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Shortlisted For British International School Award

We are so excited to announce that King’s Infant School has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Community Initiative award given at the British International School Awards 2018 held in London this coming January.

Our #smallschoolbigheart campaign last year was all about our children getting involved with helping our local community and seeing the difference they could make to those on our doorstep. Our students visited the local old people's home on a Friday where they sang, knitted and chatted with the residents. We also had a Christmas collection where our students filled shoe-boxes with gifts for less-fortunate children in both Madrid and Africa.

We are very proud that these initiatives have been recognised and we will carry on playing our part in helping the community this year!





Language Through Dough!

Last week Ms Sygrove’s group of children, for whom English is a second language, and Ms Maulo’s Pre-Nursery class joined together to create playdough from scratch!

Ms Sygrove’s group of four students have been working hard on learning positional language; how to say ‘into’, ‘on top of’ and ‘next to’.  Following the recipe to make the playdough enabled them to put this new vocabulary into practice. The children also thought about the senses when describing what the ingredients looked like, how they felt to touch and how they smelt.

The group worked brilliantly together; it was a fantastic opportunity for the older children to help our youngest students here at school whilst practising new vocabulary. These creative, hands-on sessions are not only great fun, but help children to remember what they have learnt in class. 




House Captains Announced!

Yesterday’s assembly was a very exciting one, especially for those in Bears and Dragons (yr. 2), as the first House Captains of the year were announced by Mr Dominguez. Here at school we have 4 houses: Yellow house, Green house, Blue house and Red house. Each house is represented by one girl and one boy selected from year 2.  A House Captain is someone who consistently works hard and tries to demonstrate all of our school values such as being independent, kind and helpful. Being a House Captain comes with great responsibility, so huge congratulations to the following students:
 
Yellow House: Megan & Gonzalo D
Green House: Adara & Gonzalo S
Blue House: Carla & Alec
Red House: Elena & Nabil
 
This year House Captains have been awarded a very special King’s School tie which they can wear as part of their school uniform! It must also be said that there will be more opportunities for others in year 2 to become a House Captain later on during the school year.




Halloween celebration

We are soon approaching the spookiest time of the year… Halloween! We are very excited for Tuesday 31st of October where all children and staff will be dressing up in their favourite Halloween costumes. Do not be surprised if you spot a few witches or zombies on the Patio! Throughout the day there will be lots of Halloween games and activities for every class to get involved with. 




Harvest Festival

Over the last few weeks everyone at King´s Infant School has made a huge effort to donate towards our annual Harvest Festival collection; by Wednesday our shelves in the front office were filled! On Wednesday Year 1 collected up the food and carried the goods round the corner to our local food bank at Parroquia Santa Maria Magdalena. It was a great experience for the pupils to see where their donations were going and how they can help their community right here in Madrid. We thank everyone who kindly donated!




Welcome meetings for parents

At the start of September Nursery-Year 2 had parent meetings to explain the school year ahead.
 
The presentations can be found here
 
End of year expectations for Reception-Year 2 can be found here




Admissions are open for September 2018

We are pleased to announce that enrolments for Pre-Nursery and Nursery have now opened for September 2018. Contact our wonderful Head of Admissions Beatriz Esparza for more information. --- Nos complace anunciar que hemos abierto el plazo de matrícula de Pre-Nursery y Nursery de septiembre 2018. Si necesita más información, no dude en contactar nuestra Head of Admissions Beatriz Esparza.




Extra-curricular

We are delighted to announce that our extra-curricular activities have started for this year. This year we have teamed up with CIDI to provide our new range of activities including rhythmic gymnastics and French. We are delighted to have added these new activities to KIS and many thanks to the parents for their feedback and suggestions for these new sessions. I am also pleased to hear that our new music room will be busy when piano, violin and music initiation lessons start in October. If you would like more information about any of the activities please contact Ms Caroline.




Swimming

Swimming lessons started this week at the Forus pool on Pio Xii. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children took over half the pool at Forus and the teachers reported fantastic effort from all involved. We are not able to take photos in the pool however we will keep you posted about swimming progress over the next few weeks.




Year 2 Music Fun

Year 2 have been enjoying their music lessons with Miss Martin. The children have been learning lots including how to play the kazoo. With the help of Lulu they are enjoying their lessons as music leaders. Year 2 are now starting to learn the recorder and I am sure we will be having some performances…

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Music Class

Music continues to be an important part of our curriculum at KIS with Ms Martin delivering specialist lessons to KS1 and Ms Sharp to EY. In Reception the children have been focusing on tempo and dynamics. The children had a great time with the big drums.

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Headteacher Awards

We have had a busy start to the year with many headteacher awards given out during September. it is great to see the children so enthusiastic about their learning and so proud of their successes. It really is a highlight of the day seeing the children’s learning.

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King’s Infants Elche

We are delighted to announce that in September 2017, King’s Group will be opening the ninth school in our group. King’s College Infants Elche, will be a dedicated Infant School offering a British education to approximately 200 pupils from the age of 2 (Pre-Nursery) to 7 years old (Year 2). Click here to read our Press Release…

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Year 2 perform the Jungle Book

Our amazing Year 2’s performed a wonderful show of the Jungle Book. Following the show the Year 2’s received the Graduation certificates and Prizes. we all enjoyed a lovely merienda prepared by Nexalia. we wish all our Year 2’s good luck in the next stage of their education. Good luck Year 2!

 

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We are going on a Gruffalo hunt!

Our reception children performed the wonderful story of ‘We are going on a Gruffalo Hunt’ to a packed audience of family and friends. the children spoke clearly and thoroughly enjoyed performing on the stage. The songs were fantastic and we all ended up singing along to some classics! Well done to all involved in the…

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