Friday 15th January

Wow! What a week! I’d like to start by saying a huge congratulations to all our students and also their families. It was the first week starting with the full timetable and schedule and the students have managed their time really well and completed tasks to a high level which is excellent to see.

We feel the timetable is working really well to motivate and engage the students throughout the school day, please see below a copy of the weekly timetable for your reference. Please note this timetable does not change week to week.

Remote-Learning-Grade-3-Timetable-Student_Parent

As always, the weekly planning will be posted on a Friday and next week’s planning can be found here. In addition, we will be sharing a ‘What you will need for next week’ which includes information about any resources that will be required for the following week’s lessons.

You can find the document for next week here:

Wk3_ What you will need for learning next week

Please note that for maths, there is a ‘fraction wall’ attached to this document that, if you have a printer, it would be useful for the students to have a hard copy of, however, a printed copy is not essential.

Fractions wall and number line

Thank you also for those of you who were able to make it to the parent meeting on Wednesday morning, your feedback was very helpful and we are looking into organsing some social times for the students, exploring the possibility of doing this as a lunch club. We will be hosting the next parent meeting on Wednesday, please see the email sent this week for more information and the zoom link (which remains the same). We know that none of this is possible without your support so thank you very much for everything you are doing. If you have any questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

jennifer.ja@edu.kis.ac.th
ronyii.gi@edu.kis.ac.th
toni.lo@edu.kis.ac.th

Have a wonderful and restful weekend,
G3 Team

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Friday 8th January

Dear Grade 3 students and families, 

We would like to start by saying a huge thank you for all of your support over the past 3 days and patience as we make the final preparations for beginning our full program from Monday. 

This update will outline necessary information regarding remote learning in Grade 3 and give you an insight into what a typical school day would look like for our students.

As you are aware we will be moving to a full schedule inline with the timetable of a typical day in school. Class timetables for G3A, B & C can all be found below for your reference. I would suggest printing a copy and having this visible in your child’s learning environment. 

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

A daily timetable will also be shared with all students, via Google Classroom at 7:50 each morning. This outlines the day’s tasks and also the times at which they will take place, again we are aiming to keep the remote learning as close to a nominal school day timetable as possible. Therefore, when the students would normally have PE, they will attend a remote learning PE class. Alongside the daily timetable, students will also see a video, from their homeroom teacher explaining what will be happening on that day. Please encourage your child to watch the video each morning and if they have any questions to bring those to the homeroom session from 7:50-8:10 each morning. 

You can find an blank template below for your reference: 

Example

It is important that students are reminded that ALL specialist classes will commence with a Google Meet Video Call regardless of whether the class will be taught fully on video or partly synchronous and partly asynchronous. We will be reminding the students of this as we go. Therefore when it is time for a specialist class, students will enter the Google Classroom of that subject and click on the link at the top to join the Google Meet Video Call. 

As always, the weekly planning will be posted on a Friday and next week’s planning can be found here. In addition, we will be sharing a ‘What you will need for next week’ which includes information about any resources that will be required for the following week’s lessons.

You can find the document for next week here: 

What you will need Wk1

We understand that this is a lot of information however we are confident that the students will soon know exactly what they need to do. If they are stuck at any time, they can post onto our G3 Padlet helpdesk: https://padlet.com/jennifer_ja/ao2v3ayktvdzmqst 

Comment on Google Classroom Posts or email your homeroom teacher: 

jennifer.ja@edu.kis.ac.th
ronyii.gi@edu.kis.ac.th
toni.lo@edu.kis.ac.th

Don’t worry about anything, we are here to help you and will go through everything together. 

Reminders to help you be successful in remote learning. 

  1. Try and wake up at the same time everyday.
  2. School is from 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  3. Have a healthy breakfast.
  4. Get ready for school – wear a school shirt. 
  5. Have your materials ready, and your learning space clean and organized.
  6. Log into google classroom and Check the schedule for the day, post questions in the comments. 
  7. Watch the morning video. Post question or comments. 
  8. Join the G3 morning help desk (padlet) if you have questions about the learning activities for the day. (There will also be a daily homeroom Google Meet where you can ask any questions you may have for the day ahead).

For parents, we will be hosting a weekly parent meeting on a Wednesday @ 8:10am-8:50am, please feel free to join us at this time to ask any questions that you may have or share your experiences. A zoom link will be emailed out to you before this meeting.

A huge thank you again for all of your support and we look forward to working with you through this time.

Warm regards and have an enjoyable weekend,

G3 Team

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Welcome back and a Happy New Year!

Dear Parents, students and families,

We know that we would all rather be in school and be all together, but until that is possible we are going to be continuing our Grade 3 learning journey from our homes. This week we will be focusing on tuning back into who we are as learners and revising strategies to support effective learning at home, specifically setting up a learning environment for the next three weeks. We will be creating classroom agreements for our remote learning and making sure that everyone is clear on how to find tasks, activities and where you can find help as and when you need it. 

Starting on Monday we will begin to follow our daily schedule which outlines lesson times including specialist classes. The schedule will also include all of the links you will need for online, video lessons. On Friday afternoon you will receive your schedule for the following week and an outline of the week’s learning, including any materials you may need. We will be using a combination of Google Meet, with homeroom teachers and zoom for specialist classes. Google meets is very easy to access, it is on the front page of our google classroom, when it is time for your lesson to start, you will see a link, simply click on that and you are good to go. We will go through this together so don’t worry. 

We would love to welcome you all back starting with our first Google Meet as a homeroom class at 12:30pm today. It would be great to see all the students then and we can talk through what to expect, and how to get support.

For Today (Wednesday 6th January)

Task 1 @10am: Visit Seesaw from 10am for the first activity (Where will you work during remote learning?) Please make sure you watch the loom video by clicking on the link this will explain everything you need to know to complete the task. 

Homeroom Google Meet @12:30pm: As 12:30 head to Google Classroom and click on the Google Meet Link at the top, this will take you to join our video meeting to welcome everyone back to the new term and discuss what to expect over the next couple of weeks. 

Task 2 @ 1pm: Visit Seesaw from 1pm for today’s second activity (Winter Holiday Recount) read the instructions carefully and complete the two pages on the template. 

What to do If you are stuck:

If you are stuck at any time, you can post onto our G3 Padlet helpdesk: https://padlet.com/jennifer_ja/ao2v3ayktvdzmqst

You can also comment on Google Classroom Posts or email your homeroom teacher: 

jennifer.ja@edu.kis.ac.th

ronyii.gi@edu.kis.ac.th

toni.lo@edu.kis.ac.th

Don’t worry about anything, we are here to help you and will go through everything together. 

Reminders to help you be successful. 

  1. Try and wake up at the same time everyday.
  2. School is from 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  3. Have a healthy breakfast.
  4. Get ready for school – wear a school shirt. 
  5. Have your materials ready, and your learning space clean and organized.
  6. Log into google classroom and Check the schedule for the day, post questions in the comments. 
  7. Watch the morning video. Post question or comments. 
  8. Join the G3 morning help desk (padlet) if you have questions about the learning activities for the day. (There will also be a daily homeroom Google Meet where you can ask any questions you may have for the day ahead). 
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Thank you!!

A huge thank you for such a successful party this afternoon. It wouldn’t have ever been possible without all your help.
As a final treat in G3, tomorrow we are going to be having a low key pyjama party. Students are welcome to bring in their PJ’s, a blanket or a cuddly toy to wear or have with them whilst watching a movie and enjoying some hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Please ensure all students come to school in uniform and change, if they wish, at school. We have final practises for the assembly happening in the afternoon and therefore will need uniform for then.

Many thanks for all the support, what a fantastic end to a wonderful term. We look forward to sharing some of our highlights of the year so far in Friday’s assembly.

Warm regards,

G3 Team

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Final Week of Term 1

As we head into the final week of the term, we have been busy wrapping up our last unit; How we Organise Ourselves. Grade 3 have been working hard creating our very own organisations within the theme of ‘The Gift of Giving’. Students worked collaboratively to establish a mission statement and identify the responsibilities and tasks to be undertaken. Grade 3 worked hard on developing social and time management skills as well as speaking and listening. Everyone had a great time visiting the different organisations and left feeling very festive and positive.

We are in the process of editing a video from the afternoon that we will share with you as soon as it’s ready…watch this space!

On Friday we were also lucky enough to take part in the hour of code on Friday with a range of different coding activities. Students loved exploring different technology and putting their skills of programming and decoding into action.

End of term assembly: Friday 18/12/20

We are now well underway with our preparations for the Grade 3 end of term assembly on Friday. The assembly will consist of sharing lots of our exciting learning from the term with a focus on Our Changing Earth which was a favorite among the students this year. In addition we will be reflecting on some of our best bits of the year so far alongside some musical numbers led by Mr Chris.

