Christmas Time in Wales

Nadolig Llawen!

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ELVES ON THE MOVE

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It is the time of year that if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of an elf. Elves are very busy doing all their tasks of watching who’s naughty and nice, making presents, helping Santa and getting ready for Christmas.

As you all know, Finland is Santa’s true home. So, we at Pöllönkangas school have a tradition of organising a special day every December. During this day, all the year 1-6 children get a chance of practising how to move like elves. They swing from one rooftop to another, climb ladders, go under and over obstacles They balance, run, jump, leap, hang and have great fun!

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Logo-Competition

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Daniel Fonseca Gonzalez from Spain has won the competition…

Klick at the winner picture or here, so you can see the new logo of our project. You can also find  the logo at the right sidebar of our blog.

Special thanks to Jörn E. von Specht from Germany for his expertise and support regarding the redesigning of the logo.

Moderation: Andrea Pohle (Germany)

Start… Run Jump Learn!

The main objective of our project is to increase the physical activity of pupils in our school and their physical literacy skills.  This will be done through adopting an ‚active learning‘ approach to teaching in all areas of the curriculum.   Many studies, e.g.  https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/health_and_academics/pdf/pa-pe_paper.pdf, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16363467, have proven the link between physical activity and attainment levels, so we anticipate that as a result of increasing physical activity in our schools, attainment in literacy, numeracy, science and skills in language learning will improve also.  ICT will be used by staff and pupils as a tool for sharing our ideas and results.

Our schools wish to motivate students and teachers to develop and improve knowledge, and expect to have an exchange of best practice methods on a European level.  Staff will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of new teaching methodology, learning from staff in other countries who have experience in working this way already.   We wish to take the opportunity to develop new methods for learning with the whole body, both outdoors and indoors.  Run_Jump_Learn_Board

Here you can see the Welsh paper version of the weblog. 🙂 Great work!