Did you know that food can be grouped depending on its colour? And that same colours share many characteristics and properties? So this is what primary students at Martinet School have discovered with this activity. Not only they have group food into different colours but have made a research to see what is behind the common sentence: “This is healthy.. eat it”. What means to be healthy? What properties benefit our body? Now we have the right answers!!
During the Erasmus week we had the pleasure to welcome Jordi Fernandez from the Pediatric Team in the Health Department. He showed teachers and families a very successful project that he has carried out in different schools and we may introduce from next year at Martinet School: “INFADIMED: Infància i Dieta Mediterrània” (INFADIMED: childhood and Mediterranean Diet”. The aim of this project is to show students the importance of healthy eating through stories and heroes characters. The target is to set students from 3-years-old in the centre of actions, trying them to be aware what they should eat if they want to be like their heroes. If students learn and choose what they want to eat, they can show their parents at home too!
Two weeks ago Primary 6 classes from Escola Martinet went for a walk in nature. They visited Garraf Natural Parc where they had the opportunity to discover local flora and fauna. We had a great time!
Year 5 explored their work-life wheel by looking at how many hours they spent sleeping, playing and working. They then used the data to create pie charts in Excel.
Here are a few examples of our food diaries conducted over a week including fluid intake:
As part of their homework the children are now completing a food and exercise diary for the week. They fill out the worksheet pictured below. They include their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. They also note how many glasses of water they are drinking each day. As well as this they write down the type of exercise they have done and the amount of time they spent at it.
This is making the children and parents more aware of what they are eating and how much exercise they are getting each week.
The children also engage in peer assessment where they review and discuss each other’s diaries.