Information and Reminders
Thank you to all parents and family members who attended the Project Week assembly. The students did a great job of sharing their learning and experiences from the trip, and demonstrated high levels of confidence and independence in their performances.
We now shift into Christmas mode, as we prepare for the Christmas Bazaar with games and displays. Students are working on a display as part of the Primary School’s ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ theme. We have been allocated the ’12 drummers drumming’ and ’11 pipers piping’ – children will be working on this on an optional basis during non-curriculum time like break or before school begins.
We look forward to seeing lots of you for our upcoming Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 27th November, which will be full of festive fun and games for all the family.
All students should now be dressed appropriately in winter uniform. There should be no brightly coloured layers or tights. Students should also be wearing black leather shoes and not trainers. You can check the requirements of the winter uniform in your child’s Learning Journal. Please also ensure your child has a warm coat so they are able to play outside during breaktimes.
On P.E. days your child should arrive at school wearing their school uniform, then change into P.E. clothes, then change back into school uniform.
Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar
Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carols at the Ritz Carlton (school choirs performing)
Thursday 8th December – Christmas Carol Concert
Friday 9th December – CCAs finish today
Wednesday 14th December – Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning (Reading) – 9am to 10.30am
Friday 16th December - Last day of term (School ends at 12pm)
Monday 9th January – First day of spring term
Stars of the Week
6A - Ikkra Halimah: for being kind to others and always being willing to help.
6B – Bethany Poisson: for showing kindness and patience in leading her group for the assembly.
6C- Nirupama Rajesh: for always demonstrating kindness and consideration to those around her.
In English, we will begin formal spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPAG) lessons on Monday, with the help of a fourth teacher, Ms. Rhonda Hughes, which will enable us to personalise our teaching even further. In other English lessons, we will continue to explore themes and conventions in fiction, as we move towards the end of Stig of the Dump. We’ll also be practicing how semi-colons and colons can link ideas within a text.
We will continue to work on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students will learn to understand the concept of the proportion of amounts, and know how to express this as a fraction, decimal and percentage. Students will also learn how to compare fractions with unlike denominators, find equivalent fractions, simplify fractions and convert improper fractions into mixed numbers.
We will begin to explore our new Topic this week, which is the IPC Unit of ‘Making New Materials’. On Friday we conducted our Entry Point, which was an investigation of insulation methods. Students had lots of fun designing their own method for insulating a block of ice to preserve it for many hours. Later in this unit, we will experiment with different kinds of materials, and become cooks, chemists and creators of new materials.