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Mr Nicholas West Weekly Update 20th November

Teacher’s Day – I have worked in many schools across the UK and in Singapore but I have never before witnessed the passion of Teacher’s Day as it is celebrated in Vietnam. 

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Schools across the globe try to appreciate their teachers for the hard work and dedication they give to children but no-one can say thank you as well as your children have said it this week. The teachers’ have been truly touched by the kind words and acts shown them. Each class has created an amazing card with very sentimental and moving statements of love and gratitude that they have for their teacher and have expressed how their teacher is like a family member to them; their guide, their confidant, their teacher. The School Council created a brilliant assembly with many surprises for our teaching staff. It is a wonderful display of appreciation and the sentiments your children have shown, I know, are reciprocated by our teachers. They too love and cherish your children and act relentlessly as their guides to nurture and help develop them into good young people. For the gifts and words this week, we are truly grateful.

You will know a few weeks ago, in one of the Hub articles, children in the Film Club ECA wrote a review for James and the Giant Peach. Over the last few weeks the children have been considering the story of Matilda and Gia Linh and Van Anh were the authors of the best review. They wrote:

‘The story of Matilda is a magical story of one young girl who was born into a very unloving family. However, she is very talented and through this is able to make her own luck. She teaches us how important books are for learning and how much fun it can be. This is opposite to what her Headteacher, Ms Trunchball wants, who Matilda hates. However, Matilda is inspired by her class teacher, Miss Honey, who is a kind and loving teacher. I think this film deserves 5* and you should definitely watch it and let your imagination go.’

Please do take their advice and try and enjoy the movie or even read the book to see how they compare.

On Wednesday morning, the children and parents had an amazing time at the Early Years Teddy Bears’ Picnic. There were plenty of varied and fun learning activities all based around bears. Play Dough bears were created, decorated with flowers, sequins and big googly eyes, just like in the story ‘We are Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. There was a polar region with the bears enjoying cooling off in the snow and ice and also some face painting, although most children chose to be painted as Spider-man or Batman rather than a bear! We hope the parents who attended enjoyed the event and there will be more photos shared on the Portal and HUB.

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary

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