25th March

Coming events

  • 29th – 30th March Exhibition.
  • 28th March-1st April Book week- Tales from around the world.
  • 1st April- Book dress up day( Students to dress as Fairy tale/ Traditional tale characters.)
  • 7th April- Songkran (Students to dress in Songkran shirts/traditional clothes)
  • 8th April -End of Term 2

Primary Years programme exhibition (PYPX)

The students are putting the final touches to this year’s PYP exhibition in readiness to share their learning with the community next Tuesday and Wednesday. Boards are being covered with information and suitable images, films are being edited and websites finalised. The students are now looking forward to sharing the knowledge they have found over the last few weeks and the action they have taken with their parents and members of the school. Thank you to all parents who have signed up for a session next week, if you have not done so yet, please do this quickly as spaces are filling up fast. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book week 

As the Grade 5’s will be busy with their exhibition for the first part of Book week, we intend to extend the week to the following week where the students will be writing stories to be read by younger students in the primary Library. We will however be joining in the dress up day on ist April. We are encouraging the students to dress up as characters from fairy tales or traditional tales.

Book returns

As we will hopefully continue to be on campus for the foreseeable future we are requesting that all books especially library books be returned to school so that these can be used with other students.

Book week sales

Please check out the information on the Library blog pages to order books in time for book week, the last day to order is today!

School council

The school council members and House leaders have been busy again this week. Please read their newsletter pyp website.

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.

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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18th March

Coming events

  • 21st March Swimming returns
  • 29th – 30th March Exhibition.
  • 28th March-1st April Book week- Tales from around the world.
  • 1st April- Book dress up day
  • 11th April -End of Term 2

Swimming 

This week coming sees the long awaited return of swimming to the curriculum. For Grade 5 this happens on a Thursday. Those students in G5A may wear their costumes under their clothes as they arrive at school as their lesson is in the morning whereas students in G5B and C may change at lunch. Every precaution is being taken to ensure that the students are still following Covid restriction guidelines. Please see the updated   revised swimming rules, for a more complete understanding of the requirements.

Book returns

As we will hopefully continue to be on campus for the foreseeable future we are requesting that all books especially library books be returned to school so that these can be used with other students.

Book week sales

Please check out the information below to order books in time for book week.

Book Week 22 Online purchases (1)

Kahoot cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 5 joined Grades 3 and 4 this week and many schools from over 50 countries to take part in the Kahoot cup a fun quiz based upon pop culture. As you can see lots of enjoyment  was had and we were very pleased that we had two children in the top 10 which considering that there were over 700 players was not an easy thing to do. Well done to all the players.

Primary Years programme exhibition (PYPX)

As detailed in the recent letter from Ms Tania we are pleased to be able to invite parents to this years PYPX in the auditorium on the 29th, 30th March details on how to sign up for this event will appear next week.

The students are very excited and a bit nervous that their exhibition is now just over a week away. We have asked the students to share where they are with their parents as practice but also so that your feedback can motivate them to further efforts in these important last few days.

The majority of students have now completed their research on their lines of inquiry and are busy summarising this knowledge ready to add this to their websites. They have also had interviews with their experts and many have been on visits to places connected to their issues. They are also deeply involved in their action, a very important part of this year’s exhibition and are beginning to create their presentation videos.

Numeracy

The students have continued their investigation into bar graphs, pie charts and line graphs using data from their exhibition in readiness to create their own graphs for the exhibition from the data they have researched.

School council

The school council members and House leaders have been busy again this week. Please read their newsletter pyp website.

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.

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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11th March

Coming events

  • 17th March Swimming returns
  • 29th – 30th March Exhibition.
  • 28th March-1st April Book week- Tales from around the world.
  • 1st April- Book dress up day
  • 11th April -End of Term 2

Swimming 

This week coming sees the long awaited return of swimming to the curriculum. For Grade 5 this happens on a Thursday. Those students in G5A may wear their costumes under their clothes as they arrive at school as their lesson is in the morning whereas students in G5B and C may change at lunch. Every precaution is being taken to ensure that the students are still following Covid restriction guidelines. Please see the updated   revised swimming rules, for a more complete understanding of the requirements.

