MAY 201 1 - C H AM AR TÍN
King’s Infant School
E-Newsletter News about Pupils and Teachers at King’s College
hildren at King’s Infant School have had a very successful year so far. Just recently KIS has celebrated three important events: The Royal Wedding, Easter Competitions, and the birth of Ms Maestro’s baby, Megan. As always I am proud and somewhat astonished by the achievements of our younger pupils here at King’s. The term ahead is a challenging one. For our Y2 children it is their final term at KIS. There is a real mixture of excitement, nervousness and pride, as they begin the transition period which prepares them to start at their new school. There are six children in Y2 who started with us in 2004 when all we had was a Pre-Nursery. All the children, whenever they started have grown into responsible, mature pupils and they have been a real asset to our school. Our Nursery children have nearly completed their first year and it is wonderful to see how they have grown and blossomed into independent learners. Seeing these changes is what makes teaching such a wonderful job. This term is relatively short in comparison to last term and is packed full of shows, visits and activities. The summer performances are a real demonstration of how much the children have learned over the year. The children are busy practising songs and
dances and this year, I think the shows will be better than ever before. The summer term is a celebration of achievement, and as always I thank you, the parents, for your continued support. Vanessa Whay, Headteacher
Princes and Princesses are invited to a Royal Wedding Banquet
o celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the school held a “Prince and Princess day”. The children came to school in fancy dress, ready to attend a fabulous Royal Banquet. Fairy stories are full of beautiful princesses getting married to handsome Princes. The children were very excited to see this happening in real life. The school hall was decorated with bunting and the banquet turned out to be a picnic lunch. King’s Infant School has children from 21 different countries and they made flags to represent countries from around the world. Most of the children had learnt something about the British Royal family and understood how important the wedding was. Pedro, Y1 said “I loved dressing up as a prince. But I don’t want to marry a princess”. “I liked the wedding because Kate was a normal girl and now, she is a princess. Kate and Wlliam were very pretty. When they sat down they kissed each other”, Paula Y2.
ig events like the Royal Wedding are key moments in a child’s life. Ms. Whay said “The memories created on Friday 29th of April will stay with these children for many years. The thought and creativity that parents put into the children’s costumes was quite extraordinary and made the whole event very, very special”. Parents also donated a cut-out print of the royal couple so that children could have their photograph taken with two of the most famous people in the world.
he charity focus for the Spring Term was on Nyumbani, a village in Kenya. Children competed in a poster competition and everyone had great fun at a Coffee and Cake Afternoon. In total more than 900 Euros was raised for Nyumbani. Izabella Hearn visited Kingâ€™s Infant School just before Easter and showed the Y2 children a presentation on how the money that is sent to Africa makes a difference in Nyumbani. The money raised this year will buy two pigs for the farm and books and school materials for the children. Children at KIS are encouraged to understand why it is so important to help children less fortunate than themselves.
ver the Easter Holiday the play area was refurbished and the flooring was totally replaced. The surface is now made of a special protective material. This is not only safer, but it has really improved the acoustics. Playtimes have been reorganised to ensure that they are “happy times” for all the children. New construction toys, art projects and role play equipment have also helped make the playground a better more “playful” place. The position of the big bus has changed to allow more space for children to run, play games and use the big tyres, balls and bikes.
International food, cakes, sweets, icecreams
Games & activities for children
Bouncy Castles Performances from Junior Choir and band Displays by King’s Performing Arts Group, Infant and Junior dancers
Cliff the Magician
… and much more!
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