Thank you to parents for your help and understanding during this difficult time. Well done to Year 5-9 for adapting the E-Learning, I am pleased with all the work that you have produced this week, make sure anything that is not completed is done over the next few weeks. It wasn’t easy, but we still learnt so much this week, again well done!
It is sad, that this week Ashleigh will be moving to a new school and we were not able to say goodbye to her in the normal fashion, we did manage to get most of the class together for a conference-style meeting so they could say goodbye and talk about how the week went. The same goes for Aki, who has moved back to Japan, sadly he was unable to join at the end of the week. We wish them all the best in the future and good luck at your new school.
This week, the students managed to produce excellent newspaper reports on GoogleDocs, I was able to edit these and add comments so that the students could make changes and improvements.
In maths, the children finished our unit on shapes as they used a compass to practice drawing them. In Science, the children finished topic on Exisiting, Endangered, Extinct by looking at fungi and microorganisms.
Take everyone, enjoy your Spring break as best you can and take care.
Another exciting week here in London Class as the students have a lot of fun exploring the current Topics in each subject. It is with regret that must announce that a planned trip to Busan Aquarium must be canceled due to the sudden spike in Coronavirus cases, the school is also putting in additional measures to keep children safe and details of this can be in the newsletter.
In maths this week the students have looked at properties of 3D shapes, part of this meant using nets to create 3D shapes as well as drawing their own nets and problem-solving.
In Science, the students spent their time looking at plants, we went over the different parts of plants and flowers, next they created life cycles of flowering and nonflowering plants. The students ended the week by being given a mushroom kit so that they can grow fungi, they will look after them over the next few weeks and observe any changes. Next week the students will look at what fungi are and how they are different from plants and animals.
Next week the students will begin writing their newspaper reports in English as homework the students will need to finish their plan for Monday’s lesson.
That’s all for this week, have a great weekend.
Back to a bit of normality after a week of practice exams, we have been able to make a good start on our new topics for each subject. I would also like to welcome Max back, previously he spent a week with us before moving onto different schools around the world and now he is with for this week and next.
In Science, the students have continued their work around the topic of Existing, Endangered Extinct? We looked at the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates. Then we moved on to work around food webs, food chains, and trophic levels as well as looking at different life cycles.
In PE, we have now moved on to net games and we will be focussing on volleyball, the students have worked at keeping the ball in the air in pairs and in groups and we also worked on getting the ball over the net as well being able to return it.
On Friday, we also spent some of the day giving presentations on countries that the students are from, this was set as homework and it has been great to learn about each country as well as practicing speaking in front of an audience.
Finally in English, the students have continued to look at newspaper reports, this week we have looked at reported speech and creating headlines and soon the students will be working on creating their own newspaper report.
Firstly, apologies as this was not the most exciting week for Year 5-9 as the students had practice exams for Cambridge Checkpoint. This was very beneficial as they get an idea of what the tests will be like and we also went through the answers together. The students did well, however, they will need to make sure they read questions carefully as some silly mistakes were made. I think it will help them to do this again sometime in March to make sure they are ready for the tests in April. At least we were able to end the week in a fun way, the school raised money for charity by having a pajama day and the students could enjoy a short movie with popcorn.
This week we also started a new Topic called Existing, Endangered, Extinct… as an introduction into this area of Science the students need to recall past learning and knowledge and discuss how animals are classified. Then the students created a poster that shows the five main groups of classifications: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. On the poster, they had to write the main characteristic for each group and also draw examples. I am currently planning a trip to either the Ulsan Eco Centre or Busan Aquarium which will be a great learning experience for this Topic.
This week we also started our non fiction unit in English, the students will be learning to write newspaper reports. In PE the class have started volleyball and they worked on getting the ball to each other over the net.
That’s all for this week, have a great weekend.