Dear Parents,

 

Last week we celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 and watched HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s video message. Our school Counsellor Jorge and Mrs Green prepared an assembly and shared strategies for our children and young people to try when they feel down or anxious. https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

 This year’s theme was Express Yourself. It’s easy to think that having a strong mental health means being happy all the time. But that’s not true. Sadness is one of the four main human emotions and is valid and useful; it alerts us to how we need to treat ourselves, and also as to how we want to be treated by others. We have talked to the children and young people to understand that if they’ve been feeling sad over the last few weeks, that’s OK and it’s normal and to remember that emotions ebb and flow, and we can move through sadness to a more positive emotion. The film “Inside out” and  Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated book “The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse”can both be used to discuss how we feel during these difficult times.

 

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 9th February On Tuesday it was the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day, a global event. The theme was “Together for a better internet”. With so many people working from home and children now having their school lessons online, the need to use the internet as safely as possible has never been greater. Below are links to three useful areas providing top tips and videos explaining how to help keep your children safe online.

 

Safer Internet Tips for Parents

 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2021/safer-internet-day-2021-top-tips/safer-internet-day-2

 

Safer Internet / Films for Parents

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2021/i-am-educator/safer-internet-day-films/films-parents-and

 

NSPCC Tips and Blogs 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Parental communication

 

We have some methods of staying in close communication. We hope that you all have the ISAMS APP and are using it.In Secondary parents should also receive Weekly Google Classroom summaries, we are working to make these more consistent across the year groups. In Primary, DOJO is used for ongoing communication with parents. If you would like more information or  need any support with this please contact the school office.

 

 

Spanish Literary Competition

 The Spanish Department  has designed a Literary competition with two categories, poetry and short story in Y6, Y7, Y8 and Y9 with the objective of inrole reading, writing and creativity.The subject areas in secondary are based on 4 literary topics (Carpe Diem, Homo Viator and Vera Amicitia)  which students know about and have worked on previously, the primary students have the possibility to choose and develop any topic. From the department we ask you to encourage  the students to participate in this project, in the future we would like to extend this project to the rest of the pupils, which are part of the Inspired schools. The students in Y10 and Y11 will also take part in this project being their own judges.The winner will receive a prize, and so will the third and second runner up!!!! The last day to give it in is the 26th of March. The members of the department will explain everything through a presentation in each year group. 

 

Geography Photo Competition

Calling all keen photographers……Get creative!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_TX5Xn5VFhUtNFy7HtPgEs-buQrhwiW6yiRh_QBRYVhEtzA/viewform?gxids=7628

 

KCM Has Talent! 

We are very excited to host another KCM has Talent this year! The deadline for the submission of videos is the end of February

 

Spanish IGCSE results 

 

Many congratulations to our students and their teachers on the excellent exam results achieved by our students.

 

School Uniform Shop

 

The school shop will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. If you need to buy anything, an appointment can be done by emailing murcia.tienda@kingsgroup.org or calling 968 03 35 39 during these opening hours. 

 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

 

 Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science #WomeninScience, today we had the pleasure of welcoming our former pupil Elisa Martin Perez back to see us at KCM, albeit online. She joined us on a Zoom call from Oxford University where she is currently doing her PhD. 

Elisa has studied Biochemistry at Glasgow University prior to her acceptance at Oxford. She gave the pupils a great insight into the work of a research scientist and how to feed your curiosity in Science. She shared her top tips on success at University, how to write personal statements and  interview techniques in University applications. 

 

 

Stay safe and has a nice weekend.

Dawn