Our Class Blogs
First I would like to give a warm welcome to our new friends who joined our class. Aura and Spandan, we are very happy to have you here in Lower Pre-Primary. I am already so proud of you both - you settled in quickly and are having so much fun at school.
Happy birthday to Anan, who turned 3 years old in October. Anan was so proud of his birthday crown and showed it to everyone at school! We had a wonderful birthday party with lots of singing, counting and jumping 3 times. Thank you for the yummy birthday cake!
The last weeks we have been busy learning about PATTERNS. It was a very exciting IPC unit. For our ‘entry point’ we had a fun pattern day where we came to school wearing clothes full of patterns.
During the unit we learnt about different types of patterns and what they look like.
We explored the patterns in our surroundings and went on a pattern exploration walk in and around our school. It was amazing how many different patterns we found together: the bricks of the wall, the pattern of a wheel...Read the full article
Upper-Primary, Year 5/6
After a few busy weeks, the tempo in the Upper Primay classroom now starts to slow down a bit. This last week before the holidays, Upper Primary pupils are finishing off a few tasks, but they also have time to help Miss Maija deliver ISG Christmas cards to all the neighbours here at De Pintelaan, sing songs, listen to our very exciting class book 'No talking' and do arts and crafts to surprise near and dear ones.
Upper Primary pupils have wrapped up their IPC-unit 'Being human - human being'. They showed their learning in different ways - by writing questions and answers about the brain, the lungs, the skeleton and the heart, by writing a non-fiction text (a non-chronological report about a certain body part) and also by sharing their learning and knowledge in classroom discussions. Upper Primary pupils really loved this unit, they asked if we couldn't continue the unit the whole year and learn everything about the whole human body. Unfortunately, we don't have the time to do that... so I suggested that the ones interested in learning more should continue their enquiry independently! It has been a great joy to see how...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 3/4
This term has been great academically, as the students in Year 3 and 4 have worked very hard. I would like to thank you for providing them with support throughout this term.
In IPC we looked at the human body and had a lot of fun learning about the different body parts and how they function. We went to the ‘Wereld of Kina’ (Children's museum) where they had an exhibition on the human body. We also had a guest speaker at school Bart de Pauw who talked to us about the human skeleton and how our muscles work.
We had our Christmas show, which was a big success. Year 3 and 4 worked hard in learning all the moves and I would like to congratulate them all on an excellent performance!
This week we made Christmas cookies with Miss Anya’s class. Year 3 and 4 students helped them to make cookies using different shapes. We baked them and afterwards we all gathered and enjoyed the cookies we made. Thank you Miss Anya, it was a lot of fun.
We finished our last week of school with some Christmas arts and craft activities. We even made elf versions of ourselves.
As the year ends, I would like to send winter...Read the full article
Middle Primary, Year 2
There has been so much learning going on in Year 2; during our project work the children have been learning about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, and how some foods look like body parts and how they help those body parts too! We also focused on the heart, lungs and the skeleton. We visited the museum 'Wereld Van Kina' which houses a permanent exhibition on the Human Body, Year 2 were able to explore many organs of the body, but what they found most fascinating was the evolution of man.
In literacy our focus has been on descriptive writing and the children are starting to write stories. In numeracy we have been adding and subtracting with double numbers and the children have gained huge confidence while working with numbers.
Primary students enjoyed a morning on the ice, it was great fun!!! And a fantastic Christmas show, where all of ISG sang, danced and played musical instruments. Year 2's dance ' The boogie woogie choo-choo train' was learnt with a lot of sweat but no tears (thankfully), and their performance was excellent. We are so proud of you all. Great dancing!!!
Is it me or have the last 5 weeks gone by very fast? But I guess time always goes fast when you’re having fun!
In the last blog you can read about the start of our IPC unit Houses and Homes. We continued the unit by being introduced to the story of the Three Little Pigs. Some of them knew the story, others didn’t! Everyone still enjoyed it very much. We got to know the three different types of material that are talked about in the story: straw, wood and brick. Using figurines we got to experiment with puppet play. The children were able to use the figurines of the story (the three pigs, the wolf, the different houses) to play the story for each other. We learned how to move the puppets and tell the story but also how to listen to each other and give applause.
Together we made our own brick house using little bricks and cement (flour and water). Using the pen grip we placed the bricks carefully onto each other and we put the right amount of cement in between (not too much, not too little). We had to be very careful and we were all concentrated doing it!
We got to celebrate Malin’s...Read the full article
Welcome back to the Middle Pre-Primary blog! We have been so busy since our last blog, learning more about Houses and Homes and lots of other fun things!
First we would like to say a big welcome to Dominga, you have settled in so well and we are looking forward to all the learning and adventures we will have together!
We have been learning about lots of different things for our IPC unit Houses and Homes. We learnt about different homes around the world and the various materials they are made of like mud, and then we made our own mud houses. We were able to test the strength of our mud houses and we found out that they aren’t very strong – especially when it rains!
We also read the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and we built three houses – one made of straw, the second made from wood and the third made from bricks! We were also able to test how strong each material was and we found out that bricks are definitely the strongest!
We continued to build our classroom home, adding photos to make it feel more like a home. We built bedrooms and a kitchen too! The children have loved playing in the house, in...Read the full article