01 Aug Madrid (Spain)
Day 1 in Madrid (Spain)
Hola a todos,
We have had a great and intense first day of our trip to Madrid. Our children were surprised to see the snow in Madrid. We guess they always think of Spain as a hot country. They have been taking every opportunity to practise their Spanish. They have eaten and settled down in the rooms very well. Their behaviour had been really good and they are looking forward to going to school tomorrow.
Day 2 in Madrid (Spain)
Today we are in school beginning our transnational Project of making a bilingual digital book about the town and countryside. The children have got off to a good start and are working very well with the Spanish children. Today they are creating a template for the digital book then tomorrow the best pieces will be chosen for the digital pages.
In between the children have also experienced science, P.E, ICT and DT. This afternoon there will be a walk around the town.
Day 3 in Madrid (Spain)
This morning has been a busy and intense session. The children used their book templates to make a digital bilingual book about “Mi Ciudad” (My Town).
There were some initial hiccups with the Internet and lap tops but eventually our children got down to work, writing in Spanish. The Spanish children wrote in English. All the children then became “teachers” using their knowledge of their own language to correct the work. Later we will combine all the digital pages to make a single book to be used as a learning resource.
The afternoon was one of the highlights for the children with swimming on site at school and then relocating to the centre of Madrid and eating tapas in a traditional restaurant close to the main square.
Day 4 in Madrid (Spain)
This morning we met our friends from El Caton school in order to visit the National Science Museum. There was lots to see and our museum guide kindly spoke in Spanish and English so that it was a meaningful experience. We learned a lot about animals and plants which were native to Spain. After a picnic lunch we returned to the centre of Madrid to do a cultural tour. We saw La Plaza Major, Puerte del Sol which is in the geographical centre of Madrid. We placed our feet on the exact point. We also saw La Catedral de Almudena, the Royal Palace and more.