Information and Reminders
This week has felt like the calm before the storm, especially as it’s been quiet with Years 4 and 5 absent on residential visits. We’re approaching FOBISIA games in less than two weeks, preparations for which are in full swing. After that, we’ll shortly be into the SAT examinations, and then into our KS2 production, ‘Porridge’.
We’re aiming to arrange an educational visit in June, and invite parents in during our final Topic unit in June. More details will follow when dates are confirmed.
Another thank you to parents who attended the transition briefing- please see Class Dojo for a copy of the slides from that event. Also to 6B parents who came to see our productions of The Happy Prince and The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Please be aware that Sunday’s music event is postponed. Details of rearrangement will follow when confirmed.
Please note that IB and IGCSE exams are taking place and will be taken in the Primary building. The main staircase in B Block will remain closed and all students and adults should use alternative staircases. Please can we ask parents not to wait in the area outside the Hive, outside Sports Hall B or along the Year 3 classrooms, as we need to ensure silence for our older students. Parents are always welcome to go to Aspretto, our coffee shop, whilst waiting for students. Thank you for your support.
STEAM Day - The theme for the upcoming STEAM day (Thursday 18 May) will be recycling. Please bring in clean, safe recyclable materials (plastic, cardboard, paper) for construction on the day.
Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am
Friday 12th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am
Saturday 13th May – Dads and Kids Campout
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 – Tiffany Goh – for supporting her peers and working with wonderful enthusiasms during our mock trials unit
6B – Ollie Scott – for a very engaging and persuasive opening statement in the trial of the Big Bad Wolf
6C – Joseph MacKenzie – for excellent concentration and hard work during maths, and brilliant pie chart construction
In English, we will keep one eye on the SATs by practising exam-style questions in guided reading groups. We will also continue to prepare and perform mock courtroom trials, preparing for a public trial in the near future. Students will practice their ability to engage and persuade an audience through speech and delivery. Students will also practice their listening skills as jurors. Our SPAG topic is word families.
In maths, we will continue studying the presentation of data in bar charts, pie charts, Venn diagrams and pictograms. Later we will move onto a review of measuring data, dealing with mean, mode, median and range of statistics. Students will know the definition of those terms, and be able to apply that knowledge to solve problems. One common error to avoid is thinking that the mean must be a whole number.
We will finish our unit ‘What a Wonderful World’ by presenting documentaries about ecosystems and extreme weather reports. Students will be assessed on their understanding of the learning objectives in this Topic. Our final Topic is ‘Champions for Change’, about governments and rulers, which will begin next week.