Category: Culture

CBS celebrates Christmas

Culture

Coruña British School says goodbye to the first term of this academic year with the Christmas Concerts, which were held in the purest British style: with mulled wine and mince pies! We enjoyed some of the Christmas classics, like We Wish You a Merry Christmas or Hello Father Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, I’m […]

Storytelling and theater at CBS

Culture Extracurricular Activities

At Coruña British School, extracurricular activities are designed as a complement to our curriculum, in order to provide our students the opportunity to discover and develop their skills and talents, often unknown even to themselves. Within our offer of artistic and creative activities, we set up the Theater Club, an activity aimed at promoting the […]

CBS Halloween Party as the finale of Science Week

Culture Events

Coruña British School closed its Science Week with its traditional Halloween party. In this day, the entire educational community went to school with their spooky costumes to enjoy a fun day before the half-term break. Witches, wizards, ghosts, vampires, nutty teachers, crazy doctors and many more curious characters paraded through the facilities of the British […]

Dance and art at CBS Summer Camp

Culture Summer Camp

Art and creativity play a leading role in the British curriculum and also in our summer camp, which has been running since June 25th and until the 27th of this month in our facilities at A Zapateira for children between 4 and 8 years of age. Attendees at our Summer Camp are enjoying all the […]

School Trip to Castro de Elviña

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last week, our Year 2 and Year 3 students made an interesting visit to Castro de Elviña. With this visit, our students were able to put into practice the knowledge acquired in class about the different stages of History and its main characteristics. With the help of two experienced guides, our students discovered many curiosities […]

The Chinese Club at CBS had a very special visit

Culture Languages

Yesterday our Chinese Club had two special visitors to help Ms Vila in class with the children. Ms Yali and Mr Jonas spent the lesson with the Chinese Club students sharing their experience of Chinese language and China. They are both language teachers and Ms Lai is a Chinese Teacher, so it was great for […]

CBS celebrates International Day

Culture Events

Last Friday, Coruña British School celebrated International Day, a journey in which multiculturalism and internationalization occupied a prominent place in all activities. Games, workshops, parents visiting the school, international food and an amazing performance of the Apple Tree Theater group with their show “Treasure Island” were the most important activities of the day, with eight […]

Coruña British School celebrates Book Week

Culture

Promoting the habit of reading amongst our students is a priority at Coruña British School, and to achieve this, we organize different activities throughout the academic year, one of them being Book Week. During this week reading acquires a leading role in our classrooms. Many parents came to the school to read to their children […]

CBS collects more than 2,000 euros with the 2018 Readathon

Culture Values

A new edition of the CBS Readathon concludes with a resounding success and the objectives fulfilled. In recent weeks, our students have read a lot and enjoyed reading even more, and have also raised more than 2,000 euros thanks to it. Congratulations to everyone! The funds raised will be used to collaborate with a charitable […]

Y2 visit the Tower of Hercules and the San Antón Castle

Culture Trips and exchanges

Yesterday the Sharks 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 […]

Trip to CGAI

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last week, our Year 1 and Year 2 students had a very interesting trip to the Galician Image Arts Centre, where they had the opportunity to watch the film “Snow and the magic trees”. This movie is a compilation of four short films with a theme centered on nature and trees, which tells stories about […]

More than a hundred people participate in the first Open Day of CBS

Culture Events

Over a hundred people have joined us during our first Open Day at CBS. They loved our students exhibitions, especially the spectacular staging of Year 3, where they sang, danced and performed the original version of Cinderella with Ancient Egypt as a background theme. In addition, they were able to enjoy various workshops where they […]

Coruña British School hosts its first Open Day

Culture Events

Next Friday the 2nd March, Coruña British School will be hosting a very special event in which you will be able to enjoy activities for all the family. This event is our first Open Day which will be on the School premises between 4.30 and 7pm. You will be able to enjoy our student’s exhibitions […]

