Our Class Blogs
Lower Primary - Ms Beth
Dear friends and families,
I would first like to say a huge thank you to all the children, parents and staff for welcoming me into the ISG family! I have loved getting to know all the children and can’t wait to continue to learn more each day. Our classroom has transformed from a blank canvas to a place where all our learning is visible!
The Who am I? topic sparked many interesting conversations amongst the children but very quickly, a fascination with evolution theories emerged. Inquisitively discussing the differences between humans and monkeys, the children decided they need to study their own faces and monkeys faces in more depth to compare. The images turned out to be quite humorous and the children quickly realised that even though parts of their faces were covered, they could still recognise each other. Despite everyone having two eyes and eyebrows, one nose and one mouth, the shape, size and colour of these features were never the same. The magnitude of the philosophical question Who am I? quickly dawned on the children; it is a question that runs deeper than just the uniqueness that is visible on the...Read the full article
Lower-Primary - Ms Erica
We have had a super start to the school year and the children have spent lots of time learning about one another and building new friendships. It’s been wonderful to hear about all their summer holiday adventures and get to know each child individually. It has also been great to see some familiar faces and to welcome some new friends to ISG: welcome Bianca, Laura and Berit; it’s fantastic to see how quickly you have all settled into your new school and class!
Our current topic is Who am I? Through this topic we are busy exploring our identities; celebrating our differences and the characteristics we share. For our Entry Point the children looked at photos that had been changed so that only their very basic facial features were recognisable and had great fun trying to find out who was who. They then drew some lovely sketches of their faces which are on our classroom door. We have also been on a trip to the SMAK museum where the children were introduced to a variety of artists and saw the many ways they expresses themselves and their identities. We will use this visit as a springboard for children to make their own...Read the full article
Lower Pre-Primary - Ms Inbal
We have had a lovely start to the new school year in LPP. A warm welcome to Alba, Anshika, Bruno, Luigi and Marco - we are so happy to have you at ISG.
We have spent the first weeks of school getting to know each other and the classroom routines. We have focused on playing and working together as a team. We are learning how to share, co-operate and respect each other.
We all enjoyed celebrating Alba’s birthday. Congratulations sweet Alba and thank you for the yummy butterfly sandwiches.
We had a fun ‘entry point’ to our first IPC unit called ‘family and friends’. The children were very excited to show a photo of their family and some objects they brought from their house. Together we created a cozy home in class. The children enjoyed playing there pretending they were a family.
We have talked about members of our family and about things that we like to do with them. We counted how many people live in our house and how many boys and girls we have in our family. Each child made a portrait of their family and together we painted a beautiful family tree.
We enjoyed singing...Read the full article
entry point, IPC learning growth mindset, Lower-Primary - Ms Julieta
Welcome to Lower Primary
Hello everybody and welcome to the Lower Primary Blog!
It has been a great start of the school year; I look forward to learn with your wonderful children and I am enjoying getting to know them.
After a long holiday, the children quickly settled into their new routines and the new environment! I am very proud of this class!
To start off the new school year, 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 reviewed some numeracy and literacy topics and polished up our reading skills. We also talked about how the brain develops and how it loves to take on new challenges. We now understand that our brain establishes new connections every time we are faced with new challenges. We talked about a fixed and growth mindset and their differences. Our aim is to work towards having a growth mindset and we will do our best to achieve it! The...Read the full article
Upper Pre-Primary - Mr Michael
We had an exciting start to the new school year with new friends and a new classroom. The pupils were curious to see their new classroom and to try all the different pedagogical material. The first two weeks we focused on getting to know each other and our new routines. The pupils were introduced to their weekly classroom responsibilities, such as table monitoring or snack box tasks. The first week we did some fun team building games outside with our parallel upper pre-primary class (Miss Mia’s class). The children really enjoyed the ‘Parachute’ and the ‘What time is it Mr Wolf’ games.
Our first sport lesson with Mr Francis was exciting and fun. He showed them some fun new games and the routines of the sports hall.
The new pupils were welcomed at the first assembly of the year. They got a welcome diploma and we all got to sing songs and meet our lovely music teacher Ms Sterre.
There have already been four birthday celebrations in class. It's been great fun for all of us and especially for the children who had their birthday this month. The birthday pupils got to make a nice crown to wear on their special...Read the full article
Upper Pre-Primary - Ms Mia
What a wonderful start to the new school year we have had in upper pre-primary. The children are becoming a real little family! They are enjoying working and playing together and are all eager to learn. During these first few weeks the children have been getting to know their new class and new classroom routines. The children have learnt our first personal value ‘respect’. They are learning to take care of toys and other classroom material and to respect each other and the people around them.
We began the school year by doing some lovely activities with the other upper pre-primary class (Mr. Michael’s class). We played games in the garden and had a fun trip to a playground near the school.
Already this year we have done a small study on owls. The children have learnt facts about owls, made a lovely owl craft, coloured owls, learnt a poem about an owl but the most exciting part of our study was dissecting a real owl pellet. The children were like scientists as they discovered the feathers and bones in the pellet. Don’t forget to ask your child more about this!
Our first IPC...Read the full article
Middle Primary - Ms Rebecca
A heart-warming welcome back to our class blog and a big welcome to our new students, Daniela from Spain and Louise from Belgium. We are all very excited to be in Middle Primary where our first week was dedicated to sharing all about our summer experiences and getting to know each other. And to take this a step further we had a fun afternoon in the park with all of primary where we did some team building activities.
Our numeracy programme got under way successfully with the children refreshing their numeracy skills and learning more: we have focused on multiplication, number lines, clock work and 3D shapes. We are also continuing with our math fact test every Monday and this is a wonderful way to ensure the children remember the number facts.
In grammar the year 3’s and 4’s have been learning how to use the past, present and future tenses correctly. We have been revising pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, adverbs and nouns.
Our first writing task was a recount on the summer holidays where the children had to ensure that they followed the instructions to punctuate, paragraph, use...Read the full article