As you know, our primary school is a busy one and January has been no exception! We have welcomed a number of new students and teachers into our school community and it has been, lovely to see everybody settling in, finding their way around and making new friends. A big thank you to our ‘old’ students and staff for helping everybody feel at home - every smile helps when you are new!
As ever the children have been hard at work and there is a buzz of activity as I walk through the school. To give a snapshot of the learning taking place: Nursery have been busy looking at the topic of ‘Transport’ where they have been enjoying painting pictures of transport and building them in their construction area. In Reception the children have loved listening to the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which has led to lots of wonderful and fun activities in our classrooms. Year 1 have been given a special mission from a Secret Agent, Double 0 Egg. He challenged them to safeguard two eggs. Unfortunately one of them was broken so now Year 1 have to design something to keep the other egg as safe as possible to prevent it from being broken too. Year 2 children have been busily planning their fundraising and awareness campaign, with the support of the WWF, to help the orangutans in the Indonesian Rain Forests affected by the haze. Year 3 have been enjoying myths from Ancient Greece and have had a lot of fun acting them out! They have also started to create our own mythical beasts and heroes for our own stories. And finally, Year 4 have been reading maps of Singapore, making our own relief maps and testing their skills in grid references by carrying out a treasure hunt.
Our new behaviour system is well under way with students from Nursery to Year 4 working as a team with their classmates to earn ‘fuzzy bees’ in order to earn class rewards. Every fifty fuzzy bees in the Golden Jar earns another exciting rewards. I hope the teachers are managing to keep the rewards secret! Please ask your child more about it if you haven’t already heard the details.
There is lots to be looking ahead to here at in the primary school and in just a few weeks we will getting ready for Chinese New Year. On Friday 5th February, classes 2KN, 2KG, 2SD will be leading the Chinese New Year assembly in the lower primary school - feel free to join us at 9am if your child is taking part. In the upper primary section of the school Year 6 are performing, please be there by 9.50am if you child is in Year 6 and you would like to see thim/her up on the stage. For Chinese New Year this year we are inviting students to dress in Chinese costume or celebratory red/gold coloured clothing if they would like to. There is no obligation to do so but we welcome children to join in if it appeals to them.
As always, should you have any questions then please do contact me.
Ms Kara Lebihan
Head of Primary School