CBS celebrates Carnival

Culture Events

Coruña British School celebrated their Carnival party today, with a parade in which the school’s educational community let their imagination fly as they dressed up in funny costumes. There were cheerleaders, princesses, superheroes animals, emojis and Wally. With the CBS Carnival parade we reach the end of this half term and its time to rest. […]

Year 1 visited the Museo Belas Artes

Culture Trips and exchanges

As part of our Kings and Queens topic, Year 1 visited the Museo Belas Artes in Coruña. We looked at lots of different paintings in lots of different styles. We also looked at lots of portraits of Kings and Queens throughout history. At the end of the trip, we even got to design our own […]

Two new extracurricular activities at CBS: Guitar and Ukelele

Culture Extracurricular Activities

This term CBS has two new artistic extracurricular activities for children from Year 1 to Year 3. These children can develop their music skills in the new Guitar and Ukelele classes. The guitar classes are for beginners and they will learn to play guitar in a fun and easy way. In Ukelele and percussion they […]

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 […]

Helping those in need at Christmas in CBS

Culture Values

Solidarity is one of the values of Coruña British School, a commitment that we have very much in mind throughout the course and also during these Christmas holidays. And we are in luck, because this year the educational community of CBS has managed to raise more than 900 euros in the Christmas performances held last […]

Santa Visited CBS

Culture

The students of Coruña British School received a very special visit last week. Santa Claus went to the school located in A Zapateira to greet our students and wish them a very Merry Christmas. Our students took the opportunity to tell him how well they have behaved this year and remind him of their gift […]

CBS celebrates Christmas

Culture Events

CBS says goodbye to the first term of this Academic Year with the Christmas Shows. In them, our students were able to put their artistic and creative skills into practice. And of course, they did not disappoint us! The performances were really wonderful, interpreting and dancing to versions of Christmas classics like Jingle Bell Rock, […]

Christmas has arrived at CBS!

Culture

Christmas is coming… and in the classrooms and corridors of Coruña British School you can feel the Christmas atmosphere. In addition to our beautiful Christmas tree –we even have a fireplace! – our students have made some fantastic murals in which it is clear that Christmas is in the air. Ho ho ho!

Chess and art to foster the children’s creativity

Culture Extracurricular Activities

In CBS we consider that extracurricular activities are an essential complement to a child’s curricular education. We believe that the activities must be structured and have a defined purpose as well as being recreational so that the children enjoy themselves and explore other areas of life beyond the academic realm. This is the case in […]

Visit to Vilalba

Culture Trips and exchanges

After our visit to the Archaeological Museum in Vilalba, the Wolves went to visit some real sites. At the first site, a protective cave used by ancient hunters at night. Here we are looking for rocks to make tools (arrow heads, spear heads and cutting tools) like the tools used in the Stone Age. We […]

CBS dresses up for Halloween

Culture

Last Friday was our Halloween celebration at CBS. The children and teachers all arrived in their spooky costumes and had great fun in various parties and events throughout the day. One of the most important events for us as an international school in Galicia was to combine the day with Magosto. We shared our chestnuts […]

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 […]

Cinema and Stars at Coruña British School

Culture

The children at our Summer Camp enjoyed a week full of fantasy and fun while learning English. Under the theme “Cinema and Star”, the children enjoyed a movie day with popcorn and made many crafts related to the world of celluloid, such as Emoji faces. In addition, they went on hilarious excursion to the Arrecife […]

Visit to the Naval Museum of Ferrol

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last week we made an entertaining visit to the Naval Museum of Ferrol. The children of our Summer Camp were able to learn more about the history and culture of the naval. Naval equipment, artillery, ship models, nautical instruments, flags or cartography were some of the jewels that were discovered in the museum. In addition, […]

Visit the theater to see Peter Pan´s play

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last Wednesday, our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children went to the Colon Theatre to see the classic tale of Peter Pan. They really enjoyed the play and the adventures of Peter Pan, Wendy and the lost children and their battle against Captain Hook.

