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Middle Primary, Year 2

It is officially holiday time!

Dear families,

There has been so much learning going on in Year 2; during our project work the children have been learning about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, and how some foods look like body parts and how they help those body parts too! We also focused on the heart, lungs and the skeleton. We visited the museum 'Wereld Van Kina' which houses a permanent exhibition on the Human Body, Year 2 were able to explore many organs of the body, but what they found most fascinating was the evolution of man.

In literacy our focus has been on descriptive writing and the children are starting to write stories. In numeracy we have been adding and subtracting with double numbers and the children have gained huge confidence while working with numbers.

Primary students enjoyed a morning on the ice, it was great fun!!! And a fantastic Christmas show, where all of ISG sang, danced and played musical instruments. Year 2's dance ' The boogie woogie choo-choo train' was learnt with a lot of sweat but no tears (thankfully), and their performance was excellent. We are so proud of you all. Great dancing!!!

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Lower Pre-Primary

Houses, spiders and lots of hugs

Dear everyone!

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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Middle Pre-Primary

House and Homes and lots more fun!

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

Exploring our senses!

Sensational!

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

Have a nice Holiday

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

 

Mrs Anelda and Ms Eszter

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Upper Pre-Primary

Houses and Homes!

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