Our Class Blogs
Welcome to the final Middle Pre-Primary blog of the year!
When we returned to school after the April holiday, we got straight into book week! The children had so much fun reading, re-enacting and making crafts around the book ‘Mine’ by Emily Gravett. We also created our very own stories, painting the background, creating the characters and thinking of the storyline!
Then we began our final IPC unit – Up and Away! For our Entry Point we had a fun day with Upper Pre-Primary flying gliders, playing with toy helicopters, pretending to be airplanes and having kite races!
During this unit we learnt about all things that go 'Up and Away'! We explored how hot air balloons, planes, kites and bubbles fly! The children painted and made their very own kites and we took them outside to fly them, having kite races and exploring how speed and wind help kites to fly. We investigated gravity and learnt about how it keeps us on the ground and found out that without gravity we would be flying everywhere! We also explored space and learnt about the planets and saw how astronauts live in space.
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Middle Primary, Year 3/4
Year 3 and Year 4, it is time to say “good bye” as our year has come to an end!
I am incredibly proud of your many achievements over the year and your accomplishments in all curriculum activities. I cannot believe this year is over! I am so proud of all of you. Over the last months we have lived, learned, loved, laughed, sang, read, played, studied and share many marvellous moments together.
Remember all the fun we had this year. I feel so honoured to have been your teacher. To be greeted by your bright smiling faces every morning was the best thing a teacher could ever ask for, but you gave me so much more than that. You gave me treasured moments that I will never forget. Have a wonderful summer holiday, I will miss you all.
To those Year 3 and 4 students leaving us (Rafef, Allison, Sofia, Ediz, Hannah, Yashika and Hector) believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. I wish you the best of luck
Keep smiling bright. You are all stars!
Mrs Anelda, Ms Ana and Ms Ezster
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Middle Primary, Year 2
In many ways this year has flown by! Year 2 children, you have all worked so hard and it is truly lovely to see the results.
The last months we have focused a lot on writing and the children have written fabulous stories. They even got to share their stories through Lego, now that was fun!!
Our last IPC project, was the favourite for all the pupils, 'Temples, Tombs and Treasures'. We investigated life in Ancient Egypt, we researched and wrote about noble families and farming families. We learnt about the different Gods, pyramids and Ancient Egyptian writing and Hieroglyphs, but the most exciting part was making mummies! We went on an excursion to Bruges, where our learning was solidified through an exhibition on the secrets of Ancient Egypt. The children saw Mummies, tombs and many artifacts. It was truly a day to remember!
Another highlight of the year was our sports day where the children learnt how to kayak and wall climb! We also played baseball and enjoyed an outdoor lunch.
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We had such a lovely year in Lower Pre-Primary. Over the last few weeks we were very busy with our ‘Up and Away’ unit. We had a great ‘entry point’ outside in the playground flying kites, gliders and parachutes. We watched a short video about kites and saw that kites can come in many different shapes. We shared our thoughts about our own favourite kite. Each one of us made some beautiful artwork of kites flying in the sky and we created our own special kite out of a paper bag. We had so much fun flying our own kites in the playground.
We learned about hot air balloons and practiced our counting skills counting hot air balloons. We all took part in a fun project creating a big hot air...Read the full article
Lower-Primary, Year 1
Wow! We have had a busy and fun term that has been packed full of activities and learning. Firstly, we would like to give a warm welcome to Anais who joined us this April- she has adapted so quickly to the class and has settled in so well- welcome Anais!
The term began with Book Week where we read Where The Wild Things Are. The children created their own Wild Things, drew story maps and fantasy islands and finally they rewrote the story and created a book to read in class.
In IPC we have been on a journey around the world learning about different cultures through their stories. We wrote our own legend based on a tale from a family member. It was wonderful to see all the different and creative legends the children invented. We also listened to Greek Myths with Miss Christy (our resident expert) and then created our own Greek Pots with images from these stories. We listened to stories from Egypt and learned about Ancient Egyptian Gods and made our own Ancient Egyptian heroes out of clay. We learned about the importance of feathers in Native American culture and then made our own dream catchers. As well as this we...Read the full article
Our last blog of this school year and what a great year it has been!
Before starting our final unit of work ‘Up and Away’ the children enjoyed a super ‘book week’. They enjoyed visitors coming to our class to read, reading with their ‘buddy class’ and of course reading themselves! They thoroughly enjoyed the book ‘The Tortoise’s Dream’ - we did art activities connected to the story and had great fun acting it out!
Our ‘Up and Away’ unit began with a special flying day with lots of fun activities – kite races, flying a helicopter, airplane games and flying little gliders! During the unit we looked at how things floated in the sky. The children learnt when air is heated it rises. The children drew and painted all things that go up in the air. They had a special interest in kites, they enjoyed flying kites and making their own! They had a lot of fun blowing bubbles and dropping the little parachute men from very high!
They learnt about the airport and airplanes and learnt specific language in relation to this. We made an airport in the class and a giant plane! We learnt how to co-operate together making the...Read the full article