A Celebration of Learning in Year 3
Celebrations are always a time of sharing enjoyable moments and experiences. That’s exactly how Year 3 parents felt as they joined the Year 3 Learning Celebration on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Year 3 Students were very proud of their work as they engaged their parents in discussing and showcasing the learning they have had during the first semester exploring the unit Knowing Ourselves and Our Community.
Year 6 Learning Community: Creative Minds
In the Year 6 Learning Community, we started our first topic ‘Creative Minds’ in the beginning of the school year. Focused on Leonardo da Vinci and Amadeus Mozart, students explored the concept of creativity in this truly cross curricular study unit. Activities in writing, topic, P4C and other lessons were used thematically to explore the learning outcomes planned into this unit of work.
On the 1st of November, the Student Council organised its second Halloween Night event in school Great Hall. As a follow up from last year, this year’s Halloween Night event aimed to entertain the students as much as it did previously, but with a slight twist.
Meeting with Our New Staff
Coming from UK, Mr Luke Hooman joined YCIS in Aug 2019 as a Primary teacher. He finished his Bachelor's Degree reading Journalism and Spanish at the University of Stirling in 2010 and in 2016 completed his post graduate diploma at the University of Dundee in Primary Education. Before joining YCIS, Mr Hooman had worked in different primary schools and education organizations in Spain, China, and Scotland. He also has accreditation as a football coach and after two years coaching with Kinross Colts JFC, now coaches the YCIS SCISAC team.
2019 Superb Parkour Night！
The YCIS Chongqing community were treated to another wonderful Parkour performance on Wednesday 30th October, in the School Gymnasium.
Phonics Teaching at YCIS Chongqing
Reading can change lives and YCIS Chongqing is committed to improving the teaching of reading. In the UK, Sir Jim Rose published a report (2006) on ‘An Independent Review of the Teaching of Early Reading’. This emphasised that beginner readers of English should be taught using a systematic approach to phonics as the prime means for teaching children to learn to read.
The Three Little Pigs
For the past few weeks, Year 1 children have been exploring the story of “The Three Little Pigs”. They were excited when they have discovered some wolf footprints in the classroom and followed an aerial photo map to find some mysterious materials – straw, sticks and bricks. Then, children learnt the story with actions using the Story Telling technique.
A Small Change Can Make A Big Difference
Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together.
A Technology Free Day
On Monday Oct 21, the Year 5 Learning Community had a day with NO technology at all.