viernes, 9 de febrero de 2018


Carnival word comes from the medieval latin word Carnelevarium meaning to take away or remove meat. This festival happens before the liturgical season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately, before Easter.
   The historical origin of the word Carnival is also obscure.It possibly has its roots in a primitive festival honouring the beginning of the new year and the rebirth of nature.The first day of Carnival varies with both national and local traditions.In Munich begins on the feast of the Epiphany, while in France before Ash Wednesday
   Carnival involves wear masks and costumes allowing us to lose our everyday individuality and experience a sense of social unity. 
Today it has become a tradition in which fancy dress and masks are the key to enjoying the party.We celebrate the Carnival ,this special moment, when we display all of our wit and humour participating with dances, costumes, parades, humorous songs, and artistic abilities fostering oral comprehension and expression skills and the ability to communicate in a foreign language using verbal and non verbal communication.
   In pre primary education, we make our pet called "the patarrona" a big beauty girl with fours legs and she will be who  tell us what to do and what to bring every day.
First day, monday: we make our mask and recite a poem.
Second day, tuesday:we make a beautiful bow tie.
Third day, wednesday:we make an animal mask with recyclable products.
On thursday:we make our musical instruments. For it we need a little plastic bottle, legumes, cellophane and some stickers. We are already prepared to make music with our maracas.
Finally, on friday: we dress up as one of our heroes of our favourite tale..."one of the three little pigs", "The Little Red Ridding Hood", "Peter Pan", "Snow White, "Pinocchio" "The Flinstones"... This day we sing our charanga and we march at the playground with our song.
We can appreciate the different activities made in different sessions throughout the week.


lunes, 29 de enero de 2018


  La fiesta de Las Lavanderas se trata de una tradición unida a la historia de la ciudad que se recuperó hace casi 25 años por parte de la Universidad Popular.
Se rememora así el duro trabajo que hacían estas mujeres a principios del siglo XIX, y el ritual con el que cada año despedían el invierno, aunque ahora se celebra coincidiendo con el carnaval. Este día era el único en el que no trabajaba ninguna lavandera y el pelele era paseado por las calles cercanas al lavadero para después ser quemado en medio del jolgorio de las lavanderas y todo el vecindario.
 Febrero suele ser el mes más frío en esta ciudad. Era cuando peor lo pasaban las muchas lavanderas que había. Por eso a principio de mes las mujeres ponían en el lavadero un pelele esperpéntico que representaba al molesto mes, al que insultaban en los días en las que las manos se amorataban con el agua fría. Al terminar el mes las lavanderas hacían una fiesta porque ya venía el buen tiempo y quemaban al pelele, al enemigo. Se asegura que de entonces viene un dicho cacereño, «eres más feo que un febrero».
Agradecemos la colaboración del personal de turismo del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Cáceres el cual ambientó la biblioteca del cole con sus trajes y utensilios típicos de antaño, acercando a nuestros pequeños y pequeñas a nuestra cultura e historia tradicional ayudándoles así a crecer en valores como el respeto, el esfuerzo o el tesón de las lavanderas de antaño.



         The International Day of Peace known as World Peace Day is celebrated in our school on 30th January to promote peace in the Educative Community.
What do English teachers do?
Take part in different activities in different sessions. It is a pedagogic celebration very important due to its great transcendence in a world where the bullying and domestic violence must be stopped, when we watch or listen to unpleasant news, doing a better evolved society among us.
           The symbols that we use in our classroom...
The peace dove flying with an olive branch in its beak is one of the most common featured symbols for the day.The dove represents hope for peace and it is represented as still in flight to remind people of its role as messenger.
    Our quotes in pre-primary education are...
" Make this world a place of peace"
"Peace begins with a smile"  (Mother Teresa)
"Don't let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace" (Dalai Lama)
" Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" (Nelson Mandela)

 Teachers, parents and pupils have engaged in this international Day of Peace in diverse and meaningful ways or activities:
Intercultural dialogues
Music and festivals

 Service to others
Writing quotes of famous people
Peace building activities

Creation of filled day of Peace with games, songs, tales ,paintings, artistic and physical activities, dances, recitals, poems, tongue twisters ... from the point of view of different areas or abilities, offering all them ideas for observing this global day shared with all humanity, strengthening the ideals of unity and equality, diversity, harmony and above all at advancing the culture of peace.
Our final task: an image is worth a thousand words. We teach  by means of pictures, images,colours, quotes of famous people with implicit peaceful messages, symbols such as (doves, hands and hearts)  and quotes what really the word peace  means and the values that it transmit.For it we elaborate a big collage along the corridor of the school with the activities made in the classroom. The best way to check if our pupils acquire the meaning and values that the word Peace means.
Our following activity is listening to a tale at the same time that teacher ask questions in order to get information about what they have learnt doing listening comprehension.
Listen to a song using gestures and movements. Imagine by j. Lennon, adapted for our pupils of this age.
Finally, reproduce a short dialogue which main characters are our older pupils.
On this Day,we must all renew our commitment to global solidarity.To keep peace we should build it every day in every society with every woman and man by working together towards a better common future for all, learning to live in a tolerant way where opinions of all are important and need to be listened.


sábado, 16 de diciembre de 2017


Con la ayuda de algunos padres y sus tutores, los alumnos de 5 años han aprendido a preparar un par de recetas utilizando como principal ingrediente los higos secos, tan típicos de estas fechas y de nuestra provincia. Aquí un paso a paso de sus  casamientos y bombones de higos: