We hope that you will be able to join us next week on Thursday for the feedback on the parent survey. It will be a chance to ask any questions and discuss the results.
Our first trip of the year was our Early Years Department who went to the grounds of Bellver Castle on Thursday and had a great time getting muddy, exploring nature and enjoying the outdoors.
We are pleased to let you know that we will be welcoming Tricia Taylor back to BIC this March to talk to parents and our pupils. Her educational manual “Connecting The Dots” was published in 2019 and we are looking forward to her sharing her many years of expertise and wisdom with us. More details to follow.
I hope you all enjoy the long weekend.
All the best,
Reception Seahorse Class
This week we have made our first stop on our trip around the world. We are in Antarctica! The children have surprised me with their existing knowledge of this harsh climate and have enjoyed learning about Emperor penguins through different texts.
Jack - “They (the penguins) can make their necks, soooo long!”
Harry - “They can make a huddle to keep warm”
Luca - “Did you know what penguins can jump?”
Year 2 Turtles Class
Turtles are always excited about their ICT classes. Over the last couple of months their mouse and keyboard skills have improved. They are so engaged in creating their own algorithms and applications.
Year 3 Dolphins Class
In Maths this week we have been using Mr Frog to count up. The Dolphins enjoyed taking their learning outside, drawing giant number lines and showing the jumps they would make. This hands on activity allowed the children the possibility to reflect on what they had been learning in class. It was a bit windy so an added challenge!
Year 4 Jellyfish Class
Jellyfish Class were overjoyed to receive their first letters in the post from their new pen pals in London this week. Jellyfish Class have teamed up with Emerald Class (Year 4) in London to exchange letters and build friendships. It was fantastic to see how excited the children were to learn about their new friends in London. Jellyfish Class put all of their thoughts and energy into writing a fantastic response to their new friends and can't wait to post it this week.
Year 5 Whales Class and Year 6 Sharks Class
Bonjour tout le monde!
In French this week with years 5 and 6, we have been learning about the body. The children were able to remember 6 or more body parts by the end of the class, they drew and labelled a picture of a body and they learnt the song ‘Tête, épaules, genoux, pieds’ which is ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes in French. They had lots of fun, combined with a workout as the song became faster and faster as it went along. Amazing effort Whales and Sharks classes!
Catalan Class with Ms Maria
Els alumnes de Year 4, 5 i 6 han fet que Miss Maria estigui molt orgullosa d’ells, del seu esforç i dedicació en les classes de català. En només un trimestre el seu nivell ha millorat moltíssim i el seu interès per l’assignatura queda reflectit en les activitats i com disfruten de les lectures. És per això que tots i totes han rebut un certificat reconeixent el seu meravellós progrés. Seguiu així!
Spanish Class with Ms Campos
Com ja sabeu, dia 17 de gener vam celebrar el Dia de Sant Antoni. Els alumnes varen portar els seus animals de peluix a l’escola i es van divertir moltíssim amb el Dimoni Cucarell fent de les seves mentre Sant Antoni repartia bona sort entre els animals. A BIC Sant Agustí gaudim molt seguint les tradicions i coneixent la cultura de la nostra illa.
Last Friday 17th January the city of Palma celebrated Sant Antoni, patron of animals, and they received a blessing at churches all around the island.
At BIC we understand the importance of brining Mallorcan tradition to life at our schools and making sure our students take part in local traditions.
As every year, at BIC Sant Agustí our intention is to get our parents and children involved in Mallorcan culture, keeping in touch with the celebrations around the island.
Last Friday we celebrated the exciting and beloved Sant Antoni, Patron of Animals, who protects and looks after them. All students from Nursery and Year 6 had the chance to bring their pet toys to school and Sant Antoni gave them luck and protection. This year, we also had the Dimoni Cucarell around the school being naughty to Sant Antoni, just like in the real world.
It was a very exciting day for our parents, students and teachers and all of our animals got the chance to be blessed throughout the day!
We look forward to planning the next cultural event in school and sharing the celebration with our community.
Cineciutat movie morning
We are delighted to share with you further information about our collaboration with Cineciutat Nins, located in the heart of Palma. - https://www.cineciutat.org/en
"We are a cinema and sometimes a theatre. We are a school and we are memories. We are ideas and innovation. We are culture. we are non-profit and self-managed by its members".
Cineciutat will be holding another Movie Morning for all of our parents and children this Saturday 25th January at 11:00am. The screening for this Saturday will be: "Song of the Sea".
We kindly invite you to join us for this fantastic concept and to share with your family and friends.
"Song of the Sea"is a jewel that was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2015 Oscar Awards and the film we have chosen to Open the 2020 Season.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
BIC Summer School 2020
We are delighted to announce our BIC Summer School 2020.
Suitable for boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 14, this is a fantastic opportunity for children to enhance their English and Spanish language skills, gain more confidence in a variety of sports (eg. tennis, volleyball, football) and enhance the children’s creativity. Children will be able to enjoy a day trip to the exciting local attraction Western Water Park, but most importantly, they will have FUN!
Our daily programme is full of exciting sports activities, swimming pool water games, arts and crafts and, of course, English and Spanish learning!
Various options are available: children can take part in the Summer School for the full 4 weeks – Mondays to Fridays, starting at 9:30am to 3:00pm – or may choose to join for standalone weeks between June 29 – July 24 as well.
Prices vary accordingly:
- 1 week - € 175
- 2 weeks - € 300
- 3 weeks - € 400
- 4 weeks - € 500
(*Prices do not include. Lunch will be provided by parents in the form of lunch-packs)
Available Summer School Programmes:
- English Language Booster: This is an ideal opportunity for all non-native speakers to boost their English skills across the 4 weeks. This programme includes English speaking, listening, reading and writing lessons taught by a native English speaker.
- Spanish Language Booster: This is an ideal opportunity for all non-native speakers to boost their Spanish skills across the 4 weeks. This programme includes English speaking, listening, reading and writing lessons taught by a native Spanish speaker.
- Early Years Programme (5 to 7 year olds): Include fun learning activities around English, Maths, arts and crafts as well fun interactive sports and swim lessons.
Daily Summer School Activities:
- Sporting Activities: Throughout the four-week BIC Summer School, participants will get the chance to practise and explore a variety of new sports such as badminton, table tennis, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball and football, all led by a qualified PE teacher.
- Swimming: During the hot summer, children can have fun cooling off in BIC's 25m outdoor pool and enhance their swimming skills.
- Craft and Designs: Creative Projects: This is the perfect chance for children to harness their creative side and take part in different art, science craft projects and/or music.
BIC Valentine ́s Disco
The greatly anticipated Valentine's Disco will take place on Thursday February 13th for Years 5 to 8. The theme is: “Wear something red”, and it will be organised by the Secondary Charity Group with all proceeds will go to charity.