miércoles, 17 de diciembre de 2014

Saving water, a way of helping the planet

Water is a natural resource that must be used carefully. Listen to the pieces of advice that  the students of the second course want to give us in order to help us to reduce the amount of water consumed in our daily lives.


Have you enjoyed the videos? Let's have a look and discover how these videos were made:

And finally discover some of the attemps that were necessary to do in order to produce the videos:

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2014

English for Preschool Education

Our youngest students, those from Preschool Education, are enjoyng a lot the conversation courses with Stella, an aupair who regularly comes to our School.

Have a look on the following photos and the video and you will discover how skillful are these children when speaking English.

The students of the 2nd course are also bilingual

The students of Natural Science of the 2nd course also want to become bilingual... have a look on the report prepared by Alicia Alonso, Andoni Anadón and Marina Arqued about viruses:

Viruses are not made up of cells, that is why they are not considered as living beings and are therefore not classified in any kingdom. They infect a host cell in order to survive. All viruses are harmful and are only visible through a powerful electronic microscope.
They have a very simple structure that consists of:
- A polyhedral or helical capsid. A viral envelope, similar to the cell membrane, encloses the capsid in some viruses.

Viruses can only replicate inside a host cell. When the virus has reproduced in the host cell, the newly produced viruses leave the cell and infect new host cells. A virus outside a host cell is a non-living particle.

Examples of viruses:

Cold virus:

-This virus causes cold. Cold viruses invade the nose.

-Symptoms: runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat

- There are 200 known virus strains which can cause a cold.

Flu viruses:

-There are three different types of flu viruses (A, B, C)

-Symptoms (A, B): Frequently in winter, very strong flu.

-Symptoms (C): During any season of the year, body aches, fever, fatigue and headache.

Ebola virus

miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

Planetarium Moncayo

The students of Natural Science 1st Secondary invite you to travel along the Solar System in order to discover its wonderful planets and its star:

(Blanca Pérez)

Dear traveler, the Solar System consists of a central star, (the Sun) and the smaller celestial bodies: The eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, the moons that orbit those planets (there are 140 of them), and the millions of rocky asteroids and icy comets. All of these objects are held together in a group thanks to the Sun´s gravity.

(Inés Arqued and José Pablo Gallach) 

The sun is a huge sphere of gas at the centre of the Solar System. It is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium.
The Sun is so huge that more than a million planets the size of the Earth could fit in it. It makes up 99% of all the mass in the Solar System.
The sun spins on its axis and takes approximately 28 days to complete one rotation.

 (Oscar Asta and Juan Gálvez)

Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, the orbital period is about 88 Earth days. It appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days which is much faster than any other planet.

It hasn't got any natural satellites. Its radius is 2240 km and its mass is 38% of the Earth's mass. The planet is named after the Roman deity Mercury. Its surface experiments the greatest temperature variation of all planets, ranging from -173ºC at night to 427 ºC

By Images processed by Ricardo Nunes; source images are in the public domain (NASA). [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons                        http://www.astrosurf.com/nunes 

(Guillermo Bernal and  Mateo López) 

Venus is the second planet of the Solar System and its rotation movement takes 224,7 Earth days. It has no satellites. It has the same name as the Roman goddess of love and beauty. After the Moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky.  Venus is a world of intense heat and volcanic activity.
(Lucía Herrera and Susana Laguna) 

The Earth is the third planet of the Solar System. The average distance between the Sun and our planet is 92,955,820 miles. Almost 70.8% of its surface is covered by water. It’s the largest of the terrestrial planets with an estimated mass of 5.9736 × 10^24 kg. 

The most remarkable aspect of the Earth is the presence of living beings.

(Carlos Montañés and Iván Lapiedra) 

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and it is the second smallest planet in the Solar System. It is often described as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance. Mars is an inner planet with a structure very similar to the Earth's one.

Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the second highest known mountain within the Solar System and of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons of the Solar System. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

(Paula Garrido and Alejandro Brea) 

Jupiter is a giant gas planet. It is the fifth planet of the Solar System. It is placed between Mars and Saturn. Its   mass is 1,8987x1027 kg. It mass is 318 times greater than The Earth’s one and 3 times bigger than Saturn one. This planet is the biggest of the Solar System, its radius is 71.492,68 km.

It is made of hydrogen, helium, methane, water vapour, ammonia, ethane,   and  phosphine. Its minimum atmospherical   temperature is -163,15ºC ,its average atmospheric  temperature is -121,15ºC and its maximum atmospheric temperature is -75,15ºC.

Its rotation movement lasts 10 hours and Jupiter takes 12 years to orbit around the Sun.

(Sara Pinilla and Alba Julián) 

Saturn is the second planet in terms of size with a  radius of 58.232 km.
Its composition is: 94% hydrogen and 6 % helium as well as small amounts of ammonia and methane.

It has seven rings made of pieces of ice, dust and rocks.

It has got the slowest movent. It takes 29.457 years to complete its orbit.

(Álvaro Postigo and Lorena Sancho)

Uranus is the 7th planet in the Solar System, the 3rd largest and the 4th in terms of mass.

He has got many moons around it: Miranda, Oberón, Ariel, Titania, Umbriel, Punk…etc.

