Tuesday, 27 March 2012

SHIELDS OF LOVE, CYPRUS

We gathered information and discussed about Peter the First, the king of Cyprus during the period 1359-1369.

With our imagination and in a creative mood we made our own shields. We have studied and used emblems that were used in the medieval period:
The Jerusalem Emblem
The Lion from the Kingdom of Cyprus
The sword and the inscription from the new Order of Chivalry “the Knights of Sword”, which was organized by Peter the first.
Also symbols of other kingdoms around Europe like France and England, inspired us to work! Our medieval palette included tones of blue, red, green, black and white. The final products did not disappoint us and were  really exciting!

MEET WITH AN EXPERT 2, CYPRUS

Within the Comenius project, students of the fifth and sixth class, had the chance to visit Pieridis Museum in Larnaka.

The Museum guide, let them meet the medieval period and admire a collection of medieval artwork and objects like shields, helmets and swords.

Furthermore, a visit to the castle of Larnaka, completed their medieval excursion and allowed themselves to have a remarkable experience!



Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012

CHRISTMAS CARDS, POLAND

Polish pupils were so happy and excited to receive Christmas cards from partners!!





And this is our Comenius Corner in Christmas mood;))


Comenius song


U-Knight Song
We are Knights of Europe, we are brave
We can stand together hand in hand
We are going to change our world
Even if we don’t use any sword

Our shields are made of real love
Our hearts are full of lovely words
We are gentle and honest and brave
That is how we want to behave


We all are the same
Under the Europe sky
Knights of the nations
As a team we can fly

We all are the same
Together in our home
Let’s be U-Knighted today
Let’s never be alone

PLEDGE OF POLISH KNIGHTS, POLAND





 I want to be a Comenius Knight 
with all my young and little heart
Protect defendless, little, poor
For those unhappy - be the best cure
Give smile and laughter and helping hand
To make my city a Promise Land. 




Thursday, 8 March 2012

MEET WITH AN EXPERT, SPAIN

 In October, all our pupils  had a meeting with an expert,  Doña María Dolores Ruiz Expósito who has a doctorate in History from the University of Almería.

Her presentation



A useful link http://nea.educastur.princast.es/caballeros/ (about knight, in Spanish)
Some photos



Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sinterklaas, a curious Dutch tradition

Sinterklaas is a bishop, who according to Dutch tradition lives in Spain. He visits The Netherlands every year in November. On the 5th of December all children receive presents from him.

He visits the school every year and brings two very clever helpers, named Piet. The children from 4 to 8 get a present. The older children make something for eachother from cardboard, plaster or whatever. They hide a present in it and make a poem for eachother.

I know it looks and sounds very ridiculous, but we all have great fun!!
Just look at the video and be amazed.


Christmas cards from our partners

Better late than never!





FLORIS V , FAMOUS DUTCH KNIGHT

Our knight paid a visit to our school and showed everyone how to put on his armour















Children had to help him, because his knight's page wasn't with him.They asked him a lot of questions in Dutch, he could not answer them in English. He told us he could talk Old Dutch and Latin, but he never had to learn English.


We had an interesting and great afternoon.

Monday, 5 March 2012

EL CID CAMPEADOR, SPANISH FAMOUS KNIGHT



El Cid Campeador visited our school- We have to thank Esther ( a pupil's mother) who was "El Cid", and who answered pupil questions, she did a fantanstic work. 






3RD COMENIUS MEETING, FRANCE


Friday, 2 March 2012

PING PONG STORY

SEQUENCE OF THE COUNTRIES FOR PING PONG STORY:
Poland-Finland-Italy-Holland-
Portugal-Cyprus-England-Spain-France