Activities during the pandemic!
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!!!