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CLIL for Subjects Primary 17-18

Our course for bilingual teachers CLIL for Subjects is about to finish.  We have shared two face to face sessions on 30th January and 28...

miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2018

Marta Liaño

Marta Liaño Paredes
5th course (10-11 years old) – Science and Art and Crafts
Your task: Plan a cross-curricular mini-project. Your mini-project should incorporate some of the techniques you have seen on the course so far. Complete the table below.

Topic and project title
Ecosystems. How would be your ideal world?
Your subject area: How will the project fit with your subject?
It fits perfectly because it has to do with the curriculum and it is a theme that students love it.
Who are you doing the project with?
I´m doing this project with the 5th course students, they are a mixed-abilited class, they are quite talkative but they are also quite enthusiastic. I´m doing this project in the Science area and in Art and Crafts.
Learning objectives
To examine the relationships between living things in an ecosystem and the importance of keeping these relationships balanced.
To identify the characteristics of different ecosystems.
To describe how living things are organized in an ecosystem.
To identify the members of a food chain and explain their function in it and analyse a food web
To identify further types of relationships in an ecosystem.
To differentiate between beneficial and harmful relationships.
To apply knowledge acquired in the unit to carry out a task.
To build the food web of an ecosystem.
Anticipated problems (and solutions)
At the beginning when I asked the students how their ideal world would be, they started saying many different things for example one of my students wanted to live in the space, another student wanted to live with dolphins, … so it was really funny asking a driving question and their responses were quite crazy. I used the “think, pair and share technique”
They worked into heterogeneous groups of four and five (they are 23 students) “The scaffolding technique”
Another problem was to try to concrete the things we wanted to include in our project. First of all we started doing a mind map and them we decided to put the information in a lapbook.
In Art they decided create the different ecosystems using shoes boxes.

Marta Liaño Paredes
5th course (10-11 years old) – Science and Art and Crafts
Teach your mini-project. Reflect on how it went. Be prepared to give feedback.

Group and date taught

5th course. We have developed this project in two weeks (from the 12th to the 23rd of February)
What did you do?

(scan and attach a copy of the material you used, or paste any links below)
I asked them an opened question and they started giving options. Then they created a mind map and we started working. The groups were heterogeneous and there were roles for the group students. They decided to put the information in lapbooks so at the beginning they searched information in laptops and in the science book and then they started working in the lapbooks. When they were ready they introduced it to the class.
What went well

The group work was really good and I think they have understood the topic quite well. I have also tried to give them warm encouragement and a constructive criticism of learner´s work.
Reflection for future practice
What needed improvement/changes and why

Most of the projects went well because it is quite attractive for kids but perhaps it is a extensive theme and students haven´t had enough time to work in it deeply.
Almost everything was fine except students needed to speak in Spanish when they were in the group and I wasn´t with them

What would you change considering level, age or other factors

Perhaps I will ask them to produce a power point.

Links/materials here:
This video was used to explain living things and physical environment:
This is a video with a brief explanation of ecosystems:
This video was to explain the nutrition in the ecosystems:

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