Saturday, 27 January 2018

Perimeter and Area with Legos

Students of class 5, working in small groups, have drawn and built with the use of Legos some basic shapes, as squares and rectangles, and then they have begun to combine these basic shapes together to create more complex figures.

They have started measuring the perimeter. They  have isolated before the perimeter drawing the outline of the shapes on the paper and then they have counted the units around the space of the Lego polygons built. They have also multiplied the units of one side by 4 to calculate the perimeter of lego squares and the units of the 2 different sides by 2 to find the perimeter in the rectangles.

The students have constructed different shapes within a given outline using Legos to understand that a closed figure or a space covers area and they can find it using the square units.

Student have measured the area of the Lego shapes built in different ways: counting the circles on top of the lego blocks, adding up all the square units within the space of the Lego shapes, multiplying the lenght by the width of the outlines. To measure the complex Lego shapes pupils have broken the figure up into smaller other shapes (squares and rectangles) and they have calculate the total area adding up the single areas. They were able to write multiplication sentences about the measurements found.

In this activity students could better visualize the sense of perimeter and area, share the different strategies used, reinforcing perimeter and area skills.

They have also practised perimeter and area, having a lot of fun, in the Area Dice Game taken from .



Friday, 19 January 2018

FLL: The Robot Game

Our First Lego League and First Lego League teams are working hard to get ready for the Hydrodynamics challenge that will take place in Salamanca in February...

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Irish leprechauns in our school

The children listened to the story of the leprechaun, who has hidden his pot of gold behind the rainbow. The teacher showed pictures to the children. We listened to a song about the story. Each child could make his own leprechaun and they've made a profile about him. Then they told about their leprechaun. They learned about Ireland an filled in some facts at home.
The played a story about finding the gold because Emerald had lost his pot of gold. To say Thank you to all the nice and helpful leprechauns Emerald invited them to his St. Patricks celebration party. The children made lots of decoration stuff and Emerald gave some gold out of his pot.
The children enjoyed and learned a lot about Ireland and the traditions.
I hope it's a good idea for you to celebrate St. Patricks Day on the 17th of March.
Silvia Hoffmann

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Maths Club

Fourth grade students learn how to build solids that meet certain conditions. They try, analyse different solutions, draw conclusions and generalize - all this with Lego blocks during maths club activities.

by Ewa Zielińska

Monday, 15 January 2018


Learning fractions can be sweet and funny. Fourth grade students are doing simple calculations with fractions using chocolate squares and then Lego blocks.

By Ewa Zielińska

The Art of Cooking

Students in our school love cooking. We have cooking clubs and cooking lessons but once in a while we visit professionals to show us "the real work". Christmas is good time to do so. We went to "Zmokła Kura" to learn how to make peanutbutter and orange cookies. The rusults were delicious:)

Story telling

Our frirstgraders have reading classes every second week. We read and work with different books from Disney ones to serious legends.
After "Finding Nemo" we made an aquarium and "The Legend of Loch Ness Monster" was an inspiration to make monsters.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

From Least to Greatest

Today we have made a very fun game in math class, in second grade.
First, in pairs, we have measured our partner.

Second, we have written down on a paper the centimetres that we exceed one metre, for example, if you are 1 metre and 25 centimetres tall, you write down 25 on a piece of paper. 

Third, we have used the numbers written on the papers to order ourselves from "least to highest". .

Fourth, we have reflected on the result: 
the numbers were well ordered, however, we were not properly ordered by height. Surely we have not measured our partners well.