Additional Holiday Activities

Dear Parents,

As requested, KIS teachers have compiled a selection of holiday activities to support families and the community over the Songkran break.

We have tried as far as possible to select activities which do not require a lot of screen time and can use what resources you have available at home, there are many for you to choose from.

These are all optional activities, there is no requirement to do any of them, just have fun.

We ask that you DO NOT post any of your holiday activities on See Saw as this will have two effects for us:

  • disrupt the flow of our learning platform fo when we return

  • create a huge amount of additional work for teachers who will have to clear posts when we return, time we would rather spend constructing high quality learning for your children

Please follow the links to find age appropriate resources and KIS Spirit Challenges.

This link will take you to the KIS Primary Library site where you will find three pages developed especially  for you to engage and enjoy:

  1. An online resources page with online reading resources, read aloud sites and STEM resources

  2. The Holiday activities page where you will find:

3. KIS Spirit Challenges

We hope that you and your family have a safe 2 week break and we look forward to viewing what has been shared through the KIS Spirit Challenges on our return to being a community together.

Have fun and enjoy, Happy Songkran,

Carole, Nic, Rachel, Kaew and Nitcharee

 

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Term 2 Week 13

Keeping the community spirit alive even at home

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As you can see from above the house spirit was greatly in evidence on Friday with our house challenges. Well done to all the winners above and special congratulations to Qing Qing and her family for a wonderful effort. We are looking forward to our next event online. Watch this space to hear all about it.

Maths

Last week the students showed both their independence and thinking skills by solving shape activities building towers and naming all the properties of the shapes they used. This week apart from their Maths work on IXL they will be attempting to create a Rube Goldberg machine this will involve those same creative thinking skills and will be made better by continuous practice, we look forward to seeing the results.

Literacy

In Literacy the students have been given two reading comprehension tasks to complete based upon their individual reading level. We look forward to seeing who can read both the texts and questions carefully. The class stories are reaching an end now and choosing will begin in G5A for a new story to be read. I wonder what will be chosen?

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The students are still working on their exhibition work , making sure that they have completed all the tasks on their checklist to the best of their abilities. In reference to this, the task this week is to decide the difference between quantity and quality. Some students may have lots of work ready for their displays but what we really want them to be thinking about is the quality of this work. Work which has taken five minutes is rarely of good quality so this week we want the students to review all of their work and to decide how they can improve the quality of the work they want to exhibit.

Students leaving

At the end of this week we will be saying goodbye to three grade 5 students, Prajwal, Namo and Yuri all of whom are relocating to other countries. We are sad to see them go but wish them well in the future.

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Term 2 Week 12

What an interesting week

Our first week of online learning has gone really well. There were a few hiccups with both students and teachers adjusting to the formats which were to be used but everyone persevered and some great learning happened in a very difficult situation. Congratulations go to the students who have logged onto google classroom  each day  and have completed the activities for the day to the best of their abilities.

This week’s tasks are all on one google document to make access easier, you will find the link both in the google classrooms and here these tasks are more inquiry based and will need more time to complete so we have allowed the students to choose when they work on these during the week. They should however still be logging on each day to view the  two daily messages from their teachers and their ongoing story either read by Mr Ed G5B and C or by Mrs Carole for G5 A. Also to pick up any messages from specialist teachers these may also be shared on seesaw so please watch out for these. The Raz kids and IXL Platforms are still being monitored by the teachers so please make sure that these are being used.

This week the aim is for all teachers to talk face to face with their students more details of this will appear on google classrooms. Please encourage your child to log on in their own account as some documents may not appear if they do not do so.

Some of the tasks last week included sharing the work space, researching famous people to do with passions and cooking mum and dad a meal ( This last one is hopefully happening today, enjoy your meals) We would love to see more pictures of these events so that we can share these with the community here on the blog. We hope you enjoy the ones below.

Please read the emails sent by Mr Paul and Ms June as these will keep you up to date with events and  remember as always that we are here to answer your questions. 

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Term 2 Week 11

Online learning

Just because the campus is closed does not mean that Grade 5 is not open for learning. Please make sure that you are checking both your google classroom daily at 9 am and again between 1 and 2 pm and also keep looking at the home learning tab on this blog. Music , Thai, Art, will be communicating through seesaw so please also check this. Please make sure that you are keeping up with your daily tasks, any worries or questions please ask.

Great Library Resources to be found here

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Exhibition

The students have been preparing for their upcoming exhibition! Grade 5 is a hive of activity, this could especially be said of last Wednesday when no devices were allowed in order to focus the student’s minds on their art pieces and how they would like to present their areas.

