I hope that you had a lovely half term break.
The children were very excited to be back in school and the second half of spring term got off to an impressive start with STEAM week. The theme was ‘Epic Identity’- Measuring and Enhancing Human Performance. This enabled students to create their own wearable technology. The Challenge? To design your own wearable technology! How do you wear it? What does it do? How can it make your life better?
All around school, students designed and wore different forms of technology with some fantastic ides being expressed. This provoked great learning discussions in class and I think we are definitely creating the scientists and inventors of the future. I was really impressed by Ahmed Al Hajri in Year 5A who described the device he invented to provide a remedy for Parkinson’s disease sufferers. The idea was to stop the hands shaking so that the person could live as normal a life as possible. Very inspiring!
Parents and children were involved in inventing and creating using the fantastic Possibility Pyramids to fire their imaginations. Every day brought new ideas, endless possibilities and ambitious learning projects.
On Thursday morning, Mr Akhtar led a whole school ‘Wake up Shake up' with a difference. The school was full of superheroes with amazing powers and costumes. There was a real buzz around the campus with children so enthused about their costumes and projects. Many of our parents came to class to share the learning and were very involved in supporting their children. It was a very memorable and learning focused week. Thank you to Mr Akhtar for leading this and sharing his great ideas and to all staff for making this such a fantastic experience.
On Sunday, we held a special assembly for PAWS to learn more about animal welfare in Qatar and to find out what PAWS need to help them with their work. They visited our school to thank the children for all the amazing food and supplies donation from our charity non-uniform day! Anne and her team of volunteers brought along some friends, including Jake the dog, 2 cats, 2 tortoises and a huge bunny!! The children listened to a presentation about PAWS’ hard work and how to care for or adopt a pet in Qatar; they even got to touch and pet the animals! We hope to continue our collaboration with PAWS with more events to help support them. Our Student Voice group will be working on ideas to raise awareness and support them.
Year 3 had an excellent learning experience at the Oryx Rotana Hotel where they were able to put their IPC Chocolate unit learning to the test. As the Exit Point to their unit, they were able to use their knowledge in a chocolate presentation, try out their own skills and creativity by creating and making their own chocolate and gain an understanding of what it takes to be a chef and run a kitchen. Thank you to the Oryx Rotana for organizing such a great learning experience for our students and being so welcoming. The students loved it.
There are many activities and events planned this term, both in school and by FCS.
Tickets for the movie night this Thursday are now on sale from the student Voice sellers at break times. Tickets are 10QR per ticket, there are 2 movie options. Please send money with your child and the reply slip from the letter stating how many tickets and who is going.
Coco - Early Years - Year 3; Despicable Me 3 - Year 3-6
Strictly Rayyan students only, accompanied by an adult. If you have more than one child, watching different movies, please stay with the younger child.
Preparations are underway for International Week. Please see the separate schedule of events for this exciting week, which is a highlight on the Rayyan calendar.
We look forward to welcoming you to Parent Teacher Consultations on Monday. It is important to reflect on your child’s progress and next steps in learning. If you are unable to attend, please contact the class teacher to arrange a suitable time.
Have a lovely week.
Head of Campus