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A trip recount - Rio Safari!
Year 3 have just visited Rio Safari Park to finish their topic “Africa”. They particularly enjoyed visiting the section called the African Savannah. Here´s a recount written by Yago in Year 3...
“When we got there we ate our snacks. Then we saw monkeys. After that we went to see the orangutans. One of the orangutans was 30 years old and it is one week until his birthday! Orangutans can live for 30-40 years.
After a while we went to see the goats. We gave them a little bit of food. Then we saw horses and as well we gave them a little bit of food. Later on we saw a sea lion in a swimming pool.
Then we watched the parrot show. It was really cool! Afterwards we saw the crocodiles which moved! Next we ate lunch. There was macaroni, chips, chicken nuggets and ice-cream. Then we went to touch the giraffe and I bravely touched it. It was very difficult because she thought our hand was food!
Finally we went to see our last animal, the zebra. We all thought she was kind, but she almost ate my hand! Then we went back on the bus.”
Pupil Voice is Loud and Clear!
Promoting a Healthy Primary School
Down on the farm!
Primary Carnival Day!
IMED Dental Workshop at KCA
The Imed Dentist came to do a talk to children in Reception about how they can look after their teeth. This is a great time for the dentist to visit the school as the children are learning about how to be healthy. The children saw a demonstration, watched a special video and will be given some lovely dental goodies to take home at the weekend.
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
Dreams and Goals
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.
KCA Time Capsule Ceremony
Year 4 Newspaper Reports - Talk for Writing in Action!
Eco Warriors Greener and Meaner Than Ever!
KCA Eco Warriors leave no room unchecked!
This month the KCA Eco Warriors have been out and about, visiting classes to see if they are being Eco friendly. Now that the colder months have set in, the Warriors are looking out for radiators which are on at the same time as windows being open. They continue to check if projectors have been kept on whilst everyone is out of class as well as lights, recycling evidence and faulty taps.
In addition to the Eco walks, KCA School Council carries out its recycling walks on a Thursday afternoon each week. Councillors bring their paper recycling bags and walk down with Mrs Gandhi to the paper recycling bins. Not only do they have bags and bags of paper to recycle but they also bring down any plastic recycling!
This year the KCA Primary Council is greener and meaner when it comes to plastic pollution and paper waste!
Year 2 Class Assemblies are a Class Act!
KCA children explore the sky at night!
The Planetarium Comes to KCA
On 19th November, children from Reception and Year 2 classes had an amazing opportunity to get close to the stars, planets, moon and milky way as they crawled on all fours into a giant inflated planetarium. Once inside the dome planetarium, children were able to see the night skies and learned about some of the constellations. They were given an insight into the other planets in our solar system. This experience has provided the children with a great stimulus for discussion about the topic of Space and subsequent writing which they will do as part of their English lessons.