Friday, March 24

Mufti-Day & Changing States

Year 6 have come into school today in a range of get ups to show what they might like to be when they grow up! We have doctors, lawyers, tech CEOs, gamers, painters and football players to name a few.

As part of our Changing States unit, we've been doing some exciting experiments in class! 

First we learnt about dissolving and we conducted an investigation to see what type of sugar dissolved the fastest; caster, brown or white sugar. 

Next we did an experiment to separate salt from polluted water. We had to sieve, filter and evaporate to get our final product. 

Wednesday, March 15

Scientific Investigations

As part of Year 6's learning of Changing States, they have been conducting a variety of scientific experiments.

The children have explored the scientific processes of evaporation and condensation, and are currently investigating reversible and irreversible changes.

Tuesday, March 14

Club Registration Term 2

Club registration for term 2 is now open. Please click the link below to register your child.

Monday, March 13

Here are the clubs being offered for Term 2. 

Day 3
Kite making and flying Y1-6- Have fun making and flying different kinds of kites in this club.
Global Action Y1-6 - Get involved and learn about how we can make our school and our wold a better place by taking action on environmental and social justice issues.
Parkour Club Y3-6Basic Parkour skills training, fitness, core strength and gymnastics combined. There will be some tumbling, and lots of running! Aim is to be able to step run, rail run, vault and bar turn safely.
Cartoon Club Y1-3 Have fun watching educational cartoons in this club.
Boxing and self-defence training Y5-6- Come and learn a bit of boxing and other martial arts. Be prepared to have fun but work hard.
Harry Potter ClubY4-6- Children will explore the Harry Potter Universe through role-play, crafts, reading and watching.
First Aid Y6- Learn basic First Aid and know what to do in an emergency. All Y6 students must take this club at some point over the year.
Badminton Y4-6- Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net/ a line (without a net).
Making flowers Y3-6- We will make different kinds of flower from paper.
Playing cards Y1-6- Ordinary Playing Cards can be used to play many different types of games. We try out some games where you need to be lucky, think carefully or just be very fast.
Football Y1-3- Improve your football skills!
The Cities of Gold  Y4-6- Learn more about Spanish culture
Thai Stories Y1-6 - Learning Thai stories by reading and acting!
Mandarin Y3-6 – For returning students only
Lego Y1-3 - Building with Lego is a great opportunity for children to use their skills and imaginations to create things and use them in play.
Free Drawing Y1-3 - Improving students’ drawing skills
Play dough Y1-3 Make art and craft using play dough
Tux paint Y1-3- Tux paint is a computer literacy drawing activity. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.
Handwriting Club Y1-3 - The handwriting club will be focused on correct letter formations and handwriting stamina.
Invasion games Y4-6- An active sports club focusing on the skills, ability and tactics needed for invasion games such as tag rugby, hockey and football.
Storytelling and Crafting- Develop students' communicative skills by linking stories they have been told to different kinds of crafts they make. The activity gives both 'edutainment' and a sense of 'hyperlink' which are advantageous for students' studies in every subject at all levels.

Day 5
Origami Y1-6- Origami is the art of paper folding. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into decorative shapes and figures.
UNO Y3-6- Have fun playing this all-time favourite card game.
Homework Y3-4- Homework club offers children the chance to complete their homework, or to finish any work they didn't finish in class time. This is a great chance for students to also tick off tasks from their optional homework matrix.
Boxing and self-defence training Y5-6- Come and learn a bit of boxing and other martial arts. Be prepared to have fun but work hard.
Movie Club Y4-6- Children will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of cinema, including famous and poignant children's films.
Just Dance Y1-3- Develop your dance styles!
Crafts Y4-6 - Create things from recycling materials
Swimming Club (Yr1-2) - Introduces children to 3 different strokes: freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.
Swimming (Yr3-6) – Swimming sessions include: Aquatic Breathing, Streamlining Travel & coordination
Recycling-Y1-6 Recycling is the practise of reusing items that would otherwise be thrown away as trash. How does recycling help the environment? We will look at ways to reduce / reuse as well as recycle.
Pre-writing and Colouring Y1-3- Will help students develop their pencil control and concentration using a wide range of activities.
Eco Music Club Y3-6- Music ensemble will include instruments from recycled materials e.g. bottle, cardboard etc.
String Ensemble Y4-6- String ensemble in preparation for the Summer Concert
Book CraftingY4-6 Focuses on students' creativity and appreciation on books. In the crafting process, students learn how to make different kinds of books, journals, diaries, bookmarks, etc., including composing easy texts/stories to suit their crafts. It is hope that, after doing this activity, students' reading motivation and appreciation will arise.
Tux paintY1-3 Tux paint is a computer literacy drawing activity. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.
Boxing and self-defence training Y5-6 Come and learn a bit of boxing and other martial arts. Be prepared to have fun but work hard.

Chess Y3-6 – A two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard.

Friday, February 24

Book Day

In celebration of Book Day at Garden International School, Year 6 students shared stories with the younger readers in Reception. 

Everyone had a lovely time reading together both inside the class and outside in the playground.

Friday, February 3

Shape and Measures

As part of Year 6's Mathematics learning with Miss Natasha, the children spent some time making the nets of polyhedrons (3-D shapes). Later, they began calculating volume. 

Maths is fun!

Friday, January 27

Australia Day, by Pippa, Lea, Ronnit and Ronnie

As our current Connected Learning topic is Australia, on Australia Day (Thursday, January 26th), we got to learn lots more about the vast island by conducting a wealth of Australian themed activities. During the day, we rotated between a variety of activities, including playing Aussie Rules football (a child friendly version with our local expert - Mr Garth), making lamington cakes, creating Aborigine inspired art and our personal favourite activity: boomerang making!

We enjoyed a taster session in the secondary DT lab, where Mr Man helped us use cool new tools to cut, file and sand our boomerangs.

For lunch, in true Australian style, we held a 'barbie' (Australian word for barbecue) where some BBQ experts cooked up burgers for a Year 6 picnic.

Thank you to all the teachers who helped make this day amazing for Year 6.