CBS dresses up as Book characters for Book week

Culture

CBS has decorated the school with magnificent representations of children’s stories which motivate the children even more to read especially this week that we are celebrating Book Week. We would like to say a big thank-you to all the parents who have come in to school this week to read a book to their child’s […]

CBS Celebrates Book Week

Culture

From the 3rd until the 7th April, we will be celebrating Book Week at Coruña British School. During this week, the children will be participating in various activities related to reading, one of which is the Readathon. As part of Book Week, we are going to be holding a book exchange. Children are encouraged to […]

Welcome to the 2017 Readathon!

Culture

This year as part of book week, we will be raising funds to support A.I.R.E. (Integral Association for Emergency Rescue) through reading books. From Coruña British School we encourage all families to participate in this act of solidarity. From the 17th March until the 5th April, children will read as many books as posible and […]

Spring has arrived!

Culture

Our Year 2 children have helped us to decorate our Spanish and Galician display with proverbs and riddles related to Spring.

CBS celebrates Carnival

Culture

Once again CBS celebrated Carnival. Our children and teachers showed their creativity dressing up as their favourite characters amongst which we could find characters from the Star Wars saga, Flamenco dancers or pirates.

CBS celebrates Spanish Week

Culture Events

CBS also celebrated Spanish week and were lucky to be able to count with the following performances and demonstrations: On Monday: In the morning we were visited by the Coruña Bobbin Lace Association who showed us how and what marvellous things they created with bobbin lace. In the afternoon Ana did a performance with her […]

Visit to the opera

Culture Trips and exchanges

On Monday our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 students went to the Colon Theatre to see the opera The Magic Flute. It is an adaptation for children of the famous Mozart Opera which premiered in Viena in 1791. The children really enjoyed the show!

The art of photography

Culture Extracurricular Activities

In our second term of Art as part of our extracurricular activities children will be combining the art of photography with paintings, drawings and doodle. Last week they were introduced to the concept of mixing photography with art by making their own photo album cover. This week they learnt how to work with water paints […]

Art Gallery Trip

Culture Trips and exchanges

On the 12th January, the Lions took another exciting trip – this time to the Fundación María José Jove art gallery. We looked at lots of different types of paintings and sculptures. We also learned lots about abstract art! We also worked together to make a large piece of art. We may have some artists […]

Christmas Shows 2016

Culture

Well done to all the classes for their fantastic singing, dancing and acting. All the staff were so proud of all the children. Thank you to all the parents, family members and friends who attended. We really appreciate your support. Finally a big THANK YOU to all the staff who have been working so hard […]

Guess who visited CBS?

Culture

We were very lucky to have Santa visit our school. Father Christmas came and delivered special Christmas class presents to each class.

Coruña British School welcomes winter

Culture

Winter is here and each class has created a lovely winter display. We have also decorated our Christmas tree. A big thank you to Jimena, Maria and Greta for helping Miss Lawford. We had lots of fun decorating the tree! We hope you like it! Snowmen Nursery-Bumblebees Winter scarfs Nursery-Ladybirds Winter wonderland Year 1- Lions […]

Year 2 visits the María José Jove Museum

Culture Trips and exchanges

The tigers enjoyed visiting the museum María José Jove. We learnt about the language of art and the different forms that it can take. There were two new languages that we learnt – realism and abstract – and we now know how to use these languages to help us to understand a painting. We also […]

Halloween at Coruña British School

Culture

All this week the children have been doing lots of Halloween activities as well as doing their part by thinking of those who are less fortunate. We have been working together as a team sharing and caring for others by collecting chestnuts. We would like to thank you for your generous donations for A.I.R.E. A […]

Nursery’s music show was a great success!