The students are all still working their way through their checklist, organising both their resources and most importantly their time in order to make sure that they will be ready.

Parents, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the exhibition at 5 pm in the auditorium and then after in the G5 classrooms  when we get back to school exact date will be confirmed later.

We expect that all  students will stay in school on 26th March  in order to be ready for you all in the evening. They will be provided with food and drink and supervised until the exhibition time. We are expecting the exhibition to be finished for the evening at 7.30. If you, unfortunately, cannot attend please make arrangements for your child to be transported home at that time, no school transport will be available.

Could we please ask that all students have black  trousers or leggings, in school, to wear for the exhibition. 

Thanks to all parents who have been helping to facilitate trips out and action in this difficult time.

Maths 

As part of their exhibition tasks the students have been looking at data, how to collect, interpret and present this in a meaningful way. We look forward to hearing them discuss this in their exhibition.

The focus for our skills lessons is now the properties of 3d shapes, also circles and angles

Literacy

This will be focused on the students picking their own text types to explain their passions.

Even in the height of exhibition planning Reading should not be overlooked. All students should be pursing their reading both from their library/personal books and on Raz kids. As well as reading non-fiction texts to help them to gain a greater depth of knowledge of their exhibition studies.

Silly Love

Grade 5 were very lucky to be able to attend  the Secondary play on Thursday, this was both an entertaining and informative session where the students were able to ask questions about the acting and devising of the dramatic pieces and found out more about how the drama club works in MYP.

Quality Learning Behaviours Awards and Bands 

Congratulations to Ella from G5A, Kaj from G5B and Chloe from G5C for demonstrating the Quality Learning Behaviours, over the last term, they are an inspiration to all.

A massive congratulations to the band members who entertained the whole PYP amazingly well. It is such a pity the competition was cancelled as they would have been hard to beat.

Future events

Grade 5 Exhibition. 5 pm  in Auditorium for parents ( date to be confirmed)

3rd April Songkran celebrations /end of term 2

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Term 2 week 10

Exhibition

The students are all working their way through their checklist, organising both their resources and most importantly their time in order to make sure that they will be ready for 26th and 27th March.

Parents, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the exhibition at 5 pm in the auditorium and then after in the G5 classrooms on the 26th March where refreshments will be available.

We expect that all  students will stay in school on 26th March  in order to be ready for you all in the evening. They will be provided with food and drink and supervised until the exhibition time. We are expecting the exhibition to be finished for the evening at 7.30. If you, unfortunately, cannot attend please make arrangements for your child to be transported home at that time, no school transport will be available.

Could we please ask that all students have black  trousers or leggings, in school, to wear for the exhibition. 

We would also like to ask you, as parents, to encourage your children to keep a track of where they are in the exhibition process however they are working very hard at school and everybody needs downtime, so please also ensure that home time is fun time.

Maths 

As part of their exhibition tasks the students have been looking at data, how to collect, interpret and present this in a meaningful way. We look forward to hearing them discuss this in their exhibition.

The focus for our skills lessons is moving on from fractions and decimals to shape and space. Over the next few weeks the qualities of mainly 3d shapes will be investigated as will the properties of circles and angles.

Literacy

This will be focused on the students picking their own text types to explain their passions.

Even in the height of exhibition planning Reading should not be overlooked. All students should be pursing their reading both from their library/personal books and on Raz kids. As well as reading non-fiction texts to help them to gain a greater depth of knowledge of their exhibition studies.

Sports House day

Thanks again to Mr Ben and his team for the very enjoyable sports events from last week. Well done to Hanuman for winning this event!

G5 Assembly

This week the focus in assembly was keeping safe and informed during the Coronavirus outbreak. The procedure for washing hands was revisited. The children watched an informative video about the virus and also  discussed  the impact that this virus is having on the world and the prevalence of fake news and the need to be calm, to check facts and to beware of blaming anyone.

Future dates

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

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Term 2 Week 9

Exhibition

Our exhibition journey is now half way through and the students have a long list of activities which they are working on. Most have now identified their primary resources and have written interview questions for this person. They have all sent out their survey’s and are beginning to interpret the data they now have in order to create graphs.

They are currently working on their literary element and are beginning to think about an art piece and a computing element. with all of this the students are tracking their use of the Attitudes to learning skills, the key concepts and the learner Profile attributes.  All students presented one learner profile attribute to the rest of the grade in this week’s assembly showing how this connected to other elements of the PYP and to the exhibition process. They did a great job.

Literacy

The students are now focusing on using their literacy skills to complete work around their passions in readiness for their exhibitions.

