A message from Janice Short, Principal
This week we have definitely been getting back into what school is all about, with the children learning about all kinds of different things while having fun and enjoying themselves in every class and every subject.
Last Friday we celebrated World Rainbow Day and the children were involved in so many activities, all linked to rainbows.
World Rainbow Day was created by a 10 year old child, and is led by children to encourage everyone to wear rainbow coloured clothing, as a tribute to all the many wonderful people within our communities, who have joined forces to help during this unprecedented time.
The activities supported the children’s wellbeing, positivity and mindfulness and many children asked thoughtful questions throughout the day.
The coffee mornings with the Principal have gone very well this week and it has been lovely to get to know many of the parents in a more informal setting than a meeting. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the coffee and chat - some parents even came twice!
We have our new fencing going up around the school, which not only looks smart but also serves its purpose of safety and security. The nursery gate is in place and will be finished shortly and then the main gate will be added very soon.
We are gradually building up the activities in school as we all get used to the new restrictions and are looking forward to events such as Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness, welcoming a puppet theatre to school, Dia de Las Virgenes and Halloween. You will be getting more information about these in the very near future, but if you wish to make or buy Halloween costumes, then BIC Sant Agusti Halloween will be on October 23rd!
May I wish you a very happy and extended weekend -if you have forgotten, then Monday 12th October is a holiday!
Principal, BIC Sant Agustí
Nursery Starfish Class
We absolutely loved celebrating Rainbow Day last week and the children have come to tell me all about it throughout the week.
I think all Starfish particularly enjoyed being dressed so colourfully and making their own snack in the form of colourful fruit kebabs.
As a special treat, we did a science activity and grew our own Rainbows.
Needless to say that we are really looking forward to all the other exciting themed activities and days we have to come over the next few weeks and months.
The fun just never stops!
Have a great weekend.
Reception Seahorses Class
What an amazing day we had last Friday celebrating Rainbow Day! It was such a special day for us! Huge thanks to everyone for making this possible! The children were so excited about it and so we’ve continued to learn more things about rainbows and we’ve decorated our classroom adding lots of colours everywhere! This week we’ve also continued to work really hard in our numbers and phonics and children are making such great progress. Through the week the children have the opportunity to explore and learn within different areas and subjects and they participated in all sorts of activities. One of our favourite weekly sessions is ‘Music’ on Tuesdays with Mrs.Baggaley and she also enjoys these sessions very much!
Have a lovely weekend everyone and stay safe.
Year 1 Seals Class
A big thank you to all of the children for getting so involved in Rainbow Day last Friday. We had a wonderful day and the children shared lots about their experiences, understanding and feelings related to Lockdown and Covid19.
This week we have continued to work with Elmer The Elephant as part of our Circus Topic. We have learnt and performed an impressive oral rehearsal to help us to remember the story. I look forward to seeing how the children rewrite the story later on.
Finally, welcome to Eduardo, who joined our class this week. We are very happy to have you in Seals Class.
Have a restful weekend, from the Year One Team
Year 2 Turtles Class
On Friday we had a wonderful Rainbow Day reflecting on our time in lockdown and some memories from those months. We made a beautiful rainbow by each child colouring 1 square and with teamwork we put them all together on the board. We have been busy revising number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 in maths and have painted a sunset scene in Art. In English we have learnt what a command is and how to use an exclamation mark. We also had great fun with the computers, learning how to use them safely and practise our typing so we can log on ourselves.
Year 3 Dolphins Class
Dolphins class really enjoyed their science lesson this week. We are learning all about Magnets!
We had lots of fun learning about the different types of magnets and investigating how strong they were. To do the experiment, each group attached paperclips to their magnet to see how many it could hold. Before the experiment, we predicted which magnet would be the strongest, some children thought the biggest magnet would be the strongest so we were very surprised when we found out that it was actually the smallest magnet!
Dolphins Challenge: Can you find any magnets around your home?
Year 4 Jellyfish Class
This week in Year 4 we have continued our adventure back in time to Ancient Egypt. We have learnt all about mummification and have even made our own Canopic Jars, even though we will not be keeping any body organs in ours!
In Literacy the children have done an incredible job of creating their own fabulous fables thinking about what moral they want to convey and then building a fable with their very own settings, characters and plot. Great job, Year 4 and have a fantastic weekend!
Year 5 Whales Class
So far week 5 has been very busy in the Year 5 classroom. In our maths lessons we have been learning how to subtract 3 digit from 3 digit numbers and are now progressing onto 4 digits. Now we have mastered the strategies for this, no number is too big!! On Friday we have a short unit on Money, so watch your wallets Mum and Dad!
