Dear Parents and Families,
We hope you all had a lovely weekend and found some time to do something that made you smile.
We have started the week with a busy day of online learning and I cannot tell you how impressed we are with the quality of learning that is consistently happening from home.
As you may have noticed today, we are delighted to have specialist zoom sessions up and running this week. This provides our students with the opportunity to meet with their specialist teachers (live) once a week and connect with them and their peers. Each homeroom teacher will have a timetable of these sessions posted onto their google classrooms for students to view. Please encourage them to note these times down and participate in these if they are able to. These subject days and times will remain the same each week for consistency.
This week we are tuning into our new unit ‘How We Express Ourselves’ and we started by unpacking our central idea today. The students will be exploring what effective communication looks like and sounds like, the uses and effects of digital media and how we can express ideas in creative ways. We as teachers certainly see our current circumstances as a unique lense to view this unit through and believe the students will be able to make strong connections to the tools and platforms we are relying on and the adjustments we have made during these times.
In math this week we are continuing to build on our understanding of decimals, and it was wonderful to see the students making connections to real life contexts and objects around the home today. Students will be looking at different ways in which decimal numbers can be represented and begin to order and compare decimal numbers.
We are tuning into creativity and colour as ways to express ourselves in language this week. The students will be using an online thesaurus and word mat to think of word alternatives to convey moods and feelings, as well as word associations with different colours. Students will be creating similes to compare feelings to different nouns and developing these to create poems. We are looking forward to seeing what they come up with!
As this week is a short week (no lessons on Friday) we will be celebrating House Day on Thursday. Please encourage your child(ren) to dress-up in their house t-shirts and get into the KIS spirit for the day!
Thank you again for your continued support and partnership.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your classroom teacher if you have any questions or we can support you in some way.