In our school, we have chosen the last Friday of this course to celebrate „Mathematics Day”. Each teacher has prepared different activities adapted to their groups to develop during the morning:
March 17, 2022 we celebrated Mathematics Day in our school.
Almost one hundred students from grades II-VIII took part in the Kangaroo International Mathematics Competition faced tasks that required cleverness, logical thinking and numeracy. Mathematical curiosities were prepared in the form of posters.
During the breaks students could build a tangram, cubes, mathematical dominoes or made building of blocks.
During the lessons, students played the multiplication table, solved problems from “Matlandia”, arranged cubes, tangrams and built models of spatial solids.
Lessons passed quickly and were interesting for students and teachers. It turns out that you can learn a lot while having fun!
8TH MARCH: "INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY"
Our 6th Primary children have participated in the activity proposed by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLMdivulga) entitled „Scientific UCLM: Past, present and future”. The students have seen a play in which several UCLM researchers play the scientists Hypatia of Alexandria, Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr and Rosalind Franklin. Then we have connected live through Microsoft Teams with the researchers with whom they have been able to chat and ask them questions.
11TH FEBRUARY: DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
Within the activities to commemorate this Day, the 6th grade students in Spain have been able to interview and chat with Ms. Gloria Rodríguez, Professor of Material Science and Engineering and Coordinator of the „Ingenious Women” Project of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. An example of dedication to Science and an inspiration for girls who want to achive their dreams.
Activities in Turkish school
"Programmers from an early age"
The pandemic has blocked our travel and meetings with teachers from other countries, but European projects in our school are still being carried out.. Despite learning online, our project „Coding is Fun!” is developing dynamically. We have just received from the publishing house freshly printed copies of the magazine „Europe for the active” – a quarterly of the beneficiaries of educational programs, and in the magazine an article about our project „Coding is Fun!”. „Programmers from an early age” is the title of the article that describes our activities in the ERASMUS + project promoting robotics, astronomy, computer science and mathematics. In addition to describing our activities, e.g. how to create a robot? Or a training visit to Belgium, the article also includes photos from our impressive exhibition of robots, spacecraft and mock-ups of the Solar System. We encourage you to read, and our students to continue to act, develop their imagination, creativity and acquire skills that will allow the world to be opened to them in the future!
"Masters of Coding" European Code Week
European Code Week –it is an initiative by which we develop creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other activities related with technology.
The main idea of the event is to promote programming by showing young people how to implement ideas with the help of code, dispelling doubts and myths surrounding these skills. Programming allows you to develop competences such as computational thinking, problem solving, creativity and teamwork which will definitely be useful for everyone.
Our students from grades 4th till 8th during ICT lessons explored the secrets of programming, created their own projects and games.
They competed between classes at programming and solving puzzles on different levels.
The best students received diplomas and our school got a certificate.
SCIENCE WEEK IN SPAIN
From 2nd to 14th November it’s celebrated the „Science Week”.
We have contributed with some activities in different classes:
– Virtual scape room about scientist women (6th Primary).
– Learning about the „Cycle of water” (Pre-Primary).
-Learning about the Spanish Association against cancer (3rd Primary).
– Interview with a scientist (6th Primary).
In 3,4 and 5 years old classes they have learned about the water cycle.
In 3rd Primary, and in collaboration with the Spanish association against cancer, they have been able to talk and learn about this terrible disease and the work than this association is doing in terms of research. The children first watched a video with the story of a dinosaur which suffered from cancer in one of its bones and learned that its greatest strength was in his pack where everyone supported and helped. Then they did some activities related to the story. Finally at home and with the help of their families they made bones with flour, salt and water. It's been an interesting activity to learn that with this desease we are not alone, with the help of medicine, doctors and research we can stop and end it.
"DINOSAURS ARRIVE AT OUR SCHOOL"
In 3rd Pre-Primary they have started a project about dinosaurs. The first STEM activity they have done is a video with dinosaurs walking through the school. The teacher has used „Google” and looking for a dinosaur name you can see it in 3D wherever you want.
