Dear parents,

It is always a pleasure to read the results of the parent survey and I want to thank you all for taking the time to complete it. Overwhelmingly the feedback was that our staff and their care and attention to your children are what you value most about our school. Our team are dedicated, enthusiastic and always strive to challenge our students. Here are some of your comments:.“Excellent atmosphere and amazing teacher/pupil relationships” , “exceptional and warm hearted teachers”, “They truly care about each student and give their all in ensuring that the children achieve their best while being nurtured and encouraged”.

There will be a meeting for parents to give feedback and discuss next steps in terms of improving the school based on your comments on Thursday 30th January at 9.15am. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible..

Next week we will welcome Karl Wilkinson from Orbital Education to Mallorca. He is our Regional Head of Schools and will be here conducting the interviews for the new Principal. If you would like to be involved as a parent there will be the opportunity to be part of a parent panel next Friday. Please speak to me directly or email me at principal.san@balearesint.net.

Friday we celebrated the local fiesta of Sant Antoni with all children bringing in an “animal” (stuffed toy!) to be blessed. A big thanks to Ms Maria and Ms Campos for their continual effort in bringing Mallorcan traditions to life here at school and ensuring that our students take part in local traditions.

A reminder that school is not open this coming Monday due to the Palma fiesta of San Sebastian.

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

All the best,

Ms Millar

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Nursery Starfish Class

This week we have explored different ways to travel around the world. We’ve looked at different modes of transport and the best ways to travel to destinations further afield.

We’ve also watched a man travelling the world by tying his house to millions of balloons and we’ve seen how hundreds of hot air balloons go up in the sky at the same time during hot air balloon festivals. This inspired us to make our own paper mache hot air balloons and I can let you know, it was quite messy!! Come and check them out, hung up in our classroom when they’re finished!

Next week, we are travelling to cold places! Have a nice weekend everyone!

Reception Seahorse Class

We have an airport in our classroom! The children have been having a great time going through airport security, grabbing a quick coffee whilst waiting in departures before boarding their flight to travel around the world! We have also been looking closely at different methods of transport to produce sketches and paintings, and thinking about what to pack to go on a journey. Watch this space to see where we will be stopping off first next week.

Don’t forget our rescheduled trip to Bellver Forest on Thursday 23rd January.

Year 1 Seals Class

This week we have finished off learning about the 5 senses with: Hearing. So we went on a sound walk around the area, writing down all the things we could hear. We have been working on our sentence writing, using and to extend our sentences.

In Science we continued our labelling of the human body by labelling 3 of our friends in Seals class! We learnt new words like ankle, thigh and elbow.

This week we have started learning Money in maths, recognising coins and adding them to purchase objects around our classroom.

Year 2 Turtles Class

It’s been a wild week in Turtles! We had a special visitor from Mr Meerkat and Melvin on Tuesday, the children asked some very interesting questions and learnt lots of amazing facts! Did you know there can be up to 40 meerkats in one mob? ! Over the next few weeks, we will be writing our own animal fact files and we can’t wait to share these with you.

Year 3 Dolphins Class

The wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

In literacy we are reading and working on the story ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’. The Dolphins have really enjoyed the story so far and have worked hard looking at character description by hot seating and role playing in character. We have linked our learning and in Art they have been following simple tutorial instructions to draw a fox. On display soon!

Year 4 Jellyfish Class

Jellyfish class has had a fantastic week exploring poetry. Monday will mark Martin Luther King’s Birthday, to celebrate we wrote our own poems using similes to describe Martin Luther King. Here are some examples of the children's fantastic work.

“You are as inspiring as music” - Celia

“You are as special as a dream” - Haris

“As peaceful as a bird” - Carla

Year 5 Whales Class and Year 6 Sharks Class

We are paleontologist this week! We are learning about different fossilization processes and how we can learn about evolution and the history of the earth and its species. We have created our own fossil moulds and casts using clay and plaster - since we didn't have millions of years to wait for the process to take place naturally.

It is time for the English Speaking Challenge preparations to begin! We were very grateful for Judy Mansour to come in and speak to us about public speaking. We are inspired to prepare our amazing presentations over the next seven weeks.

Spanish Class with Ms Maria

Esta semana los niños y niñas de year 1 y year 2 hemos empezado un nuevo tema: EL SEMÁFORO, el cual está relacionado con nuestra ciudad. Conoceremos sus lugares y disfrutaremos haciendo actividades en las que todos/as podamos aprender y participar. De momento hemos estado dibujando y comentando en clase cuánto sabemos sobre la ciudad y sus sitios: plazas, parques, restaurantes…

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Spanish Class with Ms Campos

Nuevo trimestre, nuevos proyectos. En year 1 y 2 hemos empezado el proyecto del circo. Todos ya tiene sus entradas y están listos para aprender la vida en el circo. Estamos aprendiendo una canción que es mítica en la infancia de todos los niños españoles, se llama ‘había una vez un circo’. Ponedla en casa y dejaos contagiar por la nostalgia de la magia que tiene el circo. Nos esperan muchas aventuras que vivir, muchas sorpresas están por llegar.

BIC Summer School 2020

We are delighted to announce our BIC Summer School 2020.

Suitable for boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 14, this is a fantastic opportunity for children to enhance their English and Spanish language skills, gain more confidence in a variety of sports (eg. tennis, volleyball, football) and enhance the children’s creativity. Children will be able to enjoy a day trip to the exciting local attraction Western Water Park, but most importantly, they will have FUN!

Our daily programme is full of exciting sports activities, swimming pool water games, arts and crafts and, of course, English and Spanish learning!

Various options are available: children can take part in the Summer School for the full 4 weeks – Mondays to Fridays, starting at 9:30am to 3:00pm – or may choose to join for standalone weeks between June 29 – July 24 as well.

Prices vary accordingly:

  • 1 week - € 175
  • 2 weeks - € 300
  • 3 weeks - € 400
  • 4 weeks - € 500

(*Prices do not include. Lunch will be provided by parents in the form of lunch-packs)

Available Summer School Programmes:

- English Language Booster: This is an ideal opportunity for all non-native speakers to boost their English skills across the 4 weeks. This programme includes English speaking, listening, reading and writing lessons taught by a native English speaker.

- Spanish Language Booster: This is an ideal opportunity for all non-native speakers to boost their Spanish skills across the 4 weeks. This programme includes English speaking, listening, reading and writing lessons taught by a native Spanish speaker.

- Early Years Programme (5 to 7 year olds): Include fun learning activities around English, Maths, arts and crafts as well fun interactive sports and swim lessons.

Daily Summer School Activities:

- Sporting Activities: Throughout the four-week BIC Summer School, participants will get the chance to practise and explore a variety of new sports such as badminton, table tennis, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball and football, all led by a qualified PE teacher.

- Swimming: During the hot summer, children can have fun cooling off in BIC's 25m outdoor pool and enhance their swimming skills.

- Craft and Designs: Creative Projects: This is the perfect chance for children to harness their creative side and take part in different art, science craft projects and/or music.

To register for our Summer School please visit our Website - REGISTER

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