Welcome back and thank you to all parents who managed to make it back to school for the first day of term.
This week, the students from Year 1 to Year 6 began their NFER tests. The tests began yesterday and are used as part of our annual assessments which allow the school to identify areas for development. Please remember that the children cannot prepare at home for the tests as the test evaluates knowledge and understanding in English, mathematics and reading comprehension based on the work which has been covered in class this academic year. My advice to the children in Thursday’s assembly was to ensure that they go to bed early and have a good breakfast before school. Please remember that ongoing assessments throughout the year are also used to evaluate the student’s progress.
Thank you to our Friends of Compass for hosting this week’s coffee morning and FCS meeting. Once again, we had a great turnout of parents. This month the lovely Claudia Sonea, stepped down as Vice Chairperson due to teaching commitments and was replaced by the equally lovely Nicky Levey. Thank you to Claudia for all her hard work over the past few months and the very best of luck to Nicky. Also at last week’s meeting the team evaluated the school’s recent Movie afternoon, money raised will be used to purchase more classroom board games. Thank you once again to the FCS team for their relentless dedication and enthusiasm.
Year 6A’s assembly on Thursday was informative and entertaining. The school enjoyed hearing about their IPC, ‘Fit for Life’ learning which was at times exhausting as we observed an intense workout. The children shared some of their work with the school and delivered their lines in an articulate manner. Well done to the 6A student team and thank you to the wonderful Mr Rowland and Ms Farrimond for producing such an interesting assembly.
This term, we are very much looking forward to many events, these include the school’s Book Days, 7 to 9 May, Internet Safety day, 14 May and World Environment Day on 23 May. Please remember that during the Holy Month of Ramadan, school hours will be 8am to 1pm for the children. ECAs will conclude on 2 May. Lessons will continue as normal and will be simply shortened by 10 minutes. We will ask the children to go straight to class at 8am rather than lining up on the playground at the start of the day. More information will follow.
Please remember that there is an Early Years production to parents on Thursday, 25 May and a Music Ensemble at 12.40pm on the same day which will be held in the Music Room. We wish all our children the very best of luck with both performances.
Head of Gharaffa campus