Learn english is fun and exciting

On the 16th March 2017, Fuenllana became Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry celebrating everything and anything about Harry Potter for English day.

For two weeks beforehand, in their English classes, the students from Primary prepared and decorated the classrooms and corridors creating the illusion of Hogwarts. The students had to create their own ties, badges, wands and capes and were divided into the four houses, all ready to become part of Harry Potter’s world!

On the day, the students entered the classrooms with Harry Potter music, and all of their teachers dressed as characters from the book. The students had to dress in their house colours with their capes, ties and badges they had made. Throughout the day, the students needed to work together in their houses and partake in different activities, such as a treasure hunt around the patio, (with the great help from the older student’s thank you!), making different experiments with the potions teacher Professor Snape, and of course speaking as much English as possible to win points from the teachers.

The highlight of the day was in the afternoon when the students all went to watch the finals of Quidditch in the sports hall. Previously in Physical Education, the students had been learning to play Quidditch and to play a league between the four different houses. On the day, we saw all the students with their team flags creating as much noise as they could, cheering and supporting their teams into victory.

At the end of the day, the English teachers from Primary II awarded many prizes to the students that won the treasure hunt, the Quidditch match and the nine students, one from each year, that made the most effort to speak English all day. We also saw the teachers winning prizes for their amazing costumes!

Having English Day is a great way of highlighting the importance of English in Fuenllana and showing the students that learning a language can also be fun and exciting.

English Day

English Day 2016

Students get cultured with Shakespeare

On March 17th, 2016 the students of Fuenllana participated in our traditional annual English Day. This year, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the English Department created a variety of activities to highlight this theme.

Activities included a cake competition for 1st and 2nd of ESO which was judged by the cooking students in the profession training school and a music festival for 3rd and 4th of ESO with songs influenced by the themes of William Shakespeare. Other activities included: films based on Shakespeare’s plays, like “Much Ado About Nothing”, and “West Side Story” (_Romeo and Juliet_), PowerPoint presentations about the life of Shakespeare, short videos about the Globe Theatre, and Tudor style dancing taught by 4th of ESO.

The PE Department helped participate by creating sporting events for the afternoon in which students battled as the Capulet and the Montague families, homage to Shakespeare’s _Romeo and Juliet_, and in games like capture the flag and an obstacle course. The Art Department also helped with English Day by designing an amazing “face-in-a-hole”

Shakespeare poster and hosting activities in which students created an Elizabethan ruff from coffee filters or made mini Shakespeare figures out of paper. Special mention is also given to 2nd ESO C, who worked for more than a month on an English adaptation of Shakespeare’s _Midsummer Night’s Dream_, which they performed to the infant students.

Students of 1Bachillerato enjoyed some DRAMA training by our last year Assistant, Abi. They proved to be amazing actresses!

Overall, English Day was a great success. It was also a great opportunity for students to learn more about a famous English writer who has heavily influenced the English language. It gave students the privilege to become more cultured and to gain new understanding on topics that they previously had limited knowledge of.

A very special thank you to all those that helped participate in English Day; to the sponsors that offered prizes for the competitions, and to everyone who offered their time and minds to making English Day great!

Here’s to another successful year!

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Inmersión Lingüística

Dentro de nuestro programa bilingüe, destacan las estancias de inmersión lingüística en países de habla inglesa. Dos grupos de alumnas de los últimos cursos de Primaria y primeros de Secundaria han podido disfrutar de esa estancia de cinco semanas, dentro del Programa “Five weeks in Ireland”, en Galway. El primer grupo estuvo en Enero-Febrero y el segundo grupo ha estado los meses de Abril-Mayo.

A continuación explicamos un poco más el Programa:

Nuestras alumnas residen en un hotel-residencia, atendidas por profesoras de su propio colegio que les refuerzan el inglés y hacen un seguimiento de sus asignaturas en español, para mantener el rendimiento académico del curso.

Acuden a colegios irlandeses en su jornada escolar y por las tardes tienen clases de Inglés, Lengua y Matemáticas. En el tiempo libre cuentan con juegos y actividades en inglés.Los fines de semana visitan lugares culturales y emblemáticos de la ciudad, lo que supone para ellas una vivencia enriquecedora.

 

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El bilingüismo también presente en nuestro 10º Aniversario

Este año, terminamos las clases antes de Semana Santa, con uno de los días más esperados por los alumnos de Fuenllana: el English Day, donde el bilingüismo está presente. La temática ha girado en torno a Australia y hemos contado con la presencia de Helen Smith, Primera secretaria, de la Embajada de Australia en España.

A las 9 de la mañana, alumnas de 1º y 2º de ESO, bajaban sus ricos y vistosos postres al comedor escolar, donde alumnas de 1º de Cocina los colocaban para la posterior deliberación del Jurado. Como anécdota, ha sido gracioso, cómo las familias han colaborado en la elaboración de los dulces, algunas alumnas han ido a dormir a casa de compañeras para poder llevar a cabo la elaboración de los dulces en grupo.

A las 9.15 ya comenzaban las distintas actividades simultáneas en cada una de las etapas: storytelling, pintar la bandera de Australia, realizar un boomerang…

Para los alumnos de Infantil, 2º de ESO había preparado un guiñol con el que quedaron asombrados. Las alumnas de Bachillerato les pintaron las caras con banderas y distintos motivos, y les organizaron unos juegos. También colorearon un koala y los mayores la bandera australiana.

Desde primera hora de la mañana las alumnas de Primaria ensayaban el himno de Australia para cantarlo delante de Helen Smith y del resto de profesoras. Las profesoras bailaron con ellas bailes típicos de allí. Y preparaban con mucha ilusión la bandera que luego iban a mostrar a la invitada.

Una familia del Colegio, que lleva años en Australia y que estaban ahora, un tiempo, en España, han tenido la oportunidad de saludar a la Secretaría de la Embajada y han intercambiado impresiones de la vida en su país; ella a su vez les ha contado lo contenta que está en España y lo sorprendida por el nivel de Inglés de las profesoras de Fuenllana.

En el Aula Magna, las mayores de ESO y Bachillerato, escuchaban la conferencia de la Sra.  Smith sobre el continente australiano, al que tenemos muy presente día a día, por nuestra auxiliar de conversación, Abi.. A continuación, el jurado de los postres deliberó los ganadores. Por la tarde prepararon un concurso de talentos con canciones y bailes que gustaron a todas.

Un año más ha sido una gran iniciativa en el que el departamento de Idiomas del Colegio se ha volcado para que el English Day sea un día inolvidable.

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