Dear Parents,

This week started off with a fantastic assembly from the Ondine Association who were truly inspiring. Our Year 5 and 6 teamed up with Ondine Association to tackle plastic pollution. Cala Major is a clean beach, but they managed to collect 9.3 kg of rubbish in half an hour! Most of the 2000 pieces of rubbish were micro-plastics. At school we use our local beaches for Sports lessons and fieldwork so are keen to ensure we are doing our bit to help raise awareness and make changes! On Sunday April the 7th we are organising a community beach clean, so please keep an eye out for more details to follow.

Nursery and Reception have been celebrating Chinese New Year this week. They found out what was their 'lucky animal' and had fun investigating chopsticks in the play dough station. They have also been busy creating dragon puppets and masks for their 'dragon dance'. Mrs Baggely taught them a special Chinese New Year song using the glockenspiels.

Year 1 have been learning about Richard Branson and the Virgin Galactic. They compared the modern day flight with the Wright Brothers first flight. Year 2 have been reading Meerkat Mail to find out about the adventures of Sunny the Meerkat and loved reading the postcards he sent home. In Year 3, the Dolphin Scientists have been following on from their beach excursion last week where they collected different types of rocks. This week they carefully cleaned and examined their rocks, and were able to organise them into 3 different groups; sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. Year 4 students are working on myths and legends in English. They have been learning about mythological creatures and have invented their own creatures to make a class top trumps card game.

Lots of fun and HUGE amounts of imagination throughout the school!

At BIC, we are committed to supporting students to develop the most effective habits for learning—and we want your help. We are delighted to announce that we have booked international speaker Tricia Taylor to deliver our first BIC Parent Talk. This exciting event will be held at Calanova Sailing club in Sant Agustí and be based around The Science of Learning: Powerful Tools for Parents. In this session, you will learn specific strategies children can use to maximise memory and learn more efficiently, leading to more creative and analytical thinking—and better outcomes and more confidence. Tricia will give you evidence-based tips on how you can support your children through your understanding of learning and the language you use in daily interactions. Together, we will help children to build confidence, learn better and be more independent learners throughout primary and secondary schools. Tickets are limited and will be available at a cost of €10 per person (including a welcome drink). Get your tickets and find out more here.

If you are looking for fun, local activities this weekend, our friends at the Ondine Association are holding a beach clean at Neteja de Platja. Click here for details. We hope to see you there!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

Lowri Millar

Principal

BIC Sant Agustí