Where we are in place and time

Dear Parents,

We have begun our sixty unit of inquiry and this is guided by the Transdisciplinary theme, Where we are in place and time. The unit framework is as follows:

Central idea: Journeys create opportunities to learn about ourselves and our world.
What do we want students to know?

Lines of inquiry:

  • Types of journeys people make
  • Changes and experiences gained from journeys

What do we want students to understand?

Key concepts:

  • Causation-why is it like it is?
  • Change-how is it changing?
  • Reflection-how do we know?

Related concepts:

  • Choices
  • Discovery
  • Transition

What do we want students to be able to do?

Approaches to learning:

Research Skills: Formulating questions

What do we want students to feel, value and demonstrate?

Attitudes:

  • Independence, appreciation, confidence, curiosity

How do we want students to act?

Learner Profile Attributes:

  • Reflective, open-minded, inquirers

How can you help at home?

At the end of the unit we will ask your child to bring items from home relating to significant experiences and journeys in their lives. Please help them choose and collect those items and talk with him/her about what it means to them. Please make sure you frame your conversation according to the above unit information.

Thanks,

Year 1 Team

Tombola jars for the LIS Spring Fair 2017

Tombola Jars

The LIS fair will take place on Saturday 6th May.

Please bring in jars to support the tombola stand. Fill jars with lots of ‘goodies’ -items that appeal to children such as pencils, markers, balloons, stickers, coins, tattoos, party treats, wrapped candy (please no chocolate), arts and craft supplies, hair accessories, small toys and more…

The jars may be decorated but it is not required.

The PTA would also like to request if you could donate and send in plastic bags along with the jars as they use these on the day for the children to carry their jars home.

You can start bringing these in as soon as possible.

The winning year group will be treated to an ice cream party celebration!!

So we are looking forward to seeing lots of jars coming into Year 1.

The Race is ON!

YEAR 1 ASSEMBLY Wednesday 26th April

YOU’RE INVITED

Dear Parents,

You are invited to the Year 1 assembly in the cafeteria.

Wednesday 26th April

As we come to the conclusion of our current unit of inquiry:

How We Express Ourselves

The children have been making inquiries into:

Stories can engage an audience and communicate meaning by looking at,

  • The messages of stories
  • How stories are created and shared
  • Creating and expressing our own stories

Children are going to celebrate their learning by showcasing this to a wide audience. The children are very excited to use this opportunity to share their learning with you.

Please be seated by 2.05pm

We look forward to seeing you there.

Year 1 team

 

Monday – Play time

Dear Parents,

On Monday, 10th April we will have another opportunity for our children to have unstructured play time. Unlike in February, when Play Day was scheduled for the whole day, this will only happen during period 3 and 4 after the morning break.

We will allow the children to bring in one toy they wish to play with such as a board game, dolls, Lego, blocks, trucks, cars, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, and lots of other toys. They CANNOT bring a toy that may require batteries or electricity and definitely No devices because the importance of this day is to interact with peers and not screens.

Have a great weekend!

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” – Plato

Aquatics and PE Schedule Changes

Dear Parents and Students,
Due to the MYP Aquatics lessons at the pool in the coming weeks (MYP recently started their swimming blocks) we have made some small adjustments in our regular Primary PE & Aquatics schedule.
Please check below for the alterations that will occur in our schedule from next week until the end of this academic year:
Day – Month
Class
Period
Lesson
Monday APRIL 10th
Y 3.1 Artur
P3
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Thursday APRIL 13rd
Y 3.1 Artur
P1
The PE lesson of P4 will be an Aquatics lesson in P1
Monday APRIL 17th
Y 2.1 Artur
P6
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Monday APRIL 17th
Y 6.3 Romão
P7
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Thursday APRIL 20th
Y 6.3 Romão
P1
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Thursday APRIL 20th
Y 2.1 Artur
P7
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Monday APRIL 24th
Y 3.1 Artur
P3
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Monday APRIL 24th
Y 1.3 Antonio
P5
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Thursday APRIL 27th
Y 3.1 Artur
P1
The PE lesson of P4 will be an Aquatics lesson in P1
Friday APRIL 28th
Y 1.3 Antonio
P6
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Tuesday MAY 2nd
Y1 to Y3 Aquatics Exposition-Aquatics of: Y5.2; Y6.2; Y3.3; Prep. 3.1 and Y1.2 are canceled.
Wednesday MAY 3rd
Y4 to Y6 Aquatics Exposition-Aquatics of: Prep. 3.2; Y4.2; Y4.3 and Y3.2 are canceled.
Tuesday MAY 16th
Y 5.2 Romão
P1
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Tuesday MAY 16th
Y 6.2 Romão
P2
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Thursday MAY 19th
Y 6.2 Romão
P2
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Thursday MAY 19th
Y 5.2 Romão
P6
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Monday MAY 29th
Y 6.1 Romão
P1
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Monday MAY 29th
Y 4.4 Artur
P2
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Monday MAY 29th
Y 3.3 Artur
P5
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Tuesday MAY 30th
Y 6.1 Romão
P3
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Tuesday MAY 30th
Y 3.3 Artur
P3
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Wednesday MAY 31th
Y 4.4 Artur
P1
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Wednesday MAY 31th
Y 4.2 Artur
P3
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Wednesday MAY 31th
Y 4.3 Artur
P4
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Thursday JUNE1st
Y 4.2 Artur
P2
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Friday JUNE 2nd
Y 4.3 Artur
P3
This PE will be an Aquatics lesson
Tuesday JUNE 6th
Y 1.1 Antonio
P6
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson
Tuesday JUNE 6th
Y 2.2 Antonio
P7
This Aquatics will be a PE lesson

Many thanks
Romão Ferreira
Primary Section 
Physical Education & Aquatics Leader of Learning

Welcome Back to School

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful break. Before the holiday, we requested that families take pictures of the beautiful nature of the Earth. Please look at the poster and send me any pictures that you took over the break to my email: ckelly@lisluanda.com.

For the Earth Day Photo Contest, these pictures will be judged in respective classes according to the criteria that has been highlighted on the poster. The selected pictures will then be displayed for all during the celebrations that LIS will have on Friday 21st April when the whole world will be celebrating World Earth Day.

Student Led Conference Reflections

Our parents learned…

  • about not throwing trash so birds don’t die
  • we are thinkers and can be reflective
  • we are working hard to make us knowledgeable
  • it is so much fun
  • how it is amazing in this class
  • we listen to the teacher then have our own ideas to get better
  • sometimes I need to do better work, and need to try harder
  • to use their imagination (drop in a jar)
  • about making rainbow magic -and wonder how does that work?
  • to use their thinking skills and to see, think and wonder
  • to solve problems with Zippy and Moe
  • how predictions can be different to outcomes (our experiment burying things)
  • how to make doubles playing a game

…and that was just in the Year 1.2 homeroom class!