Dear Parents,

We were delighted this week to welcome our friends from Britannica International School, Shanghai and their teachers. For some of them this is their second visit to Mallorca (welcome back Matthew, Trinity and Nicole). They are staying at the Calanova Sailing Club and having daily sailing lessons followed by an exciting program of cultural activities in Mallorca. The students delivered a fascinating assembly to the whole school on Monday and spent some time meeting our students. Mirabel could not believe that in Shanghai the metro train carries TEN MILLION passengers every day! On Friday we welcomed them for a Spanish style lunch prepared by our Year 6 students.

Tears were flowing during our Year 1 assembly based around Peter Pan. Happy tears of course! It was a beautiful assembly (as you can see from the photos) full of magic and glitter.

We also welcomed Karl Wilkinson from Orbital Education who is our Regional Head of School. He spent three days with us and really enjoyed meeting everyone. Karl spent time in the classrooms observing teaching, talking to children and working with myself and Mrs. Cooper to plan ahead for the next academic year. Karl will be back again in September.

Thanks to our local policeman for coming in to deliver talks to Year 3-6.

On Thursday we had another successful Open Day with wonderful comments about our school from all the new visitors. A big thanks to our parent volunteers - it is always great to have ambassadors for our school.

From Sant Agustí, we wish you a lovely weekend

Lowri Millar

Principal

BIC, Sant Agustí

Nursery Starfish Class

This week in Starfish class we have started to learn about a new topic: ‘Under the sea’. The children are really excited and there is so much information they already know about. This week they had the opportunity to ‘fish’ different sea animals from the water tank using the fishing net as well as created their own collage. In Maths, they have been learning about patterns and how to categories the different sea animals, according to their size. They are also making medals with their favorites sea animals to take home.

Reception Seahorse Class

Summer is here in the Seahorse class and we have been finding out about ways to ‘stay safe’ on a hot sunny day. We have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Sharing a shell’ by Julia Donaldson and had a great time playing in our own ‘rock pool’ out in the garden. We took turns trying to catch and count the fish, sequencing the numbers and making comparisons. We also worked as a team to make our own ‘Seaside’ themed play dough which we have been using to make ‘Sea Creatures’.

Year 1 Seals Class

This week we finally got to show you our Peter Pan Class Assembly! The children worked so hard on their lines, song and dancing. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did performing it.

In Maths we are going to be starting Multiplication and looking at arrays. We have also been sending Bee bots around a mat by programming them.

Year 2 Turtles Class

Turtles have had a fun week in Science. On Tuesday, we explored plants and trees around the school, observing their trunks, stems, leaves and roots. It was interesting to see such a variety of plants. On Thursday, we learnt about the germination process by planting our own beanstalk seeds! We can’t wait to see the result over the next couple of weeks. I wonder if anyone planted a magic bean?

Year 3 Dolphins Class

Dolphin Class had a very exciting visit from a Police Officer this week. They did a fantastic job at listening and asked very interesting questions. In Science, Dolphins have continued their learning all about plants and the conditions in which they need to grow successfully. We reflected on our lessons learnt from our first attempt of growing sunflower seed in the Easter term, and replanted new seeds to see if our predictions are right. Watch this space!

Year 4 Jellyfish Class

The end of the school year is fast approaching and it has been all go for the Jellyfish! We have been practising for the summer show, singing and dancing and are excited to see how it will all come together.

This week in our outdoor classroom we were on a secret mission to solve a crime. Year 4 loved the problem solving involved and also a great opportunity to develop our team work skills. Along with all this fun, in Maths we have looked at Roman Numerals by making snakes and ladders games to develop our knowledge of this numeric system.

Year 5 Whales Class

Year 5 have been busy with all things botanical! We have collected and photographed specimens then dissected Hibiscus flowers to find all the parts of a flower. We are looking at reproduction of a flowering plant and how pollination leads to fertilization. We would love to tell you all about it - please ask us about stigmas, filaments, anthers and ovules! We have also transferred our tomato seedlings into their bigger pots and we are pleased to say all are happy and healthy. In between all of this scientific work, we have been practising for the summer show, swimming, working on Progress Tests and making masks!

Year 6 Sharks Class

Year 6 along with year 5 had an informative talk at the beginning of the week by a police man, telling us about the importance of safety in vehicles, especially about wearing a seat belt properly and a bike helmet when they are cycling.

This week we’ve also enjoyed cooling off during our swimming lesson, we completed our Progress Tests and we are very excited about our graduation on 27th June. We are preparing our assembly and working on our yearbooks.

Spanish Class with Miss Campos

This week in the Spanish beginners lessons we have created our own city, using the shops around the city that we learned in class as well as creating our own ones. Soon, we will be ready to create our own mini-me to walk around in our created city.

Español con Miss Maria

Esta semana con year 5&6 hemos empezado a grabar nuestros propios programas siguiendo el proyecto de la televisión. El primero ha sido el informativo de deportes. La verdad es que los alumnos han hecho un maravilloso trabajo y se han esforzado mucho. Aquí tenéis el resultado y esperamos poder deleitaros próximamente con tres programas más que todavía están por llegar.