Category: Academic

Languages

Academic Extracurricular Activities Languages

Learning languages and other cultures is a key element in our curriculum. English is the vehicle language of our school. The linguistic immersion is total, with native teachers in English speaking with a proven professional experience from the first day of school, with a curriculum that also includes Spanish, French and Galician. At Coruña British […]

Art and Creativity

Academic Values

In Coruña British School, art and creativity play a very important role, since they are very significant elements for the cognitive, personal and social development of our students. For this reason, from Early Years to Primary, the creative arts constitute a fundamental pillar in the integral formation of our students. Creative Arts foster imagination and […]

New Academic Year

Academic

Not long now for the day that so many nerves and illusion has generated in recent weeks, especially the smallest of the house. The first day of school is a very special day, especially for Nursery students and families. In order to make it as easy as possible for everyone, we leave you with some […]

British Education

Academic Values

Coruña British School teaches an international and multilingual curriculum focused on the needs and specific requirements of each student, with music, creative arts and sports as key elements for the full development of the student body. The CBS learning methodology is designed to help all students thrive in their studies and achieve all of their […]

Infant Education

Academic Languages

At Coruña British School we follow the education system of the United Kingdom, a curriculum specially designed to provide students with an understanding of the current world and the great challenges of the 21st century, with personalization and the promotion of research and critical thinking. as key pieces of your educational project from the earliest […]

Primary School Trip

Academic Trips and exchanges

Las week Y2 students visited the Tower of Hercules and the Castle of San Anton. With this visit, our Year 2 students were able to consolidate the knowledge they have acquired in class in recent weeks about the city of A Coruña. In this excursion they discovered curiosities about two of the most emblematic monuments of […]

Visits

Academic

Our Year 4 students received the visit of the writer and author of the book (amongst others) “Aunty Clio and the typewriter”, Mónica Rodríguez, as part of this terms topic in Spanish class. The children got the most out of the visit. They  listening to the story being read by its creator, they asked all kinds of questions, the author signed copies for them  and they learnt a […]

CBS, education for a global world

Academic

Coruña British School opened its doors in September 2015. This private school, located in A Zapateira, defines itself as a 100% British school but located outside the United Kingdom, which follows the British National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a whole and employs the usual assessment methods used in that country. In […]

Science Week 2018

Academic Events

Coruña British School celebrates its terrifying Science Week this week, which will culminate on Friday with the celebration of the traditional Halloween party. Throughout this week, the classrooms of Coruña British School have become authentic laboratories in which our children are learning the magic of science from a different perspective. Thus, our students received the […]

Educational excellence, value-based education and global readiness

Academic News

The quality of British education is recognized and respected throughout the world and its curriculum – the National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland of the United Kingdom – is specially designed to meet the individual needs of each student, putting at their disposal a highly stimulating and motivational education. The educational program of […]

Coruña British School starts a new academic year

Academic Communication

Coruña British School celebrates the start of a new academic year with happiness and great enthusiasm, and with an expansion that will allow for the progressive increase of students as a result of adding a new course to our educational offer. This extension contemplates the creation of a new building in our facilities of A […]

The first day of school

Academic

It is just around the corner that moment that such nerve and illusion has generated in recent weeks: the first day of school. Here are some useful recommendations for the first day in Nursery. We hope it is as simple as possible for everyone! Saying goodbye is difficult but the longer you take, the harder […]

Coruña British School: cultural diversity and international education in A Coruña

Academic Communication

Coruña British School is the first British school in A Coruña. Located in A Zapateira, the current campus imparts the British curriculum from Nursery (3 years old) to Year 4, the equivalent of 3º of Primary in the Spanish system. A global education with a clear international vocation and cultural diversity are the hallmarks of […]

Early Years at Coruña British School

Academic

In the weeks before the beginning of the academic year, it is very common to ask what the classes will be like for our children, especially in the first years of schooling. At Coruña British School we follow the British curriculum, so the promotion of critical thinking and research, collaboration as a precept and the […]

PISA 2018

Academic

Our brother school in Vigo, O Castro British School, has had some great news that we want to share with you and offer our sincere congratulations. The good news are the outstanding results in the PISA tests (Students International Assessment Program), above the Spanish average and higher than Singapore, the leading country in the last […]

