Creative Learning in Action

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

Learning about the weather

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Learning about the weather, we could identify the seasons of the year, winter, spring, summer and automn. We explored the temperature, the days of the week, the days of the month, each seasons months and also the weekend activities when the sun shines or when it´s windy and rainy days. We explored different materials, tastes, smells, coloursand sounds. Students of different classes developed their activities and also families experienced some activities. Teachers explored different methodologies and collaborative work to discuss and plan the activities, exploring the curriculum areas and improving…read more

Time stories

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To learn about Time, we learned about Kings and Queens of other times, Portugueses traditions and habits from long time ago. Stories and history of the Portuguese people and the world discoveries. With the time stories, students in different classes and different school levels explored the time through the several methodologies and improved their learning.

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

Elementary, my dear Watson!

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In this Big Plan we explored elements of the Creative Curriculum including a variety of creative activities to engage learners in English, Maths, Geography, History, Science, Art, Music and Religious Education. Once again, our fabulous staff team got fully involved and shared their learning with the whole group and developed strategies to use in the classroom. Feedback from teachers shows how much everyone has learned from this Erasmus project and enjoyed taking part, working collaboratively. We didn’t want the project to end and will definitely take forward new ways of…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