Year 3 support Thomas House, part of the Maekok River Community Project
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This year, Year 3 will continue to support Thomas House.
What is Thomas House?
Thomas House is a small, specialised school for children with special educational needs located in Tha Ton, north of Chiang Mai. It provides a vital service to a rural area with very few options for children with special needs. Before Thomas House, children were either sent to schools that were ill-equipped and untrained to cater to their needs, or they did not attend school at all.
What is it?
Next term, Year 3 will be taking part in our annual Times Tableathon, a sponsored times table speed test. The purpose of this event is both to raise money for our chairty, Thomas House, and to encourage the children to learn their times tables by heart. Quick recall of times tables, as opposed to using a method or strategy to work out the answer, helps free up space in children's working memory so that they can focus on applying their knowledge to other areas of the curriculum, for example, when learning about fractions, area and perimeter as well as other concepts that they will learn higher up in the school.
A big thank you to everyone who helped to make Smile Day 2022 such a huge success. The Primary School raised 89,601b which is being donated to Operation Smile to pay for life changing surgery for children born with cleft palates.
Please look here for more information about Smile Day at Bangkok Patana School.