This week our Pupil of the week is Noah. He is a Successful Learner with a great enthusiasm and motivation for learning, able to use his Literacy skills to express respectfully his opinions; and an Effective Contributor who always shows resilience in challenging situations. Well done! 🙂
This week during our RWI lessons, we revisited the sounds we have been working with so far, and introduced the sound “oy”. We practiced our reading, spelling and writing of words with this sound, and of tricky words too. We had fun creating nonsense words or “alien talk” using the sounds learned; they even thought of a planet’s name for the alien 🙂 You can click on the sound to practice at home too!
As part of the International Women’s Day, we watched a video which briefly explained why we celebrate this day. Then we played a game of cooperative working; at the end we rewarded the participants unequally, based on their gender. This lead us to a very interesting conversation about gender equality: they shared their ideas, opinions and experiences about the subject with the group. They have very strong opinions about it!
This week we have been learning (or continued developing our understanding) about Chimney Sums. We practiced our addition and place value skills during the lessons, using our previous knowledge to solve sums with a new method. They also enjoyed challenging each other with difficult calculations, and even tried with regrouping addition. They did a fantastic job!
We had a revision lesson of what we have learned so far about telling the time. They did an excellent job, and we are ready to move on to quarter past and quarter to from next week.
On this week’s lesson, we continued with out topic (Asia), linking it to the celebration of International Women’s Day. We learned about four pioneer and brave Asian women (you can find some info. below), and wrote about the one they found the most inspiring. They did an amazing job!
* Kalpana Chawla: born in India. She studied and worked hard to become an astronaut. She was the first Indian woman to go to space.
* Junko Tabei: born in Japan. She became a mountaineer at a young age, and created a group of women to climb mountains. She was the first woman who climbed the Everest and the Seven Summits.
* Malala Yousafzai: born in Pakistan. She fights for the women’s and children’s right to have an education. She is the youngest person awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize.
* Wang Zhenyi: born in China. She successfully educated herself in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, geography, medicine, and poetry. Part of her work is compiled in a book called Simple Principles of Calculation. She also wrote poems defending gender equality.
During the last few weeks, Mr Madine and the P3 class have been practicing their musical skills and learning about percussion instruments, specially about the xylophone. The last two music sessions have focused on the melody, and they used Nursery Rhymes to work on this concept (Twinkle Star and Old MacDonald). Mr Madine played on the xylophone the first few notes of the nursery rhyme and, in small groups, they had to figure out the rest of the melody. They had a great time and did a fantastic job!
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Enjoy your holidays!