Stories from The Olive Tree

Saplings Spring Topic: The Naughty Bus

Our Naughty Bus topic is extremely exciting for our Saplings! We have been receiving letters from the Naughty Bus himself for seven weeks now! Saplings have been helping the Naughty Bus to travel around the world using different methods of transport. The Naughty Bus...

Enrichment: Outdoor Learning

Des de la vuelta de NAVIDAD todos los miércoles estoy llevando las sesiones de Enrichment=OUTDOOR LEARNING. Las 4 primeras semanas del término estuvimos desarrollando un proyecto a medida que el titulado"The world around the MAPS" con distintas técnicas para reconocer...

Family Newsletter, Week 10

Dear families, What an inspiring Science Week that was! Marine Biology came to life last week through the many experiments, dissections, inspiring speakers and field trips. The highlights were the secondary visit to Vilanova port and the primary visit to the Cram, a...

Year 3: Art Through Fashion Design

Inspired by the work of Vivienne Westwood, Julian Opie and Henry Moore, Year 3 have been designing clothes, modelling body shapes and drawing each other. We began by learning to draw body shapes using chalk on the playground. In the classroom, we used felt tip pen to...

English History Year 7: The Peasant´s Revolt

Recently, Year 7 re-enacted the Peasant´s Revolt. We began the lesson by looking at a real peasant´s motives for joining the march, identifying the long and short term causes, and then we discussed which was his greatest motivation and why. Last week the pupils wrote...

Let’s Be Dragonologists

Year 5 have been led into a fantastical world where dragons exist. I posed as a secret dragonologist sent on a mission to find a dragon that had been spotted in the area. The email that I “received” from Dr. Albert Drake, the head of The Secret and Ancient Society of...

Find It, Learn It, Memorize It, Recite It!

On the first Monday of every month pupils across Secondary can be seen pacing up and down a small patch of school they’ve colonised for morning break, their eyes focussed inwards; they march up the stairs to class murmuring in time to their steps; friends armed with...

Family Newsletter, Week 9

Dear families, After a week away from school, we are ready to go again with an action-packed Science Week, where we investigate Marine Biology! Please refer to the school blog at https://theolivetreeschool.es/blog for frequent updates and pictures as the week unfolds....

Year 7 History in Action: Thomas Becket

Year 7 acted out one of the most famous and shocking murders in history: the murder of Thomas Becket! After holding a court of law in which various suspects were accused of the murder by the prosecution, giving their motives, they discovered through drama, the details...

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