Week 3 Term 2

Mr Ed

We had the pleasure to welcome Mr Ed to the grade 5 team last Wednesday, he is a very welcome addition and will be with us until Mr Nic returns.

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How we express ourselves- Exhibition

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the meeting this morning. The links to both Dr Puk’ slides is here and to Grade 5’s slides is here. Please if you have any questions or concerns please ask by email or drop by to see us.

We spent last week investigating lots of ideas which could lead to our exhibition area of study, undertaking a variety of  thinking skills activities in order to identify the area of study which will be chosen for the exhibition investigation. Many students now have an idea of the types of areas they will be looking into however On Thursday’s assembly time some of the specialist teachers will share their own passions with the students and choices may then change.

Maths we are now completing our short study of number patterns and will be moving onto a much longer and more in depth study of fractions, decimals and percentages. the students have been reminded that all Maths skills can be and should be regularly practised at home using the IXL program they all have access to.

In Literacy we will be continuing to work on narrative accounts including using expressive devices such as metaphors and similes to help build the atmosphere of our settings and characters. We will also be looking at perspective and the audience for our narratives.

Sports day

The  P. E. department led us in a very enjoyable afternoon of sport last Friday With running races of varying distances. The enthusiasm from the students was very clear as was their support for each other. congratulations go to all students for taking part with a special mention to the members of Tosakan House for winning this particular competition.

Football -The girls scored a great win of 12- 0 against Wells school. The boys won 11-1 also against Wells which rounded up a great week of sport.

Drama

Many of the students were involved with the Saturday practice of Going for gold. Well done to them and their parents for getting here on a Saturday and for being keen to take part in this production. We look forward to seeing the show on 31st January.

This term there is so much happening as below

January 22nd Grade 5 Coffee Morning on the Exhibition process.

January 27th Chinese New Year celebrations ( Students may wear red/ gold or Chinese clothes)

January 31st Going for gold play 12.30- 1.15

February 10th -14th 3 way conferences

February 17th School closed

February 18th School closed for students

February 19th-21st Bookweek/creativity  week

February 26th- 28th G5 Residential

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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Week 2 Term 2

Week 2

Exhibition

This term sees the a major event for Grade 5 with the exhibition taking place on the 26th and 27th March. We would like to share some information with the parents about this process so have arranged a coffee meeting on 22nd January from 7.50- 8.50 in the All purpose room. We do hope that all of you will be there.

We are now beginning the journey of exhibition and are starting this week by identify what our passions are and how these can be linked to our transdisciplinary theme of ‘How we express ourselves’, before we focus on which particular area of study will be chosen for our exhibition.

Maths we will be continuing to look at number patterns this week with missing elements as a forerunner to basic algebra.

In Literacy we will be continuing to work on narrative accounts including using expressive devices such as metaphors and similes to help build the atmosphere of our settings and characters.

We would like to welcome Dani to G5A we hope he will be very happy at KIS.

This term there is so much happening as below

January 17th- Sports day 10.00 -1.30

January 31st Going for gold play 12.30- 1.15

January 27th Chinese New Year celebrations

February 10th -14th 3 way conferences

February 17th School closed

February 18th School closed for students

February 19th-21st Bookweek/creativity  week

February 26th- 28th G5 Residential

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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Week 1 Term 2

Welcome Back

The students all appear to have had great holiday and are keen to be back at school and learning.

The students were straight back into their learning as can been seen from the photos below.

This term sees the a major event for Grade 5 with the exhibition taking place on the 26th and 27th March. We would like to share some information with the parents about this process so have arranged a coffee meeting on 22nd January from 7.50- 8.50 in the All purpose room. We do hope that all of you will be there.

 

This term there is so much happening as below

January 17th- Sports day 10.00 -1.30

January 23rd Going for gold play 12.30- 1.15

January 27th Chinese New Year celebrations

February 10th -14th 3 way conferences

February 17th School closed

February 18th School closed for students

February 19th-21st Bookweek/creativity  week

February 26th- 28th G5 Residential

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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Week starting 9th December

Last week of term 1

Wow how did it get here so fast! Our last week was as busy as ever.

