Our Class Blogs
First I would like to give a warm welcome to sweet Yihe who joined our class in February and settled in so well. We are very happy to have you in Lower Pre-Primary.
Over the last few weeks we were very busy learning and discovering new facts about plants and flowers. We had a lovely ‘entry point’ in which a colourful flower bouquet was delivered to our class. It was such a nice surprise and we all enjoyed smelling the flowers and exploring the different shapes and colours that they have. Then each child chose their favourite flower and drew it....Read the full article
Hello everyone and welcome back to the Middle Pre-Primary blog!
First we would like to welcome Jiah to our class, we hope you have enjoyed your first week at ISG and you have already become such a wonderful part of our MPP family. We look forward to more learning and adventures together after the holiday!
We have been so busy learning all about ‘Plant and Flowers’ for our most recent IPC unit. For our Entry Point we brought in lots of different plants and flowers, including plants like basil and mint which we could eat! First we explored the different smells, tastes, textures and colours of the plants and flowers and then we each chose one plant or flower to draw. The children really did their best and drew some beautiful pictures!
We learnt all about how plants and flowers grow and what they need in order to grow too! We found out that they need nutrients from the soil, water and sunlight. Then we got to plant our very own sunflower seed. First we painted our flower pots, then when they were dry we filled them with soil. Then we made a little hole for our seed, we covered it over and gave our seed some...Read the full article
Lower-Primary, Year 1
Since the mid term break we have been working hard at our IPC topic and finding out all about buildings. Constructing homes for our entry point was a great introduction to the topic, we followed this by looking at buildings through the ages and produced a timeline starting with Stone Age homes and finishing with houses today. We also looked at construction techniques by creating bridges with paper and then testing them until they collapsed. We also took a journey around the world to learn about some of the most famous buildings- we've discovered about the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower and Machu Picchu to name just a few. We rounded off our unit with our exit point where we tried to build the tallest structure using straws and tape or lolly pop sticks.
In numeracy we have been busy with working on our numbers to 100, adding and taking away 10 and finding one more or one less. We have also been adding 3 numbers and have been focusing on finding out the difference between amounts. Most recently we began a weighing unit using non-standard units to record our findings.
Last weekend it was our...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 3/4
Once again a very busy term, full of many fun activities.
In Numeracy we’ve been busy practicing our numeracy skills, working with:
- Fractions and Decimals – looking at the relationships between numbers and the various ways of representing fractions and decimals.
- Money – how to count and make change, using decimals with money, and multiplying and dividing money.
- Perimeter, Area & Volume – how to find perimeter, area, and volume through different methods of measurement.
As always, we are learning while having fun, either working in small groups or all together as a single big group.
In Literacy we have been focusing on writing stories, students learnt to identify and write about the characters, setting, plot, main idea and supporting details of a story. They also learnt to communicate ideas and information through creative writing for a variety of purposes such as: informing, persuading, influencing, responding, and creating.
In IPC we have been learning about Changes in Matter and Energy – Students have been learning about the basic properties...Read the full article
Upper-Primary, Year 5/6
It's been all about science in Upper Primary the last few weeks. Upper Primary pupils were invited to the Erasmusatheneum in De Pinte, where the students there had prepared a wonderful and exciting afternoon, filled with science experiments. Pupils were fascinated by bouncy eggs, eggs that could disappear into glass bottles, static electricity, DC motors, dancing raisins, slime, lava lamps and lots of other interesting experiments. The students explained everything in English, so that our pupils could understand the science behind the magic. It was a great visit and it also gave Upper Primary pupils an idea on how useful science is.
Battle of the Scientists
Back at school, all primary pupils prepared for another big science event. Together with International School Leuven, ISG pupils hosted a big science event on Friday 9th March. Together with Mr Hans from "The floor is yours", pupils were able to start up the big process and prepare for the Battle of the Scientists! Five scientists were...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 2
We have been very busy in Year 2 with a lot of fun learning going on.
For our Exit point of 'Feel the Force' Year 2 did a small oral revision of the forces that are combined when a volcanic eruption takes place. They got to draw their own maps of the “Ring of Fire” where most earthquakes and the biggest volcanoes exist. In the end, they had the opportunity to create their own volcanoes and make a volcanic eruption in the classroom using materials we all have at home! Such fun!
In our IPC project ‘Bake it’ Year 2 learned about gases, solids and liquids, and changes of state. We looked closely at yeast and through experiments found out how yeast breaths, which is called anaerobic respiration, as yeast breaths without oxygen. But if sugar is added to yeast in water, it will produce oxygen!! We learnt the story of bread and how in some countries it is the staple of a diet. We made our own bread, and the children learnt that there are many different types of bread and some of which are very tasty and healthy!!!
Exit Point – lava lamps. The main idea was for the children to learn about the...Read the full article