The circus is coming to town!
This morning, as part of the introduction to our new theme “The circus is coming to town”, the children attended a one-off performance by a travelling circus in the Primary Hall. Wonderfully led by the famous Ring Master Billy Blunder, the children were entertained by jugglers, acrobats, human cannonballs, tightrope walkers and many others beside. Take a look at the show below and talk about the different acts you might see at a circus.
The end of 'Our Wonderful World'
Today was the last day of our current theme, ‘Our Wonderful World’. We celebrated all our learning by inviting in a group of monks to give alms to and also invited lots of people to join in our temple Fair. Although the day was extremely busy (and hot!), all the children agreed that it was a great deal of fun and they were able to share their learning with everyone. Next week we start our new theme ‘The Circus is coming to town’ which will end with 1M and 1J performing to their parents on Friday 21st June at 9:30am – put the date in your diaries!
The Year One Swimming Gala
Today’s Swimming Gala was a great success – the children really enjoyed showing all the adults their skills and also competing against each other for the first time. All the children participated appropriately, helping and encouraging each other. Many thanks to the PE team for organising such a brilliant event. Have a look at the short Photo Montage below to see the children in action!
Our Temple Visit
Today the children from 1M visited Wat Kra Tum as part of our theme “Our Wonderful World”. The children experienced a range of activities associated with Buddhism and a visit to a temple, including:
- lighting an incense stick
- sketching different Buddha statues
- feeding the fish
- signing a new tile destined for a new temple roof
- giving alms using small coins
- ringing a series of bells
- adorning a statue with gold-leaf
- meditating in the ‘Mirror Room’
- watching the buffalos feeding
- making a Lotus flower
The children all really enjoyed their experience today and said a huge thank you to all the staff and parents who helped them.
Please look at some of the photos below to see the children in action!
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The long weekend
It has been a busy week of learning in 1J and 1M. The children have continued to explore Thailand with a focus this week of Buddhism. The children have found out about life as a monk and have even had the opportunity to ask a Monk their very own question.
The children have explored the 5 main rules that a Monk follows. These rules are called the 5 Precepts.
- Do not Kill
- Do not steal
- Be honest
- Be healthy
- Look after your family.
Our children have been busy making their own 5 Monks each for one rule. The children have explored materials to decorate and colour their Precepts.
We hope that you have a safe and happy long weekend.
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