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Year Two recreate a Roman Battle

As part of their topic of "Ancient Rome", Year Two learned about the life of a Roman solider. They also had a talk and demosntration from our resident historian and examined Roman artefacts.
To conclude their topic, Year Two children had a mock Roman battle on the footbal pitch where they used their self-made Roman shields to protect themselves from the enemy (who were throwing foam javelin instead of arrows!) The children kept in formation and were very sensible throughout the mock battle.
This was a great finale to a wonderful term of history learning.
 




Christmas shows!

Many year groups have performed Christmas shows to parents over the past two weeks and we are so proud of each and every child who performed.
Nursery children sang carols and recited a short Christmas story in English, whilst dressed up as elves, snowmen and Santa.
Reception children all performed a wonderful play called "Whoops-a-daisy Angel"
Year One children performed a lovely show called "Prickly Hay."
Our wonderful Year Three children performed a selection of poems and carols.
Finally, Year Five took us on "A Christmas Journey" with songs and narrative linking the visit of the Three Wise Men, to World War One Christmas in the trenches up to the present day.
All were fabulous!
 




Y2 visit Lucentum archaeological site

Year Two visited an archaeological site in Alicante as part of their topic on Ancient Rome. The children learnt about Roman baths, Roman houses and the rich and poor in society.
The children listened beautifully to the tour guide and were a credit to the school.
   




Key Stage 2 House Games a roaring success!

Children in Years 3 - 6 participated in their House games, wearing their House colours to compete in a variety of fun sports and win prizes for their House team. Earth (in green), Water (in blue), Wind (in green) and Fire (in red) all took part with a good degree of healthy competition and a large amount of shouting and cheering!

The games were: “Beat the Bucket” for Year 3, Dodgeball for Year 4, Kwik Cricket for Year 5 and Caterpillar Rounders and Duck Hunt for Year 6.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt some vital skills around teamwork, healthy competition and the importance of being a good winner and a good loser.





Author of IHERO, Steve Skidmore, wows Alicante Pupils

Author Steve Skidmore, who wrote IHero, Code Mission and Kung Fu Kitten amongst many others, visited King’s College Alicante to do workshops with children from Year 1 to Year 6.  Children were really excited as many of them have read Steve's books which they love. During the course of the day, he used children and teacher volunteers to demonstrate how to write and create imagery and atmosphere.  Later in the day, he led a very special workshop for some of our gifted and talented pupils who see themselves as future authors.

 




Parents Participate in putting the Jigsaw pieces together at PSHEE&C Workshop.

So what is PSHEE&C? That’s what parents found out at a recent workshop that they attended at King’s College Alicante.  They learned that their children receive at least one hour a week where they discuss things which may affect them personally or socially; may impact on their health, education and economy as well as develop them as citizens.

At King's College Alicante, every child from nursery to Year Six will participate in Jigsaw lessons where they will learn to be calm, as well as to develop as citizens in their class, school, home, community and the wider world. They will meditate during their Jigsaw lesson as well focusing on specific areas.  There are 6 key topics or puzzles:

  • Being me in my world

  • Celebrating differences

  • Dreams and Goals

  • Healthy Me

  • Relationships

  • Changing Me.

Each of these puzzles lasts 6 weeks. During this time, every child should be calm and listening to the speaker.  Parents, who attended the workshop last week, were able to practise being calm, like their children in a PSHEE&C lesson.  

Over 100 parents attended and many said that they would have liked to have experienced these lessons when they were younger. Many asked for further workshops on practical ways of helping children learn and focus.

There will be further workshops held on PSHEE&C later in the year, looking  particularly at Relationships and Health Education which will be statutory in the UK from September 2019.