Number 503 ................................4th December 2021
The question everybody wants to ask is "When is school reopening?" The honest answer is, I don't know. We have been in touch with the MofE&S this week and have been told an announcement will be very soon. All I can say is that we are preparing for the new term to start face-to-face so we will be ready as soon as we get permission.
In this newsletter you will see that whilst face-to-face teaching in school might be limited to 3 classes that does not stop some wonderful education taking place. Reception at the farm, Y2 superheroes, Y6 have a fantastic virtual museum, Y11 had a great trip and DP2 did their first IB Diploma exam. You will see lots more details below.It is a good job that so many wonderful things are happening at school otherwise it would difficult to write an upbeat and positive message. This morning 3 of our colleagues woke to find their apartments had been broken into and lots of electronics had been taken. We will offer them as much support as we can but it is not a great way for them to bring the term to an end.
KISU hosts the first ISSAK meeting for nearly 2 years in preparation for the re-introduction of ISSAK sports
Primary Certificate Winners
This weeks Primary Certificate winners for showing super Critical Thinking skills are…
KG2 Edwin Waru
KG3 Keturah Ddungu
Reception Jonathan Olowo
Year 1 Kiyansh Goyal and Rishaan Kotecha
Year2 Lethabo Hlanyane and Sophie Segal
Year 3 Zeinab Charara
Year 4 Miia Merryfield and Ahmet Efe Eryilmaz
Year 5 Gabriel Elamrousy and Jack ForbesYear 6 Sahar El Fatih
Year 6 Second World War Virtual Museum
You may need to ask for access to fully view some of the areas
Year 4 Greek News
This term Year 4 have been studying the Ancient Greek civilization, and as our long first term finally draws to a close, we decided to wrap up our unit of study with a writing project exploring the ‘Legacies of Ancient Greece.’
During the year the children learned about democracy in the Ancient World, and the beginnings and evolution of the Olympic Games. We compared and contrasted the original one day local affair, with the modern quadrennial world-wide event witnessed today. The children also explored a range of different myths and legends, including spectacular legendary creatures that existed in the Greek imagination. We looked at primary sources and their value when studying history and pupils also spent some time deciphering Ancient Greek images on vases and pottery. In addition, we touched on several important historical battles that shaped the world, and we examined the trials and tribulations of the Ancient Greeks, as they lived out their day to day lives.
Some of the topics the children decided to research and write about included: The Ancient Greek legacies of medicine, language, art and theatre, the Olympics, architecture (historical artifacts), government and education! Well done to our little Year 4 historians!
Year 2 news
Wednesday was our end of topic 'superhero day' and on Friday we did a Christmas concert for the parents.
Key Stage 1 PE
Reception down on the farm
Early Years Music
For our music this week, KG2s and KG3s have been exploring rhythms and melodies that rhyme through different songs like, Hickory-Dickory Dock, Pizza Pizza is Fun to Eat, Baa-Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star and Incey Wincy Spider. The children had fun while singing these songs and also used body percussions to emphasize the rhythms.
During the week, Reception class focused on listening, singing and enjoying a variety of farm songs. Children sang in tune exploring high and low sounds while keeping steady beats. Every child was given an opportunity to perform their favorite farm song learnt so far. It is through such performances that children develop confidence.
KG2 at play and learning at the same time!
At KISU we learn through play! Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory and helps children understand cause and effect. Play also has physical benefits and develops each child’s fine and gross motor skills. Play is also important for your children’s social development because it helps children learn how to interact with others, how to wait for their turn, how to share and contribute ideas.
Additionally, play helps children understand and process their emotions. Kids process both their emotions and new concepts through play.
It’s not just play! It’s more than that, encourage your children to get off the screen and explore!
Year 11 Outdoor Education Trip
Y11 visit Lake Mburu National Park
Food, food and more food!
Up close and personal with Onkoli cattle
Secondary Merit Awards
Year 7 Tanish, Samaira, Seth and Noel
Year 8 Shona
Year 9 Karabo
Year 10 Leo, Gloria, Hadil, Ariannia and Tinotenda
DP2 Lucy and Dishin
The most merits for this week were given to Shona!