Our Class Blogs



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

UP Team and the Extreme Survivors!

It’s that time of the year again, Christmas Holidays! The last period went by so quickly. We only had 5,5 weeks between the Autumn Holidays and the Christmas Holidays, but we are happy to say that we managed to do a lot. There has always been a good spirit in Upper Primary, and with Christmas coming closer, it got only better. Pupils are supportive of each other, they are hardworking and they are happy! That’s how we like it!!

In those 5,5 weeks we managed to wrap up an entire IPC-unit. There are so many extreme places in the world, that we only had one choice: one extreme habitat per week. In this way pupils have studied deserts, the poles, deep seas, dark caves and high mountains. And, most importantly, they have studies the ‘extreme survivors’, the amazing animals that live in this world. Whether it was about the Saharan ant or the mountain leopard, the stoat or the Arctic fox, pupils carefully completed their research, wrote an explanatory texts and even drew detailed sketches of all these beautiful creatures on our planet.

In those 5,5 weeks, of course, we also continued learning Numeracy. Year 5 pupils have...Read the full article



Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia

Transport

Hi everyone, welcome to the Upper pre-primary update. The children have enjoyed their new unit on transport while also enjoying the beautiful season of Autumn. After making their own recycled nature bags, we went on a little adventure nature walk. The children collected leaves of every colour, looked for mushrooms and kept their eyes open for a squirrel. We look forward to returning in the new year! I love the leaf print paintings they made with our collection of leaves.

To kick start our unit on transport, the children had a wonderful round trip on a tram, a bus, and a train. They had to be very responsible looking after themselves and their cuddly toy! The children have been busy learning about many different forms of transport, they have divided transport vehicles into three groups – land, air, and water. They have learnt about transport long ago and how it was different! The children all agreed they would be afraid to go on a ‘penny farthing’! Aya very kindly brought her ‘modern’ bike to school and the children learnt the names of the different parts of a bike. The children have been busy drawing vehicles, making...Read the full article



Middle Primary - Mr Jamie

Sew gifted!

Have you ever wanted to become a fashion designer? Well this term our students made this dream a reality! We explored different textile techniques and learnt how to apply them to add design features and colours to our work. For our Entry Point we teamed up with Middle Primary 1 to create wearable objects in a short amount of time. We dug through recycled materials, fabric, paper, plastic, plastic cups, wooden sticks, even old curtains were used for inspiration. 

We then took our learning beyond the classroom walls with a visit to the Museum of Industry. There we discovered how textile is made in...Read the full article



IPC ART: Colour, Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta

Wishing you a colourful Holiday!

Lower Primary Blog

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from Lower Primary!

This past two months has flown by and the children have been very busy improving their mathematical skills, becoming more independent with their literacy time and learning about colour during our IPC.

Year 1 have been busy using new strategies for addition, skip counting by 2s and 10s and exercising their brains by using logic puzzles and thinking problems. Year 2 have been learning about 2-digit numbers, near doubles and learning new methods to help them add and subtract.

The children are enjoying becoming more independent with their Daily 5 activities and can now Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing and complete Word Work activities to become better readers and writers. They have been writing about their weekends and doing creative writing about Autumn leaves and using new colour words to describe what they have seen during their IPC unit, Art:Colour. They wrote and performed colour poetry inspired by Christina Rosetti’s poem ‘What is Pink?’. You can see listen and enjoy your...Read the full article



Lower-Primary - Ms Narissa

A Colourful Christmas!

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from Lower Primary!

This past two months has flown by and the children have been very busy improving their mathematical skills, becoming more independent with their literacy time and learning about colour during our IPC.

Year 1 have been busy using new strategies for addition, skip counting by 2s and 10s and exercising their brains by using logic puzzles and thinking problems. Year 2 have been learning about 2-digit numbers, near doubles and learning new methods to help them add and subtract.

The children are enjoying becoming more independent with their Daily 5 activities and can now Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing and complete Word Work activities to become better readers and writers. They have been writing about their weekends and doing creative writing about Autumn leaves and using new colour words to describe what they have seen during their IPC unit, Art:Colour. They wrote and performed colour poetry inspired by Christina Rosetti’s poem ‘What is Pink?’. You can see listen and enjoy your child’s work on Seesaw....Read the full article



Lower-Primary - Ms Narissa

Shining our light in Lower Primary 2!

 Welcome to Lower Primary

What an exciting start to the school year!

I’m Ms Narissa and together with Ms Carla we have had the privilege to welcome our lovely little Lower Primary 2 class into the 2021-2022 school year.  Although we are Lower Primary 2, we are so lucky to be able to share our learning and classroom experiences with Lower Primary 1, Ms Julieta and Ms Estella!

Ms Julieta has been working with Year 1 on their Numeracy and I have been working with Year 2!
For our literacy time the children have been learning all about how to be independent learners. They have learnt how to ‘Read to Self’, ‘Work on Writing’ and do ‘Word Work’ to become better readers and writers – and they are doing a very successful job!
After the autumn break, we’ll be learning all about ‘Reading to Someone’ and how to become a better reader by ‘Listening to Reading’. All of these make up the 5 activities that are part of the Daily 5 literacy method. You can always ask your child more about their literacy time and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

After a short introduction...Read the full article



IPC Unit- All About Me, Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal & Ms.Anne

It's a song about me, It's a song about my individuality...

Dear parents,

Welcome to the Lower Pre-Primary blog!  We hope you have had a lovely Autumn holiday and that you are all ready to come back to school.

Time flies when you are busy and enjoy what you do, and so the first two months of this school year have already passed! The children in Lower Pre-Primary have been busy learning, creating, and adjusting to our school.

This year we have an amazing group of 15 sweet children from all around the world. We have started the year by getting to know each other, the daily routine, and our class rules. We have learned how to play together, how to wait patiently for our turn, how to be more independent and kinder to each other.

We are so proud of our group who have already grown a lot over the last 8 weeks. Communicating with new friends without speaking the same language is a big challenge, however the children have left us speechless many times! They continually show us (the teachers) how pure, kind, sensitive, respectful, and supportive little people can be.

The children are developing different skills such as listening to each other, working as a team...Read the full article