Roll up, roll up, come and see the show! Rayyan campus is charged with energy, ready for the school production of Circus Rayyan. Classes have been busy rehearsing music, singing, dancing and their scripts and are very excited about performing for their audience. We hope you can come along to watch on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday evening when the majority of our children will take on a role in the circus. There are tickets available for the Tuesday performance if you would like to contact the School Secretary.
On Wednesday Ms Ingrid Kepteyn, a visiting dance specialist from the Juilliard School, will be visiting Rayyan Campus and parents are invited to attend an assembly at 7.30am in the hall.
Last week, the children focused on the IPC Personal Goal of Adaptability, which is one of the key skills we want children to learn for the future. Students focused on discussing this in their House Assembly and were able to define this goal in their own language as:
- I am able to get used to something new.
- I am confident when I try new things.
- I am comfortable with myself when I’m doing different things
- I like to know about my friends’ views, countries and cultures.
- I can work well in many different group situations
- I am able to think about things in different ways.
Next week we will be working on the Personal Goal, Resilience, which is an extremely important quality to develop.
A maths highlight in Year 4 this term was our focus on money. First, place value of decimals and then column addition and subtraction with decimals. They were given a challenge, to plan a camping trip to the desert for 4 people, with a list of supplies and food they needed to buy.
The class was told to use amazon.co.uk and tesco.co.uk/groceries to find different options for each item such as torches, sleeping bags and burgers. They were given a budget of £300 and had to add up their spending to see how much money they had left over.
The children loved the challenge and came up with some very sensible and interesting ideas of how to save money and budget.
In English this term the children have been creating information texts that link perfectly to our IPC topic. They have looked at numerous habitats, food chains and weather systems. Shortly we will be embarking on a journey into narrative settings; our first focus will be on retelling the tragic story of the lost city of Pompeii – another great IPC link! Following this we will be debating various topics and experimenting with different poetry genres.
The children have worked so hard on their previous topic of Land, Sea and Sky; they are already flying into our new topic of Active Planet. This week we have been focusing on a knowledge harvest, trying to see how much we already know about our potentially volatile planet. The children’s existing knowledge of volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and various natural disasters means we can delve deeper into the subject; so much so we are preparing a Relief Centre Activity which will focus on providing aid to a country recently devastated by a natural disaster.
The children cannot wait to tackle the various art, science and geographical activities awaiting them.
There have also been practices for our school production ‘Circus Rayaan’.
Overall, a jam packed start to the term for Year 4!
On Wednesday 18th April as their Entry Point for the IPC unit ‘Rainforest’, Y3B went on a trip to Roza Hassad project. The children had the opportunity to explore huge greenhouses growing all sorts of vegetables, for example chilies, cucumber and tomatoes. One of the most interesting parts of the visit was to learn about the diseases plants may develop when growing and how these can be prevented from occurring naturally. An example of this is that in order to prevent a disease in cucumbers they use specific fly species which will eat the bugs responsible for the disease. The children also learned that all sweet peppers actually begin as green ones. The colour of the pepper changes as it grows and matures and that the green ones contain the most vitamins C. At the end of the visit, the children transplanted a baby flower into a new bigger pot which they then took home. We all enjoyed the trip.
Year 3 Arabic
The year 3 Arabic lesson about the story “Little Judgement” took place outside the classroom.
The students acted being the different characters in the story.
Recently we have taken part in the QPPSSA basketball tournaments at ASD. Our Year 4 boys team narrowly missed out on third position, but achieved 4th position overall. Our Year 5/6 boys and girls were placed 4th in the group stage of their competitions.
Currently, our swim squads are practising in Hamad Aquatics Centre once a week for three weeks, in preparation for the QPPSSA Galas. We are looking forward to the Galas in May and would like to thank the parents for their continued support.