Dear Samakee Community,
I hope you are all well and coping with the new restrictions placed upon the Bangkok and Nonthaburi communities. These new Thai government restrictions asked all sectors to reduce the number of people going to work for an additional 14 days from May 1st. We hope that through this more prolonged closure of schools and the other restrictions introduced by the authorities, COVID 19 infections can be brought under control in Nonthaburi and Bangkok, allowing us to open the school again. Government directives are frequently changing, and I will continue to keep you informed as soon as we have further updates.
Please be aware that teachers are available throughout the teaching day to support your child with their learning needs and can answer any questions you may have through emails.
YEAR 1 LEARNING ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM
In Year 1, the children often share their passion for the Solar System, and we wanted to create a task that helps meet this interest. To help support and further their interest, the children had the opportunity to create their own playdough layers of the Earth! This task consisted of 2 parts. First, the children had to make playdough in all the colours needed for the layers and then they had to write down the names of each layer of the Earth on a paper plate. The children met this task with smiles and excitement!
RECEPTION CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS
In Reception Class, we love celebrating birthdays. Last week was a special birthday for a little girl in our class who turned five and the British Queen Elizabeth II who turned 95! Did you know that Queen Elizabeth celebrates her birthday two times each year? Would you like to celebrate your birthday twice every year? How about every day? We thought about why this might be a good idea and a bad idea. We designed cakes for the Queen, and one of our class members even baked cupcakes which looked delicious!
YEAR 3 MAKING THAI TOYS
In Thai Social class, Year 3 have been learning about the Thai way of life and had the opportunity to make Thai toys from natural materials. Children enjoyed making the banana plant horse (ม้าก้านกล้วย) and used the leaf’s midrib to make a spinning boat (เรือก้านกล้วย). They also used bamboo from our farm to make the toy spinning cicada sound (ของเล่นเสียงจั๊กจั่น). The children had so much fun with these activities and learning how to make traditional Thai toys by themselves.
Thank you to everyone who has responded to this survey and informed the school of their plans for the next academic year. We understand that it may be difficult for some families to know what the future holds. Nevertheless, whatever your plans may be or however uncertain they are at this time, we ask that you please take the time to complete this survey based on your most likely expectations. Thank you.
Sadly, the drive-through school library has not been as popular as we had hoped with fewer than ten borrowers. Consequently, to minimise the risk for our staff, we will stop this service for the time being.
Next week, Tuesday, May 4th, will be a regular online school day, and we will reschedule the planned staff INSET Day.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience; it is truly valued and appreciated. Please continue to stay safe.
Monica L Sudhirak
Head of School