Visual Thinking

Making and recording podcasts

Podcasts…. A good way of learning about music!!! Would you like  to listen to  our students? Would you like to know about Medieval Ages music?

Off we go!!

A different class

A different Cultural class with Nick, a Welsh teacher who came to our school to teach us about  English Culture.  It was really fun!

Back to the Steam project.

A nice collection of Combination Marks.


4th Thursday November Thanksgiving.

What do people do?

People across the country gather together to share a meal and reflect on all the things they’re grateful for. But there’s much more to do during this beautiful time of giving thanks than just eating. From parades to shopping, running to volunteering – Thanksgiving is celebrated in a wide variety of ways.

Let´s  take a moment to share some fun facts about Thanksgiving. 

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  • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three day harvest festival. It included 50 Pilgrims, 90 Wampanoag Indians, and lasted three days. It is believed by historians that only five women were present.
  • Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Venison, duck, goose, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish were likely served, alongside pumpkins and cranberries
  • Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863.
  • The tradition of football on Thanksgiving began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton.
  • More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday this year.

 By the way did you know that There are four towns in the United States named “Turkey.” They can be found in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. 


Students share what they ‘re most thankful for and made some delicious Pilgrims hats.


A different approach to historical moments: A Escape Room

These are some of the advantages of escape rooms in classrooms

  • Develop skills. … 
  • Develop psychosocial skills. … 
  • Encourage group cohesion. … 
  • Strengthen the teacher/student relationship. … 
  • Create a taste for learning.

Students participating in a Thanksgiving Escape Room : learning about the TRADITION, THE FESTIVITY AND THE REAL history behind.


We are designing combination marks about the STEAM project in 3rd ESO.

The creative process is very interesting

1- Creation of a visual map about the WATER PROJECT and STEAM

2- Drawing of different sketches.

3. Final work with colours. 

4. Digital design of the logo.

Here you have some examples.



We woke up early at seven o´clock  Then we went to school and there was a bus waiting fo us. We got on the bus and started our trip to Carboneras de Guadazaón in Cuenca. It took us two hours and a half to get there. We felt nervous and excited about the experience . Carboneras de Guadazaón is a very small and isolated village but when we arrived there it became a more lively one. When we arrived, we had a snack a banana. Then we got together and the Criec teachers explained us the rules of the school.

There were going to be three different groups: Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium and in each group there were students from the three different high schools. We were going to compete . After that, we played a game so we could meet everyone.

There were two other schools, one from El Bonillo and the other from Motilla del Palancar.

Later we had a quick shower and we prepared the presentations of our school, IES Juanelo Turriano with our teachers, Javier and Meritxell.

Time to share our presentations and getting to know the other two schools.

It was a long day and at 11:15 we went to bed.

Nerea and Gabriel


We woke up at 8 o´clock. We got dressed, made our beds and tidied up our rooms.Surprise!!!! We got shocked because the monitors went around our bedrooms and rated  them ( 1 to 10). Then we had tomato on toasts and chocolate milk for breakfast. Yummy!!.

After that we participated in different workshops: a Escape Room, ( The Treaty of Rome) a Geocaching workshop  in the forest and a workshop on Cyberbullying. This day we had three breaktimes, the first one  at 11:00, and the second one at 14.00 , then we watched a short video on personal core values and we had lunch.

The third breaktime was  at 17.45. Later we played different board games. We had dinner and we  enjoyed a cinema night before going to bed.

Álvaro and  Marcos


The music started at 8.15 as usual they stared with classical music, then pop music and then… rock!!! We got dressed and made our beds. We had chocolate milk and muffins for breakfast.

Time for our first workshop, Micro-Bits. We learnt about the basic coding and some program skills. The second workshop started at 12.30 , it was about European Culture and… guess what, my team won!!!!.

For lunch we had “fabada” and that day we had  chicken and artichoques for dinner.

In the afternoon we participated in another workshop STEAM. We did challenging games. Some of them were very difficult.

Fátima and Mira


The same routine as the previous days

Our first workshop was the Scavenger Hunt. This morning we went into  town, the instructors  gave us a mobile phone and we had to find some clues : monuments, signs, drawings … In the end  we went to the highest point of the town and we enjoyed really nice views from there.

Our second workhop: Clue (Cluedo), a murder mistery game. In the Clue they gave us a puzzle, when we solved it, they gave us some key information  and a map, we went around the school and looked  for the suspects.

We collected clues about the circumstances of the murder  and when we had finished we went to the teacher and he gave us another puzzle. to solve before he gave us a new clue.

 It was  fun and exciting.

Marco and Diego Gabriel


The music started at 8:15

At that moment all of us were  nervous, because it was our last day. We made our beds and then we dressed up.

