RELIGION WE LEARNT ABOUT WHO ST. PATRICK WAS AND HOW HE HAS BECOME A SYMBOL OF CELEBRATION FOR BOTH CATHOLICS AND NON-CATHOLICS PUPILS’ CRAFTS
ART (painting, drawing, making posters and Irishflags
ON THE 17TH OF MARCH WE CELEBRATED SAINT PATRICK’S DAY. EVERYBODY IN THE SCHOOL WORE GREEN TO SYMBOLISE IRELAND TEACHING STAFF THIS PUPIL MADE HER OWN T-SHIRT WITH SOME IRISH SYMBOLS: THE SHAMROCK AND BEER
WE WATCHED REAL VIDEOS AND PICTURES OF ALFONSO’S VISIT TO POYNTZPASS SCHOOL AND IRELAND
WE ALSO LEARNT ABOUT THE STORY OF SAINT PATRICK SOME SYMBOLS, SUCH AS THE SHAMROCK SOME TRADITIONS, SUCH AS DYING RIVERS GREEN TOLD BY CHILDREN OF THE 5TH GRADE IN AN IRISH SCHOOL
OUR TEACHER SUSANA TOLD TRADITIONAL IRISH TALES TO THE YOUNGEST CHILDREN
WE ALSO SANG AND DANCED THE TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC, SUCH AS JIGS AND REELS A PUPIL FROM POYNZPASS SCHOOL SHOWED US THE TYPICAL IRISH DRESS AND DANCE. IT WAS GREAT!! PUPILS FROM ALMOROX TRYING TO IMITATE THE IRISH DANCE. THEY MUST KEEP PRACTISING!!
PUPILS FROM ALMOROX ESPECIALLY LOVED THE STORY AND SONG OF MOLLY MALONE PICTURE OF MOLLY MALONE’S STATUE, TAKEN ON GRAFTON STREET, (DUBLIN)
THEY ALSO WERE VERY CURIOUS ABOUT LEARNING THE STORY OF THE LEPRECHAUN AND HOW TO FIND HIS GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
FINALLY, CHILDREN PROVED THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHAT THEY HAD BEEN LEARNING PLAYING A“WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ” GAME AND THEY WON THE MILLION POUNDS!!!
What do we celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day? A A The Irish Carnival B B The victory of Ireland in football world championship C C St. Patrick was born on the 17th of March D D St. Patrick died on the 17th of March
A PIECE OF FEEDBACK The best evaluation of the work developed during that week arrived some days later. I was explaining a science lesson about coastal landscapes and the word “cliffs” appeared. I mentioned the Cliffs of Moher that we had seen in the presentation on Ireland. A girl from the 2nd grade asked me: “Teacher, when are we going to visit that beautiful country and know those children?” I simply smiled and I answered “One day, very soon” satisfied that we had achieved our target, that is, to awaken our pupils’ interest in knowing other countries and cultures. Now we have another challenge, to make our students’ dreams real and travel with them to Ireland.