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SCS Newsletter 01.11.2019

Welcome back after the half-term break, it was lovely to see all pupils back in school. During the second half of the Autumn term classes are continuing to work on the theme 'Belonging'. Teachers and teaching teams will be sharing their plans for the term with families this week.

The Annual Review meetings have started this week and it was fantastic to see so many families in the school. Please make sure to confirm your attendance at your child's Annual Review and arrive at least 10 min before the meeting starts. Thank you!

Diwali: This week began with classes across the school celebrating the Hindu festival of lights called Diwali. Wednesday saw a whole day of activities and celebrations set up in our drama studio where classes could visit and learn more about this important yearly festival.

Costume Party: On Thursday, learners in lower and upper school came together for a fun-filled costume party. Students and staff enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters and even some scary ghouls and monsters.

Autumn Term Dates Reminder:

- Friday 22nd November 2019: Staff training day – no school for pupils

- Thursday 19th December 2019: Last day for pupils

- Winter break: Friday 20th December 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020

Other Important Dates: 11th November - Remembrance Day

EYFS

Early Years had a very busy first week back with lots of festivities. We started the week celebrating Diwali, exploring different lights and creating beautiful Rangoli patterns with coloured sand. The pupils also enjoyed tasting fresh mango.

We ended the week with a Halloween party with lots of spooky songs, bubbles, pumpkins and slime!

Informal Pathway

The students in Mary Seacole Class have been enjoying Halloween cooking and messy play!

Semi-Formal Pathway

This week the learners on the semi-formal pathway have been settling back into the daily routines and preparing for the term ahead. Classes in the upper school came together for their weekly assembly which focused on Diwali and the Festival of Lights! Pupils from Jonas Salk class shared the story of Rama and Sita to their friends in the other classes. This was a wonderful opportunity for pupils across the school to socialise and enjoy each other’s company.

Formal Pathway

This week we celebrated Diwali! Pansy Class dressed up and decorated Rangoli patterns. The students set up a communal area for learners to come in an take part in a range of sensory art activities to mark the beginning of the Hindu New Year!

The learners enjoyed dressing in the traditional outfits and watching the light display of fireworks on the big screen. Happy Diwali!

Sixth Form

During their 'Google Maps Training' session this week, students used Google Maps to plan their route from school to Buckingham Palace using public transport.

Students had to plan for a change between the Jubilee Line and Victoria Line, remember their travel cards, and navigate the underground. They enjoyed planning and making the journey but unfortunately didn't get chance to meet The Queen!

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