Time for rhyme

27nov2019-rhymesLast week in Nursery we celebrated Nursery Rhyme week with plenty of action and fun! Each day we sang rhymes we knew and learnt a new one. We acted out rhymes with pictures and props, used musical instruments, danced to music as well as other creative activities. We made a fantastic display of Humpty Dumpty sitting on a huge wall, also played Incy Wincy games and had fun with little spiders, pipes and tubes in the water tray. We counted and glued 10 fat sausages into frying pans and helped Little Bo Peep look for her sheep. On Friday afternoon we took part in the Primary Assembly and performed Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.

 

 

 

 

The power of London

26nov2019-london2019On 4th November, 26 Year 8 students and three members of staff set off on a jam-packed week of fun and culture in London. Staying in Wembley, we started each day with a big buffet breakfast. Our students could sense the dynamism of the British capital.

We learnt a great deal about the history of London: exploring instruments of torture in the Tower of London, seeing dinosaur bones in the Natural History Museum and scaring ourselves in the Dungeons. We revelled in England's literary culture with a tour around Shakespeare's Globe, a day at the Harry Potter studios and a visit to a beautiful bookshop. The students saw the sights of London on the ground, from the river and from above with our sightseeing tour, river cruise and the London Eye.

Plenty of fun was had by all, including London's pigeons and squirrels who we shared lunch with when visiting the parks. Evening activities included restaurant meals, bowling and the brand new West End show, Mary Poppins. Congratulations to Adriana Leon and Daniel Pérez for winning the prize for making the most effort to speak English on the trip! All in all, it was practically perfect! 

 

Getting to the bottom of things

25nov2019-bottomA bleak Thursday 14th November hardly offered the perfect weather for a geography field trip. Y12 and Y13 worked together in order to enhance their understanding of weathering, mass movements and volcanic features present on the island. The day began with a short drive to Bandama's Caldera where we were able to observe the result of a Plinian eruption. We got the chance to see the different layers of material that formed this strato-volcano.

Following on from Bandama, we drove up to the Caldera of Pinos de Gáldar. The drop in temperature was dramatic, making the British born and bred Mr. King feel at home. There was rain, fog and it was very windy. We descended the western flank of the caldera and walked back up in order to see the caldera itself and examples of slope modification. The very last stop was a quick trek up to the peak of Montañon Negro. Although hiking conditions were by now terrible, we were now able to collect some interesting lava samples.

Word perfect

22nov2019-spanish-competitionAnother year, another Interhouse Spanish Vocabulary Competition between the three Houses of the school (Teide, Roque Nublo, Timanfaya). Year 7 and Year 8 students were challenged by Year 9 to guess the meanings of 100 Spanish words, as well as writing as many sentences as possible with them. A packed hall was the setting of the big challenge with cheers ringing out when the results for each round were made known. After Roque Nublo were eliminated, Teide and Timanfaya were tied until Round 6... before Teide won it at the death!

Shining bright like a diamond

21nov2019-diwaliTafira Infants enjoyed a wonderful Friday 8th November, celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We sampled authentic Indian foods, prepared coconut balls, made rangoli patterns, and listened to the story of Rama and Sita. All of this was topped off with a wonderful display of traditional Indian dancing.


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