Our Class Blogs
Upper Pre-Primary - Mr Michael
The first unit (Family and Friends) is over and the children worked hard. They showed resilience when needed. Resilience was the personal value of October and we will work with a new personal value in November.
The children have sequenced their day at home. What do you do during a day at home and in which order? They chose pictures representing different tasks and activities and numbered them. The pictures were cut out and sequenced. This was made into a book called “My day at home”.
During the unit the children discovered different painting techniques and material. When we made our family tree, we tried mixing oil pastel crayons with water colours. They also drew their family and cut out leaves. They were all very proud of the result!
For planning the Exit point of our unit, we discussed how we could invite the parents and how we would make them feel welcome. Together we decided that nibbles and a personal gift would be a nice welcome. The children welcomed the parents on a Friday afternoon and showed them our classroom. It was a nice end to a nice unit.
Before the autumn holiday the children had a...Read the full article
Middle Primary - Ms Narissa
What a great start to the school year we have had! We welcomed a new student, Tess, from Belgium and have been getting to know our little school family and our sister class Middle Primary 1 as we continue to learn and experience more together.
In October the leaves finally started to fall while MP2 were learning about the Victorian Times and how life was different for children then in workhouses and schools. We imagined what it might be like to visit a workhouse as a reporter in these times and wrote about the conditions and what we saw. To finish off our IPC unit ‘The Generation Game’ we paid a visit to Huis van Alijn to have a tour of many items used through different generations, including an old school room.
In Literacy we have now learnt all aspects of the Daily 5 and can Read to self, Work on Writing, use Word Work, Listen to Reading and Read to Someone, independently and with confidence. There is some great work going on in our class and we are becoming better readers and writers!
In Numeracy we completed our half term ‘check in’ test! Both Year 3 and Year 4 have been...Read the full article
Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal
Lower Pre-Primary had lots of fun learning about ‘Family and Friends. We have been talking about the pattern of our day and made zigzag books in which we recorded four activities that we do every morning. We went outside to collect leaves, sticks and acorns and together we made a beautiful natural pattern. We sang a song about activities that we do every day such as eating breakfast, brushing our teeth, taking a bath and getting dressed. The children were excited to give a real bath to our baby dolls! They washed them with soap and water and dried them up with a towel. They even read them a story before putting them to sleep.
We learned about the differences between small and tall by sorting photos and objects into their groups. We also measured the children in LPP and saw who is the smallest and the tallest child in class. We read a book about different types of families and talked about how our school is also like a family with new friends and people who help and care about us. It inspired us to make beautiful cards to our friends at ISG. It was great fun visiting our friends and giving them the little present we...Read the full article
Middle Primary - Ms Rebecca
Such an incredible month of learning in Middle Primary. The children have focused on lots of new learning and are proving to be a very solid class. They are very attentive and helpful to each other…this makes for such a happy classroom environment.
In numeracy the pupils have been challenged with fractions, but they have learnt to multiply and divide with fractions and their understanding of subtracting with 2 digits is becoming stronger. They have been learning to subtract and add money with a decimal which can be tricky but they have grasped this new learning.
We shared at assembly and in pairs the children acted out how it is to be poor and how easy it is to help others. During this time our class informed the school of how we are going to help those less fortunate by starting a collection of clothes and some toys for the refugees. We are very grateful for all the donations and after the break we will ensure that these items reach the NGO which will transport all these items to try to keep these people a little warmer this winter.
In IPC we looked at and discussed what it might feel...Read the full article
Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia
What a fun time we have been having in upper pre-primary. The days have been filled enjoying our ‘Family and Friends’ unit. The children were so proud of their family photos they brought to school. They each presented them during circle time and gave some information about who was in them. The next big work was drawing and painting their family portraits. As you can see from the display outside the classroom, they look amazing.
The children have been learning about the continents of the world, which continent they come from and of course the famous continents song which you all have heard! The older children have been busy making globes of the world while the younger children coloured maps.
We have been looking at animal families and the names of their babies. The children have enjoyed matching pictures of the animal mothers with their babies. They have been very curious to know more and have been asking the names of many different young animals. Laura was curious to know what a baby mammoth was called and Constantin ‘a baby mouse’! Great learning together!...Read the full article
Upper-Primary - Ms Jenny
Upper Primary pupils have wrapped up their tasks and are now getting ready for Autumn holidays. It has been busy times in class and pupils have finished off many tasks and they have all worked really hard. It was a fun treat to wrap up this last week with both a birthday party and Halloween party on the same day! Happy birthday, Phoevos! It was a bit odd to have cake amongst clowns, wizards, skeletons, vampires and other characters - but great fun! If you look carefully, you will see an Akisaurus in the photos!
Since the last blog, some Upper Primary pupils have played recorder during Assembly, and a group of pupils also surprised their teacher by putting Miss Jenny's name in the golden box! She thanked them by letting them join her performing 'Yesterday' in front of everybody. Some pupils found it hilarious, others found it extremely embarrassing. Pupils in the Bilingual programme also taught their friends some words in Dutch and showed them that they have learnt a lot since they started the school year!
Parents have gotten an insight in the Upper Primary classroom world during Parent-Teacher meetings. Miss Jenny...Read the full article
Middle Primary - Ms Narissa
Welcome to Ms Narissa’s MP2 class! What a great start to our new school year.
We welcomed three new students to the school: Sarah from Egypt and France, Lucia from Sweden and Rafa from Australia.
We are only in our 4th week of school and it already feels like our little class is family.
We started off our year by talking about our class expectations and how we could reflect our Personal Goal -RESPECT – in our classroom.
We also had a great time at the Primary Fun day getting to know each other and playing games in the park.
MP2 together with MP1 have been learning how to become more independent learners with their new literacy framework the ‘Daily 5’.
They can now Read to Self and add to their word collectors, Read to Someone and check for understanding and can write a ‘Think about’ to help them organise their ideas before Working on Writing. This week they will be learning about Word Work and later how to become better readers and writers by Listening to Reading.