Thank you to our Class Parents who came along to the coffee morning on Wednesday. It was very encouraging to hear such positive feedback about the start of term and the Class in Action days. The addition of facilities has been very well received and we look forward to the cooler weather when the children can get outside to use them. Class Parents play a vital role in keeping communication open between parents, in answering questions about routines and liaising with the class teacher. If you have any other concerns, please contact the Class Teacher in the first instance or the Milepost Leader who will be able to help you.
It is time to dust off the camera lenses and take some amazing photographs of the scenery and environment in Qatar. As part of our Global campus initiatives, we have launched a Photography Competition in school with the theme “Where I live”. We would love to have your photographs of places, buildings and landscapes which will show our schools around the world what it is like to live in Qatar. The best photographs will be entered into the Global Campus competition and used to make a school calendar, designed and produced by Friends of Compass. So, budding photographers, send your photographs to Mr Metcalf by 29th October for your chance to be in the competition.
Friends of Compass (FCS) are organising a Move Night on 19th October. Tickets are now on sale for QR10 from FCS members who will be in the playground in the morning and afternoon.
We are looking forward to having the author, Nick Toczek in school on Tuesday and Wednesday to lead an assembly and writing workshops for children in Years 1-6. Nick is a poet, magician and songwriter who has written many children’s books. His latest poetry book will be on sale at the end of the day on Tuesday for QR40 should you wish to purchase it. More details on the author can be found here.
Focus on Learning in Year 3b
Year 3b have started the school year with a very positive and ambitious attitude.
In IPC, Y3b have completed their first unit ‘Brainwaves’ which prepared children emotionally for the school year and encouraged positive behaviour and a positive attitude towards learning. This week, the children have been very busy learning about the new IPC unit ‘Footprints from the Past’ which is focussed on dinosaurs! They had their Entry Point at the beginning of the week when they became palaeontologists, searching through the desert sand with their tools looking for bones and fossils- have a look at our photographs!
“I found dinosaur bones using my paintbrush to brush the sand away. It was fun!” – Sophie
“We used paintbrushes, shovels and our hands- I loved it” –Ayoub
“It was a great challenge and we had tons of fun” – Stella
“It felt like a real adventure!” – Jenna
In English, the children have been working really hard to improve their writing and reading. They can use time connectives confidently and are beginning to use more ambitious vocabulary. We are proud of how quickly the children have become independent and responsible learners.
In maths, the children have been learning their times tables. They have been practising adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and can recognise the place value of these. The children were eager to learn how to halve and double numbers and have enjoyed playing maths games to support their learning.
In addition to this learning, the children have been learning programming skills through the new computing curriculum and have been working on the Scratch junior application. Some children have even moved on to more advance programming using the Scratch website.
We are looking forward to the rest of the year and to more great learning. (Ms.O’Toole and Madame Anne.)
What a great way to start the term, Year 3. We will share more learning with you in next week’s newsletter.
Head of Campus