A message from Janice Short, Principal
It has been lovely to meet so many parents this week in our “Meet the Teacher” meetings and to share information about the curriculum, timetables and homework with everyone. The meetings allowed teachers and parents to get the chance to speak to each other in more depth than at the drop-off points. All the meetings were very positive and I hope you enjoyed the refreshments as much as the Nursery Starfish and Reception Seahorses enjoyed the Dinosaur biscuits!
Next week we are holding coffee mornings, which will be another opportunity for us to get to know each other a little more, so please check the poster to find out when each coffee morning is. Unfortunately I cannot promise Dinosaur biscuits though!
Over the last few weeks we have been reviewing some of the safeguarding aspects of the school building and have been putting some extra precautions in place. Next week some of the fences around the school will be replaced and repaired to ensure the safety of the children and the school community, something which we take very seriously.
If you intend to take your child out of school during term time, please send me an email requesting this, as any absence needs to be recorded. While we would obviously prefer the children to be in school I understand that sometimes, it is necessary to travel to other places for many different reasons, especially in our current circumstances.
We are a truly international school and it is fascinating to hear about so many different cultures and experiences as the children tell me all about themselves and their families. The Nursery Starfish class is currently looking at Diversity, a wonderful age to encourage children to celebrate everyone being different and unique. We are all different and unique but together as a team of children, staff and parents, we make BIC Sant Agusti a very special place to be.
Have a great weekend!
Principal, BIC Sant Agustí
Nursery Starfish Class
Some photos say more than a thousand words.
Happiness is….seeing all these beautiful little people share who they are and what they love with us!
Have a great weekend!
Reception Seahorses Class
Another week has gone by and there are so many good moments in our learning journey that it is becoming difficult to choose just some. We have continued to learn more about ‘Our Body’ but this week our focus has been on ‘Our Emotions’. It is so important that the children begin to understand and to talk about their feelings at a very young age. We have also been talking about things that ‘we like’ and things ‘we don’t like’. Eating ice-creams has resulted in being the most popular!
This week we have had the opportunity to do some activities with our friends in the Starfish class and we had such a great time! First we had a Sports session together and then we got ‘hands-on’ and decorated a very colourful banner for our exciting event ‘Rainbow Day!’.
Have a lovely weekend and keep safe!
Year 1 Seals Class
We have been busy in Seals class creating our very own “Circus Books”. These are the finishing touches to our first unit of English, lists, labels and captions. On Friday we are expecting a special visitor in class to share our circus books.
We have also all signed our class rule. This year in Seals class, we have one rule: Be Kind. The children have all signed an agreement that they will do this throughout the school year.
In Art, the children created a Moving Circus Scene. Next time you arrive at school look up at our balcony to take a look!
Year 2 Turtles Class
In Turtles class we have been exploring our Dinosaur topic further, looking at Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore as well as predators and prey. In English we have been looking at features of non-fiction texts, particularly in all the dinosaur books we are looking at!
In Maths we have been learning estimating and guessing how many sweets are in a jar before counting. We have also been learning about colour mixing and making colours from red, yellow and blue. A busy week indeed!
Year 3 Dolphins Class
This week in English we have been refreshing our minds on what adjectives, verbs and nouns are. Dolphins class really enjoyed enhancing their own vocabulary through the use of adjective mats and peer discussions. We worked hard thinking of appropriate adjectives for each character in ‘The Papaya That Spoke’.
In Maths, we have been looking at 3 digit numbers, we have been making numbers and ordering numbers using inequality signs.
It was great to finish the week off in brightly coloured clothes today to celebrate ‘Rainbow Day’. The children took part in some fun rainbow themed activities!
Year 4 Jellyfish Class
Wow, what a busy week! In PSHE, the Jellyfish have been talking about how they are becoming more independent as they grow older and what they feel their responsibilities are. We certainly have some very responsible 8 and 9 year olds here in the school! As the children gain more independence, it is important they realise the importance of Online Safety. During ICT they have discovered the search engine “Kiddle”, which is the child friendly version of Google. The children enjoyed searching for facts and working out how search engines work.
What a great way to finish the week with the World Rainbow Day. What a fantastic opportunity to pay tribute to, and remember, all the people who have helped us, and continue to help us during these unprecedented times. On that note, have a very enjoyable and safe weekend!
Year 5 Whales Class
We have had a very busy week and I am pleased to see the students have been working hard while I have been away. In maths we have been learning about the 12 and 24 hour clock and how to calculate the perimeter of different shapes. This can get a bit tricky with decimal places but great progress was made. We are continuing to learn about Growth Mindset and the students are learning to develop a positive attitude across all areas of learning. Reminders about using mistakes to learn will hopefully encourage them to question ´what´ is happening and ´why´.
An example of this was in Science this week when we carried out the Skittles experiment to show the process of diffusion in the body. (it also made some pretty cool rainbow art!!)
In Art we have been learning Sketching techniques and how we can shade for different effects and tones. Some great results and a very relaxing lesson!
Year 6 Sharks Class
The children have been super focused on their progress tests this week and I am so proud of them for all their efforts. As well as this, we have been exploring Charlie Bucket’s thoughts and feelings as part of our English work looking at “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. We did a drama activity called conscience alley and then considered how the characters felt at different points in the story.
Here is an example of their wonderful work.
In humanities, we started looking at the history of chocolate and ordered these significant events on a virtual timeline. I am pretty sure we were all pretty hungry sharks by the end of the activity!
Spanish / Catalan Class with Ms Maria
Esta semana en las clases de español con Miss Maria llegó el momento de los dictados. Al igual que el año pasado, los alumnos y alumnas de Year 5 & 6 realizarán el dictado de cada unidad. Nos tomamos muy en serio estos dictados y practicamos toda la semana para obtener el mejor resultado. Disponemos, además, de un sistema de pegatinas que nos indica cuántos fallos hemos tenido. ¡Mirad lo concentrados que estamos mientras repasamos el dictado de hoy!
Spanish / Catalan Class with Ms Campos
En español hemos estado aprendiendo sobre los diferentes trabajos y elementos específicos de cada uno. ¿Habéis visto qué bien nos dibujamos a nosotros de mayores? A parte de eso también hemos agudizado el oído rellenando con letras los espacios y hemos jugado en el patio a escuchar la definición de una profesión y correr hacia ella. Lo siguiente es aprender sobre las cosas que tenemos en el estuche y en la clase, ¡qué bien lo pasamos!
Sports department news
This week we have been learning about Circuit Training- a great way to integrate aerobic fitness with muscular endurance and flexibility during PE activities. Students got the opportunity to lead on a set of exercises created on their own. We found it to be a fantastic method to explore their self-motivation through short, unique physical activities and also allow them to discover personal strengths and areas of growth.
Congratulations to all primary students for showing their interest and positivity during every single PE lesson. Keep it up!