Monday, 20 February 2017

Learning multiplication and division through LEGO

Our pupils in year two getting to know the multiplication and divsion. At the first lessons we used a lot of examples and exercises with LEGO. So they understood the new kind of operation with numbers very quickly.

Multiplication:
We counted the bricks and the number of pimples of one brick - and multiplicated. So we knew the number of all pimples.


Addition and mulitplication 

Division:

To understand the splitting with the division we splitted some numbers of Lego Bricks. The children should imagine to shaie their 20 bricks with 1 friend, 3 friends ... Afterwards we build the division task.







Project week "The little prince" at Erich Kästner School in Gera

Today we started our big project week about the book "The little prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The whole school is working at this project for one week.

Every class is creating a different media belonging to the book, e.g. a movie with Lego/Playmobile, a Comic, a PowerPoint, rod dolls, a radioplay .... Here you can see some of our first steps:

At first - read out the story without in a short version, without showing any pictures.
Afterwards we gave them just an outline of a boy and the children draw "the little prince" out of their mind. So a picuture of the main figure arised in their heads.


Of course some of them already knew the book or the movie.

On class decided to work with the "Lego Movie" maker. So today the wrote a storyboard, built scenery and started with the first recordings.





Friday, 17 February 2017

St George and the Dragon Story

Class 4A has given a warm welcome to the job shadowing French teachers.
The lesson plan chosen for the job shadowing  is a comprehension activity about the traditional story of St George and the Dragon.
The aims pursued are the following: to encourage pupils to use English creatively, to practise simple present tense verb form at third person, to learn new words, to retell a story through images, to practise reading, to discover something about the British legendary tradition. In addition, to give an example of a superman who was fighting against the dangerous creatures and getting back peace, which could contribute to the explorations of children's own life and world in the future.
In this lesson, children have watched the story of St George and the Dragon and played  a wordsearch about the main characters and elements. They have represented the context and some scenes of the story by legos.
The teacher has given each pupil a copy of the story page and read it aloud by going round the classroom while pupils were listening, asking some of them to repeat the sentences for the rest of the class and checking their understanding by asking comprehension questions. She has divided students into seven different small groups and assigned each group one part of the story. Each student in the group has tried to read their part of the story and each group has drawed a picture to represent it. Using only their illustrations, one picture per each group, they have practised their speaking skills by retelling the story in the correct sequence of images.
At the end of the activity the students have stuck the pictures and the sentences in the correct order to make a poster and reread them aloud in a semicircle.













































Thursday, 16 February 2017

First Lego League Salamanca


Every year, FIRST® LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.
Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least two adult coaches, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners.

FIRST LEGO League challenges kids in over 80 countries to think like scientists and engineers.  During the ANIMAL ALLIES season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project.  They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.  Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.


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On Saturday, February 25, one of the qualifying tournaments is held in Salamanca:


The stage for the tournament is a very emblematic building of our city:
 HOSPEDERÍA ARZOBISPO FONSECA.

Resultado de imagen de hospederia arzobispo fonseca salamanca

Our school, SANTÍSIMA TRINIDAD  will be represented in the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JUNIOR. 
Here is a picture or our team. We feel really proud. 




Sunday, 12 February 2017

Spain's Politics and Culture


Fifth grade students have been working the politics and culture of Spain:


We would like to share with you  our work.











by María Tavera.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

LEGO and music



We created pictures of guitars because we really love playing the guitar and we play all the time:)

Lego and axis of symmetry

In this class we learned about axis of symmetry. LEGO makes it easy to understand and learn.
We worked in pairs and made exercises for each other. Some of us made verry interesting pictures to create mirror images. It was fun to do :)