Friday, 27 May 2016

27 May 2016

Dear parents, the end of the school year is approaching fast, yet we still have quite a few exciting events and field trips ahead of us. Here is a reminder of the most important dates coming up:


6th June - Preschool assembly
7th June - Forest trip (for older pre-schoolers)
11th June – PTO Family Fun Day
16th June – Jāņi midsummer celebration
17th June - Last Day of School

This week saw another excellent forest school trip, during which our little students went off on a treasure hunt in small groups. They scanned the area close to our favourite spot in the forest for items with certain features, it was very exciting and the children really used all their senses for their inquiry. Another task was making a forest bracelet and a walking mindfulness meditation through the woods. You wouldn't believe all the thing you can notice, if you stop to listen and watch for a while!









Back in school the children have been getting ready for their assembly on June 6th and enjoying the warm and sunny weather. Take a look:






















On Thursday we celebrated the last SfA lesson of the school year with an Alphie party. The children received diploma for their efforts learning letter sounds, reading and writing. After this festive act, we all had popcorn and showed off our best dance moves!




Friday, 20 May 2016

20 May 2016

As we are approaching the end of this unit and also the end of our school year, the Early Years children have been busily preparing for their assembly on June 6th (more information coming soon). They have considered all the fantastic facts they have found out about different mini beasts and everybody chose their own favourite, into which they will turn for the assembly.























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Grade 1M invited us to come and see their recently hatched butterflies and the cocoons they have in their classroom. It was a very special to see the life cycle of a butterfly up close, thank you, dear Grade 1M!




We went on another forest field trip this week, too. There the children continued their blindfold challenge and forest detective inquiries and also discovered a big and busy ant hill! Ms Joel had joined us for this trip and prepared some sport activities using a very thick rope. In order to practise being safe in the forest the whole group split up in two and went on a mission to find new and unknown parts of the forest, sticking together all the time! Here is last weeks video, showing some of the activities that continued this week - and more: