Year 6 Barcelona trip 2016
After a long journey, we have all arrived safe and well. We had a quick bite to eat and then time for bed.
Today we visited the Simon Coll Chocolate Factory. Here we sampled different types of chocolate and learnt how chocolate is produced and were shown some of the machinery used. As you can imagine, we also spent a lot of time in the gift shop...and quite a few euros too!!
After the chocolate factory, we made our way to the Freixenet, a cava winery. We explored the beautiful gardens outside before beginning our tour, which took us 20 metres underground into the various cellars and caves. Our guide explained how the cava is produced before taking us on a train ride through the maze of cellars. Finally, we sampled some grape juice made from the grapes in the vineyard.
In the afternoon, we travelled to Tarragona, a beautiful port not too far from our hotel. There we were taken on a tour of the city (accompanied by Mrs Roper's mix tape!) and saw the impressive Roman ruins, marina and the medieval old town. The children especially enjoyed relaxing in the sun with an ice cream!
Today we have spent the whole day in the city of Barcelona. Firstly, we took a quick bus tour to see the sights and magnificent views from up by the Olympic stadium. The children then spent some time buying souvenirs and admiring the scenery.
We then made our way to Parque Guel, where we looked at the famous structures designed by Gaudi. After stopping for lunch, we travelled to Barcelona's football stadium. As you can imagine, there was lots of excitement during the tour of the stadium, especially when looking at all the trophies. Finally, we returned to our hotel, where they had fun in the pool.
Today we have spent the whole day at the PortAventura World and had an amazing time. Some daredevils took on the challenge of the Shambhala and Dragon Khan rides, while other decided to get a good soaking on the Silver River Flume and Tutuki Splash. It was a fantastic day, with lots of laughter and screams!
Today we are taking things easy by spending some time at the hotel pool and strolling around the shops of Calafell. Later today we will be having fun at the beach...and of course celebrating Katie's birthday!
Children in Year 1 have been reading a story about "The hungry caterpillar".
Everyone has enjoyed working with all the interactive activities.
We have lots of interesting and exciting topics to cover in the next few weeks
Children in year 1 have been learning a story about different animals.
They have acted out the story in role play and found out that the majority of noise actually came from themselves!
Children in Year 4 were set the task of looking up Spanish words in a bilingual dictionary and writing out the translation in English.
Everybody enjoyed the challenge!
Children in Year 3, have been learning about festivals in Spain.
To know the months of the year, they have learned about the festival of “San Fermin” in Pamplona.
Believe it or not, as part of the festival, people run “for fun” in front of bulls, all dressed in red and white.
Children have been designing a poster for San Fermin.
The winning ones, will be chosen next week and will be presented with an art prize!
Good luck to everyone in Year 3!!!
Last Friday, we celebrated International Day of Languages.
All staff and pupils from the Nursery to Year 6, took part in the celebrations.
Children looked wonderful in their colourful clothes. A big thank you to all the families and staff for their support on the day and for helping to make another very successful event.
Also a big thank you to the children and staff from St Matthews that came to join in with year 6 in the celebrations.
later on in the evening we had some families that came to school to take part in a salsa workshop with Francisco from "OLC productions "and to taste some tapas from Enrique and his company "Spain is Delicious".
We hope you all enjoyed the event!
Hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer!
We are starting this year’s events with our annual languages’ festival.
International Day of Languages
On Friday the 25th of September, at Arnot St Mary, as in previous years, we are going to celebrate the International Day of Languages.
This year we have planned to run two workshops for all our children, one, the Latin drums carnival music and the second one, a salsa/merengue dance workshop.
For this occasion, children will be able to dress up in carnival costumes or traditional Spanish clothes. Thought the day, all the year groups will study a country and will learn as much as they can about their traditions and culture.
Some of our children and their families come from other countries, so this will be a great opportunity if they want to share with their class some information about their culture, language, festivals, food ………..
Later on in the afternoon, between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., we have arranged a merengue/salsa workshop to run for all the parents wishing to join in with the festivities.
A small selection of “tapas”, will be available to finish the day.