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Universal Literature – Pizza Report

Hello everyone,

Over the last few weeks the students in Universal Literature have been reading a book of their choice and then after they had all finished they were asked to make a ‘pizza report’ on their book. The activity was to help improve reading and writing, and also to see how well they really understood the book. It was a very creative way of doing this tho, as they had to decorate the outside of the box and then on each pizza slice was a different heading that they had to write information on. Some of the headings were ‘plot’, ‘book rating’, ‘author’, ‘genre’, and then finally a reflection.

The end result was amazing and the pizzas transformed from white boxes into lovey creative and bright pizza reports! I think they really enjoyed doing this activity also!

Here are some of the finished works:

pizzpipi

Autism Awareness

So over the last few weeks 1st Batx have been reading a book called ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ which is all about an autistic boy called Christopher, who ’s dog is killed and he sets out to find the killer. On his journey he has to overcome some obstacles which you face when you have autism for example, talking to strangers.

When we finished the book we did an activity which involved learning more about the characteristics of an autistic person and really getting to understand them. We learned about 10 characteristics and later the class was divided into groups and they wrote a text together where they elaborated more on each characteristic and put it all into one text.

When they had their final version of the text, they then had to put that onto a poster and come up with a creative and fitting title, and design and decorate their poster. The end result was amazing they really worked hard and were so creative! I think this activity was very useful, first of all because they were so interested and genuienly wanted to learn more and secondly for the reason that its a very relevant topic and a very important topic to have knowledge about in their life.

Below are some pictures of the poster making process, the finished posters are incredible! Well done everyone :)

English Day!

Hello everyone,

So last Tuesday was English Day, and Primary 5 went to the sports centre  along with some students from 4th ESO who were the monitors (I will explain more about that later) for a day full of activities and games where you learn and revise vocabulary through English. Some of the games included ‘Bingo Food’ where the name of a food was called out and students had to cross the food off if they had it on their bingo card. Another included ‘Get Dressed’ where students were given a few items of clothing to remember and had to run to the clothes pile and put on the clothes that they were told. Finally, one of the favourites of the students was the dance called ‘I Like You’, where they had to sing the song and remember the dance moves.

With regards to the monitors, some students from 4th ESO came along to English Day to supervise the games and help the students with the vocab and make sure that everything ran smoothly. I cant begin to tell you how amazing they were. We had practised and revised all the vocab the previous week together and they were perfect!! I think that they enjoyed the day too ad after they received a certificate of achievement for helping out on the day! Well done to everyone :)

Here are some photos from our lovely day out.. Enjoy!!

Hello All,

Its been a while since I have posted last I’m so sorry! Between 4th ESO going to London, Global exams and Easter break its been a crazy few weeks. So let me tell you what’s been happening..

Over the Easter break I decided to see some of the lovely places this city has to offer. I visited The Sagrada Familia, Tibidabo, Monjuic and Barceloneta beach. I will attach some photos so you can take a look!

Also, with 3rd ESO we watched a film a few weeks ago called Bend it like Beckham, which is about a girl who loves football but because of her religion is unable to do what she loves. The film touches on topics such as culture, religion, and sexism which we discussed in class and after they got into groups and made a poster talking about what they understood and their opinions on these important topics. I was really happy with the work they did as they put a lot of effort into them and the posters turned out great! Keep up the great work everyone :) Here are just some of the posters they did.

A poster done by Vicky and Marta

A poster done by Adria, Alejandro and Eric

I will keep you all updated again soon.

Ciao for now :)

Holly

Welome to my classroom!!

Hello everyone,

Sorry I haven’t posted anything on here for a while but we have been so busy in class! Anyway I want to share some photos with you all of my classroom. Over the last few weeks with 3rd and 4th ESO we have been doing some projects on Ireland vs Spain and the differences and as you will see from the photos they are amazing and have put so much effort into the posters! They have taught me so much about the Spanish culture too. As well as the posters I decided to decorate my classroom with lots of bright colours, pictures and positive quotes and last but not least a reading corner too! So as promised here are some photos. Hope you enjoy and I will update you all again on our progress soon. :)

Hello!!

Hey everybody, my name is Holly and I’m from Tipperary in the south west of Ireland! As part of my University degree I was offered the chance to come to Escola Turbula to be a language assistant. So this year I am the language assistant for the ESO and Batxillerat students. I have met the majority of them already and they are so friendly and really enthusiastic students who all have a very good level of English. The school is wonderful and all the students and staff have made me feel so welcome. I am really looking forward to the next few months here, and also I want to say a huge thanks to Anna Corredera who has helped us so much with everything over the last few weeks! Anyway keep an eye out in the coming weeks for my next few posts. That’s all for now,

Holly :)