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Middle Primary, Year 2


Dear families, 

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

Upper-Primary, Year 5/6

All about Planet Earth

Planet Earth in focus for Upper Primary pupils

Save our planet! Be the change you want to see!

During this IPC-unit, Upper Primary pupils have learnt a lot about why people move from one country to another. They have also understood how these movements affect planet Earth.

News report by Miss Jenny

During the first two months of the new school year, Upper Primay pupils have studied the differences between travelling, moving and migrating. Pupils have learnt about this important topic and understand that we live in a constantly changing world. Different events — like natural disasters or conflicts — force some people to leave their home countries. Others choose to leave their home country to study, work or start an important project in a different part of the world.

Štefan, Kihachi, Hanna, Shawn, Mohammed, Rita, Mohammed and Roméo have all been able to express thoughts, ideas and new learning during this unit.

With all these people travelling, moving and migrating, pupils know that almost any type of journey pollutes the air. Pupils also know...Read the full article

Middle Primary, Year 3/4

Welcome back

Welcome back to another great year of learning!  The start of the school year is always a moment of great anticipation and excitement. I hope you have had an enjoyable summer.  The children have certainly had lots of exciting stories to share. 

First a warm welcome to Allison (Y4), Phoevos (Y3) and Hannah (Y3), I hope you all settle in well here at ISG.

To start the term, we have been reviewing some numeracy and literacy topics and most importantly we have been adjusting to our new morning and afternoon routines.

In Numeracy students have been looking at different tasks, learning their Multiplication Tables, practicing different Adding and Subtraction strategies and Problem Solving skills.

In literacy, Middle Primary has been learning about grammar rules, spelling rules and practicing our writing skills. I would also like to congratulate students for their amazing performance on their spelling tests. I am very proud to see so many perfect scores! Keep it up guys!

In IPC we have already learned a lot. Our unit: Gateways To The World will take us around the world, we have traveled to Brazil and...Read the full article

Middle Pre-Primary

Welcome to Middle Pre-Primary!

Welcome to the first Middle Pre-Primary blog of 2017/2018!

First, we would like to welcome Ben, Kenisha, Lenny-Jean and Diya to our lovely school! We are so happy that you have joined our class and we can’t wait for the many adventures we will have together during the year. We would also like to say a big welcome to Bernardo, an Erasmus intern, who is helping us in Middle Pre-Primary for the next few months!

Since we have been back at school we have spent lots of time getting to know each other. We have enjoyed playing together, making puzzles, creating lots of art and having lots of fun! We have settled in well to the daily routine of school and learning new songs and dance moves!

We also began our phonics and so far, we have learnt about letters ‘a’ and ‘b’. We also got to learn some fun songs and we especially love the ‘ants’ song!

Last Friday we had a very special entry point to our first IPC unit – Houses and Homes! With Upper Pre-Primary, we made a huge house with lots of different materials like boxes and blankets! We had so much fun and it was great to be...Read the full article

Lower Pre-Primary

Great start in Lower Pre-Primary!

Hello everyone!

What a great first three weeks it’s been! Welcome back Malin, Marceau and Anan. It was wonderful seeing you again. You all grew so much over the summer and I was happy to see you were very excited to be back at school. I also want to welcome Elize, Sally, Rachel, Arthur and Constantin to Lower Pre-Primary. Your journey at ISG has officially begun and we will have so much fun!

During our first two weeks we took our time to get to know each other and the routines in Lower Pre-Primary. We learned the songs that we sing during our morning circle time such as “Goodmorning”  and “Sunday, Monday”.  We also learned to sing “the wheels on the bus” and “pitter patter raindrops”.

One of the stories that we read was ‘Bye, Bye’ which talks about going to school and saying goodbye to mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, caretaker, etc. The story taught us about the different feelings that go hand in hand with saying goodbye and being at school! Turns out school is a lot of fun and saying goodbye is only for a little while :-)

‘Ladybug’, our class friend (mascot), is always there to give support when...Read the full article

Entry Point Growth Mindset, Lower-Primary, Year 1

Welcome to Lower Primary

Hello everybody and welcome to the Lower Primary Blog.

It has been a great start of the year, I feel so honoured to get the chance to learn with your wonderful children and I am really enjoying getting to know them.

Over the last three weeks we have been reviewing some numeracy and literacy topics, practicing our reading and most importantly we have been adjusting to our new routines and environment….Luckily we all are very resilient and the class has shown great adaptability…we are already feeling at home here in Primary. Well done everybody!

As a class we discussed how important it is to be able to play and learn together. In Lower Primary we have 8 “golden rules’: Be a friend. Listen. Share. Help clean up. Wait for your turn. Raise your hand. Walk do not run. Keep your hands to yourself.

During our first week we also talked about our brain and how it loves to take on challenges. We now know that not giving up when something seems difficult will help our brain to establish new connections and when we try again it will be easier. We talked about both fixed and growth mindsets and their differences....Read the full article