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Years 4-6

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English Storytime

Bears on the Stairs: Jarman, Julia, Chapman, Lynne: 9781849390286 ...

Monday, June 1st 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Bears on the Stairs’ by Julia Jarman.

Thai Storytime

Monday, June 1st 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Toon is reading ‘เก้าอี้เชิญตามสบาย’ by Yoshiko Kōyama.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Looking for a Family Fun Friday night? Why not sit with your kids and play this game together called ‘Eyes of a Reader’. Let’s see how familiar you are with the teachers and other staff of SHR.

EYES OF A READER 

(Friday, May 29th 2020)

Play Kahoot : EYES OF A READER <<

Carefully look at the eyes of these readers with their favourite books and see if you can read between the lines to figure out which members of SHR staff they are!

English Storytime

Blast Off! by Doyle, Malachy, McLean, Gill - Amazon.ae

Friday, May 29th 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Blast Off!’ by Malachy Doyle.

Thai Storytime

Friday, May 29th, Thai Storytime. Mr. Bank is ‘บ้านต้นไม้ 10 ชั้น’ by Etsuko Bushika (เอ็ตสึโกะ บุชิกะ).

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

DIY Paper Spinner Toys

Today we have found the craft that any body would love. Puppies! Thank you Maggy from Red Ted Art, DIY Paper Spinner. Not only were they super fun to make.. but they provide a great STEAM activity for anyone learning about colour theory. It is simply so MAGICAL to see colour theory in action RIGHT BEFOR YOUR EYES.

We made a set of plain spinners (for the kids to colour themselves and to experiment with colours, patterns and designs), but also a set of PRINTABLES! The printables are particularly useful for a classroom setting or if you have LESS TIME, but still want to make this easy paper toy. But I do encourage you to go freestyle, use a plate as a stencil and have fun!

Easy Paper Spinners Tutorial - ever wondered how to make these fun paper toys? They are a super easy kids crafts! And a great way to explore COLOUR Wheel THEORY. So makes a great STEAM project too. You can either experiment to your hearts content or use our super handy Paper Spinner Printables - perfect for colour theory exploration! Make this Kids DIY today!

DIY Paper Spinners – Materials:

  • Paper
  • Card
  • String
  • Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Optional – your free templates

———> Get your BLANK TEMPLATES (with patterns) Here <———

———-> Get your COLOUR THEORY TEMPLATES Here <———-

DIY Paper Spinners How To:

Either watch this simple video or read the written instructions below!

We also made an emoji spinner version

  1. Either print out two circles from the templates above OR get a small paper plate (approx 10-12cm in diamater and draw two circles).
  2. Colour in your circles any way you wish. The colours will “mix” on any concentric circles. (see video for the effect). Be bold and experiment with different designs and patterns.
  3. Cut our your circles.
  4. Stick the first circle on some cardboard.
  5. Cut out the cardboard circle now.
  6. Stick the second circle on to the back.
  7. Make two small holes (approx 1cm apart, if not 8mm) on either side of the centre of the circle – the templates have markings for this.
  8. Thread string approx 40cm in length through and tie.

Have a go at spinning!!

DIY Paper Spinner - simple to make and so fun to play with. Great for an STEAM lessons on colour theory
This Paper Spinner really shows colour theory well – you can see how the outer red/ yellow rim turns orange, the blue/ yellow goes a light blue/ green and the red/blue turns a lovely purple. Awesome colour wheel theory exploration!
 
DIY Paper Spinner - Great for an STEAM lessons on colour theory
WHITE LIGHT: when this rainbow spinner is going fast enough it actually appears as white every so often – confirming that “white light” is made up of all the colours of the rainbow. For an accurate “white light”, you would probably have to adjust the proportion of each colour correctly, as well as get it spinning really fast.
 
DIY Paper Spinner - design your own and explore color wheel theory

The kids also had great fun designing their own spinners. They started off with “plain sections” and then looked at what happened when they added red dots and blue zig zags. I think we love these ones best! But they take more time to make as you need time for decorating!

At first it is tricky to get the spin going.. but keep practicing and it will get easier. Once the spin is going, you can relax your hands a little, this will allow for the spinner to “reload in reverse” and keep going!!!!

ENJOY!

English Storytime

Thursday, May 28th 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game’ by James Dean.

Thai Storytime

Thursday, May 28th 2020, Thai Storytime. Miss Nan is reading ‘คุณแกะหายไปไหน’ by Hirotaka Nakano.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Breakout EDU (Wednesday May 27th 2020)

SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME!

