The students of 5th primary went on an excursion to Cornella. We visited the Museum of Mathematics in Catalonia (MMACA). This museum is in the park of Can Mercader.
We did two activities:
In a place inside the museum we enjoyed ourselves doing maths with our hands, and although it doesn’t look like it you can play with maths.
The other activity we did was construct Leonardo Da Vinci’s Dome. It seemed strange what we could make with some wooden sticks, it was like magic, when we had finshed building it everyone could go inside.
We very much enjoyed doing maths with our hands.
On Tuesday the 6th February we went to the factory of Idilia Foods where we watched how “Cola Cao” was produced. We discovered what the ingredients were and watched the full manufacturing process, we were also shown all the types of “Cola Cao” that there are. At the end, for our breaktime snack we tried some of the products chocolate, biscuits and chocolate milkshakes. It was great.
In 2nd primary we are learning about ancient Egypt. Thanks to the investigations in our cooperative groups, authentic materials brought in by the students’ families, plus a visit to the Egyptian museum we have been able to learn and enjoy studying this mysterious civilisation. We have enjoyed explaining and sharing what we have learnt.
The final project for the 1st term for 5th primary has been centered around eagles and birds of prey. During the final days of the term the students were investigating and solving their curiosities on this theme. The result of all this work, from the organised groups in the project, is a scientific magazine focused in the study of this category of birds.
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.
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!
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.