26th November

Parent G5 Weekly Blue Planner November 29th- 3rd December

G5 What I Need For Next Week November 29th

Coming events

Wednesday 1st December – Sports day ( the students will need to wear their house t -shirts on that day.) The schedule will be shared nearer the day.

Monday 6th December – School closed 

Friday 17th December – last day of Term 1

 

Unit of inquiry

The migration presentations, for many, this week were very successful. However all students have identified areas in which they can improve in readiness for their exhibitions next term.

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We have also started our new unit of inquiry based upon the transdisciplinary theme of ‘Sharing the Planet.’  We will be looking into the attributes which make someone a Global Citizen. Investigating first, the different parts of the transdisciplinary theme- looking into the sharing of finite resources, peace and conflict, community relationships and equal opportunities.

Literacy

This week the students have been reflecting on what they have learnt this term and how they can communicate this in writing and images through their portfolios. Next week the focus will be on paragraphing, the how and the why of including these in our writing.

Numeracy

Differing multiplication strategies have been the focus of our Numeracy sessions this week with the students learning the different methods and applying these to appropriate problems. They have then shared their knowledge with others explaining both the methods and why they felt it was best suited for the problem. This investigation will be extended to include division strategies next week.

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“Virtual Parent Book Club 2021 

Upon parent request, Ms. Alex will be running another Parent Book Club this school year. The Book Club will be virtual, and open to all. In order to gather information regarding parent interest and availability, Ms. Alex would like to ask parents to fill out a Google Form (link here). If you are interested in joining the Virtual Parent Book Club this year, please fill this form out by November 26th.”

School Counselor Ms Alex

Please take a look at the Ms Alex’s (Counselor) blog it has some really interesting reports on how you can help your child when working online and also with the upcoming return to campus.Counselor’s Blog

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn

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19th November

Parent planner G5 Weekly Blue Planner November 22nd – 26th
G5 What I Need For Next Week Nov 22nd

Welcome Back Everybody!

It was lovely to welcome both Group 1 and 2 back into school this week. As you can see we all enjoyed being here and having a little bit more space to move about in, in our drama and presentation skills lessons.

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Unit of inquiry

This week the students have been collaborating with their peers to create a presentation based upon a chosen refugee/migration diary. They have written scripts, created backdrops and practiced their acting skills. We are really looking forward to seeing these next week.

Literacy

The focus this week has been on how to improve our vocal and acting skills in order to present our end of unit presentations next week. We worked on body movement, voice confidence and an awareness of our environments.

Numeracy

The students have been investigating different strategies to solve multiplication problems in order for them to be able to choose the most appropriate method for their own learning and for the problem in hand.  We will be continuing this line of inquiry next week and will  begin to delve into more complicated problems.

Loy Kratong

It was wonderful that many of the students could celebrate Loy Kratong this week by making kratongs and by wearing traditional dress. We hope you have a very enjoyable celebration today.

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School Counselor Ms Alex

Please take a look at the Ms Alex’s (Counselor) blog it has some really interesting reports on how you can help your child when working online and also with the upcoming return to campus.Counselor’s Blog

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn

 

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12th November

Parent Planner G5 Weekly Blue Planner November 15th-19th

G5 What I Need For Next Week November 15th

As we will be teaching live there will not be a weekly meeting for parents.

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We had a lovely time welcoming Group 1 students on campus this week and we felt sad that we could not welcome Group 2 however we look forward to seeing them next week at the times below. 

Group 1 students – Monday and Tuesday starting at 7.30 am, picked up at 2.00pm

Groups 2 students – Thursday and Friday starting at 7.30 am, picked up at 2.00pm

Group 3 students who will be working remotely all week.

The students have been requested to bring certain items from home when they are in school. These will be brought back home on a daily basis but should have their names on them. Please see the list below.

  • A reasonable sized backpack to fit into cubbies
  • A pencil case with supplies (we will provide the usual supplies but the less sharing needed the better)
  • Personal water Bottle
  • Spare masks
  • Lunch/snack if choosing this option
  • Utensils, spoon/fork (optional)
  • Whiteboard and pen.
  • Exercise books Literacy, Numeracy and UOI

Ms Amanda the art teacher would also like the the students to return their art sketchbooks on the first day they return to campus so that she can catch up with their art so far this term.

