The 27th. and 28th. of September Run, jump, learn! had a Transnational Project Meeting in Gijón, Spain. During the meeting, we did the „Atalia School Tour“, we were received by the local authorities in the Town Hall and we did a Spanish inmersion activity.
Our project was in the printed version of our local newspaper, El Comercio.
The last months every school year our school has a reading project together with the library in town. The librarians choose 12 books and our pupils read and judge them. In June we count the points every book has got and celebrate the 5 best books. The pupils who have left a vote can win a book. It’s a very popular project.
This year we wanted to integrate some motion in this project, so we decided to walk through the books. Every class transformed the classroom to a book and last Friday we had our book walk. All the pupils were very engaged in the reading and transforming.
Among the most important basic things in math are the combinations of ten and the doubles. Year 1 practised these skills this time with balls. They also learned to tell math stories. Each story included both addition and subtraction. One told the story and the other counted it by using twenty frames and red and yellow counters.
„Time to move“ – that’s what teachers at Kleeblattschule said more often than usuall. We try to activate our pupils by integrating an additional activity or TRP game in everyday lessons.That can be a welcome ritual in the morning, an active break in between two parts of a lesson or a TPR song in Science or English.
circle and stretch
circle and stretch
stomp and clap
jump and shout
clap and stomp
ballance with your head
ballance with your knee
Besides the increased moving and learning skills, Run, jump, learn! project also offers a chance to get to know new languages. The Run, jump, learn! project club in Pöllönkangas school researched the project countries‘ languages: Finnish, Swedish, German, Spanish and Welsh. We used ICT-tools to help us find out same words in different languages. We also listened to what the words sound like and learned how to pronounce them. We compared the similarities and differences in the languages and words too. Learning languages is fun!
Every year in April our school has a week with more outdoor lessons than usual.
This year we started the days with Tabata, a kind of motion with music. It was fun for all our pupils.
During the school day we had lessons in math, Swedish, science, art or PE outside or had short outdoor breaks between parts of lessons.
One afternoon our staff had an education in Brain breaks and activities to get up the heart rate.