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eTwinning project plan
A year around Europe
The project is designed to be flexible, for participants to fit into their own curriculum.
If you have any further ideas, we can make changes as we go along :)
Countries in the project (please add your country): Cyprus, Estonia, France, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Republic of Moldova.
This plan was drafted, amended and approved by the following participants:
Diana Linford, UK (Steeton)
Catherine Creusefond, Ile de Porquerolles, FRANCE
Mela Rodríguez, Pontevedra, Spain
Ingunn Sawa and Lilian Søbakk, Jara School, Norway
Marika Viks (Põltsamaa Ühisgümnaasium, Estonia
Anna Szczepaniak, SP 9 Dzierżoniów, Polan
Aurelia Cotoman,republic of Moldova
Natasa Kolarevic, Sweden
[please add your name and use a different colour for your amendments :) ]
Overview of project:
Pupils will share information about their activities through the year. They will learn about life in other countries through this collaboration. This may include festivals, the weather, school activities and local traditions. They will share written work, songs, games, photos and videos and will take part in a video call. The children will learn some language of the partners. eSafety will be discussed. The project will facilitate collaborative international peer learning.
Languages: (please add yours)
Pupils' age: (Participants to check)
5-11 (Steeton and Eastburn, England)
3-11 (2 classes)
10-12 (2 or 3 classes)
8- 10 (2-4 classes)
7 and10 (2 classes) - Poland
8-11(3 classes)-Republica of Moldova
8-9 (3 classes) - Sweden
Subjects: art, cross curricular, European studies, foreign languages, geography, ICT, language and literature, music, primary school subjects.
Tools to be used: various ICT tools including:
Other software (Powerpoint,video,pictures and drawings)
Twinspace What is this?
Video conference In what way – skype/facetime or….?
For the children to find out about life in other countries in Europe through the year;
to practise their foreign language skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening;
to break down barriers and avoid stereotypes;
to develop their creativity;
to communicate effectively with their peers in other countries;
to use a number of IT tools and integrate ICT into learning;
to learn about eSafety;
to make friends internationally through a shared educational project;
to find out about other countries in Europe through shared project work;
to benefit from international collaboration.
to learn Geography of Europe
For teachers to develop their skills in using eTwinning and ICT teaching
For pupils and teachers to reflect on their learning through the project.
1 Project introduced to pupils, pupil administrators/ classes added.
2 Logo design activities. With the pupils? Yes - we will discuss the best way for the children to collaborate in this activity - it’s a nice way to start to introduce the project
3 Project diary – ongoing through the project: linked from school websites so parents can access.
4 Autumn term: eSafety. Sharing of information about our schools, autumn, Christmas and winter traditions. Exchange of Christmas cards.
5 Spring term: information about New Year, spring and Easter. Safer Internet Day (5 Feb 2019?)
6 Summer term: information about summer and holidays. Eid (5 June 2019).
6a Video call?? Would we like to hold a video call? My pupils would love it.
7 Various IT tools will be integrated into the project.
8 Pupils will reflect on their learning in the project share these reflections on the Twinspace.
9 Teachers will also reflect on the benefits of participating in the project.
Skills and experience gained:
Pupils will have a greater knowledge of life in other countries, over the course of a year.
Pupils will have a real audience for their work.
Some of the other pupils’ languages may be learned.
Children and teachers will have experience in using new ICT tools.
Teachers will share pedagogical ideas and ICT expertise and be part of a European network of teachers using eTwinning.
Teachers new to eTwinning will be mentored through this project.
Pupils will be more globally aware.
Parts of the Twinspace will be public, and will be linked from schools' websites for parents and other schools to follow the progress of the project.
The following does not form part of the eTwinning project application, but is a suggested Project Timeline. Please add any holiday dates for your school at the end of this document.
We will need to agree a date for the conference call.
We would also need a planning video call to check the equipment etc
Project plan written and agreed (all partners).
Project application made and Twinspace established (DL + CC )
Further members possibly added.
pupils to design a logo for the project – how are we going to do this?
Each school could draw a flag inside a part of a circle, or a hand (creating a hands ‘circle)
sharing information about autumn: activities in school, autumn, songs
Exchange of Christmas cards - we need to fix a date
Sharing of traditions etc on Twinspace
Photos of activities in school.
Information about spring and Easter
We can add dates later
Information about summer, Eid and holidays
HOLIDAYS IN ENGLAND:
Autumn half term: 20-28 October
Christmas: 22 Dec - 6 Jan
Spring half term: 16 - 24 Feb
Easter: 13 - 28 April
Summer half term: 25 May - 9 June
Summer holidays: 24 July
HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE
Link to follow : http://www.education.gouv.fr/pid25058/le-calendrier-scolaire.html
Our school is in “zone B”
HOLIDAYS IN ESTONIA:
Autumn term: 22.-28. Oct
Christmas holiday: 24. Dec- 6.Jan
Winter term: 25.Feb- 3. March
Spring term: 22.-28. April
Summer term: 12. June- 31.August
Holidays in Norway:
Holidays in Spain (Galicia)
12 October National holiday
1-2 November schools holiday
6-7 December-schools Holiday
Christmas:22 Dec-7 Jan
1 May Work Day
17 May Galician Regional Holiday
Summer holidays:22 June
Holiday in Republica of Moldova
27 October- 4 November Holiday autumn
22 December- 8 January Winter Holiday
7-10 March Spring Holiday
27 April- 6 May Easter Holiday
9 May-The commemoration day of the war victims, Europe day
Summer Holiday 1 June- 31 August
Holiday in Sweden
29 October-2 November
22 December - 8 January
25 February - 1 March
15 April - 22 April
30 May- 31 May