Dear Parents,

Welcome back everyone to the Autumn Term 2014 at Rainbow Montessori Junior School!

It is lovely to have everyone back and to have so many new children and parents joining our school as well.

 

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I am sure you have all noticed the new security barrier that has been put up outside our school to help keeping our children as safe as possible when arriving and leaving the school. A  big thank you Miss Rita for arranging this for us!

 

 

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Date 1

I would like to invite you all to a Coffee Morning with myself and Mr. John Madden, the owner and director of the school on Thursday, 18th September between 9.00 and 10.00 am. This would be the perfect opportunity to meet “old” and “new” parents and I am hoping to see many of you.

 

Date 2

I would also like to remind you of our Meet the Teacher afternoon on Tuesday, 23rd September where each class will have their own timeslot.

I would highly recommend that all parents attend this afternoon/allocated time slot as this is a great opportunity to find out more about what we have planned for the children this term and to also ask questions. If you are attending this session your child will be looked after so you don’t have to worry about child care.

If you are not attending this session please let me know and pick-up your child at 3.15pm (unless your child is signed up for an After School Club).

 

Elem.1: 3.15-4.00pm

Elem.2: 4.00-4.30pm

Primary: 4.30-5.00pm

Preparatory: 5.00-5.30pm

 

You are more than welcome to attend not only your child’s class session but any you are interested in.

I look forward to meeting you all then. Please feel free to speak to me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Miss Sylvia

Junior School Head Teacher

 

 

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Elementary 1

It is lovely to have such a lively and busy Elementary 1 class this term!

Our names are Miss Izzy, Miss Anna and Miss Eleanor and we are all Montessori qualified.

 

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This term our project is all about Animals.

 

We will be looking at the characteristics of different groups of animals and the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. We will also looking at life cycles of animals.

This week the children started to learn about the importance of the sun, followed by a lesson about the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. The children enjoyed acting out different animals.

Throughout the term the children will have regular P.S.H.E (Personal Social Health Education) sessions in which they will learn about healthy eating, as well as virtues such as sharing, being helpful, saying “please” and “thank you”, etc..

We have also planned exciting trips this term such as a visit to Kentish Town Farm when we will be learning about farm animals.

It will definitely be a great term!

Miss Izzy + Miss Anna + Miss Eleanor

 

 

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Elementary 2

The children in Elementary 2 are excited to be back after the long summer break. The new children have settled in well and everyone is working hard.

My name is Miss Naveed and I am the Elementary 2 class teacher. Miss Sylvia will be teaching with me on some days of the week.

 

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This term our project is all about Around the World.

We will be “zig-zagging” all over the world, going to all the continents and making special stop-overs at places where the children come from or are connected to.

We will discuss different transport options to reach places and go back in time to talk about how explorers and travellers managed to reach different parts of the world, traversing huge oceans and high mountains. As a part of the project, we will be learning lots about the physical features of the earth in a fun and exciting way.

In the first week, we have already reached Japan, via Singapore as we have children in our class who are from both these countries.  We very nearly reached the equator as it skims just south of Singapore. We learnt about the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and about geographical direction. 

Science and art will be linked to the project and focusing on different habitats of our planet. This week we learnt about volcanoes taking a closer look at Mount Fuji.

Later, this month, we will be going to visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to listen to the story of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and that should be a lot of fun. So we are off to a great start!

Miss Naveed + Miss Sylvia

 

 

 

 

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Primary

A big welcome back to the Primary children and their families.

I am Miss Marie and I am the Primary class teacher. This term Miss Kate will be teaching with me three days a week.

 

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We have kick started our project this term by reviewing our locational knowledge of the world map and then focusing on the continent we are studying this half of term, North America.

We then told the story of Christopher Columbus and discussed if he really did 'discover' America. For history we will also commemorate World War One, this includes a visit to Westminster Abbey for a workshop named Remembrance.

Other topics I look forward to covering under the curriculum include:

Science: 'sound' and 'living things including plants and animals.'

Art: Miss Kate covers Paul Klee through using a variety of art skills and mediums.

We are particularly looking forward to having P.S.H.E (Personal Social health Education) taught through drama and volleyball on Fridays.

I am very pleased with how the students of Primary have settled. We have many new members and older children have been kind and welcoming.

Miss Marie

 

 

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Preparatory

My name is Miss Emma and I am the Preparatory class teacher. We have a very busy but fun term coming up!

 

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Our class project is The History of Numbers

This week the children have been working really hard researching various discoveries and inventions from computers to ovens and even where fire originated! We found out some very interesting information! Did you know the earliest ovens were found in Central Europe, dating all the way back to 29,000 BC?

On Friday afternoons Preparatory will be mixed with the primary class and will get to do P.S.H.E (Personal Social Health Education) through drama with Miss Marie and then come outside and play sports such as volleyball, hockey, handball and much  more with me.

Of course there are trips planned for this term, one will be a trip to Westminster Abbey with Primary for a workshop called Remembrance.

We are all looking forward to see what the next few weeks have in store!

One thing we do know is we will be having lots of FUN!

Miss Emma

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