Last Tuesday the children of 1st primary went on an excursion to The Museum of Catalan History to learn how transport has evolved throughout history. They discovered how prehistoric man and woman walked, how boats, trains and the car came in to being, and they watched a vintage film showing footage of the first tram in Barcelona.
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.
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.
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!
The children of infant and primary education have celebrated the festival of “Castañada”. Maria Castañera came to visit to give the children roasted chestnuts. In the afternoon the smaller children celebrated Halloween with their English teachers, reciting poetry, singing and dancing in their Halloween masks that they had made. The primary course had different activities and games to enjoy. Everyone enjoyed the festivals and traditions eating roasted chestnuts, “panellets” (a small cake made with ground almonds and pine nuts) and sweet potatoes.
The children of second primary went on a type of obstacle course for their senses.In the morning smelling different aromatic plants, tasting Autumn fruits, listening to the sounds of nature, touching various textures and of course observing their surroundings.In the afternoon with everything they had been shown and collected they made “The Chest of Senses”.
On Monday 16th October the children of 6th Primary went on an excursion to La Granja in Santa Maria de Palautodera. After breakfast and playing for a short while they started their activities, each group had three tasks of cohesion to complete, during these tasks they realised the importance of good communication, learning how to listen and how to transmit their ideas.
Although they weren’t always succesful on their first attempts they didn’t give in, and with the participation of everybody and helping one another they managed to succeed. When they had finished their activities it was lunch time and after eating they had a short time to play and investigate the forest.
It was a very full day and lots of fun.