Introductory Integrated Maths and Science Class on Shapes (October 2017)


Dear VCIS ep1 red parents and guardians,

This is week 24 for all the English Programme 1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

The children in my class are 6 years old and English is a foreign language for them.

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Next week the ep1 red pupils will start to learn about shapes in Maths.

Today the children had an introductory lesson on shapes by using tangrams to create various animals.

A tangram is essentially a puzzle consisting of 7 shapes.

These shapes can then be used to create a multitude of animals and objects.

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1. Firstly the children were given a double sided tangram template to colour in. Each shape needed to be a different colour. The other side of the tangram template was also coloured in, using exactly the same colours as the first side.

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2. They then cut out the 7 shapes a tangram consists of.

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3. The children watched various mini videos on how to create different animals and composed them using the mini-whiteboards as a ‘canvas’. The children were initially shown the ‘shadow’ of the animal they needed to create so as they could try to figure out which shapes went where. Then they were given the answer key as to the correct position of each specific shape.

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4. The children then chose one animal they liked and stuck them onto their worksheets by moving each shape from their mini-whiteboard onto their worksheet.

5. Finally the children wrote simple informative sentences about their animals relating to whether it was a mammal, bird reptile or fish.

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This is an example of integrated learning in the classroom.

The children are applying what they have previously learnt in Science (mammals, birds, fish and reptiles) and indeed Health (body parts) last term, to complement their learning in an entirely different subject this term. In this case the subject being Mathematics.

I hope you enjoy the images!

Thank you…teacher Chaz.



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Spelling Lists 22, 23 24 and 25 (2017)


Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Listed below are the spelling words for the next 4 weeks of November,for all English Programme 1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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Spelling test 22 will take place on Friday the 3rd of November.

The spelling words must be practiced every day by your child ideally with your supervision.

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The spelling lists for November will be found in the November homework booklet which will be issued to your children next week.

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If you have any questions please feel free to approach me as I will be very happy to help you.

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.



LIST 22

1.  a kite

2. a ball

3. a drum

4. a bike

5. ride

6. fly

7. kick

8. play

9. ones

10. tens

11. man

12. woman



LIST 23

1. Yes I do.

2. Yes she does.

3. Yes he does.

4. No she doesn’t.

5. No she does not.

6. No he doesn’t.

7. No he does not.

8. a doll

9. a robot

10. from

11. make

12. them



LIST 24

1. two arms

2. two ears

3. two eyes

4. a foot

5. two feet

6. a body

7. two hands

8. a head

9. two legs

10. a mouth

11. a neck

12. a nose



LIST 25

1. fireman

2. policeman

3. doctor

4. teacher

5. pupil

6. pilot

7. farmer

8. nurse

9. dentist

10. artist

11. people

12. think




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EFL Barrier Game on the Topic of Clothes (October 2017)


Dear VCIS ep1 red parents and guardians,

This is week 21 for the pupils of EP1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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The YouTube video below shows the ep1 red children taking part in an extremely useful and fun activity referred to as a barrier game.

A barrier game is essentially a pair based communicative activity which allows each member of a pair to either ask or answer specific questions in order to gain specific information for the game to progress.

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A barrier game usually focuses on spoken language and active listening comprehension although this particular barrier game also required a degree of reading, colouring in and a significant amount of writing.

This barrier game focused on 6 items of clothing, 6 different colours, the target word of ‘wearing’ and the indefinite article a.

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Once the children had completed the barrier game they then went on to complete the exercise by writing up the sentences they had heard or spoken as responses.

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During activities like this there is always a high degree of scaffolding available for those pupils who require it. For example during this exercise the colour words were typed on the worksheets in the colour they spelt. The clothing words were written on two classroom whiteboards with the drawings of the items of clothing next to them. Also more ‘experienced’ children were intentionally paired with those pupils whom would benefit from their assistance.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.




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Term 2 Begins Tomorrow! Your Child Needs to be Ready To Learn (October 2017)


Dear VCIS ep1 red parents and guardians,

I sincerely hope that you and your child have had a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

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Term 2 starts tomorrow the 9th of October, for all Varee Chiangmai International School EP pupils.

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Can you please ensure your child has the following school items as of tomorrow morning.

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Can you please also make sure that your child brings all of these items of stationery to school everyday.

I look forward to a very exciting and interesting term 2!!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



Three Whiteboard Markers and a Whiteboard Rubber

x3 Whiteboard Markers and a Whiteboard Rubber



 Three HB Pencils

x3 HB pencils



Big Rubber/Eraser

Big Rubber/Eraser



Large Pencil Sharpener (must be this type of style)

Must be a similar type of sharpener please.



Big Glue Stick (must be big)

Big Glue Stick (Must be big)



Small TOA/PVA Glue

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Small Tub of TOA/PVA Glue



Pair of Scissors

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Medium Sized Scissors (Not children’s Scissors.)



Big Box of Coloured Pencils (not crayons)

Big Box of Coloured Pencils



Pair of Headphones

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Spelling Lists 19 20 and 21 (2017)


Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Listed below are the spelling words for the next 3 weeks of October, for all English Programme 1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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Spelling test 19 will take place on Thursday the 12th of October.

Spelling tests 20 and 21 will take place every Friday there after.

The spelling words must be practiced every day by your child ideally with your supervision.

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The spelling lists for October will be found in the October homework booklet which will be issued to your children when they return back to school on Monday the 9th of October

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If you have any questions please feel free to approach me as I will be very happy to help you.

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.


LIST 19

1. a shirt

2. a dress

3. a hat

4. a skirt

5. a jacket

6. jeans

7. gloves

8. socks

9. shoes

10. trousers

11. see

12. now



LIST 20

1.  circle

2. square 

3. rectangle

4. triangle

5. oval

6. pentagon

7. diamond

8. star

9. not

10. by

11. day

12. here



LIST 21

1. soft

2. hard

3. hot

4. cold

5. rough

6. smooth

7. bumpy

8. sticky

9. wearing

10. like

11. those

12. that




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