Cangur 2018

 

Since 1996, the Mathematical Kangaroo test (also known as International Mathematical Kangaroo or Kangourou sans frontières), has been held in Catalonia. It is an international mathematical competition driven by the international association Le Kangourou sans Frontières and it is organized in over 70 countries around the world. Here, it is led by the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques (SCM) with the will of encouraging and motivating a large majority of students.

This year it will be held on 15 March (always on the third Thursday of March) and our school will be one of the hosts, which means that students of other schools will come to ours in order to compete in this international test. The first edition in Catalonia was held in 1996 with 1,000 students and 100 schools, but this year over 100,000 catalans students have been enrolled.

 



 

Students from 5th primary schooling to 2nd baccalaureate can take part in it. This competition is an individual multiple choice test and the questions are based more on reasoning and ingenuity rather than specific mathematical knowledge. Students have to answer 20 or 30 close-ended questions (according to the course) and with three different difficulty levels.

Last year, 17 of our students were in the best 10% of Catalonia. A special mention should be given to Hao Zhou (he was a student of 3rd ESO), because he was in the best 0.1%.





Students in the best 10% of Catalonia Hao Zhou, in the best 0.1% of Catalonia

 

 

Good luck to all participants this year!

 

Museum of Mathematics

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.

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Visit to Factory Cola Cao

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.

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Investigations in 2nd primary

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.

 

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Scientific magazine 5th

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. 

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http://www.colegiosil.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/AUS_RAPINYAIRES.pdf

 

 

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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