Dear Parents,

It was great to see so many of you at our family picnic on Saturday in Palmanova. The clouds were looming, there was a little rain but then the sun came out and soon everyone was in the sea jumping the waves! We will be holding a parent lunch in October (details coming soon) to give everyone another opportunity to get to know each other.

Our Year 6 students are now all Prefects in Training. To earn their prefect badge (a much sought after commodity) they have to gain 20 leadership points. It has been wonderful to see them rising to the challenge and showing their leadership skills around school. There are House Prefects, Younger Years Prefects and Playground Prefects.

Our School Council will start before the half term with two pupils in each year group representing student voice. You will be able to spot them by their red badges and they will have regular meetings each term to help shape improvements to the school.

Our youngest students have been the first to explore the local area on an afternoon trip to the park. They enjoyed the challenge and really impressed us with their independence and curiosity.

Next week we will be announcing our environmental competition with a fantastic prize - the three winners will be live on Radio One reading out their entries for all to hear. Inspired by the amazing Greta Thurnbergs address to the UN´s Climate Action Summit this week on Tuesday.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend,

All the best,

Lowri Millar

Principal

BIC, Sant Agustí

Nursery Starfish Class

Starfish class have all settled in so well and they are rapidly making friendships. It is very enjoyable seeing them all play together so well, both Miss Helen and I are very proud of the littlest people in our school community. We are very excited about the year ahead. All children in class have been very busy learning about themselves, their families, their class and their school and they've created some amazing pieces of art. We’ve been learning about colours, shapes and we have been focusing on the first letter of our names. It's been an amazing week. Well done Starfish class!

Reception Seahorse Class

Last week we finished by making our own porridge to try in class, it was really delicious. We think that Goldilocks may have stopped by for a visit as there was none left for the teachers…

This week we have been learning about the different areas in the classroom and how to take care of ourselves and our space. We have also been practicing how to form the different sounds that we are learning in phonics.

Year 1 Seals Class

This week we have been working hard on our counting. Making sure we can count to 20 comfortably. We have been focusing on adding 1 more and so have been doing many activities relating to counting on. Our favourite was sticking cereal necklaces!

We have also been continuing our Animals topic, looking at under the sea and all the different creatures living in our oceans. We have made our own aquarium in the classroom.

Year 2 Turtles Class

In English this week, Turtles class have been learning all about nouns, adjectives and verbs before packing our own suitcase. We wrote some great sentences with lots of adjectives to describe our items. In maths, we have been doing lots of counting in 2´s, 5´s and 10’s as well as ordering numbers!

Year 3 Dolphins Class

What a week! In literacy we have been working on environmental issues linked with the story Dinosaurs and all that rubbish. The Dolphins made I can help our Earth posters which are on display in the classroom for all to see.

We created a class flower made out of our hands to show that we are all individual and unique but that together we make up something so much more.

In History we have been learning all about the stone age and we will be turning our cloak room into a cave full of wall paintings and prehistoric drawings.

Year 5 Whales Class

We have had a lot of fun this week reading our class book How To Train A Dragon and we have been secretly planning how we will create our own dragons that we will start next week.

In History lessons we have been learning about what Viking long ships were made of and imagining how many lengths of the classroom they were. We found out that one of the longest long ships discovered was 37 meters long!

Year 6 Sharks Class

"Recently in Sharks we have been exploring materials that are soluble and/or insoluble in science such as cocoa powder, coffee, instant coffee, flour, baking powder. We have also been working on separating different materials without using our hands, for example salt and water, clips, rice, rocks, and salt using a variety of different tools such as a burner, sieve, colander, filter."

- Written by Simón Fauser, Year 6 -

Stay tuned for an update on irreversible changes experiments where we are mixing some unlikely substances and looking at the chemical changes when we burn toast and pop popcorn! We have had our second session of cross-fit - we can feel our bodies getting stronger and faster!

Spanish with Ms Campos

With Seahorses we started to work around the traditional tale ‘Ricitos de oro’ (goldilocks). We are learning about sizes, colours and family. Children have been learning using songs, traditional tales and role play as well as doing challenging Spanish work. Well done Seahorses!

Español con Ms Maria

Esta semana en español los niños y niñas de Year 1 y Year 2 hemos empezado nuestro proyecto sobre LOS PIRATAS. Para comenzar hemos diseñado nuestra portada con un maravilloso dibujo pirata y recortando las letras de nuestro nombre, lo cual también nos ha servido para repasar el abecedario.

French Class with Mrs Carter

"In our Year 5 and 6 French class, we have been working hard on a wonderful variety of words such as colours, numbers, greetings and individually on an educational French website.( I just love French with Mrs Carter!)

This week we made some awesome pen holders. Here they are in the photos below:"

- Written by Simón Fauser, Year 6 -