Book returns

As we will hopefully continue to be on campus for the foreseeable future we are requesting that all books especially library books be returned to school so that these can be used with other students.

Book week sales

Please check out the information below to order books in time for book week.

Book Week 22 Online purchases (1)

Primary Years programme exhibition (PYPX)

As detailed in the recent letter from Ms Tania we are pleased to be able to invite parents to this years PYPX in the auditorium on the 29th, 30th March details on how to sign up for this event will appear next week.

The students have been even more industrious knowing that now they can share their learning with their parents face to face. They have been writing surveys to gather opinions from the community, writing to experts to find out their knowledge and of course researching using books and the internet.

We would like to thank all the experts for giving up their precious time to support our learners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next week they will begin to think about the staging of their exhibition and make choices about what information appears on their websites, which they would like to print and what they would like to include in their videos.

Numeracy

Data handling and the creation of graphs including bar graphs, pie charts and line graphs have been the the focus of numeracy, this week, to enable the students to have a good understanding of these when relating their own gathered facts from their PYPX inquiries. As you can see from the photos below, some of these activities have been very practical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School council

The school council members and House leaders have been busy again this week. Please read their newsletter pyp website.

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.

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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4th March 2022

Coming events

  •  Exhibition week.
  • 28th March-1st April Book week- Tales from around the world.
  • 1st April- book dress up day
  • 11th April -End of Term 2

Primary Years programme exhibition (PYPX)

Mentor meetings, identifying experts, writing surveys and of course researching, researching and more researching has taken up the majority of the week for the Grade 5’s all in preparation for their exhibition. They have also started to think about how they will present their information in the form of written texts and graphs.  After reflecting on the progress they have made this week  the students will again set their goals for the following week. This is all part of the skills of self management of both time and motivation to achieve, which the students have been working on as part of this process.

Many may find that the need for more indepth research requires them to work in their own time next week. It will be interesting to see who takes up this challenge. As parents we would be asking for you to encourage them at this point in their inquiry to really focus on the research which will help them to understand their lines of inquiry.

Academic Honesty with Mr Ben

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 5 have been really happy with the amount of people who have offered their help during the PYPX process. Mr Ben the MYP Librarian invited all of the students to the Secondary library this week for him to explain Academic Honesty – what is it , why the students should be concerned about it and how they can make sure that they are following the rules. Introducing the mybib app to help them do this.

We would also like to thank Khun On Ann and Khun Ployphan who have been helping the students find experts to interview about there differing issues and all of those who have offered to be mentors and experts.

Numeracy

Tally charts, bar graphs, pie charts and line graphs  have all been the focus this week as the students learn to use these appropriately to share their research findings. This will  continue to be the focus next week.

Art

 

 

 

 

The students in Grade 5 have been learning how to screen print with Ms Amanda this week. As you can see from the pictures they were enthusiastic about this process.

P.E.

Basketball  has been the focus for P.E. this week with the students showing off their skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School council

The school council members and House leaders have been busy again this week. Please read their newsletter pyp website.

Grade 5 Exhibition Parent meeting

Parent meeting February

Watch the video here

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.

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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25th February

Coming events

  • 24th February – Crazy hair house day
  • 21st- 25th March-Exhibition week
  • 11th April -End of Term 2

Crazy Hair House Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the pictures speak for themselves, showcasing the fun that was had today!

Primary Years programme exhibition (PYPX)

The learning for exhibition is now well on its way with all students having chosen their issue, they are now working on researching their first line of inquiry. They have been matched with mentors who will help to support their journey along with their classroom teachers and have emailed these. Many students have already attended their first mentor meeting returning with renewed enthusiasm for their themes. One student commented that his head felt like it was exploding with all the new knowledge and ideas that he had. The students have also been reflecting on their process referencing the learner profile attributes, key concepts and ATL skills.

Mr Eric has helped all students to create a website this week to showcase their learning through the exhibition journey and Ms Tania has been helping students solidify their choice of issue.

 

 

 

 

As part of literacy, the students investigated the language of the key concepts next week they will be reviewing all the different genres of writing they know in order to choose the appropriate one to showcase the information they have been gathering.

As a parent, please check in with your child to see how they feel the process is going so far. Ask about their timeline, Their first line of inquiry and how their first meeting with their mentor went.

