We have now finished the second week of summer term. In Year 1 we continued to learn about calculating in maths and about information books in English. The children researched the United Kingdom and wrote letters to the Easter Bunny telling him about it - and in the process learned a lot about Geography. On Friday, we had three fun events - the children could buy pizza and cookies, there were House and School photographs (for the Year Book at the end of the year) and we had out "Golden Time." Golden Time is a common practice in British schools - the last hour of the week is given to the children to have fun with. For us, we played a game where we learned about The Easter Bunny, and then went to the ICT suite where the children played fun computer games. We also gave prizes to children who had done well in Miss Lucey's class, and to the House table who had the most House Points. This week, Pegasus won. Well done, Bobo, Sarah, Cool, Jae Hun and Harry!
Here are some photos for you to see how we had a week full of learning and fun.
Have a good weekend!

We learned a lot about Britain so we could teach the Easter Bunny about it.

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Miss Lucey showed the children fascinating pictures of her time in Britain. They learned many things about the geography and culture of the United Kingdom.
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Every week we have a new word search puzzle for the whole class to enjoy. This week, the words are Britain, UK, rain, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Queen - some of the things we have been learning about this week. The children managed to find many of them (and so did some of the children in other classes!) How many can you find?
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Because we were learning about the United Kingdom this week, our song for the week was "Land Of Hope and Glory." Every day we spent a few minutes watching a video of Last Night of the Proms (a famous music festival in Britain) where we saw people playing and singing the British National Song. The children had fun seeing the singing, learning about the different flags of England, Scotland, Wales and Britain. Click below to see a video of the children conducting with the conductor, playing with the orchestra and waving flags with the audience.

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House Colours

On Friday, we gave the children all new House T-shirts in their House Colours (Phoenix, Red, Dragon, Yellow, and Pegasus, Blue).
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The children all put on their new school House T-shirts.
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Fun Food on Friday.

The photos you can see are of the children enjoying their cakes and pizzas. Here is a photo of Bobo (it was her birthday) enjoying a slice of chocolate cake. Happy birthday, Bobo!
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It wasn't all fun and games - we also had lots of hard studying this week. Here is a group of children studying maths.
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Here are the children learning about maths with a computer game.
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Here we are playing an Easter Bunny game in Golden Time.
 
 
Welcome to another week! I have some interesting things to tell you.
First, I am very sorry to say that Mr. Simpson, the Year 3 teacher, is sick in hospital. We are not sure when he will be able to come back to school. We hope he wiill be back in a few days. While he is away, Year 3 will be taught by Mr. Kohll, and Year 1 will be taught by Miss Lucey, me, Miss Helen and Miss Lulu. I will come back to teach Year 1 when I am available. For example, today I was able to teach a Geography lesson with Miss Lucey in the afternoon.
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This is our new Geography topic - safety in the local area. It was great fun! Today we went to the school gates and did a survey of the traffic outside our school. The children were very excited, and made a graph of the information. In future lessons we will learn about road safety. You can see our song for this week here.

This week, the children will write fantasy stories in English, learn more about multiplying and dividing in Maths, and cut open plants to explore them in Science.
Tomorrow is an optional non-school uniform day. If your child wishes to come in normal clothes, they can pay 10 RMB, which will be given to a charity to help the earthquake victims in New Zealand. One of the TRIS teachers comes from New Zealand, and the school is raising money to help the people there. (This does not apply to Harold and Bobo, who have not yet received full school uniform).
Have a good week!
Mr. Kohll.