KISU Primary Newsletter

Number 518................................... 7th April 2022

Directors Message

The end of this term has come upon us very quickly. We had planned lots of activities for the last morning of term but now that the 8th April has been declared a public holiday we have had to modify our end of term. For our Year 11 and DP2 students their end to normal lessons has come around very quickly. Examinations start very soon after the holiday is over and they will not be back for normal lessons. However, their teachers will be available to support them if they need it.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who works at KISU for all of their efforts in returning the school to some sort on normality and we are in a good place to move on to a vibrant, holistic and happy school in the post pandemic era. Whilst our examination classes will be working over the break, I would encourage our students and staff to have a well earned break so that they come back fit and raring to go for the third and final term of our academic year.

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Just to reiterate what one teacher sent home earlier this week...

Good Morning Parents,

There has been a lot of talk in class this term about media with ratings of 18+ or TV-MA. Some of the content we have heard children speaking of is rated as such for containing violence and gore, sexual violence, sadistic behaviour and sex & nudity.

With children at home for the next fortnight, they are bound to be accessing devises more than in recent weeks so please be aware of what your children are watching, what they are discussing with other children that they have watched, or are intending to watch based on others discussions!. Please monitor their computer and internet usage and we advise you to set parental control restrictions on your web browsers and media accounts if you haven't already.

Mr Polan will happily record a Loom video to share with parents next term to help you to set these controls if you are unaware. Any child with a personal device would benefit from these controls being set. Thank you Mr Polan!

Reports and Overviews should be with you

Please reach out to the Primary Office ( or 0752711904) if you have not yet received your child's Term 2 data report. This was sent out on Wednesday this week. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's learning, please get in touch with their Class Teacher and they will be willing to meet with you the first week back of Term 3.

Topic Overviews were also sent out this week by Class Teachers and the remainder of the curriculum to be covered in each year group looks like it will be taught through many exciting and creative contexts which the children are sure to love and engage in fully. I look forward to classes launching their Term 3 topics and following their learning journeys through watching class presentations and assemblies, newsletter contributions, 'drop-ins' and 'learning looks' around the school and open classrooms (such as Year 2 had on Thursday afternoon to showcase their Term 2 learning).

Thank you parents for coming into school to see your child's work; it was very obvious that the children were very excited to have you in their classrooms, and they were super proud to show you their learning learning outcomes over the past term.


Please note that clubs will not run on Friday 8th April (due to the public holiday) and they will not run during the Easer Break. If you have already paid in full for your child's Friday club that was cancelled this week, then Club Leaders will reimburse you for the unexpected public holiday and session missed.

Brain Master clubbers please note that the first 10 weeks ended this week. If your child wants to sign up or continue with this club, a new fee needs to be paid and this will be for 8 weeks and is to be confirmed.

Year 4 circuit training!

In science, the children have been investigating closed and open circuits and learning all about how switches work. They have also been learning all the essential circuit symbols to be able to record accurately and most importantly, how to work with electricity safely. Here they are all lit up, glowing with scientific knowledge and pride.

Now switch the lights off and safe power - Earth Week is just around the corner!

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Year 4 Sasha Kirabo and Avighna Agrawal

French certificate winner for the week is Karen Sesanga year 4-For participating actively in spoken activities in class.

Year 2 topic exit!

What a fantastic end to our topic! Year 2 have learnt so much about the different countries and continents as they travelled around the world in topic lessons. Their topic finale presentation was wonderful! The children showcased their knowledge and the parents were very impressed with the teamwork and presentation styles and skills of the groups of children. Here are some pictures of the display boards that each group made...

Year 5 ICT update

Students in Year 5 have studied the work of architects, designers, and engineers who use modelling programs to gain experience with a 3D virtual environment. They created models of buildings to see how they could best utilize space. Not only are they competent information technologists, they are also now architects!

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Music Assembly

Ms Janice put together a program and led a fantastic end of term music assembly in which all classes participated. The children performed confidently and thoroughly enjoyed taking to the stage as well as enjoying each other's performances. There was a real sense of celebration, fun and unity.

Inter-house fun, friendship and competition!

Term 2 ended with a bang! The inter-house basketball tournament was largely organized by our Year 6 house captains, who planned and prepared for the Key Stage 2 Y3-6 games throughout the day. It was wonderful to see so much leadership, sportsmanship, and camaraderie throughout the day. Whilst most of the games were very close, the overall winner of this year’s inter-house basketball tournament was….

The Sensational Semlikis!

The day ended with a fun teachers vs. house all-stars game. An excellent effort was shown by the all-stars, but they will need to wait another year to try and break the teachers’ winning streak!

We will add these house points on to the running total and announce the house point front runner in next term's first Friday assembly. Parents please note the following:

Friday Assemblies Term 3

Week 1 Friday 29th April, Year 6 Assembly, Year 6 parents welcome (2:20-2:50) Auditorium upstairs seating

Week 2 Friday 6th May, Year 5

Week 3 Friday 13th May, Year 4

Week 4 Friday 20th May, Year 3

Week 5 Friday 27th May, Year 2

Week 6 Friday 3rd June - Public Holiday

Week 7 Friday 10th June, Year 1

Week 8 Friday 17th June, no assembly - School Closes at 12:00

EYFS - Easter Eggstravaganza

Reception have finished their 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' text. It seems everything is all wrapped up - even the Easter eggs! EYFS, this parody is for you...

We're going on an Easter egg hunt,

We're going to find a chocolatey one,

We're not full!

Oh oh... a tyre!

A big, black heavy tyre...

We can't look under it,

We can't look through it

We'll have to look inside it!

An egg, a yummy, scrummy velvety egg,

open, rustle, crack gobble...

We're definitely going on an Easter egg hunt again!

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Have a wonderful Easter break, staff, parents and children!