Creative Learning in Action

Dinosaurs

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In our project – first and second class – we made a journey to the dinosaurs, the biggest animals ever.  Arrived in the dinosaur time, we watched a movie about the behaviour and live of these exciting animals. Afterwards we designed a dinosaur landscape in a shoebox and got to know some species better.  

A journey to the ancient Greece

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In our project we made a journey to the ancient Greece with its famous buildings, stories, gods and goddesses just like “Zeus” or “Athene”.   Arrived in the ancient time, we created mosaics. The pupils had the possibility to choose whether they wanted to create a turtle, an owl or different kind of amphoras.   Later we talked about the famous gods and goddesses of the Olympus and other characters of the Greek mythology. The pupils listened to stories about Zeus, Athene, Hades and Medusa. Then they made some own figures of…read more

A look into the Middle Ages

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In our project week we traveled to the time of the Middle Ages. Firstly, we located the Middle Ages on a timeline. The knights were fascinating us in particular since we learned something about their training and the everyday life of a knight. Moreover, we watched a short movie about the process of building a castle and also what living in a castle during this era meant. Afterwards we built a castle made out of cardboard. Finally, the project days ended with a tasty knight’s meal.

It’s my time

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For most people leisure is the most joyful time of their life because they are allowed to decide on themselves how to spend this time. But for autistic children leisure seems to be a very exhausting time because it demands abilities they often didn`t develop yet. The result is that many of our pupils spend their leisure time in school with always the same activity or just doing nothing. The project work in the Rocket Class on the theme “Time” is about improving the quality of leisure time for our…read more

Stone Age

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During our project week titeled „time“ we traveled back in time to stone age. Most pupils had a hard time imagining how long the stone age lasted in the history of human life. Using the visual tool of a long rope with special marks representing various stages through human history helped them to get a better idea. The children the learned about the various parts of the stone age. Together we created a poster for each of the three stone age periods. Showcased were the changes in human development, housing…read more

Challenge from Denmark

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Challenge 2018, Tarm School We will take the idea from the German School, about having a challenge in behavior and teambuilding. August 2018: The 5 teachers around each class was looking on the satisfaction survey on behaviour. The classes were very satisfied with the teachers. Also what they had learned last school year. But they wanted more silence in the classroom. We decided to put spot on the noise in the classroom. We wanted to have focus on silence in the classroom and teambuilding.   We made a mind map…read more

Who has come to school today?

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This is the challenge that the primary school class with shared education has been proposed to achieve. Our challenge is to know and recognize all the people, who are in the school and in which place they are located. The aim is, that both children and adults know each other and later record who has been coming to school. The first step is knowing all the classmates. Every morning, during the welcome morning, we greet each other by shaking our hands and saying: “Good morning” and the companion’s name.

Living and working in the first half of the 20th century

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In our project week on the topic of time we visited the home town in Ibbenbüren. There we could first see many things from the lives of the people of yesteryear: clothes, telephones, typewriters, books and much more. After that we were shown old agricultural machines. We also saw how wooden shoes were made in the old days. The most interesting thing was the day we made ropes together like in the old days. We were allowed to take the rope to school afterwards. We were able to experience how…read more