Thank you to our Class Parents and others who attended drop in for coffee on Wednesday. We had an interesting discussion about parent’s knowledge of the International Primary Curriculum; the Nord Anglia offer, which includes Juilliard, MIT and UNICEF; Security badges and the Arabic Curriculum. We plan to hold a parent Seminar on IPC and assessment in Term 2 and would be interested to know of any other subjects you would like information on.
Key IPC Information
IPC Assessment is developmental and based on a two year learning and assessment cycle, called a Milepost. For that reason, our leadership team and classes are labelled by Milepost.
Milepost 1: Years 1 and 2, is led by Mr Stephenson (MP1, Milepost Lead)
Milepost 2: Years 3 and 4, is led by Mr Metcalf (MP2, Milepost Lead)
Milepost 3: Years 5 and 6, is led by Mr Akhtar) MP3, Milepost Lead)
The IPC units in each Milepost (2 year cycle) have the same learning goals and outcomes, which are assessed over the two year period. They are skills based so therefore the children learn and practise skills over time, with improvement feedback, leading to mastery.
The units are thematic and each year group follows a route plan, which ensures that all the learning goals and skills are covered over the two year period.
IPC units teach history, geography, science, technology, ICT, art, PE, music, society and International Mindedness as separate subjects, linked by the common theme of the unit. The children spend days or weeks, studying those subjects in depth. Therefore learning is more meaningful and relevant and the creative, practical approach makes it very enjoyable.
The school is working towards IPC Accreditation in Term 3, with Fieldwork Education who developed the programme. We hope to involve many parents in the process as stakeholders in their child’s education. If you would be interested in meeting the team or learning more about the IPC, please contact Mr Anderton on firstname.lastname@example.org
This week the children have been reminded about school uniform. Please make sure that your child wears black shoes to school and has a school cap. These are available from Uniform mart.
This week the Year 2 Bilingual class worked on “The lighthouse Keeper’s lunch “in English. To apply their learning to French and be able to write simple French sentences with good understanding, they made a story map and used Makaton sign language to insert the new French vocabulary.” It is an interesting and really visual exercise and the students really enjoyed it.” Madame Amandine.
“I liked it because it was fun. I can understand better the story.” Alicia Y2b
“I liked it a lot because I learnt more French. “ Sofia Galvez Y2b
“I like the sign language because it helps me to understand French better.” Hamza Y2b
We recently held football trials to form a team from the three Compass campuses. This team will represent Compass in the Qatar Foundation Saturday League and they might have the opportunity to represent Compass at this year’s British International School Qatar (BISQ) tournament. Well done to all the Year 5 and 6 boys from Rayyan who went to the trials. There was some tough competition from the other campuses with 25 boys in attendance. After narrowing the team down to 12, Rayyan is proud to announce that three of our boys made the squad. Congratulations to Diego Garro, Ramon Ramirez and Mosab Elsideeg. We know you will work hard and be amazing representatives of our school.
Tickets for Movie Night (Mary Poppins) will be on sale next week. The children are looking forward to seeing this old favourite. Tickets are limited to 200, including adults.
The vast majority of parents have signed up for an appointment on Monday for Parent Teacher Consultations. Our Specialist teachers (French, Arabic, PE and Music) are also available so please meet with them to find out your child’s next steps in learning. If you don’t have an appointment yet, please contact the class teacher to make one at a convenient time. We look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Head of Rayyan Campus