Our Class Blogs



Lower-Primary - Ms Erica

A beautiful end to a wonderful year!

Firstly, I would like to start with a huge thank you to the children for making this such an incredible year. They have shown themselves to be such a caring, interested and creative class and it's been a true pleasure to teach such a group of wonders- thank you! With this, I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the help and support we have had over the course of the year- Ms Irene, Ms Anelda, Ms Cristina, Ms Maria and Ms Dena have all played a role and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your hard work and dedication. 

As with every school year, we have had to say goodbye to some good friends- Alice, Aurora, Marceau, Felipe and Esme Jade- we will miss you all but we wish you well on your next big adventure! We also missed our friends Anan and Kyryll who left before the end of the school year, we hope to see you both back next school year. Alongside all the goodbyes, we were also fortunate to welcome Chihiro into our class for the last 2 weeks of term. It was lovely getting to know you, and again, we look forward to seeing you in September!

This term was all about myths, legends and fables...Read the full article



Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta

Bringing home the Gold... Olympic dreams!

t is hard to believe, but the end of our school year is already here… and what a year it has been!

Since our last blog lots of things took place in our classroom…

To start with, we welcomed a new friend in April: Eyal! … and unfortunately, we also said goodbye to: Fernando and Matthew…. We miss you so much but wish you all the best in your new schools! We also would like to thank Ms. Julia and Mr. José, our two fantastic interns this year! 

In February we had our first snack shop! The children were able to practise their numeracy skills as they sold their snacks, they set the prices and they also managed to give change back. It was a wonderful learning experience! Check out the pictures!

A few days later we celebrated the 100th day of School! We ate yummy cupcakes and ice-cream and decorated the classroom and build our own crowns and funny sunglasses! That same week our first general knowledge quiz took place… This afternoon quiz became a very popular activity in our classroom, and I would like to congratulate everybody for their fantastic effort in improving their knowledge!

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

Fond memories!

And so Upper Primary finally says goodbye… After a long and bumpy road we can say that we really have made the best of our last time together. With some more exciting memories to look back to, everyone is now finally ready for a well-deserved summer holiday. We have a lot of pupils starting new adventures, and while they are certainly ready for it, we also know that we will all miss each other a lot.

Luckily enough, we have been able to do more outside school again the last few months. As part of our IPC-unit, we cycled to a village near Ghent, Drongen, and we visited STAM, the city museum of Ghent, whilst further exploring the history and architecture of our beloved city. We also spent a fun sports day at the Blaarmeersen and at the end of the school year, UP participated in the all-school event, the ‘ISG Wacky Olympics’. We are so happy that we were able to do these things together!

In the classroom we have further investigated many aspects of architecture and city planning during the IPC-unit ‘Building a Village’. Pupils enjoyed making concrete, testing properties of materials (fair testing in focus) and...Read the full article



Middle Primary - Mr Jamie

Goodbyes, gold medals and thank-you!

Congratulations Middle Primary! What a fantastic final term filled with Wacky Olympics, field trips, thank-yous and goodbyes.

 

This term Year ¾  learners were introduced to the evolution of the Olympics over time, from its humble beginnings in Ancient Greece to its...Read the full article



Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia

Plants and Flowers and Up and Away!

The school year has come to an end, but what a truly amazing year we have had in Upper Pre-Primary. The children have grown so much, in many ways and became a real little class family. We have shared so many special moments together. Since our last blog about ‘Animals’ we have had two more units - ‘Plants and Flowers’ and ‘Up and Away’.

During our ‘Plants and Flowers ‘study we created our very own special garden in the classroom. The children took care of the plants and enjoyed sitting in the garden to talk and read books about nature. It was a very cosy place indeed! The children planted many seeds and watched their plants grow. They drew and painted flowers, learnt about the needs of a plant, learnt about pollination and like real scientists they each did a flower dissection. We read the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and the children had lots of fun, taking turns acting out the story.

We started off our unit ‘Up and Away’ with a super ‘entry point’ – a trip to Australia – involving a flight, a safari, and a sleepover! There was so much preparation – making the plane, passports, boarding passes and learning...Read the full article



Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal & Ms.Anne, Summer time!

Summer time!

Dear parents,

It was an honor to work with your children and see how much they have learnt and grown this year. Every child is so unique and special and together they were such a fun group. I really enjoyed singing, playing and doing art activities with them. It is amazing to see how much each child can grow in a year and learn how to express themselves, become more independent, ask clever questions, share and work so well as a team.  I am very proud of them all!

 I wish you all a lovely summer holiday, enjoy your families, your friends and the weather. We will meet again next school year with lots of great new activities. To those families who are leaving us, I wish the best of luck in your new adventure, we will miss you at ISG. Take care and lots of love,

 Miss Inbal.

 

Dear parents,

It has been lovely sharing this spring term with your children seeing them evolve, taking more responsibility and becoming more independent. Some of my favorite moments were when we played in the jungle dressed up as animals during our animal unit. Another nice moment was helping your children do papier-...Read the full article



Middle Primary - Ms Sophie & Ms. Narissa

Keep the Flame Burning, Middle Primary!

Welcome to our final blog for the 2020-2021 school year!  It has been a year of surprises, joy, learning, and growth for all of us in Middle Primary.

We recently welcomed a new student, Dhriti, into our classroom after the Easter holidays.  Dhriti comes from India and has brightened up our classroom with her eagerness to help and share her knowledge from home.  Welcome, Dhriti! Ms. Irene (Italy) and Ms. Veta (Greece) also joined us as classroom support in Middle Primary, and their assistance has been invaluable.  The children are so welcoming to new faces in their space and Ms. Veta and Ms. Irene quickly made a positive difference in our classroom. We also said goodbye to our friend Minami, who moved to America with her family.  We wish you well, Minami!  

We have celebrated so many birthdays since February!  Tess turned 10 in April, Gaja turned 11 in May, and Julia turned 9 in June.  We are also looking forward to celebrating Berit’s 9th birthday next week. Avni and Misha have summer birthdays and we celebrated them during a class field trip to the Blaarmeersen, which was quite a highlight of this year...Read the full article