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    What's Coming Up Next at Brighton College Al Ain

    What's Coming Up Next at Brighton College Al Ain

    Whole College Notices

    Last day of term 

    The last day of term will be Thursday 13th December. The whole school will close at 12pm on that day and pupils must be collected promptly at 12pm. 
     

    Food Nation

    A letter from the dining room staff about topping up your child/ren’s account can be found here in English & here in Arabic.
     

    Winter Concert

    As the Winter holidays approach, we would like to celebrate the musical achievements of our very talented pupils who have worked so hard this term. The Music Department is delighted to invite you to our end of term Junior School Winter Concert at 6pm and Senior School Winter Concert at 7pm on Wednesday, December 12th. We would love for you to share in enjoying their performances and look forward to seeing you there. For our senior school performers, please remember that we will be having a dress rehearsal from 3:10pm-6pm
    Tuesday December 12th.
     
     

    Junior School Notices

     

    Library Books

    In order to keep our library fully stocked and ready for next term, please return all books to the library before the 13th December and avoid any late return fines.

     

    'Winter Woollies' 

    Dig out those scarves, hats and gloves in preparation for the Junior School 'Winter Wonderland'!  On Sunday 9th December, all children are invited to wear their Winter Woollies as our Winter Wonderland extravaganza begins.  Please send your child to school on this day wearing 'Winter' style clothing.
     
     

    FS1 Workshop on Pre-Reading skills 

    FS1 parents are invited into College on Wednesday 12th December for a presentation on Pre-Reading skills. This will begin at 7.45 and take place in the Art room in the new building. We hope it will give you practical ideas of how you can help your child at home.

     

    Year 1 – 5 workshop on The Progression of Phonics

    Year 1 - 5 parents are invited into College on Wednesday 12th December for a presentation on the progression of phonics.  This will begin at 8.15 and take place in the Art room in the new building. We hope it will give you practical ideas of how you can help your child at home.
     
     

    End of Term Celebration Afternoon 

    The Junior School would like to invite all parents to join us on Wednesday 12th December to share and celebrate the children's hard work and effort during the term.  There will be an opportunity for you to share books, folders and busy books with your children and to view this half term's prep projects.  Early Years parents are welcome from 12.10pm - 12.50pm and Y1 - 5 from 13.00pm - 13.40pm.
     
     

    January Workshops 'How to Help Reading and Writing at Home’ – Year 1 - 5

    Talk for Reading 
    Thursday 17th January (8.30 am – 9:00 am)
    Sharing stories with your child is one of the most important and meaningful learning experiences that children can have at home. This workshop will provide practical suggestions and ideas to help you effectively develop a love of reading at home. 
     
    Talk for Writing Parent Workshop 
    Thursday 17th January (8.00 am – 8:30 am)
    Talk for Writing is powerful because it enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version."
     

    Pie Corbett, founder Talk for Writing. Come and find out how we teach Talk for Writing at Brighton College from FS1 all the way through to Year 5 and see for yourself the huge impact it’s making on the children’s speaking and writing skills.

     

    Senior School Notices

    Senior School Sports Day 

    Monday 10th December sees the Brighton College Al Ain PE Department host our annual Senior School Sports Day. Parents are welcome to join us during the day to support but must be aware and adhere to our rules for spectators of sporting activities.
     
    Unfortunately, this means no male spectators will be permitted on or around the running track from 8am until 9.50am or in the Sports Hall or Girls School area from 10am until 12pm. There will be staff present at these locations to guide you.
     

    Senior School Electives and ECAs

    This term - Electives will continue in the final week as normal. ECAs will not run in the final week. Term 2 Sign up for Electives and ECA - There is an e-brochure and google form to complete. Sign up is until 4pm on Monday 7th January. Electives and ECAs will commence Sunday 13th January 2019

    The brochure link is: 

     

    Doddle Science

    Doddle, www.doddlelearn.co.uk, is an online resource that provides teaching, prep and assessment in Science for pupils from Year 7 to Year 13.
    Each pupil will have their own username and password and will be able to log on to this learning resource at home. Your child will receive their login details from their Science teacher and will be able to access all of the excellent resources available to support them with their learning.
     
    It is important to note that the Doddle has a vast bank of scientific resources, including material that is not on the Curriculum Guide. Your child’s class teacher will only provide prep, extension and/or supporting tasks from the relevant curriculum. These tasks can be clearly seen on the Doddle dashboard as soon as pupil has logged onto the Doddle platform. As parents, if you can support this at home and ensure that your child only reads material and complete tasks that are on the dashboard, it would be greatly appreciated.