On Sunday 7th May the King´s College swimming team and members of the Optional Swimming Club participated in the final of the Second Edition of the Inter School Turbo Cup. Students from the categories Prebenjamin (3), Benjamin (3) and Alevin (5) swam in 11 finals, each with at least one representative from King´s College. The…Details
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Air Raids in Year 6
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. - Winston Churchill. This famous quote can have a double meaning when applied to Year 6, as they really have been writing as if they were in the Second World War themselves!
Since the start of the Summer Term, Year 6 have been on a journey of discovery, learning about World War 2. They have been finding out about key dates using reading skills and have also been investigating what it was like to live through the London Blitz bombings, over 70 years ago. To further develop the pupils´interest and understanding, the Year 6 team decided to stage an actual air raid in the Year 6 corridor. It was complete with real air raid sounds and effects taken from actual recordings from World War 2. The children even had made model gas masks which they quickly put on as the air raid siren sounded. Candles were lit to see and our very own Air Raid Warden, Mr. Shamsul, came round to take the register. As the children trembled under their desks, they really got to experience the horrors of this graphic part of world history.
Of course, this experience lead into developing their writing and some of the results of what the children wrote were spectacular. Giving the children this kind of role play opportunity really does impact on the quality and creativity of what they write in relation to these events.
It was amazing to see how seriously the children took this and how they enjoyed learning about it. I am sure over the next few weeks Year 6 will show equal enthusiasm to the many other activities we have planned for them.
Raising Awareness and Money!
Primary King´s Cup 2017
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Pancake Day in Reception
Year 6 WW2 Evacuation Day
On May 25th, Year 6 students took a trip back in time to the 1940’s; to experience what life would have been like as an evacuee during the tragic Second World War. The children brought their hand-made gas mask boxes to school, alongside their suitcases, which were packed with all essentials –clothes, toothpaste, cuddly toys, a snack for the train journey and even some surprise, emotional letters from parents.
To begin the day, the evacuees waved a tearful goodbye to their families, and set off on the journey to Cornwall. After boarding the steam-train (classrooms with rows of tables) the pupils opened their suitcases and explained why they had brought each of their belongings. They then played a typical old fashioned game called ´Beetle´ with their new found friends. Once the journey had ended, the children gathered in the movement room, ready to be interviewed by potential foster parents; they were asked questions like ¨How strong are you?¨or ¨Can you milk a cow?¨. After being selected one by one, they went along with their new families to write a letter home describing how they felt on their first day away from home.
Well done to all the students and teachers who did a wonderful job at keeping in character role throughout the day. The children had a great experience, and most importantly gained an insight into how difficult life was to be an evacuee child during the War.
Year 6 Transition Day 1
The children came back buzzing from the experience in the Seniors from the Transition Day. They could be heard sharing stories about the different lessons that they had. From PE to French, they had 7 different lessons with as many teachers. A small taste of what life will be like everyday in September.
Here is a quote from one of the pupils:
We had a Physics lesson with Mr Jordan. The truth is, we all enjoyed the activities and the challenges that we were given. We couldn’t stop gazing around the laboratory in awe!
We had to solve and prove it. Our first mission complete, we moved on to a new experiment. The second experiment was based on magnets. Testing different things, we answered the questions that appeared on a sheet. Once that was done, a challenge was set up. Using the equipment provided, we had to manage the impossible: Make a paperclip float. Using our magnetic knowledge – we did it!
Valeria – Year 6
Goodbye Year 6
On Friday, Year 6 enjoyed their Graduation ceremony. This moment marks a key point for Year 6 as they begin their journey from the Primary school and into the Secondary School. The ceremony was World War Two themed to reflect their recent class topic and they entertained their audience with songs from the era. Jokes, memories, stories, poems and writing all played a part in creating a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and reflection. All Year 6 pupils also received a book as a reminder of their time in Primary. We hope it will bring you much pleasure in the years to come.
Thank you Year 6 and we wish you every luck in Year 7!
Year 6 Trip to Cullera
This year’s May Fair is to be hosted at King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas on Saturday 27th May. Come along for the fun, food, activities and events which will be going on all afternoon (13:00 – 17:00). Raffle Donations Help Needed: This year we are also looking for raffle prize donations and we would love it…Details
Last Saturday, 11th March, King’s College Benjamín, Alevín, Infantil girls and boys swimming teams participate don the 37th Edition of Municipal Sports Games of Comunidad de Madrid, in C.D.M. Puente de Vallecas. On the first day, students from King’s College had a magnificent performance. Many of the swimmers were first place in their respective series.…Details
Carla H won the gold medal in the Rhythmic Gymnastics in her first appearance representing school, this was a superb achievement and our second medal in the clubs second competition. Alejandra Z and Candela G came a fantastic 8th and 10th place respectively.
We arrived at Kensington School with hope and confidence. In the first match we played against St Annes and won 14-0. Our second match went as well as we beat Kensington B 13-8. The next two matches were against ICS and ISM. As we won we passed as first of the group to the next…Details
One of our Primary pupils recently won a national drawing competition. Foni entered the SuperCor Express competition to draw a picture of what she might have seen when the Three Kings arrived in Bethlehem. She won 1st prize in the age 5 category for the area of Madrid for her fantastic drawing. The picture shows…Details
We are delighted to announce that King’s Group has won the British International School Award for IT Initiative of the Year. We are so proud of our ICT & E-Learning teams and the work that they do.
View all the photos from the awards evening here
We had a fantastic day trying Greek food (which some us made), Greek dancing and even writing our names using the Greek alphabet.
Year 4 have been celebrating all things Egyptian in several fun-filled Egyptian days! We had a great time learning coordinates through Egyptian tomb painting and trialed our problem solving strategies by building 3D pyramids. We investigated the Afterlife by mummifying a teacher; designing, sculpting and painting our very own death masks and creating some disgusting…Details