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Gharaffa Buzz | Week of 21 May

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Dear Parents,

Wake up and shake up was the theme at Tuesday’s Friends of Compass Coffee Morning.

The whole school began the day with ten minutes of vigorous exercise, led by the Zumba teacher, Apple Yin.  Following this our parents were welcomed into a Healthy Coffee morning where they were invited to sample our PTA Chair, Claire Inglis Smith’s wonderful green juice and visit our nurse for a diabetes and blood pressure check.   Other activities involved first aid training from one of our parents who is a Doctor and the opportunity to find out what constitutes a healthy snack.  Our special guests were Mrs. Anita’s dance troupe who delivered a fantastic performance.  Thank you to our wonderful Friends of Compass for organising this event and also all the parents who came along to support the coffee morning.

Early Years assembly today was wonderful.  For some of these children it was their very first time in front of an audience.  It was a delight to see such wonderful dancing and acting – I was extremely impressed to see such a high level of confidence.  Thank you to all the teachers and learning assistants for all their hard work.  Also today, Early Years 2 are dressed as characters from under the sea as an exit point to their learning.  In Year 1, the children have planned and prepared a party as part of their ‘Celebrations’ unit of work.  The outcome was fantastic.

This week, some of our children had the opportunity to participate in swimming competitions.  Congratulations to both our teams.  Congratulations to Abdul Rahman in Year 5 who brought home four gold and one silver medal and Maya in Year 1 who also won a gold medal.  We are very proud of both our teams.

Please remember that the school is will be closed on Sunday.  Ramadan hours will start on Monday when the school will be open from 8am to 1pm.  The gate will be open at 7.30am and 12.45pm for drop off and pick up.  Please ensure that children are collected promptly at 1pm.  ECAs are now finished for this academic year.

During Ramadan, the children will continue with their learning.  Lessons have been reduced by 5 or 10 minutes to suit the Ramadan hours.  I would like to emphasise that it is important that your children remain in school until the end of the academic year as the teachers will still be teaching the curriculum until the very end of term.

Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim children and parents.

Kind regards,

Karen Wilson