Middle Years News

Challenging the potential of each child, Sakhalin International School is a community where a learner's reflective thinking - through personal qualities, academic rigour and international perspectives - support their future as an accountable global citizen.

Please check this news page regularly for reminders, updates, news and photos about our learning journey. 

Try using these prompts with your child to find out more about the learning below: 'Tell me...',  'Show me...', 'Talk to me about...'.  



The current  IMYC unit is "Curiosity".

The IMYC links learning through the "Big Idea" for each unit.

The Big Idea for this unit is:

The desire to know more drives exploration and aspiration.



Literacy Learning for w/c 12/2/18

posted 11 Feb 2018, 14:22 by Middle Years Teacher 2   [ updated 11 Feb 2018, 14:22 ]

Please find below the Literacy learning for the week ahead. Note that this week, the students will be sitting ISA tests so there will be one less Literacy session than is usually the case.

Skills:
To be able to write a persuasive argument
To be able to use dialogue effectively in narrative texts
To  be able to explain and describe the main features, ideas, themes, events, information and characters in a text

Literacy Learning Outcomes for w/c 05/02/18

posted 1 Feb 2018, 19:26 by Middle Years Teacher 2   [ updated 1 Feb 2018, 19:46 ]

Please find below the Literacy learning for the week ahead:

Skills
To be able to compare and contrast persuasive speeches
To be able to read critically through studying setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these
To be able to explain and describe the main features, ideas, themes, events, information and
characters in a text

Understanding
To develop an understanding of how language should be change to match a text to an audience

Maths Learning Outcomes w/c 29/01/18

posted 28 Jan 2018, 20:47 by Neil Pettitt   [ updated 28 Jan 2018, 20:56 ]

This week's learning outcomes in maths include:

M1: I am able to express an amount or proportion as a percentage of another amount.
       I am able to interpret percentages and percentage changes as a fraction or decimal and interpret these multiplicativley
       I am able to compare two quantities using percentages.

M2: I am able to express the division of a quantity into two or more parts as a ratio
       I am able to express a multiplicative relationship between two quantities as a ratio or a fraction

Literacy Learning Outcomes for w/c 29/01/18

posted 25 Jan 2018, 19:49 by Middle Years Teacher 2   [ updated 25 Jan 2018, 19:49 ]

Please find below the Literacy learning outcomes for the week ahead:
Skills
To be able to consider how their writing reflects the audiences and purposes for which it was intended
To be able to use writing to organise thoughts, experiences, emotions and preferences

Understanding
To understand how and when to use past and present tenses
To understand increasingly challenging texts through making inferences and referring to evidence in the text

Literacy Learning Outcomes for w/c 22/01/18

posted 18 Jan 2018, 22:12 by Middle Years Teacher 2   [ updated 18 Jan 2018, 22:12 ]

Please find below the Literacy learning for the week ahead:
Skills
To be able to summarize the main points in an argument
To be able to use writing to organise thoughts, experiences, emotions and preferences
To be able to use relevant quotations to comment on key themes, characters and structure

Knowledge
To know how to use hypernymy to make writing more interesting

Maths Learning outcomes for w/c 15/1/18

posted 15 Jan 2018, 19:30 by Neil Pettitt   [ updated 15 Jan 2018, 19:37 ]

Maths learning this week includes:

M1: Be able to change freely between related standard units (e.g. time, length, area, volume/capacity, mass) in numerical contexts, express one quantity as a
fraction of another, where the fraction is less than 1 or greater than 1, use ratio notation, including reduction to simplest form.

M2: Be able to change freely between compound units (e.g. speed, rates of pay, prices) in numerical contexts, use compound units such as speed, rates of pay, unit pricing)use scale factors, scale diagrams and maps.

Literacy Learning for w/c 15.01.18

posted 11 Jan 2018, 21:19 by Middle Years Teacher 2   [ updated 11 Jan 2018, 21:25 ]

Please find below the Literacy learning for the week ahead:
Skills
To be able to use the features of persuasive texts
- To be able to create cohesion in a text
- To be able to write in a range of different forms appropriate for their purpose and readers
- To be able to use evidence from a text to describe characters (looking at To Kill a Mockingbird)

Green screen and animation preparations

posted 11 Dec 2017, 19:34 by Neil Pettitt   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 19:36 ]

As part of the communication media project students have been planning both green screen filming and animation projects. It will be exciting to see how it all comes together as the week continues:

Media Project: Communication

posted 10 Dec 2017, 16:21 by Neil Pettitt   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 16:21 ]

Students will spend the week planning, scheduling acting out and recording programmes for a fictitious school TV or radio channel. This will provide the students with an opportunity to reflect and link learning not only from this unit but compare and contrast with the previous unit Structures where the students considered how a theatre prepares and plans for a performance.

More information on the project will be posted as it comes together.

Literacy Learning for w/c 11/12/17

posted 7 Dec 2017, 21:04 by Middle Years Teacher 2   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 21:05 ]

Please find below the Literacy learning for the week ahead:

Skills
  • Be able to convey information, experiences, arguments and opinions clearly and confidently when speaking to others
  • Be able to identify the main points of a story
Knowledge
  • Know how punctuation can be used to change meaning
  • Know at least five elements of motivational speaking

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