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Lower-Primary - Ms Narissa

Shining our light in Lower Primary 2!

 Welcome to Lower Primary

What an exciting start to the school year!

I’m Ms Narissa and together with Ms Carla we have had the privilege to welcome our lovely little Lower Primary 2 class into the 2021-2022 school year.  Although we are Lower Primary 2, we are so lucky to be able to share our learning and classroom experiences with Lower Primary 1, Ms Julieta and Ms Estella!

Ms Julieta has been working with Year 1 on their Numeracy and I have been working with Year 2!
For our literacy time the children have been learning all about how to be independent learners. They have learnt how to ‘Read to Self’, ‘Work on Writing’ and do ‘Word Work’ to become better readers and writers – and they are doing a very successful job!
After the autumn break, we’ll be learning all about ‘Reading to Someone’ and how to become a better reader by ‘Listening to Reading’. All of these make up the 5 activities that are part of the Daily 5 literacy method. You can always ask your child more about their literacy time and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

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IPC Unit- All About Me, Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal & Ms.Anne

It's a song about me, It's a song about my individuality...

Dear parents,

Welcome to the Lower Pre-Primary blog!  We hope you have had a lovely Autumn holiday and that you are all ready to come back to school.

Time flies when you are busy and enjoy what you do, and so the first two months of this school year have already passed! The children in Lower Pre-Primary have been busy learning, creating, and adjusting to our school.

This year we have an amazing group of 15 sweet children from all around the world. We have started the year by getting to know each other, the daily routine, and our class rules. We have learned how to play together, how to wait patiently for our turn, how to be more independent and kinder to each other.

We are so proud of our group who have already grown a lot over the last 8 weeks. Communicating with new friends without speaking the same language is a big challenge, however the children have left us speechless many times! They continually show us (the teachers) how pure, kind, sensitive, respectful, and supportive little people can be.

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IPC Seeing the light, Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta

First 8 weeks of school...

Welcome to Lower Primary Blog!  

8 weeks have flown by and our new routines are slowly but surely falling in place. These past 2 months the class has been focusing on two very important values: Respect and Resilience. It is amazing how we are starting to see our young students becoming more independent and responsible.  We are very proud of them.

Having fun while we learn is the best potion, and so far we have managed to make magic in lower primary! 

We started off the year learning about our brain and how we best learn. We understood that our brain is malleable, and that the connectivity between neurons can change with experience. We also explored having and developing a Growth Mindset, to help us navigate when things get a bit hard or tricky. Having a growth mindset helps us to embrace challenges! We also discovered the power of the word “YET”. (Check out more pictures about our learning on seesaw)

A few weeks ago, we started a new IPC unit called “Seeing the light”. We have been exploring lots of facts about light and how it is connected to us and to our world.

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Middle Primary - Mr Jamie

Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs!

Dear parents and carers, 

 

A spooky Halloween greeting is in order, as today students and staff were celebrating the end of our first half-term at school! In Middle Primary we have had a wonderful start to the year. We were happy to see new Year 3 faces and so pleased of course for our returning Year 4s in September. We also welcomed Ms. Chelsea, our class TA who has quickly found her groove here at ISG. 

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Middle Primary - Ms Erica & Ms. Anelda

What a lovely first term

Dear friends and families,

It’s been a great start to the school year, we have loved getting to know all the children and are enjoying learning about them and their interests. The children have settled in quickly and have formed a cohesive and inclusive group. It has been exciting to watch their learning this half term and we cannot wait to see where their creativity, resolve and interests take us this year.

In maths, Year 3 have been busy practicing their numeracy skills, working with place value, rounding, shape, time and word problems. As always, they learn while having fun; either working in pairs, small groups or as a whole class.  The children enjoy learning with the interactive board; one example of which is our Abacus interactive programme that proposes different interactive ac­tivities. It is an excellent resource that stimulates prob­lem solving and group discussions whilst teachers can check for understanding and provide immediate feedback.

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Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia

All about me

Hello all, welcome to our lovely Upper Pre-Primary class blog. It has only been two months since we returned to school but there has already been such a buzz of activity and learning going on. The children have settled into their new class well and even though, quite a few children have no English they have already begun forming good friendships and are having fun together. We are the ‘owl class’, and as a result the children made beautiful owls, to display on the front of our classroom. We have also done a small study on owls; the children were eager to find out more about these interesting birds. They were very excited to dissect an owl pellet and find many bones, hair, and feathers that the owl had thrown up. I was super proud of them when they shared their knowledge of owls with the rest of the school during assembly.

Our first IPC unit was ‘All about me’. What a great way to get to know each other! Our fun ‘entry point’ got us off to a good start. The children came to school wearing their favourite clothes with their favourite toy and shared their favourite snack together. Since then, we have been learning where...Read the full article



Upper-Primary - Ms Jenny, Bilingual Programme - Mr Francis

Goodbyes only mean we'll miss you until we meet again!

Happy Autumn holidays, everyone!

First, we share the good news that Mr Francis’s baby is here and that the whole family is doing fine! We are happy that baby Emmalien has arrived – and we cannot wait for covid restrictions to go away so that we can have a big meet and greet with her!

Upper Primary pupils end this first term back at school with a Halloween party – but also with a sad goodbye. We wish Yumiri and Mirei all the best when they return to Japan. We will miss you a lot and we hope we will meet again, one day!

It has been a busy term. We welcomed Henriette to our class back in September, as well as our big group of new year 5 pupils. Upper Primary pupils have now settled down in their new group. They have spent quite some time working on classroom rules and together deciding on the way they want to be treated and treat others. There is a lot of kindness, respect, and support around in this group. Pupils (and teachers) laugh a lot, sing, and dance every now and then, and – of course – learn many things!

We have just wrapped up our first IPC unit. Pupils have really enjoyed learning more about...Read the full article