Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday and are settling back into school life. We have had a very busy start to the year in Year 5, not only writing the newsletter but performing in the first class assembly! If you didn’t catch the live show, here is a summary.

Our assembly was all about ‘Jeans for Genes’, a charity that raises money for children with genetic disorders. We explained what genes are and gave examples. Genes decide how you look and feel. For example, your eye colour and height usually comes from your parents. A genetic disorder is when there is a problem with your genes. This can affect your 5 senses, how you move and also your appearance.  We spoke in class about how you should treat people the same even if they have a genetic disorder.Aadi, Aayush Y5

We compared genes with Lego. If a piece of Lego is missing (or is the wrong shape/size) from a construction, it will look different, just like our genes.Henry Y5

“I feel very happy now that the assembly is finished because I was nervous. I am proud of myself and my group.” – Team Y5

“I loved the assembly and the song.” Raihan Y5

In Year 5 we have watched videos about some very brave children with genetic disorders. We talked about how life can be challenging for them and what we can do to make a difference. On ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ (Friday 22nd September) we are going to raise money for the charity by paying 50baht to wear jeans to school for the day. We will also enter a competition designing and decorating some jeans where the winner from each Key Stage will get 20 Dojo points!

If you would like more information on this charity, you can visit this website to find out more: www.jeansforgenesday.org

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