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Mr Simon Higham - Weekly Update

Dear parents


It has been  another very busy week at An Phu Primary Campus, with learning for all being a definite focus. Thank you to all of the parents who have attended our Mathematics workshops over 3 separate occasions this week. In all, if my maths is correct, we have had over 150 parents attending the sessions run by teachers. The purpose of these sessions is to allow parents to see the progression in our maths programme from the very early stages of counting and number recognition, to the more complicated skills needed to be successful in compact multiplication and division. If you were not able to attend these sessions, please click on the links below for the full presentation. Further presentation materials from all of our parent workshops can be found under the 'Parents Information' tab on the AP1 section of the HUB.


Maths Calculation Workshop - Y1 to Y2 06.10.15
Maths Calculation Workshop - Y3 to Y6 08.10.15
Math's Calculation booklets from Parent Math's workshop - 06 and 08.10.15
Little Big Maths Workshop - EYFS 09.10.15

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An Phu Primary Maths Workshops

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 Book Week - A Week in Pictures


Last week's very successful Book Week attempted to promote the written word. Have a closer look at a plethora of pictures from the ever popular dress up day by accessing the post by Jonathan Smith, English Leader. Please continue to read regularly with your children at home and share your child's successes via the school diary. Engaging together in the written word will help to improve the overall quality of your child's learning. Go for it and create a DEAR moment (Drop Everything And Read).


An Phu Primary Campus Book Week 2015 An Phu Primary Campus Book Week 2015An Phu Primary Campus Book Week 2015


New Staff at AP1


I have the pleasure of introducing our most recent post where we continue to interview two new members of the AP1 team in order to learn more about their first few weeks at our school. Go to the ‘Life in Ho Chi Minh City’ tab for the More New Teachers post – this week, it’s Mr Greg (Y6) and Ms Maria (F2).


 Gregory WILDEMaria SHOOTER


Community Clubs


In order to further our commitment to service learning, I am pleased to share with you a post from our Community Service Leaders at AP1, Samantha Baker and Aoife O'Connor. By offering 12 community clubs, our children are able to empathise, understand and make a difference to over 100 community partner children. Would your child like to make a difference too? Please note that all community clubs are in addition to the club allocation for each child. 


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Year 1 - Teddy Bear's Picnic


On  Monday, it was off to the woods  (well actually it was the MP1 field), as our Year 1  children took part in their teddy bear's picnic. There was great conversation and new friends made between the children and their soft furry friends. Read more about this event and look through the pictures by accessing the post by Anna CoyYear 1 Teacher/Assistant Milepost Leader .


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Business and Enterprise Week - Market Day


The campus is busily preparing for Business and Enterprise week, with maths classes being devoted to the understanding of money, profit and loss. Next week, each class will receive a personal loan from the Bank of Mr Simon with the expectation that it is returned in full. All profits will be denoted to a BIS community project. Every class will become a business and every child a consumer Find out more about the day accessing the letters below:
EYFS (F1 to F3) Market Day letter  
Milepost 1-3 (Yr 1 to Y6) Market Day letter 
I look forward to seeing parents in school on Thursday 15th October to share the learning on Market Day morning.


Sports Fixtures - Basketball


Well done to all of the children that took part in the basketball fixtures this week and last. I was very impressed in the way that you worked hard and played fair. Read the post about how the girls and boys' teams did in both fixtures from Lindsey Shuttleworth, PE Teacher


An Phu Primary Boys Basketball TeamAn Phu Primary Girls Basketball Team


Young Musician of the Year


Congratulations to all those children who took part in the first round of auditions for the Young Musician of the Year. More details about the next stages can be found in the post by Frances Amos, Music Teacher and Instrumental Leader
Please take note of the date for the final that is open for all parents to attend - Thursday 29th October at 6.00pm. This is always a great evening full of high quality musical talent.


Student Council - Wear a Helmet Campaign


During my weekly meeting with the Executive Committee of the Student Council, it is very clear about two things:
1. The children's passion for wanting to make a positive change in their school.
2. The desire to keep everyone safe.
Please take time to read about the most recent campaign for all children (and parents) to Wear a Helmet 


PTG Family Picnic


The PTG Family Picnic is this Sunday 11th October from 9.30am - 11.30am. Tickets can be bought from Gate A on the day and remember, all new families to the school are invited to come along for FREE. Thank you in advance to our Family Picnic organising committee who have worked tirelessly to help produce a great, family way to spend your Sunday morning. I look forward to seeing as many BIS parents at this event as possible.


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 Essential Information for Parents


2015 – 2016 Early Years and Primary Parent Handbook
AP1 Parent Calendar
Weekly Canteen Menus - (Next week is Week 4)
Class Blogs - (Find out about what has been happening in your child’s class, access homework links and also the weekly Learning Letter)
2016 – 2017 Term Dates (new)


And finally…………


I have recently come across this video clip made by the drinks company 'Milo'. Although I do not endorse the product itself, I do like the message that is sends out. Why not have a look and spend some time to reflect with your children to see what they think.



Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support in reading through this weekly update.


Simon Higham, Headteacher

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