Learning from history


We’ve just started one of my favourite units in Science:

“Learning from history”

This unit is divided in two periods: Prehistory and History:

preTitle Prehistory is the period that began when humans appeared on Earth and ended with the invention of writing.
The prehistoric people were nomads because they lived in small groups and moved constantly in search for food. They ate wild fruits and animals they hunted and fished.
They lived in caves and built tools, weapons and ornaments with bones and stones. His greatest discovery was fire.

To know more visit: Back in time: Prehistory and Antiquity


History is divided in four stages:
Antiquity (Ancient History). Earliest civilizations with writing.
The Middle Ages. Began about 1500 years ago.
The Modern Age. It started about five hundred years ago.
The Contemporary Age. It started about two hundred years ago and extends to the present.

Click on the pictures below to learn more and play


The next one is in Spanish but is an amazing time machine that will help you to travel back to the different periods

Roman civilization belongs to the Old Age and emerged in present Italy.
The Roman population consisted of free men and slaves. Slaves were owned by other people that made them work very hard.
The capital of the Roman Empire was Rome and it was ruled by an emperor. The language of the Romans was Latin.

Many Romans lived in cities surrounded with a wall. To carry water from one city to another they built aqueducts, (in Segovia is one of the best preserved).
In the Roman cities were different types of building such as circuses, theaters, amphitheatres, temples, markets, public baths,  justice buildings, etc..http://
The cities of the empire were connected to each other by causeways.

Do you want to visit a Roman house? Just click belowjhjh


During the Middle Ages in Sapin lived together the Islamic and Christian civilizations.
The Muslims came from North Africa, his language was Arabic and their  religion was Islam.
The Christians Kingdoms occupied the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Christian society was formed by the king, noblemen, peasants and monks.



 The Modern Age

The modern age begins with the discovery of America and ends about two hundred years ago.
In the Modern era established new shipping routes and trade developed.

The age of exploration was about exploring america and discovering new lands. There were seven people who was in the age of exploration one was Christopher Columbus who started the age. Ponce De Leon who wanted to discover the fountain of youth. Vasco De Balboa who first saw the pacific ocean. Vasco Da Gama who sailed over the cape of good hope. Amerigo Vespucci was looked for signs of China and India. Ferdinand Magellan who first traveled all over the world. Lastly, John Cabot who first went to Newfoundland, Canada.


The Contemporary Age

This age is the one in which we live. In the early nineteenth century, the invention of the steam engine. This invention was applied to the industry and it was able to make many products in a short time. We also used in transportation the steam engine to make  trains, cars and planes.

Great advances have been achieved  since then like:
Medical advances such as radiography, antibiotics, anesthesia or vaccines.
Technological advances such as the automobile, the airplane, the rocket, computer, television and appliances.
Advances in lifestyle with schools that serve all children, homes for the elderly people , hospitals …


We Won First Prize!!!

Dear friends!!

Bibliotecas EscolaresI’m pleased to announce that……..

We won the “XX Certamen de Teatro Escolar de la Comunidad de Madrid” contest!!!

Among 20 schools from all over the Autonomous Community of Madrid, we have won  1st PLACE AWARD with our play called “Eloisa is under an almond tree” an adaptation of a play written by Jardiel Poncela “Eloisa está debajo de un almendro”. We also won the Best Performance award!!!

THANK YOU ALL for your support and enthusiasm, without you guys our team has always been incomplete !!!!!!!!




Book day!!


World Book Day is a yearly event on 23 April, to promote reading. This “Day” was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995.

It is celebrated on this date because is the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, the death of Miguel de Cervantes, Garcilaso de la Vega (El Inca) among any other authors.

At San Cristobal school we celebrated this day with a variety of activities. My 4th grade students wrote stories inspirated in some Edward Hopper paintings.

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Trinity exam is coming!!!


We don’t know when the Trinity is yet. It’ll likely be at the middle-end of May so  we have to  be prepared  for it.

In Pearltress you have a good mind map where you can search everything relared with this exam.


You can also visit the Trinity College website and see some information,  examples and videos.

Here are some videos of trinity examinations (grade 5 and 4) http://www.trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=2046. It is very useful to watch these videos to have a clear idea of how the exam will be.

Good Luck

We are in the final!!!!



After all the work we have invested in this project we had our opening ninght the 13th of April and the jury came to judge us yesterday. It was awesome how everything worked. I’m very happy with the result.

PHOTOS  1 in colonial nuggets

 PHOTOS 2 in colonial nuggets

 PHOTOS3 in colonial nuggets

Our own translation and adaptation of “Eloisa in under an almond tree”, Jardiel Poncela’s “Eloisa está debajo de un almendro”, is one of the finalists for the 20th edition of Madrid School Theater Contest. But if you couldn’t watch it yet you’ll have two more chances:

  • 1) Next Wednesday, April 24th at 17:45, The Elsinore Jokers will perform it in front of a live audience and “the grand jury”
  • 2) We will perform it again  in Galileo Theater in Madrid, the 27th of April at 12:00.

Don’t miss them!! You are all invited.

Do you want to see how fabolous was last year? Just click  HERE 

Good Luck to everyone!!! I’m proud of you all!!


How are we? Discovery our body


My students have been learning about the human body. We watched and rewiewed some videos and we played some games I have posted before:

Third grades studied a basic human skeleton and memorized the names of the major bones. They also the different muscles that are attached to bones, which are jointed.

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Learning has never been so easy or so much fun!

Forth Graders learned how the homan body systems function in order to maintain life. Here is one of them: The digestive system. We also made some posters based on the pyramid food.

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  • Build a Body activity: If you would like to construct a human body system-by-system visit  Build a Body activity. Here you can drag and drop into place the organs and bones of a human body. Each organ and bone is accompanied by a description of the purpose of that bone or organ. The systems you can build  are the skeletal, digestive, respiratory, nervous, excretory, and circulatory systems.
  • Healthline Body Maps : provides interactive three dimensional models for learning about human anatomy. Body Maps has male and female models.
  • Bitesize: It’s worthy to visit this place where you can find tons of information about our body.

Enjoy it!!!

Our Solar System: to the infinity and beyond!!!


We’ve just finished our Unit about The Solar System and I’m very happy with the results of my student’s job. They made amazing projects and they showed them to their classmates.

Fist it all you should watch some of these previous posts:

Time to play!!!!!!! Clic below

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