Review Writing


In our latest inquiry into writing, writers will write about something they have experiences in and are passionate about (or are not passionate about). They will share their opinion- whether it is positive or negative and will use evidence (their own experience and the opinions of others) to support their opinion.

This unit allows writers to feel that their opinions are valued and have an audience. We will be looking at a variety of ways we can publish our reviews for a wider audience – more information to come soon! – we are very excited about finding  authentic audiences!

We have been immersing ourselves as writers in reviews – of toys, of games, of books, of hotels. And we have been exploring the purpose of those reviews – how do they work? We have been able to make connections to our own experiences – how is it connected to other things? And we have noticed that sometimes our perspective can be different from others – what are the points of view?

Our eagle-eyed critics are sharpening their pencils ready to make their opinions heard!


Reading to Understand


Our new inquiry into reading sees our focus shift from establishing the habits of readers to knowing that readers read to understand. As adults this may seem obvious, however as we learn and grow as readers it is important that we are shown explicitly how important understanding is to reading.   This inquiry will see readers explore their understanding of what they are reading, how to share that understanding with others, and what to do when we are having problems understanding what we are reading.

Readers will be explain their thinking about what they are reading orally and visibly. They will be asked to support their thinking with evidence. And they will be immersed in a range of strategies that can allow them to think deeply about a text.

It is exciting to think about how this inquiry can really be the foundation stones of how readers read for life. This is big and important work!

Olympic Day is Coming!

Olympics Day is approaching!! Please find attached some information that you will find useful about the day.

Date: Tuesday, 3rd October.

Time: 8am – 11:45pm.

The Event: A morning spent playing team building games across campus with students from year 1 to year 11 to build relationships and develop our community.

Below please find the team colors for this exciting event.  Watch out for more information coming soon!

Name Team Number Team Colour
Ariel 1 Red
Jada 2 Green
Vitoria 2 Green
Ricardo 3 Green
Ana Sophia 3 Green
Sanyam 8 Yellow
Pedro 7 Blue
Khani 6 Blue
Soren 6 Blue
Nazeeha 5 Blue
Alan 7 Blue
Helia 4 Blue
Victor 4 Green
Joela 4 Yellow
Dailyn 4 Yellow
Andre 7 Yellow






Up to 60 ………. LIS parents and their children
(Years 1 to 6 only)

6……….reading areas with expert readers

A dash……….of FUN – come dressed in your PJs, pillows and favorite stuffed animals welcome


Combine the above in the LIS Primary Library on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 6:30pm. Enjoy great books and company for one hour.

Entry fee (to be donated to the children of Casa das Crianças): a pack of NEW colored pencils, markers or writing paper per family.

Spaces are limited! To attend Family Reading Night, please complete sign-up HERE.

QUESTIONS? Contact or pop into the Primary Library





Até 60……….Pais e alunos da LIS
(apenas dos Anos 1 a 6)

6……….áreas de leitura diferentes, com leitores experientes

Uma pitada de……….DIVERSÃO – vistam o pijama, tragam uma almofada e o vosso peluche favorito


Misturem todos os ingredientes na Biblioteca da Primária da LIS na Quarta-feira, 4 de Outubro de 2017, às 18:30. Deixem(-se) repousar durante uma hora, na companhia de bons livros.

Valor da entrada (a ser doado às crianças da Casa das Crianças): uma caixa nova de lápis de cor, marcadores ou papel de escrita por família.

Os lugares são limitados! Para participar na Noite de Leitura em Família, preencha por favor esta ficha de inscrição.

Dúvidas? Contacte-nos pelo email, ou apareça na Biblioteca da Primária

Reading – The Home/School Connection

A big thank you to those of you that have been able to support this first week of home/school reading.  Most readers have been able to take a book home, read with you or for you, and bring their books back to school everyday.

Just a reminder that books do not go home on a Friday.

We appreciate you taking the time to listen to our young readers and talk with them about their reading.

Thanks also to those of you that have been able to send headphones to school.  As we start using apps like Tumble books in class, having your own headphones becomes very important.

Chinese Table Game – P.E.

”Learning Engagements:  The Chinese table is a gymnastic / acrobatic figure formed by 4 people. Each person sits in a stool and leans their trunk over next person knees. After they form a square/table the leader takes the seats away and the table must keeps stable.   
Groups practice the    “Chinese Table” – by themselves Each students will represent the domains: Mental, physical, personal, spiritual and social.’’