I hope you had a lovely half term holiday on Sunday. The children certainly benefitted from the extra rest and it was a good way to begin the Holy Month of Ramadan. The year is passing so quickly-it’s hard to believe that we have already reached the month of June.
This morning our Early Years 1 children ‘reached for the stars’ in a lovely assembly where they told us about how much they have learned and grown over the course of the year. They spoke out well and sang beautifully. They were so well behaved and set a wonderful example to our older children who really enjoyed watching them. Thank you to the teachers and assistants for the extra effort put in to prepare the children so well.
Learning in Early Years 1:
Early Years 1 have had lots of fun during our food topic. We have been shown how to make different Arabic foods such as Labneh and Hummus, we even made our own popcorn and watched how it popped. It smelt so delicious and everyone really enjoyed eating it all!
This week we began our swimming lessons; we were like little fish in the water! We enjoyed exploring different techniques whilst playing with the pool toys. Coach Gary was very impressed with our skills and self-confidence!
We have had an amazing year in Early Years 1 and through all our different topics we have grown and developed so much. We are now self-confident, independent learners and we have had so much fun this year!
This year at Compass Rayyan we have enjoyed much success in the Nord Anglia Education Global Campus Competitions. These are open to all 45 schools in our group, worldwide, and it is a credit to our children and teachers that not only do we have the Under 8’s Writer of the Year winner, Jacob Lukjaniek but also a finalist, Karthik Anipindi whose story will be published in the Creative Writing Anthology.
Today we celebrated the success of two children in the Global Campus Visual Art Competition. Both have been shortlisted for inclusion in the anthology where selected art work will illustrate the published stories. Sasha Mahood in Year 1A and Shazhaib Aamer in Year 4A can be very proud of the art work they submitted and their success in the competition. We hope to see it in the anthology when it arrives.
Next week we will be recognising World Environment Day on Monday 5th June. We are looking forward to our Eco warriors raising awareness of Eco issues in classes and participating in Eco friendly learning activities. Please remember to wear green on Monday and read the separate notice about competitions and tasks.
Next Thursday, there will be a short assembly at 8.15am to celebrate the success of some of our children in the STEAM Makey Makey challenge and in the Nord Anglia Global Choir. We hope to see you there.
Have a great weekend.