Fridays at ISS is assembly-day for our Primary students, full of excitement, creativity and celebration of their daily learning adventures! Parents and students enjoyed the Year 2 assembly on Friday 16th November, showcasing the childrens’ knowledge of building and structures with a creative performance of songs, art and play which enacted their topic on "Buildings and Structures”, their first half-term topic.
Indeed, to experience a hands-on feel and view of different structures, Year 2 went on a school trip to Big Buddha and Wat PlaiLaem last month. Read more about their adventure and look at some beautiful photos of their trip here.
The assembly format is a great learning tool to bring a topic to life in an age-appropriate fun and creative way involving each member of the class. Performances on stage are a great confidence booster and so important for improving students’ command of the English language. It is something which all year groups at ISS practise regularly.
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They invited their parents to watch the show and share their knowledge of different buildings and structures.
In Art lessons students drew and painted their own dream houses, and in English they wrote about the meaning behind their individual styles. Some of the popular choices were villas, igloos, bungalows, semi-detached houses, apartments and many more.
During their lessons in Geography and Understanding of the World the children learnt about and made replica models of famous buildings and structures such as Big Ben, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building. You can see from their colourful projects how much energy they put into this valuable project work. Skills such as 3D modelling, architecture and design influenced their projects.
The students showed us the different types of materials used in different structures and reminded us to be mindful to choose the best materials when building a structure! It was a truly entertaining and educational afternoon and the audience were impressed with our young thespians that afternoon!
Finally, the students rewrote the classic story of the Three Little Pigs and acted out different scenes as animals. Some talented acting was on display. Well done Year 2, your energy was infectious.