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

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Break activities

After many weeks of hard work, it is time for the mid-term break! Keep reading to find some fun activities to do on a rainy day.

1. Check out the Starfall website for some reading activities.

2. Smoe polpee sya taht yuo cna raed eevn fi teh lrttes aer mexid pu. 

Could you read this strange sentence? If you could, scroll down to the Comments and write it there. Don't forget to write your name, too! 

You can also make your own sentence and post it as a comment. Check if anybody can solve it! Remember to make sure that you have all letters in every word, just mix the order within each word.

3. We work with verb tenses almost every day. Can you solve this crossword, where you have to write the verbs in the past tense?

Make a comment with a numbered list of all the verbs you know in the past tense. Add your name!

Friday, 23 September 2016

September in Primary ELS

September has already been a really busy month for our hard-working students! We assist our students through a combination of in-class support for Literacy classes and withdrawal for intensive Reading lessons. All of the children are working really hard and responding well to the many activities we use to improve their use and understanding of English. Read on to learn more about what we do and see this talented group in action.

Mr Paul uses actions with the Y1 and 2 students to help them distinguish between the letters b/d and p/q.
The Key Stage 1 children join in and show their  knowledge.

Mr Garth works on the past and present tenses with the Y5 and 6 students before a morning Reading lesson begins.

Mr Paul can be seen in these pictures reading with the Y6 students. He is checking their reading accuracy, fluency and reading comprehension. He will record their progress and give immediate feedback.

Three students of the Y5 group work on improving their reading and comprehension.

The students visit the GIS Library once every cycle. It is a chance for them to study in a different setting. However, there is no escape from learning! In the picture below, a group of Y6 students can be seen learning suffixes and prefixes with the wonderful Khun Pia.

We would like thank the ELS students for their wonderful attitude, as well as thank their parents for their ongoing support. It is very much appreciated.

Monday, 5 September 2016

ELS students hard at work

The Primary ELS rooms are sparkling with energy! Our students are eager to learn more English and are working hard every lesson. They read at individualised levels and work with us to improve accuracy and comprehension. We also target their phonics, grammar and vocabulary; one-to-one or in smaller groups.

Warming up by forming the letters p, b, p and q with the arms. A great way to get the children to focus.

Two Y3 boys reading and answering comprehension questions.

Khun Pia doing a phonics assessment with a Y4 student.

Mr Garth revising phonics with a Y4 student.

Y6 working with grammar.

Y5 and Y6 boys busy with reading comprehension.