Access to the most prestigious universities worldwide

Academic Communication

There are many advantages to studying at Coruña British Coruña School, not least because the students follow a long-standing and strongly consolidated dynamic educational model which is constantly adapted to our innovative international school project. Today we want to highlight one that, although it may seem a long way in the distance, generates some concern […]

Discovering the park

Academic

Our Lions are enjoying the start of the Summer Term. These last weeks they have been working on the topic “Park life” and discovering what elements make it up, like the grass, the flowers, the swings and games, the picnic areas … They have learnt many things and have had a great time whilst doing […]

Fairy Tales

Academic

At the beginning of the Summer Term, our Reception students are discovering the fascinating world of fairy tales. They are making fantastic murals that prove it! Like this one our Caterpillars have made about Jack and the Beanstalk, an anonymous story of English origin that, for a long time, was wrongly attributed to Hans Christian […]

Learning about plants

Academic

With the start of the first half of the summer term, our Nursery students start a new project: the fascinating world of plants. In the coming weeks, our Bumblebees will learn many things about the plants through different activities, such as this mural, in which they will put into practice the knowledge acquired. In addition, […]

Coruña British School Readathon 2018

Academic

One more year, Coruña British School will be raising funds through reading wth its yearly Readathon, an activity framed in Book Week, which has the dual objective of promoting the habit of reading amongst its students whilst collaborating in a charitable cause, raising funds for the charity A.I.R.E. The Readathon will be held between 11th […]

Testimonies from parents of CBS

Academic

Giving our children the best education that we can is a priority for any parent and choosing the best School is a complex process where lots of factors have to be considered such as location, facilities, services, its educational project and also other varied intangible and subjective factors. The learning of languages and the immersion […]

Coruña British School takes part in the annual Maths Championships

Academic

On Friday 23rd February, Year 1 went to Montespiño School to take part in the annual Maths Championships. All 5 teams from the Lions and the Tigers worked really well together, solving Maths challenges and problems. Mr Bailey and Miss Tolchard were very proud of how well our Year 1 children behaved, how well they […]

Why choose Coruña British School?: the testimony of a mother

Academic Communication

The prestigious British educational system is recognised all over the world, not only for its academic excellence but also for being an evolving model, always being the forerunner of educational development and innovation. Beyond the theory, today we leave you a very special testimony: the testimony of a mother from Coruña British School. In the […]

Discovering libraries

Academic

Two of the visitors who came to talk to Reception for our “People who help us” topic were librarians. They explained what they do, about the different sections in a library and how to borrow books. They read us a picture book, a rhyming story,a pop-up book story and an upside-down story! It was very […]

1st seminar on Early Years education in British Education

Academic Events

Over a hundred people came to the auditorium of Afundación to learn more about the British Education methodology during the 1st Seminar on British Education: Early Years education. La Educación Infantil, or Early Years education in the British Curriculum was the focus of the event which was led by the Head of Coruña British School: […]

Learning about the Human body in our ECA french class

Academic Extracurricular Activities Languages

Last week in our ECA´s French class the students have been learning the parts of the body. They started by learning the head, hair and facial features. They practise the new words through listening, repeating, answering yes and no questions about the new vocabulary and finally producing the language themselves. They worked in pairs to […]

Javier Tirapu, special guest at the I British Education Day

Academic Events

On Friday 5th February Coruña British School will celebrate the First Conference on British Education under the title, “Early Years Childhood Education under debate”, in the conference room of Afundación, at nº8 Cantón Grande, at 7pm. Why choose a British School for your child? What are its main characteristics and advantages against other educational models? […]

The second term has started at CBS!

