Our Class Blogs
Is it me or have the last 5 weeks gone by very fast? But I guess time always goes fast when you’re having fun!
In the last blog you can read about the start of our IPC unit Houses and Homes. We continued the unit by being introduced to the story of the Three Little Pigs. Some of them knew the story, others didn’t! Everyone still enjoyed it very much. We got to know the three different types of material that are talked about in the story: straw, wood and brick. Using figurines we got to experiment with puppet play. The children were able to use the figurines of the story (the three pigs, the wolf, the different houses) to play the story for each other. We learned how to move the puppets and tell the story but also how to listen to each other and give applause.
Together we made our own brick house using little bricks and cement (flour and water). Using the pen grip we placed the bricks carefully onto each other and we put the right amount of cement in between (not too much, not too little). We had to be very careful and we were all concentrated doing it!
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Welcome back to the Middle Pre-Primary blog! We have been so busy since our last blog, learning more about Houses and Homes and lots of other fun things!
First we would like to say a big welcome to Dominga, you have settled in so well and we are looking forward to all the learning and adventures we will have together!
We have been learning about lots of different things for our IPC unit Houses and Homes. We learnt about different homes around the world and the various materials they are made of like mud, and then we made our own mud houses. We were able to test the strength of our mud houses and we found out that they aren’t very strong – especially when it rains!
We also read the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and we built three houses – one made of straw, the second made from wood and the third made from bricks! We were also able to test how strong each material was and we found out that bricks are definitely the strongest!
We continued to build our classroom home, adding photos to make it feel more like a home. We built bedrooms and a kitchen too! The children have loved playing in the house, in...Read the full article
learning IPC Senses, Lower-Primary, Year 1
The past weeks have been filled with lots of exciting learning in Lower Primary.
We have been looking at different Numeracy topics like number bonds, adding and subtracting numbers to 20 and double numbers. We have also been looking at 2D shapes and symmetry. When we explored 2D shapes we also practiced sorting 2D shapes with Venn and Carole Diagrams. Take a look at our pictures and see how much fun we have in our Numeracy lessons!
We started our IPC unit! The name of our unit is ‘Sensational’. The class is exploring the 5 senses and we are discovering how they work. So far we have been exploring the sense of hearing, sight and touch. During these wonderful learning journeys, we have created models that help us to understand how the organs involved function. We get to learn the main parts and their role. Come and take a look at our work!
In literacy we are becoming more independent with our writing. Our handwriting and letter formation is improving. It is amazing to see the progress we have made so far!
This week we are celebrating Halloween and we are having fun making lovely...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 3/4
In Year 3 and 4 we’ve been extremely busy practicing our numeracy skills, working with fractions, capacity, measurements, shapes and word problems. As always we are learning while having fun, either working in small groups or all together as a single group.
Our reading rotation mornings are now well established. Kids get to read one on one with the teacher while the rest of the class is working independently on different tasks. There is a "task list" where the class keeps record of the tasks that are completed. This way every student is responsible for his or her own learning.
This week we have made a few Halloween crafts which the children really enjoyed.
In IPC we are still busy with our Gateways to the world unit. We have made some aircrafts out of recycling materials and a inflight-safety video which we will share after the holidays at assembly.
To finish of the term we had our Halloween dress-up and party. Thank you Year 3 and 4 for a wonderful term.
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday
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There has been great learning happening in upper pre-primary. The houses and homes unit has been a great success! After our entry point we began our study of houses by taking a walk in our local neighbourhood. The children discovered many kinds of houses that led to different discussions about the kinds of windows, doors, chimneys, gardens and more that they saw. On our walk we were so lucky to see a new house that is in the process of being built. This has been very interesting, we follow its progress every week on our way to the swimming pool! The children are very excited to see the house when it is finished! Inspired by what they saw the children have designed and painted their own dream house using a box. The houses look fantastic! When they were all finished the children had lots of fun putting them together to make their own little town using playmobile people to add to their wonderful playing!
The children have also learnt about different kinds of houses and homes around the world. For this work the children are becoming more familiar with our world map. They have been introduced to caves, mud houses, igloos,...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 2
Since our last blog Year 2 have settled down to new learning. In numeracy we have been learning to use ordinal numbers, understanding place value using 10p and 1p coins, adding and subtracting 10, 20 and 30 from 2 digits, telling the time to the hour and half past, giving directions and learning to measure using Metres, Centimetres and Decimetres. Measurement is tricky so we have focused on objects in the classroom and around the school to find out the best method of measuring. We also made a height chart, which we will look at again next June to see how much the children have grown.
In literacy we have been focusing on punctuation, sentence structure, proper nouns and adjectives. The children have started to write longer and more descriptive recounts, which are quite entertaining.
Our project has brought us to three different continents, where we visited Japan, Brazil and Spain. Lucia showed us different items from Japan, Hugo gave a presentation on Brazil as he lived there for a couple of years, and Jaime, Ulma, Lucia and Zahra each spoke about Spain and brought different Spanish items to...Read the full article