This week, we have had a focus on all things books and Literacy to coincide with the Emirates Literature Festival and World Book Day. We do not get together as a whole school here at the Ranches very often but we did this morning with the Mad Hatters Tea Party on the field - a great way to cement relationships across our community and promote reading even further. Special thanks to our two English Leaders Mrs Travers and Mrs Peters as well as our Librarians Mrs Bennetts and Mrs Plant for organising the whole week.
On 1st March, 20 of our talented and advanced singers from our Primary Chamber Choir travelled to DBS in Jumeirah Park to compete in this year’s Choirfest competition. After lots of hard work and preparation, the children competed in the Middle/Secondary schools class for the first time. After a brilliant performance of “The Rhythm of Life” the choir was awarded the trophy for “Most Dynamic Choir of Choirfest 2017”. The children sang beautifully and represented JESS Ranches brilliantly - we are very proud of them!
Thursday 23rd February saw the Primary courtyard full of colour and fun (and lots of food!) as we celebrated yet another very successful International Day and sponsored walk for Dubai Cares in aid of our designated support school in Nepal. Thank you again to everyone who contributed to a wonderful day.
There was many a ‘gigglemug’ to be seen during our Victorian day! Albeit, not until Mr Snodgrass (Mr Gibson) was finished with a right awful lot in the classroom. Year 5 rolled back the years to the 1800’s and presented the children with a Victorian themed day that allowed them to experience what school would have been like; the games children played, arts and crafts children would have got up to. Finishing off, a dashing tea party was had to top off quite a spiffing day!
Today saw Year 4 fully dressed in Viking clothes as they took part in our annual Viking Day!
We had great fun making Viking shield biscuits, solving puzzles written in runes, planting herbs in the school garden and other fun activities.
This brings to an end a great term’s learning about how the Vikings lived.