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MYP Multilingual Poetry Walk

On Tuesday, MYP Language and Literature students headed to Gunnersbury Park to share poems they wrote during their Poetry units and during Service Learning Days. Students connected their learning to Walk with Amal Project, which raises awareness of the European refugee crisis. We heard poems connected to the six themes of the project: Home, Migration, Climate, Adventure, Fear, and Welcome, written and performed in more than 23 languages our students speak! Everyone enjoyed spending the morning surrounded by...

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Student led learning in Grade 3

This week in Grade 3 to finish our 'Who We Are' unit, the class on Thursday morning will become the teachers. All students have chosen a topic they are interested in from social skills to Chinese vocabulary, to teaching writer's how to come up with ideas. They created a timetable to ensure all the lessons are completed on time. We looked forward to a busy...

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A chance to teach a lesson of their own!

In G3S students swapped places with their teacher this morning for a chance to teach a lesson of their choice. The students have been busy making a timetable of the day, creating their lesson plans and finally reflecting on how well their lessons went.

The students learnt how to pass in football, shoot in basketball, the backhand stroke in tennis and had an art lesson. However; 3S seem to have a sweet tooth as the most popular lesson of the day was how to...

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Active learning in the MYP

Active learning is a learning process where students actively or experientially participate. As opposed to passive learning, students are encouraged to enquire, investigate, and create as part of their learning. This is an essential part of inquiry-based learning. At the heart of it, we ask students to take ownership of what they are learning.

As an example of active learning, I would like to share our Grade 7 I&S class where they have been learning about...

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Stories of human migration

This week in Grade 5 we continued in our unit of human migration, and we explored migration stories through news articles. We selected these articles from Newsela. Students chose the human migration story of interest to them. Then, they worked collaboratively in groups or partnerships to uncover the risks, challenges and opportunities that are a part of...

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Grade 6 perform a Midsummer Night's Dream

Four love-drunk teens, escaped from the confines of an oppressive regime, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions. A posse of wannabe actors determined to put on a play against the odds. The Fairy Queen and King at war, and one wild spirit hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible. What could possibly go wrong?...

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Grade 6 take action against Carbon Monoxide in Algiers

Every winter, thousands of people die due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas, that comes from fires when they don’t have enough air supply (oxygen), this is called incomplete combustion. When you breathe carbon monoxide in, it gets into your bloodstream and tricks your body into considering it as oxygen until it is too late! This is because carbon monoxide binds very strongly to the iron atoms in haemoglobin inside red blood cells. The affinity between CO and haemoglobin is 200 times stronger than the affinity between haemoglobin and oxygen. When CO binds to the haemoglobin it cannot be released as quickly as oxygen would be. This causes suffocation as body tissues are not getting any oxygen.    

In countries with prevalent poverty rates or simply corrupt governments, carbon monoxide takes a significantly larger amount of lives each year, especially in the winter months. This is due to many reasons in addition to poverty, such as the lack of awareness amongst people, and the lack of domestic heating regulations.

Grade 6 students decided to take action against this deadly gas! We are using our Science and I&S knowledge, and research to study the roots of the problem and to find ways to raise awareness and conduct research based on carbon monoxide poisoning around the world with a specific focus on Algeria as a case study.  It has come to...

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Designing our dream Minecraft house!

In our 'How the World Works' Unit of Inquiry we learnt about the 'Design Cycle'. This week, we transferred this knowledge to our Minecraft lesson to extend our understandings in our 'How We Organise Ourselves' Unit of Inquiry. First, we PLANNED and sketched our ‘Dream Minecraft House’, labelling the materials we planned to use. As well as keeping in mind that it is a volcano-and-flood-safe and strong house. Last week, our Minecraft houses suffered a volcano eruption and then a flood! Then we CREATED our designs in Minecraft. Mr Alberto taught us how to screen record while giving a tour of our houses. Afterwards, we SHARED our designs...

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Grade 6 students experiment with bunsen burner in lab

Our budding scientists planned a full investigation independently from scratch for the first time! They were creative and precise in identifying variables to be manipulated.  They wrote research questions to test how changing one variable related to combustion with a Bunsen burner will affect another variable. They identified controlled variables and wrote detailed equipment lists which were handed to the Science technician. The small twist in this year’s task was that each group had to perform the experiment of another group. This meant that...

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