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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.





Museum Display

As part of our topic “The Great Fire of London” for the past few weeks, all Year 1’s have been designing and preparing their Tudor Houses for their Museum display today.
They have also written about this in their English lessons.
The Reception and Year 2 pupils were invited to come to the Museum display to ask questions regarding Tudor Houses and what they had learned about the Great Fire of London. Year 1 children spoke about how the fire had started in Pudding Lane and were able to retell the story.
       
 
 




Year 1 Fire Station Trip

On Wednesday 2nd and Friday 4th October, as part of our topic of the Great Fire of London, we visited the San Juan Fire Station.  On the day of the trip, once we arrived at the Fire station, we were greeted by a fire officer who led us to their hall where the children sat and ate their snack. After this, we were brought into a room where a safety video was played and questions were asked surrounding the video.
We had a fabulous tour of the fire station, and we were able to try on a firefighter’s uniform; climb their rock climbing wall, use their hose and get into their fire truck while they sounded their alarms. We absolutely loved this trip!!




King’s Group joins Inspired

The Group has announced today its partnership with the leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

“After 50 years of delivering quality British education, we are delighted to have joined the Inspired community of schools that will provide multiple opportunities for development for our teachers and students. With a shared child-centred educational philosophy, this partnership with Inspired was a natural choice to support the continued growth of King’s College, as it positions the school at the forefront of not just British, but international education in multiple regions. We look forward to working with Inspired’s leading global educators for the benefit of our students and communities.”, stated Sir Roger Fry, Founder and Chairman of King’s Group.
 
Please read all the information in the following link:
Inspired welcomes King's College schools
 
For more information, please contact:
Shaní Gerszenzon Press & Communications Specialist
King's Group
Avda. Pío XII, 92, 28036 Madrid (Spain)
Tel: +34 91 768 22 59
shani.gerszenzon@kingsgroup.org www.kingsgroup.org
 




A caveman in Year 3!

Year 3 had an unexpected visitor last week.  Whilst studying the Stone Age a confused caveman appeared in their classrooms.  The pupils showed him how to use a chair and hold a pencil.  They taught him a few words and showed him how a computer works!  The caveman then showed the children how to make fire!




Year 5 begin their Ancient Greece topic with a visit to Athens!

Year 5 flew to Athens at the start of term to begin their first topic "Meet the Greeks" - they looked at artefacts, explored the Greek alphabet and used a series of clues and evidence to solve an Ancient Greek murder mystery!  

They also made a human timeline of key events in Ancient Greek history to explore chronology and how to show accurate timescales in historical timelines. They then asked questions as a historian about each event and used this to decide what really important questions they want to answer and learn about over the next few weeks  




Blood smoothies in Year 6 Science

Year 6 have worked very creatively this month in their learning about blood.  They made blood smoothies where the ingredients represented the different parts of blood: red and white blood cells (strawberries and marshmallows), plasma (pineapple juice) and platelets (cake decorating sprinkles).  They then studied microscopic images of blood and transformed these into works of art. They also learned about the functions of the different parts of the heart, creating superb 3D models out of clay!
 
 




Down on the farm!

Various year groups in the primary school have been on trips and visits this term. Year One and Reception went to a nearby farm where they met a variety of farm animals, rode on a tractor and baked their own bread! The children had a fantastic time and the trips really brought to life their in school learning about farm animals and healthy food.
 




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.