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Bake Sale

The children held a cake sale on the 21st November 2019 at 4pm after school.
 
The sale was planned and organized by by elected EYFS and KS1 childrenschool council members who came up with the concept themselves as a way of raising money for charity. They opened it to all year groups, as well as staff members, parents and siblings. There was a delicious selection of sweet treats available, such as brownies and lemon meringue pie; most of which was freshly made by willing parents. Parent volunteers also assisted with setting up, and helped the children present the food in a way that looked appealing. Overall, the bake sale was a huge success, with many eager customers coming back for more!
They raised 416.90 Euros for the charity ‘Toilet twinning’ providing families in 3rd world countries access to a basic toilet and clean water. The children also developed some vital skills from the fundraising exercise, such as teamwork, organization, as well as how to lead a basic sale.
 
Parents also supported our fundraisers with handling change; fostering skills in mental maths. Above all, the children realized how their actions can make a difference, to improve the lives of others who are less fortunate than themselves. The money raised by the children is enough to purchase 2 individual toilets for a village, and a school toilet block!                 
 




Odd Socks Day

Odd socks day is part of the Anti-Bullying week with the objective to make it a fun way to encourage the children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality. In addition, it promotes their uniqueness.
The initiative and the message of this celebration is trying to accomplish and raise awareness about bullying and what to do. Understanding it’s okay to be different and why you shouldn’t feel ashamed by the way you are, by wearing funny socks designed to be a fun and light-hearted way to encourage and to provide the children with the appropriate information and tools they need to bring lasting changes to their lives.
 




National Pyjama Day

National Pyjama Day has arrived at King's Infant School!
 
It has been an Anti-Bullying Week and we have decided to join the initiative started by ASEAF (Asosiación Estatal de Acogimiento Familiar), an association with the objective to raise awareness that all children should live in a family.
As well as being an excuse to be in your favourite pyjamas, teddy bears, slippers, dressing gown and all sorts of funky socks to school, it's also an initiative with the objective to raise funds and awareness about children who need our help the most.
 
By raising awareness and contributing to the cause, we have managed to provide a stable and positive relationship for children in care, and inspired them to chase dreams despite the obstacles and situations they may face. 
The one of many ASEAF's objectives are to encourage and promote the figure of foster care, defend the rights of the child received and finally support parents, welcoming people and families and defend their rights.
 
 
 
 
 




Visit from a choir

Ms Grigg's mum came to visit and performed with her choir to the children in assembly.

Keighley Vocal Union, is the choir Ms Grigg's Mum is part of, it was founded in West Yorkshire and they perform all around the UK.
Mrs. Grigg has been part of the choir for over 25 years and Frank, the conductor has been involved for over 65 years and took the job over from his father whom was also a conductor.
The performance showed the children how fun it is to be part of a choir and throughout different performances and songs they managed to teach the different parts of a choir.
To begin, they were taught an African song followed by the Row Row Row your boat which they sang in rounds as you would in a choir.
They sang multiple songs at the request of children and sang together in unison. It produced an amazing sense of unity and created great harmony and atmosphere.
To conclude, it was one of the children's birthday and together as a band we sang Happy Birthday to him accompanied by Frank and his amazing piano skills.

At the end of the session more than half the children wanted to join a choir and great fun, and we have also discovered we may have some amazing singers among our school.




Music Initiation

For the first time this year pupils in Pre Nursery and Nursery have the opportunity to join the music initiation programme. We have organsied the classes to take place in their daily timetable. The children have really enjoyed the small group activities led by a music specialist. This week they focused on recognising different tiempo: slow and fast; they moved, clapped and played instruments at the different paces. It is wonderful to have a specialist activity for our youngest pupils. 




Hello Yellow

As mentioned before, Hello Yellow is the World's Mental Health Day that thousands of school, offices and community groups celebrate to try and promote the importance of mental health awareness.
 
Having a mental health problem can be a traumatic and isolating experience and King's Infant School is trying to show its support on this special day. 
It's objective is to show young people that they're not alone in their battles against their mental health and whatever they're going through to, they can talk to someone. 
 
This cause is celebrated by the charity Young Mind hoping to inspire more than 10,000 mental health messages through drawings, advice and inspirational quotes and also raise thousands of pounds to support its work in a way that's suitable for both adults and children. 
 
We have showed our support by teaching the children the importance to speak up, how to look after themselves with practical strategies. We showed them that the colour yellow is a happy colour and that they need to spend time thinking about things that make them happy. It is important to make time to do things that make them feel happy and not feel ashamed to speak up if they are not feeling ok.




King’s Group joins Inspired

The Group has announced today its partership with the leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

“After 50 years of delivering quality British education, we are delighted to have joined the Inspired community of schools that will provide multiple opportunities for development for our teachers and students. With a shared child-centred educational philosophy, this partnership with Inspired was a natural choice to support the continued growth of King’s College, as it positions the school at the forefront of not just British, but international education in mutiple regions. We look forward to working with Inspired’s leading global educators for the benefit of our students and communities.”, stated Sir Roger Fry, Founder and Chairman of King’s Group.
 
Please read all the information in the following link:
Inspired welcomes King's College schools
 
For more information, please contact:
Shaní Gerszenzon Press & Communications Specialist
King's Group
Avda. Pío XII, 92, 28036 Madrid (Spain)
Tel: +34 91 768 22 59
shani.gerszenzon@kingsgroup.org www.kingsgroup.org




Collaborative Play Opportunities

We are delighted to show you how the children in Nursery have been using the new bottom playground area and resources. They have been working together in groups to create imaginary places such as dens, houses, boats. This provides them with opportunities to socialise, use language to negotiate, plan, direct and imagine. It also enables them to work cooperatively taking turns and adapting structures as they evaluate how they form. The children are thoroughly enjoying this new area and it is popular every outdoor learning session.
 




Rainbow Challenge

This year we have introduced the 'Rainbow Challenge' to the children in Y1. A variety of activities are set up around the classroom and introduced to the children. These are each colour coded to link to curriculum and teachers have planned themcarefully to provide broad and balanced curriculum coverage and progression. These activities enable the children to consolidate their learning independently or with a partner. The 'Rainbow Challenge' helps to promote independence by allowing the children to place the correctly coloured lollipop stick into the their container when they have completed a task. Children manage their own time, to ensure they have completed all activities on the ‘menu’ by the end of the one week cycle. They have throughly enjoyed this new learning approach and it has enabled a smooth tranisition from the 'Child Initiated Learning' time allocated to much of their timetable whilst they were in Reception last year.