miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

Christmas ... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. - Freya Stark  


The notice board with the last news about science, environment, nature, technology,...displayed in the classroom 18, second floor (1st ESO B) has been an idea to approach Science to the students. Some students of 1st of ESO  have participated hanging their contribution. The science teacher hopes more participation in the second term.

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2011

Mary´s Boy Child / Oh, my Lord by Boney M

The bilingual students of the IES Ramón y Cajal participated in the Xmas Carols Exhibition at the DRAMA HIGH SCHOOL in Murcia on 13th December.

Here we can watch the group singing.

sábado, 26 de noviembre de 2011


On 22nd November the two bilingual groups of ESO and some of their teachers attended a lecture given by Antonio Soler, a specialist in environment and energies.

The lecture was sustained by a powerpoint that made us clear the changes in the climate that Earth is suffering and the clean energy sources that we have to use more and more for a sustainable future.

The Climate Crisis is the greatest environmental challenge which never before the humankind has faced. With this lecture all students have learnt some keywords frequently used in Earth Sciences and understood the importance of being part in the solution of this problem, with serious economic, environmental, social and sanitary consequences.

The phenomena that the planet suffers are inmumerable and getting worse every day, so with this lecture we want to motivate the students to action. They have to be aware of the consequences that the Climate change affect us so much.


This work has been done by three students of 2nd ESO referring to the topic: FEAR. They are Isa, Williams & Andrea.

lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011


Comenius is a European educative project in which IES Ramón y Cajal is involved during this academic year. Last October the students of 2nd B ESO took part of it creating  different posters (that contained English and Spanish information) about the following topic: European Union (EU) at a glance.

Some aspects we dealt with were:

-          What's the European Union?

-          Building the EU.

-          Member states of the EU.

-          Candidate countries.

-          Joining the EU.

-          Institutions and bodies of the EU.

Students learned a lot about this partnership. The main source they looked up was:

The posters were handed in to European teachers at the IES Ramón y Cajal. They visited us in October in order to exchange impressions and pieces of work about this topic and others.

jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011


This piece of work has been done by Ana Montoya, a student of 2nd of ESO.
She has investigated about the scientific explanation of FEAR and she also wants to show us how she overcomes fear.


Another powerpoint done by Carmen Moreno about the topic of the month: FEAR.
She has done it in English and Spanish at the same time. First of all she shows us what makes her be scared and how she can overcome the feeling of fear. Then she tells us the story about a man who died from fear, to end showing us some funfair attractions that scare her and some books and films that have made her feel deeply scared.


This is a work done under the topic "FEELINGS THAT YOU HAVE WHEN YOU ARE SCARED".
The English teacher asked the students of 2nd year of the bilingual program to make some projects with the topic of the month "FEAR".
This powerpoint has been done by Irene Gonzalez and María Latorre.


The bilingual group studying 2nd of ESO were asked to do some projects in which the feelings that we have when we are scared could be explicit. The topic was chosen because Halloween was arriving and all the students were motivated to work on it. All the students did quite good pieces of work - either power-points, scary stories or scientific explanation of what "fear" is.

The powerpoint about how you try to overcome fear is done by Vanesa Galindo and Sergio Buendía


As Halloween festivity was on the way, the English
and science teachers ask the students of the bilingual
program to colaborate doing different pictures and
masks to decorate the hall of the school.

The 1st of ESO group decided to make some drawings
that represent different costumes they'd like to wear
on that night.In the cardboards they described not
only the costume but also the physical appearance
and the objects that some of them take on their hands.

This group also painted some pumpkins
in the art class and their art teacher
made some fantastic pieces of work
for the exhibition.

The 2nd of ESO group decided to make some characteristic pictures for this time: haunted houses with bats and bright lights inside, ghosts, witches with cauldrons and pumpkins, black cats on roofs and scaring landscapes among others. They also made some masks and a person-height skeleton.

Apart from that in the English class the students could print some covers of terror books and films that they had read or watched.

Here we see the students and some teachers dressed up at the hall of the school.

The 31st October arrived and we prepared a party to celebrate it. Some teachers and most students disguised and we watched some videos and tricks that many people undergo on that day and night.

viernes, 28 de octubre de 2011

A new bilingual 1st ESO at the IES RAMON Y CAJAL


These are the students of 1st ESO B. They are new at the English Bilingual Program at the IES RAMON y CAJAL in Murcia this year 2011-12.
The English bilingual program is already established in 1st and 2nd of ESO.

lunes, 20 de junio de 2011


Did you have fun at the same time you learnt a lot about the Mediterranean landscape, its flora and fauna? That was the purpose of the trip on 26 th of May.
We did an out-door activity and a bilingual guide went with us to Calblanque and Cabo de Palos. In this activity we dealt with contents related to different subjects, such as geography and history (Mediterranean landscape) natural sciences (Mediterranean flora and fauna) and English (using this language as a communicative tool).
First of all, we went around Calblanque. This Regional Nature Park is only a few kilometres from the Mar Menor, located in the Eastern side of Cartagena, on the Murcian coast.
There we consolidated what we have learnt in this academic year about Mediterranean landscape, such as dry areas, where high temperatures and droughts are very common due to the lack of rain in summer.  As a result, we verify that flora and fauna are adapted to these climatic characteristics: the vegetation in Calblanque is mainly composed by a wide variety of bushes (such as Lechuga de Mar or Siempreviva) and palm trees.

