domingo, 16 de diciembre de 2012

OUR PERFORMANCE OF THE XMAS CAROL AT THE ART AND DRAMA HIGH SCHOOL

On the 13th of December the bilingual class of 2ESO participated in a regional singing festival! In the morning the kids walked to the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático to perform an item they had been preparing several weeks before hand. The singing festival involved various schools from the region of Murcia including some from the centre and some from Cartagena. Our students not only sang but danced to the song ‘White Christmas’. The item was a big success and lots of fun was had by all!


In the picture we see the begining of their performance


And we can watch their performance with this video.

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To end up our participation in the Contest, their English teacher, M. Loreto García  and one of the students, Paula Gómez,got onto the stage to pick up the diploma of the School participation in the event. We see this moment on these photos:




jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2012

SCHOOL TRIP TO CEMACAM

The three bilingual groups have gone on 14th November to Sangonera to the Environmental Centre called CEMACAM.


As everybody can see through the pictures we participated in three different activities:
The first one: A lecture guided by Antonio Soler that presented the renewable energies that we use and the electricity, gas or coal consumption nowadays.
For the other two activities the students were separated into two groups:
One group went for a walk along the centre to see the surroundings of the place and listened to the explanation of why the centre was built on that location. We met young people that were living there as they were doing environmental courses, Also we saw the model of the Centre and lastly we went to see the building where all the bedrooms are.
Meanwhile the other group gathered around a big table and the guide showed them different devices that work with tiny solar panels, for example a helicopter, cars, meccanos, a fan in a cap, a gull, etc. And something very strange for us - a solar cooker. It wasn't a perfect sunny day but we got some sun rays, therefore we saw how popcorns were made.

martes, 6 de noviembre de 2012

HOW HAVE WE CELEBRATED HALLOWEEN AT SCHOOL?

These were the arrangement: For two weeks the three bilingual groups and 4th ESO A have been working on different projects to decorate the hall, the corridors and the main doors on the ground floor.

All the students were interested in the works of art they were doing as this festivity is relatively new and they say it’s a great fun.

The results were excellent. You just have to look at the photos. Really fantastic!!!



If we pay attention we can see different parts of the exhibition:
• two graveyards with many tombstones and the epitaphs on them.

• black silhouettes that represent typical animals and things of the day: black cats, owls, bats, pumpkins, ghosts and witches,

• drawings that represent the typical scenery of this dark night, such as haunted houses and ghosts,

• two big ghosts filled with little ones and tombstones that contain sentences of this time of ghosts and terror,

• the covers of horror books and films,

• a human skeleton,
• a coffin,

• masks, pumpkins … and many other things.

And once the exhibition was ready, the 31st of October arrived. Most of the students dressed up and so did some of their teachers. You can see the disguises in the photos. Aren’t they fantastic?

And to celebrate Halloween, we all went to the school´s biggest room to participate in the activities prepared: power point presentations, conversations, and the reading of a ghost story: The White Lady. To finish with, we watched a film with subtitles “Little Red Riding Hood”

As you see we lived Halloween intensly. And you?

                                                                                  Mª Jesús Pérez Sola.

lunes, 22 de octubre de 2012

BILINGUAL STUDENTS AT THE SCIENCE & WATER MUSEM



La mañana del día 11de Octubre fue muy enriquecedora para un grupo de alumnos bilingües del IES Ramón y Cajal. Junto con dos de sus profesoras- de inglés y CCNN- los dos grupos de alumnos hicieron un recorrido por las distintas instalaciones del Museo.


Empezamos por EL PLANETARIO, y desde el mismo principio, situados en fila de uno para entrar, esto prometía. Dentro pudimos disfrutar de la simulación del cielo nocturno en Murcia con sus estrellas. Después nos maravillamos de poder ver la luna, el sol y los planetas, seguido por las constelaciones y la vía láctea. Fue realmente emocionante los viajes virtuales que hicimos por el Universo…. ¡¡¡ Nos creímos astronautas por un rato!!! Y no queremos olvidarnos de la magnífica exposición del monitor, que nos lo contaba todo en inglés.

En un estado de gran optimismo abandonamos el Planetario y tuvimos un pequeño descanso.

De nuevo entramos y nos dirigimos a la exposición itinerante: “LA ENERGÍA NOS MUEVE” A través de paneles de gran formato descubrimos las distintas energías y las alternativas para una electricidad y un transporte más limpios. Y lo divertido de esta exposición para los chicos/as vino cuando pudieron experimentar presionando los botones de distintos expositores lo que consumen las distintas bombillas o al ver moverse los coches con batería solar.

