Early Years Coordinator

April

Our school swim season came to a wet and wonderful end with our 2 Early Years galas. It was fantastic watching the confidence in the Nursery and Pre-School children as they kicked and splashed around in the pool. The next day the Reception, Year 1 and 2 had their Splash Gala. The progress the children have made this year in swimming has been amazing and a majority of the children are swimming 1 length of the pool. Well done to them all.

The Year 1s have been learning how communities grow and depend on the values and relationships of individuals. This led them to take a drive around Lusaka as they learnt about their wider community. They were fascinated to find out that we have a fire station, a police station and a railway station. They kept a tally of the number of banks, schools and shops they saw on their journey and using this information they are creating their own towns.

It was really encouraging to see so many parents come to visit the classrooms for our student led conferences on Wednesday 13th April. We are very proud of the way our students explained and shared their learning. It was good to have feedback from parents so that we can make next year even better.
On the same day, the Yellow Corridor was ablaze with colour as the Year 2s had their annual art exhibition as the culminating event of their unit “How We Express Ourselves.” All money raised from the sale of their paintings and the auctions will go towards Nyumba Yanga Orphanage. I hope you had a chance to walk down and admire the diversity of painting techniques the students tried out.

Karen Hedstrom
Early Years Coordinator