Friday, 30 March 2018

March in Primary ELS

We are approaching the end of Term 2 and everyone has been very busy in class. Soon the children (and teachers!) will enjoy a well-earned break for Songkran   before returning for Term 3 on April 23. The ELS team would  like to thank the parents for their ongoing support; it is essential to our programme.

When we return, the students will be studying exciting new Connected Learning topics. Please take the time to watch the videos below to find out more.
Lastly, please ensure that your child is up to date with both their reading homework (provided through their USB memory stick) and any additional work that has been sent home (such as vocabulary worksheets which help the children understand their classroom work).

Connected Learning

The links below relate to the new Connected Learning topics.

Year 3- You are what you eat!

Food is essential. It gives us energy to do the things that we want to do. By learning about the different types and amounts of food our bodies need, we can plan healthier diets and enjoy longer lives. But how much do we really know about how food is produced and prepared?  Where does it come from? Do we all eat the same things? Why do we need to have a balanced diet? How can we get healthy? What happens to the food I eat? Check out the videos below to start learning the answers.


Year 4- Extreme Earth

The tectonic plates that form the Earth’s crust are always moving. Even the smallest movement can cause huge earthquakes, volcano eruptions and tsunamis that devastate communities across wide areas. If we can understand what is happening underground, we can learn to predict and protect ourselves in the future.

What is under the earth? What is an earthquake? What happens when a volcano erupts? Click on the links below to find out more.


Year 5- The Solar System

The Year 5 students are about to learn about out amazing 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 can not see? How are the other planets in the solar system similar or different to ours? If you want to start to find out the answers today, click on the videos below.



Year 6- Believe it or not!

It is perfectly human to grapple with questions, like, 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the world’s religions, and that is not all that connects these faiths. Learn more about what different groups believe in and how their beliefs influence them by watching the videos below.