Sunday, 27 June 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Big Ben - London
The Gherkin - in London
St Paul's Cathedral
Great Dorset Steam Fair
Norwich City Football Stadium - Carrow Road
Millenium Stadium in Cardiff
Portman Road - home to Ipswich Town Football Team
As we are writing this, the children are sitting on the carpet sharing their ideas with Mrs. Brooks and she is typing them onto the blog!
Here are our ideas
Covent Garden in London
Legoland - Windsor
Diggerland in Blackpool
Bungay Swimming Pool
Goosetree - a little village in the North of England
Tyrell's Wood - this is very near to our school and we sometimes go there for school trips. We used twigs to make things!
Odeon Cinema in Norwich
Cornwall - a beautiful place for a holiday with lovely scenery but quite a long way from us!
The London Eye
Bungay - a market town
The Dinosaur Adventure Park
Pulham Market Park or Diss Park
These places are all great fun. We are sure if you want to know more about them you could look on the internet!
He was lucky enough to go there on a trip too with Classes 3 and 4 to see a 'Beatles to Bowie' exhibition. This helped him with one of his other challenges, learning about famous musicians in the UK. More about his discoveries later!
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
On the one hand, Gema cooked a superb Spanish Rice Pudding (Arroz con leche). On the other hand, Juan Carlos made him a very typical Spanish sweet called Spanish Bread Pudding (Torrijas). Here you have both recipes for you to try and make them at home, but REMEMBER always with the help of an ADULT.
RICE PUDDING RECIPE
4 to 6 servings
- Rice: 200 gr.( 7 oz)
- Milk: 1 and ½ litre (4 cups)
- Orange or lemon peel: 2 strips
- Cinnamon stick: 1
- salt: pinch
- sugar: 100 gr. ( 3.5 oz)
1. Place the milk, rice, cinnamon stick, orange or lemon peel and salt in a medium saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Immediately reduce heat to very low and simmer, stirring often and scraping bottom, for about 45 minutes.
3. Add the sugar and simmer for another 15 minutes. Stir often to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
4. Remove from heat and put the lid on.
5. Adjust sugar to taste and serve hot or cold, sprinkling the top with some ground cinnamon.
3- 4 servings
· Olive oil as needed
· 2 cups milk
· Pinch salt
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 2 eggs
· 2 large, very thick slices eggy bread, like brioche or challah, preferably stale, cut in half, or 4 smaller slices
· Cinnamon sugar
· Warmed maple syrup or honey (optional)
1. Pour olive oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a broad, deep skillet over medium-high heat; bring it to a temperature of about 350 degrees. When ready, a small cube of bread dropped into oil will sink to bottom, then immediately rise to top.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together the milk, salt and sugar in a broad bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs.
3. When oil is ready, soak a piece of bread in milk, then dip in egg. Shake off excess liquid, then transfer to oil. Stand back, as it will spatter. Repeat with remaining bread.
4. Cook about a minute on each side, turning carefully; bread should be very crisp on edges.5. When done, transfer to a plate, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve immediately, with honey or maple syrup if you like.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Mid Calder Primary has 13 classes, a music room and an ICT room. Carlos visited all the classes and had his photograph taken in each. He also went to see our Depute Head and Head Teacher.
This morning we sent a team of Primary 1 children round the infant department to take photographs of the children and their teachers.
Head Teacher- Mr Girdwood
Depute Head Teacher- Miss Macrae
Morning Nursery Class-30 children
Afternoon Nursery Class-28 children
Primary 1A in Mrs Clement’s class have 25 children and they are doing this challenge with Carlos.
In P1B-the teacher is Mrs Northam and she has 25 children in her class
Primary 2A - Mrs Murray’s class has 20 children in it.
Mrs Smith is the teacher of Primary 2B with 21 children in her Class.
Primary 3 has 29 children in it and the teacher is Mrs Tempany.
Primary 4/3 class Mr Brice-24 children
Primary 4 – Miss Cotter and Mrs Ghafoor-29 children
Primary 5 Mrs Wood/Mrs Beveridge -27 children
Primary 5 - Miss Dunsmore-26 children
Primary 6A-Miss Storrar-30 children
Primary 6B - Mrs Hendry- 30 children
Primary 7A - Miss Struthers-30 children
Primary 7 B-Mr Dickson-30 children
Music Teacher-Miss Cotter
ICT Teacher – Mrs Gordon
PE teacher-Mrs Mitchell
Support for Learning Teacher- Mrs McGonigal
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Carlos asked the childrenin primary 1 all about their school uniform. They took photos of the uniform and the children made a list of all the items their parents had to buy them for them for starting school.
- red and white checked dress
- grey shorts or skirt
- red polo shirt or white shirt and tie
- grey sweatshirt with school badge
- grey or white socks
- black gym shoes
- black gym shorts
- white T-shirt
- navy waterproof jacket with badge
- navy, green or black fleece with badge
- pencil case with pencils and glue stick
- school bag, water bottle and lunch container
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Hi everyone! Bunnet has also been investigating about how English is taught at Carmen Conde School. The first thing he discovered is that our students of 1st year are following a bilingual syllabus. This means they learn some subjects (Science, Art and crafts, English and Physical Education) in English; to be more precise they have eleven hours of lessons in English every week. We are all very enthusiastic about this project!
The rest of the courses, from 2nd to 6th year, aren’t in the bilingual project and, consequently, have less hours of English exposure a week, three lessons. However we try to make the most of it!
Bunnet has met the English teachers in our school and he has visited our English Department where you can find lots of resources (books, tales, magazines, videos, dvds, posters, games, etc) including an interactive board.
Teddy also entered some classes in which he found out that our students enjoy English lessons a lot. We sing songs and chants, play games and say riddles and tongue twisters. We also read and tell stories, watch dvds and work with computers. We love to speak English and to learn about English traditions and way of life. That’s why we investigate different aspects of anglo-saxon culture. For example, in the third cycle we have recently made a mural about unique buildings in the United Kingdom such as the Big Ben. We have also investigated about healthy food, important cities and castles, among other things. We use all the murals to decorate the classrooms and the walls in the corridors so that everybody can see our pupils’ great work.
Besides, next month we will be celebrating the English Week which will be focused on London city. We are already looking forward to it!
Here you have some photos of Bunnet around our school.
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Here are some of us in our hats getting ready to go home. Carlos had an excellent afternoon!