Here are some photos of our Yogance club for our Reception children (age 4 and 5). It is a mixture of yoga and dance where they learned some relaxing breathing techniques and yoga stretching poses and also had lots of fun learning cool hip hop dance moves. This was an after school extra-curricular activity and it was very popular.
We had a wonderful winter day skiing in -8°. It was snowing a bit and there was no wind. We skied to the ski hut nearby, where everybody had lunch and some sweets as well. Some students even wanted to compete in skiing. Are they the future Olympic medalists in cross-country skiing?
Today we had math outside in the snow. Our goal was to practice measurement in meter and centimeter. We worked in groups of 4. First the group prepared the course. Then one pupil went down on a bum slider, two pupils measured and one wrote down the results. Every pupil went 3 rounds, then we worked inside with the results.
Here you can find ideas for cool PE lessons. These are three games we regularly play in Physical Education.
It’s really cold outside, but sadly we have no snow. So we play a game called snowball fight in our gym.
Two teams have a certain amount of movable equipment that they can arrange to protect their group at the beginning of the lesson. Afterwards the snowballfight beginns. The children have lots of fun, throwing, catching and hiding… (like dodge ball).
The second game is a steeplechase. Four teams try to master the obstacle course in two minutes.
The third game is called Kingsprom. The king is sitting on his throne and his subjects throw „golden coins“ to him. After each successful throw and catch the king moves his throne a step backwards. The winning team is the one whos king is the first at the last marking.
Now we have a lot of snow and it is cold. Therefore we have much fun every day in our breaks between lessons. The little football ground is now an ice rink and we can go skating. One the bigger football ground we still play football, even in the snow. Fortunately we have some slopes on our school yard and there we have much fun with the bum sliders.
On Shrove Monday we disguise and have lots of crazy activities going on in our school. First we meet in the classrooms to present our costumes to our classmates and have some food together. Later we have a parade to the gym where the whole school meets to celebrate carnival. Each year our Dance Club performs some dances and the best costumes of the school do a catwalk parade. Before we finally return to our classrooms we do some funny singing and dancing together.
In our school we try to celebrate cultural events where perhaps Spain and the UK overlap. Pancake Day or „Martes de Carnaval“ is a good example. Pacakes or „Frixuelos“ (as they are called in Asturias) make that link. Pancake races are something we have been doing for at least the past 15 years in the school and is popular in the UK.
Last Friday we ran the much loved Pancake Races. Fun was had by all and the pancakes were very yummy yummy yummy!
Do you eat something special for Carnival?
Here you can watch our „Atalía News Pancake Races Edition“