Creative Learning in Action

One week all around Flight

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As part of the Erasmus project Flight, the elephant class dealt with the topic in a project week. We have been working on the construction of an aircraft and have made our own hypotheses in experiments as to which objects fly, sail or fall. The experiments have encouraged us to make our own hypotheses, to test them ourselves by means of simple experiments, and have encouraged us to think.The paper flying competition was a lot of fun for us! The widest paper plane flew 14.8 m. This was the reward…read more

Paper plane competition 2019

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The AEROCLUB I NRW e. V. announced this competition and what could be nicer than paper planes? Therefore, the elephants decided to fold the paper planes very precisely in order to win.Step by step the edges lay again and again at the middle fold. After quite a lot of kinks and looks to the side, whether the neighbour needs help, cool codes or patterns could finally be painted on. On June 25, the time had come. In the gym class the own paper planes were finally allowed to climb into…read more

Tigerclass visits falconer Ari

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As a conclusion to our natural science subject „birds of prey“ the tigers payed a visit to Skyhunters Frechen, a little falconry park only a short walk from our school. Blessed with the best of weather we could witness various interesting animals. For starters a horde of ferrets was unleashed upon us. Everyone interested was allowed to pet them, cuddle them, hold them on their arms, let them snack some tasty maltcreme from their fingers, or even get a kiss on the cheek. Armed with a falconers glove we were…read more

The bee project

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In the Rocket class we started working on life in a meadow. There are lot of little animals like insects, spiders oder snails who are either flying or crawling. Pupils learned to distinguish these animals by playing games. Afterwards we chose the bee as a very interesting animal and started our intensive work on learning about bees and their life and doing something for the bees. We learned about the bees body characteristics, about their special eyes, about the society inside their population and about their different tasks. We created…read more

Creative Learning for the staff

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After developing some ideas in our School-Erasmus-group how to do creative planning activities we tried the adventure to do a creative planning meeting with the whole staff. This was inspired by the “big plan” of the Dales we heard about during our last meeting in Denmark. The theme of this meeting touched further work after the end of the current project. During this school year we gave ourselves new school rules. They are very basic but also comprehensive. We decided to do a project week with our pupils in September…read more

Creating Weather Boxes

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What kind of ‘weathers‘ are there? How do they look like? And: How can the weather be depicted in a box?These are the questions the Lion Class did wonder about in April. First, we thought about question number one in class. After that, every child painted a picture of some weather phenomenon they chose. There were rainbows, thunderstorms and wild waves at a beach. With this concept drawing, our next step was to design a box (an old shoe box). Every child could use all their creativity and a lot…read more

ErasmusPlus at the school festival

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We took the opportunity to introduce our Erasmus-Plus project to a major publicity at our school festival on 4th of May 2019. Representatives of the school authority and local politicians used the day to visit our school and get informed about our work. During this festival we organised an ErasmusPlus-presentation which was devided into three parts.In the corridor we presented the structure and the development of the whole project with photos and posters. We designed a room with pupils work of the last theme we have worked on: “Weather”. Parents,…read more

Weather, Weather, Weather

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And here we show the work on weather in the Elephant-class (2nd year): Rain gauge In order to study the weather and to be able to measure the precipitation of the weeks per day, we have built a rain gauge. For this we used old plastic bottles and set up in our school biotope. Weather massage Experience the weather as a massage – that is possible, too! We have worked out a movement with our hands for every weather condition. So we could massively massage the back of our front…read more