Wednesday, 20 September 2017

An Exciting Month in Primary ELS

The children have completed their first month of the new academic year.  It has been very satisfying to watch the students adjust to their new year groups and units of learning. As mentioned in last month’s blog, each student learns a new writing style (E.g. explanation texts) in their Literacy Class based around the connected learning topic they are studying (E.g. the Human Body).  Please check the Primary ELS Blog regularly to know which topics are being studied for each year group at any particular  time. Next month's blog will mention the new topics the students will start after the October break.

Below are some pictures of our hard-working ELS students in action.

Above are some Key Stage 1 students working on their handwriting with Mr Paul.

The Y5 students below have been studying the fascinating civilisation of the Ancient Greeks.

Year 5s and 6s working hard on their reading comprehension

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

                             Welcome Back to GIS!                                                                                                                            
We hope that everyone has had a wonderful break and that all the students are excited about moving up to their new year levels. The Primary ELS Team were very proud with the progress made and positive attitudes shown by the students last year and we are sure they are ready to pick up where they left off in June.

Our programme relies on the support of parents to work as well as it can. Please encourage your wonderful children to continue to work hard at school and to read at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team or visit us in person.

Every new term means learning about exciting new topics and concepts. Please take a look at the links below to learn more. In addition to new work in their literacy classes, we will continue to work hard on their reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension skills in our reading lessons. 

Year 1

The new Year 1s will begin their first term in Primary learning about their amazing bodies. The body is the most valuable and amazing thing you will ever own. You have to keep your body fit and healthy because it needs to last a lifetime! Who are we? What are our senses and how do we use them?
Learn a little bit more by watching the video below.

Year 2

The Year 2s will begin the new school year by learning about the fascinating world of plants. Plants are living things – they grow when we give them enough sunlight, food and water. Plants give us food to eat, clean air to breathe and materials to build our houses and furniture. What are plants? What types of plants are there in the world? What’s the life cycle of a plant? 
To start answering these questions, click on the links below!


Year 3

In Term 1, the students will learn about climate and weather around the world.
Differences in weather and climate affect how we live. Weather is the mix of events that happen each day in our atmosphere including temperature, wind force and direction, air pressure and precipitation. Climate is the average weather pattern in a place over many years.To start learning more about this exciting topic, take a look at the videos below.

Year 4

The Year 4 students will start by learning about the body. It’s your job to keep your body fit and healthy because it has to last you a lifetime! What gives my body it’s shape and allows it to move? How do I move? The short videos below will help you get a head start.

Year 5

The new Year 5s will begin by studying about the Greeks. Where and when was Ancient Greece? What would it have been like to have lived in that society? How did what happened in that society thousands of years ago still influence our life today? To start learning about this fascinating civilisation, look at the amazing videos below.

Year 6

The Year 6 children will start their final year in Primary by studying sight and sound. Whether we are driving around in our cars, working, or relaxing at home, we are turning on lights, music, TV, radio, computers and mobile phones. But what is the science behind sound and light?  Find out more by watching the videos below!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Term 3 Primary ELS 

The children have returned from their Songkran break and have started Term 3 with the same positive attitude they showed in Term 2. They have started exciting new topics for Connected Learning and this means that there is new vocabulary, concepts and writing styles to learn. Please take a look at the links below to learn more. In addition to new work in their literacy classes, we will continue to work hard on their reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension skills in our daily reading lessons.


Year 1

Bugs, beasties and cold blooded creatures. The world is full of many different types of animals. Animals live in different places, eat different food and of course come in all shapes and sizes. Learn a little bit more by watching the videos below.


Year 2

After learning about the fascinating cultures of North American Indians in Term 2, the Y2s will move onto materials and the magic of magnets. All around us are objects made from different materials. From the clothes we wear to the furniture we use to the toys and games we play with. Everything is made from materials. Some of these materials have special properties. To start learning more, click on the links below!


Year 3

In Term 2 the students studied electricity and how to write explanation texts. In Term 3 they will start by learning about food. By learning about the different types and amounts of food our bodies need, we can plan healthier diets and enjoy longer lives. To start learning more about what you eat, take a look at the videos below.

Year 4

After learning about the amazing Aztecs and writing in historical settings in Term 2, the students will next learn about volcanoes, rocks and earthquakes.. The short videos below will help them get a head start.

Year 5

The Y5s will turn their attention away from the amazing Solar System and move onto learning about the interesting topic of Life and Death - Young and Old. How do animals and humans grow and change throughout their lives? If you want to start learning now, take a look at the links below.


Year 6

The Year 6 group will be focusing on Cambridge English Tests, specifically the PET. Our class work will be focused on the listening and reading/writing components of this well-recognised exam. This is a very challenging exam for the students and will serve them well going into Secondary. In addition to the work we will be doing in school, the students will also be doing the exam for homework. We will use Google Classroom for this, and they will do Cambridge work from this website:
Cambridge Exam Practise

Finally, the children in Key Stage 2 all have the ELS reading homework for Term 3 on their USB memory sticks if they want to do some extra work during the break. Thank you again for your amazing support this year and we hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Songkran.


Friday, 24 February 2017

February in Primary ELS

We have had a very busy start to the second half of Term 2! 

The Year 1 and 2 students are progressing well through the Letters and Sounds Programme. Mr Paul and Khun Pia can be seen giving instruction in the below pictures.

The Key Stage 2 children, after a short break, have got their noses straight back into their reading books. 

As well working on reading fluency and comprehension, we also spend time focusing on both grammar and writing skills. Each week the children write about their experiences in their ELS Diary. We have read some very interesting stories and have been very pleased with the children's progress.

Please assist us by encouraging your child to read their homework books, and signing the ELS Reading Record (in the back of the Primary Diary). Thank you again for your support. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January in Primary ELS

As we approach a short break in the middle of Term 2, we would like to thank students for their hard work and progress.


Have a look at our students working hard in the pictures below!


Connected Learning

In the second half of Term 2, the children will start exciting new units of study and learn new writing skills. 

Year 3- Electricity

Electricity is a form of energy that makes things work. It flows along wires inside our house and classroom. Our lights, TVs, computers, mobile phones, cars, and many other things use electricity. But how does electricity really work? Click on the videos to start your journey!

Year 4- The Aztecs                

After the break, Y4 will learn about the fascinating Aztecs and their amazing culture! Who were the Aztecs? Where did they live? When did they live? Watch the videos to learn more!

Year 5-The Solar System

The Y5 students are about to learn about the enormous Solar System. We know that when we look up at our sky on a clear day we will see the sun. What else do we see in our sky?  What else is there that we cannot see?  If you want to start to find out the answers today, click on the videos!


Year 6- Changing States

Y6 will learn all about different materials and how they change state. How and why do materials change? What happens to particles when they change state? Take a look at these videos to get a head start!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Welcome back!

Here is a little brain teaser to get you warmed up after those 4 long weeks away from school.

1. How many words can you create with these letters?

2. What is the longest word you can create with these letters?

Rule: You can only use each letter once.

Post your reply as a Comment, the link is just below this post. Write your name too!

Monday, 28 November 2016

November in Primary ELS

As we near the end of Term 1, we would like to congratulate the students on their hard work and progress. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents for their support, it is much appreciated. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Christmas break.

As you can see, the children immerse themselves in their books! The children are responding really well to a graded reading scheme supplemented by grammar and phonics.

Connected Learning

After Christmas, the children will start exciting new units of study and learn new writing skills. Please click on the short videos below to get a head start.

 Year 3- Weather & Climate 

            Year 4- Our Body                  

    Year 5- Water


Year 6- Australia