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Madinat Khalifa Primary Headlines | Monday 30 October

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.  - Mortimer Adler

  • Year 6 Cross Campus Baghdad
  • Year 6 Cross Campus Baghdad
  • Year 6 Cross Campus Baghdad
  • Year 6 Cross Campus Baghdad
  • MK Myths and Legends
  • MK Myths and Legends
  • MK Myths and Legends

Dear Parents,

As the first half term draws to a close, it is a time to reflect and celebrate the wonderful learning that has taken place. The final week of half term was packed with a range of exciting IPC Exit Points.

Thursday morning saw our first year group assembly of the year. Year 3 took us on a journey to the Natural History Museum of Madinat Khalifa to share their learning about dinosaurs, palaeontologists as well as the IPC personal goals. A huge thank you to the students, teachers and parents for their support in ensuring the assembly was a success.

Wednesday saw a myriad of mythical and legendary figures from ancient cultures, books and the screen as Year 5 kicked off their new IPC topic in style. Over the course of the day, students had to talk about their particular character and justify to their classmates (and teachers) their status as a myth or legend. As always, I was impressed with the confidence in which the students stated their cases and compelling reasons to support their choice.

The Year 6 Exit Point for the Baghdad AD 900 was a cross-campus affair. Our Year 6 hosted students from Rayaan and Gharaffa and showcased their wonderful writing, paintings and clay models. The following day, our Y6 students visited the other two campuses to listen, read and watch what they had also learnt about their Ancient Civilizations.

If you walked into Year 4 last week you would have found skeletons and human organs on show! This is part of the ‘How Humans Works’ IPC topic. The students have been studying the major organs and the functions they serve. They also worked in pairs to create their own clay models of the major organs. After paint was added, they looked very realistic!

Our Year 2 classrooms were transformed into travel agencies on Thursday. Through role play, the students planned dream holidays using their learning from over the half term to assist in their choices. As well as creating once in a lifetime trips for each other, the students also planned holidays for Mrs Williams and Mrs Leonard. If you need any travel destination ideas, then speak to Year 2!

Smells, sounds and colours of celebrations were swirling around Year 1 on Thursday afternoon. Parents were treated to songs and crafts linked to a wide range of celebrations from around the world. Highlights from the day included 1MA (including Mr. McGlade) singing and dancing to ‘Diamonds’ and our 1MB students singing Happy Birthday in Arabic – what a great end to the first half of the term!

I wish you and your families a fantastic half term break and I look forward to welcoming you back to school on Sunday, 5 November.

Jimmy Frawley
Head of Primary, Madinat Khalifa