Numeracy

Addition and subtraction of mixed numbers has been the focus this week. With many of the students really beginning to grasp an understanding of fractions we are going to have a brief interlude next week before moving into decimals and percentages so that we can study the statistics the students are finding in their research and to inquire into the most suitable ways to present these as graphs and charts.

Grade 5 Exhibition Parent meeting

Parent meeting February

Watch the video here

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.

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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11th February

Coming events

  • Friday 11th February – Break up for  holiday
  • Monday 21st February – return to school
  • 21st- 25th March-Exhibition week

Grade 5 Exhibition Parent meeting

We would really like to thank all parents who came to the meeting on Monday afternoon and asked such interesting questions. Below is the slideshow  we used and the recording as promised. Please discuss what you heard with your children and reach out to the class teachers when you have further questions.

Parent meeting February

Watch the video here

Maths week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students have had a wonderful week investigating real life Maths problems, collaborating on geometry tasks, creating mathematical artwork and challenging their friends in mathematical games. Culminating in their wonderful mathematical costumes as can be seen above.

UOI

This week the students have had the challenging task of choosing just one of their interests to investigate for their exhibition. Many of the students have many varied ideas and it has been a struggle for them to choose however this is the most important step and the decision must be their own so that they can feel ownership of the whole learning process. As we all know struggle is so important to learning without it we only repeat what we already know and do not progress.

Literacy

The focus for Literacy for this week and the coming few weeks will be a review of the terminology of the PYP and an investigation into research and recording techniques.

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.

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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4th February

Coming events

  • Math Week –  Week Beginning 7th February
  • Exhibition Parent Meeting -Monday 7th at 1.20pm via zoom link
  • Thursday 10th February – Remote learning day
  • Friday 11th February- Maths Dress up day
  • Friday 11th February – Break up for  holiday
  • Monday 21st February – return to school
  • 21st- 25th March-Exhibition week

Grade 5 Exhibition Parent meeting

We would really like to thank all parents who came to the meeting this afternoon and asked such interesting questions. Below is the slideshow  we used and the recording as promised. Please discuss what you heard with your children and reach out to the class teachers when you have further questions.

Parent meeting February

Watch the video here

As I am sure that you are aware, every year the Grade 5 students celebrate the end of their learning in the PYP by sharing this learning with the members of the KIS community. As you can see above this sharing will take place in March. We would like to invite you to an information session about the PYPX learning process to take place on Monday 7th at 1.20pm on the link provided below. We look forward to seeing you there.

https://zoom.us/j/98316042474

Virtual visit Scott Riley

 

 

 

 

As part of World read aloud day we were lucky to join in with a wonderful read aloud session with Scott Riley author of The Floating Field a book inspired by a group of boys from Koh Panyee who wanted to play football but had no field. Scott read part of his book and answered some students questions. Thanks to Ms Lisa for organising this event.

If you would like to find out the ending of the book and read it for yourselves you can order Scott’s book  on the link below, all orders need to be completed by 9th February

https://forms.gle/Vd27ZduJK8Jcb6qY9

Chinese New Year

 

 

 

 

Even though we were learning off Campus for Chinese New Year we still managed to celebrate by wearing traditional clothes and in our Jade emperor inspired debate as to which animal should be the first in the zodiac.

UOI

This week we have been discussing what bugs us? What things annoy us and how we can go about taking action to solve these annoyances.  With Ms Tania’s help, the students have also been investigating different ways of researching including through media, interviews, surveys and observation. This will all help the students as they embark more fully on their exhibition journey next week.

 

 

 

 

Literacy

Inspired by World Read Aloud Day the students have been listening to lots of stories this week which culminated in a debate as to which story and reader were the most entertaining. Using the persuasive techniques they have been learning in recent weeks the students explained the virtues of goats, dogs, dragons and we even had a panda and elephant all trying to be the first in our version of the zodiac.

Numeracy

Problem solving mixed with reading a story out loud and fractions was a daily starter this week with the students learning to listen  for all the important details. They have also continued to investigate the strategies needed to solve subtraction of fractions without the same denominator.

 

 

 

 

Maths Week

As next week is maths week the students will be given lots of investigative maths problems to solve both on their own and with their friends focusing on the theme of the week ‘Maths is everywhere!’ As a culmination to the week the students are asked to dress up as anything mathematical on Friday.

