Thursday June 2

The A Capella performance today was a wonderful way to finish the week. We were really inspired by the confidence of the performers and it was great to be able to ask Questions and find out about the hard work and dedication that led to them pursuing their passion to such a high level. It was also followed by amazing performances by the PYP bands at lunchtime! Truly inspirational!

In Maths this week we enjoyed sharing our Probability themed Marble Runs with Grade 3 students on Monday. G4 students had a great time sharing and presenting their runs, explaining the probabilities of each outcome and the Grade 3s loved winning house points!

In Literacy we have been further developing our websites including instructional videos and slideshows connected to our passions. We’ve also been working on our Shark Tank pitches and developing our persuasive language skills.

We hope you have a lovely long weekend and see you next week for the last week of Grade 4!

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Friday May 20

A wonderful turnout at the SLCs on Monday. There was a real buzz around the school with parents and family in and it was really lovely to see your children sharing their learning so confidently with you. We hope you had a fun time!

This week we have been continuing to develop our understanding of how fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of representing whole-part relationships. Students have been exploring equivalent fraction, mixed numbers, improper fractions and how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators. Next week we will be applying our fraction understandings to Listing outcomes of chance experiments involving equally likely outcomes and represent probabilities of those outcomes using fractions when students design and build their own Games of Chance.

We have also been continually adding to our Passion Websites. These websites are becoming a centrepiece for our learning within our How We Organise Ourselves unit and also a great chance to apply the skills students learnt during our How We Express Ourselves unit. They are also packed with inspirational writing and Literacy projects including some exciting “how to” instructional media!

Have a great weekend!

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Friday May 6

A short but busy week in G4! We hope you and your family had a lovely couple of holidays this week but we made the most of the days we were in school and packed them with learning!

Students are constantly developing their understanding of understanding of how fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are ways of representing whole-part relationships. We have been exploring the concept of equivalent fractions and how to find the fraction of a quantity. 

Our Literacy lessons have focussed on adding content to our Passions websites. It’s been a great chance for your child to apply their literacy skills that they have previously learnt to craft exciting homepages and timelines to describe the history of their Passions. We also welcomed Khun Thanachai Sundaravej, from Cloud Publishing, who gave students an engaging insight into the world of illustration.

You will soon be receiving contact from the school office about how to sign up for Student Led Conferences on May 16th. These conferences are led by the student and the teacher is only on hand as technical support. It is effectively a non-school day and you and your child are able to book a one hour timeslot when you can come into their classroom and engage in some learning activities with them. Here are some more details:

Student Conferences:

Student Led Conferences will be taking place Monday 16th May 2022. Further information and sign up schedule will be given nearer the time. Below are a few things to expect.

  • Parents will make an hour appointment on the set schedule and bring in their child for that time only
  • Parents with more than one child can sign up for consecutive hours.
  • Only 2 adults per child
  • Students only come in for their appointed hour and then leave – its a no-school day for them (There will be 4 students each session.)
  • There will be 4 centres in your child’s classroom for parents and students to rotate.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be outside the external classroom door for parents and students
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • ATKs tests are expected for staff, parents, and students the day before

Have a great weekend!

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Friday April 22nd

This week we made connections to our last How we express ourselves unit and our new How we organise ourselves unit. We begun planning how our Passions could be run as a business or organisation and thought about how to share our passion with a wider audience using digital technology.

On Thursday we welcomed Mr Manit from the KIS Marketing team who presented about what makes an effective brand. His session really engaged the students and they learnt about how the KIS brand, and specifically its logo, has developed over time. The students then started applying their new understanding to their Passions website plans and redesigned the KIS logo too!

In Maths we wrapped our own inquiry into the coordinate plane system and enjoyed playing some classic games like Battleships and drawing mystery shapes. In Literacy sessions we applied the writing process to different genres to help us write content for our websites.

Next week we will continue inquiring into our new central idea of how Entrepreneurs find success through innovation, planning and resilience. For full detailed planning, please click here.

Have a great weekend!

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8th April

As we head off to the Songkran break we’d like to share with you these inspirational quotes that your children have made:

This week we worked with Mr Eric to explore Green Screen technology and turned our inspirational quotes into inspiring video clips. Check your child’s Seesaw to be inspired!

Have a wonderful break and we look forward to being back on April 18th!

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April 1

We had a great week working on our Media Design challenges and Maths challenges. From designing and drawing plans of our dream homes, redesigning book covers, to planning and advertising our End of Term Party there was loads of fun to be had.

Next week we are looking forward to being back on campus before the Songkran break. We will spend the week’s Maths sessions wrapping up our inquiries into area, perimeter and volume. In Literacy we will be sharing our stories inspired by fairytales and publishing them using different media. We look forward to adding to the ‘Student Authors’ section in the PYP library. As always, full learning outcomes can be found here.

Please be reminded that next Wednesday is a school holiday. Have a great weekend!

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Friday March 18th

Although we were all remote learning on Thursday and Friday this week we saw some excellent student engagement with our G4 Math challenges and some further tuning into our new unit People use media to create or manipulate messages for specific purposes.

We really enjoyed seeing the students apply their problem solving skills to our Math Challenges such as this “Which doesn’t belong?” prompt. Which one do you think doesn’t belong?

In Literacy we had lots of fun experimenting with points of view and perspective while responding to some Fairy Tales. It was fun to think about these traditional tales from a different angle – have you ever wondered how that poor wolf felt being called “The Big Bad Wolf” all the time!?

Looking forward to being back on campus next week and digging deeper into our first line of inquiry; An inquiry into using media to influence. As always, detailed learning outcomes can be found here. Have a great weekend!

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Friday March 11

Thank you to everyone for your time and enthusiasm during this week’s parent conferences. We hope the conference gave you a deep understanding of your child’s progress and next steps. If you have not arranged a conference yet, please contact your homeroom teacher.

This week we did some final reflections as part of our How the World Works unit and began to tune in to our How we Express Ourselves unit. We’ve enjoyed exploring color and reflecting on our personalities.

Next week in Math we will begin to review our understanding of the properties of 3D shapes. We will also be investigating the concepts of area, perimeter and volume. In Literacy sessions we are going to be sharing some Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends and the messages they convey as part of our new unit. For detailed learning outcomes please click here.

Finally, we bid farewell and wish our best to Mr Ed. It’s been great having him as part of the team and we look forward to welcoming Mr Ben to become 4A homeroom teacher on Monday!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Friday March 4th

As we reach the end of the week we look forward to hosting the Parent Conferences next week. Please make sure you have signed up for your conference with your child’s homeroom teacher and contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

This week we have been reflecting on our learning within our How the World Works unit and getting ready to start tuning into a new How we express ourselves unit. We will begin by exploring and celebrating our personalities and character and beginning to think about how we express those to others. As always, our detailed learning outcomes for the coming week can be found here.

Have a great weekend!

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