Our Class Blogs
Middle Primary, Year 3/4
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 EszterRead the full article
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
Middle Primary, Year 2
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
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 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
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