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14 April, 2023

Early Years & Primary Weekly Updates (10/4 - 14/4)

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Early Years & Primary Weekly Updates (10/4 - 14/4) Weekly letter from Head of Primary - Mr Malcolm Wood

Dear Parents

This week all Upper Primary year groups went on residential trips. I am pleased to say that they all came back happy and enthused by their diverse experiences. In assembly today, children from years 4, 5 and 6 stood at the front and shared the highlights with the whole of Primary.

Year 4
• Visited Thai Hai
• Explored Tay Ethnic culture and built teamwork skills
• Visited a traditional house
• Built stilt houses
• Practiced traditional dance with ethnic Tay students.
• Made bracelets with the help of local students, Chè Lam (traditional cake), and learnt how to speak some Tay
• Year 4 students and Tay Ethnic students performed songs and danced the great Bamboo dance with Tay Ethnic students.
• Developed resilience, confidence and independence through their experience in Thai Hai

Year 5
• Visited Ba Vì
• Farmed and harvested vegetables
• Made spring rolls
• Cultivated rice
• Made wrapping cake (bánh cuốn)
• Caught fish in a basket net
• Performed
• Visited Ba Trai Tea Farm

Year 6
• Visited Mai Chau
• Learnt about farming, including planting strawberries and rice
• Waded in paddy field mud
• Took part in a series of challenges called ‘the amazing race’
• Visited a local primary school
• Took part in a lots of activities
• Played football with local children

If you have younger children in Early Years or Lower Primary, you can help to prepare them for the exciting and enjoyable experience of going away on a residential trip by enabling them to develop their independent self-care skills, such as toothbrushing, getting dressed and taking care of their belongings.

Wishing you a happy weekend,

Malcolm Wood
Head of Primary