Saturday, 28 February 2015

Playmo setting about Carnival

It’s Carnival in Italy!
The most famous carnivals of Italy are those held in Venice and Viareggio.
The carnival in Venice was first recorded in 1268.

Masks have always been a central feature of the Venetian carnival; traditionally people were allowed to wear them till midnight of Shrove Tuesday.
The Carnival of Viareggio is one of the most famous in Italy: it lasts a month with night and day celebrations, floats, parades, district celebrations, masked dances and other shows.

In Milan the Carnival lasts four more days, ending on the Saturday after Ash Wednesday, because of the Ambrosian rite; it is thus referred to as Carnevale Ambrosiano ("Ambrosian Carnival").

Children dress up and take part to parades with confetti and colored paper stripes.
Our  setting about Carnival parade

Each student chose playmo characters

 and create with them Carnival settings

They have to create a description of their setting :
·         a simple on in English ( character clothes and physical...)
·         a fantasy story about Carnival party with friends or street parade in their mother tongue


Let’s investigate fungi!!

4th Grade Primary children enjoyed investigating with their magnifying glasses the structure of mushrooms and mould. They are used to see them in their daily life but not in such detail! 




Nutrition four system

4th Grade children have explained the four systems of human nutrition with posters and different materials such as foamy, cloths, tissue paper, etc. They enjoyed working together and making a presentation of the final works to their partners.

Digestive System

Food and Nutrients

Excretory System


Friday, 27 February 2015

Useful Ipad App for kids

Miximal and Drawnimal are two apps available on App Store. I have used Drawninal this week with Year 1 pupils and they loved it. Apart from drawing, we were playing to guess the animal and they were miming the funny sounds that the app includes. These apps could be used for Science as well.  Here you have some examples of their great pictures.


El punto de vista de LEGO Education sobre el aprendizaje

The LEGO Education approach to learning

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Playmobil and learning English

Each student chose a character and described it:

- personal pronoun
- physical description
- add an object (e.g.  a bag...)
- like/dislike
- add more sentences about what they are able to write...

Creative Trojan Horses

We have worked about Iliad and the Trojan war .
The students liked all the activities a lot.
The students in primary school know the main events of this wonderful poem: they liked reading about heroes and their actions .
Moreover, they liked  Odysseus’ idea of the wooden horse a lot.

These are the results of their creativity with different materials: well done guys!

The horse made from Lego bricks 

The horse made from Duplo bricks 

 The wooden horse made from kite sticks 

The soft horse made from clothes and wool 

The horse made from paper 

The recycling horse made from plastic bottles and taps 

With lego warriors in it!!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Performing "The Giving Tree" with Playmobil toys

'Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy.'

So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

A perfect storybook to be performed by Primary students employing Playmobil toys. And this is all you need. 

Building The Giving Tree with LEGO bricks might also be good idea.