Dear Parents,

As we finish our first half term of the academic year, I would like to say thanks to all the pupils, parents and staff for a great start. A school is a busy place day to day with staff continually striving to provide the best possible opportunities for the children in their care. I want to say a special thank you to our staff for all they do as without them we would not have the wonderful school we have.

This week I have been asking parents and pupils exactly what the staff mean to them and here are some of their (and your) words:

From the parents:

“When I leave my children at school, I know they are in the best possible hands, and I always had the feeling teachers are part of the family, with an important role in the development of our children. They are all terribly inspiring for our children…and for us."

“Just a few words to pass on to you and your team. Thanks to you with your patience, guidance and caring ways they have become kind, confident children with great aspirations, with a willingness to learn to fulfil their potential. I have always admired you as teachers for that unnerving patience you have with your roles, even when some days are not easy, and you are pushed to the limit, but you never give up. The resulting knowledge, support and kindness that you give the children, even at those times is invaluable.”

“You are a “School with a heart” and the growth of the kids through their primary years means that they have such a good basis, not only for their future school years but makes them better people in life. This is due to you."

"To us BIC has been a life changer. Experiencing how love, care and learning merged into dimensions of self-conscious, curious and responsible little human beings is something very unique that you cannot take for granted.”

From the pupils:

“Thank you for teaching us things we don´t know”

“You are all super kind to everyone”

“I am happy when I come to school because of you”

“Thank you for helping us through the tough times”

“I used to hate school but now I love it because the teachers here are so nice and fun”

We wish you all a wonderful half term and hope you can relax and recharge.

All the best,

Lowri Millar

Principal

BIC, Sant Agustí

Nursery Starfish Class

This week we had a real treat, on Thursday morning the children were surprised by Serena’s puppet theatre. It was so much fun to see the children listen to, watch and engage with all of the stories performed. A wide range of emotions were displayed on the little faces of our youngest school members: The children were surprised, excited, somewhat nervous and they had a blast. Today is the last day before half term and before we break up, Miss Helen and I want to let you all know how amazing our first half term has been. Thank you so much everyone and we wish you a fantastic half term break!

Reception Seahorse Class

We welcomed our new Early Years Leaders this week, Harry and Mats have taken their new roles very seriously and will be taking good care of us for the next fortnight.

Take a look at what we have been doing this week, a picture says a thousand words…

Have a wonderful half term break.

Year 1 Seals Class

This week has been a Halloween themed week. We wrote about what we would see in a haunted house and our own witches potions. We have been detectives in Maths, code breaking with our addition. We had a fun session in Soft play doing a Halloween themed yoga.

We also learnt about what describing means and started by describing Pietro with post-its. We cant wait until Friday and our Halloween morning of activities. We’re so excited to see everyone’s costumes!

Year 2 Turtles Class

Lots of fun things have been happening this week in Turtles! We have been following instructions, making play dough and writing our own instructions in English. On Thursday we had a special visit from Serena´s puppet theatre. We really enjoyed watching the performances of traditional tales. This morning we had a brilliant Halloween themed carousel with lots of different activities for EYFS and KS1 children to do. We loved seeing all the Halloween costumes!

Year 3 Dolphins Class

It’s all go and action packed in the dolphins. We have set up a stone age exhibition for all to see on the top floor stairs. The children did this as a home learning task, and I would like to congratulate and thank them for such hard work.

For ‘Think Pink Day’ we did lots of decorating and wanted to raise as much awareness as possible on this important and special day.

Year 4 Jellyfish Class

This week concludes our final week of learning about Fables, Jellyfish Class have loved reading and exploring a wide variety of Aesop’s Fables and have enjoyed learning about the different morals that each of them teach. They have used all that they have learnt to create their own fantastic fables which they can't wait to share with the younger children in the school. Well done Jellyfish!

Year 5 Whales Class

In our French class this week we learnt some Halloween words and did a little show in groups where we made our own magic potions. Now you're probably thinking what's the link with French?

To put the ingredients into the potion, we had to say them in French like ‘cinq cornes d'une licorne’ (five unicorn horns), or trois araignées (three spiders)

It was really fun!

Written by Charlie and Emilia in Year 5

In Catalan we each made a comic individually about whatever we wanted, and it was very fun. Mine (Xisco) was about a football team in the school and mine (Alex) was about a skateboarder and a wizard.

Written by Xisco and Alex in Year 5

We’ve also been enjoying doing some Halloween English Activities, including designing and labelling our ideal Halloween costumes and discussing and writing the pros and cons of trick or treating.

Year 6 Sharks Class

This week in PE Sharks and Whales classes have had an inter-house volleyball tournament. First, we warmed up and Miss Isabela showed us a cool and fun way of how to warm up. We had to hit the ball in dig position or set position. Then when we hit the ball, we had to go to the opposite side of the net and do 2 burpees. When it's your turn again, catch the ball and hit it.

Then we started the match Eagles were against Wolves. At the same time, the Lions were playing against Leopards it was an extremely fun match and a nice opportunity to play a match with our friends and teammates. Wolves won two matches, Eagles won one match and Leopards won two matches. When the match ended, we all shook hands and said thank you for that splendid match.

Photos and Writing by Agna (Year 6)

Spanish Class with Ms Maria and Ms Campos

Esta semana los niños y niñas de Year 3 y Year 4 hemos celebrado el Día de las Vírgenes.

Con toda nuestra ilusión los niños hemos traído flores al cole para entregárselas a las niñas y ellas nos han obsequiado con unos riquísimos buñuelos.

Además, Miss Campos y Miss Maria nos han enseñado una maravillosa canción llamada Clavelitos, una serenata que hemos aprendido y cantado todos juntos.