Next week on Monday and Tuesday we will be having assessment tasks (tests), these will be to help the teachers assess where the children are and inform their planning for next term. In line with best practice in International Schools the results are not published because they are diagnostic and not simple 'out of 20’ etc tests. However, there is an opportunity for teachers to discuss these tests with you at the parent teacher meetings in January.
Please can you remember to let us know if your child is ill, so that we can record their absences accurately. Also, we do need to make you aware that the children’s target attendance figure is 95%, this is the equivalent to 1 day absent a month. Any more than this and the children run the risk of falling behind in their work, or at least not achieve their full potential. This is especially important here in the Early Years where social skills, motor skills, speech and phonics learning all markedly important. This is due to the particular developmental stage that these children are at from ages 3-6.
Mr Tim Aviss
The University of Cambridge has over 100 libraries. The central library alone (the Cambridge University library, or the ‘UL’) has approximately 8 million volumes, and is able to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.
One book in the CIS Festivalnaya library that I recommend is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
School is one of the best periods of your life. Some friends that you find in school stay with you for the rest of your life.
Here at our school, each student can choose a club they like the most. In this issue, we would like to tell you more about the Journalism Club.
Dr. Carol Dweck devised the terms ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindset to describe the attitudes people have about their learning and intelligence.
Global Perspectives is a new Cambridge course that we are implementing this academic year at Festivalnaya.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition.
We have some exciting news on this sunny day!