On Tuesday we had the awards ceremony where three students from each class received a certificate linked to a learner profile attribute from G5A these were Phat, Samar and Gift. For G5B- Kin, Kenji, and Brendan and for G5C- Sankalp, Ronav and Keen. In addition to this award three action awards were given to Sophia- G5A, Weiwei-G5B  and Kaede -G5C. Congratulations to them all.

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Just a quick mention for the Musical and drama club who performed, at the awards ceremony, one of their songs’ Champion ‘ from their upcoming performance entitled ‘Going for gold’.  The actual show will be performed in January so look out for it.

On Wednesday we were invited to a coding workshop and learnt lots about how to code to move robots, cars, complete a rubik cube and to time ourselves. Our reflective words to describe the experience included fascinating, informative and  inspirational.

Also on Wednesday, Grade 5 had their seasonal end of term party where the grade had the opportunity to mix up and play games, relax to a movie, make decorations and of course enjoy the delicious food provided by the parents (thank you for that and to the parents who helped on the day.)

On Thursday we were invited to watch the lower school’s performance. This was a lovely treat, they all did so well.

All of these events went along with our continued Literacy lessons where the students have been creating some fascinating stories. This style of writing will continue into the new term.

As for Maths, the students are finishing their work for the moment on data handling and will be moving onto simple algebra.

Our unit on Energy will soon be at an end and the students will begin their learning journeys towards exhibition. We are are all looking forward to that.

Finally just a a big thank you for all of your support this term and a huge

Happy holiday to you all

Upcoming Events

End of term 1 13th December, 11.30 am

Term 2- 6th January

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Week starting 2nd December

Still busy!

The students in grade 5 have had another very busy week investigating forces and how materials change from one state to another. Their experiments have continued and their knowledge of the scientific process is developing. More experiments to come.

In maths we have been looking at how data and graphs can explain real life issues, we will continue to work on this and find out how averages help us to organise  data.

Narrative writing has been the focus in our Literacy lessons, investigating how to create an atmosphere using figurative language.

Four members of G5B took part in the Maths challenge against 11 other International schools on Wednesday 4th.  They were ably supported by the majority of the rest of the class who worked with all of the teams to ensure that the teams had everything they needed. All students  showed what an asset they are to KIS. A special mention and congratulations on their 6th place position goes to the team members Pann, Pinn, Tong and Sofi.

As an end of term treat grade 5 will be having an end of term party on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th December. We would really appreciate any gifts of food that you feel you could provide for this.

Good news – Mr Nic has undergone his operation and all seems to have gone well. He is now out of hospital. We wish him well in his recovery and look forward to seeing him back next term!

Books for birthdays

Ms Lindsay and Ms Earth would like parents to donate books to the library instead of having cakes for a child’s birthday. The gift of reading will be passed on by this gift,many times over. Please try to support this initiative.

Upcoming Events

Grade 5 Party Wednesday 11th December

End of term 1 13th December, 11.30 am

Term 2- 6th January

 

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Week starting 25th November

Experimenting!

If you had walked into grade 5 this week you may have been surprised to see balloon being blown, s’mores being cooked and windmills turning but it has all been in the name of experimenting.  The students have been challenged to use their knowledge of energy and states of matter and how these change to create an experiment. Working in pairs, small groups and individually they have creatively risen to the challenge with an abundance and variety of experiments. We are looking forward to more of these next week.

In Maths, we have been investigating averages and how these help us to interpret data, this continues next week.

In Literacy, we are moving away from persuasion texts towards creating narrative texts with mood and atmosphere in these, showing not telling.

The next two weeks may be  close to the end of the term but they will be as busy as ever and we do expect students to continue with their reading ,IXL maths and homework assignments. However as an end of term treat grade 5 will be having an end of term party on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th December. We would really appreciate any gifts of food that you feel you could provide for this.

Staying with the Holiday theme please take time to read the excerpts below to see how you could help children in need!

Christmas gift donations- see the Christmas tree in the PYP atrium for gift tags.

