Archivo de enero 2012
We talked about birthdays in class and then had a special snack together with ECU2 where Rodrigo blew his candle and had a lovely cake.
Happy Birthday Rodrigo and Alexia!!
Year 10 have been using the Graphical Calculators and the Interactive Whiteboard to explore and explain quadratic equations. They have found algebraic solutions to equations as well as graphical and compared their findings. They have been using the graphical calculators to find the roots of the equations and using them to check their factorizing of equations. They were actively engaged in using the technology to advance their mathematical knowledge, an excellent week.
Last week we started a new unit of study based on Stephen Berkoff’s theatrical adaptation of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece Metamorphosis.
In the photos we can see how the girls have started exploring the theme of transforming into an insect, the main character’s predicament.
This work will lead us into exploring the key facets of Berkoff’s Total Theatre, where the actor’s physicality is essential to the portrayal of the characters and the atmosphere of the play.
Well done girls, great work so far!
This week Year 3 have had the fantastic opportunity to prepare and present a wonderful assembly on Ancient Egyptians to finish our topic. The children have all worked very hard to learn their lines, made some wonderful props and with help from our lovely parents, dressed in lovely costumes. I hope you enjoy these photos.
This week we have started to learn about describing imaginary worlds in literacy (English). Below you can see a wonderful effort made by Ricky in year 4. Children have also been learning about Henry VIII and his 6 sorry wives… some might say he ruined their lives!
Imaginary world by Ricky
The snow in Narnia is white and soft like a cloud. I can see a tall lamp post, which is as dark as a black hole in space. I can hear the powerful wind in my ears like a tornado. I smell the freezing wonderland against my face. The snowflakes taste like magical water. I´m in a marvellous land, somewhere I have never been before. I am feeling nervous about this. Is this worse than when the Titanic sank?
(Mr Padden and Mr Alzuria)
La pel•lícula catalana Pa negre ens va sorprendre fa uns dies quan va ser seleccionada per al premi a la millor pel•lícula de parla no anglesa de l’Acadèmia de Cinema de Hollywood. La pel•lícula, dirigida per Agustí Villaronga, ha guanyat nou premis Goya, incloent el de millor pel•lícula i el del millor director. Tot i que finalment no ha estat seleccionada, val la pena veure-la per conèixer la realitat històrica de la postguerra espanyola. Si el passat divendres no vau poder veure-la per TV3, la mateixa emisora ens permet tornar-ne a gaudir-ne. Mireu-la en aquest link. Per un temps limitat. Espero que us agradi!
We had a lovely day celebrating Sander’s birthday and enjoyed some delicious cake! See how much fun we had!
(Louise Zwanepoel- TY)
Year 2 have been creating hand puppets based on the designs they drew over the Christmas holidays. They have been threading, stitching, cutting and gluing to create these wonderful colourful puppets. The finished puppets will be in a blog to follow. Enjoy!
During the Autumn Term students enjoyed our Outdoor Education experience in Llieda. During the two weekends the students participated in Rafting, Canyoning, Horse Riding, Team Games, Swimming and enjoyed Fun and Activities in the evening. They were great team building events and although we couldn’t photograph much, because of the nature of the activities, this video of pictures gives you an idea of the fun we had.
Students in year 8 presented their assembly about communication. Making the audience think about how we communicate through our body language, use of technology and verbally. They presented four plays about: a child who nobody listens to; a new pupil who can’t communicate with classmates; communicating in class; and using technology to communicate. The whole play was linked together by a visiting alien who was learning about the topic. Well done year 8 for their efforts.