Culture

It was Nursery’s turn to demonstrate all they had learnt during the year in their music classes. They were a bit nervous before starting but soon they were singing and playing instruments to the delight of their parents. They offered a great show. They performed the following songs: ‘Clap Clap your hands’. ‘Old Mcdonald’. ‘The […]

Stellar performance of our Monday Year 1 and Reception music group.

Culture

Our Year 1 and Reception music group finished their classes in the best possible way: performing for their parents in a concert full of major music hits. They all demonstrated how much they have learnt whilst singing with a microphone, playing the guitar or the percussion instruments. It was a fun show with the parents […]

The children really enjoyed the play “Swan Lake”

Culture Trips and exchanges

Yesterday the whole School had a fantastic time at Colon Theatre. The children really enjoyed the play Swan Lake as well as going on the bus! Their behaviour was excellent and we were really proud to receive an email l from the theatre company informing us how great the children were. We hope to visit […]

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 […]

In Coruña British School we have celebrated Valentine’s Day

Communication Culture Values

Bumblebee class made something special for their parents for Valentine’s Day. Caterpillars and Butterflies also made some Valentine’s cards for their parents. In Ladybird class we cut out hearts to make a Valentine card for our parents. We tried to write our names inside. We also sang a song called “I Love You”.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Culture Languages Values

The children in Reception and Year 1 have been learning about Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the monkey. The children listened to the story and made lanterns. Happy Chinese New Year!

Carnival Parade 2016 at Coruna British School

Culture

Coruña British School´s first carnival celebration began with a colourful parade with music and shakers! The children wore a range of costumes from superheroes to princesses and at the parade the children had the opportunity to show off their wonderful costumes by parading around the school. It was lovely to see all the children and […]

Santa visits Coruña British School!

Culture

Guess who visited us yesterday? We were very lucky to have Santa visit our School. Father Christmas came and delivered special Christmas class presents to each class. The children were very excited with his visit. As they behaved very well we were fortunate enough to receive a lovely present for each class. Ladybirds were given […]

CBS’ First Christmas Concert 2015

Culture Events

Ladybirds as little snowflakes Bumble Bees singing hello to… Santa, Reindeers and Snowmen. Butterflies rockin around the Christmas tree! Thank you to all the parents, family members and friends for attending our first Christmas concert. A big thank you to Jenni, Dima and Andrés for dedicating their time to our school. Merry Christmas and a […]

Winter Wonderland

Culture Trips and exchanges

Butterflies had lots of fun this term learning about hot and cold countries. They also learnt about hot and cold materials as well as learning about Arctic explorers. Getting ready for Christmas… At CBS we are all really excited about christmas. The children have been busy practising for the Christmas concert aswell as making cards […]

Music at Coruña British School

Culture

The children at Coruña British School (CBS) had an opportunity to learn more about different musical instruments. Jenni visited all the classes and played a range of instruments, whilst the children sang songs like, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Wheels on the Bus and many more. We would all like to thank Jenni for dedicating her […]

Creativity Day at Coruña British School

Culture

At CBS we celebrated “CREATIVITY DAY” and the theme was “All around the World”. The children experienced different aspects of the arts like drawing, music, dance and theatre. The children were able to develop their creative skills whilst getting to know different cultures from all around the world. In modern dancing they have been dancing […]

End of our First Half Term and celebrating Halloween

Culture

Coruña British School´s first class assembly Today Year 1´s assembly was all about their topic ´Marvellous Me´. The children in Butterflies sang a song, spoke with confidence and showed everyone examples of their work. Well done Butterflies! Big thank you to Mr Baramuszczak and Ms Vasallo for helping the children prepare their first class assembly […]

Our first Halloween at CBS

Culture

On the 28th October 2015 Coruña British School will be celebrating Halloween for the first time. As a staff, we agreed that the children should be allowed to dress up and celebrate Halloween in a positive way while at school. Children can wear their costumes to school for the entire day. Please make sure the […]

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