Junior

FINAL STAGE - PYP EXHIBITION

Preparation for the F5 PYP Exhibition HOW THE WORLD WORKS is in its final stage..

The F5 PYP Exhibition process is all about student choice, voice and taking ownership of their learning. It is about learners having opportunities to find and think about problems and explore real issues that matter to them.

In the last few days before the PYP Exhibition, everyone is more excited than usual!

As you walk through the Form 5 corridor you can see evidence of real learning taking place. 

There are groups of students collaborating in open spaces or in large, airy classrooms as they work and interact among themselves.

This is a special year for all of us, students adapted very well to “the  new reality” and  followed protocols as they researched in books, in Chromebooks, interviewed experts in Google Meet, created surveys and thought creatively about how to apply them, sent emails to different organisations and did  tests and ran experiments in  the Junior School Lab.

Students, Form teachers and Mentors have enjoyed  every stage of this learning process, working together as a real team.Now it is time to round up investigations and make conclusions to frame the presentations.

On the 22nd October, 100 F5 students will be able to speak confidently about the knowledge they have acquired, show the skills they have mastered, demonstrate how their thinking has changed and how  their understanding has deepened.  All this will also show what they have learned about themselves as learners.

We are creating a site where parents will be able to see the evidence of the process and enjoy  watching students' final presentations.

Form 5 parents will receive a digital  invitation  with a link to access F5 PYP Exhibition 2020 after the  internal presentation that is taking place on the 22nd October.

 

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PYP EXHIBITION 2020

F5 PYP Exhibition is here to stay!!!!

On Monday, 31st August, F5 students worked in the unpacking of the transdisciplinary theme HOW THE WORLD WORKS and came up with multiple ideas and perspectives of the theme they each wanted to explore. Students identified their top three or four choices, and using that information the 16 groups were created.

Covid 19 has challenged us in so many ways and the PYP Exhibition is no exception. We had to restructure the way we approach the exhibition process, in order to offer a successful learning experience. To consider the well-being of our community, we had to set clear goals with realistic expectations for families, teachers, and mentors: we defined that our students are our priority.

Expectations are that families will support and accompany their children through the journey, that teachers and mentors will support students in modelling the Learner Profile attributes, demonstrating Approaches to learning and celebrating knowledge throughout the PYP exhibition. We will highlight more than ever the learning process that students will carry out under this new reality.

For F5 past generations, the Exhibition day has been without doubt one of the most memorable aspects of the process. Its big display boards, student performances, oral presentations, and large community celebration were treasured and well-remembered by all participants. The event itself often shapes the entire process and can give a sense that this is the most important part of the PYP Exhibition, when it is really not.

Students will work with their Form 5 teachers and mentors at School and online. This year's PYP exhibition will inevitably look different. Nonetheless, all members will work with the same dedication and enthusiasm during the process.

Stay tuned, more information about the PYP Exhibition will be shared soon.

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PREP - HERE COMES THE SUN

On Friday 21st August, Prep students came to school dressed as astronauts.  The activity served as a culmination to the Unit of Inquiry “Here Come the Sun”, in which they had learned about the importance of the sun for life. It was a pleasure to see their faces as they proudly entered wearing their costumes. 

Many thanks to all families who supported their children, and showed such creativity in the preparation of the costumes they wore.   

 

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BENEFICIOS DE LA EDUCACIÓN FÍSICA ESCOLAR Y LA NATURALEZA

 

Con el retorno de nuestros alumnos a la modalidad presencial en el mes de junio de 2020, luego de las clases online, percibimos una imperiosa necesidad de movimiento. Desde el Departamento de Educación Física, se fomenta el aprendizaje a través del juego, con el disfrute de lo natural. 

En las últimas semanas, nos encontramos en una situación de adaptación, la cual llevó a cuidar y a respetar los elementos naturales. Se destaca el valor de los espacios al aire libre por la necesidad que poseen en estos tiempos (adaptándonos a los protocolos exigidos: distanciamiento social, uso adecuado del tapabocas, correcto lavado de manos, etc). A pesar de la época de frío, el entorno del Colegio posee un paisaje de diversos árboles y flores bellísimas. La existencia de diferentes canchas en excelentes condiciones generan un escenario natural maravilloso. Prima el verde del césped y el azul del cielo, los cuales benefician altamente el desarrollo y el crecimiento en estas edades. Los recreos se han convertido en escenario donde los niños pueden ‘re-crearse’ en su esencia más pura.

