A whole week of school! Thank you to all of you for your support and understanding during the haze, it has been wonderful to welcome back all of the students for a full week of lessons - if only to then be finishing for half term break today!
This week, Year 6 have been experiencing what it was like to be a child during World War 2. The costumes of adults and students alike contributed greatly to the scene setting and their subsequent display of work and outcome in the classrooms today clearly demonstrated fantastic learning has been taking place.
Lessons have been a real focus over the past few weeks with quality assurance lesson observations taking place in all new staff classrooms and also across the existing staff teams. It is inspirational to see the work that goes into planning authentic, child-led learning experiences that really engage and motivate our students on a daily basis. Any of you who tried to support your child with their home learning over the haze days will know that keeping 22+ students interested, engaged and learning for six hours a day is no mean feat. We are inspired on a daily basis by our amazing team of staff.
Linked to goal focused learning, the new staff have been attending weekly training sessions on ‘Alicesmithness’! These sessions cover everything from policies to practices, marking to mentoring. This week the focus was the Primary Curriculum model with KLASS Learner Attributes at the center. We have come so far with our development of the Curriculum Model and it makes our shortlisting for the British International School of the year award even more pleasing when you see how excited staff are about supporting learning in this way!
Wishing you all a fantastic mid-term break
Principal Primary Campus
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