We have seen wonderful progress in Nursery this term, with the children now used to the routines and transitions in our day. The children are starting their transition into to the Emergent Phase of English speaking and listening and it’s wonderful to see them responding to and incorporating English into their day without thinking.
This month in Nursery we have been looking at life under the sea. We have used songs, books, art and play activities around this theme to build oral language development and understanding of the world. The children have enjoyed learning about different sea creatures and frequently incorporate them into their play. They use the sea creatures, shells and other materials in the room to synthesize and communicate their learning from songs, stories, art and videos.
Now that we are establishing an oral language base we are beginning to work with different phonemic awareness activities. The children enjoy rhymes, songs and games based on the sounds in words. We have also begun work on name and numeral recognition by incorporating them into our routines and environment. The children love picking their name by the beginning sound, and then sticking it to their photograph on the board.
In Maths, we are learning about number and counting, and how to recognise, name and make 2 dimensional shapes. We have also really enjoyed cooking and have graduated from making playdough to baking our own cookies. It has been great to work with such an enthusiastic bunch of learners!
In September 2019, the new campus will open in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
We are delighted to announce the annual Cambridge Chess Tournament which will take place on Saturday, March 23, at Skolkovo Secondary.
During the Russian Week, students of the Year 1 classes got acquainted with Russian folk tales.
This month at CIS Skolkovo campus the children in EYFS and KS1 had a wonderful time celebrating Russian Week.
Throughout the week, we celebrated Russian Week. The children learnt about Russian culture and language during the carousel activities.
Wendy joined CIS in 2016, following on from her role as Assistant Head at Dulwich College Suzhou, China. Previous to that she worked at St Michael’s International School, Kobe, Japan for 5 years.
On 25th January there was Maths Day in our school. The student led Maths Day was very successful.
As we shared last month – our school decided to stop using plastic cups at school.