Last week, Years 1 and 2 had their Sports Days on the field at the Junior Campus, this week it was the turn of F2 and F3, while F1 had their own Physical Development Morning at the EY&I Campus on Wednesday. Mr Chris Nguyen, our Marketing Assistant was present at all these events. He has taken many photographs and posted them on the school’s Facebook page. Click on the links below (Year 1 and 2 are in the Primary Sports Day post) to see the photos from the different events:
Year 1 and 2 Sports Day Photos
F2 and F3 Sports Day Photos
Physical Development is one of the 3 prime areas (along with Communication and Language, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Throughout F1, F2 and F3, teachers and teaching assistants continually monitor the children’s progress against clearly defined developmental stages, and then provide activities that will allow them to strengthen the muscles required to do the things that we take for granted; holding a pencil, using scissors, climbing, running, etc.
It was great to see so many parents join us for our F1 Development Morning where there was an opportunity to find out more about this element of the curriculum.
F1 Development Morning
As the children grow, they begin to enjoy taking part in races, and other sporting activities. This was clearly evident when watching our F2 children take part in events on the junior field. The children had a super time participating in all the activities.
At our recent Specialist Open Classrooms Event, Mr Simon Grimshaw (our Primary PE Leader), highlighted why PE and events like Sports Days are so important:
Regular physical activity helps your child develop in a range of ways. Not only does it help their physical health, it also helps improve brain function and your child’s emotional wellbeing.
* It keeps the body strong and healthy and improves mental health.
* It improves focus, school performance, sleep and energy levels.
* It helps children to enjoy improved relationships and interact with others in a fun environment.
Early Years and Infant Sports Days 2018
Year 2 Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Choices
This week, all Year 2 parents should have received a letter with information about choosing a modern foreign language (either French, Spanish or Mandarin) that will be studied in Year 3. If you have not received this letter please contact Ms Van (firstname.lastname@example.org) who can provide you with one.
If you would like to see Ms Sophie’s presentation that was shared about making the MFL choice, please follow the link below:
Y2 Parents MFL Choices
Congratulations to this week’s Year 2 Finer Diners!
Fever in babies and children was the subject of the last community talk for Term 1. On Wednesday 28th November, Dr Orly from Raffles Medical led a talk on ‘Fever’ and discussed with parents the following issues: What is fever? What causes fever? When is a fever something serious? When should I call the doctor? What is Hand Foot and Mouth disease and how can I help my child feel better?
Coming up in Term 2
- Community Talks
- Look out for more talks coming in Term 2. Topics to be discussed include: heart attacks, autism and pollution.
- Community Workshops
- Term 2 will also see the start of our community workshops where parents will have the opportunity to come together and do a creative workshop together. Workshops coming up include printing, embroidery and watercolour painting. Look out for details at the start of Term 2 about how to sign up for these workshops.
I was talking to a former parent from the Tu Xuong Campus last week and she was asking me about how things were going since the amalgamation. I explained that one of the many benefits is being able to work more closely with the Secondary Campus. A great example of this is happening in Fundinotots where a group of Year 12 students are painting a wonderful mural for the children to enjoy. Ms Sarah explains more:
Learning Skills Challenge: Week 12
With the rain and wind sweeping through Ho Chi Minh City at the beginning of the week it was fantastic to see so many students take on last week's learning skills challenge. Are you ready to take on the challenge once more? Please click here for more details.