Term 2 Week 8

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What a fun book week we had!

The students rose to the occasion sharing their poems, their awesome array of tongue twisters in many languages and of course in their costumes on Friday. Displaying great creativity and in some cases awesome collaboration with one group incorporating five characters from the same book. Well done to them all but especial congratulations to our grade finalists  Henry- Willy Wonka, Ella- Giant and Cali as Sophie from the BFG, Praew, Gift, Miki, Ninny and Eve from The inside out books. Wei Wei, Kael, and Punchie from The Adventure land series, Qing Qing and  Milliez from Winnie the Pooh stories and Maya from the demon dentist with a truly scary, hand made mask. We look forward to hearing who the winners are from our grade. Look at the photos below who would you pick?

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The students also spent time on Friday creating some very dramatic scenes incorporating all of their characters. Showing excellent cooperation, organisation and creative skills.

The prizes have been awarded!

For their amazing talents in the tongue twister competition prizes went to Miu Miu, Sophia and Kaede.

Costume winners were Henry and Wei Wei, Kael, and Punchie. Congratulations.

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Exhibition

The students are now moving forward with their inquiries, they are beginning to survey others to find more information and are  currently identifying their expert who they will interview.

Maths

We are now moving into decimal fractions and will be equating these with the fractions we have been studying and also real life situations.

Literacy

In Literacy this week we will be continuing to look at how we record information from the articles we find and also how to present this in a variety of ways.

Residential Week

As the end of this week was to have been spent away on residential we felt that it was only fair that we added a few more fun/ team building events into our week , therefore on Thursday there will be no swimming for the grade as they will take part in a house sports session ( They will need to have their house t-shirts) and on Friday  the students will take part in their swimming gala and also have a movie treat.

This term there is so much happening as below

February 27th House team events (House t-shirts needed)

February 28th Swimming gala (Swimming kits required, parents welcome to watch)

March 11th Battle of the bands

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

 

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Term 2 Week 7

Week 7 – Book Week and Artigras is here!

Exhibition

Last week, the student’s continued their research into their lines of inquiry and met with their mentors to help guide the process. This week the students will begin to sort the information they have gathered and think about how they are going to apply this. Writing surveys to gather more information and to locate a primary resource will be high on their list of priorities.

Maths

Investigating the connections between real life problems and fractions and how these connect to decimal numbers will be the focus this week.

Literacy

In Literacy we will be continuing to work on  organising, summarising and paraphrasing skills in order to collect information for our exhibition inquiries. We will also be continuing to write our glossaries and be thinking about how we can present our information in persuasive and thought provoking ways.

3 way Parent Conferences

Thank you for  attending these, we hope that these were as beneficial to you as to your child and ourselves.

 Y3 Sharing explorers

Thanks to Y3 for letting Grade 5 visit them to ask some really in-depth questions. They did a great job in answering . Well done to all

Book Week and Artigras is here!

Wednesday-Friday 19-21: Book Sellers in Atrium

Wednesday – Friday: Poem in your pocket.

  • Students are encouraged to carry small poems in their pockets and share with other students or teachers during the week.
  • Wednesday 19th February: International Mother Tongue Day
  • Help our students appreciate the beauty and rich diversity of language. Sign up to read for International Mother Tongue Day on Wednesday, the 19th of February. Share a short story, picture book, song, poem or rhyme in your first language. It is OK if you can not translate into English. The students may not understand every word, but they will understand the idea that stories unite us and people all over the world create stories to share with children.

    Sign up here.

    Where: PYP Audi box on the 4th floor

    When: Wednesday, the 19th of February

    If you have any queries, email  john@kis.ac.th

Wednesday 19th February: Tongue Twister competition

  • Performance Poetry: Competition held in library Wednesday lunch 11.30

Friday, February 21st: Book Character Dress Up Day.  Have you organised your costume yet?

See more here

 

This term there is so much happening as below

February 19th-21st Bookweek/Artigras week

February 19th- International Mother Tongue Day

March 11th Battle of the bands

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

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Term 2 Week 6

Yay! Mr Nic is back and we get to keep Mr Ed!

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Exhibition

The students spent last week writing questions based upon their lines of inquiry and researching those questions. They reviewed their learning through their weekly reflections linked to the learner profile attributes. This week, they will be continuing to work towards their weekly plans having written these during last week mainly focusing on research linked to the lines of inquiry.

Maths

Fractions- how to add and subtract these using a lowest common denominator, changing the answers to mixed fractions and simplifying these are the mathematical focus for next week with some students looking into how fractions relate to decimal numbers.

Literacy

In Literacy we will be continuing to work on  note taking and research skills. Finding key information to aid our exhibition work and also learning how to write definitions of words to add to our glossaries.

3 way Parent Conferences

Thank you for all of you who promptly signed up for these. The times  will be posted on the door.  We look forward to discussing with your child’s their progress with you this week.

Book Week and Artigras will be here soon.

