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IPC Seeing the light, Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta

First 8 weeks of school...

Welcome to Lower Primary Blog!  

8 weeks have flown by and our new routines are slowly but surely falling in place. These past 2 months the class has been focusing on two very important values: Respect and Resilience. It is amazing how we are starting to see our young students becoming more independent and responsible.  We are very proud of them.

Having fun while we learn is the best potion, and so far we have managed to make magic in lower primary! 

We started off the year learning about our brain and how we best learn. We understood that our brain is malleable, and that the connectivity between neurons can change with experience. We also explored having and developing a Growth Mindset, to help us navigate when things get a bit hard or tricky. Having a growth mindset helps us to embrace challenges! We also discovered the power of the word “YET”. (Check out more pictures about our learning on seesaw)

A few weeks ago, we started a new IPC unit called “Seeing the light”. We have been exploring lots of facts about light and how it is connected to us and to our world.

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Middle Primary - Mr Jamie

Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs!

Dear parents and carers, 

 

A spooky Halloween greeting is in order, as today students and staff were celebrating the end of our first half-term at school! In Middle Primary we have had a wonderful start to the year. We were happy to see new Year 3 faces and so pleased of course for our returning Year 4s in September. We also welcomed Ms. Chelsea, our class TA who has quickly found her groove here at ISG. 

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Middle Primary - Ms Erica & Ms. Anelda

What a lovely first term

Dear friends and families,

It’s been a great start to the school year, we have loved getting to know all the children and are enjoying learning about them and their interests. The children have settled in quickly and have formed a cohesive and inclusive group. It has been exciting to watch their learning this half term and we cannot wait to see where their creativity, resolve and interests take us this year.

In maths, Year 3 have been busy practicing their numeracy skills, working with place value, rounding, shape, time and word problems. As always, they learn while having fun; either working in pairs, small groups or as a whole class.  The children enjoy learning with the interactive board; one example of which is our Abacus interactive programme that proposes different interactive ac­tivities. It is an excellent resource that stimulates prob­lem solving and group discussions whilst teachers can check for understanding and provide immediate feedback.

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Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia

All about me

Hello all, welcome to our lovely Upper Pre-Primary class blog. It has only been two months since we returned to school but there has already been such a buzz of activity and learning going on. The children have settled into their new class well and even though, quite a few children have no English they have already begun forming good friendships and are having fun together. We are the ‘owl class’, and as a result the children made beautiful owls, to display on the front of our classroom. We have also done a small study on owls; the children were eager to find out more about these interesting birds. They were very excited to dissect an owl pellet and find many bones, hair, and feathers that the owl had thrown up. I was super proud of them when they shared their knowledge of owls with the rest of the school during assembly.

Our first IPC unit was ‘All about me’. What a great way to get to know each other! Our fun ‘entry point’ got us off to a good start. The children came to school wearing their favourite clothes with their favourite toy and shared their favourite snack together. Since then, we have been learning where...Read the full article



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

Goodbyes only mean we'll miss you until we meet again!

Happy Autumn holidays, everyone!

First, we share the good news that Mr Francis’s baby is here and that the whole family is doing fine! We are happy that baby Emmalien has arrived – and we cannot wait for covid restrictions to go away so that we can have a big meet and greet with her!

Upper Primary pupils end this first term back at school with a Halloween party – but also with a sad goodbye. We wish Yumiri and Mirei all the best when they return to Japan. We will miss you a lot and we hope we will meet again, one day!

It has been a busy term. We welcomed Henriette to our class back in September, as well as our big group of new year 5 pupils. Upper Primary pupils have now settled down in their new group. They have spent quite some time working on classroom rules and together deciding on the way they want to be treated and treat others. There is a lot of kindness, respect, and support around in this group. Pupils (and teachers) laugh a lot, sing, and dance every now and then, and – of course – learn many things!

We have just wrapped up our first IPC unit. Pupils have really enjoyed learning more about...Read the full article



Lower-Primary - Ms Narissa

A beautiful end to a wonderful year!

Firstly, I would like to start with a huge thank you to the children for making this such an incredible year. They have shown themselves to be such a caring, interested and creative class and it's been a true pleasure to teach such a group of wonders- thank you! With this, I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the help and support we have had over the course of the year- Ms Irene, Ms Anelda, Ms Cristina, Ms Maria and Ms Dena have all played a role and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your hard work and dedication. 

As with every school year, we have had to say goodbye to some good friends- Alice, Aurora, Marceau, Felipe and Esme Jade- we will miss you all but we wish you well on your next big adventure! We also missed our friends Anan and Kyryll who left before the end of the school year, we hope to see you both back next school year. Alongside all the goodbyes, we were also fortunate to welcome Chihiro into our class for the last 2 weeks of term. It was lovely getting to know you, and again, we look forward to seeing you in September!

This term was all about myths, legends and fables...Read the full article



Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta

Bringing home the Gold... Olympic dreams!

t is hard to believe, but the end of our school year is already here… and what a year it has been!

Since our last blog lots of things took place in our classroom…

To start with, we welcomed a new friend in April: Eyal! … and unfortunately, we also said goodbye to: Fernando and Matthew…. We miss you so much but wish you all the best in your new schools! We also would like to thank Ms. Julia and Mr. José, our two fantastic interns this year! 

In February we had our first snack shop! The children were able to practise their numeracy skills as they sold their snacks, they set the prices and they also managed to give change back. It was a wonderful learning experience! Check out the pictures!

A few days later we celebrated the 100th day of School! We ate yummy cupcakes and ice-cream and decorated the classroom and build our own crowns and funny sunglasses! That same week our first general knowledge quiz took place… This afternoon quiz became a very popular activity in our classroom, and I would like to congratulate everybody for their fantastic effort in improving their knowledge!

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