Now, I am going to tell you what we have done with the biggest groups of the English classes in L’Agulla. The group of 3rd and 4th and the group of 5th and 6th have worked the space. But I will tell you what they did in two different posts. And this post is for the 3rd and 4th students.
We started the school year with a question: How would you catch a star? And now, I’m asking to you, families: How would you catch a star?
Well, for answering this question, the children, in groups, created a situation where they had to catch a star. Then, they had to represent it in front of their classmates. I can only say that in most of the plays appeared an alien! They have a lot of imagination!
After this first contact, we listened to the story How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers. They liked the story, but they thought the end was strange.
So, they brainstormed vocabulary they knew about the space and which things they wanted to know. One of those things was the constellations. So, we watched this Science video:
At the beginning they had problems to understand the video, because of the vocabulary, but at the end, adding my explanations, they didn’t have any problem to know what the girl in the video was saying. This “Science class” introduced us to another interesting topic: the zodiac!
First of all, they told me the date of their birthday and so, I told them which zodiac sign they were and I put them this picture on the whiteboard.
So, I offered them to make their zodiac sign using cotton and toothstick. Look how they worked!
The results were awesome!
To finish with the topic, they listened to another story about the space. It was Space Song Rocket Ride by Sunny Scribens. It was very easy to follow and they all learnt it. Thanks to that, they didn’t have any problems to sing the song of that story… 🙂
During this term, we have also played games and have done other activities like “Space Bingo” using the Story Cubes or the “Fire at will”.
I hope you liked this post.
See you soon,