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Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia

Let's Pretend

Hi everyone, welcome back to the upper pre- primary blog. We have just completed a wonderful unit called ‘Let’s Pretend’. The children had so much fun and so much learning during this unit. Before we got started the children celebrated the new year by making  lovely firework paintings, writing New year resolutions and writing New Year poems.

To kick start our unit we had a lovely ‘entry point’. The children dressed as a character from a book they like. They explained the story and who they were dressed as to the rest of the class. (I already shared these beautiful pictures with you)

During this unit we read many stories , the children had a particular interest in fairy tales and were always pleased when they ended with a happy ending. Through the stories the older children in the class were inspired to write their own stories . They also made many puppets of the characters from the stories. We had a little puppet theatre in the class which the children used, to tell their friends little stories and perform puppet shows. The children developed values such as respect and co-operation during this work. They...Read the full article



IPC Creators and Communicators, Lower-Primary - Ms Narissa

We are communicatros

Hello everybody

The first two months of 2022 have flown by! In Lower Primary, children are always busy learning and building up their skills! Everybody is becoming a better reader and a better writer!

Our IPC unit ‘Creators and Communicators’ kept us busy!

During our Entry Point we got an overview on the main developments of communication throughout the years, from cave paintings to the computers. The kids created a timeline showing main inventions and the year they were invented. They understood how humans have been innovative creating ways of communications… the kids also started wondering how they will communicate in the future!

We also explored the internet, its origins and how we use it. Kids made a survey about their own use of internet. It was very impressive to see that all lower primary students already knew that too much screen time is not good for our eyes and our brain. Later, we discussed how to use the internet safely. To wrap up this topic, the kids created awareness posters on how to use the internet safely! Everybody did an amazing job

Beginning February, we dove deep into...Read the full article



IPC Creators and Communicators, Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta

We are communicators!

Hello everybody

The first two months of 2022 have flown by! In Lower Primary, children are always busy learning and building up their skills! Everybody is becoming a better reader and a better writer!

Our IPC unit ‘Creators and Communicators’ kept us busy!

During our Entry Point we got an overview on the main developments of communication throughout the years, from cave paintings to the computers. The kids created a timeline showing main inventions and the year they were invented. They understood how humans have been innovative creating ways of communications… the kids also started wondering how they will communicate in the future!

We also explored the internet, its origins and how we use it. Kids made a survey about their own use of internet. It was very impressive to see that all lower primary students already knew that too much screen time is not good for our eyes and our brain. Later, we discussed how to use the internet safely. To wrap up this topic, the kids created awareness posters on how to use the internet safely! Everybody did an amazing job

Beginning February, we dove deep into...Read the full article



Middle Primary - Ms Erica & Ms. Anelda

Island life

Dear friends and families,

This term has been all about islands! The children have been learning what it’s like to live on an island, their geographical features and the flora and fauna and biomes that exist on a variety of islands around the world. They have been expanding their geography skills learning about island formation, locating islands on a world map, learning all about rivers, the water cycle and mapping skills such as the points on a compass, using different symbols and a key to represent geographical features. To get a deeper understanding about island life and to develop their own interests, each child chose an island to learn about; they have been researching all about it and, using this information as inspiration, the children have been writing poems based on their island. They even got to design their own stamps for their island!

In literacy the class have been journeying across the seas to the sunny Caribbean! Using the beautiful poetry book A Caribbean Dozen, the children have been delving into the sights and sounds of Caribbean culture and landscapes and gaining a better understanding of these...Read the full article



Middle Primary - Mr Jamie

“Islands are reminders of arrivals and departures”

This half-term we waved goodbye to an old friend - Jiah - and embraced a new student in our class, welcome Svetlana to ISG!

We learned about the islands of the world, how they are formed and  what life is like on some islands too. Through our IPC unit students were geographers and cartographers as well as artists and historians! We took advantage of social distancing in class and created our own tiny islands complete with fish swimming in the lights above and sea water surrounding our tables and chairs. 

Students explored map biases and created their own maps of the world with a particular...Read the full article



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

Time to switch on!

Due to the weather and covid, January and February were maybe not the most cheerful months, but UP has managed to keep up the good spirits. Pupils have enjoyed the IPC unit ‘Switched on’ in which they researched how information technology is used in our society. During programming lessons they have learned about some of the many commands and sequences to use, and later they have started to build and explore robots. Especially the programming on Scratch was popular, and when we were thinking about the future and careers, several pupils have stated that they would like to learn more about it.

Our IPC-values of the two past months were Thoughtfulness and Morality. Pupils have started to think about these two complex values. ‘Stop, think, do the right thing,’ sounds easy, but is sometimes not so simple.

During the last week we have also discussed Digital Wellbeing. We encourage pupils to be careful online and to talk with their parents about what they do online. When linking the personal values to our ongoing IPC-unit, most UP pupils realised that they need to show the same values online as IRL. Pupils discussed what...Read the full article



Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal & Ms.Anne

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas everyone!

Hello dear parents,

Time goes fast and here we are with the last blog for 2021!

Since the start of the school year the children in Lower Pre-Primary have grown so much. They have become more confident and independent, to share and support their friends, and they can now express themselves in English! . All the children are so happy to come to school and enjoy learning.  We are very proud of them!

Over the last few weeks we have been busy playing, singing, laughing and learning. Our IPC unit was called ‘Transport’ and our ‘entry point’ was quite an adventure! We all went on the tram to the main station in Gent to look at some trains! We were lucky to meet a train conductor and then we looked at the beautiful ceiling of the old station. To end our visit we enjoyed a hot chocolate in the station café.  What a fun day it was! Thanks again to the parent helpers who made our trip possible.

Throughout our IPC unit we discussed...Read the full article