This term, as part of their PSHE program, Year 3 learned about charities. They thought about what they do and why they are important. The children became so involved in their learning that they decided to run an event to raise money for a charity. Over the course of 6 weeks they worked hard to…Details
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La Moraleja Cup Football Tournament
Ks2 and KS3 Sports Day
EYFS, keys Stage 1 and Year 3 Sports Day
King's College School La Moraleja - and Kandinsky College Netherlands Exchange - part 2
On 13th-18th June, 23 Dutch students were welcomed warmly to King´s College La Moraleja to take part in our annual exchange. Many of the Dutch students had never been to Spain, and certainly very few of them had seen such intense sunshine!
Despite the hot temperatures, we were able to complete a program of events that saw us gain some wonderful cross-cultural experiences.
Day 1 saw us have a guided tour of Toledo. The city was looking fantastic as they were preparing for the Corpus Christi festival. We had a panoramic bus tour, as well as visiting the old town and Cathedral. We also had enough time for a quick shopping trip!
Day 2 was spent at school, where we completed a range of cross cultural activities, involving Geography, History and English. The students then created lessons on similarities and differences between Spain and Holland. In the afternoon, we went down to years 3,4 and 5 to deliver our lessons to the children - well done group 8 who delivered a fantastic lesson, and won a tasty prize.
Day 3 was spent in Madrid, visiting Templo de Debod, the rose garden at Parque del Oeste, before getting on the Teleferico for a bird´s eye view of the city. The students then spent the afternoon screaming and getting soaked at the parque de atracciones - the perfect way to end a busy week.
A special thank you must go out to all the parents who worked hard to make the Dutch students feel welcome, and offer them such amazing experiences during their time together. You can see a few of the activities in the photographs.
We look forward to organising a new Exchange experience for year 8 and 9 pupils next year.
COBIS Music Competition
- Charlotte 6M - 3rd place strings solo
- Ana 9G - 3rd place woodwind solo
- Esmeralda 9G - 3rd place vocal solo
- Joey 7E and Carter 7R - 3rd place small ensemble
- Maya 9M - 2nd place woodwind solo
- Nicolás 9M - 2nd place percussion solo
As a school it was the first time that we entered the tournament taking both a girls and boys team made up of pupils from years 6 and 7 to the tournament. Both teams did extreamly well representing the school fantastically. They demonstrated a great attitude and battled very hard in every game. The stand out performance came from the boys team who did particiauly well managing to reach the quarter finals of the competititon. This is a great achivement when you consider that most of the pupils in the team were in Year 6. It is hoped that we can buid on this success and do even better next year.
I would like to congratuate all pupils invovled in the tournament for representing the school so well throughout the event. They were a credit to the School.
- Mario O: ¨ I was feeling very generous and also very happy donating a part of the clothes I had, thinking that it might make other children happier as well, hopefully helping them¨.
- Lucía B: ¨I felt really good giving people some of the clothes I had because I know they need it more than me. I wish they like it¨.
Primary Science Week
Bayard Visits the School
- ¨The experience was fantastic and we learned a lot about facts about airplanes, I found it very entertaining and I would like to repeat it! ¨ Laura C.
- ¨It was cool, fun, interesting and I learnt a lot! ¨ Also we played games, I love it! ¨ Federico H.
COBIS Secondary Games
Year 4 Somolinos Trip
This year's residential trip for year 4 was to the beautiful rural setting of Somolinos in the mountains North of Madrid. The children had great fun following a programme based on the Earth. They sang songs, created sculptures form natural materials and enjoyed lots of adventurous activities. In particular they loved the zip wire and climbing wall which helped them to challenge themselves and support their friends. A great day trip was had to a local historic village where the children enjoyed a tour and a visit to the museum and learn about rural life. The trip was a fantastic opportunity to build on team work skills, learn to be independent and visit the great outdoors
COBIS Primary Games
The Netherlands Exchange 2017
EF Schools Football Cup
As a school we did particularly well reaching the final of the competition. We reached the final by finishing top of our group, with only one team from each group progressing to the final. During the group stages we played 5 matches winning 3 of them and drawing 2. As a result of finishing undefeated in the group stages we progressed to the final, where we met the winners of the opposite group. To reach the final was a fantastic achievement and one that the pupils can feel very proud of. The highlight of the tournament came in the last game of the group stages, when 2-1 down and needing a draw to reach the final we kept fighting right to the final whistle, managing to score a goal with less then a minute left to equalize the match, resulting in us finishing top of the table.
The pupils represented the school fantastically both on and off the pitch and can feel very proud of their achievements. Although we did not win the final we did incredibly well to get their. We will continue to practice and aim to come back next year even better.
Spring Concert 2017
Year 1 and Year 2 Easter Show
On the 31st April , Year 1 and 2 performed an amazing Spring Show. The show took the audience on a trip through a farm, during Spring. The children presented ideas about flowers and plants needing water and sunlight to grow, chicks and ducklings hatching from their eggs and being able to walk and swim very quickly and the size of animals, like horses, at birth.
The children dressed as different farm animals and the children and adults who worked on the farm. Some children were narrators, who told the backstory to a day in the life of a farm, during spring. The whole show was peppered with lively and entertaining songs that demonstrated the different aspects of spring and farm life.
The children worked very hard learning the songs, their lines, and performing in a professional way. The parents did an amazing job of providing the beautiful costumes and supporting the children learning their lines.
The final performance was a brilliant success and we had a fantastic audience with many parents and sibling coming to watch! The photos show the children in action on stage.
Year 7 Walk for Water
Year 7 Trip to Faunia
Nursery Farm Trip
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On March 8th 2017 a group of bleary eyed year 7 students met at the Barajas airport for their first experience of a trip to a French Chateau! Excited and a bit nervous, they said “au revoir” to their parents and set off on the plane to Paris. After a coach trip through Northern France…Details
ACS Cobham International School Saturday 21st January 2017 U13 Tournament Most Valuable Player: Number 16 King’s College Madrid Championship winners: Millfield Prep Championship runners up: King’s College Madrid Plate Championships: Lanesborough Plater Runners Up: Westbrook Hay Eight teams competed in the U13 tournament including the Championship and Plate finalists along with Gayhurst, Edge…Details
Short Article Entry – By Head Boy and Girl The Pupil Voice Group is a vital part of the student body. Our role as Head Boy and Head Girl is to meet weekly with other the other members of The Pupil Voice Group (Deputy Head Girl and Boy, Wellbeing Ambassadors, Deputy Head Teacher and sometimes…Details
This year, we have decided to work with our students to promote their own independent learning skills, and we have now begun in Secondary School, to work on making our students more powerful and resilient learners in all of their subjects. What will our children do in the future? Will they be chefs? Lawyers? Nurses?…Details
King’s College Estudiantes Infantil 9 – 64 Madrid Stars We had a difficult game to play against a very good team where players were taller and stronger than us. Despite this, we were able to improve during the game, correcting mistakes and never giving up to fight each ball in each possession. We have to…Details
The Secondary school enjoyed a fascinating and moving presentation about Nyumbani our Kenyan charity. It was a good opportunity to also for Mrs Akyurek to share her photos of her visit to Nyumbani. Thanks very much for your kind donations!
Visit KCS art gallery at the Reception area at school. We are very proud to share our pupils achievements in creative arts with you all.
A very Merry Christmas to you all! We have enjoyed dressing up and wearing our Christmas hats at school!