Breakout EDU | Breakout EDU

(TOPIC: READING, LIBRARY)

Breakout EDU games bring the challenges of an escape room to the classroom. One of its features is a digital breakout. Students use the provided clues to solve digital puzzles. To join a class and play the digital platform, create your account here using the class code provided for your level.

Please follow the link to our Firefly page for informations on how to login and play the digital games.

 

English Storytime

Picture story Books (Set of 15 Books) Free Shipping – Passaro Books

Monday, May 27th 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Chickens Can’t See in the Dark’ by Kristyna Litten.

Thai Storytime

Monday, May 27th, Thai Storytime. Miss Sairung is reading ‘รออีกหน่อยนะ’ by ชัชนันท์ ประสพวงศ์.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Looking for a Family Fun Friday night? Why not sit with your kids and play this game together called ‘Eyes of a Reader’. Let’s see how familiar you are with the teachers and other staff of SHR.

EYES OF A READER 

(Friday, May 22nd 2020)

Play Kahoot : EYES OF A READER <<

Carefully look at the eyes of these readers with their favourite books and see if you can read between the lines to figure out which members of SHR staff they are!

 

English Storytime

The Bear With Sticky Paws by Clara Vulliamy

Friday. May 22nd 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘The Bear with Sticky Paws’ by Clara Vulliamy.

Thai Storytime

Friday, May 22nd 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Gigi is reading ‘สมบัติล้ำค่าของปู่โฮ่ง’ by Seunghyun Yang (ซึงฮยุน ยัง).

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Easy Origami Whale – Paper Crafts for Kids

Today we have found the craft that any body would love. Puppies! Thank you Maggy from Red Ted Art, So today we have this adorable Origami Whale. He is quick. He is easy and he is fun!! I think he would also double up as a cheeky “Bailey” from Finding Dory craft, don’t you think?! Enjoy.

Easy Origam Whale for Kids. Super cute, fun and easy whale - a great paper craft for beginner origami kids. How to make an origami whale

Origami Whale materials:

  • 1 square piece of paper
  • scissors (optional)
  • pen & contrasting paper (optional)
  • glue stick (optional)

If you find a printable worksheet with photo instructions useful, you can get a copy over on my teacher’s pay teacher’s store!

How to make an Origami Whale:

It really is EASY!! And the kids will love this adorable little paper craft!!!

Aren’t they adorable?? I particularly like the baby whales. So so cute! Hope you have a go and ENJOY!

Step by step written instructions for how to make an Origami Whale.

If you find a printable worksheet with photo instructions useful, you can get a copy over on my teacher’s pay teacher’s store!

Diagonal

Take a square piece of paper and fold it across the diagonal. Open it up and fold it again in the opposite direction – you want that diagonal crease to go in both direction and be extra sharpe=.

Kite shape

Open up the square again. Take one edge and bring it to meet the diagonal central line. Repeat with the other side – you should now have a kite shape.

Body shape

Fold down the top point to meet the central line. Then fold in half.

The tail

Take the long thing tip and fold up at a right angle. Give it a sharp crease.

Open up the origami and fold into the opposit direction.

Finally, make a small cut at the top of the tail and fold down.

Draw your facial features and done!

Paper Whale Craft
Hope you have a go at making these wonderful Origami Whales!!

English Storytime

Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (My First I Can Read) - Kindle edition by ...

Thursday. May 21st 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Pete the Cat: Play Ball!’ by James Dean.

Thai Storytime

Thursday, May 21st 2020. Thai Storytime, Miss Toon is reading ‘แบ่งกันนะหมีน้อย’ (How to Share with a Bear) by Eric Pinder.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Breakout EDU (Wednesday May 13th 2020)

Topic: Species Spy!

Breakout EDU | Breakout EDU

CONTENT AREA: Media Literacy; Think Before You Post.

Breakout EDU games bring the challenges of an escape room to the classroom. One of its features is a digital breakout. Students use the provided clues to solve digital puzzles. To join a class and play the digital platform, create your account here using the class code provided for your level.

Please follow the link to our Firefly page for informations on how to login and play the digital games.

 

English Storytime

Bark, George: Feiffer, Jules, Feiffer, Jules: 9780062051851 ...

Wednesday. May 20th 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Bark, George’ by Jules Feiffer.

