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Reception Assembly

On Monday afternoon, the Reception classes both put on a show to celebrate their very succesful year! They taught us all about 3-D shapes, and dinousaurs and showed us how they can sing and dance. We were very pleased that so many parents showed up to celebrate with us, and we couldn't be prouder of the courage the children demonstrated, talking and singing in front of such a big crowd. Well done Reception!




San Isidro Dress up Day

 
Today we celebrated San Isidro, one of the most popular holidays in Madrid. We asked the children to come dressed up in the traditional Chualpo/Chulapa clothing, and we took the opportunity to celebrate Madrid and Spain in general. In the afternoon, we hosted a Chocolate con Churros event for the parents to come and relax and talk to us. It was fantastic to see so many parents turn up and have a good time! 




Year 1 teaches us about Africa!

Last week the Year 1 children had been working very hard to put on a brilliant show about Africa. The two classes, in addition to performing Handa's Surprise also taught us a lot of facts. Each child demonstrated what they had learnt about the unique and rich culture. All their parents came to see what they children had come up with, and they were very proud of what they saw. Thank you year 1!




Sports Day at KIS

The children had some very special visitors today from LLS. A group of young sports coaches who have a passion for teaching children about sport and encouraging participation from every child. It was a joy to watch each child explore their inner athlete, and I'm sure that many children were inspired to participate more actively in sports in the future. Thank you very much! 




Easter Egg Hunts!

We were all very surprised to see that the Easter Bunny had come in the night, and hidden chocolate eggs all over the school. Each class had to follow a set of clues to find the final prize, their delicious chocolate egg. It was a very fun way to finish the term, after everyone had worked so hard. Thank you very much Easter Bunny!




Year 2 Trip to Faunia

 
Year 2 explored their wild side by taking a trip to Faunia, where they had the chance to see and learn about a wide variety of wild animals, as well as their habitats. Faunia displays examples of Jungle, Polar and African Rainforest habitats. We're hoping this experience helped the children to understand the importance of protecting endangered species and respecting nature. 




Year 1 Spring Walk

Yesterday we were celebrating the arrival of Spring, and the children were taken on a walk through the local area to spot spring things. We looked for anything that was growing, and the children were very excited to be able to see all the plants and insects that have finally come out after a cold winter. 




Nursery goes to Nanoespacio

 
This week, we took the Nursery children to the Muncyt Museum, where they have a great time exploring 'Nanoespacio' - the sensory room! The children were able to investigate how our 5 senses work and began to relate them to different parts of the body, through various puzzles, games and challenges. 




Science Competition!

 
For the past few months you've been sending in your video entries as part of our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Science Competition. Today we announced the winners - Congratulations Ishaan, Juan and Laura! Every video we saw was a delight to watch, and we'd like to thank everyone who took part. It was great seeing the children getting creative with science and showing off their favourite experiments. The lucky winners each received a chemistry kit, so that they may continue their experimenting! 




The Daily Mile

 
Today the children took part in 'The Daily Mile' to raise money for the Amigos de Nyumbani Charity. The children were sponsored by their parents to run as many laps as they could, earning money for each lap. We were very proud of what everyone managed to achieve, especially since it means helping children in less fortunate circumstances. Thank you to all our sponsors! Please read more about Amigos de Nyumbani to see exactly how you're helping! 




Carnival at KIS

 
 
 
 
Today we celebrated our KIS Carnival. It was amazing to see all of our kids dressed up as their favourite characters. We chose some our favourite, and most creative home-made costumes to win a certificate, but we were impressed with everyone! The children enjoyed dancing, listening to music and getting into the spirit of Carnival. To find more pictures, please visit our social media. 




Maths Week at KIS

 
This week is Maths week at King's Infant School, and the kids are having lots of fun with the activities we have planned. We wanted to show the children how maths can apply to art, through exploring lines and shapes. The older children worked together with the younger ones, and have created some beatiful art that we will display in the school! 




Float or Sink?

 
As homework this week, the Nursery children (with a little help from their parents, I'm sure) have made and tested some homemade boats. Their challenge was not just to make a boat that was nicely decorated, but also to make a boat that really floated. After testing their boats, the children learned which ways worked best - and which ways didnt work so well! Well done Nursery!




Getting down to business

If you were under the impression that an A Level in Business Studies was a walk in the park compared to Economics, think again. While certain universities such as Cambridge and The London School of Economics branded it a soft subject in 2008, new specifications introduced in 2015 have reshaped the landscape. “It requires the…

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What is #EmpowerHalfHour?

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organisation have put together some excellent, simple but effective activities to enable people to take part in #EmpowerHalfHour… to find out more about what this entails and its aims, click here – why not share with your colleagues and try some?…

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The Importance of Self-Care

We are all less able to handle the stresses that come our way when we’re already depleted by physical and emotional exhaustion. Or, put in a more positive way, we are more resilient and more able to handle life’s stress when we are feeling our best both physically and emotionally. Taking time out to maintain…

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Boost Your Mood

A mood, like a season, can change and fluctuate.  Interestingly, whether they are happy, exuberant or negative, they attract like for like. So, if you are in a terrible mood, then you can be guaranteed to experience others in the same kind of mood. We can blame it on the weather,  or the fact that it’s…

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Make Every Day Earth Day

Yesterday was the internationally recognised “Earth Day” – so what better focus for this week’s Mindful Monday than something to help us reflect on and appreciate our natural world.  All of us are reliant upon the sun for energy, the earth for food, trees for air, and water for drinking. But when we go about…

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The art of humanising maths

“I think maths must be dull,” Kate Winslet says to Michael Shannon who plays a mathematician in the 2008 movie Revolutionary Road. It is a narrative that seems to have stuck and one that many pass children hear from their parents – particularly their mothers, who were possibly not encouraged in this direction as students.…

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