Academic Culture

Second term has started and with it new topics in each class. The Tigers from Year 1 have made a very fun mural about the book “The Queens Knickers” related to their topic of Kings and queens. Reception Caterpillars are learning about People who help us and you can see all the people they have […]

Mapping around Coruña

Academic Trips and exchanges

Y3 students of Coruña British School made a trip to the center of the city where they had the opportunity to consolidate all they have learnt in the subject of Geography in an interactive way. The students enjoyed and learnt a lot on this trip. It allowed them to take a closer look at common […]

CBS celebrates Science Week

Academic Events

Last week at CBS as you walked along the corridors and visited the classrooms there was a great sense of excitement and enthusiasm for studying our natural world. Science week is an annual event whereby the children and teachers at CBS get the opportunity to inquire into the amazing phenomenon all around them. We have […]

Year 1 Class Assembly

Academic Culture

Last week Year 1 Lions class delighted the whole school with their class assembly. The focus for this was their topic called, ‘Marvellous Me’. Using an integrated approach to their learning, they combined Science, Arts and the Humanities to learn aspects that develop their knowledge and skills in these important areas. This particular topic also […]

Year 1 visits the Domus Museum

Academic Trips and exchanges

On Thursday 28th September, Year 1 went on an exciting trip to the Domus museum in the heart of A Coruña, as part of our topic “Marvellous me”. We all had fun trying out the different science experiments and exploring how our body works. The children behaved very well and learned a lot of new […]

House Heads of Coruña British School!

Academic

For our new House system, I would like to introduce our new House captains as follows: Cambridge – Olivia; York – Maria; Durham – Greta; Oxford – Jimena. Our new captains, who will hold their position throughout the year, are highly motivated and committed to lead their team and collaborate in the organization and development […]

The return to school

Academic Communication

This week Coruña British School has returned to school after our long summer holiday. The children are all very excited to be back and see old friends and meet new ones. Of course we are here for learning and we wish you all our students the very best in their studies for 2017/18. We have […]

Differentiation at Coruña British School

Academic

The concept of differentiation is extremely important in a British education. We understand that within a class of students there will be a variety of academic levels. We therefore plan our teaching with this in mind with the aim for each child to reach their full potential. We do not teach to the average and […]

The use of text books in Primary school

Academic

While it is possible to see students using textbooks in British Primary schools, the reliance on those materials is much lower than we would find in state education here. Indeed here in CBS in our Early Years department, they are not used at all. The British National curriculum provides our teachers with the ‘what’ to […]

“Whole child approach”

Academic

From the onset of a British teacher’s initial teacher training they are introduced to the concept of the ‘whole child approach’. This means we aim to see each child within the premise of their own uniqueness. Clearly our primary goal is that through the teaching and learning process students within our care reach their highest […]

Seminar about British education at Fundación Barrié

Academic Events

Coruña British School invites you to participate in a conference about British education organised by the British Embassy and backed by the British Council. The event, which will have the support and collaboration of the only British School in the city, will be held on the 10th March at 5.30pm at Fundación Barrié de la […]

House Heads of Coruña British School!

Academic

For our new House system, I would like to introduce our new House captains: Our new House captains are motivated and committed individuals from Year 2 who will lead their team and help organise and develop the system. House captains will be involved with staff members and their team to ensure growing success. They will […]

Year 1 Trip to the Domus

Academic Trips and exchanges

The lion class had a very exciting trip to the Domus museum, in the heart of A Coruña. We have been learning all about ourselves and our bodies, so we really enjoyed playing and exploring the museum. We even got to stand inside a model heart to see how it works!

Reception visit to Fundación María José Jove

Academic Trips and exchanges

The Butterflies and Caterpillars went on their first trip in Reception.They visited Fundación María José Jove and learnt many things about art! They felt the smooth and rough sides of a marble sculpture, they saw a painting by Picasso and they even slept in a forest bedroom! At the end of the trip, they painted […]

Lions´ Class Assembly

Academic

Lions had their first class assembly in Year 1 today which was absolutely fantastic. There was lots of singing, dancing and acting. The children acted out the story ´Farmer Duck´ which is a story about a tired, weepy duck who did all the work on the farm. At the end of the story, all his […]

Maths and Computing in Year 2

Academic

In year 2 we have been learning how to use number lines to help us to add and subtract. We now know that when adding we jump forwards and when subtracting we jump backwards. We have even tried solving questions with gaps in them!! We have also been learning about following instructions in ICT. To […]

Learning Spanish

Academic

In Year 2 spanish class we have started this term negotiating our class rules. Our “Tigers” have met Rasi the Squirrel who will guide us with his stories through this academic year at Coruña British School. We have also gone over everything we learnt last year like writing the date in Spanish and spelling.

