This week our Pupil of the week is Damian. He has shown he is a Successful Learner with enthusiasm and motivation for learning; and an Effective Contributor with resilience, able to solve problems. Well done! 🙂
This week during our RWI lessons, we have revisit the sounds we worked with during the first part of the term, and introduced the sound “ir”. We practiced our reading, spelling and writing of words with this sound, and of tricky words too. We have also been exercising our sentence composition skills, and our ability to retell a story and write about it. You can click on the sound to practice at home too!
Following the lessons taught during the previous weeks, we have revisited the analogue clock, the minutes hand’s function, and the half past concept. We have continued learning about digital clocks, and how they link to what we know about clocks and telling the time. They had a good time playing games about telling the time 🙂
During this week, we kept practicing number sequencing too. We talked about how we can find the rule followed by a number sequence, and learnt about how the “100 grid” can be a very useful tool for this and other Numeracy activities. We were counting on 10s using this tool, and completed a number maze.
We have also started (or continuing) developing the concepts digits of a number and place value focusing on units, tens and hundreds. They worked very hard to find the place value on numbers from 100 to 999, great job! We will continue developing this skill, and their knowledge of numbers from 0 to 1000.
During this week we focused our Topic lesson on the Great Wall of China. We learned about its location, length, how long it took to build it, who built it, and many other interesting facts about this World Wonder. They worked together and did a fantastic job “building” their own, and we added it to our Asia Topic display. You can find a picture below. Great job!
This week we talked and learned about a how Carnavales (Carnival) is celebrated in Spain. We watched a video about the family’s parades in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and we had fun learning a choreography with the song La vida es un carnaval.
Carnavales are celebrated on the 3rd of March this year, so next Thursday we will do a small Carnaval party in the classroom during Golden Time: will play games, play carnavales music… As I mentioned to them during the lesson, we will create antifaces de carnaval (carnival masks) for the party during our next week Spanish lesson.
Next Thursday 3rd of March we will have Pyjama’s Day at school as part of the World Book Day celebration. They can come to school wearing their pyjamas (over warm clothes) ready for a bedtime story time, or dressed as their favourite book character/author. We will remind them on Wednesday about it 🙂
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments or by writing to the school email and they will forward it to me.
Enjoy your holidays!