Information and Reminders
We’re approaching the FOBISIA Games which begin with an opening ceremony on Wednesday. This is a huge event for the school, for which there will be hundreds of extra people on site as we welcome representatives, student athletes, staff and parents from five schools around Asia. We aim to minimise disruptions to normal studies, but with around twenty year 6 students involved in sports all day Thursday and Friday, we will arrange some alternative activities to supplement the regular curriculum.
Thursday is STEAM day, the theme for which is recycling. Those not participating in FOBISIA are requested to bring an old t-shirt which they will recycle into a ‘bag for life’. We will also conduct a ‘junkyard challenge’ in which students will create a model car and artwork using recyclable materials. Please help your child to bring in as much clean, safe textiles and materials as possible.
Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary
Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games
Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day
Tuesday 23rd May – Stage and Screen Performance; 6.00pm; Auditorium
Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mums; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am
Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am
Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed
Wednesday 7th June – Parent Workshop – Transitions: 3rd Culture Kids with Olivia’s Place; 9.30am
Wednesday 7th June – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am
Friday 9th June – CCAs finish today
Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day
Wednesday 14th June – KS2 Production - Matinee performance 1:30pm
Thursday 15th June – KS2 Production - Evening performance 6:00pm
Thursday 22nd June – Primary Year in Review Assembly; Sports Hall B; 9.00am and End of Year Class Parties
Friday 23rd June – Last day of School Year; students finish at 12pm
Stars of the Week
6A – Sebastiano Castelletti – for intense and focused cross-examination of witnesses in the Year 6 courtroom trials
6B – Teo Lechaczynski – for very engaging and persuasive speeches in the Year 6 courtroom trials
6C – Kokil Sehgal – for powerful speeches in the Year 6 courtroom trials
In English, we will keep be practising exam-style questions in reading comprehension. We will also practise independent extended writing, as one of the final writing assessments this year. Students will practice their ability to engage and persuade an audience through speech and delivery. Our SPAG topic is possessive apostrophes.
In maths, we will review the topic of multiplying fractions. We will multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8]. One common error to avoid is that some pupils may make multiplying fractions over complicated by applying the same process for adding and subtracting of finding common denominators.
We will finish our unit ‘What a Wonderful World’ with some art work about landscapes. Students will learn how to choose materials to express their ideas and understand techniques which best suit their purpose. Our final Topic is ‘Champions for Change’, about governments and rulers, which will begin after FOBISIA.