Thai Storytime

Wednesdaty, May 20th 2020, Thai Storytime. Miss Tonaor is reading ‘สุนัขรักหนังสือ’ (Dog Loves Books) by Louise Yates.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

 

Easy Bird Finger Puppet Origami

Today we have found the craft that any body would love. Puppies! Thank you Maggy from Red Ted Art You know we adore easy Paper Crafts for kids, right? Well, we have a super duper special and EASY Bird Finger Puppet Origami project for you. These are so easy, and so fun to turn into doodle birds, that you will wonder **where** they have been all your life! So fun.

They make a great addition to our Easy Origami Projects for kids, as well as Paper Puppet collection!

Paper Bird Finger Puppets

Materials needed to make your Origami Bird Puppets:

  • Square piece of paper – we used A4 cut down into two sheets of 15 x 15cm to make two birds (do experiment with different sizes to fit your children’s hands!)
  • Pens for decorating – experiment with pens, biros, pencils, crayons.. whatever you can find!

No scissors. No glue!!

Yep can you believe it, this craft really requires no glue or scissors (well apart from having to cut down paper to a square, but that can be achieved with careful tearing too!).

How to make paper bird finger puppets with scrap paper:

Do watch our easy to follow Bird Finger Puppet video. I always find video instructions sooo much easier to follow.

But have also invluded step by step written instructions below!

This written instructions also include some step photos, which I hope will help you make this cute little Finger Puppet!

Bird finger puppets easy

Here we go… How to make a Paper Bird Finger Puppet

As you can see from the images below, I really did use the paper from my recycling bin! It is a great way to upcycle and still have fun.

Folding your kite shape

Begin my making a square piece of paper. Fold the A4 sheet of paper in half.

Bring one corner up to the central fold. Cut that “triangle” out. When you fold it open again you will have a square.

Fold your square across the diagonal (again) to make a triangle and a nice diagonal crease.

Open up.

Bring one flat edge of the square to align with this central diagonal and start forming a “Kite shape”. Repeat with the other side.

Paper finger puppet

Fold your paper along the diagonal again (so your other fold are on the inside).

You now have one long edge. And two short ones. Fold the long edge in half to find the mid way point and pinch as a “marker” (bottom left photo).

Open again.

Fold up the short edge to make a crease (the video shows this really well- or look at the dashed line in the image!) -(bottom right photo).

Paper birds

Folding the paper down (top left photo).

And then back up (top right photo).

Now wrap the paper around itself and “tuck in”.

decorating your bird finger puppets

One side will show the “folds and tuck”. This is the “rough side” (but can of course still get decorated).

Flip over and you get a “neat” side – this is the side that is easier/ more fun to decorate!

Your basic bird is finished.

Be as creative as you like! Invent your own birds or google your favourite types of bird and be inspired by their beaks and plumage. Maybe you can make some parrots, some parakeets, some puffins and more?!

How to make your paper bird point the other way?

If you want the “Neat” side to point the other way, make the folds in the other direction.

Finger Puppets made from paper

Now it is time to have fun with decorating!! Use lots of colours and have fun.

English Storytime

Tuesday May 19th 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘When Gorilla Goes Walking’ by Nikki Grimes.

Thai Storytime

Tuesday, May 19th 2020, Thai Storytime. Miss Nan is reading ‘เธอเห็นฉันไหม’ by อัญชลี อารีย์วงศ์.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Years 4-6

We have a library trivia challenge for you!

Please see library Firefly page (Click her)

English Storytime

Monday, May 18th 2020. English Storytime. Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Minty and Tink’ by Emma Chichester Clark.

Thai Storytime

Monday, May 18th, Thai Storytime. Miss Rung is ‘ตำนานท่าเตียน’ by นรินทร์ เซียวพิบูลย์กิจ.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Library Kahoot! Family Fun Friday. Who is interested please submit the registration form, and then come join us.

-> For the information, please visit the library Firefly page (Click here). <-

– English Storytime

Friday, May 15th 2020, English Storytime, Mrs. Rous is reading ‘Tiger, Tiger: Is it True?’ by Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm.

– Thai Storytime

Friday, May 15th 2020, Thai Storytime. Mr. Bank is reading ‘กล่องวิเศษของพระราชา’ โดย เอริก บาตู.

Accessing Storytime Videos:

For Students please visit Firefly to access content.

For Parents of Pre-Prep students please find a link on ILD (Interactive Learning Diary) website to access Storytime videos.

Thanks kindly,

Shrewsbury International School Riverside Librarians

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