Our Class Blogs



Middle Primary - Mr Jamie, Middle Primary - Ms Erica & Ms. Anelda

What feels like the end is often the beginning!

Congratulations! A big 'well-done' is in order for all the students and families of Middle Primary who celebrated the end of the school year with us last week. To kick off the final week the whole school put on their creative hats (& aprons!) to create unique pieces of artwork. From tie-dye and seed bombs to weaving and murals there was something for everyone.

The next day we took advantage of the sunny weather and Mr. Francis organised a Fun Run! After a quick warm up students completed as many laps as they could within 5 minutes - there were lots of cheers and Pre-Primary excelled with their 1-lap around the school! Finally it was the turn of the teachers and those with energy left chose their opponent - Ms. Julieta, Ms. Maija, Ms. Mia, Mr. Francis and Ms. Anelda were all up for the challenge!

As usual, the end of the academic year is a busy time for all but we found space for our first overnight trip (together with Upper Primary) to Spa! We had an adventure packed 3 days with nature walks, ziplines and deep dark caves. For many children this was their first time away from home, this was an...Read the full article



Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia

Treasure, Pirates and more!

What a wonderful year we have had in upper pre-primary, so much growing, so much learning and so much fun!

Our last unit on ‘Treasure’ was a great success. From the beginning the children became like real pirates! For our ‘entry point the children had to follow a map and work together, completing different challenges along the way to find the treasure. What a wonderful celebration when they found the box of treasure hidden in the sand- so many happy and excited faces!

Over the past few weeks, the children have been super busy and creative making all things related to pirates-treasure boxes, small pirate boats and treasure maps. They especially loved making their telescopes and cutlasses and of course the large pirate ship which they made together. As we were no longer learning about ‘transport’ the children thought it would be a good idea to turn our bus we made into a ship. Great recycling!

In the ship the children had many adventures, sailing the seas and oceans around the world. To further enhance this play the children made their own maps of the world and learnt the names of the oceans. They were very...Read the full article



Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal & Ms.Anne

Treasure, pirates, islands and lots of fun!

 

Ahoy matey! 

What fun we had during our "Treasure" IPC unit!

We started our unit with a great treasure hunt. All the children became little pirates with bandanas and a hunger for adventure! They followed a special map, avoided the scary shark, climbed on a boat and dug in the ground to find a hidden treasure chest filled with precious jewels and tasty snacks.

We read stories about pirates and decided to create our own pirate boat in class. All the children helped with painting the boat and then decorated it with their own drawings.

We learned a funny poem about pirates and talked about things that pirates like. The children brought a treasure from home and told their friends why it is so precious to them. They drew and cut out their treasure then stuck it into a special treasure chest.

We received a delivery of a box full of coins, jewelry and seashells. The children helped to sort it by using different categories such as color, shape, size and value. 

Learning about islands led us to a fun art project. We made our own little islands using play-doh, paint, shells and paper....Read the full article



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

Spread your wings and fly

Dear Upper Primary pupils, we wish you a wonderful Summer holiday!

What a year Upper Primary pupils have had! They have experienced that it is true that 'Together, Everyone Achieves More' when they work together as a TEAM. And they have done so many fun things together this year. Pupils have enjoyed learning through IPC. From the Art-based unit 'They see the world like this' they moved on to the Science-based unit 'Extreme survivors'.

Just before the Christmas holidays, they finalised their very own non-fiction books about animals. Rising Covid-numbers affected school activities just before and after the Christmas holidays, but that didn't stop Upper Primary pupils from learning. During an exciting ICT- and computing based unit, 'Switched on', pupils learned how to code using Scratch and Lego We Do. That unit was followed by a Geography-based unit, 'Going Global', and pupils moved on the last unit of the year, 'AD900', a History-based unit. 

Pupils have written auto-biographies and biographies. They have researched and written explanations. Upper Primary pupils have written exciting adventure stories with...Read the full article



Lower-Primary - Ms Narissa

Have a wonderful summer!

 

Wow! What a beautiful end to an eventful year in Lower Primary at ISG!  The children have come so far and learned so much in such a short time and now they are ready to move on to Year 2 and 3!

 

We welcomed 3 new students to Lower Primary after the Easter Break – Mina from Japan, Zlata and Emilia from the Ukraine and in May we welcomed back Daksh after he returned from India. We also had to say goodbye to our fantastic student teacher Ms Sterre who had become such a great part of our Lower Primary team! We wish her every success with her future studies and hope to see her again maybe in the future, who knows?!

 

We started our term with Exit Point for our IPC unit ‘The Earth: Our Home’ at Antwerp Zoo. The children learnt about a variety of the animals and were able to make connections between the plants, biomes and food chains that they had been learning about and actually see the animals in real life! We then moved on to studying famous ‘People from the Past’ as our last unit and with the weather warming up, we were able to take a trip to the inner city of Gent to learn all about a local...Read the full article



Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta

Celebrate good times!

 

Wow! What a beautiful end to an eventful year in Lower Primary at ISG!  The children have come so far and learned so much in such a short time and now they are ready to move on to Year 2 and 3!

 

We welcomed 3 new students to Lower Primary after the Easter Break – Mina from Japan, Zlata and Emilia from the Ukraine and in May we welcomed back Daksh after he returned from India. We also had to say goodbye to our fantastic student teacher Ms Sterre who had become such a great part of our Lower Primary team! We wish her every success with her future studies and hope to see her again maybe in the future, who knows?!

 

We started our term with Exit Point for our IPC unit ‘The Earth: Our Home’ at Antwerp Zoo. The children learnt about a variety of the animals and were able to make connections between the plants, biomes and food chains that they had been learning about and actually see the animals in real life! We then moved on to studying famous ‘People from the Past’ as our last unit and with the weather warming up, we were able to take a trip to the inner city of Gent to learn all about a local...Read the full article



Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal & Ms.Anne

Let's Pretend

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to LPP blog. First, we would like to welcome Miss Sophie who joined our team. We are so happy to have her with us. We would also like to welcome sweet Thiago who joined our group. He is such a great addition to LPP.

Over the last few weeks we have been busy learning all about fairy tales. We had a lovely ‘entry point’ to start our unit called ‘Let’s Pretend’. All children and teachers came to school with their favourite book and wore a costume of their favorite character. One by one we stood on the stage, telling our friends about the book and why we like it. We noticed that the stories were in different languages and that in order to read Ella and Meshi's Hebrew books, we needed to read from right to left.

We talked about the meaning of the word ‘pretend’ and then played some pretend games. We loved pretending...Read the full article