Unit of inquiry

The students have been looking into the impacts on a community which migration can have and investigating famous immigrants. Take a look at the video’s below to find out about a few of these.

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Prai- Albert Einstein

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LY6owzlDBz-sVo2KVvfWWtW9Qqzaijrr/view?usp=sharing

Ishika- France

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The students are now investigating and preparing for their end of unit presentation. This will not only show their learning about migration but will enhance their speaking and listening and presentation techniques. We are looking forward to seeing these in the coming weeks.

Literacy

Connected to the presentation task, the students will be looking into how a story can be changed into a script. Investigating the features of a script which need to be included, for example setting the scene and stage directions.

Numeracy

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As you can see from above the students have been reviewing their knowledge of mental strategies involved with multiplication to ensure they have a secure understanding of these before we move further with written procedures. They have also been evaluating timetable games to reflect on which ones will help them to learn most efficiently.

School Counselor Ms Alex

Please take a look at the Ms Alex’s (Counselor) blog it has some really interesting reports on how you can help your child when working online and also with the upcoming return to campus.Counselor’s Blog

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn

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5th November

Parent Planner G5 Weekly Blue Planner November 8th-12th (2)

G5 What I Need For Next Week 8th November 2021

Timetable Hybrid (1)

As we will be teaching live there will not be a weekly meeting for parents.

We are all very excited and eager to welcome many of the Grade 5 students back on Campus next week.

Group 1 students – Monday and Tuesday starting at 7.30 am, picked up at 2.00pm

Groups 2 students – Thursday and Friday starting at 7.30 am, picked up at 2.00pm

Group 3 students who will be working remotely all week.

The students have been requested to bring certain items from home when they are in school. These will be brought back home on a daily basis but should have their names on them. Please see the list below.

  • A reasonable sized backpack to fit into cubbies
  • A pencil case with supplies (we will provide the usual supplies but the less sharing needed the better)
  • Personal water Bottle
  • Spare masks
  • Lunch/snack if choosing this option
  • Utensils, spoon/fork (optional)
  • Whiteboard and pen.
  • Exercise books Literacy, Numeracy and UOI

Ms Amanda the art teacher would also like the the students to return their art sketchbooks on the first day they return to campus so that she can catch up with their art so far this term.

Unit of inquiry

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We were very lucky this week to have a presentation by Ms Koong in which she told us about her time working in a refugee camp helping refugees to learn to speak English before they departed Thailand for other countries. The children were really engaged and asked some excellent questions.

They have also written some in depth and thoughtful questions for two students in Grade 9, Haddsa and Stalone who are helping us with our investigations. We thank both the students and Ms Koong for giving up their time to help us understand the issue of migration.

The students will continue this week to investigate the cultural  impacts which an influx of  immigrants could have on the community they have entered.

Literacy

Having completed their three diary extracts the students are going to be investigating a way to present these to the rest of their classes. Researching play scripts, newscasts and puppet shows may even be mentioned.

Numeracy

The students will move on next week from refining their addition and subtraction skills using word problems to a study of multiplication and division including the use of factors.

School Counselor Ms Alex

Please take a look at the Ms Alex’s (Counselor) blog it has some really interesting reports on how you can help your child when working online and also with the upcoming return to campus.Counselor’s Blog

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn

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29th October

Parent Planner G5 Weekly Blue Planner November 1st – 5th

G5 What I Need For Next Week 1st November

Parent Meeting Zoom Every Monday at 12.50

Halloween

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As part of our core mission statement Creating a caring and inclusive community the Grade 5 students created a  padlet of games, art activities to make, paper tasks and even some cooking videos to entertain the rest of  the school on today’s Halloween event. The students had fun creating the activities and showed off their  presentation skills in a wide variety of videos incorporating instructions, jokes and dramatic storytelling.  Many of the students successfully managed to collaborate with their classmates and with students from the rest of the grade level (even during online learning). Well done to all the students who took the time and effort to make something to be enjoyed by the whole community.

