viernes, 15 de diciembre de 2017
Christmas time is here again. As usual by this time of the year, the English Department runs its Christmas Cards Design Contest. We challenge you all to take part in it. Win some pocket money to spend of your favourite trendiest shops if you are among the lucky winners!!!
lunes, 27 de noviembre de 2017
On Thursday 23rd November we celebrated Thanksgiving Day at school. Students learnt a lot about Thanksgiving in the USA. Besides they worked on different ways of expressing gratitude in written form. They also recorded some videos, not only in English, but also in Spanish and in other languages because there are so many things to say thank you for!
In the art lessons, the 1º ESO students made a gratitude tree covered with autumn leaves that had a very personal hidden thank you message on their back. We could say that this tree is a truly piece of art.
In the sport lessons, students have worked on Thanksgiving using mimic, gestures and movement. Have a look at their funny video:
As you can check, teachers also had the chance to say thank you in their teachers' thank you corner...
In the 17th century, the English Puritans from the Mayflower wanted to thank the native American Indians for teaching them how to grow food and how to hunt in the new continent, so they made a lot of food and had a meal with them. Nowadays in America people eat a big turkey dinner with their families on Thanksgiving Day. This is why we have decided to start collecting food so soon before Christmas this year for those people in need that really need our help and solidarity.
All of us had real fun celebrating Thanksgiving for the first time at our school!!!
lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017
martes, 10 de octubre de 2017
We are lucky to have an assistant teacher this year at school. I won't introduce her, she will:
Hi there!My name is Zianna, and I am here for the year to help out with teaching English. I share my time here between two schools, IES Salvador Rueda and IES Juan de la Cierva.I am from Manchester, England and live in the countryside with my parents, in the Valley of Rossendale. I also have an older brother who lives in the French Alps. I am currently studying Spanish at the University of Warwick, and live at the university in a house with my two best friends. This year is my third year at university, and I will return next September for my final year before I graduate!In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, climbing and water sports, although I don’t get much chance to do water sports in England! I also like listening to all different types of music and going to concerts.So, I guess that’s it for now, but I would love to get to know you all a little better. If you see me around, please don’t be shy, say hi and introduce yourself. I don’t bite!!
We do hope you have a great time with us this year, Zianna.
martes, 6 de junio de 2017
Last Friday, our 3º and 4º de ESO students guided both their teachers and schoolmates into the history, traditions, culture and stereotypes of seven different English speaking countries in the world: England, Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia and India.
Each country was exhibited in different rooms by means of music, dancing, singing, shows, lectures, dialogues, role-plays… It goes without saying all our students put their English into practice one way or another.
It was a highly informative and fun “journey” we didn’t need a passport or money for!!!
viernes, 19 de mayo de 2017
After runners arrive at our school, they will find that today's specials are based on different parts of the English speaking world. They will be able to try American Meatloaf, as well as British Chicken Pie together with some Australian salad. Besides they will be treated with some Spanish Bizcocho, either with or without chocolate on it. They will most surely enjoy it all!!!! They deserve it just because of the great effort made on such a hot day.........
martes, 16 de mayo de 2017
This year teachers from different areas have been working on a project addressed to 1º de ESO students. The common topic has been WATER.
A multidisciplinary approach has been adopted and each subject has contributed to it in a different way. For example, English teachers and students worked on an adaptation of the song "I'm Singing in the Rain". The P.E. teacher and his students enjoyed a morning out kayaking. They bordered the conserved Maro-Cerro Gordo cliffs. The Science teacher took students to examine the beach in Almayate. With the Social Science teacher, students recorded some videos showing the use of water throughout history. Above were some samples of all this work. We hope you have enjoyed them as much as teachers and students did!!!