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Anti-bullying and Friendship Week

During the week of the 13th November, our Primary children celebrated Anti-bullying and Friendship Week. We kicked off the week on Monday with Odd Socks Day - to show that we are all unique, but all equal. We had great fun wearing our odd socks and talking about why we are special! On Wednesday, we all wore blue to think about 'I'll wear blue and I'll stand by you'; we talked about community, solidarity and what to do if we saw something unkind happening. To finish our week, we held Friendship Friday - a day where we did our best to make the people around us smile! All in all, it was a great week with some wonderful messages being shared and discussed about how to ensure our school continues to be a safe and happy place to be.
 
 




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What a fantastic time we had in Halloween! The Busy Bees had lots of fun activities during the week and we had a great Halloween party! Everyone was wearing a scary costume and we were proud to to parade to show our friends in Reception. We learnt some new songs like “Dem Bones” or “Five little pumpkins”
We had some yummy treats, we danced and also watched a spooky film. It was a fantastic day!




Nursery Rhyme Week

Nursery Butterflies were very busy during Nursery Rhyme week.  The children learned four Nursery Rhymes and had great fun doing different activities relating to each one. They learned ´Lavender´s Blue´ then made lavender scent bags, dug around in soil and planted beans and seeds, chopped up fresh herbs, and made their own lavender with plasticine and dyed rock salts.  They made tin foil boats for the sailor ´Bobby Shafto´ and after singing ´Hickory Dickory Dock´, they made mice to run up and down the clock.  They finished off the week winding their own bobbins with wool while singing ´Wind the Bobbin up´. A very busy week!
 




The Story Fairy

'The Story Fairy' worked her magic on Tres Cantos children for the first time yesterday evening (14th November) at the Biblioteca Fundación Caja Madrid. 
 
We were very pleased by the interest shown in the event. Tickets were available for parents to collect from the library at 5pm and had "sold out" by 5.05pm! The children (and parents) were engaged throughout. We were also very pleased to have some surprise guests, the Tres Cantos Mayor, Jesus Moreno, and the Cultural Secretary Elisa Lidia Miguel, who were present for the whole session. They were both very impressed!
 
Don't miss our Fairy's next storytelling session on Saturday 25th November, at 12pm in the Biblioteca Lope de Vega (Tres Cantos)!
 




Tag Rugby @ British Council 06/11/17

 

On Monday 6th of November students took part in the annual Tag rugby tournament at British Council School. All the students performed exceptionally well, with the squad consisting of 7 year 7´s and 3 year 6´s.

After losing their first group game to British council, the team picked themselves up with impressive victories against Kensington, St. Anne’s and Runnymede. This meant they finished as runners up in their group and qualified for the semi-final.

In the final they played against another British Council Team in a very tight game, the students showing fantastic perseverance and skill to win 5-3. In the final they met a very good British Council A Team and lost 8-5.

They did themselves and the school proud, improving enormously as the tournament progressed. Every player made great contributions through great tackling, passing, running and scored some amazing tries. Massive congratulations to them all.





Freedom of Expression

Today, Barbara Long, an art therapist, joined the UKS2 lunchtime Art Club. With the theme 'We are all Different', the children created their own diversity mosaic, expressing their uniqueness through the creative use of a variety of materials of different colours and textures. 
 
 
 




Year 5 - Jason and the Argonauts

Last Friday, Year 5 gave an awesome performance of Jason and the Argonauts. The exciting show was based on Greek mythology with some modern twists. Each class acted out scenes filled with catchy tunes and dance moves. The entire year group were delighted to see how much the children enjoyed getting into their characters and working hard to learn their lines. Teachers, teaching assistants, parents and pupils thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance, especially seeing all the hard work pay off at the end. Well done, Year 5!
 




Firemen to the Rescue!

