May :)

Hi everyone,

Hope you’ve all had a lovely sunny weekend. The weather was absolutely beautiful and myself, Judy and Holly took full adavantage of last weekend and soaked up the sun. We also visited Castillo de Montjuich which is very close to our apartment we took a lovely hike up to enjoy the spectacular views of Barcelona and also learn about the history of the castle and the Spanish civil war.

This week in English class with priamry 2B we played lots of English speaking games about different illnesses.We made a large group in class after we finished some exercises in our English pupils book. The game was called “Chinese Whispers” a very useful game ensuring the student to listen and concentrate on what words are being whispered and also improves their pronunciation. The weather drew us outside to complete these games and the students much enjoyed it. They  participated well and encouraged each other along the way. A little sun always helps!

In primary 4C English class we practiced and revised our units and topics done within the last two terms of school. Each student practicing their vocab and their pronunciation. Asking each other questions also in small groups giving each student the ability to practice and improve their English speaking skills using flashcards and also vocab from their pupils book.

That’s all for now everyone, I will keep you posted as  we have exciting projects happening in Primary.

Have another lovely sunny weekend :)

Hasta Luago

Laura x

09

05 2017

Welcome back!!

Hello!! Welcome back to our final school term, I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing Easter. This is the final school term so it will be a busy and fast one sadly.. I can’t believe how fast my time here at Turbula has gone! Last week and this week we were especially busy in the primary area. We celebrated Sant Jordi with fun art’s and craft’s activities provided by the parent’s association last Thursday and Friday evening. We created dragons from clothes pegs and coloured green paper. The students really enjoyed these activities and there was a great exciting atmosphere! The students explained to me the story and tradition of Sant Jordi as I have not heard of this fairytale before! And on Sunday I attended the festivities along Las Ramblas

On Tuesday this week we were busy in English with Primary 2B as we read and acted out a Tiger Tale story about going to the doctors. The students are currently learning about different types of sicknesses example. Flu, Tummy ache… etc. The students are tested each day on flashcards where they explain the different types of sickness. Testing their knowledge and speech in English. Here are some photos of the students working in groups understanding the story and then presenting it to the rest of the class!

Also this week in Art class with primary 6A&B we learned about Monet’s famous painting of Waterlilies! We watched a short video on how to master the techniques to cope the painting as much as possible to the replica of Monet’s. The class was relaxing and all the students really enjoyed the class not to mention they all excelled excellently in achieving great replicas of Monet’s Waterlilies. Here are some photos enjoy!

Have a lovely long weekend!

Laura x

26

04 2017

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

Sant Jordi celebrations.

Hello everybody,

Last week we prepared for Sant Jordi’s Day with lots of art and craft work in all the classes. On Friday,a puppet show came to the Preschool to tell us the tale of Sant Jordi. It was very fun and after we learned vocabulary such as dragon, rose, princess and castle. The students sang lovely songs and really enjoyed the great show.

Since last week, the P3 and P4 classes have started learning “Transport” vocabulary. With the help of Captain Jack (the talking parrot puppet), I read the students a story about transport. Then I show them flashcards with the words and afterwards we play a matching game. When the students match a pair to make a picture of a car or bus for example, they then draw and colour it.The older P5 classes are starting to learn about the Universe and Solar system so we are learning through songs and videos. YouTube Preview Image

Here is a video to help us learn!

Enjoy, keep up the great learning everybody.

Judy :)

26

04 2017

Happy Easter!!

Hi everyone!

Sorry I havent been updating my blog in the last two weeks, I went back to Ireland for a few days to see my friends and family!

Before I left we had a busy week! On Friday 24th of March I attended an excursion with Primary1. This was an all English speaking excursion. The excursion we went on was to Joan Miro´s art gallery near Monjuic!  The gallery was amazing and the art was very interesting and suitable for the students. The students were all excited as they recognized art work they had been studying over the past four weeks. We were accompanied by an English speaking tour guide who helped the kids understand the paintings in English to the best of their knowledge. The students were able to identify shapes, objects and colours in the paintings and sculptures. The students embraced the English language to the best of their ability and it was truly a fantastic trip.

Also in English class with 6AandB we played a new colour co-ordinated memory game. The aim of this game was to help the students remember the important verbs in Spanish and English. They would have these verbs wrote out on small pieces of coloured card. They would then match each verb in English to Spanish. They worked in groups to motivate and encourage everyone to participate and learn. Again this is all about familiarizing the students with the English verbs they know and encourage them to use them in their speech. It is more like a memory game! The Primary6 students adapted to the game very well and had fun doing so! Remember verbs are fun not boring :) here are some pictures of them in full verb mode!

Finally, this week in Primary1 myself and Ester worked on explaining the plant to the students. The students had great knowledge of the English words relating to the plant, which was a big achievement. We worked on creating our own plants through arts and crafts all the while I went around the class quizzing the kids on parts of the plant and asking them how they are creating their plants through what materials they are using. It was a lovely evening and the students had much enjoyment on creating their art work as did I teaching them.

That’s all from me this week!

I hope you all have a lovely relaxing Easter and eat lots of chocolate!

