Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spring Fair 2014

Next Friday (25 / 04 / 14) we will celebrate the Spring Fair. As far as I know you have been working on the different stuff you will bring and things you will do and  get ready for your stall on that day. I just hope we all have a great day and we should collect as much as possible. 

REMEMBER: All the money that we will collect will be for charity, and as we did last year we have chosen the important NGO.... "Save the children". 
So, we should devote our most serious efforts to collect lots of money for this organization.

Google Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day 2014 has been marked with a collection of five animated doodles on the Google homepage, showing the Rufous hummingbird, the veiled chameleon, the moon jellyfish, the dung beetle, a puffer fish and a pair of Japanese macaques.

Celebrated on 22nd April, Earth Day was first proposed by John McConnell in 1969 at the UNESCO Conference in San Fransisco. However, he put forth the idea to celebrate the day on 21st March. Soon after his suggestion was put forth, Gaylord Nelson, a US senator proposed having 22nd April as Earth Day instead. His suggestion was taken up and since then, the 22nd of April is celebrated as  International Mother Earth Day every year.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Year 7 in Arqueopinto

We are back from a great day in Arqueopinto. It was a wonderful day out with lots of activities and workshops where you did experience things I have been explaining to you in the first and second term. José and Raúl (our tour guides) did explain very well the evolution of settlements, as we did in Geography last term and other issues about different tribes and groups of people such as Celts, Iberians (Carpetanos) and Romans, as we did in History too. They gave us incredible information about the evolution of people and cultures, the same as María did in "Conocimiento del medio". Over all I think the activity we enjoyed quite a lot was watching and practicing the war techniques of Romans and when we learnt and saw the evolution of us all (humans) in this planet since 4.000.000 millions of years ago until nowadays. Here you have some pictures of our day out.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Updated information about the 3rd TERM

Most of the information about the third term is ready on the web page. Have a look on your "year tag" and you will get the information in advance about test, books, projects, etc (Year 8A History will be updated soon)

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Earth hour 2014

We are talking about different physical and human geography issues through key stage 3 and 4, and as geographers and human beings we need to pay attention to our environment and look after it. Like every year I like to post information about "Earth hour" on here. Today's video is going to explain us about this global movement that began a few years ago and we could all do as a gesture to show that we really care about the environment, other people and ourselves. Do not forget that the "earth hour" should be something to be done not just one day for an hour. Watch and share!!!

More information HERE   www.earthhour.org 

Friday, 14 March 2014

Birthday time!

Just a small message to give the BIGGEST THANK YOU to all the students that were involved in an incredible surprise to wish me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Thank you to the teachers behind it all... It is really a pleasure to be surrounded by incredible people. You are GREAT personally and professionally.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Year 8s and 11s... Energy and resources

As we are explaining in our lessons about energy and resources, the European Union is saying the importance of changing the way we are running our planet. Fighting climate change is a real challenge but it's an opportunity for our economy as well. Discover how the new 2030 goals for climate and energy will help. This video could help us to understand this project and our future much better.