Por otro lado, la Educación Física aporta valores para la vida, empezando por la pequeña dosis de ambición creada por la competencia constructiva. Las diferentes edades aprenden jugando y a su vez construyen su carácter mediante el desempeño en cada una de las actividades. El beneficio de estas al aire libre se demuestra en las miles de sonrisas, y el disfrute de los niños envolviendose en el entorno natural. Las clases, ofrecen un gran espectro de oportunidades tales como: correr libremente por las canchas; expresar sus emociones; aprender del cuidado de su cuerpo y el de sus compañeros; la posibilidad de cuidadosamente trepar un árbol, descubrir y desarrollar los sentidos, identificar diferentes especies de aves y permitir un acercamiento del aprendizaje natural potenciando una de las inteligencias múltiples. 

El juego al aire libre mejora las condiciones físicas, construyendo cuerpos activos y saludables, donde se fortalece el sistema óseo e inmunológico. Asimismo, se enseña a los alumnos una manera adecuada de respiración, poniendo en manifiesto la importancia de la misma. 

Mientras más verde sea el entorno diario de los niños, mayores serán los beneficios de su desarrollo mental, físico y social.

 

La Educación Física disminuye el nivel de estrés, incrementa la integración social y sobre todo fomenta la creatividad y la imaginación. Hoy en día, a través de los valores inculcados por el Colegio les transmitimos a los alumnos seguridad y confianza. Educamos a su cuerpo y a su mente para enseñarles que nada es imposible y hasta la situación más difícil se supera con espíritu positivo. 

 

Profesora de Educación Física y Recreación 

Sonia Agemian 

Junio 2020

 

 
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FORM 6 - CONCURSO - CORONAVIRUS EN URUGUAY

En el marco de las celebraciones del Día de Europa 2020, la Unión Europea en Uruguay lanzó un concurso de dibujo, con el fin de promover la protección de la salud y la solidaridad durante la pandemia del coronavirus.

La invitación dirigida a los niños uruguayos de 5° y 6° de Primaria, proponía representar en imágenes de forma original y creativa, cómo la pandemia los ha afectado a ellos y a sus familias.

Un grupo de estudiantes de Form 6 de nuestro Colegio, participó de esta propuesta, demostrando no sólo su talento, sino también su capacidad de reflexión, expresión y creatividad en este momento tan especial de la humanidad.

 

Link a las bases: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/uruguay/79448/node/79448_esLa?fbclid=IwAR08ESUMwez-5_wp34ZZx1ioWXTszt_pXU913uj7GmjC3GcmK94Utftxwcg

 

F3 - F5 ART CHALLENGE

After more than 63 days at home, we had to reinvent our art lessons as most of the teachers during the quarantine. 

Museums around the world virtually opened their collections so we tried to make the most of this situation. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art lovers to post photos of themselves recreating their favourite masterpieces from home.

We challenged F5 to F3 children to choose a well-known painting and recreate it at home using random objects they could find, inviting family members, pets, or even using toys to recreate them.

Now we are extending the challenge to the school community and invite you to share your pictures through mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

KINDER - ADAPTACIÓN

Todos los nuevos comienzos son desafiantes, para algunas personas más fáciles, para otras más difíciles. Con nuestros alumnos más pequeños contemplamos el gran cambio que implica ingresar al “colegio grande” y dejar el “pequeño jardín” y a esto lo llamamos período de adaptación.

El período de adaptación corresponde al proceso de transición mediante el cual el niño debe abandonar un entorno familiar, que le proporcionaba seguridad y confianza, para ir descubriendo y adaptándose progresivamente a un nuevo medio.

Este proceso educativo es gradual, esto le da al niño mayor plazo para ir desarrollando su autonomía y sociabilidad. Las vivencias de esta etapa van a ser procesadas durante mucho tiempo en la memoria afectiva del niño, por lo que hay que cuidarlas. Este proceso le permite al niño ir metabolizando las nuevas experiencias, nuevos espacios, nuevos amigos, nuevos adultos referentes. Al ser esto progresivo, el niño va adquiriendo confianza y seguridad de manera natural. Las clases están preparadas con materiales que hacen que este período sea más fácil, y las maestras están siempre atentas a las necesidades individuales de cada niño. 

Le damos la Bienvenida a la generación de Kinder 2020, estamos felices de tenerlos aquí con nosotros.

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Communications Junior 2019

Communications related to Junior are listed below starting with the most recently uploaded. 