Laura

x

07

04 2017

Spring has arrived

Hello everybody,

This week in Preschool and Nursery, everybody has been busy finishing the work of the semester. Winter has gone and Spring has arrived! Easter holidays start on Friday and all the classes are working really hard.

I was very lucky to have the opportunity to visit the “Coves del Toll” in Moiá on Tuesday with classes P5 A and B. This excursion was educational and fun, as the students learned a lot about pre-historical life. In fact, both classes got their faces painted just like real cavemen! The guide led the class through the cave and then the students asked questions. It was a brilliant way to get better understanding of pre-historic life. The weather was lovely- the sun was shining and we ate lunch in the park.

Currently we are beginning to create a “Spring Garden” made of art from each class (with each class divided into small groups). Already, we have two flowers completed with a lot more to come!

I hope all the students and their families enjoy the Easter holidays and have a lovely time. Well done to everybody for all the great work this semester!

See you all soon,

Judy.

06

04 2017

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a lovely long weekend! On Friday Holly, Judy and I celebrated St Patrick’s day in Barcelona. This is a celebration in Ireland much like Carnaval here in Spain. We had a lovely time and met more Irish friends and students who are studying and doing the same work placement as us here in Barcelona. We dressed  in Green and waved our Irish flag proud.

Over the last few weeks myself and Adriana of Primary have been working on numerous projects with Primary 4,5 and 6. These projects have been helping the students speaking and writing skills in English. They aims of these projects is for the students to understand and learn about new vocab. grammar and sentence structure. These students have thoroughly enjoyed these projects and it has been much fun working with each group of students getting to know them better and to improve their speaking.

In Primary 4 we did a project about redesigning towns and cities. This project was all about the students opinions and how they wanted their town to be presented. It also helped their knowledge in vocabulary  and the learning of different shops. The students worked in groups and redesigned their towns and made colorful  posters giving us an insight into what their redesigned towns looked like. These projects were displayed on a noticeboard near the office at the entrance of the school. In Primary 5 we prepared a project about our favourite animals. The aim of this project was for the students to learn about grammar, vocab and descriptions. Students were put into groups of four. Each group studied an animal, this included its habitat, description, food and its endangerment. Each group created a a colorful poster about the animal of their choosing and presented it to the class. Each student played a part in the presentation, this improving their speaking skills all the time and also boosting their confidence! I had a great time in playing a part in these presentations as each presentation was truly outstanding! Every student put so much hard work and effort in.

Finally, Primary 6 unfortunately I have no media to show for primary 6 as we are working on putting their videos together at the moment. Primary 6 also had a presentation much like Primary 5 only Primary 6 presented their favourite recipe. Again students were put in groups and had to pick a favourite food/ recipe. They would then study the vocab, grammar and sentence structure on this recipe and create their own version of it. They then presented their recipes to the rest of the class. Like wise the aim of this project was to improve each students speaking skills and to help their confidence. Each recipe was outstanding and the excellence of their speaking skills truly blew me away. I shall post media to show once I have it made.

I hope you had a lovely weekend and this is what our busy weeks in the school contained of.

All the best

Laura x

21

03 2017

Saint Patrick’s Day Preparation

Hello everybody!

This week in pre-school and nursery we are busy preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a national public holiday in Ireland, where us three Language Assistants come from. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and so on March 17th each year  in every village, town and city in Ireland, there are big celebrations. Similar to Carnaval here in Spain, Irish people wear costumes and attend parades with lots of fun, music and dancing all day.

This past week, the children have been learning about Saint Patrick and also about the legend of the “Leprechaun”. The Leprechaun is a mythical creature that guards a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He wears green clothes, has big ears and is very short. He carries a green shamrock, a lucky Irish symbol.

To prepare for Saint Patrick’s Day, the students have been very creative making lots of art and crafts. Here I have attached some lovely pictures of their great work! P5 class drew a shamrock and leprechaun in their English copybook, P4 drew a shamrock each and we have a “green field of shamrocks”, while P3 made hand-printed Leprechauns!

We have also been learning this song, here is a link to Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSJsP_EBhR4

I would like to wish you all a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and enjoy the day off . Well done to all the students on their fantastic artwork.

Judy :)

P5

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from P5

Field of Shamrocks and Leprechaun Hands by P3 and P4 classes

15

03 2017

Hi everyone,

It has been two very busy weeks in school. Lots of activities happened. A trip to another Espangol football game, a hike to Sant Miquel del Fai and a class excursion to Colonial Guell. Along with celebrating the Carnaval weekend which I enjoyed lots! This week I got to go on a trip with primary 6A and B to Colonial Guell, a village architect-ed by Antonio Gaudi. The trip was amazing! I am getting to know lots about the Spanish culture! I am falling more in love with Barcelona everyday! The weather brings out the happiness and on Tuesday I got a feel for  the Spanish sun. I am really enjoying my time here at Escola Turbula each day is getting better and better.

Colonial Guell.

Enjoying arts and crafts with primary 2A and B in the lovely sun this week.

Laura x

09

03 2017

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. :)