Our Class Blogs
Our Plants and Flowers unit has been a great success! So much fun and so much learning! We started off with a lovely entry point – a visit to the flower market in Ghent. The children chose a selection of flowers to bring back to the classroom to further investigate and explore. Back at school the children smelled the flowers, learnt their names and drew them! This was a great starting point to the learning that followed. The children learnt about the parts of a plant – flower, stem, leaf and roots and their functions. The also learnt about the needs of a plant – water, sun and air. They planted different kinds of seeds and took care of the plants in our classroom including our herb garden. We created a garden in our classroom which the children called our ‘peaceful garden’. Here they played with the ducks in the pond and chatted to their friends. It was also a favourite place to read! Alongside this area we also created a ‘science lab’, where the children investigated different things from nature and experimented with seeds. The children were very active in their learning and brought many...Read the full article
Welcome back to the Middle Pre-Primary blog!
We have been super busy since returning from the winter break! First, we would like to welcome Julia and Teya to our class, you have settled in so well to our class and we love that you are now part of our MPP family! We have also been lucky to welcome Miss Laia to our class, she will be helping in the classroom and we look forward to having lots of fun together!
We have been learning all about our new IPC unit, ‘shopping’! For our Entry Point we of course went shopping. We decided that we would make banana pancakes, first we made our shopping list. Next, we went on a trip to the shop, we bought the ingredients, came back to school, prepared the ingredients for our pancakes and then we ate them. They we delicious!
Then we got to work on making our shop, we chose to open our very own bakery called ‘the cupcake makers’! We decorated the inside with cupcake wall paper and the outside with some lovely, colourful stripes. We also made a big sign with our bakery name so that everyone knew who we were and what we sold! We had...Read the full article
Let’s go shopping, let’s go shopping, let’s go shopping you and me
First I would like to give a warm welcome to our new friend Alexander who joined our class in the beginning of january. Alexander we are very happy to have you here in LPP. I’m glad that you are already doing so great and have so much fun at school.
Welcome back also to Aura and Anan, who have been visiting their homecountries for some while. We are happy to have you back here at ISG.
A warm welcome also to Monica, an erasmus intern from Barcelona, who will be assisting in LLP for 3 months. She is a great help and the children like her a lot!
The last weeks have been very exciting, because we have been learning a lot of things about shopping, had a little shop in our class and even went shopping to the bakery.
For our ‘entry point’ we had a very exciting shopping and pizza baking day:
- We made a shopping list with all the ingredients that we needed for our pizza.
- We went shopping to Miss Brigitte’s shop ...Read the full article
IPC Buildings Entry Point, Lower-Primary, Year 1
Welcome to Lower Primary Blog!
Since our last blog we have been very busy with our new IPC project: “Buildings”
Our project is all about discovering how buildings are made, what kind of materials are used and traveling around the world discovering the most impressive buildings!
As our Entry Point, the class designed a house. They took into consideration the essential rooms a house must have, the size of the room and the organization of their plan. Later on they built houses using only cardboard boxes, paper and glue. They tried to follow their plans as much as they could, but they also realized somethings were impossible to build and as part of their learning they adjusted their plans. The children are very proud of their houses.
Discovering the most amazing buildings around the world we have been so far in India, Mali, Germany, Egypt and Spain. The class has a special booklet where they record all their findings about these special constructions. The children record on their booklet the name of the building, when was it built, materials that were used to make it and special features of the building...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 2
After the Christmas holidays, it was of course time to start up a new IPC-unit, 'Feel the force'. Pupils in year 2 have spent the last few weeks learning about forces. The Entry Point was a fun tug-of-war game in a local playground. Primary pupils had a great afternoon! They pulled and they pulled! And sometimes they fell... Now they know a lot about friction, magnetism and gravity. They have looked closer at compasses. They have tried to understand how magnets work. They have tested to see if it is true that some poles on magnets attract each other and that some repel each other. They have earned more about natural forces, like volcanoes. They have experimented. They have discussed. They have read texts and they have written down important information. A lot of learning have taken place in the classroom and out on the playground.
Year 2 pupils have promised the organising committee to help out during the Battle of the Scientists. They will be the Show Group, performing a dance in front of all the visitors during this important event here at ISG. They are excited about this, and are happy about the fact that they already...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 3/4
This was a very busy term filled with many activities.
First, we would like to welcome three new students from Saudi Arabia. We have Lujain, Jood and Felwa who joined us in January. A Very big welcome to the three of you and we hope you will enjoy your time here at ISG.
I will also take this opportunity to say a big farewell to Aryan. Aryan has been in ISG for 4 years. We will miss you dearly Aryan and best of luck for the future.
In IPC we had a look at ‘Feel the Force’, we learned about magnetism, gravity and friction. As part of our entry point we had a tug-of-war challenge in a local park. We had a lot of fun conducting our Rocket Balloon experiment testing out different forces. We also wrote our own instructions as part of a writing activity. We were fortunate enough to have Mrs Christian to come and talk to us about the effect of forces and frictions on trains.
We went to the BOZAR concert in Brussels where we attended a dance workshop. We had Mrs Sterre teaching us different moves, which we had to perform together with a big orchestra; this was spectacular and a very special day.
Year...Read the full article