Friday, 26 January 2018

January in Primary ELS

Another new year has started and it's been a very busy start to the year for our amazing students! 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. 

We assist the ELS students through a combination of in-class support for Literacy Class and withdrawal for intensive reading lessons. The students in Key Stage 2 also have some homework activities to do. This consists of:
1. Electronic books with audio given to the students on their USB memory sticks. Please support us by trying to provide access to a computer and by signing the ELS Reading Record in the back of the GIS Communication Diary.
2. Vocabulary worksheets so the children have a better understanding of the connected learning topic they are studying. 

Please assist us by encouraging your child and reminding them to do their homework tasks.

In our February Primary ELS Blog, we'll be introducing some exciting new units that will start after the break in the middle of Term 2.

Finally, please have a look at our amazing students learning this month!

Key Stage 1 students working on their letters and sounds

Mr Garth works with the Year 3 ELS group on their reading fluency and comprehension

Mr Paul helping the Year 5s during a literacy lesson

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, 11 December 2017

December in Primary ELS

As we approach the end of Term 1, we would like to thank the students for their hard work and dedication. The ELS team would also like to thank the parents for their ongoing support; it is essential to our programme.

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. We are looking forward to seeing the ELS group again in 2018 with the same enthusiasm and positive attitude that they have shown this year.

Lastly, please look at the appropriate material below and continue to read the ELS homework books to be ready for next term.

Connected Learning
In Term 2, the children will start exciting new units of study.

Year 3- Ancient Egyptians

Artifacts and remains give us an insight into ancient civilisations and allow us to understand how we are connected to the past. Today's Egyptian society is fundamentally different from the Ancient one but it still benefits from its legacy.

Who were they? How do we know about them? What is mummification? Click on the videos below to get a head start.


Year 4- Vikings

The Year 4 students will learn about the Vikings. The Vikings were amazing sailors, explorers and warriors.

Where did they come from and when did they settle in Britain? Find out about Viking warriors. What weapons did they use and how did they fight at sea? What were Viking families like and what beliefs did they have? To start answering these important questions, check out the links below!


Year 5- Life and Death, Young and Old


The Y5 students will learn about the fascinating topic of Life and Death. No matter who we are, we all have one thing in common – we are growing older every day. Let’s consider the circle of life and how we make the most of our lives.

What is the life cycle of a plant? How do animals grow and change throughout their lives? Where did I come from? Start your learning by watching the videos below!


Year 6- Conflict


“War - what is it good for?” Throughout history humans have always fought and argued. Isn’t it time we stopped?

What is conflict and what causes it? What are the World Wars and why were they fought?