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19
May
2020

French with Year 5 & 6

This term we are learning about recycling; looking at how to manage the different types of rubbish, which materials go in which bins. We also talked about the energy created, like the strength of the water, the wind, the sun and from humans. The students watched a video about a man in Africa who was not happy to see people leaving their old tires in the street, so he opened a workshop to give a second life to these tires. He built for example an amazing table. The students in Year 5 & 6 had to make a presentation by giving a second life to these objects that should have ended up in the bin. Liza, Nana and Sven are going to share with you some really good ideas that you can try to do at home.

 

French with Year 5 & 6

Categories: Academic

18
May
2020

People Who Help Us

Last week, the Primary Assembly was all about People Who Help Us. It was International Nurses Day on Tuesday 12th May, in recognition of this we talked about Florence Nightingale and watched a video especially recorded for us by a nurse who works for the British Army. We learnt about her role and we talked about how we can show our solidarity to the medical staff around the world by applauding them at the same time every week. We finished the assembly by doing a live Kahoot Quiz, all about People Who Help Us.
 
Well done to Kamilla (Year 1), Lisa (Year 2), Ruairidh (Year 3), Beth (Year 4), Tony (Year 5), Elizaveta (Year 6) who won the Online Learner Certificate this week.
 
Well done children, we are proud of you!

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Categories: Academic

07
May
2020

Distance Learning - Primary Assembly

 

A big thank you to Diana and Abigail, Drama Teachers from the UK, for joining us in our Primary Assembly today. The children enjoyed joining in with some warm up games and then they performed a short call and response extract from William Shakespear`s Macbeth.

 
Well done to Malu (Year 1 & 2), Yuzu (Year 3 & 4), Marharyta (Year 5) and Alex (Year 6) who were awarded this week`s Online Learner Certificate for their fantastic efforts and positive attitude.

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Distance Learning - Primary Assembly

Categories: Academic

12
March
2020

World Book Day

We had a fantastic week of exciting celebrations for World Book Day. Each class showed superb collaboration and communication in the door dressing competition. Most importantly, it was fun, creative and got us talking about books!

We also had a day of ‘drop everything and read’. You guessed it, when the tannoy announced ‘drop everything and read,’ that is exactly what we did. We loved having additional reading time and the excitement of never knowing when it could happen!

World Book Day

Categories: Academic

11
March
2020

GRASPS Assessments are underway! 

At the end of each unit of work, the MYP students are assessed using a model known as GRASPS. This form of assessment is based on the most current educational research. It brings together all their learning from the work they have done during their current MYP unit and the tasks can take a wide variety of forms which aim to ensure that students can solve real-life problems. 

The term GRASPS comes from the acronym described below: 

• 𝙂𝙊𝘼𝙇 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦?
• 𝙍𝙊𝙇𝙀 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵'𝘴 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘬? 
• 𝘼𝙐𝘿𝙄𝙀𝙉𝘾𝙀 - 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦?
• 𝙎𝙄𝙏𝙐𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵, 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦?  
• 𝙋𝙀𝙍𝙁𝙊𝙍𝙈𝘼𝙉𝘾𝙀 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵? 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱? 
• 𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙉𝘿𝘼𝙍𝘿𝙎 - 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ? 𝘖𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘥?

Grasp assessments are linked to the skills that are key elements of the MYP programme and aim to ensure that students are well prepared for Diploma Studies. 

Assessments can take a range of forms such as formal tests, research projects, presentations, artwork, podcasts, radio programmes or films. Over the year, the various GRASPS develop and assess a wide range of skills, which are linked to learning styles of each individual student and the Approaches to Learning (ATLs) that are an integral part of the MYP programme. 

Below is an example of an assessment using the GRASPS approach, from the Individuals and Societies course for MYP 3.

https://www.la-garenne.ch/PDF/example-of-an-assessment.pdf

GRASPS Assessments are underway! 

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