Primary news

Year 1 Purple Star Party

On Wednesday, we celebrated the best behaviour in Year 1 with our termly purple star tea party. We selected two children from each class who has received the most ‘Purple Star letters’ since the beginning of the term. These pupils were invited to a party in the Activity room. The children played party games, danced and got to eat some delicious drinks. Well done Year 1!

Primary World Book Day

On Thursday 1st March 2018, QIS celebrated World Book day. What a celebration it was! QIS pupils and teachers pulled out all the stops on this special day where we celebrated authors, illustrator and more importantly books and stories. There was a fantastic effort from everyone on their costumes.

In Primary, we hosted a Big Read inviting pupils and parents to take part in sharing their favourite story books with their peers and teachers from 6:30-7:00am. It was lovely to see so many pupils book swapping and discussing their best authors.

 

Across the school, the pupils were engaged in a variety of Literacy activities all throughout the day. From making bookmarks in Early Years to designing front cover of books in KS1 and drama based activities in KS2, the pupils had a great time exploring literary avenues. Pupils went on a hunt around Primary to find Wally and had the opportunity to use the photo booth in our Secondary school grounds to take fun pictures. Some very lucky classes also received book prizes for best costumes and poetry recitals.

 

Year 6 paired up with secondary pupils to create dioramas on the theme of alternative worlds and portal text. This involved designing, creating and constructing a 3D model of their chosen stories. We used the outdoor space in our basketball area to spread out and it was a lovely morning for all.

World Book day wouldn’t be complete without an author visit so we decided to invite Mohana Rajakumar, a local author in Doha to read with our pupils. Nursery, Early Years and KS1 spent time with the author who read her books. The pupils asked great questions, even the author was impressed!

KS2 also had an author visit. Joshua Raven provided a workshop style session to pupils in KS2 on creative writing. Writing a six-word story was an interesting challenge.

All in all, it was a fabulous day with a really exciting atmosphere around school. We can’t wait for WBD again!

New Website for Afterschool Activities

Dear Parents,

 

We are delighted to inform you we have a new website for Afterschool Activities  sign-up Term 2.

Please see the attached document which lists the available options. You will need your FID (family ID number) to enter the site, you then select which students you wish to register. If you are not aware of your family ID, please contact the main school reception. Please note the following:

  • Students in Years 2-6 can select 2 activities per week, Year 1 students can select 1 activity per week.
  • Please discuss the activity options with your child. Once the form is submitted there will be no option to change.
  • You can sign up to activities at any point during the term, there is no longer a deadline. Each activity displays the number of spaces available and once an activity is full, this activity option will no longer be displayed.
  • If your child decides not to continue with an activity, please let Mrs Luna know as this space can be opened up to a student who has not yet registered.
  • All students must be collected at 2:15pm from the activity location by a parent/driver/nanny or older sibling with a blue pass. If a student is collected late on 3 occasions, then this student will no longer be able to participate in this activity.
  • If you cannot collect your child on time, please sign them in to crèche where they will be looked after until 3pm.
  • Primary siblings, who do not have an activity on the same day, must be collected from class at the end of the school day or signed in to crèche. Primary siblings cannot be left unattended in school. Secondary siblings can attend an activity or homework club if they do not have an activity on the same day as a younger sibling.

We appreciate your support with the above conditions and look forward to another term of engaging activities with your child.

Here is the link to the new primary activity sign up website, please use your Family ID to enter the site:

Primary Activity sign up Website

 

Miss Paul

Primary Activities Coordinator

 

Early Years Circus

Theatre Seekers Activity- Year 1 and 2

Year 03 Activities

Primary Gardening Club

The QIS garden is now looking fantastic thanks to Mr Cowley, Miss Peters and the Primary gardening club children. All the plants are now labelled and we would encourage staff and students to take a look and perhaps sketch or just enjoy them.

Safari Day

To celebrate our new topic ‘Going on Safari’ the pupils in Year One dressed up as safari animals and participated in some exciting activities. The pupils created paper plate necklaces using patterns in the style of the Maasai tribe in Kenya. They also designed and produced their own binoculars which they then used for an animal hunt around the playground. The pupils found all sorts of interesting animals hiding in our school bushes. The Year One students are now looking forward to learning more about these animals and about the lives of people in Kenya throughout the term.

Year 1 learning through play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, the Year One teachers are incorporating independent play based activities into the classroom. In addition to carpet sessions, teacher focused groups and whole class Phonics teaching the year one children are given time to access play- based activities that deepen their understanding of what they have been taught. This approach to learning builds the pupils independence, advances their social skills and gives them the opportunity to use the skills that they have learned. These photographs show a few of the learning activities the Year One pupils have engaged in this term.