St. Clare's SIP Activities
The pupils in the senior classes of 5 th and 6 th began their ICT and
language experiences by using Microsoft Word.
They worked on exercises based on the topic of School or Die Schule
and wrote sentences about our school, our timetable and made some useful
classroom labels in German.
At first, it was extremely difficult to find a school in Germany able
to correspond with us. Eventually,
Frau Ursula Hoesea lovely teacher in Lerchenberg, Wittenberg replied.
The pupils in 5 th and 6 Ih have sent and received some emails
from this school called Girundschule am Lerchenberg GslercheL&t-online.de.
The senior pupils have used the Internet to investigate aspects of Gen-nan
culture such as Christmas traditions, Fasching and more recently German
food and drink. The Internet
proved extremely useful in sending hallmark cards for Christmas, St. Patrick's
Day and Easter.
Many pupils in 5 th
pets. In German, they recorded
infon-nation about their pets using a database in Microsoft Access.
Pupils loved working with Microsoft Publisher.
Each group produced a one-page newsletter all about their class
interests. 5 th
described their Green school project, while 6 th class
wrote about their Confirmation.
The pupils enjoyed leaming German by playing with some German language
software. The teachers involved have reviewed the software and their
comments can be read at the Sip2l project web site.
Finally, to consolidate all the ICT skills used, a patch study of different
applications was devised. The
theme chosen was Food and Drink.
The pupils made a database of their class favourite fruits and
vegetables. Using their word
processing skills, pupils wrote stories about different mealtimes.
Next they emailed Grundschule am Lerchenberg for their opinions.
The Internet was useful for looking up some German recipes, visiting
Aldi and McDonalds in Germany and even ordering a pizza in German.
Having fun with Microsoft Publisher helped put it all together.
In November parents were invited to the school to hear about the work
we were undertaking. In May a similar night was held for teachers to inform
the wider communityu of our progress. A very encouraging response was
received on both nights.
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