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Football in London

This article is dedicated to all the “futboler@s” kids of the Salvat Papasseit.

Football is the most popular sport in London.

For the 2013-2014 season there are 6 London clubs in the Premier League (wow! 6 teams in the Premier, in Barcelona we have just 2 clubs in “Primera División”).

Here is the list:

 

CLUB

NICKNAME

STADIUM

CAPACITY

FOUNDED

MANAGER

Arsenal Gunners Emirates Stadium

60.360

1886

Arsene Wenger
Chelsea F C Blues Stanford Bridge

42.450

1905

Jose Mourinho
Crystal Palace F C Eagles Selhurst Park

26.300

1905

Tony Pulis
Fulham Cottagers Craven Cottage

25.700

1879

Felix Magath
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs White Hart Lane

36.230

1882

Tim Sherwood
West Ham United Hammers Boleyn Ground

34.300

1895

Sam Allardyce

 

There are some good Spanish players in these clubs:

Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta, Nacho Monreal, Jon Toral and Héctor Bellerin play for Arsenal.

Fernando Torres and César Azpilicueta play for Chelsea.

Roberto Soldado plays for Tottenham.

Adrián plays for West Ham United; he is the goalkeeper (or goalie).

Most clubs’ nicknames come from when the club was originally founded.

v  For example, in 1886 workers at Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football club. Today Arsenal keeps the name associated with that origin: Gunners, and a cannon in his badge.

v  The Thames Ironworks Football Club, founded in 1895 for metal workers, became over time West Ham United. His badge shows one of those men’s tools: two crossed hammers, and the club has been known as the Hammers ever since.

v  Fulham’s nickname (“Cottagers”) comes from the famous cottage which is an iconic part of Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground.

And finally, my question:

Do you know why followers of Barça and Espanyol are called “culés” (or “culers”) and “periquitos”?

Vocabulary

Goalkeeper: his duty is to prevent the ball from entering in the goal.

Gunner: in the British Army, an artilleryman (in Spanish: artillero)

Badge: a distinguishing emblem or mark worn to signify membership, employment, achievement, etc (in Catalan: escut)

Tool: in Catalan: eina

Hammer: a hand tool consisting of a heavy usually steel head held transversely on the end of a    handle, used for driving in nails, beating metal, etc. (in Catalan: martell)

Cottage: small simple house, especially in a rural area.

 

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“Viu la Festa Major” a cicle Superior

Els nens i nenes de cicle superior hem fet diferents activitats durant la setmana cultural d’aquest any: hem gaudit molt ajudant als mes petits de l’escola a fer les cucanyes; ens han visitat els trabucaires de Sta Coloma i alguns hem pogut disparar un trabuc, i els castellers que també ens han explicat en què consisteix fer aquestes torres humanes.
Tot plegat ha estat una setmana genial !!!

Castellers

Vídeo de Castellers

Trabucaires

Intercanvi de llibres

Jocs de cucanya

La colla de dragonaires ha vingut al parvulari

La noia de la colla de dragonaraires explica a tots els nens/es del parvulari moltes coses interessants i entre elles: com va venir el Blai a Santa Coloma, com va conéixer la Nela, com han tingut un fillet….i ens va convidar a escollir noms per posar-li al drac petit.
També ens va donar una bona notícia , i és que al setembre, a Santa Coloma ,faran una gran festa per celebrar tots junts el 25 aniversari del Blai.
Per finalitzar ens va deixar ficar-nos a dins del drac petit i ens va agradar molt. Moltes gràcies.

Colla de geganters de Santa Coloma a P-4 i P-5

La colla de geganters de Santa Coloma, amb motiu de la Setmana Cultural de l´escola, que treballa ” La festa Major”, ens ha vingut a veure al Papasseit i ens han ensenyat : la roba que porten els geganters, com transporten els gegants, els diferents gegants que tenen:Genís,Margarida, Coloma…etc i una geganta maquíssima i molt graciosa que porten els més petits de la colla que es diu Paula…….
Gràcies colla de geganters per ensenyar-nos tantes coses.