Iceland – Work we made before the visit and for the project.
We learned about all the places we are connected to in this great project. All the kids know what snipi looks like and how he connects all of us together. When we were talking about our project with the kids, and we showed them the pictures from Poland and all the lighthouses they wanted to make boats, because they said that was our distinctive for our village. That´s why all of our guests got a 3D printed boat for a gift.
Fish that comes in our harbour – 6. -7. class
6.-7. class researched what types of catch the trawlers bring home. They then picked one type of fish and made a drawing with information such as average size and median price.
About the Vikings
About the Vikings in the Erasmus + “SNIPI” program
Grades 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th were discovering the secrets of the Vikings.
What they looked like, where they lived, what they did, where they travelled. Could you meet Vikings in Polish area in the past? Did you know that the Vikings settled in Wielkopolska and Mieszko I was their descendant? Information about their everyday life, history, customs and conquests was an introduction to art works. Students watched films and prepared presentations. Thanks to the combination of learning and fun, we can now admire the beautiful Viking ships made by students from classes 2b, 4MS, 7c and 6a. The lessons were conducted under the Erasmus + “SNIPI” program.
The children in Ireland have been busy making a marquette for our ceramic lighthouses. We are looking forward to sharing them with our European friends when they are complete!
The students have also researched the lighthouses in Ireland. We drew some pictures and also made some Art based on lighthouses.
The Vikings Project
The students in Ireland have been learning about the Vikings. They completed some projects and art work to show where they invaded, what the looked like and how they travelled across the seas.
Vikings project in Iceland
4. and 5. class learn about the Vikings, we learn about where they went and how we are all connected to Vikings. The kids make drawings of Viking ships and where in Europe they travelled.
COMPETITION “SEAWAYS, PATHWAYS OF INTERNATIONAL LEARNING” – SNIPI
In October, a competition was held at Polish Primary School nr1 in Ustka as part of the Erasmus + SNIPI project. Junior students created a 3D model of the sea, and older students designed a model of a lighthouse or a poster with a maritime theme. 57 students took part in the competition.
All the works are wonderful, interesting and creative. Our young artists, designers and architects surprised us again with their imagination and how brilliantly they were able to do the work in the smallest details.
Our sea with hama beads – Iceland
In Iceland all the children love to make art work with hama beads, so we got a net and we did a little art work in our school – Our Sea. 1.-5. class.
And 1. and 2. class also make fishes with origami.
Fishes and birds that we can see in our area – Iceland
4. and 5. class was learning about fishes and birds that we can find in our area.
What live in our Sea – 1st grade
First class make their sea – We had been talking about what we could find in our sea, and then they make their sea.
Leave no trace – Iceland
Second (Third now), fourth and fifth class figuring out how long things will be in the nature, using leave no trace cards.
Timeline – Leave no trace 6th. – 7th. class – Iceland
6. and 7. grade make timeline of things, how long will they be in our nature.
Timeline – Leave no trace – 4th- 5th class – Iceland
4. and 5. grade make timeline of things, how long will they be in our nature.
Holiday “art-show” about the sea
During the summer camps organized at our school, students presented their artistic skills in an extremely creative way. The imagination of children is endless – paintings on plastic wrap with a maritime theme delighted us all.
Workshops with a 3D printer – our virtual mobility
The pandemic prevented us from traveling and planned project activities. We hope that the situation will get better soon and that we will be able to meet safely in partner schools. In the meantime, we work hard and discuss various activities. Teachers from all schools met online.
On March 22, the Day of the Baltic Sea was celebrated in Polish school. It was established to draw the attention of the international community to the problems related to its protection. Every year we are happy to join the action, the younger classes get to know the natural environment of the Baltic Sea, the countries lying by the sea, the older classes are also willing to join the beach cleaning campaign. This year, class 2a had the opportunity to participate in an extraordinary lesson, during which elements of Science, English and ICT were combined. The students learned about the 3D printer, they got to know the organisms living in the Baltic Sea, they learned about the curiosities related to the sea not only in Polish but also in English. During the lessons, they had the opportunity to practice computer skills.
The lesson was a huge injection of information and great fun 😊
The lesson was also presented to the partner schools in the Erasmus + project “Seaways, Pathways of International Learning”. We also met online with teachers from partner schools and discussed the possibility of buying 3D printers in all schools, how such equipment can be used in the project and during lessons. Teachers from Polish school showed how the printer works. During the meeting, fish and an octopus were printed.
We hope that we will be able to organize a similar meeting at school, when the situation in the world is safe.
Exploring Our Local Coastal Environment
As part of the Erasmus + Project, all of the students spent the day on our local beach in Kinvara. We explored some of the flora and fauna that live in this ecosystem. We also carried out a beach clean up to keep our local area litter free. Here are some photos we put together of our field trip.
ACTIVITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC!
Let’s clean up our sea and our beach in Ustka
Even when staying at our homes we can still think and take care of our closest environment. Children from primary school in Ustka decided to do a fantastic art project called “Let’s clean up our sea and our beach in Ustka” showing their involvement into the subject of Erasmus + project “Set a sail for clean seas”. We hope that you will enjoy the pictures of their art work 🙂
Islandia – Nasz projekt morski z 4 i 5 klasy.
