Update from our Head of Primary
In February, we are continuing our drive to promote kind words and actions in our learning community. Miss Hayley, Miss Clara and Miss Holmes recently read and role-played “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” by Carol McCloud to the second and fifth graders during assembly. The book is about using kind words and doing something kind for others to make others and ourselves feel happy. In addition, Miss Hayley explained how science has proven that making others happy has positive effects on the giver as well as the receiver. We will continue promoting the use of kind words and actions in future assemblies with all the grade levels.
As part of our staff's ongoing learning, we are also holding a Training Day this month, which we are very excited about. For K3 to Grade 1 teachers, Emma Pickering, the Head of Early Years at the International School of Budapest will be giving a workshop on The Classroom Environment as the Third Teacher and Planning from Observations with a focus on playbased learning. David Lyttle, a math specialist from the International School of Dusseldorf will be back to give a Math Workshop for Grades 2 to 5 classroom teachers on extending the use of educational materials to strengthen conceptual understandings. Gerard Greally, our ICT Integration Coach, will be giving a workshop to our specialist teachers. The focus will be on Apple Teacher and Clips.
Head of Primary