Dear Parents,

The week started with a very successful First Aid course for parents run by Tineke. We hope that this will become an annual event at BIC and encourage more people to become first aid trained. Thanks to those of you who were able to attend.

Our Early Years Sports Day with Year 5 & 6 helpers was a huge success and the younger children loved being paired with an older child. The activities were fun and challenging. It was great to see all the parents running with their children in the parent and child race!

This year we have introduced one educational visit in Spanish as an addition to our visit program and this week EYFS and KS1 went to the theatre to see El Monstruo de Colores. Our next Spanish event will be in June to celebrate Sant Joan...more information coming soon from Ms Maria.

Our annual Year 5 & 6 sleepover AT SCHOOL was on Thursday and as you will see from the photos much fun. Games, pizza making, sports, treasure hunt, movies and more before bedtime. This was followed by a whole school Pyjama day to raise money for Voluntarios Kenia. Thanks to all who donated.

A special thank you to Finn´s Mum for coming in to talk to the children about her experience growing up in Kenya and showing the children how to make traditional musical instruments.

Please note that the Friends of BIC Sant Agusti will be meeting at 2:30 on Wednesday 12th June in Whales Classroom (Year 5). We welcome anyone to come along to discuss ideas for next year´s initiatives. We would love to see you there.

Warm Regards,

Lowri Millar

Principal

BIC, Sant Agustí

Nursery Starfish Class

In Starfish class we have continued to learn more about ‘Keeping healthy’. This week our focus was on how exercise affects our body by taking part in different games and warming up routines to stay fit. We also celebrated our amazing Sports Day in school. The children were really good at each station and worked really hard, although the best part was the parent-child race. You could see how proud they were for running with their parents and we all had great fun! This week we’ve also focused on the importance of talking about our emotions. One of our favourite books is ‘The colour monster’ (El monstruo de colores) because it always helps us to identify how we are feeling. So we were really excited when we had the opportunity to watch this show at the theatre. We all had a great time!

Reception Seahorse Class

The Seahorse class have continued to find out about ‘healthy eating’ and what better way than to make their own delicious healthy snacks to eat in school. They chose from a selection of foods and vegetables to make these funny veggie wrap faces! Yum yum! They also helped ‘Muddles’ the puppet to sort and ‘un-muddle’ a selection of different foods into groups, talking about what makes these foods healthy or unhealthy.

Year 1 Seals Class

We had a very exciting trip to the theatre to see “The Colour Monster” this week. Seals have been practising our Class Assembly. We have learnt our lines and a song and dance. We can't wait to show everyone! We have been busy making decorations for our show. We also have been making pirate treasure maps. We covered them in tea to make them look old and used.

Year 2 Turtles Class

It has been a busy week in Turtles class, we have been swimming, to the theatre and practising for our class assembly! In maths we have been learning about what division is, by splitting items around the classroom into groups. We also had a special delivery of outdoor cushions and carpets! We are delighted with our new outdoor space, it means we can now enjoy reading, yoga and many other activities outside now that the weather is getting warmer!

Year 3 Dolphins Class

This week the Dolphins were so excited to spend the morning at Forest School. We had a fantastic morning exploring the natural surroundings, investigating different plants and insects and learning more about the incredible forest from the very knowledgeable Ms Jamiy. Dolphins also became photographers and captured special insects and plants that they found. Take a look at some of the Dolphins beautiful photographs they took themselves.

Year 4 Jellyfish Class

This week the Jellyfish have shared their home learning projects. They created model digestive systems using a range of materials including, pasta, balloons, straws, paper clips and plasticine.

In English we have been working on the book ‘The Wolves In The Walls’ and the children have enjoyed the story and had lots of opportunity to produce creative writing.

Next week we are looking forward to kayaking in Cala Nova!

Year 5 & 6 Whales and Sharks Class

Another super week! The children made us feel very proud with their leadership skills and their entrepreneurial talents. Helping with the EYFS Sports day has been a highlight as they all enjoyed demonstrating and assisting their little friends to hop, roll and balance! In class they are working on a special project based on the “Dragon´s Den “ program. We have discussed important inventions of the past and how and why inventions come about. They are now working collaboratively to design and cost a new invention. Next week they will pitch their projects to a team of “Dragons”. Stay tuned to find out what creations they have come up with to make lives easier and better and who the Dragons will invest in. This week, wouldn't be complete without a school sleepover! Fun and games, pizza making, disco, movie night… and all at school after hours! What fun!

Next week promises to be just as exciting. We are looking forward to an afternoon of Forest School on Monday, Dragon´s Den on Wednesday and a morning of Kayaking on Thursday!

Spanish Class

In Spanish Class we enjoyed a nice workshop with Aneesa, Finn’s mum, who comes from Kenya. She explained very interesting facts about this amazing country and we finished the lesson by doing some musical instruments as she made when she was a girl. Listening to ‘Jambo bwana’ song and playing the instrument that they created was the highlight of the week. Some more surprises are coming for the next upcoming weeks!