Grade 4 Initiative

Ever given a secret Santa gift? Want to give one this year to someone who will really appreciate it? Please read the message below from Mr Zack in Grade 4

Our school is building community spirit by collecting gifts for a local orphanage “Pakkred Babies Home”. We are showing that we care about these kids ages 1-7 by making the following types of donations: money, toys, school/art supplies and Thai books. Donations can be dropped off to your homeroom teachers or in the atrium. Happy Holidays!!!

Books for birthdays

Ms Lindsay and Ms Earth would like parents to donate books to the library instead of having cakes for a child’s birthday. The gift of reading will be passed on by this gift,many times over. Please try to support this initiative.

Residential trip. This is sure to be a rewarding learning experience for all the children. Please return Confirmation letter   and Medical form as soon a possible. Any questions please feel free to contact us.

Upcoming Events

Residential permission slip to be returned by 4th December

School closed in remembrance HM King Bhumibol’s birthday 5th December

Christmas gift donations by 6th December

Grade 5 Party Wednesday 11th December

End of term 1 13th December, 11.30am

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Week starting 18th November


An exciting time

This week saw,the first field trip for Grade 5 this academic year, to Sunny Bangchek Solar power farm. In their reflections, the students wrote about the awesome sight of the ocean of solar panels which seemed to stretch from one side of the large window to another when revealed after the film. They were enthusiastic about all that they learnt but were disappointed that the lovely leaving gift of a recycled bag was covered in plastic as was the post-it note set. This trip really helped the students gain an understanding of a renewable energy source and we will be applying this knowledge in the coming weeks. as we continue our investigations into different types of energy sources.

In Maths we are looking into data and how we collect, organise and represent our findings in graphs.

We are still being persuasive in our Literacy lessons so be aware for those persuasive tactics being used at home. In the next few weeks we may also focus in on some narrative features as we head into the holiday season.

Thank you for all the donations for the PAWS charity with the non-uniform day on Friday being very successful.

Well done to those grade 5 members who took part in the Athletics match on Thursday and the dancers who mesmerized the secondary school with their moves in assembly.

Grade 4 Initiative

Ever given a secret Santa gift? Want to give one this year to someone who will really appreciate it? Please read the message below from Mr Zack in Grade 4

Our school is building community spirit by collecting gifts for a local orphanage “Pakkred Babies Home”. We are showing that we care about these kids ages 1-7 by making the following types of donations: money, toys, school/art supplies and Thai books. Donations can be dropped off to your homeroom teachers or in the atrium. Happy Holidays!!!

Books for birthdays

Ms Lindsay and Ms Earth would like parents to donate books to the library instead of having cakes for a child’s birthday. The gift of reading will be passed on by this gift,many times over. Please try to support this initiative.

Residential trip. This is sure to be a rewarding learning experience for all the children. Please return Confirmation letter   and Medical form as soon a possible. Any questions please feel free to contact us.

Upcoming Events

Residential permission slip to be returned by 4th December

School closed in remembrance HM King Bhumibol’s birthday 5th December

End of term 1 13th December, 11.30am

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Week starting 11th November

Making Connections

This week has seen the end of our sharing the planet unit based upon climate change and the introduction of our How the world works unit on energy. The students, however have spent the week examining the many connections between to the two units especially in consideration of the use of fossil fuels and the introduction of renewable energy sources. Next week, we will begin to look at the science behind how these energies are created and transferred and  how, using the scientific method, we can record our experiments.

It was so lovely this week seeing many of the students dress in traditional Thai costumes for Loy Kratong having made some brilliantly creative Kratongs in their classes.

We have now come to the end of our time area of study in Maths and have moved onto data handling which complements our unit very well. as we find the data in our science investigation and experiments we can learn how to organise and present these facts to a wider audience in our Maths sessions.

In literacy we will are still learning about being persuasive both verbally and in a written form. Watch out for some of the tactics being learnt in class being used with you in the home environment!

After some discussion, the teachers have all decided that the main focus for this half term across all lessons is to be reading for understanding. Which means more reading will be taking place in the classrooms with much discussion and answering of questions about this reading. We are also strongly encouraging the students to read more at home and to discuss their reading with their parents, friends or siblings. This will promote their learning throughout the curriculum. Questions they could be asking themselves or having others ask them are linked here.