Over the last month, the children at King’s have really realised how lucky they are. They are healthy; they  have warm homes, three meals a day and a family to care for them. On the contrary, they have been learning about people who are less fortunate than themselves and bringing in food for our annual Harvest Collection. Firemen representing Bomberos  Ayudan, one of our school charities, have led some assemblies where they  explained all about the work they do in the community. The children were surprised to find out that they had a float in the Reyes Parade (Cabalgata); how they help children with life changing illnesses and how they collect food donations and distribute these among those who need a helping hand. Today, our School Council representatives, KS1 House Captains and some of our Infant and Senior children helped the firemen load the food into their van.  Bringing in food for the Harvest Collection, the students feel they have been able to play a small part in bringing a smile to the face of others  less fortunate than themselves in their community.
 




Diwali Celebrations in Reception

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This month in Reception we have been learning about different festivals from around the world. We talked about what festivals were special to us, and then talked about how we all celebrate different things. We learnt about Diwali and talked about how we celebrate special festivals in a similar way perhaps by having a party with lovely food, giving presents or having fire works. We also talked about how it is different to the festivals we celebrate. We learnt about the food that people eat at Diwali and made some to share with our classes, we made rangoli patterns and diva lamps. The next festivals we will talk about are Halloween and Christmas – I wonder what we will learn !
 
 




Peace One Day 2017

Thursday 21st September was the International Day of Peace all around the world and here at King´s we celebrated together! All of our primary school children thought about what peace meant to them, and how we could show it to others. We participated in all kinds of different activities, from singing songs of peace, making peace beads, creating peace art collaboratively to making kites of peace. We had a wonderfully calm and thoughtful, yet fun day.
 




Fly Kites not Drones!

 

One of the best ways for children to learn is to immerse themselves in a meaningful experience. On Peace One Day, the students in Year 6 certainly did that, and we hope this memory will last with them forever.

As you are probably aware, a number of countries use armed drones during military conflicts. These have a devastating affect, much of which is on innocent civilians. To set up this scenario we first brought the whole year onto the playground. They had no idea what was waiting for them. To their amazement, Mr. Tamblyn flew one of the school´s mini-drones around the playground being controlled by an iPad. It hovered in the air and performed various tricks including a back-flip. The pupils were fascinated by it and their attention was sparked.

Miss. McLoughlin then asked the children about their thoughts and feelings. She went to talk about the negative side of drones and how they are used during wars nowadays. After seeing something so beautiful, the children found it hard to comprehend that someone would want to use this technology to harm people. Miss. McLoughlin then told the children a story about a boy called Aymel, who lost his dad to a drone strike in Afghanistan. It emphasises the terrible affect the drones can have. Now in Aymel´s village, people fly kites in memory of Aymel´s dad. The message being, Fly Kites, Not Drones.

The children then went back to their classes and were asked to make geometric kites to fly outside. They spent a couple of lessons working with their peers in group to produce some wonderful examples, all with the understanding of what happened in Afghanistan.

On Peace One Day, this was a very powerful experience for our students, teaching them the importance of forever hoping for a peaceful planet.

 

 

 





Peace at Last - Peace Day in Nursery

Do you believe peace is possible? In King´s we do and together we can make it happen!
In Nursery, we joined in the celebration of International Peace Day on the 21st September. We encouraged children to talk about how to be a good friend and make others happpy. Nursery children embraced Peace Day by creating beautiful doves (a symbol of peace), decorating them with a variety of materials, such as; paint, glitter and feathers. We had a lot of fun!




Settling into Reception

The Reception classes have settled in fantastically over the last few weeks. The children have participated in many enjoyable activities and games, during which they have renewed old friendships and developed new ones. These activities have included painting with our hands and feet, playing pass-the-parcel whilst learning about parts of our body, creating our faces using play-dough and many more fun activities! We are all learning so much, so quickly, as well as developing our English. We are all very proud of the children.




Peace Day In Reception

In Reception, we celebrated International Peace Day on the 21st of September. This is a very important day for us as we encourage the children to think about how they can promote peace by making others happy and then demonstrating their ideas with their peers. For example, some children chose to give a friend a hug, others chose to share a toy and some were going to help Mum in the kitchen! All the classes joined in a circle celebration singing a peace song 'Children of the World'.




SWIMMING TEAMS (Alevines & Benjamines)

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.…

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Gymnastics (Primary)

 

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.