Celebrating our end of the Economy unit with a trip to Tencent was an excellent learning experience for the students to see their discussions on import, export, profits etc come alive in a real life example. But the real highlight of the day was the trip to the ice skating rink to launch our Energy … Continue reading April over, May in full force!
Another week has flown past in the blink of an eye it would seem! 4D have been lapping up the information they are discovering and discussing on structures of living things- each morning starting with them choosing which area they would like to discover that day. This week we had the urinary system, the brain, … Continue reading Teacher Update 1st March
Xīnnián kuàilè! Happy Chinese New Year! It’s been a really great week in 4D, with more and more people getting involved in class discussions, particularly linked to our morning meetings videos where we have been watching some of the ‘Born Different’ series and making connections and talking about empathy. In Maths we are continuing with … Continue reading Teacher update 15th February
Welcome back after a (hopefully) relaxing break. We have a few weeks of wrapping up from our last units on Migration (don’t forget the Refugee podcast the students can listen to) and on multiplying and dividing. We have MAP tests coming up so please ensure students are rested and have fully charged iPads with the … Continue reading Happy New Year
As I write this on the last day of November, I can not believe how much has occurred this month! We have completed our unit on How the World Works, with some students showcasing their projects on saving a town from erosion at the Maker Faire in Shekou. We have hit the ground running with … Continue reading Teacher update- Wow, November, what a month!
October has come and gone and what a great month full of activity and learning! Our unit on Culture was completed and celebrated with a trip to Windows of the World where the children recognised and enjoyed many aspects of culture, whilst mixing with children from different classes. Halloween was a big celebration (unusual for … Continue reading Teacher update October recount- Looking forward to November
This week in writing we have started a new unit! We will be studying opinion writing and argumentation. Students will learn to use graphic organizers to plan and write five paragraph essays independently. We will start slow with a guided essay about a topic we all know. Next, students will be given creative control and … Continue reading Teacher Update 12th October
This week in reading students have been focusing on studying characters in their story books and using academic language to describe what they see and hear. This is linking in with their own story writing that they are working towards. This week in writing we focused on planning and writing our drafts. It was great … Continue reading Weekly update 14th September
As we launch into our Unit of Inquiry Who We Are students had a busy morning looking at various pictures from different cultures around the world and think about what they can see and any questions they had. These are just a few! Students were encouraged to be Inquirers and make connections with Knowledge they … Continue reading Who We Are