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Swimming outing photos

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Swimming outing

Please note that the deadline for handing in the forms for the swimming outing was today.   Could those people who have not sent in the forms please do so by tomorrow at the latest as Ms Karen needs to send in the order for the food?

Just a reminder that amounts due are:

  1. Euro 2 if a parent is attending but not ordering any food.
  2. Euro 6 if a parent is attending and ordering pizza/wrap and water
  3. Euro 6.50 if a parent is attending and ordering pizza/wrap and juice

 

Our visit to the dentist

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Preparations for the visit to the dentist started off the day before the outing.  I read out the book “Going to the Dentist” by Roderick Hunt.  This helped me explain to the children what would be happening at the dentist the following day.

The day started off with a short wait for the coach to arrive and getting stuck in lots of traffic so that by the time we got to the dentist the children were about to burst with anticipation.  Never have I seen such enthusiasm for a visit to the dentist.  The children were divided into two groups and seen by two different dentists and the children in my group were all crowding round the dentist and trying to see in each other’s mouths.  There were some children who were a bit apprehensive but nearly all made it into the dentist’s chair.  Apart from checking the children’s teeth, the dentists also showed the children how to clean their teeth.  They also gave the children a toothbrush and a note giving the outcome of the check up which we will sending home today.

After the visit to the dentist we stopped at the park in Tigne for the children to eat their lunches and play a little bit.  It was quite hot and we kept on giving the children water breaks and “shade breaks” in which we told them to sit in the shade, cool off and shelter from the sun before going off the play a bit more.

I would like to thank you for your patience as you waiting for the children to return to school due to the fact that we were caught up once again in terrible traffic.  Thanks also for your help to ensure that all the children were safely handed over to their respective parents.

Here are some photos:

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Outing forms reminder and clarifications

Just a gentle reminder that the outing form for the dentist outing is due to be sent in tomorrow.  For this outing, it is very important that the consent form is filled in as well.  Children not having a signed consent form will not be able to be seen by the dentist.

Also a clarification re the parent and child swimming outing.  Just to summarise Ms Karen’s information re payment, you do not need to send in money for the children’s transport, food and swimming session as this should be covered by the lump sum paid at the beginning of the year.  If a parent will be attending, you will then need to pay for the transport and food (the food is optional) and you need to send in the payment with the completed form.  Payment will need to be as follows:

Parent – transport only (not eating) = Euro 2

Parent – transport, food and water = Euro 6

Parent – transport food and juice = Euro 6.50

I hope that this helps.  It is important that we get the food orders for both children and adults by the deadline set in Ms Karen’s letter (14th June) as the catering establishment prepares the food just in time for our arrival.

Record broken – thank you :)

I just wanted to say thank you to all those who participated in all or part of today’s events.  Thank you also to those who were unable to be there but still showed their support by sending in the children appropriately dressed and encouraged us with their good wishes.

This event was organised to commemorate 1 year from the death of Mrs Marie Midolo, the previous School Principal who was instrumental in making this school community a vibrant and caring one.

Here are some photos:

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Outing to Esplora

Today was a feast for all the senses.  Our visit to the science museum was one in which the children were allowed to explore all exhibits freely and explore different textures, sounds and visual effects.  There were all sorts of puzzles that the children could rack their brains to solve, buttons to push and wheels to turn.  Here are some photos:

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Outing forms and Sports day forms and money

Just a gentle reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for handing the forms for participation in the outing on the 16th May and sports day on the 29th May.

Also please note that with the form for sports day, you should have enclosed Euro 1 which will be used to cover the cost of items purchased as props for the races.  It is not very clear in the letter that this amount had to be enclosed and a number of forms have been submitted without the payment.

Photos of today’s outing

Since we left school early in the morning and did not have time for breakfast, we began our visit to the petting farm by having a snack.  We then had time to tour the animals.  As we went round, I tried to point out the nest boxes in the birds’ cages to link in with the sub topics of nests and eggs in our current theme and the burrows dug by the rabbit which we will be talking about later this week.  The children, then had time to play in one of the little play areas.

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We then made our way to Pepe Nero.  We had to wait outside until the other group of Pre-Junior children finished their session (they were running a bit late as they had got caught in traffic).  Luckily, we could sit at the tables outside the restaurant and, though the children could not wait to go inside and get started, it was really pleasant to sit outside in the warmth.  Finally, we went inside and the chef helped the children one by one to prepare their pizza dough and place their toppings on the pizza.  He was very patient indeed and gentle with the children.  The  children watched their pizza going round in the oven until it was cooked and then tucked in.  The chef even made a bit of a show with the pizza dough by making a huge dough which he twirled around above his head.  The children loved it!

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Today’s outing to Girgenti farm

Tired, muddy but happy!  This is what the children were like by the end of the day.  We had a lovely time at the farm feeding animals, having a scavenger hunt and planting basil.  The owners of the place were very organised and helpful and all was planned so that the children could have contact with the animals in a safe and supervised environment.  The children fed the pigs, rabbit, hens, sheep, donkey and horse, each time using different food items.  We had a scavenger hunt in which the children had to look for potatoes, onions, pegs, pencils, snails and lots of other things and sort them into the appropriate buckets.  We also had time to have a picnic lunch and for the children to play freely for a while.  Lastly, each child planted a basil plant which they brought home (except for those who had after school activities – I will give the plant to them tomorrow).  The plant needs to be watered daily and in about 3 or 4 weeks time can be put into a larger pot.

We took so many photos that they are taking a very long time for them to get uploaded to the blog.  I will finish uploading them overnight and post them tomorrow.