As the temperature continues to rise, the welfare of our students is of paramount importance. We have clear guidelines regarding the temperature and the use of outdoor spaces for lessons and break times. Our PE lessons have been rescheduled to ensure lessons take place in the Sports Hall and indoor procedures have been adopted for part, or when necessary the whole, of break. I would urge you to check that your child is bringing a hat to school and, for our non-fasting students, water bottles each day.
IPC Exit Points
Year 4 - Active Planet
Last week, Year 4 completed their unit on Active Earth by erupting the volcanoes they had made during the Entry Point. The students recreated the effects of a volcanic eruption using bicarbonate soda and vinegar which caused a chemical reaction resulting in the liquid overflowing. To create a more realistic effect, the students also used yellow and red food colouring. Children and parents whooped with delight as their constructions finally erupted! The students also showcased other learning from the topic, with newspaper reports and slam poetry performed with great confidence to an audience of parents.
Year 1 - From A to B
As part of their learning in IPC, Mathematics and English lessons, the Year 1 students have been mapping the local area, creating routes and sets of instructions to navigate the neighbourhood. Last week, the students got to test drive each other’s maps and routes by trying to follow them to reach landmarks in the local area. The students had a great time and it was a joy to see how much their knowledge, skills and understanding had developed over the course of the topic.
On Wednesday, the teachers will be speaking to the children about Garangaou. Garangaou is a traditional children’s party celebrated after the breaking of the fast on the 14th night of Ramadan, when half of the fasting month is over. During the festival, children are expected to dress in festival robes, carry a bag around their neck and visit neighbours, singing special songs, knocking on doors and receiving nuts and candy. We will be encouraging all our students to attend school on Wednesday in bright, colourful clothes to celebrate the special festival. However, due to the number of children fasting, any candy which arrives in school will need to be sent home with the children. Please do not send in any items that contain nuts.
Have a wonderful week.
Jimmy Frawley, Head of Primary