I am delighted to welcome you with such an eventful week after a restful half-term holiday and share with you a few reminders and news from Sant Agustí.
Principal BIC Sant Agustí
At BIC we want to promote punctuality in all students, not just for now but for their future. When students arrive late to lessons this not only disrupts other children but means they have to catch up with the lesson being taught. Even 15 minutes per day adds up to over an hour of lost learning each week. Being late can be very unsettling for students as they have to walk into class after everyone else. We urge you to please bring your children on time each day in order to give them the best possible start.
The front door is open from 8.45am and the register is taken at 9am. Any students who arrive after 9am will be marked late. The percentage of absences and lates will appear on their end of year report.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We strongly believe that teaching children independence supports them in every area.
Year 1 and 2 have been working on these skills and it has made a big difference to the start of their day - children are coming in to class by themselves and ensuring they unpack their bags and organise their personal belongings. Well done and keep it up! Parents have also reported that this has had a positive effect at home, with an increase in motivation to do things around the house independently - fantastic!
Friends of BIC Sant Agustí meeting
It was great to see so many of you at our second meeting held this week. Please look out for the first information letter that will be sent to you soon to tell you more about the upcoming opportunities for you to get involved in.
World Book Day - Friday 29th March
I know that many of you look forward to showing off your creative skills with the amazing fancy dress costumes we get each year, so please be reminded that World Book Day this year is Friday 29th March.
The theme is reading around the world.
In preparation, you can start bringing in good quality, used children’s books in any language for the Friends Association’s second-hand book sale! You can drop your donations in the boxes in the front entrance for them starting Monday.
BIC Parent Talk
Tickets for the BIC Parent Talk with Tricia Taylor on March 14th are still available, please ensure you get yours from Gillian in Reception as soon as possible.
Find out more about the Parent Talk here. This will be an excellent opportunity for parents to learn more about how they can support their children's learning at home. We look forward to seeing you there.
News from Early Years
Nursery have had a very busy week. A special visitor came on Friday, the dentist, to show us how to get very shiny and healthy teeth. This week we have been looking at how to brush our teeth and what sort of food could damage them. We are also learning about travelling and the different countries we come from. During our trip to the airport, we learnt lots of new things such as the meaning of the signs and how to find the right flight when we travel. The best part was the visit to the airport’s fire station, as you can see by the photos! We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our two new friends that have joined us in Nursery.
This week in Reception class we have been finding out about 'People Who Help Us’, focusing on the importance of going to the dentist and taking good care of our teeth. We used playdough to make and count ‘teeth’ and examined our own teeth using mirrors. We have also been talking and writing about the things that make us smile.
News from Year 1
Year 1 have been learning about the 5 senses. They had great fun smelling lots of different things and trying to guess what they were. They also tasted a variety of foods, learning if they were sweet, salty, sour or bitter.
We are so proud of the children who tried something new!
News from Year 2
This week Year 2 have been investigating the properties of 3D shapes. They worked in pairs to find out how many faces, vertices and edges each shape had!
News from Year 3 & 6
This week in Maths, Year 3 have learnt how to use the column method, adding 3 digit numbers. They were so proud of their impressive work, that they invited the Year 6s to come and take a look. Its safe to say that Sharks class were blown away!
They continued their fantastic hard work in Literacy this week, where they have been independently researching 'Extreme Weather' using Chromebooks, taking notes on key information, in preparation for writing their own non-fiction report next week.
News from Year 4
This week Year 4 have started their “Attitude of Gratitude” book. Each week a member of the class is chosen and we all share the reasons we are thankful for that person and the things we admire about them. It was lovely to see their face as they read all the special things the others had written about them.
News from Year 5
The Year 5 Planets Projects are out of this world!
They are so proud to have their work on show for all to see outside the lunchroom. Be sure to check them out and compare the sizes of the planets in their scale models and read all the unbelievable information about our solar system!
Did you know Neptune takes 165 Earth years to orbit the sun?
News from Spanish
In Spanish Beginners, Year 1 and 2 have been playing with Spanish spellings, writing some of the words that they already know and trying to guess some new ones.
This week in the Advanced group, the children from Year 2 have been reading a story and writing about it in Spanish. They have worked very hard to explain what happened in the story using their best words for it.
Well done to all this week!