This is our third week in Class 1. We have been enjoying role-playing, riding bikes and swimming. We have focused on things that we can do in the library. We shared a story about ‘Billy Mc Brown’ who makes people laugh by dressing up with a sock on his head and flippers on his feet and a tomato on his nose.
For our performance, we sang a song called ‘One Little Finger’. Our fingers can tap on different parts of our body. We created a picture using ping pong balls. We put paint on a ball and rolled the ball across the paper.
Class Two’s theme this week was The Antarctic! Students read the book ‘Lost and Found’, thinking about the meaning of the book. We decided that the meaning of the book was that we can find our new things about ourselves by making new friends! The children used different colours of paint, mixing them together to make an icy background. The students used different media to create a snow effect and everyone mad a Penguin pal. In music, we sang and danced to ice cool tunes!
In class 3 this week we learnt all about ANIMALS. We wrote some sentences about giraffes, elephants, lions, tigers and monkeys. We looked at the alphabet and named an animal for each letter. We sang Jack Hartman’s song A-Z animals which we performed with actions for assembly. We also learnt the song 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' and made different animal masks and a poster of the lion sleeping in the jungle with plants we collected from around Redtory.
The children had an active week, going on two bike rides around Redtory and swimming every day in the splash pools. There were three birthdays this week too, so we had a party to celebrate and played some party games. Another fun week for Summer School
During the third week of Summer School, Class 4 worked with great energy and enthusiasm. The topic for the week was ‘Special Trees’. Children learned songs and rhymes that are connected with trees, including: ‘Little Nut Tree’, and the poem: ‘Sleeping Outdoors’. They also listened to stories and completed worksheets related to this theme. In creative arts, the class created colorful collage pictures of trees using mixed media. In the literacy classes, children in Class 4 read and discussed stories from the Oxford Reading Tree and practiced writing key sentences from the stories.
Class 4 learned movement and control skills in their physical education classes and worked together to develop team skills. All of class 4 worked hard throughout the week and were keen to participate, share their ideas and communicate with their classmates. Well done to everybody in class 4.
We also learned and reviewed some of the common vocabulary words used to describe and communicate about monsters and we finished the week with some group activities where we created and wrote about our own monster characters. Class 8 presented their 'Monster' posters for the assembly presentation.
In Literature class this 3rd week, we focused on two opposite extremes: Lions versus Mice.
It is no coincidence that lions are named kings; they are very powerful and are afraid of no one, maybe except humans. Power usually brings arrogance with it. Even when it’s not you Mr, doing the hunting but your female counterpart.
Mice on the other hand are quiet and permanently inquisitive. They’re so quiet that we would never notice them unless they started running around our homes. Children learned a lot about both of these opposing creatures.
The Greek fable of the Lion and the Mouse is not unrealistic at all. Some of us are proud lions while others are humble mice. The students appreciated our vivid retellings of the myth. It would be interesting to ask your children who they would rather be. It would tell a lot about them. But no matter what they would answer, it is utterly undoubtable that both of these characters are essential to our world.
Our Summer school math program at ISA Summer School is now more than halfway through, and what an incredible experience it is for teachers and students alike to share their time with one another. Students have been gradually focusing their attention over the past week on what lies ahead for them next year in terms of outcomes for their specific grade level. We've also taken the students' passion and creativity in other subjects and given them opportunities to integrate it into their studies.
Our younger class 5 students demonstrated one of our more popular learning experiences by combining their knowledge of 2d shapes with their artistic flair. The end result was a collection of amazing 2d robots in a variety of shapes and sizes. Students will also complete a number of review papers in the coming week, which will provide them with feedback and guidance for areas of improvement as they move into their next school year.
Class 5当中年级稍小一些的学生们将他们对 2D 形状的知识与艺术天赋充分结合，展示了爱莎天河最具特色的学习体验之一。最终，学生们为我们呈现了一系列形状大小不一的 2d 机器人，令人惊叹！在接下来的一周内，学生们还会完成一些复习回顾所学知识的练习，这将为他们进入下一学年，以及需要关注和改进的领域提供反馈和指导。
This week in music students are learning to sing popular English songs and some English rock music songs. Some classes are learning to accompany the songs on various instruments such as ukulele, piano, percussion and xylophones. Students are focusing on singing and playing the correct melody over the changing harmony.
For Class 5-Class 8 we started off each lesson with a tabata workout, which loosened our muscles before moving on to various ball games, such as dodge ball and gaga ball. We had fun competing within our groups as we challenged each other in different relay races. The students displayed a huge amount of positive energy throughout and were dancing to the music whenever they weren’t busy with an activity
This week in Art class we learned a lot about Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world's most famous and fascinating modern painters. He made over 2,100 works of art in just ten years of his short life. We learnt about the sad story of his life from the narration of the teacher and we enjoyed the animation of The Starry Night on the video. We tried to color in Van Gogh style on our paper and then we examined and compared a copy of an original Van Gogh with a forgery.
In our second lesson on Van Gogh, we admired the gladiolas, the iris and the sunflowers in their various versions painted of the artist. We viewed Van Gogh’s room virtually. It was exciting to watch the artist’s objects illuminated and abandoned. There was a strange aura of loneliness and desolation.
Topics of this week are pH and aerodynamics. We tested the pH value of different daily liquids with paper testers and compared them on the pH value scale to see if they are acidic or alkaline. For the aerodynamics lesson, we learned how air flows around the wings of the airplanes, and thus understood how an airplane get its lift. We also make our own paper plane and had a contest.
The term of our classes this week has been finding out how to design a game named ‘Reaching the Goal’. We asked students to investigate the process of game design and encouraged them to perfect the game details.