Learning the colours with Bumblebees

Academic

In Nursery, the Bumblebees are learning through the topic of colours. Bumblebees are yellow and black so we have started by learning these colours. We made a yellow crown and decorated it with yellow art supplies, and we have been searching the classroom to find yellow and black toys to play with. We also used […]

Personal, Social and Emotional Learning in Ladybirds class

Academic

In Ladybird class we are focusing on Personal, Social and Emotional area of Learning. We have been learning the names of our new friends and teachers and saying Good morning! We are enjoying playing with all of the lovely new toys in the classroom and learning how to share them.

Learning in Caterpillars

Academic

In the Caterpillar class we have been learning about number recognition and phonic work on the “S” and the “A”. We have helped each other to count how many fingers we use to hold a pencil and we have also been learning to write the “S”. We have enjoyed singing the song “Ants up my […]

The class of Butterflies review the sounds and letters

Academic

We have been counting the number of children in the class who live in a house or a flat. We have been building houses with construction pieces. In Phonics we have been revising sounds and letters. We have also been practising how to write our names. We bought in photos of our families and showed […]

Lion class starts the term

Academic

We have had a busy start to the term in lion class. In maths, we have been recognising and putting numbers into the correct order. We also made a venn and sorted the numbers into bigger and smaller than 10. We have also been busy with our marvellous me topic – we have been learning […]

In Year 2, the first theme will be about Houses and Homes

Academic

The children will be talking about their homes and learning about different homes around the world. They will also be learning about different types of materials in Science and designing their dream home. In RE, they will be learning about religious practices in the Jewish home and listening to stories from the Hebrew Scriptures. In […]

Marvellous me will be the first topic in Year 1 at Coruña British School

Academic

Our Year 1 Lions will be learning this first term that we are all the same but at the same time we are all different as after all we are all marvellous. In Science they will be learning to name body parts. In history and geography they will be creating a plan of the place […]

Me and my family will be the topic in Reception to cover the learning areas during their first term at CBS this 2016/2017

Academic

Our Reception classes will be divided into Caterpillars and Butterflies. Reception is the last year of the Early Years foundation stage of the National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The 7 areas of learning in their first term will be focused on the topic ‘Me and my family’. Following this main theme, in […]

Colours will be the first Topic for Nursery this first term at CBS

Academic

Our Nursery classes will be divided into Bumblebeesand Ladybirds. The first topic we will focus on to cover the 7 areas off learning in our first term this year will be Colours. In personal, social and emotional development they will learn to name and describe their favourite colours. In communication and language they will use […]

Phonics, this is the method we use to learn to read and write at Coruña British School

Academic

The learning system used for reading and writing, Phonics, is a methodology used in the National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Coruna British School we follow several steps to understand that all letters have a sound and that when used side by side they make up another. During the first stage the […]

Coruña British School is the only School in the province of A Coruña that teaches the British Curriculum

Academic

At Coruña British School (CBS), as well as teaching all our subjects in English we follow the National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The National Curriculum delimits objectives and assessment methods but also allows a great flexibility in its implementation so each School can adapt it to its particular requirements.Coruña British School offers […]

Last term of school!

Academic

The children are so excited and working hard learning about their new topics this term. In Butterflies, this week, the children have been learning about British seasides and how to locate beaches around the world. In Caterpillars, they have been learning about Minibeasts. They have been pretending to be Bug Detectives and finding out about […]

Fairytale Assembly by our Caterpillars last Friday

Academic

The Caterpillars chose their topic “Fairytales” for their class assembly last Friday. I´m sure most of the parents present recognised all the stories they acted out. For this performance they acted out parts of lots of different well known Fairytales such as: Little Red Riding Hood. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Jack and the Beanstalk. […]

Butterflies´ Assembly

Academic

Our Butterflies had their second assembly on Friday and it was all about the story, Silly Suzy Goose. Suzy Goose was not happy with herself and thought that everybody else’s life was a lot better than hers. Suzy finally found out that it is better for everybody to be who they are. We are all […]

Ladybirds and Bumble Bees´ First Class Assembly

Academic

Last Friday our Nursery children performed their first assembly for their parents and school friends. They sang lots of different songs full of fun and actions. The Ladybirds sang: ‘5 little monkeys’ ‘Incy wincy spider’ ‘Wheels on the bus’ The Bumble bees sang: ‘Let it go’. ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’ ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’. […]

