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Madinat Khalifa Primary Headlines | Monday, 13 January 2020

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!

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IPC Entry Point Week

This week saw many classes launch their IPC topics with a variety of fun, engaging Entry Points both in school and beyond.

Year 1 had their Entry Point for ‘Plants and Insects’. Students went around the school grounds searching for plants and insects using magnifying glasses to observe their findings more closely. We identified different habitats and talked about why plants and insects need each other. The children asked many enquiring questions about where plants and insects prefer to live and grow. They are extremely excited and have made a little garden inside the classroom.

Year 4 visited Novo Cinema as part of their entry point to watch a documentary entitled, ‘Sea Life’. The documentary, narrated by Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, explored the complex and delicate ecosystem of the ocean and gave the children the opportunity to witness some unique creatures. This information will help them greatly in the topic when they start to explore different habitats, animal adaptations and food chains and food webs from different environments.

Our Year 2s received a letter from a Cornelius (a Magic Toy Maker) requesting their help in designing a new toy. The children went on a treasure hunt around the school to find materials that Cornelius had left for them. Then they worked in teams to design a new toy and make it using the materials provided. Toys included: a robot, a helicopter, the Eiffel Tower and a hot air balloon.

Year 5 had a very exciting Entry Point for their International Primary Curriculum topic, Mission to Mars. The children visited the Nova Cinema to watch the film Space Station. This film is the first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The children could experience for themselves life in zero gravity aboard the new station. They were all inspired by how today's space heroes are developing technologies to make future voyages to Mars possible!

Year 6 started the week with their Entry Point to the unit 'Moving People'.  The students were set the challenge of having five minutes to pack a bag at home as there was a need to evacuate to a camp in the desert.  The children had to really think about what was important to them and what they need for a few days away from home.  Some bought their favourite book, a pillow, torches and even a terrapin.  The discussion of why they chose these items was very animated and of course not being able to charge your phone in the desert was a big concern.  

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To assist with the school’s continued improvement we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes of your time to visit the link below and complete our Parent Satisfaction Survey. We really do value your input and use this to guide new initiatives to develop our school further and to give our students the best possible experience both inside and out of the classroom.

Emails were sent to parents last week but please contact your School Secretary at Reception if you did not receive the email. 

Have a great week.

Jimmy Frawley

Head of Primary, Madinat Khalifa

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