Maths

Decimal numbers are continuing to be the focus for this week using these in both calculations and in real life situations.

Swimming gala and House sports.

What a fabulous time the students had in both the swimming gala and house sports activities. Everyone tried their best and the cheering for peers was  caring and demonstrated the student’s principled attitudes to sport. Thank you to Mr Ben and his team for organising both events.

Recycled Wearable catwalk

We had great fun, joined by grade 4, looking at all the really creative ideas the students had for their recycled creations. Have a look at the pictures below to see how truly creative they were.

Future dates

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

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Term 2 Week 8

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What a fun book week we had!

The students rose to the occasion sharing their poems, their awesome array of tongue twisters in many languages and of course in their costumes on Friday. Displaying great creativity and in some cases awesome collaboration with one group incorporating five characters from the same book. Well done to them all but especial congratulations to our grade finalists  Henry- Willy Wonka, Ella- Giant and Cali as Sophie from the BFG, Praew, Gift, Miki, Ninny and Eve from The inside out books. Wei Wei, Kael, and Punchie from The Adventure land series, Qing Qing and  Milliez from Winnie the Pooh stories and Maya from the demon dentist with a truly scary, hand made mask. We look forward to hearing who the winners are from our grade. Look at the photos below who would you pick?

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The students also spent time on Friday creating some very dramatic scenes incorporating all of their characters. Showing excellent cooperation, organisation and creative skills.

The prizes have been awarded!

For their amazing talents in the tongue twister competition prizes went to Miu Miu, Sophia and Kaede.

Costume winners were Henry and Wei Wei, Kael, and Punchie. Congratulations.

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Exhibition

The students are now moving forward with their inquiries, they are beginning to survey others to find more information and are  currently identifying their expert who they will interview.

Maths

We are now moving into decimal fractions and will be equating these with the fractions we have been studying and also real life situations.

Literacy

In Literacy this week we will be continuing to look at how we record information from the articles we find and also how to present this in a variety of ways.

Residential Week

As the end of this week was to have been spent away on residential we felt that it was only fair that we added a few more fun/ team building events into our week , therefore on Thursday there will be no swimming for the grade as they will take part in a house sports session ( They will need to have their house t-shirts) and on Friday  the students will take part in their swimming gala and also have a movie treat.

This term there is so much happening as below

February 27th House team events (House t-shirts needed)

February 28th Swimming gala (Swimming kits required, parents welcome to watch)

March 11th Battle of the bands

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

 

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Term 2 Week 7

Week 7 – Book Week and Artigras is here!

Exhibition

Last week, the student’s continued their research into their lines of inquiry and met with their mentors to help guide the process. This week the students will begin to sort the information they have gathered and think about how they are going to apply this. Writing surveys to gather more information and to locate a primary resource will be high on their list of priorities.

Maths

Investigating the connections between real life problems and fractions and how these connect to decimal numbers will be the focus this week.

Literacy

In Literacy we will be continuing to work on  organising, summarising and paraphrasing skills in order to collect information for our exhibition inquiries. We will also be continuing to write our glossaries and be thinking about how we can present our information in persuasive and thought provoking ways.

3 way Parent Conferences

Thank you for  attending these, we hope that these were as beneficial to you as to your child and ourselves.

 Y3 Sharing explorers

Thanks to Y3 for letting Grade 5 visit them to ask some really in-depth questions. They did a great job in answering . Well done to all

Book Week and Artigras is here!

Wednesday-Friday 19-21: Book Sellers in Atrium

Wednesday – Friday: Poem in your pocket.

  • Students are encouraged to carry small poems in their pockets and share with other students or teachers during the week.
  • Wednesday 19th February: International Mother Tongue Day
  • Help our students appreciate the beauty and rich diversity of language. Sign up to read for International Mother Tongue Day on Wednesday, the 19th of February. Share a short story, picture book, song, poem or rhyme in your first language. It is OK if you can not translate into English. The students may not understand every word, but they will understand the idea that stories unite us and people all over the world create stories to share with children.

    Sign up here.

    Where: PYP Audi box on the 4th floor

    When: Wednesday, the 19th of February

    If you have any queries, email  john@kis.ac.th

Wednesday 19th February: Tongue Twister competition

  • Performance Poetry: Competition held in library Wednesday lunch 11.30

Friday, February 21st: Book Character Dress Up Day.  Have you organised your costume yet?

See more here

 

This term there is so much happening as below

February 19th-21st Bookweek/Artigras week

February 19th- International Mother Tongue Day

March 11th Battle of the bands

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

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Term 2 Week 6

Yay! Mr Nic is back and we get to keep Mr Ed!