Creativity Counts

Academic

On Saturday 2nd April, Jackie Morton, an expert on the Early Years Curriculum, visited our school to deliver training to all the staff. She spoke about why play is so important and gave us lots of ideas about play and outdoor learning. It was a great day and we hope Jackie will return to CBS […]

Maths Championship by Mr Baramuszczak

Academic Awards and Competitions

Last week 5 members of the Butterfly class participated in the Maths championship. The children and I were very nervous as this was the first time the school had represented itself in Coruna. However the nervousness was short lived and the children quickly settled into the session with ease. The children must be commended for […]

Year 1 will be participating today in the “Maths Champions” competition.

Academic Awards and Competitions

Five of our Year 1 children are taking part in the Maths Champions competition held al Montespiño School today. It’s a fun competition for 5 year olds and a good way for them to demonstrate all they have learnt this year in maths. They will have lots of different problems to solve as a team. […]

World Book Day!

Academic Culture

What a busy week! We all had such a fantastic time!!!Each class had a theme: Butterflies looked at Horrid Henry books; Caterpillars focused on the author Julia Donaldson; Ladybirds did a range of activities based on Spot books and Bumble Bees really enjoyed listening to Cat in the Hat. The children did lots of paintings, […]

Next Week Coruña British School will celebrate World Book Day!

Academic Culture

Next week, in celebration of World Book Day, Coruña British School will be having lots of fun and taking part in a variety of activities. On Monday the 29th, Janina Ivaldi will be reading us stories from the editorial Edelvives. On Tuesday the 1st, we are very fortunate to have lots of wonderful parents coming […]

Caterpillars: Our topic this term is toys

Academic

We have been talking about our favourite toys. Last week we learnt about toys that move. We made robots and sock puppets. This term we have been learning about construction toys

Caterpillar´s first class assembly was all about toys!

Academic

Parents and the whole school were invited to watch them sing, dance and speak clearly in English. The children first sang a song about toys, performed a robot dance and sang a song about sharing. The children also talked about different types of toys and old and new toys. With their robot hats on them, […]

Bumble bees using playdough to make a face

Academic

We have been making prints of our hands and feet and measuring them with cubes. We have been talking about the features of the face and using playdough to make a face. We also love to complete puzzles. We have been matching ‘Our Face’ puzzles, talking about our eyes, noses and mouths. Who is this? […]

The Year 1 Butterflies learn about…

Academic

Catching bugs. Going on a virtual reality walk up a mountain. Measuring push distance with our feet. Practising phonics on the computer. Seeing what thing we can push and pull. Working outside- talking about pushing and pulling –.

Ladybirds are learning about: ‘Me and My Body’

Academic

In Ladybird class we are learning about the parts of the face and body in our topic ‘Me and My Body’. We are learning how to hold a pencil correctly with our thumb and two fingers and draw a face on the whiteboard. We have been using playdough to make the features on a face. […]

People who help us

Academic Values

This term the children in Caterpillars have been learning about ´People who help us´. In Reception, the children have had lots of visitors talking about their roles in the school as well as visits from the police and librarians. The children have also had lots of fun in the role play area pretending to be […]

Early Years in Coruña British School identifying different patterns-spots, stripes and zig-zags

Academic

The children in Nursery and Reception have been working very hard this term. In Ladybird and Bumblebee classes, the children have been identifying different patterns- spots, stripes, checks and next week – zig-zags. Elmer, colourful elephant covered in coloured squares Last week they have been learning about checks and squares. In Ladybirds they have been […]

How do we learn to read and write in Coruna British School?

Academic

Recently we spoke to the parents of students to explain our methodology with regard to literacy. Ms Jane William (Shadow Chairperson of Governors) was commissioned to explain to parents the methodology used in Coruna British School to teach students to read and write. As she explained in her presentation, Jane works as a consultant, inspecting […]

Every class with it’s Mascot, do you know which is yours?

Academic

At Coruña British School every class has an assigned mascot that will accompany the students throughout their academic year. They will be their emblem and companion in the classroom. A ladybird, butterfly, bumblebee or Caterpillar…, do you want to know which cuddly toy will accompany your child in school? It is very simple. If your […]

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