Last week, the children in school celebrated Garangao, a local cultural tradition which marks the mid-point (14th night) of Ramadan. The children distributed treats to their classmates and dressed in traditional clothes. During the festival, children get dressed up in festival robes, carry a bag around their neck, and go around in groups of family and friends singing special songs, knocking the doors of neighbours, and receiving nuts and candy from them.
As temperature rises, the majority of break times will now be indoors. We will dismiss children from classrooms or the hall, to avoid waiting in the heat. Details as follows:-
- Early Years 1 and 2: collect from classrooms
- Year 1 and Year 1/2C: collect from classrooms
- Year 4 A and C: collect from classrooms
- All other classes: collect from the sports hall at 1.00pm
Parents may wait inside the sports hall from 12.55pm but please do not block the entrance/exit or access for safety reasons.
Early Years 1 and 2 really impressed us with their singing and performance at assembly last week. They sang beautifully, moved in time to the music and remembered all the actions. It is wonderful to see how they have developed the skills and matured during the year and they were a credit to their teachers.
This term Early Years 1 are learning about 'Superheroes' for their IPC unit. They had a wonderful day as part of their Entry Point into the IPC topic, dressing up as Superheroes, and taking afternoon tea in the bat cave! The children also had lots of fun in sensory play, rescuing superheroes, who were trapped in the ice! One of the children was very concerned for the superheroes, as the green ice was obviously Kryptonite!
Sadly, our School Secretary Gill Mundell, is moving on to a new position as an Accountant with an International Company in Doha. She will leave school at the end of term and we wish her every success in her new position.
Friends of Compass School are collecting donations for Security, Cleaning and Maintenance Teams in school. There is a box in Reception if you would like to contribute.
Lessons in school will continue with the last day on Thursday, 28 June 2018. We are working on the English and Mathematics curriculum and completing our IPC units. We will be working on a special World Cup IPC unit in the coming weeks and in the last week of term, we have a special art and creative skills week, with the theme of black and white art. Please ensure your child attends school to continue learning. Any absence requests must be sent to the Head of Campus for approval.
This week our certificate winners embodied the value and attributes of Respect in class and demonstrated their respect for the environment, for others and themselves. This is a very important quality to have at all times and it was great to hear of the excellent examples in class and see the role models being presented with their certificates. Next week the IPC personal Goal is Cooperation and Year 3A will lead the assembly.
On Tuesday, 5 June, we will be celebrating World Environment Day in school with the theme ‘If you can’t reuse it, refuse it’
Children can wear something green to school. We will be having a ‘no paper’ day and children are encouraged to earn points by only bringing reusable plastic containers in their lunch boxes. They must also bring a refillable water bottle-no plastic cups will be available. Mr Metcalf will be holding a recycled greenhouse opening ceremony in the morning and the children are very excited to see what is growing inside.
Have a great week.
Head of Rayyan Campus