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  • General


    This area contains information and resources that will help parents to understand what children have been learning in school and how children can be supported with their learning at home.

    K1 children are currently following the 'How We Organise Ourselves' Unit of Inquiry

            


    Updated fortnightly:
    14/12/2017: How We Organise Ourselves 

    • Topic 1

      12th January 2018

       

      Welcome back!

       

      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.

       

      Winter uniform

      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

       

      Reminders:

      Communication Books:

      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.

      Uniform

      Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled (incl. socks & shoes) with your child’s name on the tag. 

      Snack

      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.

      Drop-off/Pick-up Arrangements 

      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.

      Arrival

      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.

      Late pick-ups 

      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.