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Exhibition

The students spent last week writing questions based upon their lines of inquiry and researching those questions. They reviewed their learning through their weekly reflections linked to the learner profile attributes. This week, they will be continuing to work towards their weekly plans having written these during last week mainly focusing on research linked to the lines of inquiry.

Maths

Fractions- how to add and subtract these using a lowest common denominator, changing the answers to mixed fractions and simplifying these are the mathematical focus for next week with some students looking into how fractions relate to decimal numbers.

Literacy

In Literacy we will be continuing to work on  note taking and research skills. Finding key information to aid our exhibition work and also learning how to write definitions of words to add to our glossaries.

3 way Parent Conferences

Thank you for all of you who promptly signed up for these. The times  will be posted on the door.  We look forward to discussing with your child’s their progress with you this week.

Book Week and Artigras will be here soon.

Wednesday-Friday 19-21: Book Sellers in Atrium

Wednesday – Friday: Poem in your pocket.

  • Students are encouraged to carry small poems in their pockets and share with other students or teachers during the week.
  • Wednesday 19th February: International Mother Tongue Day
  • Help our students appreciate the beauty and rich diversity of language. Sign up to read for International Mother Tongue Day on Wednesday, the 19th of February. Share a short story, picture book, song, poem or rhyme in your first language. It is OK if you can not translate into English. The students may not understand every word, but they will understand the idea that stories unite us and people all over the world create stories to share with children.

    Sign up here.

    Where: PYP Audi box on the 4th floor

    When: Wednesday, the 19th of February

    If you have any queries, email  john@kis.ac.th

Wednesday 19th February: Tongue Twister competition

  • Performance Poetry: Competition held in library Wednesday lunch 11.30

Friday, February 21st: Book Character Dress Up Day.  Have you organised your costume yet?

See more here

This term there is so much happening as below

February 10th -13th 3 way conferences

February 17th School closed

February 18th School closed for students

February 19th-21st Bookweek/Artigras week

February 19th- International Mother Tongue Day

March 11th Battle of the bands

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

 

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Term 2 Week 5


Exhibition 

The students  spent last week finalising their ideas for  their passions and writing lines of inquiry to direct their investigations. This week the students will use these to research their areas of interest and to generate inquiry questions. They will also meet with their volunteer mentors who come from across the primary school. Thank you to all of the mentors for giving up their valuable time to assist the students in their inquiries.

Maths

We are continuing our investigations into fractions, simplifying, adding and subtracting these and equating them to real life situations.

Literacy

Finding key information, recording these in various ways and remembering always to cite our resources will be our main focus this week for literacy to link into our exhibition work. We will also be creating bibliographies to record the sources we have used and discussing the term plagiarism to ensure that none of the student will be guilty of this during their exhibition process.

Keeping healthy

Although we are all disappointed about the cancellation of the grade level residential, Grade 5 had the opportunity to discuss the Coronavirus at their  assembly where the students asked some sensible questions and are now more informed about why the decision to cancel was taken. Procedures for washing hands were clarified. Simple precautionary measures were also discussed including the wearing of face masks.

Going for Gold

A big congratulations go to Feline, Ishi, Sophia, Miu Miu, Phat, Cali, Mikli, Wei Wei, Pinn, Sunny, Prajwal, Alice, Shreya, Punchie, Kaede,  Nabila, Brendan for representing Grade 5 in Friday’s performance of Going for Gold. The musical was very entertaining and enjoyed by all, so well done.  Special thanks to Santi and Kao who took on the task of overseeing the slide show just days before the show.

3 way Parent Conferences

The times for these will be posted today please sign up. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you next week.

Book Week and Artigras will be here soon.

Wednesday-Friday 19-21: Book Sellers in Atrium

Wednesday – Friday: Poem in your pocket.

  • Students are encouraged to carry small poems in their pockets and share with other students or teachers during the week.
  • Wednesday 19th February: Mother Tongue Readers
  • Grade 1 will be coordinating parent/teacher readers in home languages during the day. Audi box

Wednesday 19th February: Tongue Twister competition

  • Performance Poetry: Competition held in library Wednesday lunch 11.30

Friday, February 21st: Book Character Dress Up Day. 

See more here

This term there is so much happening as below

February 10th -13th 3 way conferences

February 17th School closed

February 18th School closed for students

February 19th-21st Bookweek/Artigras week

March 11th Battle of the bands

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

Please see the letters from Ms June  concerning Mr Nic’s absence

Letter 2 

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