Class Info

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Specials Class Schedule

Below is a PDF link to our Specials class schedule overview. Our day is divided up in this simplified layout. For more details about each section, please refer to the class overview below.

Specials Class Schedule PDF

Specials Class Overview

The following is a description of Specials Classes at Magic Years

Physical Education

Mr Chairat and Ms Bee

Our Gym and Physical Education (PE) experiences are in support of the IB PYP Personal, Social and Physical Education scope and sequence which is broken into 3 strands: identity, active living and interactions.

Children’s participation and exploration in PE allows them to:

  • Become skillful, knowledgeable and expressive movers
  • Learn a variety of fundamental movement skills, such as leaping, balancing, rolling, throwing and catching
  • Explore the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use them to solve problems, tackle appropriate physical challenges, manipulate equipment or apparatus
  • Express themselves in a range of situations

Soccer

Mr Chairat and Ms Bee

Our Gym and Physical Education (PE) experiences are in support of the IB PYP Personal, Social and Physical Education scope and sequence which is broken into 3 strands: identity, active living and interactions.

Children’s participation and exploration in PE allows them to:

  • Establish an appreciation for playing sports and staying fit
  • Engage in large muscle activity essential for their healthy development
  • Develop physical skills, get exercise, learn to play as a member of a team, learn to play fair, and improve self-esteem
  • Develop basic ball control, coordination, and balance while engaging in warm-up drills and core exercises
  • Understand the importance of playing sports with the right attitude

Swimming

Mr Chairat and Ms Bee

Our Swimming (PE) experiences are in support of the IB PYP Personal, Social and Physical Education scope and sequence which is broken into 3 strands: identity, active living and interactions.

Children’s participation and exploration in swimming allows them to:

  • Support young children develop a balance of their physical, mental and emotional self
  • Take risks that are developmentally appropriate and safe whilst acquiring an important life skill
  • Learn with the support of an experienced swimming instructor
  • Become confident swimmers in a safe, fun and challenging environment

Woodworking

Mr Chairat

Our Woodworking experiences are in support of the IB PYP Arts scope and sequence which is broken into 2 strands: Responding and Creating.

Children’s participation and exploration in woodwork allows them to:

  • Learn about safety when handling tools such as a hammer, saw, screwdrivers, pliers, the square, goggles, clamps and hand drills
  • Understand the importance of collaboration, goal setting, problem solving and sharing our thinking when creating pieces of work
  • Make authentic connections when finding out about materials and how they are used together

Clay

Khun Direk

Our Clay experiences are in support of the IB PYP Arts scope and sequence which is broken into 2 strands: Responding and Creating.

Children’s participation and exploration in clay allows them to:

  • Create and represent their ideas in a visual form
  • Use clay to create their own original designs or make something that represents a real object, place or living thing
  • Understand clay techniques, such as, poking, pinching, twisting and rolling clay while developing both fine and major motor skill
  • Successfully mold clay, shape it and become aware that they are in charge and have influence over the medium as it is quick to respond to their fingers
  • Appreciate that clay is different from other art mediums in that it requires an understanding of the three dimensional world
  • Play with the concepts of shape, form, and perspective
  • Gain knowledge and experience in planning methods and problem-solving as they map out their three dimensional project

Thai Language and Culture

Ms Bee

Our Thai Language and Culture experiences are in support the IB PYP Language scope and sequence which is broken into 4 strands: Oral language (listening and speaking), visual language (viewing and presenting), written language (reading and writing) and Arts scope and sequence which is broken into 2 strands: Responding and Creating.

Children’s participation and exploration in Language and Arts allows them to:

  • Learn Thai language, learn through Thai language and learn about Thai language through interactive and meaningful activities, games, stories and songs
  • Build appreciation and confidence when communicating through Thai language as they recognize the Thai alphabet sounds, words and numbers
  • Communicate with each other through short conversations, play experiences and inquiry as they make connections with Thai culture, games, toys etc

Library and Media

Ms Jess

Our Library and Media experiences are in support of the IB PYP Language scope and sequence which is broken into 4 strands: Oral language (listening and speaking), visual language (viewing and presenting), written language (reading and writing).

Children’s participation and exploration in library and media allows them to:

  • Visit the school library where they learn to use a broad array of informational resources (e.g. text, audio, video, graphics, websites) to increase their understanding of the unit of inquiry and the world around them
  • Embrace additional opportunities to hear stories read aloud, explore books on their own, listen to story tapes & CDs, retell familiar stories as well as create their own stories
  • Continue developing the appreciation, curiosity and motivation needed to be a successful reader and writer
  • Build a love for books, stories and literacy experiences and also put into action certain social skills, such as sharing a book together or re-enacting a story