Los niños de I5A participaron en un taller de cocina a cargo de Kitchen Community, donde aprendieron a cocinar un bollo de chocolate, muy sabroso, un pan de leche, exquisito, tostadas, zumo... Pero lo más importante de la actividad es que conocieron la PIRÁMIDE DE LOS ALIMENTOS y lo importante que es tenerla en cuenta para saber cuidar nuestra salud.
Les encantó convertirse en cocineros por unas horas, y es que a los niños les fascina cocinar porque divierte,llama la atención y motiva, algo que tenemos que aprovechar los adultos para tratar con ellos temas de alimentación infantil.
We have been waiting a lot, but we can now say that Autumn is here!!! We have learnt many vocabulary in English about Autumn… but specially we have done a very exciting activity: “the grape harvest”.
It was a cloudy morning when Miss Elena brought to class two enormous grape bags.
We all separated each grape from the bunch and we placed them in an inflatable swimming pool. We after took our trainers of, our socks, we cleaned our feet and… we started crushing on the grapes!!! We had a great time!!!
As Miss Elena told us, we got to make juice and it tasted delicious!!!!
We had a great time doing this activity, we enjoyed a lot and learnt and felt different experiences!!
Con el proyecto de la Prehistoria, el colegio se ha convertido en un espacio lúdico para la observación y la experimentación, despertando la curiosidad y el pensamiento científico de nuestros alumnos.
Los niños juegan a hacer de científicos, buscando, manipulando, observando e investigando. A través del juego, logramos que se despierte su interés por entender un mundo hasta ahora desconocido.
Dinosaurios, cuevas, mamuts, lanzas, pinturas rupestres...han pasado a formar parte del día a día de nuestros niños, después de una búsqueda constante al querer saber el cómo y el porqué de una vida anterior.
Y después de tantos días de admiración y de placer por la época prehistórica un hecho insólito, en el patio de nuestro " colé" descubrimos huesos de ave.
¡¡Tenemos que confirmar si son de un animal prehistórico!
Simulando a los paleontólogos nuestros niños, comprueban mediante la exploración y la manipulación sí semejante descubrimiento tiene algo que ver con los animales de las eras, primaria, secundaria, terciaria....y los conceptos científicos se transforman en juegos apasionantes que sorprenden y estimulan los sentidos y el intelecto.
"In the game we transform the outside world according to our wishes, while when learning we transform ourselves for a better understanding of the structure of the outside world" Bruner.
From this idea, artistic expression can be suggested as a playful action or a symbolization process and a celebration where active communication is restored as an inseparable link between aesthetics and education.
Action games generate participation, inclusion, communication and reflection from a shared experience through educational adaptations of contemporary art proposals such as performance, installation, social sculpture, body and action art, community art or relational art etc.
From land art and the inspiration of Richard Long’s work, who has aimed to move artwork to natural areas. Our children are the artists and play the leading role of this action.
We draw a circle of salt in the school playground to be handled by children. A path, a circle that touches our hearts and moves us to play together and share an activity with natural and found materials. The combination of our four year olds and their interests. The objectives are so ample they go beyond reading and writing giving value to the aesthetic pleasure of sharing experiences and joy, giving life to a creative and critical thinking and encouraging dialogue and community concern.
As the summer sun set on the horizon the inhabitants of the three classes of I3 gazed longingly out the windows of their respective classrooms at the pink and orange light that began to drape itself over the neighbourhood of Aravaca. Summer had left us. Yet it was not all gloom and doom. Even though we knew we would have to wait another year for ice cream and sun beds, new treats were waiting just around the corner. Yes, it was time for fresh mornings and cosy evenings; for hot cups of tea and warm apple pie; for dressing up in scary costumes and unwrapping presents. Autumn had arrived.
The excitement in the classroom was clearly noticeable. Bosco placed an order for thirty vampire costumes at the local costume shop before realising that he had spent all his monthly allowance the previous weekend on wrapping paper. Order had to be restored to the classroom and, with Simon and Garfunkel leading the way on the record player, a sense of calm settled in the classroom as the children embarked on recreating the Autumn spirit in the classroom and corridors of the school. Brown and orange leaves began to pop up on white walls and twigs and branches crept out of nooks and crannies. As Mario carefully hung the last brown leaf on the door of the classroom, his hand slipped over the rough surface of the leaf. In that instance something happened inside his mind; and thus the idea of experimenting with textures was born.
Before Miss Ana had the chance to say ‘time to…’ Bruno had disappeared down the corridor, raided the kitchen, burst back into the classroom leaving a trail of white down the corridor and filled the classroom with a white powder. It was as if we had skipped autumn completely and gone straight through to a winter wonderland. Flour covered the floor and the small band of investigators began to roll around the room, caking themselves in the soft powder. Every orifice was completely bunged up. Since then, Naroa has had to go back to her hairdresser three times to return the natural colour to her curly locks.
Álvaro stood still as the flour began to fall from the ceiling like minute flakes of snow and settle on the floor around him. One could almost see the cogs of his brain turn as his eyes scanned the white environment. ‘Why don’t we experiment with our sense of sight?’- came the suggestion from his white mouth-. In a matter of seconds the white powder disappeared down the tube of the classroom vacuum cleaner and cups containing a strange liquid popped up on the tables. Another liquid was added and the mixture erupted all over the tables. The glittering lava of the mini volcanoes reflected in the eyes of the investigators like the flames of a bonfire .
Fantastic ideas continued to grow from one experiment to another, from painting to rock music to blindfold food tasting. Martina’s idea of using hot Tabasco sauce did not go down too well. As the children lay exhausted on the floor they gazed out the windows once more. The sun had set; all but a few of the leaves on the trees had dropped to the ground creating a sea of brown and orange; the order for vampire costumes had finally been paid for. Winter was just round the corner…
¡Qué Belén más chulo tenemos en la entrada principal del colegio!
El Belén realizado por los niños de infantil pertenecientes a los grupos de alternativa y religión, no ha dejado indiferente a nadie en el colegio. Padres, profesores y el resto de alumnos estamos asombrados con el resultado final.
Está diseñado a base de diferentes tipos de pan.
Los niños de 3 años se han encargado de las casitas mientras que los de 4 años han hecho los muñecos que lo conforman, el resto ha sido trabajo de los alumnos de 5 años.
On Monday 18th, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds went to Mira theatre to see Goldilocks and the three bears. This theatre is a modern building in Pozuelo, and the pink seats quickly lured children’s attention.
“Haz Teatring” is a theatre company devoted to a very special audience: children. Scripts are adapted and actors always try to perform interactive plays for the kids. On this occasion they asked for 5 volunteers and three students from I5A, Álvaro, Carlos and Hugo, were among them as you may see in the photograph..
We were invited to stand up and sing popular songs such as The ants go marching or Old McDonald’s and when the curtain fell children said “oh, time has flown so fast!”.
The families of I4 have experienced the life of a pirate as guests at this year's "Pirate Party" celebrated on the 4th of June.
The aim was a day full of fun for our parents and their children; a real family day.
There were 5 challenges for the parents to face and if they passed them all they could become the perfect “Pirate Mom” or “Pirate Dad”. All of them received a “Pirate Certificate”.
After the “Pirate Challenge” the children entertained our guests with songs and a poem recital. It was great day for us all!
Four-year olds went to "Casa de Campo" to make the most of a so long awaited visit to a magnificent pirates’ ship. They had a gymkhana in the open air as kids had to go on a treasure hunt. They became pirates for a day, wearing black bandannas, patches and some of them, only the most courageous, even hooks and cutlasses!
They went in search for three different clues which led them to wonderful loot, only for pirates with a strong appetite for sweet food…
Our pirates’ apprentices played Blind man's bluff and Steal the flingsock just before lunch, and they were so hungry and thirsty that very little was left.
Our adventure came to an end after our picnic and we discovered that we can sail the sea with a little help and tons of inspiration…Ship ahoy, mateys!!!!!