One of the aspects of the school that I am most proud of is, the way we centre the learning round the student. This has been even more evident this week across the whole of the Primary school.
As part of our partnership with the world-renowned university, MIT, our students are set a variety of challenges throughout the year. A particular challenge has been set for our Year 5 and 6 classes who are focusing on issues facing Doha. Students have brainstormed a variety of issues and each class has chosen their own avenue to explore. Each investigation has been designed, enacted and recorded by the students.
Year 6A have focussed on diet, this involved exploring price and variety of snack options at the local supermarkets. They surveyed members of staff, younger and older students as well as parents about their snack choices. We look forward to finding out their next step in the investigation in the coming weeks.
Year 6B are studying the effect of sleep on student learning. This has involved groups going to sleep earlier than they would like, later than they should, the recommended amount of sleep and one group had to have a bubble bath each night before bed!
Year 5A and B have focussed on traffic issues in Doha. 5B have been studying the distance and the average speed of students’ journeys to school. They are now in the process of comparing the effect of departure time and distance on the data collected. This data will be displayed in a fun and interesting way outside the classroom.
5A have been exploring road safety in Doha. They canvassed the school community asking them what they feel are major issues concerning driving in Doha. The student’s next step will be to focus on the key issues highlighted and explore ways to address this issue.
On the completion of this topic there will be a learning showcase, the details of which will be in forthcoming newsletters.
Year 1 held their ‘Light and Dark’ IPC exit point this afternoon and I am delighted to report we had a fantastic turnout, thank you to those of you attended. The students were so excited to talk about their learning in IPC and ‘sell’ their pieces of Art. It is events like these that will live long in the memory, and it is wonderful to witness the pride our students display when showcasing their work to parents, teachers and students alike.
This morning we had Year 2A’s class assembly. This was led brilliantly by the students, who shared what they had learned about weird and wonderful animals and their habitats, the value of perseverance and the importance of caring for our environment.
Have a great weekend.
Head of Primary