Dear Families,

We were delighted to welcome Tricia Taylor, from Tailored Practice, to BIC this week. She did workshops with Years 3-6 about the science behind how we learn. It was great to see the children learning new strategies to help them study and understand more about how their brain works. There was a fantastic turnout for Thursday evening's Parent Talk and it was lovely to see new people from the local community coming to the school for the first time.

On Friday afternoon Years 1-6 participated in the global climate change protest by walking down to our local beach, Cala Major, to raise local awareness. As a school, we work hard to ensure our students are aware of global issues and how they can make positive changes.

Our Year 5 & 6 students presented speeches and poems to the judges for the finale of their English Speaking Challenge this week. The guest judge was Tricia Taylor, who was impressed with their confidence and enthusiasm. A big thanks to Judy, who has been coming in to help them with their public speaking skills over the past few weeks. As Georgie said, “thanks for helping us through the tough times!”

Attendance and punctuality has been much better this week so thanks to you all for your continued efforts.

Warm regards,

Lowri Millar

Principal, BIC Sant Agustí

Nursery Starfish Class

One of our focus in Nursery this week has been number recognition. We always have fun playing different games in our learning journey but our favourites are when we're moving around and exploring at different school areas. Starfish are gradually learning to be more independent and to work as part of a team. We often catch these moments when they take the lead to run their own activities for the group.

Reception Seahorse Class

The Seahorses have continued to find out about ‘People Who Help Us’ and after a special visit from the dentist last week they have been exploring using real toothbrushes and toothpaste to ‘clean the teeth’. Afterwards, they wrote their own words and letters for friends to ‘have a go’ at cleaning.

Year 1 Seals Class

In Seals class this week we have been learning about the human body: the different parts that make up our body and what we use them for. We started the week by labelling all the parts we already knew on a giant piece of paper on the floor!

Year 2 Turtles Class

The Turtles have been creating their own stories in English this week. As they were working so quietly, they had a visit from the ‘Quiet Critters’! Later on in the week, some of the children in Turtles received special certificates for being super readers at home!

Year 3 Dolphins Class

In Science, Dolphins have been learning about ‘Rocks and Soils’. They were fascinated by the process of fossilisation and loved creating their very own fossils out of clay.

Year 4 Jellyfish Class

Our artwork this week has been linked to our History Topic: The Ancient Egyptians. Our learning has been based on the the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The Jellyfish used hieroglyphics to decorate their canopic jars and painted King Tut burial masks.

Year 5 Whales and Year 6 Sharks Class

Years 5 and 6 have had quite an exciting week - with the English Speaking Challenge, Year 6 induction at Sa Porrassa and outdoor Maths! The English Speaking Challenge is an event that the children have been preparing for all term. They have to write and present a speech, memorise a poem and read a passage from their favourite book. Judy M. has been working with them on public speaking strategies and they all exceeded our expectations. Guest judge Tricia Taylor was impressed by their confidence, memory skills and their unique presentations. The children are all so proud of themselves and many wanted a chance to do it again! We have our class assembly coming up next week.

Spanish

In Spanish year 3 and year 4 started to do a project about the movie ‘del revés’ (inside out) preparing the children for the trip at the end of the month.