Y nos tocó terminar con la exposición de la SALA DEL AGUA. Aquí dos experimentos nos llamaron tremendamente la atención. El primero tenía que ver con la presión hidrostática y concretamente la Ley de Boyle que nos dice que el volumen de cualquier gas varía inversamente con la presión ejercida sobre él. El experimento con dos botellas de agua pegadas por el tapón, a las que se le habían hecho pequeños orificios y donde una estaba casi llena de agua y otra de aire, resultó todo un éxito cuando veíamos como al girar las botellas pasaba el agua de una a la otra formando un remolino tipo tornado al intercambiarse el aire por el agua. Y el segundo experimento que nos sorprendió fue como un chorro de agua que salía de un panel se convertía a nuestros ojos en una multitud de gotas gracias a la luz estroboscópica que crea impactos luminosos intermitentes. Los alumnos decían que era como cuando bailas en una disco que parece que te mueves en fotogramas.

Fue una jornada inolvidable y después de esta intensa mañana, llega la pregunta del millón al tener que regresar a las aulas….Profes ¿Cuándo vamos a repetir la experiencia? ¡¡¡Nos lo hemos pasado genial!!! 



   Profesoras acompañantes: Fca. Elena Torrecillas Lozano y Mª Jesús Pérez Sola



lunes, 10 de septiembre de 2012

CLIL EXPERIENCE IN LONDON

This summer, the natural science teacher Fca. Elena Torrecillas had the opportunity to go to London for 15 days and assist to an excellent CLIL course in ADC College (Harrow-LONDON). She was given a Comenius Grant from the European Union.
 
But what is CLIL?  CLIL means  Content and Language Integrated Learning. (In Spanish, AICLE  or Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lenguas Extranjeras, se aprende una lengua, en nuestro caso el inglés además de una asignatura). CLIL refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects (history, natural science,..) are taught through a foreign language with dual-focussed aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language'. (Marsh, 1994). This is what teachers (DNL) do in a bilingual class.

Here you can see some interesting pictures about the experience:


Meeting at the pub the first day








break time


practicing CLIL

Several pictures  of London at weekend:








  farewell




All the teachers  (EU) that have done the course, most of them being Spanish


Me gustaría dar las gracias a la APEE (agencia española de la Unión Europea) por haberme concedido esta beca para realizar un curso muy interesante y que me ha servido para renovar el método de enseñanza bilingüe, aprendiendo nuevas posibilidades para poner en práctica en las clases bilingües. También dar las gracias al director del IES, Jose María por su autorización para la realización del curso además de a mi familia por su paciencia.

Quisiera también dar la bienvenida a todos los estudiantes a este nuevo curso, tanto a los que ya me conocen como a los nuevos que empiezan en 1º de ESO bilingüe. Os animo a todos a participar intensamente en el Programa Bilingüe. Hasta muy pronto.


lunes, 25 de junio de 2012

TOURIST GUIDE

The older bilingual students have done a Power Point Presentation about the Autonomous Region of Murcia. They imagined themselves as tourist guides, so they had to introduce the most representative information from the History of this Autonomous Region.
It was their first experience writing a PPP in English in this subject, so they made an effort to do it well.

Here you have several tasks:

Sergio Buendia 2ºB ESO
Lorena Mateo 2º B ESO
Ikram Hejjaj 2º B ESO

Have a nice summer!

lunes, 4 de junio de 2012

BRANDON'S  FAREWELL
The bilingual students of 2nd of ESO have organised a party to farewell Brandon, our language assistant since January. He is from Tennessee, an American state, and the English teacher asked the students to do presentations about this state on his honour. Apart from that the students gave him a cardboard signed by all of them with nice messages like "We'll always remember you" or "We'll miss you".

Here there is a picture of the party. The whole group of students appears with Brandon and their English teacher.

And here you can have a look at the presentations that Ikram, Chaima and Mishell prepared for Brandon's last day:


lunes, 28 de mayo de 2012

Geology of Bath and Cheddar Caves

The students of 2nd ESO that have participated in the 2012 Bristol Exchange; Lorena, Mª José, Vanessa y Sergio have made a good job about two special places: Bath and the Cheddar Caves. Both from their geological formation view.

jueves, 17 de mayo de 2012

Vanessa G. and Isaac David have investigated about The Community of Murcia - Our Autonomy and the Political and Law Institutions, among other aspects.

Here you can see their presentation.

Lorena, Irene and María Latorre worked on the topic: A Healthy Style Of Life - The Mediterranean Diet, which is opposed to Fast Food.

Here you can see their presentation:

lunes, 14 de mayo de 2012

FIVE KINGDOMS DISPLAY

The students of first level of ESO have been working in a classroom display about Five Kingdoms. Here you are some of the best jobs made by some of them in a presentation.

sábado, 12 de mayo de 2012

One of the most characteristic issues from Murcia is its festivals, specially the ones that occur at Easter. Two of the most important ones are "El Bando de la Huerta" and "The Burial of the Sardine". Both take place on the week after Holy Week, that we call it "the spring week". 
Here we can see the presentation done by Isabel Mª and Andrea about the SPRING FESTIVALS IN MURCIA


viernes, 11 de mayo de 2012

Mª José and D. Mishell have investigated about the Weather in Murcia and they have shown us some coastal areas, paying special attention to the Minor Sea.




martes, 8 de mayo de 2012

PRESENTATIONS ABOUT OUR REGION: MURCIA

In the 2nd term the students of the bilingual group of 2nd of ESO have made ppt presentations  about our region-Murcia.
In groups of two or three they have investigated about Murcian gastronomy, the weather and the coast, and the most important monuments and sites of Murcia
They have also investigated about the popular festivities that take place in Murcia from Carnival to Caravaca´s parties in May. And lastly some students have studied deeply the Autonomy of Murcia and the Goverment Organs and others have worked about The Mediterranean Diet
These works have been presented in class to the rest of students and they were also used to let the English students that took part in the exchange know more about Murcia.

First PPT:  Murcian Gastronomy: the most typical dishes.



Ikram and Chaima have worked on a project about the most famous monuments in the Region of Murcia.


lunes, 26 de marzo de 2012

INTERCAMBIO CON NORTON SCHOOL CURSO 2011-12

El intercambio ha ido realmente bien. El  primer día ha sido de reconocimiento del Centro educativo y casi sin tiempo para descansar. Hemos visitado el Centro a primera hora y  hemos asistido a algunas clases tanto profesoras como estudiantes.







Luego hemos comido juntos en la cantina y tras dos horas más de clase y para terminar la jornada hemos jugado un partido de "Rounders", que es parecido al baseball americano, durante el cual Sergio el único chico del grupo ha triunfado haciéndose enseguida con el juego y superando ampliamente a los compañeros ingleses.Las chicas no se han quedado atrás y han aprendido rápidamente a darle a la pelota superando también a sus colegas femeninas.







El martes fuimos de excursión a Bath a ver las termas romanas y también la ciudad, muy visitada por la nobleza para tomar los baños y veranear en tiempos pasados.










El tercer día de vuelta al colegio para asistir de forma conjunta a distintas clases prácticas.





Finalmente el último día fuimos a visitar las Cuevas de Cheddar y a la ciudad de Wells donde pudimos entrar a la Catedral, comimos al aire libre y realizamos algunas compras.





Las profesoras acompañantes  esperan que todos los participantes del intercambio hayan disfrutado plenamente durante su estancia en  Midsomer con las familias y sus nuev@s amig@s. Para nosotras ha sido un placer participar y esperamos y deseamos que se vuelvan a realizar nuevos intercambios.




jueves, 8 de marzo de 2012

EXCHANGE STUDENTS: INTRODUCTIONS

In the video we see the seven students that are taking part in the School Exchange with the "Norton Hill School". This school is placed in the county of Somerset, which is in the south-west of England. We are visiting them from 25th to 30th of March.

The order of appearance is: Ainhoa, Tania & María, from 3º ESO; and María José, Sergio, Lorena & Vanessa from 2nd of ESO.

All the students are looking forward to meeting their partners and enjoying the week. They think they'll have unforgetable experiences.



video

miércoles, 29 de febrero de 2012

2nd ESO bilingual group - INTRODUCING THEMSELVES

In the video we see the students of the 2nd year of ESO that study in the bilingual section. The teacher asked them to introduce themselves and tell us about their families, interests and hobbies.

The order of appearance is: Sergio Buendía, Vanesa, Isabel Mª, Julian Felipe, Irene, Chaima, Ikram, María, Lorena, D. Mishell, Ana, Williams, Carmen, Andrea, Sergio Sánchez and Isaac David.



video

lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012

STORYTELLING at RyC Secondary School: "THE RED PEARL"



The bilingual groups of the school have participated in the performance of "The Red Pearl", a story directed by Alan Kennedy.




To perform any of his stories the director always asks the students for some help and in this story 5 students were needed:






- one character is a rich man that gets his money from stealing. He is so rich that he wears a gold hat.




- a second character is an old man who is a hard worker and knows where the good oysters are in the sea. In the photo he wears a white beard.



- a third character is a lady who helps the old man when he goes to work



- the other two characters are two ladies from the village that love gossiping and they adore the rich man. We see the three of them in this picture.





All the students had a great time and they managed quite well with their English.

It was a good oportunity to practice English in a different environment.