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Primary School February Highlights from Ms Lebihan

08 March 2017

Top stories include our well attended UN Day and highly successful Book Week

  • Book Week 2017: Esio Trot
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  • DCIS UN Day 2017

Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,

As ever, Primary School is a busy and vibrant place to be.  We have recently enjoyed the celebration of UN Day, which saw every nationality of the school proudly represented in an array of national costumes and country tents on our school field. The amount of work that went into the tents and the work of the children themselves is a testament to their self-motivation and commitment. All work was voluntary and the tents were brimming with information and artefacts. The children were proud to show off their own contributions, to talk to their schoolmates and parents about their findings and to share their knowledge. Well done, Primary School – I have never felt prouder!

Just when we thought we could rise no higher, we rolled smoothly into Book Week with a focus on one of the best-loved storytellers of all time, the mighty Roald Dahl. I was delighted to be a part of the staff dress up day (Mrs Silver from Esio Trot) and enjoyed spending some time that day with my co-character, Mr Hoppy (aka Mr Rinaldi)! You can see our wonderfully crafted book cover above.

During the week the children enjoyed of a steady diet of literature and fun. This included classes pairing up for reading activities, the Senior Leadership Team visiting classes to share a story, Extreme Reading (see our display the school foyer), poetry and book cover competitions, and much more. The week ended with a whole school dress up day: there were numerous BFGs, Mrs. Foxes, Mike TV’s , Matilda’s and Enormous Crocodiles, as well as a great many other characters that we all recognised. Well done parents - your creativity and patience really does know no limits!

The next event for your diaries is DCIS Sports Week, which takes place in the week commencing Monday 27th March. More details will follow on this from our PE department about the days and times for the different year groups. This year, linking with our sporting theme, we are running a Family Health Week at the same time. Each class will spend time on a short activity each day aimed to encourage the children to think about healthy eating, exercise, relaxation, hygiene and good sleep habits.

So all in all, a fun-filled and active term to date, with still more to look forward to!

On top of this it has of course been curriculum as usual, and the classrooms continue to hum with the usual buzz of children learning as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in all curriculum areas. It is always a pleasure to see the children at work and I have enjoyed spending time in many classrooms so far this term.

As ever, it is always lovely to see parents around school. If you have any questions then do stop me on my travels, and if you can’t get into school then do drop me a line by email.

Wishing you all well,

Ms Kara Lebihan 
Head of Primary School