Welcome to Term 3! We are over half way through the year and are excited to see the progress our students have made since the start of the year. Lots of informative and exciting things are set for this term. We have welcomed
our new Head of Primary, Mr Brendan Kean, into our classrooms. The children have enjoyed meeting with Mr Kean and talking about their holidays and why they love AISHK. There have also been a lot of new enrolments in Prep this term. The students have been so impressive with showing them around the school and being inclusive.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Our Speaking & Listening focus for Term 3 is dedicated to Our Living World. Next weeks’ focus will be looking at pets. We require the children to talk about a pet they would wish for and why. They also need to tell us how they would care for this pet. Please remember that the children need your help to prepare for these sessions and feel so much more confident when they have run through their presentation with you at home.
The theme for Book Week this year is ‘Find Your Treasure’. All students have been given a treasure map to record their minutes for reading at home. On Friday 31 August Reception-Year 6 students may dress as their favourite book character or perhaps as something related to this year’s theme. There will be a parade around the field, a Primary Assembly and a Book Fair in the library (more information to come later).
To reinforce what we are doing in the classroom, a list of Camera Words will be sent home for your children to practise. They are irregular, high frequency words, words like ‘was’, ‘are’ and ‘the.’ These words are tricky to decode but essential to progress children onto reading and writing sentences. You will notice that some camera words are decodable, words like, ‘play’ and ‘she’. We include them in our list because they are very high frequency but include parts of the phonics not yet learned.
Jump Jam in Term 2 was such a success we are continuing it every Friday morning from 8:00-8:15am on the field. The Year 10 students direct the Jump Jam by playing songs and leading the school with dances to match. The aim of Jump Jam is to foster strong friendships and relationships across all departments and build a foundation of gratitude, compassion and respect among the student body. It is one massive display of unity, positive spirit and friendship. If it is raining, Jump Jam will be held in the 4th floor gym.
Rachel Collins | Preparatory Teacher