Monday, 22 January 2018

Ocean Animals...

Ocean Animals

Our studies have continued with a focus this week on ocean animals. Our students have been sharing what they know about the animals and we have been learning more together.


We have read 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister and 'Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea'. Both these books are great for teaching children to have a generous spirit and caring nature.

The Rainbow Fish -

We are continuing to make our habitat book with the children painting the page with ocean colours and then adding the animals that belong in the ocean. This gives them another opportunity to talk about what they understand and know.

Come to our restaurant.
In the home corner orders are being written out and filled for hamburgers and hotdogs. We have menus that we used for a mathematics activity that have now moved into our home corner where the children are happily filling out orders and then filling them themselves or making them for other.


What is Your Name?

The students have begun to learn to write their names in the style taught and expected at our school. Both the style and the examples of the style are included in this blog as a page to open at the top.

This is only a beginning of practice and understanding of shape for the children. I do not expect them to be able to write their names correctly yet they are learning.

The children are given a card with their name on it. Below that name is a dotted version of their name and below that a line.
In the beginning we are just getting the children to write over the top of the solid letters and then to connect the dotted letters to write their names. After we have done this for a while or when the children feel ready themselves they can write their names on the line at the bottom.

I will be sending a sample of these home with a marker and eraser so that if the children want to practice at home they can. They should only do this for very short periods of time. At school we only practice once a day. It should be fun and not a chore. We are teaching them to start their letters from the top.


Field Trip Reminder. 

We will be going to the Rayong Aquarium for a field trip on Thursday February 1. 

You will have received a form to fill in and return with 250 baht to cover the cost of the trip. It should be a great experience for the children and we are looking forward to going.

Making Hot Dogs

The children have been asking to make hot dogs for a while and so for our first food making exercise of the term we made hot dogs. People enjoyed them very much and ate the parts of the hot dogs that they wanted to. They were very happy.


Thursday, 11 January 2018

New Term

 Dear Parents and Carers    
This half term we will be focusing our unit studies on ‘Wild Animals’. This study includes all wild life except minibeasts as we have already looked at them in a separate study. During the next six weeks we will look at the different habitats around the world and the animals that live in them. These habitats include ocean, polar, forest, desert and grassland environments. The children have chosen to look at polar animals first.  
We are looking forward  to a fun time of learning and discovery.                

Nursery Monkey Class

General information: Please make sure your child wears sensible shoes for school; ones they can wear for P.E and running around at playtime. Always provide a school hat and named water bottle that is easy for them to use without spilling it.
Communication wallets: Please remember to send the communication book in every day.
Library: The children will change their book once a week on Friday. The children choose their own books.
Water play: Please send your child with a bath size towel, swimwear and a bag to put their wet things in.
P.E.: Please can your child wear the school prescribed P.E. uniform and appropriate shoes on PE days.
Resting Time: The children rest every day after lunch. Their bedrolls are sent home every Friday to be laundered. It helps the children to have a small blanket to keep them warm along with their bedrolls.

Forthcoming events:

Friday 19 January – Reception - Chomview Horse Riding Trip
Wednesday 24 January - House T-Shirt Day
Tuesday 30 January – Friday 2 February Book Fair at GIS in the Primary Atrium
Thursday 1 February - Nursery Rayong Aquarium trip
Wednesday 7 February - Parent Forum – Learning Through Play 6:30pm. More details will be provided closer to the time.
Wednesday 14 February - Reception and KS1 Sports day. An extra Foundation Sports Fun morning will take play in Term 3.
Wednesday 14 February House T-shirt day
Tuesday 20 February - Foundation Lion Dance on the front playground at 8:45 am


How do we mix colours?

We are learning to mix colours using clay. This last week we learned to mix pink using white and pink clay. We squished them together until they changed colour.
For the next few weeks we will continue this activity using different colours to mix new ones.


In Nursery we continue to investigate the uses of shapes to make structures and pictures.

While the children were playing this week some of them made shapes and patterns using the magnetic builders.

And we all made penguins using shapes such as circles, triangles and ovals.