Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
It is so great to welcome back all our families to KIS and hear about the wonderful adventures you have all been on over the holidays.
This week we are re-visiting our year long unit Who We Are, exploring:
-Striving for understanding
-Develop Passion in ourselves and others
-Creating a caring and inclusive community
-Taking ethical actions
We will also be looking back at our goals from the beginning of the academic year and reflect on the progression of these along with sharing ideas for New Year’s resolutions.
This week we are asking the children to log on to Raz Kids, IXL and continue practising times tables. It would also be great for the children to have a discussion about the children’s New Year’s resolutions and goals moving forward.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.
Last week, Grade 3 had their first field trip to the National Science Museum, Bangkok. We are well into our unit of How the World Works exploring ‘Earth continuously changes due to natural forces which affects our communities’. In the science museum, the children were able to have a hands on experience of many different scientific experiments and investigations linked to our central idea. A highlight for many of the children was to experience what an earthquake may feel like and also taking a trip into space in the ‘Space Dome’. The children had a fantastic day exploring the museum and had lots of report on the following day.
As we head into a new week, the children will begin working on their independent inquiry into an example of natural change that occurs and how it has an affect on a community. Keeping in mind the form(what is it?), causation(why does it happen) and change (what change does it cause).
This week’s homework can now be found in the link to the right and will be sent home in books at the end of the day.
We will be keeping you updated with any festivities happening in school so please watch this space and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Ms. Jen, Mr. Matt & Ms. Tik
Children hold banners.
World Children’s Day
Tomorrow is Universal Children’s Day!
We decided that to benefit the HUB, raise awareness, and support local children we would have a Free Dress Day tomorrow, Nov 20th for a minimum of a 20 baht donation.
A text is going out to parents this afternoon. The theme for this years Universal Children’s Day is “Go Blue”. Children and Staff are encouraged to wear something blue.
If you have any questions or would like more info please do not hesitate to ask!
The HUB Website
UN – Universal Children’s Day
Our changing Earth
As ‘Our Changing Earth’ unit continues, the children are engaging in a whole range of different activities to explore and investigate what our planet looks like under our feet and how the continually moving forces within affect our landscapes. The children have explored through different tools of augmented reality including the sand tray. The children loved creating different landscapes and seeing how the different types of rocks affect the structure.
In mathematics this week, the children have been learning about different units of measure for length; m, cm, mm & km. We started by investigating and comparing the length of different objects around the classroom and thought about which unit of measure would be most appropriate to use depending on it’s size. For example, measuring the height of a door using millimeters would be pretty difficult but much easier with in meters.
Our language at the moment is looking into the purpose and features of the non-fiction text ‘Explanation writing’. The children have been exploring different examples of explanation text and identifying the key features including; title, headings, paragraphs, diagram, labels, captions, photographs, key words and a glossary.
The children are working really hard to begin to use some of these features in their own writing and we are looking forward to seeing how they will apply these new skills to their UOI linked writing.
Homework will be sent home today and as always the electronic copy can be found on the link to the side. Please encourage your children to complete a minimum of 2 extra pieces alongside the compulsory highlighted boxes. Also, please encourage your child to reflect on their learning in the box provided.
Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Grade 3 Team.
Thank you to all who were able to attend the coffee morning yesterday to discuss this year’s residential trip to Pattaya in February.
Please see the video used during the coffee morning for more information and deadline reminders.
As always, if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Grade 3 Team.
With the start of a new term, came the beginning of Grade 3’s new unit of inquiry:
Earth continuously changes due to natural forces which effects communities
The unit began with an exciting provocation. Following morning break, the children returned to the classroom to find something was happening. The tables had been moved and loud noises ringing throughout the room. There was much confusion and the children were instructed to get underneath classroom tables and into safe spaces. Following the earthquake, the children thought about what was happening and why is was happening. We were really impressed with the children’s ideas and understanding of the Earth’s structure along with their reasons behind what was making the earthquake happen.
Later in the week, the children carried out observations of how the Earth’s structure compared to that of an Egg with various layers of different properties. We are looking forward to now exploring how the Earth’s continuous movement affects what happens on the crust and to the world as we know it.
Please be reminded that the residential coffee morning takes place this Thursday morning 8:00 – 9:00 in the AP Room (2nd floor).
Homework will also be sent home today which you can now access via the side link.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and families who made our Halloween event, last Friday, so memorable for the children.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.
A warm welcome back to all of our students and families, we hope you have had a very enjoyable and relaxing October break, it’s been lovely to hear about all of the exciting things you have been doing.
As we head into a new half term we are beginning to reflect on our most recent unit of inquiry ‘Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities and new understanding’. On Thursday of the last week the children were able to share all they had learnt about an explorer or exploration of their interest to visitors from Grade 5 and our reading buddies in EY2. The children did a fantastic job sharing the lives of significant explorers and explaining how their findings had an impact on the world today.
Thursday 8th October
Please join us for the coffee meeting next Thursday to discuss the Grade 3 Residential trip in February. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
G3 Residential Trip Poster_8 November (1)
In maths the children have been thoroughly enjoying learning all about co-ordinates and how these are used in everyday scenarios. Grade 3 have been using co-ordinates to plot a location and are beginning to navigate from place to place. The week was completed with a brilliant game of the classic ‘battleships’ where the children were able to use and apply their knowledge to sink their opponents battleships.
In language we have been looking at the story of a favourite explorer Roald Admunsen and his incredible expedition when he became the first man to reach the South Pole. A key concept for this unit is ‘perspective’ and the children have really enjoyed thinking about what Amundsen must have been feeling throughout his voyage. Grade 3 worked hard on their recount, diary writing and should be very proud and pleased with their work, as we are!
In the unit of inquiry we are beginning to investigate great explorers from present and past who, for the children, triggers curiosity to find out more. The children began by thinking about an area which they are interested in and delved deeper into which explorers and explorations were instrumental in the area. Whether that is; space, deep sea, scientific discovery, voyage discoveries and much more. We are really excited to see which explorer they have chosen and why.
This week we have the parent teacher conferences on Tuesday 9th (Class B) & Wednesday 10th (Class A) with catch up sessions available on request on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all there. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support,
Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.
Please find below information about the house spirit day, this coming Friday (5.10.18).
PS_House Sport Spirit Day_October 5th