This week was ISS Literacy Week. The children have enjoyed several book-related activities including:
We also began Tuning In for our new unit of inquiry. The theme is Where we are in Place and Time and our Central Idea will be We learn about civilisations from what was left behind.
We began creating our own time-lines and really enjoyed the connections with Andy Chua's talk about fossils (things that have been left behind and preserved which we learn about the past from).
The children also went on a book hunt the library to find books which they thought connected to our central idea. We are investigating and analysing various artefacts from the not-too-distant past. The children thought about what the object might be (form), what is might be used for (function) and how it might be connected to other things (connection).
In maths, as a precursor to our multiplication inquiries, the children explored whether there were patterns connected to multiplication that could help us. We then considered whether we could use these patterns to predict which numbers might be in certain multiplication tables.
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.