This week we had a full and busy week of learning and finding out interesting things.
In English we looked at different aspects of punctuation and how it is used in writing English. We covered question marks and question words as well as making use of direct speech. We watched the story of Don Quixote and asked questions about how he will se the world and compared that to his companion Sancho.
In Math we got really hungry talking about the fractions of pizzas and chocolates we “ate”, all the while learning about equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers.
In IPC we looked at what traditions and culture entails and did some research about the traditions of our host country, Korea, compared to some student’s home countries. The students are currently looking at different traditions from some of the islands that we have “visited” during our lessons on Island life. We also practiced leaf printing in designing and island inspired print that will lead us to make island life inspired t-shirts.
I also got around to take some pictures of the students in art.
Assessment week!!! This week our students completed the Cambridge Progression tests for stage 3. They wrote a test every day alternating between Math and English. Considering this is a very new experience for the students they all put in a lot of effort and gave of their best the whole week.
In Math we continued to look at fractions and learn more about comparing fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions.
In English we looked more at adventure tales and looked at the difference of a legend and the actual person around who the legend is based by looking at St George and the Dragon.
In IPC we continued to look at islands and especially how they are formed. We also took a look at human habitation of islands considering where good spots would be to inhabit an island with regards to food, water shelter and protection from danger. We then started to look at the arts of island people and how different islands and their locations affect the fabrics that is produced on these islands.
During PE we practiced some traditional games that require different forms of coordination. We did egg and spoon walks as well as sack races. We also started to learn how to play badminton.
That is all for this busy week. We will be trying something different with homework this week by giving a little bit to do every day and not everything in one foul swoop.
This week we had a busy week learning new things, consolidating others and getting ready for the upcoming assessment week in week 3.
During Math we learned about grid references and how to use them in telling locations. This helped us when we were learning about lines of latitude and longitude in IPC. We also learned about what fractions mean, how to read fractions as well as what equivalent fractions are.
During English we learned more about verbs, clauses and conjunctions. We also did some reading comprehension and writing of information texts, focusing on using paragraphs and correct sentence structure.
During IPC we looked at different Geographical features and learnt how to identify them and describe a place by its Geographical features. We also learned more about the different parts of rivers from their source to their mouth.
We made use of both Atlases and online mapping programs to find different places making use of lines of longitude and latitude. Each student also presented some information about an island they found in the Southern Hemisphere to the class.
Next week we will be busy with progression assessment tests every day, so i hope that everyone has a relaxing and fun weekend.
A very warm welcome back to everyone for the start of term 3.
We jumped right in and got busy learning and discovering new things from day 1.
In Math we started learning about fractions and how to write them and represent them by colouring in fractions of shapes. We also started our preparations for assessment week in week 3 by learning how to answer tests and read and follow the instructions on the test papers.
In English we started reading Adventurous Stories and discussing what this entails, where they are set and the characters that you will find in them. We also learned about verbs, sentence clauses and conjunctions to link sentences together.
In IPC we started a new unit on Island life, where our entry point looked at living as well as being stranded on an island. The students had to write rescue notes for their class mates and then had to find the islands their classmates was “stranded” on.
We also looked at some tips on how to survive when stuck on an desert island.
We then moved onto identifying Geographical features and separated them into man made and natural features.
We had a busy week and are looking forward to next week to learn more.