On behalf of all of the Primary staff, I would like to begin by thanking you all for the warm appreciation showed to us on ‘Teacher Day’. I really haven’t experienced anything like this before. We feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work with your beautiful children and greatly value the trust that you place in us. The level of gratitude you showed was both humbling and unexpected. Thank you for your continued support.
It has been another very exciting week. In addition to the learning opportunities from class-based activities, the children in Years 1, 4, 5 and 6 all benefited from the extra exposure that they received as part of their school trips. Year 1 students went to watch a puppet show at the ‘Water Puppet Theatre’; Year 4 children visited Erahouse Children’s Farm; Year 5 pupils went to visit Bat Trang Pottery Village; while Year 6 students explored the architecture of typical Vietnamese traditional houses at Duong Lam Ancient Village. All of these visits link to the topic content of IPC units that the children are currently covering as part of their broad curriculum. Please be sure to look at the Class Story and Classroom posts on ClassDojo, to find out more about their adventures.
It was wonderful to have had the chance to talk to some of you during the two ‘Assessment and Reporting’ workshops for new parents this week. I hope that I was able to convey the difference between attainment and progress, with the latter being the most informative tool to ensure that our children are learning effectively. Your children’s school reports have been published today and they will have them in their school bags for you to read before our Parent, Teacher Conferences (PTCs) next week. For the first time, electronic copies of the reports will be sent out next week. In our digital age and being environmentally aware, it is our aim that these will replace the paper version of reports in future. We will be looking for parental feedback before a final decision is made.
We look forward to seeing you at the PTCs next week and wish you a restful weekend