Primary Learning News
Language Learning through Maths – Grade 1
Grade 1 students are working hard to further develop their English math skills by designing their own word problems. Inspired by authors and illustrators, the students applied what they have learned from ‘Big Writing’ class to write some unique questions for their peers to solve. Combining creativity skills and mathematical skills is exciting and challenging for 7 year olds and also enhances their bilingual learning ability. The students first made a draft and worked with their teachers to revise and edit the questions before adding illustrations and finally publishing the word problem. The students love being little teachers by designing questions, which at the same time reiterates the skills they need.
Secondary Learning News
Grade 9 English – Real World Project - Based Learning
Over the past few weeks, Grade 9 students have been busy applying their English language knowledge and skills to complete a real-world multimedia project. They extended their learning from their previous study of discussions and interaction in order to create their very own podcast website! Drawing on collaboration, reflection and self-management skills; the students worked in small teams to create content and solve problems to achieve their goal. Through using various technological devices responsibly, students were able to further support their learning. They were also able to work toward the IB learner profile by taking risks and being reflective.
We look forward to sharing their site with our NACIS community soon!
Musical Theatre Workshop-Grade 5 and Grade 6
Before the May Labour holiday, Grades 5 and 6 had an unbelievable experience working with professional actors from a West End Musical that is currently in Shanghai (Wicked). First, the students had an energetic dance warm-up to loosen them up. Then, they played a game which is designed to improve focus, communication and confidence. After the thorough warm-up, the students were split into four groups and all worked on four key acting areas. These key areas were: facial and bodily expression, stage movement, improvisation and voice development. Throughout the sessions, students were challenged to use excellent communication, collaboration and creative thinking. All students were thoroughly engaged during this experience and we are sure it will provide have provided a positive and lasting memory for all involved.