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10
February
2021

Fine Motor lessons

In our Fine Motor lessons this week we have had lots of fun. We have been practicing writing patterns with our eyes closed, using charcoal. We also did some work with peg boards, threaded beads and used different pens to practice letter formations. The highlight was building things with lego using only one hand (the hand we write with).

 

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21
January
2021

Books, Books, Books!

Thank you to the children who took part in our Extreme Reading Challenge over the holidays. This week we launched our Book Cover Competition; the winners will receive a book voucher to spend at the upcoming Book Fair which will be on Friday 29th January. The Book Fair will take place in our new beautiful building Le Roc, and the children will be able to purchase some books from a local bookstore.
 
Well done to our top Class Dojo Point Winners who received a book of their choice for achieving the most amount of points in class last term.

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Books, Books, Books!

Categories: Academic

03
December
2020

Loup Garou

After many requests from the MYP 2 and 3, they finally had the opportunity to play the game Loup Garou this week in French. The teachers mixed the beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. Mathieu, from the advanced group, was a wonderful narrator during this session and he allowed the students to listen to a French-speaking person from their age. 

This game can be played with 8 to 47 players and it allows the students to practise their communication and listening skills. The students had a great time in a French-speaking environment!

Categories: Academic

24
November
2020

Materials and Their Properties

In Science Kirsty's class have been studying Materials and Their Properties. Last week we used what we have learnt to help us build houses for the Three Little Pigs. We had lots of fun with straw, mud, bricks, sand, water and sticks! Then we acted out the story and tried to blow down our houses. We must all be very good builders because we had to blow very hard to make them fall down!

 

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20
November
2020

World Kindness Day

By Adam Jozef 

(Head of Secondary School)

 

This week at La Garenne we started the week by marking World Kindness Day in our Monday Morning Assembly. Tim used the assembly to read a wonderful book called ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ by Carol McCloud. He pointed out that we all carry kindness buckets with us, some people choose to fill other people’s buckets with acts of kindness, while others are ‘bucket dippers’ who take from other peoples’ buckets by being mean. Tim challenged us all to be ‘bucket fillers’ and not ‘bucket dippers’!

 

In combined Sciences this week, the M3 students have been focusing on Physics, exploring forces (moments & pressure.) To demonstrate how to calculate the moment of a force, or moment = (F) x perpendicular distance from the pivot - (d) the students became part of the experiment and used the school seesaw to illustrate the point!  

 

Things have been starting to get very real for the M5 students who have been thinking about their IB Diploma subject choices for next year and even university choices. It has been really interesting to hear all of their exciting ideas about possible career plans. Now they need to make sure that they are studying hard to get the grades that they want in their end of year MYP exams in the summer! 


As this long term nears an end, the students are all preparing for their end of unit assessments. When the assessments are finished we will use the last two weeks of the term to begin preparing the students for the new topics which they will study when they return in January. To help ensure that they maintain their studies over the winter break, I will send a holiday reading list to all La Garenne Families next week. Students should select a few texts from this list to read over the break - they also need to pay careful attention as they will complete a book report which they will present to their peers when they return!

 

 

 

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