After that, we went downstairs, we had breakfast and brushed our teeth. Later, we tidied up our things, packed  and went downstairs. It was time to know who the murderer was in the Cluedo  and also time to know which group was the winner.

And the winner was… Luxembourg !!!!

Time to say goodbye. We said goodbye to our friends and got on the bus. We headed  to Toledo.

We were feeling a bit excited and sad. The CRIEC experience had been  an incredible experience. 





I felt excited when…

the film Dora and the Lost City of Gold ended.

we visited the CRIEC School.

they said who the murderer was in Clue ( Cluedo).

we played basketball.

I felt a bit nervous when…

we did our presentations. There were so many people….

the first day because I didn´t know the people in my group.

I met the other students.

I felt like an alien when…

I was in the dinning room and I had to sit at the table with people I didn´t know.

I arived at the CRIEC.

I felt great when…..

I made new friends.

I played football with other students.

I went back home.

I talked to my new friends.

I felt a bit dissapointed when…

They teachers at CRIEC didn´t let us have our mobile phones.We survived!

The teachers were very strict.

I felt proud of….

we were chosen to participate in this English inmersion programme.

my group because we completed the escape room in time.

myself because I survived five days in the CRIEC

I felt a bit bored when…

Bored? I never felt bored.

I was watching the film.

Scoring and final ratings

I felt stressed out …

Because I couldn´t phone home till Wednesday.

In some of the workshops.

Who felt stressed out?, I didn´t!

I was exhausted…

The first day. It was a very long one.

By the end of the week. We did so many things…

I ´m grateful for…

the friends I made there.

my teachers .

the best moments  specially  when Mira and Adrián from El Bonillo performed in front of us  with hoops in a festival  organised by them at break time.

BEATLES to end a “BEATLEMANIAC” school year

World Music Day is celebrated every year on June 21 to honour the musicians and singers for the gift of music, which gives flight to the imagination and life to everything. So let´s play a Tribute to World Music Day !! 

Time-shifted music events recorded offstage at Juanelo. 

Bet you didn’ t know about our great performers  

Fancy Listening to the Beatles instrumental versions???? 

Click Here  and enjoy …. 
you wont be dissapointed !!!! 


More than 40 teachers have joined our eTwinning Project All Together Now. Teachers from Italy, Romania, Albania, Poland, Turkey and Croatia are involved in activities related to the world of The  Beatles, the Fab Four. They are all very welcome.

We are having a musical spring… can you feel the vibes?

Our cofounder partner The Gregorio Marañón School organised a Didactic concert, The Beatles Didactic Concert by Three of Us, broadcast on Teams.

They performed in the School front playground  playing top 4 greatest hits of The Beatles Friday April 8th, a day to remember!

Here you can see the advertising poster designed by one of our students of the fourth year and the ticket concert.

This band deserves a fan club! At Juanelo they have the first one.
Music has also
arrived at Juanelo

Our students watching the live concert  on Teams.

 Students of the first Year rehearsing for an upcoming concert in June. Let it Be, an instrumental version.

They sound great, don´t they?


What else is going on?

A door decoration contest

Juanelo Turriano classroom Doors

Customizing our school logo. Can you see the scrambled Beatless album covers in the letters. I bet you can!

Have a look at this door and see how the creativity of Javier
and our students has no limits….

Gregorio Marañón Classroom Doors

Habibe Erden from Turkey also joined our Classroom Door Contest. ——>

International book day

Book Talk at IES Juanelo Turriano.

Reading has been scientifically proved to be one of the best ways to calm the brain and reduce stress.

If you are looking for good books to read you can browse best-seller lists, click around reading forums and Instagram, ask experts to the best books or you can organise a book talk at school. And this is what we did with our students of the first year.

Grabbing their audience´s attention right away!

Another way of Reading: Dramatized Reading. Off we go!!

Our students of fourth year performing dramatized readings of famous stories.

Adaptation from the classic

Romeo and Juliet

And an adaptation from the classic “The Monkey´s Paw” , by W.W. Jacobs

eTwinners in action!!

Time for a Creative Writer´s Workshop: flash fiction stories with the titles of The Beatles songs.
Here is the result
This is the the link to padlet. 

eTwinners from …


Can you hear the music in our 3rd year students´ hearts?

Learning about the circulatory system and the two circuits, the pulmonary and the systemic one, using cut-outs of the heart.Two colours: Red, for the left part of the heart and blue, for the right one.

Take a look inside these musical hearts, as you can find the lyrics of The Beatles songs inside.

Nice words to describe the best of everyone in class.

Want to guess?

Watching an animated short story to know about the origin of  Saint Valentine.  Paying/ Giving  compliments can be contagious  and so can kindness, so we started a complimentary chain and then our students sent and received complimentary cards on Saint Valentine´s.