Date Subject
21/11/2019 Prep - Unit 6 - Sharing the planet
21/11/2019 Kinder - Unit 5 - How the world works
02/10/2019 Prep - 5 - How we express ourselves
02/10/2019 Kinder - 4 - How we express ourselves
06/09/2019 Form 5 - 4 - How we organize ourselves
05/09/2019 Form 2 - 4 - How we express ourselves
04/09/2019 Form 4 - Unit 4 - How we express ourselves
04/09/2019 Form 3 - Unit 4 - Sharing the Planet
04/09/2019 Form 1 - Unit 4 - How the world works
29/07/2019 Kinder - 3 - Who we are
20/06/2019 Form 4 - Unit 3- Where we are in place and time
18/06/2019 Form 5 - Unit 3 - Where we are in place and time
18/06/2019 Form 3 - Unit 3- How we express ourselves
18/06/2019 Form 2 - Unit 3 - How we organise ourselves
18/06/2019 Form 1 - Unit 3- Where we are in place and timedoc
18/06/2019 Prep - Unit 3 - How we organise ourselves
05/06/2019 Kinder - 2 - Sharing the planet
16/05/2019 Scholastic - May
08/05/2019 Form 1 - 2- Who we are
08/05/2019 Form 5 - 2 - Who we are
08/05/2019 Form 4 - 2 - Who we are
08/05/2019 Form 3 - 2 - How we organise ourselves
08/05/2019 Form 2 - 2 - How the world works
08/05/2019 Prep - 2 - How the world works
22/03/2019 Prep - 1 - All about me
18/03/2019 Form 5 - 1 - Revolutions turn the world around
18/03/2019 Form 4 - 1 - Classifying the natural world
18/03/2019 Form 3 - 1 - We value ourselves and others
18/03/2019 Form 2 - 1 - Healthy mind, healthy body
18/03/2019 Form 1 - 1 - I feel good
18/03/2019 Kinder - 1- How we organise ourselves
21/02/2019 Kinder booklet 2019
21/02/2019 Prep booklet 2019
19/02/2019 New students -Friday, 1st. March
19/02/2019 Carpools

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JUNIOR FINAL ASSEMBLY

Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Carlos Rompani welcomed our guests, Mr Martin Wells, Chair of the Board of Governors, Governors, Trustees, Staff, Students and Parents to the ceremony.

The British Schools Principal, Mr Mark Rosevear, referred to the benefits of board games and and the importance of choosing one’s words carefully, in his speech.

There were further speeches from Mrs. Trudy Chappell, The Head of Junior and two outgoing Form 6 students, Maria Victoria Martínez and Inés Varela before Mr. Martin Wells closed the proceedings. Mr. Wells commented on how proud the School is that a former student, Mr. Luis Lacalle Pou, is President Elect of Uruguay. He concluded by thanking everyone for their hard work which has culminated in another busy and successful year. 

See below the Assembly´s photos, the prize winners and Mark Rosevear´s speech.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you all next year.

 

School Spirit Award

FORM 3

Florencia Novogrebelsky

Delfina Fernández

Camila Bruce

Juan Manuel Moreira

Manuel del Campo

Violeta Reyes

Olivia Bove

Clementina Falcón

 

FORM 4

Rocío Piana

Clara Hahn

Joaquina Justo

Santiago Gercar

Violeta Azar

Federico Barbosa

Trinidad Oddone

Kiril Svetogorsky

 

FORM 5

Agustina Albiñana

Felipe Durán

María Herrera

Andrés van Tienhoven

Carolina Mailhos

Exuma Terra

Juan Martín Canuti

Maite Gutiérrez

 

FORM 6

Juan Pablo Fabini

Olivia Strauch

Chiara Ferrari

Alejo Martínez

Romanella Cruz

Rocío Fernández

Sofía Paullier

Trinidad Brause

 

Effort and Attitude

FORM 3

Alexia Terra

Felipe Young

Dolores Mora

Clara de Posadas

Clementina Leiva

Nicolás Ponce de León

Benjamín Risso

Thomas Mc Gill

 

FORM 4

Emma Perciavalle

Eva Lorenzo

Milagros Albanell

Clara D´Angelo

Esmeralda Odriozola

Guadalupe Melhem

Emilia Salas

Felicitas Stapff

 

FORM 5

Belén Berrutti

Tomás Young

Uma Soler

Federico Souto

Alexis Bruce

Theo Lamaison

Martina Malde

Juan Diego Fiestas

 

FORM 6

Milagros Piñeyrúa

Emma Preidikman

Josefina Justo

Malena Sáenz

Federica Frechou

Abril Hobbins

Mercedes Olaso

Leah Cowley

 

The British Schools

Student Award

Emilia Stirling

Isabel Güelfi

María Clara Bía

Emma Dorbessan

 

SPORTS AWARDS

Junior Champion F6 Girls

1st Place:

Inés Chahnazaroff

Runner Up:

Emma Hahn

Junior Champion F6 Boys

1st Place:

Máximo Born

Runner Up:

Bautista Pérez del Castillo

Outstanding Sportswoman:

Inés Chahnazaroff

Outstanding Sportsman:

Máximo Born

Football Player of the Year Form 6:

Bautista Pérez del Castillo

Hockey Player of the Year Form 6: 

Federica Chahnazaroff

Rugby Player of the Year Form 6:

Benjamín Rodríguez

Handball Player of the Year Form 6:

Romanella Cruz

 

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