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Sign Language for Year 2

On the 15th and 16th of January our Year 2 classes, Bears and Dragons, received a special visit from two members of La Asociación Sordos de Madrid (Madrid’s Deaf Association). Year 2 were taught about the importance of sign language and were given a class in the basics of signing. In our school, where the learning of languages is particularly important and central to our curriculum, to be given the opportunity to learn a language unlike any other was an interesting experience for our students. Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed themselves and can now sign the alphabet, the colours and even wish their friends a good morning, all without saying a word!




British International School Award 2018

On Monday evening Ms Sharp and Ms Martín flew out to attend the 2018 British International School Award ceremony held in London. King's Infant School was nominated for the 'Outstanding Community Initiative' for our #smallschoolbigheart campaign. We were up against tough competition and whilst we did not win, we are certainly proud to be recognised along aside much bigger international schools.
The #smallschoolbigheart campaign, led by the fantastic Ms Martín, was made up various charity initiatives, which involved our children helping those in need, in both our local and global community.
We believe it is so important to show our pupils how they can make a difference however big or small; whether this be filling a shoe box with gifts for the #AyudanBomberos Appeal or going to sing at our local old people's home. Teaching children about charity is a vital part of any education, but to get them actively involved is so much more powerful.
We are so delighted that our school has been recognised by such a prestigious organisation and we will continue to keep up the good work into the New Year. 
 




Parenting School

Once again Mr Dominguez is running ‘Parenting School’, a series of talks covering topics from Mental Health and Wellbeing to Reading Strategies for young children. On Thursday we had the first of our sessions; Mr Dominguez explained our Safeguarding policies here at King’s Infant School and the strategies parents can adopt to protect their children at home. These talks are a great opportunity for you to find out more about your child’s education and what steps you can take outside of the classroom. The sessions will take place every Thursday from 15:30 to 16:30 in the Spanish Classroom up until 22nd of March. We look forwards to seeing you there!




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




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.