01 Mar Newsletter (Chaengwattana) 1st Mar 2019
It was lovely to see you and your child after a half-term break on Monday.
I hope that you enjoyed family moments and if you managed to get away from Bangkok, you did have a splendid time.
All the children seemed to be super excited to see their friends and teachers.
This week we finally got a chance to participate in Sports Day!
Once again I do apologise for any inconvenience that changing the date caused in your busy schedule.
Besides the heat we did have lots of fun taking part in all the games prepared for us by Cuki Tots.
All the students showed good listening skills (following instructions), team work, problem solving, enthusiasm, and ability to having fun!
It’s not always about winning, taking part is what matters!
Thank you all for sharing this healthy morning with us.
Go, Hampton Team!!!
On Monday, 4th March, you will be able to buy books from Book@53, they will have their stall in our foyer.
I hope that some of you can find time to join your child’s class for story reading/telling sometime next week.
Please talk to your classroom teacher if you wish to volunteer.
And a kindly reminder about parent-teacher meetings which will take place 11-15th March.
If you can’t make it in the specified dates, please arrange a suitable day for you.
Have a pleasant weekend,
Our topic for this week was ‘Flowers’.
We observed different kinds of flowers and the children were amazed by how colourful they are and the different scents each flower has.
We learnt about different parts of flowers and dissected real flowers and used magnifying glasses to closely observe each part.
The children were also introduced to pollination and how important bees and other insects are for this process.
We also learnt about different species of flowers that thrive in water, in shade or under direct sunlight.
Each child planted sunflower seeds in the garden.
In Math, we are continuing to practice counting and recognising numbers.
We counted how many petals a flower has and also counted sunflower seeds.
In art, the children observed a bouquet of flowers and painted their observations.
The children then used dissected flowers to make a collage on top of their paintings.
In phonics, we observed that our mouths make different shapes to create sounds such as parting our lips and teeth slightly touching to create ‘ss’ sounds and so on.
The children really enjoyed this activity and we created lots of different sounds we hear daily such as knocking on door, birds chirping, car honking etc. and observed how our mouths changed shapes.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Mr. Sangtea, Miss Jas and Miss Jezeil
It was a very healthy week! Our topic “Vegetables” joined really well with Sports Day that took place on Tuesday morning.
We started our week by looking at the basket filled up with all sorts of vegetables such as cabbage, cucumbers, carrot and potato.
We learned which of them grows under or over the ground.
K1 was very surprised to learn that tomato is actually a fruit and that French fries are made out of potatoes.
We used all these vegetables in the creative area during observational painting session.
We painted them twice. Once on a cling film and for the second time we used a white paper.
We definitely had lots of fun with a cling film!
On Wednesday we pretended to be gardeners and planted more corn seeds. You can already observe corn sprouts from our gardening activity that took place before half-term break.
We also had a closer look at the creepy-crawlies that live in the garden and are part of vegetable garden such as worms, butterflies, ladybirds and bees.
In Maths K1 really enjoyed activity called “What’s in the box?” Children had to use everyday language to describe and compare quantity, size, weight, capacity and position. We also learned to count up to 12.
During Phonics we were exaggerating the sound of each phoneme, followed by blending the phonemes to make the word during “Metal Mike” activity. We also got to know the new sound /c/.
Have a good weekend,
Miss Ania and Miss Ryng
We had a busy week in K2 – we have been farmers again, planting plenty of seeds…we are learning to be very patient, waiting for them to grow!
It was Sports Day too, of course, and K2 worked hard as a team to do their best with all the physical challenges!
In Literacy, the children have continued writing their own book to re-tell the story of ‘Goodnight Gorilla’ and we look forward to sharing them with you.
Our phonic sound was /z/ and our focus words… good night you zoo.
In Maths we played a new counting game called ‘Ping Pong’ where we practiced adding 1 to a given number to 100.
We also used our sorting skills to organise a basket of fruit and vegetables using a variety of criteria…the children then used their own ‘baskets’ to explore their own ideas.
We have enjoyed practicing our Drama performance for our Book Week performance on Friday next week and the children have been very creative, suggesting different ‘moves’ to represent the ideas in ‘The Tiny Seed’.
Enjoy your weekend!
Mr.Phil, Miss April & Miss Ritchel