On Monday, both Year 5 and Year 6 set off on their two-nights, three-day residential trips to Ba Vi; Year 5, and Mai Chau; Year 6. We have now established our routine of trips and this will continue for the foreseeable future. It is planned to give the children progression as they develop into young adults. This progress then continues with longer trips, at a greater distance from Hanoi, when the children start Secondary school. The children had a fantastic time and you can see some of the photos on Facebook or you can see videos and photos on the particular year group blogs. On Tuesday, Year 4 then joined the other year groups by being out of school on their two-day, one-night residential, less than an hour away at La Ferme Du Colvert. I have spoken about trips in the past but it is so true that the children learn a lot about themselves when they are in a learning and living environment away from school and home. Thank you to all the staff that supported these trips and made them such a success and such memorable experiences for the children.
Year 2 concluded their IPC topic on water this week and parents were invited to come along and share in their learning. The children produce work that is of a very high standard and they are so proud to show it off. We are really grateful to the parents who are able to come and regularly support these events. It is a great opportunity for you to learn how your children learn.
It was astounding to see the level of science and development of understanding of the world on show as the children of F1, F2 and F3 enjoyed their science morning on Tuesday. The ELC was packed full of parents sharing their children’s learning and I think they had as much fun as their children. It is such a warm and caring family environment that you cannot help but smile when you are amongst the children. Thank you to all the staff for the idea to hold such an event and for organising it so brilliantly, we do hope you enjoyed it if you came along.
The week was concluded with Mr Sayer’s Prize Giving Assembly. A child from each year group in EYFS and Primary was recognised for being an excellent role model this term and rewarded with a certificate from the Principal. These are thoroughly deserved and rare, so if your child received one please do celebrate it with them. Likewise, if they received one of the awards in the Primary Prize Giving Assembly on Thursday please do celebrate that with them.
We all learn in a very close caring community and appreciate all the support we get from home. Please do have a great break with your children and we look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 25th April.
Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary