Parlem de qualitat?

Last Decembres, Meritxell Balcells, the school headmistress, took part in the seminar about innovation and quality in education, Parlem de qualitat? organized by Fundación Henry Dunant. Mr. Jos.e Antonio Marina, philosopher, or Dr. Joan Mateo, Secretary of Educative Politics and  President of Consell Superior d’Avaluació del Sistema Educatiu del Departament d’Educació, among others, also participated in the event.

The aim of the meeting was questioning whether, sometimes, below the umbrella of innovation, the quality in education is forgotten.

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Family-school “Storytyme”

Paulina Vargas, Max’s mum (from P4A) and writer, came to our school to tell the P4 children the story “Mila la sirena”.

After that, they did a workshop related to the feelings and emotions that had already appeared in the story and children had to make a picture to express something that made them feel special.

Then, they also participated in an art and craft activity making a beautiful picture all together: “the starfish”, the main character of the story.

We really appreciate her collaboration. It was a great experience.

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Santa Cecilia

Last week the P3, P4 and P5 children celebrated “Santa Cecilia” enjoying different musical activities.

-They felt the qualities of the sound through the corporal expression and musical auditions.

-They improvised, imitated rythms and followed the beat of a musical audition, with different percussion instruments.

-They worked on a musical audition and showed their feelings by doing an art activity.

On Wednesday afternoon they attended a concert performed by Dafne Tamburrino (2nd Batx) who played the piano and by Miss Helen who played traditional songs with the flute and the Spanish guitar. They observed string and wind instruments and they could also work on their musical voices and ears.

We loved participating in so many different musical activities!

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Rocks and minerals

Last week taking advantage of the fact that we were studying rocks and minerals in the subject social studies, some of the students of 5th primary B brought various rocks and minerals which they had in their own houses to school. They showed them to their classmates and all of the students studied the rocks and minerals properties (colour, brilliance, light fracturation etc). It was a fun activity and the students found it interesting and enjoyable.

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Excursion to the factory Cacaolat

On Tuesday the 21st November the students of 5th primary went on an excursion to the factory which makes “Cacaolet” (a chocolate milk drink) which is in Barcelona, the only one of its kind in Spain. In the establishment we were given a guided tour telling us the history of the place, about the process of extracting the cocoa and the making of the product. We also did some activities of discovery about the smell and texture of cocoa and we could enjoy seeing industrial production first hand. Also we enjoyed tasting the Cacaolet produced in the factory. The excursion was a good experience and it showed the students how an industrial process is made in to a final product.      

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Last week Nacho Santos’s parents (P5-A) came to our school to do different activities related to their jobs.

The P5 A and B children went to the Biology’s laboratory and Nacho’s mum taught us characteristics from different body human cells. We could also observe some cells with the microscope.

Nacho’s dad, who is a doctor, explained to us what his job is about. He brought his stethoscope and let us hear our heart beats.

It was an amazing experience!

Thank you Santos Semidey family for your collaboration!

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The scientist Quimet and his helpers

This week Quimet the scientist and his helpers have come to visit us!

First, they challenged us. We had to think, make hypothesis, comparisons and find solutions.

The P3 children worked on flotation and discovered that some objects float in the water and other sink depending on the material they are made of and its weigh.

The P4 pupils worked on the different qualities of hot and cold air. First, they took one empty bottle and they covered it with a balloon on the top. Then, they observed what happened to the balloon when they put the bottle in two different bowls: one full of cold water and the other full of hot water.

The P5 kids worked on propulsion of different objects using different shaped and  sized  balloons.

It was a great experience. We learned a lot from them. Thank you for your visit.

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