Last week in Early Years, we explored our family compositions, as well as numbers. We also put finishing touches to our ‘Classroom Essential Agreements’ to ensure that we make TIS a truly Happy School.
Lower & Upper Primary
It was an exhilarating week for Primary students as they were introduced to new ways of learning and teaching. We believe learning is made effective if it is student-centered, allowing students to own their experience and construct their own meaning through questioning, exploring and problem solving.
Our Onyx Class (Grades 1 and 2) started inquiring into living things, non-living things and natural resources. By learning through questioning and investigating, students explored the school environment to identify various natural resources, as well as living and non-living things.
Learning in PYP is transdisciplinary. This means that we use knowledge from different subjects to make our learning meaningful and relevant. After the nature exploration, therefore, students used the information gathered to work on pictographs in their maths class.
In PYP, learning involves a lot of problem solving because we believe that everything we learn should help us fix a problem in society. Here at TIS, we focus on having fun while solving problems. The Opal Class (Grades 3 to 5) for instance, engaged in a shopping activity in which they solved addition and subtraction problems by following a set of instructions.
Students got busy with their shopping. It was, however, an intense activity, where they had to decide at each stage, what needed to be done. Do they add or subtract? How will that be done? These were the questions they had to focus on. It was such a thrilling experience!
Thank you for being part of the TIS family.