Monthly Archives: February 2014

Home Activities Sheet-28 feb

nsew maths

Happy carnival everyone! If you missed the homework here it is attached, along with the maths :)

Best wishes

Mr Wallace

German lunch at ISB


Wunderbar! On 18th February we had a German lunch for German natives! ‘Danke schön’ that you came! It was fun, and a lot of German was spoken (even Mr D tried!). :)

Mrs Ivonne shared her love of piñatas(!) and facts about her home country- Mexico!

We were very lucky that Mrs Ivonne gave a presentation about Mexico, then followed it by a session making piñatas! Torn bits of paper, flour and water, then the week after, acrylic paint and hey presto! You have pink pig piñatas!!!! Gracias Mrs Ivonne from Mr D and the Jupiter class! 😀






Maths in Earth Class

LO- develop our understanding of multiples and groups.

This week in Numeracy we have been looking at multiples and counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s  in a number of fun ways.

On Thursday we had three activities and worked through them on rotation.

1)       The children placed a shuffled set of 1–10 number cards face down in a pile. They then took turns to reveal a card, match it with the same number of towers and say how many cubes there are, for example 7, seven towers, seven twos are fourteen.

2)      The children made an assortment of towers each with 5 cubes. Each child then took a number of towers, counted in 5s to find the total number of cubes and then wrote a matching multiplication sentence, for example take 4 towers, count 5, 10, 15, 20 and write 4 × 5 = 20.

3)      The children each took interlocking cubes and built a few towers of five cubes. Each tower was a different colour. The children laid these side by side to make an array. They then copied this into their books by drawing round a matching rectangle of three rows of five squares. They then wrote the matching multiplication: 3 × 5 = 15.

It was hard work but fun!

IPC Dream Catchers

What is a Dream Catcher?
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.

The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.

Making Dream Catchers in Earth Class
This week the children have had a fantastic time designing and making our own Dream Catchers. We looked really hard using a variety of resources to make them look as authentic as possible.

EARTH CLASS IPC HOMEWORK- What did you think about this activity? did you enjoy it? were you pleased with your finished product?

Djembe workshop- Feb 2014

In music you have a ‘question’ and a ‘reply’- this is what the children learnt today in a djembe workshop, and demonstrated very well during this session. Good fun to play African drums and a great experience for all!  Wonderful participation during the presentation finale too! Mr D :)





De Nachtwacht project- Feb 2014

Collaborative work comes alive to recreate Rembrandt’s ‘De Nachtwacht’- Y2 onwards to DP1. Giving children a free reign with materials and media to replicate a great work!  Mr D :)







Dutch International Schools Primary Maths Challenge

On Friday 31st January the whole of the Primary School participated in the Dutch International Schools Primary Maths Challenge.

It was an exciting challenge where we participated ‘real time’ against other DIPS schools all over the Netherlands. Each age group had a 30 min slot where they had to score as many points as they could.

There were many highlights during the day, for example, when Young beat his personal record and managed to answer an impressive 65 questions in one minute and when The Earth Class scored the most points in the 5-6year old category and got to the very top of the leader board!



ISBreda Group 3 Earth


GSV Group 3


DeBlijberg Group 3 3W


DeBlijberg Group 3 3L


ISHague Group 3 2P


ISHague Group 3 2F


Violenschool Group 3 3R


ISHague Group 3 2K


Letterland group 3


ISHague Group 3 2G


HSV KSS Group 3 ID3


Violenschool Group 3 3B


Violenschool Group 3 3Y


GSV Group 3 MK


ISBreda Group 3 Mars


HSV VNS Group 3 ID 3 F


HSV VNS Group 3 ID 3 D


We were very proud of everyone who participated, they all tried their best and did an amazing job!

The scores will be totalled and the winning school and top three players will be given a special trophy by the event organisers.  Each child will also be issued with a special participation certificate.

A special thank you goes to Miss O’Hare and the Whole of Saturn Class who supervised the event and dealt with any technical issues which occured, your help was very appreciated!

I think we are now ready for our next challenge, World Maths Day 2014!

I will let you know more about this very soon.

Best Wishes

Mrs Hagenaars

Clay Pots to tell a story

The children in Earth Class listened to a selection of Greek Myths this week. Feeling inspired they made their own clay pots to tell a myth of their own choice.

The children carefully sketched their designs and checked them with photographs from the National History Museum for authenticity.


They then went on to sculp their own pots. The finished pots will be displeyed in our classroom museum.

Feel free to come and look.