Nadeen News – September 2018
Welcome to the new school year! We are still in our 40th Anniversary year (you can never have too much to celebrate!) and we’ll have a few more anniversary events this term to round off this historic year. Our cute, little Nadeen Bear certainly had a wonderful summer holiday! S/he was seen all over the place, up in helicopters, going down rivers, splashing down waterfalls, and going on safari…wow! Check out #nadeenbear on Instagram to see where our school bear went. Starting off the year we have a welcome breakfast hosted by Miss Pauline and the PTA, welcoming all parents back to school. We also have our welcome evenings and parent workshops starting this month, so come along, be informed, and be involved! We’re looking forward to a rewarding year with you all!
This year we are going to place even more focus and emphasis on being environmentally aware and responsible. We will be starting with an audit of all of the disposable plastic which comes in to school each day in our lunchboxes followed by a series of awareness campaigns, both in school and in the community. We are also launching a new layer to our house-points system through ecopoints. Children will be awarded eco-points for their house when they demonstrate environmental responsibility. We will also be nominating eco-warriors in each class. Stay tuned via our Instagram page and keep an eye out for #nadeengreen
Miss Pauline and the PTA are delighted to invite parents to our our annual welcome breakfast. It will be held on Monday, 24th September from 8.00am-9.15am. Come along and hear all about how you can be involved with the school and your child’s class. There are lots of different ways you can help out: through participating in class activities, helping out with school events, assisting with fundraising, donating your time and an extra pair of hands and much more! The PTA also have great parent events such as trips and tours throughout the year. The welcome breakfast will be held at the Orangery, Palace Boutique Hotel. It is a 2 minute drive from school and a delightful venue! See you there!
Want to know more about what we do? Come along to our parent workshops—you’ll learn something new! To sign up please contact Miss Patricia on 17728886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org” to book your place, at least 24 hours in advance, please. If you need to cancel your place in the workshop, please do let us know with as much notice as you can! Please note that we will only run workshops this year if we have a minimum of 4 people signed up.
|Tues. 25th Sept. 6pm Homework Open to all Yr1-6 parents||What makes effective homework? What is the school’s approach to homework? How can / should parents support this at home?|
|Thurs. 27th Sept. 8.15am Growth Mindset Open to all parents (highly recommended)||At Nadeen, we actively teach children to develop a growth mindset. Come and find out what this means, why it’s important and what it looks like in the classroom and in life!|
|Tues. 2nd Oct. 6pm Chromebooks Open to all Yr4-6 parents||Why do we use Chromebooks? How can we keep our children safe online? How are they used in school? How can they be used to support learning at home?|
Dates for your diary!
- 16, 17, 18 Sept: Welcome Evenings for parents
- 24 Sept: PTA Welcome Breakfast
- 25 Sept: Parent Workshop
- 27 Sept: Parent Workshop
- 2 Oct: Parent Workshop
- 4 Oct: Parent Workshop
- 11 Oct: Parent Workshop
- 18 Oct: Speech Day
- 22 Oct: INSET Day—all children finish at 11am
- 25 Oct: Hallowe’en Parade
Welcome to the new school year, everybody! We are looking forward to an exciting, rewarding year and hope to see you all at our events. Your involvement in school can have a significant, positive effect on your child’s achievement and also communicate to your child the value that you place on their education. You can participate in school life in lots of different ways: joining the PTA and assisting with school events; contacting your child’s class teacher and offering to help in class; volunteering your time and an extra pair of hands when we need help; helping us to source donations and raffle prizes; and much more! Come along on Monday 24th September to find out more: our Welcome Breakfast, being held at the lovely Orangery, is a great time to meet and make new friends and hear about what the PTA does in school. We are also planning some of our other parent events for the term including our famously fun PTA bus trips (super fun—get on the bus!) to the souq and around town. Last year we raised over BD8500 which was used to make the Mud Kitchen and Sand Box during the year, purchase PE and Music equipment, and an AED for the Nurse Room.
Year 6 children will be applying for the lead positions on the school council this week. Class representatives will also be selected by their classes ready to start another fantastic year for the Nadeen School Council! Last year the council arranged events, welcomed and hosted guests to the school, and raised money for charity!
Welcome to another year of PE at Nadeen! This year we have welcomed two new PE teachers: Mr. Koey, a gymnastics specialist who has coached at Olympic level and Mr. Matt, a specialist in football and cricket who has previously coached at Tekkers football academy. Both are really excited to pass on their knowledge and expertise in PE this year. We have begun the year by learning how to better understand our bodies and how they move through the use of gymnastics. With the help of Mr. Koey the children have been exploring how their bodies move and the various shapes and balances they are able to perform. As the weather cools we will move outside and begin to incorporate team games and sport specific skills as well. While it’s still so hot outside remember to drink lots of water, incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables in to your diet, and reflect on healthy lifestyle choices you make. We are also enrolling a Nadeen team in to the upcoming relay marathon and will open it up to parents, too! Watch this space!
News from the Key StagesEYFS
It is never too early to teach children to take responsibility for the earth and take care of the environment in which we live. Anything from learning how to recycle at home to talking with your child about how to replace plastic packaging with more sustainable materials will help young children to understand that we are all responsible for our environment. Packing their school snack together and looking at how to make a plastic-free snack box can be a fun and challenging activity at home!
Welcome to another fabulous year in KS1. We have started the year very positively and children are already learning great new things. Both year 1 and 2 are focusing on PSHE and some STEAM projects to get to know each other and challenge themselves. Ways that you can support the children at home are reading with them daily, exploring maths through cooking and shopping, and giving them lots of opportunity for discussions which promotes both speaking aand listening skills. Our class teachers are always available to answer any queries you may have so please ask away!
We have had a fantastic start to key stage 2 this year! There is so much excitement and joy around the school, it truly is a wonderful place to be right now. Our creative curriculum has once again taken off full steam ahead with teachers, parents and children excited to begin their next academic journey. Here’s to an adventure full of curiosity, commitment, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, craftsmanship and confidence.