12th January 2018
We are delighted to welcome back our K1 children after the Christmas break. The children have been excited to see their friends and teachers again, and they have been eager to share their news from the holidays.
Our unit this term is ‘How We Express Ourselves.’ This unit of inquiry encourages children to explore the use of arts in expressing their feelings and ideas. We will be inquiring into how we communicate through the arts, creative choices people make, and the role of arts in celebrations. Through these inquiries the children will develop their understanding of what it means to be a communicator and the PYP attitude of creativity. They will be able to apply both of these dispositions to their own artwork and present their pieces to their peers.
There are several events organised to extend the children’s learning in this unit so please check your email and your child’s communication book regularly for information.
As the weather is getting colder many children are coming to school with several layers on. Although we acknowledge that the temperature outside has fallen, the school climate has remained the same therefore some children are starting to overheat. Please consider this when dressing your child for school – we would recommend a warm jacket and a sweatshirt instead of numerous layers underneath the uniform. We would also like to remind parents to ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled (incl. socks, tights & shoes) with your child’s name on the tag.
Important Diary Dates to consider:
16th January: Parent Workshop - Reading Development
17th January: PSA Coffee Afternoon and Workshop
26th January: School closed for K1 Admissions
30th January: Parent Workshop - Supporting Children’s Writing Development
13th February: Parent Workshop – Mathematics in the Early Years
14th February: Chinese New Year Family Day
16th- 23rd February: School closed
26th February: Term begins
1st March: Character Dress Up Day
2nd March: Book Fair
10th March: WKSK Family Fun Fair
17th March: ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival at KGV
29th March – 13th April: School closed
16th April: Term begins
The communication books are checked daily by the Educational Assistants and any important information is passed on to the class teacher. The EAs will initial any notes. Ensure that you check the diary every day and sign messages so that we know that they have been read. Remember to date any notes.
The book should be used for short and simple queries and administration such as changes in pick up arrangements. The communication book is NOT for updates on children’s progress and learning. For more serious matters, please e-mail the class teacher directly but do allow some response time.
Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled (incl. socks & shoes) with your child’s name on the tag.
Please provide your child with a small, healthy snack e.g. fruit, vegetables, crackers. As we are an eco-friendly school we ask that children do not bring their snack in plastic bags. A reusable container, which is clearly labeled with your child’s name, is ideal. Please note that the school has a NO NUT policy due to severe allergies.
We must be notified of any changes to the pick-up routine by 10am/2pm by calling the office on 2435 5291 or via the communication book.
Collection of your child
Pick-up cards must be presented by the adult collecting your child.
It is important to be on time. For late arrivals, please always inform the office of the situation and ensure you have registered your child with the office on arrival.
Please ensure you are on time to collect your child at the end of the session. Doors will open at 11.25am and 3.25pm. Late pick-ups will need to sign out. Do not collect your child without notifying a member of staff.