If you heard anything sinister and scary around the small pool on Monday morning, it is no surprise. The Y1 Pirate topic, the climax of the final term, got off to a very exciting start. Those of you who know something about how the curriculum is planned will understand the importance of “a hook”. When you introduce a new topic to the children in project-based learning you need an exciting launch to interest them and pull them in from the start. It seems that a pretty wicked pirate was hanging around Y1 on Monday, and the children were in no doubt about what the punishment should be. The vote was unanimous that the pirate should get a dunking - though without a plank we had to improvise. The result was the same, however, a very soggy and sorry pirate…..also known as Miss Cassie. (And of course the children were given a safety talk about pushing people in the pool being strictly against the rules in usual circumstances)
I think it is safe to say that the topic is off to a great start.
Y2 Trip to Sea Life Centre
Y2 had great days out last week at the Sea Life Centre in Bangkok. There was an amazing amount to see and do. Of course for many the highlight is the shark experience, but the children told me such fascinating facts on their return- they had obviously taken in a lot of information from the various exhibits they visited. There was no one favourite on their return as everyone seemed to have a different ‘best bit’. A big thank you to everyone who supported the trips and made them such fun events.
Everyone should have received a letter from the High School Sustainability Group this week, with a template on the reverse for designing a costume for our upcoming fashion show - organised by a group of our older students.
On Friday the 9th June 2017 (12.30 pm - 1.15 pm), St. Andrews will hold the annual STA Fashion Show. It is a house competition to showcase students skills in both fashion design and modelling. They will need to design and make their own outfit.
Last Friday in Assembly the children found out all about the competition from the High School Organisers. Children now have until Thursday 25th to submit a design to their class teacher and on Friday 26th the finalists will be informed. Only the finalists will need to make their costumes at home for the parade.