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We can all show our artistic flair in different ways!

Welcome back to Lower Primary Blog!

 

This week, we’ve been extremely busy practising our numeracy skills, working with number sentences and also starting to work with word problems. As always we are learning while having fun, either working in small groups or all together as a single group. We also have a good time learning with our interactive board.  We also had our first numeracy test! I am very proud of all the children, they did great and for many of them it was their very first math test ever! Well done every body!

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.

For our IPC unit "Who am I?" we have been studying portraits these past few weeks. It was such fun! We looked at portraits from different artists and different times. Together we...Read the full article



Middle Primary

The Changing of Seasons

 

Welcome back to our blog. 

Middle Primary have been OH so busy! Our IPC topic the last weeks has been focused on health and exercise, they children have learnt about the different food groups and the food pyramid. We put the children to a food tasting challenge, where they had to categorised the different foods they were tasting, from homemade pasta to rice dishes, pear to passion fruit, nuts to dried fruits. It was an enjoyable yet flavour finding and understanding of the true importance of healthy food. We also looked into the importance of exercise on the body and how we benefit from regularly exercise and about our organs and their uses. Each child received a certificate of completion of a Nutrition class. ´Oliver Twist´, the film,  has been our Exit Point of ´The Generation Game', as Oliver and his hard life has been extremely influential in our learning these last weeks. 

In numeracy, Year 3 have been focusing on the calendar: days of the week, months of the year, a leap year, and learning to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes, also comparing, ordering...Read the full article



Lower Pre-Primary

Family and Friends

First I would like to give a warm welcome to sweet Lital who joined our class last week. Lital comes from America and has already proven to be a great addition to our group.

We had a successful ‘entry point’ to our family and friends unit. We were happy to work as a team to turn our family area to a little home. The kids were very happy to decorate our home, adding different objects they brought from their own home. The children also did a great job practicing their fine motor skills by connecting our numbers path together. We painted boxes to create a screen and a keyboard and finally we used a simple rope, some clothes and laundry clips to practice hanging our clothes to dry.     

As part of our unit we have listened to many stories and sung songs together about families. All the children were delighted to show the rest of the class their family photo. In addition we discussed things we love to do with our family, for example some kids said they love to go to the park, doing puzzles, and others love playing with their siblings. We all agreed that we are very lucky to have a loving family....Read the full article



Middle Pre-Primary

Family and Friends

Hello!

 

So, three weeks have passed since our last blog and what a busy three weeks they have been!

First of all, we would like to say a big welcome to Mia! We hope you have enjoyed the start to school so far.

Our Entry Point to our IPC unit ‘Family and Friends’ was a great success; the children helped each other to turn our role-play area into a home. The following week we created an oven and stove, a microwave and a bed for the babies! The children really took charge of this, deciding what they wanted to make and what they wanted their creations to look like. It was fantastic to see them working together to decide how they wanted their home to look.

We have spent a lot of time talking about our families, looking at our family photos and talking about each member of our family. We have also explored what a friend is and what it means to be a good friend to someone. The children shared some really interesting ideas together and it was great to see them work together to talk about this topic.

The children were also able to search for their home countries on a map; they shared with us...Read the full article



Upper Pre-Primary

Family and Friends

We have been extremely busy in upper pre-primary, our little school family has been learning so much, lots of new knowledge and lots of new skills. We are delighted to welcome lovely Mirei to our class. She is settling in very well, all the children love her!

Our first IPC unit on family and friends is well under way. We had a super entry point to start off our unit! It definitely got the children interested and involved in their own learning. They had to organize our classroom into a little home deciding what rooms they would like and what to put in each room. Thank you all for bringing such lovely things to make our home so cosy. For our entry point the children also made apple sauce which we ate together celebrating our first family meal!

Over the past three weeks the children have been gradually making things to add to our ‘family home’ – a television with many remote controls! washing machine, a laptop (basic things every home should have!). They are enjoying being creative and are learning to play nicely in our home, showing respect to each other and to all...Read the full article