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K1: We Play! We Think! We Learn!

Week Beginning 19th September 2011

Published Monday, September 26, 2011.
Last updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We observed the children in the hospital role play in the K1 garden last week. The children were highly engaged in their learning. Our song ‘Miss Polly had a Dolly’  could be heard all over K1! As adults, we joined in with the play when invited. We wanted the children to view our role as interactive and not interference! We became receptionists, patients, doctors and nurses, when requested, alongside the children. Watching their free play, we are going to continue to build on these experiences so that the learning can continue to be supported and extended. A new K1 hospital opens in the K1 shared area this week. We will be introducing new vocabulary, modeling language and helping the children to develop communication skills as they take part in the learning experiences. It will involve much talking and listening.

Take a look at all of the busy K1 Doctors!

I am working out the doctor's bill.


Children’s play reflects their wide ranging and varied interests. In K1 we continue to learn through play in a rich and varied environment. In K1, the children have time and space to concentrate on activities of their own choosing. They may choose to work alone or alongside others as they develop their own interests.

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments you have left us on the Blog! We hope you enjoy sharing this week's pictures with your family.

Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess

"Happy Birthday to you!"

Making birthday cakes - " I can't wait to try one!"

A birthday party in the soft play area with my friends.

Exploring the Pirate ship.

I can sleep like a Princess in the water!

"The shark is coming!"

"Slippery, slimy, oozy, this is so much fun!"

The shaving foam has turned green.


Comment By Kwang 

Pippa u r so cute !!

Published on Saturday, October 01, 2011

Week beginning 12th Sept 2011

Published Monday, September 19, 2011.
Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011

There are numbers, numbers, everywhere! Through a range of activities, the children will continue to become familiar with numbers and begin to recognise them in a variety of contexts. They will be able to find them in our learning environment and see them displayed in our classrooms and around our campus. How many numbers can your children spot at home? Can they recognise them on your mobile telephone or as you enter a lift? Have your children noticed numbers on car registration plates? Happy hunting, as you look for numbers in the environment with your children!

Below is the rhyme we focussed on last week. You can also share the short clip at the end of this page with your child to sing along to the number song.

‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I caught a fish alive’ 


Once I caught a fish alive,


Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on my right!

We hope you have all enjoyed the long weekend. This week  K1 will continue to be a hive of activity as our exciting ‘learning journeys’ continue!

 Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess


1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a fish alive.

1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a snake alive.

This is the way we wash our face, early in the morning.

"I can blow bubbles in the water!"

Working together to make a water slide.

"I can bath my baby just like my mummy does to my baby sister."

"All aboard!"

" I can match shapes."

" I can use paint to write numbers."

"I am making a Birthday card for my friend."

" We are making a pink pattern."

Comment By Noah's Mum 

Great photos and video. It's a wonderful way to see what they get up to at school! Thanks

Published on Friday, September 23, 2011
Comment By Nulek 

My son TinTin is so cute in that princess skirt!

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Comment By Pippa's Auntie In USA 

A precious moment!!

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011
Comment By Boyd Phisuthikul 

who is a sleeping-swimming girl, look so familier. :D nicely done Pippa :D

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011

Week beginning 5th September 2011

Published Tuesday, September 13, 2011.
Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011

Counting Rhymes are very much enjoyed by the children this week. They encourage them to use number names spontaneously!  They are also able to count using concrete objects. The children have been introduced to the ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs' number rhyme and have enjoyed exploring the life cycle of tadploes and frogs with first hand experiences. 

We have enjoyed sharing the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. Through interactive and multi- sensory learning experiences, the children have become fully engaged with the story and have loved retelling it in the garden and in our swimming pool.

We hope you enjoy sharing these pictures with your friends and family.

Mrs.Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess


How many speckled frogs are on the log?

I am counting beads for my shaker.

Squishy, Squashy, Squishy, Squashy!

I can make my body into a very wide shape!

I can make my body into a tall shape!

We play games as part of a group.

I can make a Birthday cake!

The polar animals come from a cold place.


"The dinosaurs have had an accident!" 

Will it stick to the magnet?

 "We're going on a Bear Hunt!" "Do you like my bear?" "He is hiding in the cave!"
Painting my hand to make a print on my picture.

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" Sharing a book is always special!

Comment By Christine (Asia's Mom) 

They had so much fun from learning.

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Comment By Reuben's Mummy 

So lovely to see what the K1 children are up to. I have heard lots about the tadpoles and frogs! Thank you K1 team for these wonderful experiences for our children!

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Comment By Isabel's mummy 

Another exciting week ends. We're so looking forward to going on a little beach holiday. Kids did very well at school. They deserved a treat. Thanks to K1 team.

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2011
Comment By Elvi Khan (Rayna's Mama) 

Thanks to K1 team for this awesome blog, we can show the link to our extended family and close friends overseas :) And it's so nice to see the kids are having great time whilst learning ...keep up the good work! :)

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Comment By Pippas USA buddy..Yara 

Hi Pippa, you are doing great in your swim class, it looks like so much fun!! Keep up the great work. I am so proud of you..missing you, Yara..

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2011
Comment By Kaitlyn K1S dad 

The pictures are great; thanks so much for all the effort that the team has put in to share the kids experience with the parents.

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011

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