Wednesday-Friday 19-21: Book Sellers in Atrium

Wednesday – Friday: Poem in your pocket.

  • Students are encouraged to carry small poems in their pockets and share with other students or teachers during the week.
  • Wednesday 19th February: International Mother Tongue Day
  • Help our students appreciate the beauty and rich diversity of language. Sign up to read for International Mother Tongue Day on Wednesday, the 19th of February. Share a short story, picture book, song, poem or rhyme in your first language. It is OK if you can not translate into English. The students may not understand every word, but they will understand the idea that stories unite us and people all over the world create stories to share with children.

    Sign up here.

    Where: PYP Audi box on the 4th floor

    When: Wednesday, the 19th of February

    If you have any queries, email  john@kis.ac.th

Wednesday 19th February: Tongue Twister competition

  • Performance Poetry: Competition held in library Wednesday lunch 11.30

Friday, February 21st: Book Character Dress Up Day.  Have you organised your costume yet?

See more here

This term there is so much happening as below

February 10th -13th 3 way conferences

February 17th School closed

February 18th School closed for students

February 19th-21st Bookweek/Artigras week

February 19th- International Mother Tongue Day

March 11th Battle of the bands

March 26th-27th G5 Exhibition

April 3rd- Songkran celebrations

 

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Term 2 Week 5


Exhibition 

The students  spent last week finalising their ideas for  their passions and writing lines of inquiry to direct their investigations. This week the students will use these to research their areas of interest and to generate inquiry questions. They will also meet with their volunteer mentors who come from across the primary school. Thank you to all of the mentors for giving up their valuable time to assist the students in their inquiries.

Maths

We are continuing our investigations into fractions, simplifying, adding and subtracting these and equating them to real life situations.

Literacy

Finding key information, recording these in various ways and remembering always to cite our resources will be our main focus this week for literacy to link into our exhibition work. We will also be creating bibliographies to record the sources we have used and discussing the term plagiarism to ensure that none of the student will be guilty of this during their exhibition process.

Keeping healthy

Although we are all disappointed about the cancellation of the grade level residential, Grade 5 had the opportunity to discuss the Coronavirus at their  assembly where the students asked some sensible questions and are now more informed about why the decision to cancel was taken. Procedures for washing hands were clarified. Simple precautionary measures were also discussed including the wearing of face masks.

Going for Gold

A big congratulations go to Feline, Ishi, Sophia, Miu Miu, Phat, Cali, Mikli, Wei Wei, Pinn, Sunny, Prajwal, Alice, Shreya, Punchie, Kaede,  Nabila, Brendan for representing Grade 5 in Friday’s performance of Going for Gold. The musical was very entertaining and enjoyed by all, so well done.  Special thanks to Santi and Kao who took on the task of overseeing the slide show just days before the show.

3 way Parent Conferences

The times for these will be posted today please sign up. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you next week.

Book Week and Artigras will be here soon.

Wednesday-Friday 19-21: Book Sellers in Atrium

Wednesday – Friday: Poem in your pocket.

  • Students are encouraged to carry small poems in their pockets and share with other students or teachers during the week.
  • Wednesday 19th February: Mother Tongue Readers
  • Grade 1 will be coordinating parent/teacher readers in home languages during the day. Audi box

Wednesday 19th February: Tongue Twister competition

  • Performance Poetry: Competition held in library Wednesday lunch 11.30

Friday, February 21st: Book Character Dress Up Day. 

See more here

This term there is so much happening as below

February 10th -13th 3 way conferences

February 17th School closed

February 18th School closed for students

February 19th-21st Bookweek/Artigras week

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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Term 2 Week 4

Week 4 

How we express ourselves- Exhibition

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the meeting last week. 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.

Thank you also goes to our single subject teachers who wowed the students with their talk of their passions in last Thursday’s assembly. The variety of passions on show was really interesting and thought provoking for many of the students. Thanks to Khun Aey and Por, to Ms Lindsay, Ms Daisy, Ms Kirsten and to Mr Chris, Mr Ben and Mr Ed for sharing.

Most students have now chosen a passion to investigate and we have sorted groups for them to work in.They will soon be given a mentor to help them in their learning. This week the students will be writing the lines of  inquiry which will give direction to their inquiries and starting their research.

Maths

Comparing, ordering and identifying fractions will be our mathematical focus this week. Looking at real life situations for this, using both pictorial and manipulables to represent fraction to allow the students to really grasp an understanding of the concept of fractions.

Literacy

Our literacy this week will be closely linked to skills the students will need in the exhibition process. We will therefore be investigating how to find key information in a text, record this in a variety of ways and summarize texts.

Drama

Many of the Grade 5 students have been practicing hard for the performance of Going for gold. The set is now sorted as are the costumes and the songs are nearly ready. All it needs now is an audience so  we look forward to seeing you all in the auditorium at 12.15 on Friday on 31st January.

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This term there is so much happening as below

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

January 31st Going for gold play 12.15.

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 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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