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.

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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28th January

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see above, the students have been preparing for Chinese New year, learning about the different types of action and creating fractions, all of these tasks have improved the students collaboration, self management  and communication skills.

Coming events

  • 1st February Chinese New year- We are asking all students to wear red or traditional Chinese clothes.
  • 2nd February – World Read Aloud Day
  • Math Week –  Week Beginning 7th February
  • Thursday 10th February – Remote learning day
  • Friday 11th February – Break up for  holiday
  • Monday 21st February – return to school

Unit of inquiry

This week the students have been investigating an issue they chose based upon the transdisciplinary theme of Sharing the planet in order to persuade others through their writing of the opinions they have. Next week they will be evaluating how successful they were and refining their research skills.

Literacy

Written persuasive arguments have been the focus of Literacy this week. Next week they will be taking their written skills into the realm of oral debating using evidence from their research.

Numeracy

The students have been reviewing their skills and understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions including the use of the lowest common denominator.  Next week these problems will be including mixed numbers, improper fractions and the need to simplify. They will also be investigating how fractions function in real life contexts.

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.

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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21st January

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the photos above it has been a busy two weeks in Grade 5

Unit of inquiry

This week the students have been investigating the diverse communities they belong to and the roles and responsibilities they share in these. Next week they will be researching the issues they are passionate about in relation to the transdisciplinary theme of Sharing the planet. This is a forerunner for the exhibition which will come later this term. More of this later.

The students have also started a process of investigating what action means with Ms Tania the PYP coordinator. In coming weeks, the students will inquire into the five different forms of action-participation, advocacy, social justice, social entrepreneurship and lifestyle choices.

Literacy

Persuasive features are the focus for Literacy at the moment, understanding the strategies which help us to persuade others to our point of view in our writing. The students have written persuasive letters in an attempt to encourage their teachers to their perspective. Next week they will be using the research they have found during their UOI lessons to write a  letter to persuade others about issues ranging from equality, finite resources and community responsibilities.

Numeracy

Fractions are now the Numeracy focus- What are they? What is the vocabulary associated with them? How can we create these? Can we transfer fractions from one value to another? Does it matter what shape they are? What are equivalent fractions?

Exhibition

As we are sure you are aware Grade 5 features an exhibition of the students work. We are hoping that this can be face to face this year but it will also incorporate an online element so that all students can take part. On Tuesday of next week the Grade 5 teachers will be working together with the PYP coordinator to finely tune the expectations of this year’s exhibition therefore the students will be given asynchronous activities to complete, apart from a welcome meeting to explain the day.

We know that many of you have ideas about exhibition but we would ask you and older siblings to refrain from sharing these with your children as the expectations may change this year and we do not want the students to be confused. We should also all remember that the exhibition is the student’s choice and it is very important that they have ultimate ownership of this.

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.

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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14th January Welcome back!

It was so wonderful to welcome back the majority of the Grade 5 students on to campus this week. The grade has been abuzz with students catching up with some friends they have not seen in a very long time. Everyone appears to be happy to be back even though the early mornings have been difficult for some. As we know Grade 5 is the last year of PYP and some of the students are well on their way to being ready to transition to the MYP however we still have lots to do in these final two terms including of course the student’s exhibition, more on that in the coming weeks.

Unit of Inquiry

This week we have been focussing on the conflict and resolutions part of the Sharing the planet transdisciplinary theme. Always a good place to start at the beginning of a term and even more important when this is the first time that the students have all been together on campus. We have been investigating past experiences and the strategies the students used to solve conflicts in their personal lives. We will continue with this as we investigate what it means to be part of a community and delve into the communities we already have a role in and our responsibilities to the rest of the group.

Literacy

This was the last week to be spent on our global citizen biographies. The students, having checked the important features re-edited their biographies and with help from their peers improved these ready to be handed in. next week we will begin to study persuasive writing. What the purpose of this is, when it should be used and most importantly how to achieve it.

Numeracy

This week we have been reviewing all four operations and their relationship to real world word problems. Next week we will revisit division one more time before we embark on a study of fractions where understanding the concept of division is so important.

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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