QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Apr
18

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 1)

    Ms Vanessa started the literacy week in PYP 1 showing her gift as a story teller; and then students engaged in a discussion of the video ‘the girl who hated to read’, out introduction for the PYP Literacy week. In the main time, PYP 5 and 6 held a Skype conference with Mexican author […]

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Apr
16

Grade 4 Student-led conference

We had a successful day of student-led conference where our students discussed and reflected upon samples of work that they have previously chosen with their parents. During the student-led conference, students also identified strengths, challenges and goals for the future. We hope that through the student-led conference, parents gained a deeper insight into the learning […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4
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Apr
14

Grade 4 visits Huangdao Wildlife Sanctuary

Grade 4 recently visited the Huangdao Wildlife Sanctuary as part of the engagement for their new unit of inquiry. The Grade 4 new unit of inquiry falls under the transdisciplinary theme of Sharing the planet. The central idea for this unit is: Biodiversity relies on maintaining the interdependent balance of organisms within systems. The lines of inquiry […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . Sharing the planet
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Apr
09

Stop-motion: moving blocks

Ms Kirsten: The article below is written by Grade 4 student, Owen Oussoren. He has been creating stop-motion animation after being introduced to the app “iMotion” in class. He was invited to write a short article about the movies he has created. In this blog post, he offers a few tips to help anyone get started […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Grade 4 Photos of the Week 08-04-2016

Here is a snapshot of Grade 4’s week (4 – 8 April 2016): unit reflection, unpacking new unit of inquiry’s lines of inquiry, and creating essential agreements for our literature circle.

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Apr
08

Poets are people who are passionately in love with language

      Rober Frost says that “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words,” and the QAIS community was a witness of this statement as PYP 2 parents joined the Poetry Reading unit celebration in a Coffee House style. Not only were parents part of the audience, […]

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Apr
08

Let’s Art About it

        As a culmination of their work on the transdisciplinary unit ‘How We Express Ourselves’ PYP 4 students    

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Apr
08

Romance of Three Kingdoms (三顾茅庐)

本单元的中文课上,我和学生们一起探讨了“什么是戏剧”以及“戏剧的基本形式”。同时,学生们利用四天的时间准备了课本剧《三顾茅庐》并在单元分享会上向老师、家长及其他同学进行表演。课前,学生们了解了大量有关三国时期的历史故事及人物特点,因此他们轻松地记住了文言台词并能够深入体会人物角色的特点以至于在课本剧表演中自然投入地扮演了各自的角色,赢得了家长和老师们的一致好评! For he transdisciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’, in Chinese mother tongue, PYP 4 students inquired into what is drama, and studied “different types of drama”. Fort he unit celebration, students prepared a piece drama named Romance of Three Kingdoms. During the preparation time, the students learnt lots of history stories happened in The […]

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Unit sharing: Art Expression

This is a gallery of images taken during Grade 4’s unit sharing of all their work during the How we express ourselves unit of inquiry.

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Mar
28

Cape Dorset art

Ms Jacqueline Oussoren, Owen’s mum and QAIS EC teacher, visited the Grade 4 classroom to talk about art work by artists from Cape Dorset. She led a class discussion on the role of colour and images and the messages they convey. Grade 4 students chose different art work to colour based on the stories they […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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