"MAKING VIDEOS" IN SPAIN
Our 1st Primary teacher has made a video of a Christmas Carol with her children using the application „KINEMASTER”. You only need a green background to create the chrome.
Activities during the pandemic!
AVENTURA EN EL ESPACIO
ANOTHER WAY OF CODING
Young children are hungry to explore and understand more about the world around them.
This natural inquisitiveness is easily stimulated through their involvement in fun projects, with simple, hands-on activities which motivate children to make their own discoveries and have an active and main role in their learning process. In this case, the inductor for learning was a book that arrived at the classroom of 5-year-old children: “HERE WE ARE: notes for living on planet earth”, by Oliver Jeffers.
Through exploring the book’s cover, back cover and book guards, children gave free rein to their imaginations in an experimental process of conception involving the arts, sciences, reading and writing. By being involved in the many phases of this project the children developed their creative thinking, concept acquisition (related not only to Astronomy and Physics but also writing and literature), reading capabilities and process writing. All through this process they felt challenged, were fully engaged and above all had a lot of fun.
Soon their minds started to travel and, without knowing the story, they created their own story of the Universe…
Children from Turkish school were doing some activities connecting with our project „Coding is Fun!”. First activity- online coding learning. Students from second grade were doing simple coding examples.
Second activity- the MILKYWAY ACTIVITY
Pre school students made a miniature of MILKYWAY using recycling materials. They also learnt some information about planatarium.
In Poland schools are working online again. Children are not allowed to go to school, but still make great art work. The pandemic does not stop work of our project.
Work done by María Clemente
Here you have an investigation work done by María Clemente, 6th primary, from Spain about the Leo Constellation. You can find information about this constellation, an insteresting video, an interactive game about Astronomy and also how we will see Leo on the 19th June from all the cities in the project.
#CodeWeek in Polish School
For the first time in the eight-year history of #CodeWeek Poland not only was on the podium, but also took first place in this European competition!
It is a huge success that would not be possible without our students’ commitment!
European Coding Week is a bottom-up initiative where we celebrate creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other technology-related activities. The main idea behind the event is to promote programming by showing young people how to implement ideas with code, dispelling doubts and myths surrounding these skills. Programming also allows you to develop competences such as calculative thinking, problem solving, creativity and teamwork, which will definitely be useful to everyone. During computer science lessons, our students enthusiastically explored the secrets of programming, created their own projects and games. They competed at the class level, who would be the first to program and solve puzzles as they progress through the levels of Minecraft.
The best received diplomas. And our school got a certificate.
Congratulation to students and ICT teachers 🙂
CODING IS FUN AT HOME!!!
We are having a hard time sitting at home and doing online lessons. But working from home does not have to be boring. Lara is in 3rd grade. She lives in Ustka, Poland. She found information about the planet Saturn, wrote it in English and painted a beautiful picture.
Mateo and his sister Ana are from Almansa, Spain. They have spent the day doing activities for our project.
First they have looked for information about their favourite planets to write about them and do some pictures.
Then they have been building and playing with the robots they have made with different materials.
During this weekend at home many children from Miguel Pinilla school in Almansa have been working on the project:
– Belén, second primary, has been working about Saturn with a lovely model and an interesting poster.
– Maira, second primary, has done a model of Jupiter; and her brother Nel, second pre-primary, has done a funny robot.
Sergio, fourth primary, has done a poster about Mars; and his brother Pascual, third pre-primary has make a picture of a robot.
-Arturo, third pre-primary; and his brother, first pre-primary, have built a very big robot.
-Gabriela and Juan,fourth primary, they both have made posters about Mars.
– Iker, second primary; and his brother Airam, second pre-primary; have built fantastic robots.
-Jorge, second primary, has done a lovely picture of the Solar System
-Daniela, Sofía and Aday, pre-primary, have made different robots. Nice!!!