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Year 1 Trip to the Botanical Gardens

Today the Year 1 children took a trip to the Botanical Gardens. The plants are children alike enjoyed the sunny weather. The children learnt all about different types of plants that grow in a range of climates. The staff at the gardens explained to the children about how we must properly care for plants, and what they need to grow. 




Judo End of Year Demonstration

The Judo children showed off their skills today, in front of all the parents. Fede and the Judo team showed the parents how far the children had come since the start, and everything that they had learnt. To celebrate the occasion, the children were awarded certificates as well as medals. We're very proud of our little Judo champs! 




Year 2 Trip to American Museum

Today the Year 2's took a trip to the Madrid Museum of the Americas.The artifacts in the museum represent a range of periods, from American Prehistory to the present, with special emphasis in pre-Columbian Archaeology, Ethnography, and Colonial Art. The children were able to appreciate a culture and history with a lot of depth and detail. 




Piano and Violin Concert

We were absolutely blown away this week at how well our musicians did in their piano and violin concerts. We had children from Reception through to Year 2 playing various songs that they had been learning throughout the year. I'm sure all the parents will agree that they did brilliantly, and we're very proud not only of their musical ability but also the confidence they showed playing in front of a crowd. Well done! 




Year 1 Wild Flower Hunt

The Year 1's have been exploring again! This time they were hunting the wild flowers that are popping up now that the weather is sunny. The children were learning how to gather data; counting the number of flowers in a tally chart, and then adding up the totals. In this way, the children combined learning about nature and practicing mathematics as well. 




Reception go to the Planetarium

Our Reception classes, after having studied all about the space, aliens and the universe, had the chance to take their learning one step further and look everything space-related up close! The children looked at the robotics used for space exploration, as well as the different stars in our galaxy. 




Gluten Free Day at KIS

Today our kitchen staff were keen to teach us all about gluten, where it is found, and how it can be harmful to certain people. It is important that the children understand the difficulties that those with celiac disease must overcome. Luis prepared some bread without gluten, so that we could compare it to bread with gluten. Thank you to our fantastic kitchen staff for the extra work they put in today! 




Good news habits

The news can be as terrifying as any horror movie. It can also be thought provoking and even vital, but when should our children begin to learn about conflict beyond the confines of their playgroup? How early is too early? How long should we bubble wrap the reality of a world that many of us…

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The march towards equality

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a celebration of women’s achievements as well as recognition that we still have some way to go until equality is the norm, not the exception. The date is important both locally and globally because women everywhere still need their spirits bolstered by an empowering show of solidarity. No…

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Born to run!

Running is a basic activity. It doesn’t need expensive gear or a specific venue. Like water, it is an economical fix, a cure-all that seems almost too easy to be true. As humans, we are hard-wired to run. For thousands of years, running was a matter of eating or being eaten. Nowadays, of course, the…

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It’s debatable!

In the age of social media, mastering the art of measured debate has never been so pressing. Knee-jerk reactions are common in cyberspace and often there is little in the way of listening and prioritising involved. With arguments flaring at lightening speed, exchanges can quickly spiral out of control.   But in the real world,…

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