Moreover, it has wonderful beaches where we can enjoy the fossilized dunes and cliffs. The most representative beaches are Las Cañas, Negrete and Playa Larga.
Last but not least, the human activity is still present in this hidden treasure, like the agriculture and cattle-raising.

Secondly, after a break enjoying the beaches of Calblanque, we went to Cabo de Palos. This is a small, but charming fishing town located in a geographical accident called “Cape”. We visited the lighthouse, which was built in 1864.
Finally, we enjoyed unforgettable views of La Manga and the nearby islands, such as Isla Hormiga and Isla Grosa.

miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

THE RICOTE VALLEY SECRETS. Done by María Latorre, Alba Mª Martínez & Ainara Ruiz.

Chosen piece of work about the school trip that the students of the bilingual group did to The Ricote Valley. It's written in Spanish and it's considered to be the best due to its originality.

lunes, 30 de mayo de 2011

The Natural Park of Calblanque

On thursday 26 May all the bilingual group's students went to visit one of the hidden treasures of Murcia, Calblanque and Cabo de Palos.

miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2011



The students and teachers of the bilingual group 1º ESO want to thank you sincerely for your colaboration, affection and patience. All the days that you have spent with us during this year, we have learnt something new and always with a smile.

Lately we've been thinking about doing something that could remind us of your stay at the school. Although we could have prepared something more special, at the end we have downloaded a video about Colorado, the state where you come from. Trying to choose one that we like, we've learnt a little about this state in the USA. In it we can see the highlights, the flora, the wildlife and the most important traditions there. In the presentation, which is really marvellous, we can admire beautiful scenery and pictures of the most important cities, like Colorado Springs and Denver.

lunes, 2 de mayo de 2011


View from the valley

The Ricote Valley is situated in the fertile plain of the river Segura. It was the last Moorish stronghold in eastern Spain.

After the fall of Granada in 1492, the Mudéjares continued cultivating the land, in the same way that their ancestors had for centuries before, and they remained there until their expulsion in 1618.

The valley has an appearance of an oasis more than a plain.

The Moorish valley draws together a group of municipalities that run alongside the river Segura from the Contraparada dam in Alcantarilla in the south to the northern limits of Cieza.

The towns of Abarán, Blanca, Ricote, Ojós, Villanueva del Segura and Ulea all lie alongside the river.

The region has an average yearly temperature of 17 degree and the annual rainfall doesn't reach

above 250mm. This means the land is extremely dry and the vegetation will only grow on some parts of the mountanious countryside.

The valley is the land of fruit-bearing trees. Peaches, apricots and plums are the regio's main products. Grapes, oranges and lemons and all sorts of vegetables are also produced, all from the orchard.

It's the only place in the region where traditional irrigation methods are still used. There are irrigation channels, waterwheels, watering cans and dams.

A walk along the Segura river. All, the students and the teachers, paid attention to the explanations given by the guide.

The Big Waterwheel

Here we can see the parts of a wheel: we learn how it works and how the water gets into the irrigation channels to be part of the cultivation process.

miércoles, 23 de marzo de 2011


Los alumnos de 1º B de E.S.O durante este curso 2010/2011, están intercambiando mensajes con un grupo de alumnos de un Instituto de CLEVEDON, ciudad costera situada al suroeste de Inglaterra.
Los mensajes de los alumnos son controlados por sus profesoras (Tania-profesora de español del centro inglés- y Mª Jesús Profesora de ingles de nuestro centro-).

Mediante dichos mensajes, los alumnos están haciendo amigos de otros países y conociendo distintos ámbitos de sus vidas: familia, aficiones...

En los próximos meses, se irán variando los temas sobre los que comentar e investigar para llegar a conocer la cultura inglesa cada vez mejor. Con ello, pretendemos tener un mayor dominio de la lengua inglesa acercarnos a su cultura, y lo más importante, hacer nuevos amigos.

El blog en el que están apareciendo todos estos mensajes se encuentra en la siguiente dirección:

martes, 8 de marzo de 2011


A few tips about Clevedon
This is a power point about Clevedon made by Mishell, one of the students of 1º B ESO. Some students from this English town are keeping in contact with ours through e-mails.

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martes, 15 de febrero de 2011


left to right: Irene, Andrea, Chaima and Lorena

left to right: Sergio B, Alex, Sergio S, Williams (up) and Julian.


left to right: Ikram, Mishelle, Ainara, María and Mª José.

Murcia es una región donde el agua es un recurso escaso. El tiempo es caluroso desde mayo hasta octubre y no llueve casi. Nuestros profesores nos enseñan como ahorrar agua. Queremos mostraros como trabajamos el tema en clase para promover su ahorro en casa.

Murcia is a region where water is a scarce resource. The weather is hot from May to October and it rarely rains. Our teachers tell us how to save water. We want to show you the way we work in our classroom in order to SAVE WATER at home.

lunes, 7 de febrero de 2011


In green colour we can see the county of Somerset which Clevedon belongs to.

The students of the biligual group are going to start a mail relationship with students from a school in Clevedon ( south-west of England).

I have asked them to find information about Clevedon:

- geographical situation

- population

- climate

- important sights

- Clevedon School (students, staff, foreign languages, different learning methods...)

- culture

This is Clevedon School