EP1 Red Number Words and Numerals 1 to 20 Activity (July 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

The objective of this simple yet effective activity is to aid and enhance recognition between the number words from 11 to 20 and the corresponding numerals.

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First the children were given a worksheet which had 10 sections on the left and also the right. The children wrote down the numbers from 11 to 20 on one side including small corresponding images. On the other side the children wrote down the number words.

They were able to refer to the whiteboard for the spelling of the number words.

The children then cut up the 20 segments and mixed them up and turned each segment upside down.

When each child was ready they were given 1 minute to quickly move to another desk, turnover the 20 segments and rearrange and pair them correctly.

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This activity was carried out several times in one lesson where each child moved to a different desk each time.

This simple game can also be played in pairs or individually.

The key to EFL activities for young learners I feel, is that they should be quick, simple and engaging and should also employ a variety of skills.

I hope you enjoy the images and the YouTube video.

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.




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Mini Whiteboard and Cardboard Die Addition Activity (2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

This is week 10 for the pupils of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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This simple Mathematics addition activity relies on the partner to roll the dice and randomly generate a number which can then be written down by the other partner and in turn the sum is figured out.

The partner with the dice must shout out the numbers and also check to see if their partner’s answer is correct. This way both children are actually solving the same sum.

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As we all know in Maths there is no single approach to working out calculations. Some children are able to figure out the sums in their minds, some use their fingers others use a number line and some use counting the taps they make on their tables.

Once a partner has worked out 5 sums their roles are then swapped.

This is a great little activity which uses a multitude of skills, for example writing, reading, counting, visualising numbers, speaking, pier assistance to mention just a few.

In the coming weeks this activity can be made more challenging by allowing the children to add more than 2 numbers together by rolling the dice more than two times.

In this game the children whom were more comfortable with adding bigger numbers together were given different die with larger numbers.

 This activity was also scaffolded by pairing intermediate level children with children who needed extra assistance, for example those children who used a number line.

I am extremely happy and immensely proud of the progress every single one of my pupils is making in my class.

Finally I would just like to say that I am a huge advocate and promoter of the humble mini-whiteboard, I guess it is the slightly more modern equivalent of the slate and chalk.

The mini whiteboard’s applications are extremely varied, versatile and only limited by a teacher’s own imagination!

I hope you enjoy the YouTube video!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



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EP1 Red Classroom Things Barrier Game (June 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

This is only week 5 for the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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The vast majority of the children in ep1 red have had very little English language exposure, to the extent that most up until very recently were completely unfamiliar with the alphabet, phonics and basic classroom language and basic classroom instruction.

This particular esl activity is referred to as a Barrier Game. A barrier game is usually a pair based activity where one pupil obtains information from the other by asking questions and the other pupil gives information by answering questions.

Another way to use a barrier game is to give instructions to one another. This is the methodology which is applied in this version of the activity.





Barrier games are usually carried out as an educational activity when the pupils have learned all of the various elements of a particular unit of learning. In this case the children have completed their unit on Classroom Things, Colours and Question Words.

This barrier game activity accommodates for children of varying abilities by way of differentiation and providing specific scaffolding.

Lower level children are given a worksheet which has the colour words printed in colour. The classroom objects are also displayed on the interactive whiteboard with the object names underneath them.

This activity may seem very fluid however it has taken weeks for the children to get to such a level so as to become confident enough to execute this game successfully.

I hope you enjoy the video.

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Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.




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EP1 Red Gangnam Style 2017


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Dear EP1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

This is a YouTube video of one of the many, many songs the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School love to sing and dance to.

The song also helps the children energise and revitalise in between learning periods.

I hope you enjoy it as much as the children of ep1 red do.

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.





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EP1 Red Solar System Songs…Please Practice! (2017)


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Dear ep1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

The children of ep1 here at Varee Chiangmai International School are soon to start their learning about the solar sytem in science.

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Below are some fun songs (YouTube videos) about the Solar System which, the children are singing at the end of each Science class.

Could you please help your child by encouraging him or her to sing them all regularly as this will certainly benefit their learning.

I hope you enjoy them!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



1. THE PLANETS SONG


2. THE SOLAR SYSTEM SONG


3. WE ARE THE PLANETS SONG


4. THE EARTH SONG


5. THE SUN SONG


6. THE MOON SONG


7. PLANETS SONG FOR KIDS




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EP1 Red ‘What Do The Letters Say?’ Song (2016)


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Dear ep1 red parents and guardians,

Below is a YouTube video of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School, singing their favourite phonics song.

15 weeks ago many of the children in ep1 red were unfamiliar with phonics however, now everyone is able to read to a basic but competent level.

It is absolutely amazing to see how far the children have come in such a short space of time, considering the children are not even half way through the school year!

I am extremely proud!!!

I hope you enjoy the video.

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.





The ‘What Do The Letters Say?’ Song


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Learning Videos for Mid-Term 1 Assessments (July 2016)


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Dear EP1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below are a few fun and very helpful YouTube videos which, the children of ep1 red love to sing regularly.

Singing these songs would be a great way for the children to practice for their mid-term 1 assessments.Picture

The children know all of the actions to the songs as well!

I hope you have fun singing them with your child!

Kind regards…teacher Chaz.



THE CAPITAL LETTERS SONG



WHAT DO THE LETTERS SAY SONG



THE DOUBLE PHONICS SONG



BODY PARTS SONG 1



BODY PARTS SONG 2



THE NUMBER WORDS SONG



THE BIG NUMBERS SONG



GREATER THAN LESS THAN EQUALS TO SONGS



THE COLOUR WORDS SONG



THE DAYS OF THE WEEK SONG



THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR SONG



THE ROOMS OF THE HOUSE SONG



THE QUESTION WORDS SONG




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