Dates to Note

Thursday 21st May

Progress reports issued

Friday 22nd May

Parent-teacher conferences (by telephone)

Friday 22nd May

End of half-term

Mon 25th – Fri 29th May

Half-term holiday International Day activities

Monday 1st June

School resumes International Day

Next week is the last week before the half-term holiday and is the perfect time to evaluate the progress students have made so far with the e-learning programme. Formal exams are clearly impractical in the circumstances so assessments will necessarily be subjective and based on teacher observations such as active participation and the timely submission of high-quality assignments where student effort and understanding are evident. These interim reports will be posted on Google Classrooms during the course of Thursday 21st May. This leaves the last day of half-term Friday 22nd for parents to contact teachers by phone if they would like to discuss any concerns.

This year we will mark International Day on Monday 1st June with a special edition of the newsletter showing photos of students at home enjoying activities related to the country their class chose last term. See flags below for a reminder! Activities could include colouring the flag or other artwork representing the country, wearing the flag colours, finding the country in an atlas, making a display poster with interesting facts about the country, etc. There is enough time over the half-term holiday to do it. Please send photos to by Friday 29th May. We could also include internet links to videos of our students performing a song or dance etc!  There will also be a special FUN QUIZ for everyone to puzzle over during half term. This will appear in next week’s newsletter and the answers will be published on Monday 1st June.  Teachers will also be encouraged to organise additional activities for that day.

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