viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

Research projects on Fallas


During the first week of March the students of 3rd Year Secondary were working on a project about Fallas. They did research on the evolution of the Fallas male and female costumes from their origin (Valencian farmers’ clothes in the 18th and 19th centuries) until nowadays. They designed posters that showed the different types of male clothing: “torrentí” costume and “saragüell” costume; and the female clothing. They also included pictures and drawings.

The students of 4th Year Secondary took part in the elaboration of the school “llibret” of Fallas. In it, they explained the main events happening during Fallas, which are: the Building of the Fallas, the Prize Giving Ceremony, the Wake-up call, the Firework display, the Parades, the Flower Offering, the Bonfire Night and the Burning of the Fallas. To do that, they searched information on the internet and added their own ideas since most of them are falleros or have lived the Fallas experience at some point.

Both 3rd and 4th Year Secondary students were very excited about this project because it was a very interesting topic and they love Fallas. They were motivated and we could see that in the oral presentations they did to explain to the class what they had done.

Thais Gomar
English Department

miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Cocineros por un día


Los alumnos de 2ºE.P se han convertido por un día en cocineros. Después de ver en clase cómo poder escribir una receta, en casa han preparado aquella que más les gustaba.

Han aprendido a diferenciar medidas, conocer nuevos ingredientes, degustarlos por separado o mezclados, y pasos que daban por hechos en sus recetas y no sabían lo importantes que eran.

La receta ha estado acompañada de fotografías, para que sus compañeros vieran como la preparaban. ¡Los más atrevidos se han puesto hasta un sombrero de cocinero!

También han aprendido que después de cocinar hay que limpiar y recoger todo lo que han usado.

Por último, han presentado a sus compañeros las recetas. ¡Tenían una pinta estupenda!



Inma Ortí
Dpto. de Lengua

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

MUSIC & WATER PROJECT


Have you ever tried making music with glasses filled with water? You can play your favorite songs with water glasses turned into instruments! 

How does it work? The glass with the most water will have the lowest tone while the glass with the least water will have the highest tone. Small vibrations are made when you hit the glass with a stick; this creates sound waves which travel through the water. More water means slower vibrations and a deeper tone, while less amount of water means faster vibrations and a higher tone. 

MATERIALS you will need:
  • Drinking water glasses (or glass bottles) – one per student 
  • Water 
  • 7 or more different color paint – one for each note
  • Wooden sticks such as pencils
  • Music sheet of a known song - one copy per student
  • Karaoke/Instrumental version of the song as accompaniment
  • Video camera
  • Student evaluation sheet

INSTRUCTIONS for the project:
  • Practice the song (singing only) with and without accompaniment. Each student sings one note only! 
  • Line up the water glasses and fill them with different amounts of water in order to get the correct pitch for each note. 
  • Put a drop of paint of a different color in each glass. 
  • Practice the song (playing) with and without accompaniment. Each student plays one note only! 
  • Record a video of the song using the karaoke/instrumental version as accompaniment.
  • Show the video to the class. Each student has to evaluate his/her own performance and the group´s overall performance using the Student Evaluation Sheet. 
This activity guarantees a fun and motivating experience for your class!


Alina Pele
Music Teacher - Primary and Secondary

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Talks about diseases


Third Year Primary have been studying diseases. As there are great websites with information written in an easy way for children to understand, it was a nice subject for them to research themselves. In pairs, they read about a disease, for example "measles" and presented the information to the class. 

By sharing the information, they not only learnt about the disease they researched, but also about those investigated by their classmates.




Annabelle Reece
Science teacher








lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

The Jungle Experience



"Say it and I will forget it, teach me and I will remember it, but involve me and I will learn it" (Chinese proverb). 1st Year Primary students have put, one more time, in practice this proverb to learn the five senses of the human body.

This kind of learning is usually tough, but 1st Year Primary students have been able to discover all these five senses by their interaction with them, being able to learn them at the same time they were playing and having a lot of fun. 

For this, they went to The Jungle Experience and, working in teams, they experimented the five senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing and smell. In each sense corner they were able to hear an instrument; smell different things (for example cinnamon or tangerines); taste sweet or salty food; touch mysterious things that were in boxes trying to discover what they were, and to see things on different distances. 

Each team started in one of the five corners and once they heard the bell, they moved to the next one. And this is not all! After all this experimentation, each student had the opportunity to share with their partners their experience lived during the lesson and what they learned.

Through this activity, not only did they have a lot of fun, they were really able to learn and understand each of the senses through experience.


Jesica Simó López-Maroto
English Department


miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

Planes con niños: Exposiciones sobre Ignacio Pinazo


Con ocasión del centenario del artista valenciano Ignacio Pinazo (1849-1916), los más importantes museos de Valencia: IVAM, San Pío V, Fundación Bancaja… programaron varias exposiciones como homenaje a uno de nuestros artistas más ilustres.

Las distintas exposiciones sobre Pinazo plantean una nueva lectura de la obra de este pintor audaz e innovador que, por una parte, tiene fuertes referencias con la tradición pictórica, finalizando un ciclo de pintura histórica, sin olvidar sus conexiones con maestros como Velázquez, Ribera o Goya. Por otra parte, realza las señales de la modernidad subyacentes en su pintura, destacando una serie de paralelismos con artistas como Julio González, Antonio Saura, Miquel Barceló…

Si Pinazo no gozó de más influencia en su momento, no fue por la importancia de su obra, que todos reconocieron ya en su época, sino por tomar la decisión de vivir en Valencia, alejándose de los centros artísticos oficiales. Es por tanto ahora el momento de redescubrir a este pintor que, como Sorolla o Benlliure, constituyen la base sobre la que se produce la importe renovación de la pintura valenciana de entre siglos y que, en torno a ellos, surgen gran cantidad de artistas que superan los agotados planteamientos estéticos anteriores y desarrollan su propio estilo.

Aquí tenéis el enlace de la exposición de Pinazo en el IVAM para todos aquellos que queráis verla.

Aleth Tárrega
Dpto. de Arte


martes, 7 de marzo de 2017

Valencia ya huele a pólvora



Cada trimestre, nuestros alumnos disfrutan de un aprendizaje práctico, transversal y lúdico realizando un proyecto. Esta Evaluación ha tenido por título: “LAS FALLAS: TRADICIÓN Y PATRIMONIO”.
Los alumnos de 3º EP se lo han pasado fenomenal cantando “El Fallero”. ¿Quién no conoce alguno de sus versos?

“Xiqueta meua
que del carrer eres l’ama”…
“Hi ha una estoreta velleta
per a la falla de Sant Josep?”…

Además, han realizado un mural que plasma la Nit del Foc, han confeccionado su diseño de espolín con papel de seda, han jugado a “pilota valenciana”, han hecho un folleto turístico de Valencia, han construido su pequeña barraca…

¡Ya estamos preparados para disfrutar de nuestras fiestas!


Loles Roig Ferriol
Departamento de Lengua