Publicado en Celebrations, English Week, General

BACK IN TIME

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It is a year of celebration. Nothing more and nothing less than the 50th anniversary of our secondary school IES Luis de Morales. It has just turned 50 years since its founding in 1968.50a2

 

For this reason, the English Department has carried out an activity consisting of the development of a Time Line that includes historical, cultural, social, sporting or even very significant scientific events that have taken place since 1968-2018.

Our students of PMAR, Basic Vocational Training , 3rd year of ESO   and 1st year of Bachilleratohave looked for information and, together with English teachers have done this commemorative work which  has been very useful to make an authentic review of the past and compare the lives of their parents or grandparents with theirs at the current time.

 

It’s been hard work, but it’s been worth it!

 

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Publicado en English Week, General, Theatre

A DAY AT THE THEATRE

On April 26th at 1:30 pm the work Fortune’s fool, staged by the Moving On company, took place at the Cine-Teatro of Arroyo de la Luz.

This theatre group has spent more than 25 years dedicated to bringing theatre and English to students of language schools, primary, secondary, high schools and vocational training.
Our secondary school , Luis de Morales appreciates the opportunity of attending this performance to prove that you can understand much more than you imagine, since they adapt the level of representation to their audience. This year they represent Fortune’s Fool, in which they make an allegation to the power that each individual has to change their own destiny .

As Movin On explains in their website , “with the arrival of a fortune-teller in a ruinous hostel, a whole series of apparently fortuitous events begins. Harry is embroiled in a race to finally achieve the luck that he considers has always run away from him. But sometimes not everything is what it seems and life always puts everyone in their place. In these times of social networks, alternative truths and easy solutions, the work will try to make us question our reality and the world that surrounds us and will encourage us to put into practice solutions to improve our existence “.

Our students took part in the performance and the audience enjoyed a lot watching their classmates singing, dancing and acting on the theatre stage.

Publicado en English Week, General, Harry Potter

ENGLISH WEEK 2017-18 Newsletter

In order to learn and explore English in a fun way, our English Week focused on the figure of Harry Potter and his magical world, specifically the first book in the series ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, whose first edition turns 20 years.

To carry out all this task and perform activities that would be attractive for our students, the team formed by the English department, together with members of other departments of the school did a great job and tried to do our best to make this English week was a success.

We can be very satisfied with the work done and with the participation of all the students in each and every one of the proposed activities.

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

With the participation of students and teachers, we managed to collect many objects related to the world of Harry Potter, as well as all the books in the series in their English, Spanish and German editions.

Many of these objects were made by students of the first cycle of ESO, such as magic wands, potions, flying balls to play quidditch or even magic lamps and books.

The photocall corner was a real success and the students enjoyed a lot with the costumes of Harry, and professors Dumbledore and Snape!!

 

Our students were  highly motivated and they made very varied and interesting works on topics related to the world of Harry Potter, such as: main characters and teachers in the books, animals and mythological creatures,  Hogwarts Houses, the Quidditch game, the movies and the author J K Rowling.
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They also made  beautiful bookmarks and door handles with remarkable quotes and spells  from Harry Potter’s books

The students of 1st ESO carried out projects in their bilingual subjects of Geography and Biology related to the topic of the English Week.

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Places in Harry Potter’s books.Geographical coordinates map made by Geography bilingual students of 1º ESO.

PRESS CONFERENCE

During our English Week we had the privilege of receiving the visit of Harry Potter’s books’ author JK Rowling and the same Harry Potter, the most famous wizard in the world!! They came to our school to answer all the questions that students made them-all kinds of questions about the books, characters and adventures and even dared with any questions about their private life!

After the press conference we had a trivia contest. Gryffindor students were the winners!!IMG-8021

Gryffindor House winner team

 

READING THEATRE AND VIDEO SCREENING

The students of 1ºBachillerato  did a short reading dramatization of one of the most known episodes of Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone. It was about the Sorting Hat scene. We all enjoyed a lot with them!!

And to close this fantastic English Week, we could see the videos made by several groups of students of 3rd and 4th of ESO and 1st of Bachillerato. They all had fun moments shooting scenes taken from the Harry Potter films and demonstrated their abilities as filmmakers and actors and actresses.

Applause to all of them for their great participation in this English week and we are waiting for you next year!

Publicado en English Week, General, Harry Potter

HARRY POTTER’S WORLD ENGLISH WEEK

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As explained in our Bilingual Project, the teaching of a second language is one of the priority objectives in the educational offer of our school. Although this teaching has its theoretical and practical aspects, we can say that our English Week is the practical application of English in a playful and cultural environment. The knowledge of a language is acquired knowing the cultural aspects of each language, and for that reason we carry out the English Week.
This year, and on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 1st edition of the series of Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, all the activities carried out by our students are around this theme.
We want to thank all the teachers, non-teaching staff and members of the management team for their participation and collaboration in many of these activities, especially those teachers who have not hesitated to dedicate their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to make this English Week possible ( Thanks Adrián Jiménez, Carmen Martínez-Fortún, Raquel López , Mª Luz García Carrasco and Jorge González Vila)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!
Mª José Fraile Flores

Head of English Department

PROGRAM WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ENGLISH WEEK

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Publicado en English Week, General, Harry Potter, Trips

A TRIP TO HARRY POTTER’S WORLD

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 Last March 2nd, our  bilingual students of 1st ESO , together with other courses of 1st, 2nd and 4th year, went to Madrid to enjoy  Harry Potter’s Exhibition.

There , they could see objects from the books and films, such as The Nimbus 2000, the Sorting Hat, Dobby or the Ford Angliac, and even they could enter some of the most famous  places in Harry Potter’s books, for example Gryffindor’s bedroom, the Herbology Lessons classroom, The Forbidden Forest or Hagrid’s Hut.

Our students did not lose any detail of the great exhibition and some of them have done some power point presentations to share with those who could not go to the school trip.

This is one of these presentations:

Harry Potter Exhibition Madrid