WHERE'S OUR SCHOOL?

We've been using google maps and google Earth to locate our school at different scales. Can you see the yellow pin?


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Our school in the world

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Our school in Europe

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Our school in l'Alt Empordà

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Our school in Castelló d'Empúries
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Our school in the neighbourhood. The pin is right in front of the fourth grade classrooms.

Our school is on a street in a village. The address is:
Esc Ruiz Amado
Carrer Pau Casals, 11-13
17486 Castelló d'Empúries
Catalonia


IN CLASS WE'VE BEEN DOING MAP WORK, USING BOTH MAPS AND GOOGLE MAPS
We've written our addresses and we've located our homes in the maps


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WHERE DO WE LIVE?

We've learned how to write our addresses correctly:

Name and surname

Street and house number (in Catalonia the number comes after the name of the street!)

Zip code and town or village

Country


We have found our homes in the map. Many of us live in Empuriabrava, which belongs to Castelló d'Empúries but it's a bit far away.

We have stuck notes with our addresses around the map, showing the exact points where we live and we have illustrated our addresses with drawings of our streets.


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WHO LIVES IN...
A CITY?
A TOWN ?
THE SUBURBS?
A VILLAGE?
THE COUNTRYSIDE?
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The school grounds in a plan


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Contrasting Schools. What are schools like in other countries?

THE LONGEST AND THE SHORTEST ROUTES
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THE COMPASS ROSE
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PICTURES AND PLANS OF THE SAME PLACE
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OUR VILLAGE: CASTELLÓ D'EMPÚRIES

We have explored Castelló and we have learned the names of the shops and facilities we have.

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GREENGROCER'S
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SHOESHOP
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BUTCHER'S
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NEWSAGENT'S
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ICE CREAM PARLOUR
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PHARMACY
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HAIRDRESSER'S
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SWEETSHOP & TOYSHOP
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FISHMONGER'S
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CLOTHES SHOP
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BANK
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HOTEL
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POST OFFICE
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BAKERY
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LIBRARY
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We've made models of these buildings too

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In class, we have also talked about the jobs people in our area do and we have learned the names of these jobs in English. We have also visited some people at work, like the mechanic, the carpenter, the butcher, the baker, the postwoman, etc.

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During our walk around the village, we've been to the post office to post the letters we have written for a classmate. We are looking forward to receiving the letters; we've never found a letter for us in our mail boxes before! Now we know how to write an address correctly on an envelope, where to buy a stamp, how much a stamp for our local area costs, where to post the letters... the whole process of writing, sending and receiving mail.



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Let's go shopping: follow the link for activities related to shops and shopping:
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-topics-shops.htm