Day trip– we are very much looking forward to our first trip out with the student’s on Wednesday. Please ensure that the permission slip has been completed.

Grade 4 Initiative

Ever given a secret Santa gift? Want to give one this year to someone who will really appreciate it? Please read the message below from Mr Zack in Grade 4

Our school is building community spirit by collecting gifts for a local orphanage “Pakkred Babies Home”. We are showing that we care about these kids ages 1-7 by making the following types of donations: money, toys, school/art supplies and Thai books. Donations can be dropped off to your homeroom teachers or in the atrium. Happy Holidays!!!

Books for birthdays

Ms Lindsay and Ms Earth would like parents to donate books to the library instead of having cakes for a child’s birthday. The gift of reading will be passed on by this gift,many times over. Please try to support this initiative.

Residential trip. This is sure to be a rewarding learning experience for all the children. Please return Confirmation letter   and Medical form as soon a possible. Any questions please feel free to contact us.

Upcoming Events

G5 trip to Sunny Bang Chak 20th November

Non-uniform day to raise funds for PAWS 22nd November

Residential permission slip to be returned by 4th December

School closed in remembrance HM King Bhumibol’s birthday 5th December

End of term 1 13th December, 12.00

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Grade 5 Field Trip Letter – November 20th

G5 BCPG Visitor Center letter to parents

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Week starting 4th November


A diverse week

It was so lovely this week welcoming parents in to discuss the learning progress of their children. We hope that you found these meetings as valuable as we did. Discussing learning goals with both parents and students, this week, has enabled us to direct the student’s learning forward, all working together.

The students have been so lucky this week, as when the teachers were talking to the parents, they had focused lessons with Ms Kirsten, where they completed the marshmallow challenge using collaboration and thinking skills, Mr Eric who helped them to practice their communication skills, sending messages digitally in different ways and with Ms Lindsay who gave the students the opportunity to practice their research skills. All great skills which will be needed when the students start work on their exhibition.

Our climate change unit is drawing to a close with the students really understanding the big ideas, helped by our guest speaker on Monday Ms Linn who talked with passion about how she had set up the Bangkok climate change protest.  At her first meeting only a few people arrived and then more and more so that over 300 hundred people arrived at the last protest showing the importance of commitment to a cause and perseverance. Hopefully inspiring grade 5 with her words. Next week we will be moving onto our ‘How the world works’ unit about Energy and Matter.

After some discussion, the teachers have all decided that the main focus for this half term across all lessons is to be reading for understanding. Which means more reading will be taking place in the classrooms with much discussion and answering of questions about this reading. We are also strongly encouraging the students to read more at home and to discuss their reading with their parents, friends or siblings. This will promote their learning throughout the curriculum. Questions they could be asking themselves or having others ask them are linked here.

 

Books for birthdays

Ms Lindsay and Ms Earth would like parents to donate books to the library instead of having cakes for a child’s birthday. The gift of reading will be passed on by this gift,many times over. Please try to support this initiative.

Persuasive texts are still the focus for Literacy- how to argue convincingly to put across a point of view both verbally and in a written format, this will continue into next week.

In Maths, we are coming to the end of our work on Time, and have been looking at real life problems using timetables and schedules for buses, trains etc to calculate the time it takes for particular journeys. We will soon be moving on to investigate data.

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Eight of our Grade 5 Girls delighted us with their dance moves on Wednesday Morning. So good were they that Dynamix won the primary competition for KIS.  Congratulations should go to Cali, Ninny, Kaede, Chloe, Mikli, Proud, Ishita and Kana.

Residential trip. This is sure to be a rewarding learning experience for all the children. Please return Confirmation letter   and Medical form as soon a possible. Any questions please feel free to contact us.

Influenza update

Upcoming Events

Loy Kratong  11th November. Thai clothes may be worn.

Parent Forum November 11th

KISPA  Meeting 12th November

G5 trip to Sunny Bang Chak 20th November

Residential permission slip to be returned by 4th December

School closed in remembrance HM King Bhumibol’s birthday 5th December

End of term 1 13th December

 

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