Celebrating Nursery Rhyme Week 4-8th November
You might remember last year’s Nursery Rhyme Week, that literally stopped people in their tracks on the way into school with the popular pop-up Nursery Rhyme Tent! This proved to be such a popular event, it has now found itself a permanent place on the school calendar. Keep an eye out for the tent during our Nursery Rhyme Week and join in the fun. But why are rhymes something to celebrate? Mrs Meg, the event organiser, explains and advertises this year’s request for posters.
“Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know at least 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in the class by the time they are eight years old” (Mem Fox, Reading Magic).
This short blog helps explain the importance of Nursery Rhymes.
To celebrate our Nursery Rhyme Week there is an opportunity to design a 'Nursery Rhyme with Lyrics' poster to put up around the school. Last year there were some fabulous efforts and it was wonderful to see so many children reading them and saying the nursery rhymes.
The children can complete the activity at home, in CFT time or in the Library throughout the week.
Please send your completed posters to Mrs Meg in room S16 and I will put them pride of place around the school.
On Monday 11th November we will be celebrating Loy Kratong in school. For those of you who are new to Thailand, Loy Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar and is a celebration at the end of the rainy season paying thanks to the water goddess, Mae Kongkha (Mother of Waters). The krathongs which people make and float on the waterways of Thailand are offerings to her.
The children and staff will all come to school wearing traditional Thai costume. These costumes will be readily available from local markets - our nearest market is behind Pridi Banomyong Soi 2 - large supermarkets and specialist stores, such as Phahuratdotcom.
There will be special assemblies on the day that parents are welcome to join - details of which will follow.