We have had a busy couple of weeks during which we celebrated Chinese New Year and also the annual ISS Fun Fair.
The school community enjoyed a Lion Dance performance to mark the Year of the Dog.
The children completed their Arcade game designs, having followed the 5-step Design Process, during which they tested and evolved their designs with a little help from Mr. Gallagher in the Design Lab. In class, they enjoyed testing each others' games and giving feedback.
Finally, ahead of the ISS Fun Fair, they wrote instructions on how to play their games with a focus on using imperatives and short sequenced sentences.
The Grade 2 Arcade Stall was a fantastic opportunity for the children to show what they have been learning and to enjoy watching other people play their creations.
It was a wonderful way to wrap up all our inquiries into exchange systems (money for vouchers, vouchers for goods and services at the fair), how they can help our community (using recycled materials, bringing our community together through play, money raised being donated) and probability and chance (applying these concepts to their games).
We also continued our engagement with the school environment through our second response to art displayed in school. We connected our own learning in Grade 2 with some Market scenes created by Grade 5.
Grade 2.1 are a class of 7 and 8 year old students who attend ISS International School in Singapore. We learn together and play together and enjoy sharing our discoveries with you.