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Bottle Tornado (5th and 6th graders)

Hi there!

The oldest ones of the school are working on the weather and recycling topic. This week they have done an experiment about a bottled tornado. The experiment was very easy, so if you want, you can do it at home.

Materials needed:

  • Jar of glass or plastic
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Glitter

They have worked together to create hypothesis and trying to find the correct quantity of the materials to create the tornado. Finally they achieved the goal! After that we remembered the steps that we followed to do the tornado and we drew it on a paper.

Here you can see how much fun they had!

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P4 students working on “Dear Zoo” book

Hi everyone!

We are the P4 students from l’Arrabassada. During these weeks we’ve been working and learning about the animals and the colors. How? We started with a story called “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell. It’s about a girl who wants a new pet and writes a letter to the zoo asking them if they can send her an animal. The zoo sends her a lot of animals: an elephant, a giraffe, a camel, a lion… but she thinks they aren’t good enough for being pets. Finally, the zoo sends her a dog and it’s the perfect pet!

We’ve learned about the colors too, connecting them with the animals: the frog is green, the elephant is grey…

This has been the last week working on it and we’ve created our own zoo. We’ve colored the animals, always asking for the crayons to the teacher in English.


We are also learning how to ask “What’s your name?” and answer: My name is…. And how to ask: “How are you today?” and answer: “I’m happy/I’m sad/I’m hungry”.

In fact, it’s been a good month for us! It’s been very funny!!!!

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1st graders learning about their body

Good afternoon!

We are the 1st graders in Escola l’Arrabassada.

In this image you can see us using stickers to revise the parts of the body. gomets 1rAnd here we show you our skeleton: Read more

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The animals through Silly Suzy Goose!

Hi everyone!

In l’Arrabassada, the second graders have studied the animals through the “Silly Suzy Goose” story.

First, they have enjoyed listening to the story about a goose who wants to be different from the other geese. Thus, Suzy starts to imitate other animals: slides like a penguin, jumps like a kangaroo, swims like a seal… . Read more

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“Do you like broccoli” song

Good morning!
I’m the p5 graders teacher. As I told you, we are still learning different types of food and animals. Now, we are doing it through a book called “My Favorite Food“. Here you can see a video where our students are singing “Do you like broccoli” song. They really enjoyed it!

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The sea animals

Last month children from 4th 5th and 6th grade from “Escola la Vitxeta” in Reus were working on the sea animals. They were able to research some information in the computer about their favourite sea animal and then show what they found to the class.


After that, we did a lapbook about the storybook “Sharing a Shell”. The lapbook has the characters of the story and what they do on the story. It also includes a picture of the student’s favourite animal under an envelope, where they can keep whatever they want. And finally, it includes a game similar to rock, paper, scissors, but with the characters of the story.

The final products were amazing! Read more

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Discovering the animals

These past weeks in La Vitxeta, the children from P4 and P5 have been working the animals: how they move, what they do and where they live.

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Our volcano eruption!

Hello students and families,

today we wanted to update the blog by explaining some activities we have done related to science.

During the first term we worked on the topic of volcanoes with the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in Lockhart Academy.

First, we introduced this scientific project by doing a hangman. After knowing that they were going to discover more things about the volcanoes, they shared the facts that they already knew about them. They explained them orally and wrote some of the ideas of their previous knowledge on the whiteboard.

As we can see on the following picture they wrote “Santa Margarita volcano”, because two of the students had visited this curious volcano with a church in the middle, in La Garrotxa. Another aspect that they commented and wrote was that most of the volcanoes are found in islands and that, when they erupt, the islands, the wildlife, all the animals and all the trees disappear.

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