Erasmus + Project 2018-2020
‘Keeping the legacy alive, empowering professionals to inspire children through the enrichment of the curriculum’
Throughout this two year project, teachers from Spain, Greece and Italy will be exchanging practice on how they deliver the curriculum within Europe through the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Erasmus + team will be looking at how practitioners carefully implement strong cross-curricular links in their planning and how the use of resources enrich children’s learning experiences. The teachers will observe and collectively discuss the strengths and how this could be implemented within their school.
First Teaching and Learning Exchange
What learning opportunities can you see?
Day One : Monday 26th November 2018
Today our Erasmus Team had their first day at our partner school in Barcelona. They were welcomed by the Spanish Team and then met the team from Greece. The day started with the pupil ambassadors providing a guided tour of the primary part of the school. Our team then observed some amazing lessons and looked at how this school engaged their pupils in different learning activities. They experienced a traditional Catalan lunch where they were introduced to different foods and drinks. At the end of the day they were interviewed by the pupils, this was then broadcasted across the school.
Day Two: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Day two started off with our team watching some excellent cross curricular lessons at the Spanish school. They were inspired by the childrens’ creative skills in an art lesson. The children used the Trencadis technique to create book marks which will be sold at a later date. Trencadis is very traditional in Spain, it is very colourful and each piece created is unique. After this, the team watched presentations from the 5th grade, each one focussed on a different area of the world and included precipitation, native animals, local plants as well as other interesting facts.
At the end of the day, the team visited Sagrada Familia where they used this important monument to consider cross curricular teaching opportunities for our pupils back at William Bellamy.
Day Three: Wednesday 28th November 2018
The team had a guided tour of the Olympic Park in Barcelona, they looked at the origins of the Olympics including the religious links and how these games were introduced. This guided tour continued into the Olympic Games revival in Athens in 1896 and continued until the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Our team, along with our partner schools, considered ways of teaching the curriculum which could revive the Olympic Games while engaging pupils in their learning. The teams considered Religion, Art, Journalism, Geography, Sport/PE and Technology.
Day Four : Thursday 29th November 2018
Today the Erasmus + Team were lucky enough to observe some lessons in Catalan! They were presenting information to the Erasmus + team on the famous landmark outside of their school. The children were explaining to their peers about where the landmark is situated, the history of the landmark and how long it has been there for! The children were asked to think of a name for the landmark. The professionals then met to discuss the activities that had been observed. The team then discussed the planning for the next year and how this can be successfully implemented within the year. We looked at the planning and expectations within the different key stages and identified similarities and differences with these.