Hello and a warm welcome to 5.1!

My name is Mags Faber and I will be teaching the fabulous learners in 5.1 this year. I am from the Netherlands and this is my sixth year at LIS. Before coming to Luanda I lived and taught in Mongolia, Hong Kong and Malaysia. When I’m not at school I like mountain biking, running and reading. 

We’re incredibly lucky to welcome Ms. Charity as our Year 5 teaching assistant. She has moved from the music department to support our learning, which is sad for Ms. Betsy, but great for us!

This year we will use our blog as the main source of communication with families so please be sure to sign up to receive updates as and when items are posted. We will also add regular posts from the classroom to Twitter – follow:  #LISlearning. We are excited to collaborate with you this year and if you have any areas of expertise and could come into school to help deepen the students’ understanding, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Our first unit will be under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves, further details will follow in a future post.

Below you will find the 5.1 timetable for the year. Please be sure to support your child in being independent and prepared for school. Please note Year 5 will not have swimming just yet, instead they will have PE lessons. Swimming will be blocked for all PE lessons from weeks 18-22, and 29-30. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

We are looking forward to getting to know you all this year and beginning our learning journey.

Working together,

Mags Faber