Year 5 students turned their school material into a special kind of puppets in order to create dialogues in German. Books, scissors and pencil cases came to life and chatted away happily asking each other questions about names, age and hometown…
Videotaping dialogues is possibly one of the most valuable resources in the classroom because it implies a lot of different learning processes. For this activity in particular, students (in groups of three or pairs) had to write down, practice and learn by heart their dialogues. As always, special attention was paid to pronunciation and intonation. Creativity took on the design of a set of eyes that would turn the different school items into the talkative and lively fellows you can see in the videos.
Students put time and effort into the activity to create videos they could be proud of. The aim, though, was not to attain flawless perfection. Having fun and learning was the main goal – and that was definitely achieved.
By: Lucía Rodríguez Cuenca
Our school is composed of 911 students and 52 teachers. It covers all the levels of the Spanish Educational System. The school is divided into two buildings: one of them is for pre-primary, elementary (primary), middle school and secondary (first and second grade). The other one is for the high school (secondary, third and fourth grade), A-levels and vocational education. A typical day in primary school starts at 9:00 and ends at 14:00 whereas in higher levels it usually starts at 8:05 and ends at 14:10.
There are also before and after school programmes, canteen and after-school clubs; so students have the possibility to extend their schedule in the school from 7:30 until 18:00.
During school time, our students have a really good time playing in the playgrounds and enjoying their lessons.
We are so happy to grow together, and you are always welcome to visit us!
A brief presentation of our school from our students. Enjoy it 🙂
Here is a brief introduction to our school made by four 5th grade students.