Sports Week

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Sports week is upon us! Please see below the schedule of sports that will be taking place this week – the G3 events have been highlighted. Parents are very welcome to come and show you support in cheering on the children on Wendesday 13th February from 10 – 11.20am

House shirts & PE shorts to be worn on Wednesday. 

Homework

Due to the short week, there is no formal written homework this week. However, please do log onto IXL and RazKids to keep working on your reading and math. We have also been really impressed with the home learning taking place around our current UOI so please keep this up and continue to share your findings so we can share in the classroom.

3-Way conferences

We would like to start by thanking all parents for your support last week during the 3-way conferences, we were really impressed with the discussions around the children’s targets.

 

Monday 11

Wednesday 13

1

G4 Steal the Bacon

(Field)

No PE – helping G1-2 Sports Day

2

G4 Benchball

(MYP Gym)

No Swimming – helping G1-2 Sports Day

3

G5 Steal the Bacon

(Field)

G345 Sports Day

(Field)

4

G5 Benchball

(MYP Gym)

G345 Sports Day

(Field)

5

G3 Steal the Bacon

(Field)

6

G3 Benchball

(MYP Gym)

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100 Days of Grade 3

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Firstly, we look like to start by saying a huge thank you to all students and parents for their commitment and support during the 2 days of home learning last week due to the school’s closure. We were very impressed with the children’s work produced and the number of children who went above and beyond expectations. Well done! You should be really proud of your achievements.

Image result for 100 days of school Today Grade 3 have been celebrating their 100 days of Grade 3. As part of last week’s homework the children could design and create a t-shirt to represent 100 days of school and the designs have been amazing! We were especially impressed with those who linked it to our current UOI – exploring 100 meatless foods and a special mention to the shirt design of 100 ways to help the Earth.

3-way conferences:
3-way conferences will continue as planned for the remainder of today for G3A, tomorrow for G3B and make up sessions throughout the rest of the week as per the schedule. If for any reason you are unable to make it to the conference please email to rearrange.

Homework:
This week’s homework will be sent out tomorrow to allow enough time for marking and returning to the students and collected on Friday and usual.

It has been a pleasure welcoming all our students and families back to school today and pleased to see the AQI has dropped. Please be assured we will be monitoring the air quality as per the policy.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.

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Friday 1st February

Update on home learning:

Good morning Grade 3 parents & students,

Thank you for all your support with the home learning tasks, we have been really impressed with the level of commitment to the learning. Just a note to ask your children to check their emails for an update on today’s work.

100 days of School will take place on Monday, if your child has made a t-shirt to celebrate as per the homework option, the are welcome to wear this on Monday.

3-way conferences, for G3A, will take place on Monday as scheduled, however please just keep in mind that we have had limited time to prepare due to the school closure. However, it will be a great opportunity for the children to discuss their goals and targets along with ways that we can all support them to achieve them.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Ms. Jen & Mr Matt

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Science, Science, Science!

As we continue exploring our  Sharing the Planet unit; Sustainable resource use protects the environment, the children have started sorting out their findings on the materials that we use to serve the purpose for a product. For example, we use plastics for water bottles because they are lightweight, waterproof, convenient and cheap to manufacturer. This is a mindset that Grade 3 have started to challenge with the question; is it sustainable?

To investigate the best material to use for a purpose, the children set up a science experiment to explore which material is the most effective for soaking up a liquid, which is the most absorbent.  We were really impressed with the children’s systematic approach to their scientific inquiry, ensuring that the investigation remained a fair test.

Many of the children found the paper towels to be the most effective for absorbing liquids, however they shared a concern that paper towels are not a re-usable resource and concluded that the cloth would be the most suitable material to use as it can be cleaned and used again.

Looking ahead:

This week, alongside our unit work, the children are preparing for the 3-way conferences on Monday 4th February & Tuesday 5th February, with catch up sessions available for later in the week. Sign up sheets are now positioned outside each classroom, please make sure you have selected an appointment by the end of this week.

Please see below a letter sent about the 3-way conferences:

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Homework

This week, we thinking about other resources, other than materials, that we use regularly for example, oxygen, energy (in various forms) and water. We are asking the children to keep a water diary for all of the water that they use in a normal week. Please encourage your child to remember to complete the record sheet each day.

As always, if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks,

Ms Jen, Mr. Matt & Ms. Tik.

 

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‘It’s a load of old rubbish!’

Last week was a very busy one in Grade 3 as we launched fully into our new unit of inquiry. The children did a great job collecting together waste materials from home and it was fascinating to see the range of materials which is thrown away on a regular basis. After classifying and sorting the materials, it was immediately clear that the most popular waste products are made from single use plastics. Following this, we next began to think of what we can do with these resources, other than put them back in the bin.

Through discussion, G3 decided to get creative and made amazing ‘trash monsters’ to spread awareness of the vast range of materials being discarded everyday. The children worked collaboratively across the classes to design and build a wonderful range of characters.

On Friday, it was Grade 3’s turn to lead the PYP assembly – it was a great opportunity for the children to share some of the learning taken place this year. We were super impressed with the level of commitment shown from our students throughout. Furthermore, a big thank you to those risk takers who confidently shared their own personal learning journey either from past units of inquiries or in gymnastics.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents that were able to join us, it was great to see so many of you there supporting.

Homework for this week can now be found in the homework page of this site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Ms. Jen, Mr. Matt & Ms. Tik

 

 

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New Year’s Resolutions

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To kick start the New Year, last week, Grade 3 took some time to reflect on our learning journey so far. It was interesting to reflect on our goals from the beginning of the year and begin setting new goals to work towards. We also thought about New Year’s Resolutions, a tradition which gets us thinking about what habits we might want to try and change to improve our mindset and well-being. As the children complete their Goals, they will be uploaded onto SeeSaw, so please look out for them.

The children were thrilled to be back with their classmates working on goal setting as we checked back into our year long unit – Who We Are.

Looking ahead

A new week, brings a new unit of inquiry:
Central idea: Sustainable resource use protects the environment.

An action packed unit, that we are really excited to start tuning in to. We have asked the children to begin collecting dry, empty waste materials and packaging for our first introduction to the unit. We do ask that if you are kindly donating food packaging that has been used, please ensure it has been washed beforehand.

Homework is now available on the linked web page and as always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,
Ms. Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.

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Happy New Year!

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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.

Homework

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.

Kind regards,
Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.

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National Science Museum

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).

Homework:
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.

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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

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UN Children’s Day 2019

 

Children hold banners. World Children’s Day

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
Thank you,
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Diwali Celebrations

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