Thursday, 31 March 2016


On Tuesday 22 march, all the pupils of our School from 3 to 11 years old went to the Church next to our School for a celebration.
All together, we heard poems, a text from the bible and we sang songs.
In the choir, stood a bare tree, and, over time, children brought leaves, fruit and flowers to give a new birth to this tree, like Jesus after Easter alive among us.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Erasmus corner with Salamanca posts

Primary students of G.Rodari School gather information about Salamanca.
Thanks friends
 for your poster with photos and drawings.

Have you received ours?

Playing and learning about Symmetry

The students of Class 2 learnt by doing the concept of symmetry.
This activity with lego bricks help children learn this concept .

Symmetry is when one shape becomes exactly like another if you flip, slide or turn it.
 The simplest type of Symmetry is "Reflection" (or "Mirror") Symmetry, as shown in the following pictures.

Next steps will be Rotational Symmetry and Point Symmetry.
This educational lego lab provides children with valuable practise and reinforce learning in a fun way either on their own  or in pairs.

Their teacher Silvia is astonished about the results: "All  the children were completely involved, they worked with pleasure and they learnt practically.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Pupils in Ynystawe School Learning about Salamanca

Our Year 6 pupils and Maide created some posters about Salamanca and our School to keep in touch with the pupils in the other 5 schools. As I went to Ynystawe Primary School for the KA1, I took one of the posters with me.

I worked with a group of pupils from Year 5 and 6 there at Ynystawe. I showed them the poster and some leaflets from Salamanca so that they know a bit more about it.

They were researching with their Ipads and the leflets to find the answers to these questions:

They also found out many other things for example that in Salamanca there aren't many big parks but that there are a lot of pools and historical buildings.

They were having a look at the city with Google maps, street view.


Then, I asked them to make a similar poster about their school and their city so that I can take it back to Spain. We will show you the result when I take it to Salamanca!

Here you have the link to the post which shows another poster in Italy.

And the link to the post where you can see the poster on the Erasmus + Corner in Ynystawe School:

Friday, 25 March 2016


This year my students discover prehistory. I and my trainee teacher after the general introduction started with dinosaurs. We decided to intruduce the topic with a video and a power point. Then we created a map and finally we proposed to the children to work in groups.

 Each group had a topic of research (brontosaurus, pterodactyl,..). After have found the informations they created a little book that collects all the research of the groups. They used that book to study and prepare the oral exposition about the dinosaurs.

The second part of the project is about learn the names of body parts of dinosaurs. We proposed a game: after have shown the part of dinosaurs using a poster, we hung on the blackboard the poster and we put some flashcards representing the parts of the body on the teacher desk. 
The children were divided in two groups, we call one child for group and then we tell the name of a body part. The players had to look for the right part and put it on the poster.

 Afetr that, to strengthen the knowledges we propose other games: telephone without threads and guess the dino, recompose the words, a game of spelling and guess the dino (like the game "guess who" but using the characteristics of dinosaurs.

The study will continue with the Quaternary age when it appeared prehistoric man.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Happy Easter

Discovering other cultures and traditions.
Easter  is an occasion to understand its religious meaning  and its symbols." Ex ovo omnia",said the ancient Romans.  Meanwhile  the Easter bunny is the symbol of new life for the Anglosaxons.An Easter egg hunt in the school garden,why not?
The children had a lot of fun!
And the same activity in another of our partners'country. 

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Children, Parents and Grandparents.

Last tuesday we held an open doors day in our school. In the photos you can see  YEAR 2 children,  together with their parents and grandparents. They are using BUILD TO EXPRESS. 

The proposal is simple: children are building their favorite moments from school.Their parents and grandparents can help them. The result was very nice: two hours later, they still did not want to leave.

As I keep telling you, it is really beautiful to see parents and grandparents engaged in activities with their children. It really enriches the teaching-learning process and it is a source of enjoyment for all.

Traditional Games

San Jose, apart from being Father's Day in Spain, is also the feast of our school. For that reason, special activities took place during last friday morning.
 We had performances:

and many parents collaborated to organize traditional games:

It's great to see parents involved in school activities and working with their children.