I hope you are enjoying a fun half term break.
After a stormy start to last week we managed to enjoy our 2 STEAM days. Teachers arrived on Monday dressed creatively in animal costumes, hooking children into conversations about the natural powers animals possess. In classrooms, research into animal adaptation and physical strengths and characteristics was undertaken by students. Knowledge gleaned from the activities was put to the test as children carried out a wide range of experiments, including one in Year 5 which tested aerodynamics. Parents were invited in as children shared their STEAM learning experiences. Year 1 were proud to model their superhero cloaks and masks in a special fashion show on Wednesday and parents in Year 4 were invited in to observe a range of activities which involved investigating the properties of different materials collected from animals. On Thursday, the Early Years 1 team invited parents to help create special cloaks. The children were very proud of all their hard work.
On Thursday, the Year 6 children shared their IPC history AD900 unit with parents and Year 5 students. Activities such as Mayan maths and Mayan sports where the losing team is sacrificed where demonstrated by the students. In Ms Brown’s cookery class Mayan hot chocolate and guacamole were shared. The hot chocolate certainly had a kick as a touch of chili was added to the special Mayan recipe. In Mr Rowland’s class the students took part in a quiz using the Kahoot app and in Mr Hart’s class students were transported to a virtual Mayan site featuring temples and jungles.
In Thursday’s assembly, 1A shared their ‘From A to B’ IPC unit with students and parents. We were entertained from start to finish with stories and experiments. 1A showcased and told the school about some of their work. The children’s vehicles were very creative. The grand finale was a featured a wonderful dance. Well done, to all the 1A team.
On Tuesday, the Student Leader’s visited Compass, Madinat Khalifa to participate in team building exercises which involved the students thinking about the important skills of a successful leader. On Wednesday, Year 2 visited the Al Sharq village where their recent knowledge and skills gleaned from their recent ‘Holiday’ IPC unit was put into practice. We hope the children enjoyed both events.
The school is very much looking forward to our forthcoming International Days which begin on Saturday 10 November with our International Picnic. We hope all our families are able to come along for this fun event and bring along a dish to share.
Enjoy the rest of your half term break.
Head of Gharaffa campus