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Head of Seria Campus Message

On Tuesday, ISB Seria celebrated Friendship Day. Each pupil and member of staff received a note to say what an amazing friend they were. Year 3 also sold delicious cookies to mark the end of their topic about ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Fair Trading’. A huge thank you to the staff and pupils in Year 3 for making the day extra special and for everyone who wrote such lovely messages.

This week, pupils in Pre-Kindy engaged in a Science activity which involved tasting 4 flavours - sweet honey, salty soya sauce, sour lemon and plain water. A few of them even identified what they were tasting correctly. It was indeed a fun experiment to learn about sense of taste and new vocabulary. Also, Pre-Kindy learnt about hand-eye coordination and enjoyed throwing and catching a ball. In ‘communication and language, understanding the world’, the Pre-Kindy pupils learnt new words while exploring dinosaurs and natural resources. Kindy pupils have been learning about the importance of oral hygiene. They were shown good toothbrushing techniques and were given some great day to day advice about oral health routines. Throughout the week, Kindy brought in their own toothbrushes and toothpastes to school to practise cleaning their teeth after snacks. In Maths, they learnt to use the positional words such as 'in, on, under, in between, in front of ' by playing 'Where is the teddy?' game.

In Phonics, Reception pupils have been learning the digraphs ee, ai, oa and the trigraph igh. They have also been looking at how to write a sentence, starting with capital letters and finishing with a full stop. In Maths, they have continued to study doubling and halving. Reception have also been focusing on being kind and being a ‘good friend’ and what that entails. They also made friendship cards for their peers and love notes for their families.

Year 1 pupils were really excited to make their own kites and enjoyed flying the kites at Seria Park this week. They have also been sorting different materials using objects from the classroom. In Literacy, children started reading the book ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes and have spent some time pondering the characters’ feelings. In Maths, they have continued to work on addition and finding number bonds to 20. In Year 2, the pupils learnt about both the ocean and African Savannah food chain. They created shark foldable food chains and independently wrote information about their lion or cheetah food chain. In Maths, Year 2 looked at making doubles and how they could show doubling in different ways. Year 2 are starting to write more sustained pieces of writing, using their spelling knowledge to create their own sentences. Miss. Lisa is so proud of their abilities.

Year 3 have completed their adventure stories and what an adventure it was! Everyone worked brilliantly to meet the success criteria and Year 3 are feeling very proud of themselves (all stories are on Seesaw to view!) They also completed their ‘chocolate’ and ‘fair trade’ topic with a successful cookie sale for Friendship Day and have begun their new science investigations into what helps plants grow. In Maths, they are multiplying larger numbers and growing in confidence in their quick recall multiplication facts. Year 4 have been writing aims and instructions for playing a game they have programmed on the iPads. They have retrieved information from their class book to answer questions on a character’s feelings. In Maths, Year 4 have moved on to studying multiplication by 10 and 100 and the use of factors to solve problems. In Science, they have learned how to repair an electric circuit. In Topic, Year 4 learned about different types of inventions, old and new, with the class favourite being a ‘bionic cat’.

In English, Year 5 have been learning about podcasts. ‘What is a podcast?’ and different types of podcasts have been investigated. They interviewed class members who had returned from the Year 5 residential trip to Temburong. Later they used this information to write a diary entry. In Maths, they have investigated adding mixed fractions, reasoning and enjoyed problem solving activities. In Topic, they have created a fantastic Mosaic picture. Year 6 and 7 have showed their artistic flare this week, finishing off their portrait work and creating some lovely silhouette art - linking to their Science topic of ‘light’ and theme around ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. In Maths, Year 6/7 continued the Ratio work, through scale drawings, to design the paper aeroplanes - which were flown by the class today. In English, the writing focus has been ‘journalistic writing’ from gathering facts, to note taking, and finally planning out their ideas to writing out full sentences and paragraphs. Well done Year 6/7.

Please remember:

Monday 20th February – NO SCHOOL (Public Holiday)

Thursday 23rd February – NO SCHOOL (National Day Celebrations)

Swimming returns from Tuesday 21st February for Years 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7 as normal.

Please enjoy the long weekend.

Mr. Smith

Head of Seria Campus

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