Project plan



    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.


    Work process:

    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.

    YES Yes

    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.


    Expected results:

    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.


    Tangible outcomes:


    Christmas cards



    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


    Summer- Sept

    Project plan written and agreed (all partners).  

    Project application made and Twinspace established (DL + CC )

    Further members possibly added.


    September onwards

    Start Twinspace:

    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.


    Spring term

    Information about spring and Easter

    Spring songs

    We can add dates later


    Summer term

    Information about summer, Eid and holidays

    Summer songs

    Video call?



    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




    Link to follow :

    Our school is in “zone B”



    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

    Carnival:4-6 March

    Easter:15-22 April

    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