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Unit of inquiry

This week the students have been refining their understanding of the push and pull factors and the vocabulary which is associated with migration as well as investigating personal stories of refugees. They also did a wonderful job at the beginning of the week presenting their refugee crisis research to the rest of the class.  Next week the main theme will be focussed around who helps people who migrate and the impact that immigrants can have on the countries they move to both good and not so good.

Literacy

Having researched the facts to be used in their diaries, the students will this week complete their diary challenge by writing three diary extracts which tell the story of someone migrating from one country to another. Starting with the first extract explaining why the move takes place, the second extract based upon the journey undertaken and the third extract sees the character reach a destination. We are really looking forward to reading these.

Numeracy

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After consolidating their addition and subtraction skills this week, the students will be applying these skills in a range of real life situation problem solving next week.

School Counselor Ms Alex

Please take a look at the Ms Alex’s (Counselor) blog it has some really interesting reports on how you can help your child when working online and also with the upcoming return to campus.Counselor’s Blog

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn

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22nd October

Parent Planner G5 Weekly Blue Planner October 25th -29th

G5 What I Need For Next Week 26th October (2)

Wonderful News!

The campus will be reopening on the 8th November for PYP students. We are so looking forward to welcoming students back on site in a safe and thoughtful manner. Look out for much more information coming your way about this in the next few weeks.

Holiday- Monday 25th October 

Enjoy your day if you are lucky enough to spend it with your family. We will see everybody on Tuesday.

There will not be our usual meeting this week as Monday is a holiday. If you have any urgent questions please direct these to your child’s teacher.

School Counselor Ms Alex

Please take a look at the Ms Alex’s (Counselor) blog it has some really interesting reports on how you can help your child when working online and also with the upcoming return to campus.Counselor’s Blog

  • Thursday October 28th – 2:00pm – Primary Parent workshop “Well-being” with Ms. Alex the PYP counselor link 

 

Kispa Pinktober

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Are you wearing pink or have you been to any of KISPA’s special events  to raise awareness of breast Cancer by wearing pink? If not, no worries as lots more events will be happening next week.

Unit of inquiry

The highlight of our week was the virtual visit from Mr Tan and Mr Tri from the MYP. They shared with us their experiences of emigrating from Vietnam. Mr Tan shared a book which thoughtfully told the story of another refugee whilst  Mr Tri shared his personal story. Describing the push factor for his departure from his home country, his dangerous journey, his final destination and the challenges he met there. The students were really engaged in the stories and sent their thanks some of which I include here.

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Next week, the students will be presenting their research about a particular refugee crisis. This will be a great opportunity for the students to evaluate  their research, collaboration and presentation skills ahead of exhibition which will take place in term 2.

Literacy

Along with identifying figurative elements in a variety of contexts the students have begun writing their personal diaries based upon the experience of someone who is emigrating from their country. We are really looking forward to reading these to find the diary features and the facts included within them.

Numeracy

The students have had a whistle stop tour this week moving from converting standard units of distance to Mass and then to capacity. They also created their own scales.

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They have also been learning the differences between Mass and weight and also between volume and capacity. If you are not sure, ask them, hopefully they will give you a good answer.

Next week we will be reviewing addition and subtraction strategies and procedures.

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn

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8th October

Parent Planner G5 Weekly Blue Planner October 18th – 22nd

G5 What I Need For Next Week October 18th

Parent Meeting Zoom Every Monday at 12.50

A half term already!

It is hard to believe that we have completed the first half term of the academic year and even though this has been all in remote learning so much has been achieved. The students have settled really well into Grade 5 producing some excellent examples of their learning. These include their explanation texts, their family trees, the numerous jamboards of mathematical concepts and  wonderful conversations about their reading. We have also held parent conferences, house days and had several individual conversations with students about their learning. Next half term we will be joining with KISPA to raise awareness of breast Cancer by wearing pink.

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We are looking forward to being back on campus in any form that may take next half term and meeting many of the students in person.

