Monday, 30 November 2015

Silly sentences

Students usually hate metalanguage, so it's hard to explain some things for them. When we teach / learn a new language it is important to see the difference between words. Some of them are verbs, and some of them are not.
As kids naturally create sentences in their L1, knowing nothing about the metalanguage, it is difficult to explain to them how to create a sentence correctly.
Silly sentences seem to be a great idea and a lot of fun and laughter.
children get cards with different parts of a sentence. They have to create correct sentences. For the teacher; the process itself is the most important aspect of the game. Kids love it because they come up with amazingly funny ideas which also make them remember new vocabulary and word order.
You can buy a set or prepare it with students too.

Each card given equals 2 points. The longer the sentence, the more points a team gets. Here, of course, everyone is the winner! 

Simplicity is the key

One of the most favourite games for my students is 'Countries, cities...'. We define categories: Countries, Cities, Plants, Animals, Names and Things. And create a table.

Every student prepares one table. When they're ready one student mutely recites the alphabet and someone says 'STOP'. They get one letter, eg. C.

They start writing down the names of countries, cities, ... that start with the letter C.

For example:

Czech Republic / Cairo / Cauliflower / Cat / Caroline / Car

The first person to finish counts down form 10 to 0, so that the others can still finish.

Then they check:

If somebody else wrote Czech Republic - they get 5 points. If they had different countries they get 10 points each. If no one in the group had a country, then the only person who has it gets 1 points (others 0). Then we sum up the points.

After a few rounds we have a winner.

All in all, sometimes it's enough to have a sheet of paper and a pen to spend a nice time together and learn something new.



The" Cours Préparatoire "aged 6.
Pupils answered maths challenges. 

In return for their good answers, they received a chocolate piece and, when they had 10 pieces they wan chocolate bar.

Thanks to this bar they could enter a magic room where they had the surprise to eat chocolate in the fountain.

Sunday, 29 November 2015



"The grandes sections" aged 5.
Children cooked 400 chocolates for all the pupils of our school.

They used the three different chocolates (black, white and milk chocolate) to make truffles, "roses des sables" and "mendiants".

Saturday, 28 November 2015



The "moyennes sections" aged 4.
Like Lucy did in Swansea ;

Building Semantic Fields

In Spanish Language, Year 6 pupils put into practice their knowledge about word families and Semantic fields with LEGO StoryStarter set. In groups, they have built their own semantic fields: the supermarket, the police station, the zoo, the house...
Here you have some pictures of the process and the result:

By Marisa Moro

Friday, 27 November 2015


Following our visit in Wales, we organized a "chocolate day" in all classes.
We worked in a carousel way like we could see in Swansea.
Every day, we will post an article to show you and to share with you our work.


The" petites sections" aged 3.
Using the story " the 3 little pigs", pupils realized a pig's head to devour .
And, at the same time, in visual art, they created a pig's head made of powder 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Yesterday, our school took part in an event held on the school's neighborhood to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to different forms of violence.  The symbol was a red shoe.
Unfortunately, so far this year, 48 women have died due to domestic violence in Spain.

This event was organised by the neighborhood association ZOES ( Thanks to them for all their work to prepare it.
 Here you have some photos of the wonderful event we took part in.

Generation €uro Students' Award

A group of our High School students are taking part in a competition organized by the European Central Bank (ECB).

' The Generation €uno Students’ Award (G€SA) is an annual competition which aims to help secondary school students understand monetary policy and how it relates to the economy as a whole. They will gain an insight into the role of a central bank by learning about the function of monetary policy instruments, in particular interest rate decisions, and by using some of the data available to the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). The competition should also raise students’ awareness of the Eurosystem and deepen their knowledge of the world of finance.'
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Javier Jiménez, our Economy teacher, is organizing this group of students that consists of Elisa De Santiago, María García, Raquel Shulan González, José Ramos y Álvaro Vicente. They have passed to round 2 of the competition. Congratulations!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

The botanical garden's visit

The visit of the botanical garden was a great moment of discovery thanks to the welcome of the organizers who succeeded in capturing the interest of our very young pupils. 

Children tasted nasturtiums, they smelt leaves with a pineapple smell.
They watched oranges used by the indians to make their war 's painting.
They collected kiwis.
They observed seeds in cotton.
It was a very rich experience because this visit awoke the 5 senses of the children.