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

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.