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Time, Tarm School

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In February we have worked on the theme time in 6th grade German classes. The goal was to learn how to tell and say time in German and to read both digital and analog watches. We have practiced to tell time by playing different games both on the computer and irl. The children have learned and performed a song about a little witch who tells the time by what she is doing during the day. In each class we have made our own paper watches and practiced to tell time…read more

Dinosaurs Experts

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During the topic “Time” the Dragon class (first year) has worked on a big dinosaurs project and pupils became real dinosaurs experts. Teachers decorated the whole classroom with big photos of dinosaurs. They brought books and toys  about the topic, which were available for the pupils all time. It was very exciting to put “dinosaur eggs” into water and wait for their hatching. In arts we glued dinosaurs onto landscapes and got an impression of the archaic world long long ago. We also crafted dinosaurs out of paper plates and…read more

How was the school 100 years ago?

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The students of the astronaut class worked in the science course on the topic: “How was the school 100 years ago?“. At the beginning of the course we studied old timetables from 100 years ago and compared them with ours. Furthermore we compared the school rules of that time with our school rules and found a lot of differences. We had a lot of fun doing the practical exercises with pen and ink. We have learned how to write on slate writing boards with slate pencils. We have also tried…read more

Salvador Dali – The dissolute time

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In art lessons, the students of the tiger class created a 3D image from a shoebox on the theme “The dissolute time” by Salvador Dali. First of all, the artist and his picture were introduced. Thereafter, the students together thought about how you could transform the image into a 3D image. A white shoebox, water color, a small piece of wood, paper and polymer clay were used for the implementation. First, the cardboard was painted, then a piece of paper glued into the box and finally kneaded the watches from…read more

Communication through time

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The rocket class has had a really exciting time by exploring how people used to send messages in the past. Travelling through time they constructed drums and tin can-telephones and used morse codes. Of course they also sent messages by these and veriefied the different communication tools. They also tried communication by letter and telephone and had a lot of fun to find out how long the messages took to arrive at the addressees.

Feel the Rhythm

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Making music needs a good feeling for timing. The Rocket Class practised a lot of timing and the pupils composed their own rhythm-composition. The Highlight was, of course, being on stage in front of all classmates and performing the own composition. Everybody could be very proud of their performance. Applause to all talented and brave musicians! Rocket class in concert:

It’s my time – Part 2

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Our time for the Time-Theme is coming to its end and the Rocket Class got four more boxes to spend their play and rest time in a creative and varied way. The new boxes contain the possibilties to experiment with water and sand, to do some bakery and to play with plasticine. Most of the pupils love choosing a box in the beginning of their leisure time. Some of them need some help to dare the experience which makes them able to make a decision. You can find the description…read more

Fossils – Witnesses of Time

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In their project Tiger class (4th year) learned in the subject lessons about fossils that are witnesses of our geological history. First, we worked together on the formation of the fossils and got to know different species. Then a fossil expert came to us in the class and brought many, great and interesting exhibits. The best we liked was the huge mammoth tooth, the shark tooth, which showed us that sharks used to grow up to 20m. Some of us were also very excited about the dinosaur eggshell. Finally, everyone…read more

Autumn – An exciting time

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The pupils of the Dragon Class visit school since August. They are six and seven years old and experienced with their teachers a special time of the year: autumn. We set our focus on two aspects of autum: “Apple” and “Hedgehog”. The Apple We learned about the inside of the apple. We sang the apple song together. We created apples with worms. We crafted apple lanterns. The Hedgehog We sang a song about the little hedgehog. We crafted hedgehogs with our handprints. We learned about a hedgehogs year.

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.