Our Phonics Workshop, held at the start of this week, was well attended and we thank you for your interest. During the presentation, Mr. Rao was able to talk about how we use the Phonics programme to teach reading and writing in both Vietnamese and English. He highlighted the five different steps of the program, which are:
- Teaching phonetic sounds;
- grouping sounds;
- recognising sounds within words;
- and blending.
For those interested and unable to attend the workshop, the presentation will be posted on the School Story of Class Dojo.
We enjoyed meeting some of you at our first set of Parent/Teacher Conferences (PTCs) on Wednesday. We have more PTCs next Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, so we look forward to meeting other parents then.
It was wonderful to see the tired faces of our Year 3 children (and staff) on their return to school following their visit on Thursday to the Vietnam National Forestry University. This is the first time that we have taken children to this venue and it proved to be an excellent choice. The trip marked the exit point of their IPC topic on The Rainforest’ and exposed them to a range of activities that enhanced their understanding of concepts covered in class. When asked, the children told me:
“The trip made us happy. We planted trees, caught butterflies, ate our picnic lunch and went for a walk through the forest. It was fun and scary because there were lots of bugs!”
I would like to thank our Year 3 team for organising this event.
It has been another busy week for us all, so I hope you enjoy a restful weekend.