This planet is very similar to Neptune. The atmosphere is made of hydrogen and helium. Uranus is the coldest planet of the Solar System and consequently it is called the ice giant. The inner part of the planet is made of ice and rock.

(Alejandro Les and Victor Rubio) 

Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the fourth-largest planet by diameter and the third-largest by mass. Neptune has 17 times the mass of the Earth’s and is slightly more massive than Uranus, It has the same name as the Roman god of the sea.

(Carlos Tobajas)

Pluto is the second-most massive known dwarf planet after Eris. Pluto is composed primarly of rock and ice and it is relatively small. It was discovered in 1930.

In 2006, The International Astronomical Union (IAU) defined Pluto as a dwarf planet. 
Pluto has five moons: Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx.

martes, 18 de marzo de 2014

Reading competition in English for Secondary students

André Maurois, a French writer of the beginning of the 20th. century, said that "Reading a good book is a continuous dialogue between the author and the soul of the reader" and three of the students of the third course of the Secondary had the chance to share their conversation with an audience as they participated in a reading competition in English.

They read so well that we are sure that Shakespeare himself would have been very pleased to attend the competition.


viernes, 21 de febrero de 2014

St. Valentine's day

Last 14th February it was St Valentine's day and Francisco, a student of the second course of the Secondary, prepared a lovely PowerPoint presentation which is worth to be watched and enjoyed by everybody. 

jueves, 13 de febrero de 2014

English Theatre for 4th of Secondary

Last January 30th, the students of  the fourth course of Secondary went to Salesianos School to see "Scandal scandal".

Everyone had a great time.... as you can infer from these comments:

1- "Last  January 30th, my school went to the theatre in Salesianos. Two actors showed us through a play some parts of the history of theatre with acts by Shakespeare and Greek playwriters." (Teresa)

2- "Last January 30th, the students of 4th went to the theatre to see a play in English. The play was fun and entertaining and the actors were good. The students who participated in the thatre did a good job as well, especially Daniel, who went up on stage. In addition to learning English, we had a good time. They play is a journey through the stages of history and because of our level of English, we understood the play quite well". (Inés)

3- "I think that the theatre was a good experience. It was really funny and I laughed a lot. I was a little bit afraid of going on stage. I believe we should do this more times because it is a different way to learn English." (Alejandro)

Lets see some of the photos taken by Inés....

domingo, 26 de enero de 2014

Our School is a Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Centre

Extracurricular classes allow students to achieve a higher level of English. Moreover, if the teacher is native, students develop a natural pronunciation and they get used to understanding the natural sounds of  English.

Our School has the certification Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Centre. A high number of students who have prepared for the Cambridge ESOL exams in our school have passed the exams and many have obtained excellent results.

These courses are for all levels: Preschool, Primary and Secondary. They are from 12:30 to 14:30, students attend two hours a week (but it can vary depending on the level).  Gloria Romances, our English teacher in Secondary, is responsible for organizing the Cambridge Exams and extracurricular classes. 

English Teachers

  Andy Cameron: Secondary Education
  • Mathematics Degree (University of London)
  • He has taught general and commercial English since 1990 to all type of companies. 
  • Oral examiner in Cambridge Exams. 
  • Language assistant for many companies and publc institutions. 
Paul D.Morgan: Primary Education  • 
  • Primary teacher in the UK and Ireland. 
  • Pedagogy instructor for teachers in Edinburg University.  
  • He is specialist in teaching students with Special Educational Needs.  
Ana González: 1º y 2º Primary Education
  • Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Education and Primary .
  • She has experience in extracurricular English activities with students of different grade levels.
  • Development and coordination of urban camps .
 Víctor García: 1º y 2º Primary Education 
  • Degree in Geography
  • Diploma in Teaching Physical Education for Primary.
  • He is an expert in using  Computer Tecnologies for Education.
  • He has worked in English camps with native teachers.
  • He has the B1 level and he is now studying for the B2 (First)
Pilar Beguería: Preschool Education
  • Diploma in Teaching Children and Primary Education.
  • Degreee in Psycopedagogy.
  • Responsible for extracurricular activities in Preschool Education.
  • Specific training in learning a second language in pre-primary , as well as psychomotor , Musical education, learning and technical difficulties , computer technologies in the classroom ...Extensive experience in extracurricular activities and town camps.
  • English : PET 
 George Webster: Primary and Secondary
  • He has a mid English origin: his father is from the South of England.
  • Degreee in Marketing
  • He spent two years living in Germany
 Krista Carbore: English and cultural assistant at Preschool, Primary and Secondary 

  • Auxiliar de conversación and Extracurricular English Teacher for Movers and Starters.
  •  She is from Settle, Washington, USA.
  • She has the Degree from Washington University. Major: Global Studies; Minor: Hispanic Studies.
  • She works as a native English language and cultural assistant in Preschool, Primary and Secondary through the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

Johanna, the girl who came from Germany

Johanna is a young German girl of 18 who has come to work as an aupair.

She is now getting in touch with all of our students and she will talk to them in English and, of course in German.

By the moment, she has been with the children of the third year of Preschool Education... and they love her a lot !!!!