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Arts, AIS students enter Saatchi prize for schools

This year AIS art students have, for the first time, submitted entries to the prestigious Saatchi Gallery Schools Prize. The Saatchi Gallery is one of the world’s best known private galleries with annual visitors numbering 1.5 million. From its London base the gallery aims to provide a forum for contemporary art presenting work by upcoming, and often unseen, artists. The Schools Prize is unique with entries being made from primary and secondary schools across the globe via the Saatchi Gallery website, meaning the scope and accessibility of the competition is second to none. Entries have been submitted by the following

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Music Notes

All music students are playing an instrument. They are playing in a concert band and each class has its own ensemble. We are focusing on posture, reading rhythms and developing pitch ranges on their instruments. A particular focus in Music is reading and interpretation of music notes. Students are learning how to recognise and play printed music. We rehearse and play from concert band music. Students are becoming more literate and fluent with reading notes. This is a complex task as students have to play the rhythm and pitch the note while playing in their concert band. For most students,

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NOT my JOB!

Giving pre-school children their own responsibilities is a great opportunity to build self-esteem and confidence. It is also one of the very first steps toward independence. Parents and teachers can be guilty of doing many things for their children just to ‘get through it – and get it over with’. However, we do a BIG disservice to our children by not letting them do jobs or chores that are age appropriate. It helps them feel part of the family as everyone has some duties that they must do. Everyone has a responsibility to be part of the ‘cog’. In the

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The PYP Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition is a requirement for students in their final year of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Unlike a typical ‘Science Fair’or ‘Project’, the PYP Exhibition provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the development of their skills from the previous year, to develop a sense of responsibility in their learning and, most importantly, to be able to take action as a result of their learning. Students investigate real- life issues they are passionate about in their attempt to help solve the problems related.  As a group, Year 6 students came up with the central idea:                 “When people work

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