Information and Reminders
Thanks to all visitors to the Macbeth performance. The staff and students really appreciate the support. We’re so proud of the children for rising to the occasion and acting so well – nine times! – for the audiences from Years 5, 7 and 9, and the three groups of parent guests.
Our next event follows quickly upon its heels, which will be the Fairgrounds Exit Point on Thursday 30th March. Students are making carnival-style games based upon skill or luck, and Years 1 to 5 will be invited to try. We recommend a 20RMB limit for buying tokens to play games. Tokens can thereafter be exchanged for prizes. We’ll be sure to take lots of photos and share the event through Class Dojo; this event is not open to parents, but please be assured there will be another opportunity to participate in your child’s learning in Term 3, when students form political parties and campaign for votes in our Year 6 election.
We will change to summer uniform when we return from the April holidays. Please visit the school website or check in your child’s Learning Journal for the appropriate clothing, which can be purchased at our uniform shop.
Week beginning 27th March – ‘Into the Woods’ production
Tuesday 28th March – Author Neil Griffiths visiting NAIS Pudong, including a Parent Workshop from 9am to 10am
Friday 31st March – Last day of term
Monday 10th April – Summer term begins
Stars of the Week
6A – Doyun Kim – for excellent recital of his lines in our Macbeth performance
6B – Eleanor Gatenby – for brilliant acting in our Macbeth production
6C – Tirtha Chauhan – excellent performance in her role in Macbeth and for sensible rehearsals
In English, we will be finishing our Witches’ potions and sonnets for the Primary School Big Book. We will be visited by author Neil Griffiths who will be telling stories and engaging students through language. We will continue our links with Year 1 classes by reading with the younger children in the library. Our SPAG topic is commas.
In maths, we will be making probability-based games with a specified chance of winning. Students will calculate the chances of winning, and test the game to ensure their calculations are correct. On Thursday, games will be opened to an audience of Primary students to play. The group which generates the most tokens will be crowned the most successful!
We will finish our Topic unit, ‘Fairgrounds’, by creating carnival games with experimental probability. Students will use friction, air resistance, push and pull forces, gravity and scientific investigation to create games with a 1/3rd chance of winning. Mastery of the scientific concepts involved will enable students to design a successful attraction which is fun, and fair, and generates profit for our fundraising operation. As mentioned above, 20RMB is the recommended limit for guests. Year 6 will also have time to try out each other’s games too.