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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

Our regular blogs will keep you up to date with what is happening at Samakee!

Samakee Open Day 2013

The sun was shining and there was a feeling of excitement in the air as the children eagerly waited to welcome visitors and parents to our school today. Overnight, children’s art and design work had been displayed creatively in all the shared areas and it was truly a magnificent sight!   The morning started with an introduction to the day and some...

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Year 4 Ice-Skating!

This week Year 4 were lucky to have a visit from Year 3/4 at St Stephens International School Khao Yai. Having had such fun during our trip to Khao Yai in January, we wanted to welcome them to Bangkok. We started the day off by playing outside games here at Samakee with them, we had lots of fun playing dodgeball. Then...

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EY3 Room on the Broom

In EY3 we are all friends and that is how we love to work, together! Our most recent book of focus was Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. This is not only a great book to practice rhyming and reading but also a book full of fun and laughter. The children loved reading about the lean cat, the keen dog,...

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Year 3 Ancient Egypt

In Year Three we are enthralled by our current topic on Ancient Egypt. Our project started with an exciting twist as we travelled back into history on our Timeline Time Machine until we landed in Egypt in the year 3000BC. "Even though it was pretend, the time machine was so fun and we learned just how long ago the Ancient Egyptians lived. They came before...

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Year 5 Highlights 2012-2013

Year 5 have been thinking about their most memorable moments of the year and they have written down some thoughts. Here are our Highlights: I have had a brilliant year with my year 5 students. I have enjoyed their enthusiasm for the topics we have done, starting with the Aztecs and a trip to Ratanakhosin museum where I learnt as...

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Early Years and Nursery Rhymes

In early years we love Nursery Rhymes and rhyming stories and we enjoy the rhythm and the melody of rhymes. We learn so much through rhymes both related to language and other skills. Many rhymes include concepts that are used in maths and EY2 have become really confident at adding and taking away through ‘Five Little Monkeys’, ‘Ten Little Indian...

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World Book Week, 22nd – 25th April

At Samakee we know that reading opens up new worlds and enriches our children’s lives, it is a vital skill that we believe must be encouraged and nurtured in all our children. With this objective clearly in mind, our teachers plan as many activities as possible throughout the school year to make reading a pleasurable activity and a source of...

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Magic Eye Barge Trip

In January, Year Three children took part in their first residential trip. They spent an action packed two days and one night on the Magic Eye Barge as it sailed up and down the Chao Phraya River. The trip was an opportunity to learn about the river and how it is used, which the children did through a range of...

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Year 4’s Rainforest Adventure

A few weeks ago our Year 4 children went on a residential trip to Khao Yai with their teachers. They had a great time finding out more about rainforests firsthand and enjoying new and exciting experiences. “I never normally do things like this, this is my favorite trip” – Fasai After a long and challenging trek through the rainforest with their guide,...

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