Unit of inquiry

This week the students have been presenting their family trees to the rest of their class. Whilst doing so we have been investigating the reasons why people might migrate from one place to another- the push and pull factors. We have also been learning how to use the Cornell method to aid our notetaking skills. After the holiday we will be hearing from some guest speakers who will retell their personal stories of migration.

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Literacy

Figurative elements such as, smilies, metaphors and personification have been a focus this week identifying these and using them in our own writing. We have also been revisiting our diary writing skills and creating characters to write from their perspective. We will continue this next half term when the students will need to research in order to add facts to their diary writing.

Numeracy

The students have been consolidating their understanding of multiplying decimal numbers with reference to conversions and the real world of distance measurement. After the break they will use this knowledge to apply similar rules to mass and capacity. They will need to prepare themselves by having a coat hanger, string and two large plastic cups (preferably recycled) or soup bowls and 8 double A batteries as per photo below.

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A wonderful opportunity

Please check out the online Maths Challenge on this link for a chance to win some great prizes.

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Kaew, Ms Ning, Ms Pinn

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1st October

Parent G5 Weekly Planner October 4th – 8th (1)

G5 What I Need For Next Week October 4th

Parent Meeting Zoom Every Monday at 12.50

Unit of inquiry

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A new unit of inquiry was started this week, based upon the transdisciplinary theme of Where we are in place and time, with a focus on human migration. As a provocation, the students have been looking into their personal histories to find out about the migration of their family members. Continuing on from this, the students will be looking into the main reasons why people migrate.

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Please see the image above to find out how one Grade 5 boy is choosing to take action, please help if you can.

Literacy

What are diaries

This week the students have been creating their own checklist for the elements which should be contained within a diary text. Using this they then wrote a diary about an important event in their lives. Next week they will be investigating the different elements of figurative language which could help them to add detail to their writing of these events.

Numeracy

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The students have been consolidating their understanding of how to convert one standard unit to another when solving problems associated with distance. Next week they will apply these skills to the areas of mass and capacity.

A wonderful opportunity

Please check out the online Maths Challenge on this link for a chance to win some great prizes.

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Kaew, Ms Ning, Ms Pinn

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Counselor’s Blog

Dear Parents,

Please visit the Counselor’s Blog this week to find out some ideas on”how to talk to your child about school”. This is especially useful since we have just completed our Parent-Teacher Conferences.

https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/counselor/

Happy Monday

G5Team

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Friday 24th September

Parent Planner G5 Weekly Blue Planner September 27th – October 1st (1) (1)

G5 What I Need For Next Week Sept. 27th

Parent Meeting Zoom Every Monday at 12.50

House Day

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What a wonderful day the students have had today with activities ranging from Music, Thai to P.E and art.  By looking at  the pictures above you can see some of the activities they were engaged in. We thank all of those staff members who were involved today and who helped Ms Shelley in the organisation of this as we know that these days do not happen without lots of preparation.

Parent Conferences

It was wonderful to meet so many of you today even if online and to be able to discuss ways to jointly support your child’s learning. We hope that you too found the meetings valuable.

Unit of inquiry

After completing the ‘How we organise ourselves’ unit last week Grade 5 is now moving onto a unit about migration based upon the transdisciplinary theme of ‘Where we are in place and time’. The students will be investigating the reasons humans move from one country to another and the impact that this movement has on the individuals, communities and cultures associated with it.

Literacy 

The students will be inquiring into what make a good diary extract in readiness to write their own linked to their unit research. They will also be finding out about ways to record their notes from both internet searches and guest presentations.

Numeracy

We will be continuing our learning into decimal numbers and how these are used in measurement activities, investigating both the need for standard units and how these convert from one to another.

A wonderful opportunity

Please check out the online Maths Challenge on this link for a chance to win some great prizes.

If you have any questions  please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.

The Grade 5 Team

G5A Carole Parker carole.pa@kis.ac.th

G5B Martyn Svendsen martyn.sv@kis.ac.th

G5C Nic Monnin nicholas.mo@kis.ac.th

Ms Kaew, Ms Ning, Ms Pinn

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