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!

Olympics Day Next Week!

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.

The theme for this event was chosen by secondary students and we will all be super heroes for the day! Students are invited to dress up as super heroes if they wish to do so but it isn’t mandatory. Most importantly children are asked to wear clothes comfortable and functional for athletics.

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


Name Team Color Super Heroe
Diana green Batman
Justo green Green Lantern
Zoe green Black Widow
Aryan green Green Lantern
Liam green Batman
Ivan green Batman
Callie yellow Quicksilver
Zandre yellow Raven
Miranda red Vibe
Yasser red Jean Gray
Vladimir red Jean Gray
Brian red Cyclops
Joana blue Super Girl
Siobhan blue Beast
Lucrecio blue Mystique
Eduardo blue Mystique
Deepuja blue Super Girl
Ayaan blue Beast



Celebration of Writing!!

Welcome to a Year 3 Celebration of Writing

Our writers are excited to share their writing journey with you as they have developed independence in managing their writing and creating Expert Books.

We can’t wait to share with you all we know about Minecraft, gymnastics or the Congo!

We hope you can join us!

WHEN:  Thursday 28th September

TIME: 2:00 – 2:35

WHERE:  We will start in Room 6 and then move to your writer’s classroom.


2:40 – 3:00

After the in class celebration there will be a chance for you to learn about Seesaw, an online portfolio that Year 3 is piloting this year.

This will be an opportunity for you to bring your electronic devices to school and have our fabulous tech team support you as you log in and explore the site for the first time!

You can also download the app prior to coming to the event.

iOS devices:







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

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 the next person’s knees. After they form a square/table the leader takes the seats away and the “table” must try to stay stable.   
Groups practice the    “Chinese Table” – by themselves Each students will represent the domains: Mental, physical, personal, spiritual and social.’’

Peace Projects with our Buddy Class!

We’re getting excited about peace day next Friday (September 22)! Our class has been diving into many conversations and activities to explore the meaning of peace and how to spread peace in our world.

This week year 3.3 students had time with their year 6 buddies to collaboratively plan and create a piece of art that represents peace.

Help extend this learning at home! Sit down and have conversations about peace with your child. Some questions to engage in such a conversation might be…

    1. How can you promote peace in the world?
    2. What does peace look like to you?
    3. Do you believe peace is important?
    4. How do you feel when people are peaceful?
    5. What needs to happen for world peace to occur?
    6. Write about a time when you were upset, but decided not to start a fight.
    7. How can you be more peaceful?
    8. Write about a time you encouraged peace.
    9. What makes you feel peaceful?
    10. Why do people have a hard time being peaceful?
    11. How can we learn more about peace?
    12. Who is a peaceful person you know?
    13. Is it important for the world to celebrate peace together?

Reading At Home

Dear Parents,

During this exciting first reading unit our young reading adventurers will continue to nurture their love of reading.

We will talk a lot about the following ideas:

Just Right Books

Reading Stamina

Accountable Talk

Readers learn to read by reading! Sounds simple, right! Yet, in this early part of the year we are encouraging readers to know the joy of reading for meaning – which we know can only happen if we understand what we are reading. So readers are encouraged to select texts they can read AND understand. Readers are encouraged to recognize the difference between things they can read independently, things they need to read with someone and things that need to be read to them.

You can help at home – read! Read the paper, a magazine, an email, a recipe. Read in your home language. Have a family reading time, where for 10 minutes everyone is reading! Show your readers you value reading too. Read together, read aloud or take a quiet moment to read independently. And all this can happen in your home language!

Reading Stamina

When we are getting better at something we need to practice. It might be riding a bike, painting, or reading. So in this unit we are building our reading muscles. This involves reading for longer periods of time without interruption.

You can help at home – is there a quiet place where we can read? In bed, on the floor, curled up in a cushion. Somewhere where we can be with books and get lost inside them.

Accountable Talk

As we create a love of reading our brains become full of things we want to talk about when we read. We also need to know that there is an expectation that we are reading to understand, so we should be able to talk, write and think about what we have read. We can do this in a journal, with a buddy, in a small group or with the class.

You can help at home – talk about what you are reading, what you read together or what your child read independently. What did they love? What did they find tricky? What surprised them? What questions do they now have?

Thank you so much for all you do to support our work in the classroom! We can’t wait to show you our growth as readers this year!

Peace Day

Dear Parents,


On Friday, 22 September we will be celebrating Peace Day here at LIS. The morning will begin with an assembly and continue with a variety of Peace Day centered workshops throughout the day. The day will end with a Peace parade. Here’s where we need your help! The parade will begin around 2 pm. The children will “walk for peace” around the campus on a predetermined route and then finish back in the school cafeteria area for a final assembly at approximately 2:20pm. We would like to see the parents there cheering the children on as they come inside. We will then listen as our guest speaker, U.N. Resident Coordinator Paolo Balladelli, has some final words for us, share a song or two, and reflect on our day of peace.

Students are encouraged to wear something they feel represents peace and who they are.

Hope to see you all there!


Queridos pais,

Na sexta-feira, 22 de setembro, estaremos celebrando o Dia da Paz aqui no LIS. A manhã começará com uma reunião e continuará com uma variedade de workshops centrados no Dia da Paz ao longo do dia. O dia terminará com um desfile da paz. Aqui é onde precisamos de sua ajuda! O desfile começa por volta das 2 da noite. As crianças vão “caminhar pela paz” ao redor do campus em uma rota predeterminada e depois terminar na área da cafeteria da escola para uma montagem final em aproximadamente 2:20 da tarde. Gostaríamos de ver os pais ali torcendo as crianças enquanto elas entram. Em seguida, iremos ouvir como nosso orador convidado, Coordenador residente da U.N. Paolo Balladelli, com algumas palavras finais para nós, compartilhar uma ou duas canções e refletir sobre o nosso dia de paz.

Os alunos são encorajados a usar algo que eles sentem representa paz e quem são.

Espero ver todos vocês lá.