Iceland – Our shore and sea
In the first phase of the project we all went together for a field trip to the shore.
We had to time our trip to coincide with the low tide so we took a look at the tidal charts, learned about the tides and how they relate to the phases of the moon and picked a perfect time for our field trip. The shore near the school is a perfect place teeming with life and shielded inside the harbour area.
On site we did shore bingo and spotted different types of sea snails, kelp, crabs, amphipods, barnacles, mussels and seabirds.
We also gathered materials to use in the next phase of the project.
For the next phase we read about, watched videos and discussed different species of fish, seabirds, seamammals, crustaceans and each student picked one that he would like to research further. The class was divided in two, 4th year focused on the seashore and 5th year on the ocean. The groups then recreated their environment with the material we gathered and a lot af creativity and added of course their seacreatures. Accompaning the marine environments were posters with the information the students had gathered about their creatures.
Water – our treasure.
In December 2019, Mrs. Karolina Jagusiak, an employee of the Poviat Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Słupsk, came to our school. Participants of the meeting (classes VIa, VIb and VIIIa, b, s) had the opportunity to broaden their knowledge about water. Our guest in an interesting way talked about the goodness of water, the principles of proper use of water resources, and about the importance of water in the environment and our bodies. Students have gained valuable knowledge on how to properly quench their thirst and why it is better to choose water than other drinks that contain a lot of sugar. Finally, she encouraged students to use school taps water instead of buying water in plastic bottles every day. It is healthy, cheaper and also protects our environment from plastic waste. The meeting with its themes perfectly fits into the Erasmus + program “Seaways, Pathways of International Learnig” implemented in our school. The project focuses on the subject of sea and river protection in individual countries. We teach children how to care for the coastal environment, avoid the use of plastic and appreciate the purity of the water of our region. The conclusions of this meeting were presented to teachers from partner schools during workshops in Spain, Pamplona.
Norway – Local food from the sea
What does the cod look like inside?
Students from a school in Iceland had a chance to see what the fish looks like inside – they saw cod cut open and what was inside.
Class 5-7. – Iceland
Food from the sea – what the sea gives us!
FIELD TRIP TO THE SHORE
One of our projects in this Erasmus + programme, was to teach the children how to harvest and use food from the sea – and why it is so important to keep the sea clean and free from all pollution.
If we eat polluted food – we will get the pollution in us as well!
We had two great days at the shore with the 6th graders ( who also have Family science in their schedule this year).
We made crab soup spiced with seaweed and cockles. (We did put in some onions and creme – as well😉)
We also made chips out of seaweed which was very popular.
The pupils gathered scallops, small crabs, seaweed and cockles. They also gave a hand in making the food.
Just look at these delicious food from the sea!
You can catch cod and salmon in the Baltic Sea. They are very popular fish, which are often served on the Polish table as delicious dishes – this is an offer from one of the Polish schoolgirls, baked cod or salmon served with baked sweet potatoes. Enjoy your meal!
A typical Polish dish for Christmas Eve – carp in jelly.
And here is something more modern – shrimp with pasta in a sauce with spinach and tomatoes. Enjoy your meal!
Plastic in the ocean, 2nd grade at Kolltveit school.
– Learn/find out why plastic is dangerous for life in the ocean.
– What can the pupils do to help prevent plastic pollution?
– How does so much of the plastic end up in the ocean?
We started to check out if we could find plastic in the local areas around the school and in a bay nearby. And we did find lots of plastic things. The pupils were very eager to pick up all the plastic waste they found.
We also saw some films for children about plastic in the ocean and how it affects the animals and all the plants in the ocean. The pupils learned from the films that most plastic in the nature ended up in the ocean and that it was important to do something about it. On every walk we have had after this project, the pupils always look for plastic and other waste that does not belong in the nature.
We learned about how important it is to sort plastic and to recirculate it. In Norway all household has the opportunity to sort plastic, paper, food and residual waste. The pupils answered some questions about how good each family is at sorting waste and what they could be better at. The pupils suggested to sort plastic at school as well.
We put waste under stones to see how long it takes to disappear or as the pupils suggested – become soil. And that made us wonder – can all waste turn into soil?
This is what we put under some stones to see what happens in a few years time: soft plastic, coin, chocolate, apple, bread, tread, cucumber, metall piece, hard plastic, chalk, some sweets, paper:
The conclusion is jet to be found.
In our county there was found a stranded whale. He was ill. The whale has got the name The Plastic Whale because they found 30 plastic bags in his stomach. They believe that was the reason for his illness.
As an art project we decided to try to make the plastic whale. One of the teachers made the whale body out of chicken wire. The pupils helped fill it with plastic they had brought from home. The plastic we found in the nature was too dirty to use.
And we made it!
The pupils conclusion to the plastic problem: Never throw plastic in the nature and pick it up if you find some. And it is good if we recirculate the plastic.
Radio programme “SANFRANIRRATIA”
In Pamplona students from 6th grade did a radio-programme with questions about teh proyect to teachers from Norway, Poland, Island and Ireland. Here are some pictures and the audio.
Erasmus + in the newspapers
The news about the proyect was published in one of the navarra newspaper. It was writen in basque.