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NTSIS PYP Preschool Newsletter Week 8

NTSIS PYP Preschool Newsletter (8th October– 12th October 2019)

Transdisciplinary Theme: Who we are

In the preschool, we are approaching the end of unit 1. Teachers and students are preparing the students towards their summative assessment.

What a busy week…


Central idea:

Getting to know about myself

Line of inquiry 1: Our body functions

Line of inquiry 2: Our abilities

Line of inquiry 3: Likes and dislikes

Through drawing of facial features, students reinforce their learning by identifying the parts of their body. They also learned the proper ways of washing their hands, how to comb their hair and brush their teeth. Children played balls to exercise their gross motor coordination, such as throwing, rolling, catching, bouncing.

What a busy week…

Kindergarten 1:

Central idea:

Senses help us experience the world

Line of inquiry 1: The senses

Line of inquiry 2:Functions of senses

Line of inquiry 3: Experiencing with senses

We continued our inquiry into taste. We had two experiences.  First, we explored four kinds of fruit jam with breads; namely strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and apricots. After tasting, the children named their favourite jams. Using the results, we charted them into a tally graph which is another way of showing the K1 children’s favourite jam.  Our last session on taste, we made ‘Banana Pancakes’.  First, we read the recipe, ie the ingredients and method of preparation. Next, we prepared the pancake batter according to the recipe.  Later, we hands-on to cook our pancake before we enjoyed the pancakes together.  We ate them plain and then with maple syrup to taste their differences.

For Language, we revised and practised vowels & phonics (aeiou, n, p, m, f, t, v, c), wordlists ‘an’, sight words (1 & 2) and vocabulary (action words 1 & 2).  For Maths, we practised counting aloud (1 to 20) and counting within 10/20.

What a busy week…

Kindergarten 2:

Central idea:

Everyone is different

Line of inquiry 1: Physical characteristics

Line of inquiry 2: Personal characteristics

Line of inquiry 3: Learning through experiences

We worked on our “All About Me” books. Everyone loved turning them into cute hand bags. We also practiced writing the letter U and began to read the famous fable by Hans Christian Anderson, “The Ugly Duckling.”

In math classes we practiced number recognition from 40 – 60, counting by 10’s with a counting song and measuring different sites on the playground with our feet.

This week, we feature specialist subject: Dance

In PYP Nursery, K1 and K2 Dance lessons, we focus on increasing children’s coordination and fitness. We did basic stretching to improve balance and dance technique. We did some dance games like <What Color Are You Wearing>, <Row Row Row Your Boat> to combine movements with instructions. We also learned some dance such as <One Little Finger>, <You Are My Sunshine>. The students had great fun while exploring their body potential and cultivating music perception.

@Assembly (11th October 2019)

Mr Tan introduced the festival, Durga Puga. 

Students of Garde 5/6 presented a skit on “How Dorothy Saved Scarecrow”. Everyone was mesmerized.

We also celebrated the October birthdays.

@Autumn Outing

Student-initiated action: Students of Grade 1 put their learning in action.

Good to be out in the sun!

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