The assembly will take place at 9am-9:45, after which students will return to the classroom where you are welcome to sign out your child and enjoy the Christmas fair before starting your holidays. Any questions, please do ask.

G3 Party: Wednesday 16.12.20

We also have our G3 party on Wednesday; Students are welcome to come to school in party clothes of their choosing. G3C have PE in the morning therefore we ask G3C students to come in their PE kit and change into their party clothes afterwards.

We’d love to be able to welcome all of our families to join the celebration however under current restrictions it’s just not possible so we will be sure to take lots of photos throughout the afternoon to share with you.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support this term, so much wouldn’t be possible without your help.!

If we don’t see you over the week, We’d like to wish all our families a restful and enjoyable holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Warm regards,

G3 Team

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Change to G3B Swimming for this week

So that G3B students do not miss out on swimming this week, Mr Vern has kindly managed to secure a swimming lesson time for G3B only tomorrow in the afternoon. Therefore please can you remind students they will need their swimming things tomorrow to change into.

G3C swimming will remain as normal on Friday, Monday for G3A.

Many thanks for your help.

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A few updates

Dear G3 families,

We are at the height of our current unit, ‘How we Organise Ourselves’ students are busy creating their own organisations to demonstrate their skills for working collaboratively. The theme for the showcase is ‘The Gift of Giving’. Students have been designing short activities to complete with their friends, following the mission statement of their organisation and are very excited for the showcase this Friday.

As we head into the last two weeks of term, we are also busy preparing for the final assembly on Friday 18th December, please see below important information regarding end of term events:

Holiday Calendar 2020

After the assembly has finished on the Friday, you will be able to sign our child out from the classroom and enjoy the Christmas Fair before enjoying the start of the holidays.

We also have the Red Bin collection and Holiday Gift Giving events currently taking place:

Holiday Gift Giving Poster

Red Bins F.pptx (2)

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We know this is a busy time of the year but lots of look forward to and enjoy.

Many thanks for all of your continued support,

G3 Team

 

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Information for Sportsday: Friday 4th December

Dear Parents and Families,

Please see Mr Ben’s PE blog for updated information regarding tomorrow’s sport day events: https://www.mrbenspehub.com/ugs-pe-blog 

Screenshot at 2020-12-03 13-37-40

Also a reminder, if you wish to take your child home after the sports day activities, please communicate this with the homeroom teacher and sign your child out before leaving.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there,

G3 Team

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Monday 30th November

Last week was a busy one as we really started to explore the lines of inquiry in our new unit. As part of the homework, we asked the students to research the responsibilities of different departments and roles within the organisation of KIS. We were really impressed with the knowledge the students have gained and compiled all of the research before thinking of the connections between the different departments. Furthermore how they rely on each other to support the organisation in achieving their mission. 

In maths, we have been continuing our work on applying our understanding of measurement and properties of 2D shapes to calculate the area and perimeter of regular and irregular polygons. Using the numicon, students created a whole variety of different shapes and started exploring different ways of finding the area; beginning with counting the squares before many made the connection to multiplication and arrays. 

Language has been really fun as we continued exploring the different ways an author of a story will interest the reader. This is often used with descriptive language and figurative speech. Therefore this week, we challenged the students to paint a picture with words. Giving each student an image of a setting and asking them to describe the setting with as much detail as possible before giving their description to a friend as seeing if they can draw the settings. It was interesting to see the positional language required to successfully replicate the original image.

As we start to look ahead to the last 3 weeks of term, it’s getting busier as we think about the end of term Christmas assembly, class parties and other exciting events. Please keep a close eye on this space for more information as we receive it. 

Upcoming events: 

Friday 4th December: Sports Day @ 9:50-10:30am (House shirts required)
Primary G1-G5 sports day will look a little different this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please feel free to come along to support your children and cheer on your house at the given time slots for your child’s  grade.
If you wish to take your child home after the sports day activities, please communicate this with the homeroom teacher and sign your child out before leaving. 

Friday 18th December: G3 Assembly @ 9am in the Auditorium  & Christmas fair ‘KISPA MarketPlace’. 

Following the performance and time to look around the Christmas fair you are welcome to take your children home and enjoy the Christmas break. All students will have snack in the classroom before the assembly and  be given a packed lunch to take home on this day.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to the festivities and events ahead.

G3 Team.

Holiday Calendar 2020

 

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A letter from Ms June

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