The children from Year 1 to Year 6 are invited to participate in the ISB Student Council elections. If they want to be considered for the role of student councillor they should make a poster explaining why people should vote for them and prepare a short 2 minute presentation for their classmates explaining why they should be the student councillor for Year 1. The poster should be given to their class teacher on Monday 3rd October. The talk will be later that week. Good luck everyone!
We have launched into our Power of Reading book, ‘The Emperors Egg’, by Martin Jenkins this week. This magical book takes us on a journey to the icy lands of Antarctica. The children have been working hard to learn new facts about Emperor penguins which breed in Antarctica in the midwinter. We have been busy transforming our classroom, please come and take a look when it is finished!
The children in Year One visited the library for the first time this year. The children were very excited to choose books and DVDs which they can enjoy at home. We will be going to the library every Wednesday so the children need to make sure they have their books with them at school on this day.
Learning the High Frequency words is an important part of Year One. The first 100 High Frequency words are the most commonly used words in English. These words will feature heavily in your child’s reading books. The problem with many of the first 100 High Frequency words is that they can’t be phonetically sounded out. Due to this, they need to be learnt by sight. Below is a link to one of the resources we use in class to help them learn them (It focuses on 24 from the first 100), please feel free to use it at home to help support their learning as they really like it!
We have begun the reading challenge in Year One. If your child reads with you at home please remember to sign their yellow reading record so we can record this on our classroom display. When your child collects 60 home signatures in their reading record the will be crowned King or Queen of reading, they will be treated like royalty for the day and will receive a certificate to take home. Happy reading!
Please also remember that all children at ISB participate in sporting activities each day from 8.45-9am. This means they need to arrive at school wearing trainers and comfortable clothes they can move in.
Last week we visited the Mencia gym where we got to use all the wonderful equipment for gymnastics. As you can see we had many happy children! We will be doing this regularly.