Number 502 ...............................27th November 2021
We welcome back Ms. Dima following her maternity leave and we are excited that she will be joining KG2 once again following on from Ms. Eva’s fantastic Early Year's input. Ms. Eva has been a fabulous teacher and has worked incredibly hard for the benefit of all - our youngest KISU students, their families and the staff. Thank you Ms. Eva for everything you have done, you are very much appreciated and we are all very grateful for your efforts.
Primary Award winners
Our High-flyers in Primary this week who were recognized by their teachers for Risk Taking are:
Y6 The Whole Class
Y5 Samwiri Karugire and Nandi Okelo
Y4 Alvin Ssubi and Toby Eden Wise
Y3 Dima Ahmad
Y2 Isaac Segawa and Isaiah Mwesigye
Y1 Naava Kendra Nanziri and Vivaan Modi
Reception Thalia Zwaytiny
KG3 Diang Gai
KG2 Hamid Hirji, Alim Hirji, Ishan Hirji
Primary Musician of the Week: We have 2 winners this week, Aniwin and Charles Abiwin for performing together and performing a beautiful duet of the Christmas song 'UP ON THE HOUSETOP' to the rest of the class with great confidence. They were able to sing in tune, add appropriate actions and entertained the class with their amazing performance.
Primary French Speaker of the week: Anjolaoluwa Adedeji, for outstanding commitment towards his learning and active participation in class.
Primary Artist/Design Technician of the week is Yonathan Yonas for always working so hard on every task. His story map made me smile and I can’t wait to see the pop-up book that he will make from this planning.
Next week look out for our most Critical Thinking students of the week. Students, if you would like it to be you, then get your thinking caps on!
Primary Maths Week
Year 1 – Stories with Repeating Refrain
To start our Unit, we spent some time listening to and reading read a range of texts with a repeating refrain, e.g. Henny Penny; The Gruffalo, Dear Zoo, We are Going on a Bear Hunt, Monkey and Me and Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?
Once we understood the repeating refrain concept, we decided to write our own Part 2 to our Key Text Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present. We came up with a new title “Father Christmas’ Journey Back Home”.
First we made a story plan for Father Christmas’ Journey.
Then we made books to write the story in.
We followed our plan and wrote our stories using repeating patterns in each story event.
After that we published our stories by designing a cover page, including page numbers, author and blurb.
We practiced presenting our stories, by making sure we could read them confidently and fluently while using varied intonation.
Finally we presented our stories to an audience.
We had so much FUN!
Here are some excerpts from some of our stories…
News from Y5
Year 10 Outdoor Education
Year 9 Poetry
Opportunities are going (Prisha, Eynaas, Pragya, Kaze, Daniella and Pricilla)
I am the earth (Ziyu, David, Andrianina and Aaron)
Why do we lack? (Tanush, Rishabh, Mohamed, Issac M. and Isaac L)
Low (Lucky, Karabo, Leesean, Belinda, Joshua, Joshua, Emilie, Lili)
Stars of Secondary Maths Week
The following are the students who have been identified as the top achievers for Secondary Maths week.
Key stage 3:
Francessa Wijaya (Year 7), Caroline Kembabazi (Year 7), Bailey Peters (Year 7),
Ismail Eryilmaz (Year 8) and Emilie Sumbu (Year 9)
Key stage 4:
Joshua Tchekeu Ngueto (Year 11)
Treasure Muhwezi (DP 2)
These selections are based on the student's consistency and ability to use Maths to determine the harmful effects of human activities on the environment.
Secondary Merit Winners
Year 7 Charles and Francessa
Year 8 Ismail
Year 9 Karabo
Year 10 All of the students who were so fantastic on Outdoor Ed!
Year 11 Milton and Yolann
DP1 Joan, Kagale and Zawadi
DP2 Lucy and Selena
The highest number of merits this week were awarded to Charles, Francessa and Karabo.