Community experiences and more

05 Jun

Dear Friends of Middleton,

It’s been a busy time at school with a myriad of learning experiences in all areas. While the Primary 1’s have been glittering with excitement doing glitter experiments to see the spread of germs, the older groups have been working with clay to express their understanding of body parts and different organs of the body. We have had children experimenting with different materials and unleashing their creative sides during iTime; jewellery, clay pots, pompoms, hair bands, book marks, masks, tissue flowers, models using recyclable material, are some of the things being made and explored at iTime. Last week, Tora’s mother Rika, taught us all how to make Sushi rolls and the excitement was palpable! We look forward to inquiring into some Italian food soon! Watch this space!

Community interactions and learning continued at Middleton as our staff went through the SG Secure training along with the EtonHouse Pre-school staff. Following this, all community IMG_2205members were briefed on the evacuation procedures and we held a fire drill which ran smoothly. A team of educators including those from the other EtonHouse schools also went to  the Maker’s Academy last week to engage in dialogue and discussion about the makers’ spacecontext in our schools. Our Primary 4 and 5 students had a fabulous opportunity to visit the United World College Grade 5 Learning Expo. The interaction amongst the students was respectful and engaging and the team came back energised with the experience! We are always seeking to bring in real-life experiences for the Middleton community and we look forward to some more exciting opportunities coming our way in the next two weeks!

Middleton offers a positive education experience which includes not only a rigorous curriculum but also one that supports physical, mental, social and emotional well-being for our learners. Ms FullSizeRender Gladys has been talking to the children about physical and emotional health. With peppy music, she has been leading us all in exercising our physical muscles while with origami she has been helping us build our mental muscle. We are getting more and more skilled at intricate folds! Last week we also looked at using breath to calm ourselves down when we are very angry or very excited. Teachers are starting to introduce mindfulness though these fun activities to help children build skills and dispositions which will help them become happy, healthy learners and individuals.

Our first Student Representative Council met for their first meeting. I was very impressed to see the democratically elected student ambassadors and the amazingly supportive students who cheered the council on! Bravo! Ms Georgia will be facilitating the SRC that’ll be working on student chosen agenda items.

Two more weeks to go before we head for the summer break! Stay curious and happy!

Warm regards

Atima Joshi

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