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Madinat Khalifa Primary Headlines | Monday 17 December

17 December 2018

Dear Parents,

IPC Exit Points and Educational Visits

As the Autumn Term draws to close, our Primary classes have been celebrating the end of their latest International Primary Curriculum Topics through a variety of learning showcases and Educational visits. Here is a whistle-stop tour:

Year 4 concluded the IPC unit ‘How Humans Work’ by participating in a variety of physical activities both with and against their parents. There was a strong showing of parents keen to get fitter and compete against their children. The afternoon started with a tug of war between classes and parents, then some sprint races again between pupils and parents. The day culminated with a quiz about all that we have learned which spiked the competitiveness between parents!

Year 3 had a fantastic time on their visit to Sharq Village beach. This was their Exit point for the IPC unit, Dinosaurs: Footprints from the Past. We enjoyed digging in the sand and being a palaeontologist for the day. Students applied knowledge and skills learned throughout the topic to complete dinosaur scavenger hunt; and learned how to make dinosaur origami. The Highlight of the day was swimming in the ocean and playing beach games. 

Year 2 visited Baladna farm as part of their ‘Live and Let Live’ IPC topic, the students saw many animals. They patted and fed camels, spoke with the llama, spotted some zebras, gazed at the rabbits and peacocks and even had a high-five from a tortoise. The students were enthralled by the many different reptiles they met and learned about. The students also explored the park identifying many different plants they had studied. It was a very memorable and enjoyable experience for all.

Year 6 marked the end of their ‘Extreme Survivors’ IPC topic by collaborating and completing a series of challenges linked to Deep, Dark, Hot, Cold and High. These activities tested their knowledge, skills and understanding of the topic and how animals and plants survive in such extreme locations around the world.

‘Let’s Celebrate’ was the Year 1 topic, and they marked it in a very fitting fashion by planning and hosting their very own party. The party was a great excuse to showcase the students’ fantastic learning linked to a wide range of cultures important celebrations. This was on top of the fantastic class assembly all about their IPC learning.

Year 5 visited the Qatar National Library as part of their ‘Myths and Legends’ IPC topic Exit Point. The librarians had prepared a series of challenges linked to the genre for the students to complete and explore the library further. The students each received a book and are keen to visit this wonderful resource again.

What wonderful learning awaits your child in the Spring Term? You will find out on Thursday when your child’s teacher shares the IPC topic letter via class dojo.

 

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The Autumn Term reports were released to the students today at 1:30 pm. If your child was absent today, the reports can be collected from reception on Wednesday or Thursday.

Have a wonderful week and even better winter break. We look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year.

 

Jimmy Frawley, Head of Primary