In our English lessons work is continuing on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and as a class we are enjoying reading “How To Train your Dragon”. This was the inspiration for our Art class this week where we made 3D dragons’ eyes out of clay. It was great to see all pupils getting creative with their own eyes and we look forward to continuing this piece of art next week.
In our PHSE lesson we looked at what our preferred learning style is and how this knowledge can help us achieve our goals in and out of the classroom. After taking the quiz, most of the class were kinaesthetic learners with a couple of auditory and visual learning traits. Lots of hands-on learning and teaching will be continuing to take place, watch this space!
In Science now that we have a better understanding on how our digestive system works, we will be looking in more detail on what foods we put into our bodies. Healthy choices all the way I hope!
Year 6 Sharks Class
Diving into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this week has been mouth watering, as we explored the ‘Chocolate Room’ using detailed labelled drawings and written descriptions. As well as using evidence from the text, the children used their own imagination to think about what edible delights might be in the room. Caramel waffle trees, honey ponds and oreo bridges are just some of the yummy treats featured in the Shark's writing!
In Art we have been studying South American artists and over the last few weeks we have been making dream catchers inspired by Leonora Carrington. Watch this space to see how our dream catchers look next week!
Spanish / Catalan Class with Ms Maria
Totes les setmanes en les classes de català toquen els dibuixacontes. Són uns contes molt especials que tots coneixem i disfrutam. Històries boniques amb grans ensenyances. Aquesta setmana els alumnes de Year 2 han gaudit del conte “ El gat amb botes”. Cada divendres després del conte realitzam la fitxa amb el vocabulari i fem un fantàstic dibuix de la part que més ens ha agradat. Mirau quina meravella!
Spanish / Catalan Class with Ms Campos
Esta semana hemos estado aprendiendo sobre la vida de Cristóbal Colón. El próximo lunes no hay colegio y es por una razón: Rodrigo de Triana avistó tierra el 12 de octubre de 1492, cuando la expedición liderada por Cristóbal Colón quería llegar al continente Asiático por el oeste.
Este y algún que otro hecho más han aprendido los niños y niñas esta semana. ¿Serán capaces de explicarlo fuera del colegio? Preguntárselo, a ver si han pasado la prueba.
Sports department news
This week we were learning about new exercises like a crab toe touch and mountain climber which children could include into a Circuit Training.
Students were mastering different travelling patterns to be able to design their own workout.
We were discussing the relationship between physical activity and good health and also about the health benefits of participating in physical activity.
Outstanding work everyone!
Meet the Teacher Feature - Ms Patricia Campos
Patricia has a passion for teaching children and sports; for this reason she decided to combine both and do a degree in teaching specialising in PE. However, when she was volunteering in a English school she discovered the joy of teaching her native language of Spanish. Without doubts, when she came back to Mallorca she wanted to work in a English school to teach, developing her skills to teach a second language.
Her passion doesn't finish there. She crossed one big thing off her checklist, which was to volunteer in Africa, in Kenya, in Mombasa. Since then, BIC Sant Agusti has been involved in different projects to know more about the centre which her charity supports, called the Baby Life Rescue Centre. The children in BIC love to know about the children there and participate in activities to support them. Due to the current situation Patricia was not able to go to Kenya this year, but is hoping to return there in 2021.
Open Days at Baleares International College
Our next Open Days will be held in October across both BIC schools, Sant Agustí and Sa Porrassa.
- Sant Agustí Campus: Thursday 22nd October 2020
- Sa Porrassa Campus: Tuesday 20th October 2020
This is an ideal opportunity for you and your child to gain an insight into student life here at BIC.
These are whole school Open Days, suitable for all families with children between the age of 2 - 18 looking to find the right school. Due to Covid restrictions, it is important that you let us know if you would like to attend any of our Open Days as we will be organising the tours at different time slots, tailored to the specific Year group(s) you are interested in.
Following these opportunities to tour our facilities, BIC Sa Porrassa and BIC Sant Agustí will be holding a Virtual Open Day to offer families the opportunity to get a better idea of our schools. A Virtual Open Day is a great opportunity for you to learn about our School and enter in a live Q and A session with our Principal and Leadership Team.
To register for our Virtual Open Day please click on the following link
- BIC Sa Porrassa Virtual Open Day a whole through from school ages 3 to 15 accommodated in a large, custom-built school situated in the beautiful, rural environment of Calvià.
- BIC Sant Agustí Virtual Open Day - an Early Years and Primary specialised School located in the wonderful neighbourhood of Sant Agustí, Palma
In order to organise a tour at either or both of our Open Days, please contact us directly:
- San Agustí - firstname.lastname@example.org | (+34) 971 403 161
- Sa Porrassa - email@example.com | (+34) 971 133 167
We look forward welcoming you to Baleares International College