Weeks 7 & 8

During weeks seven and eight we have been busy working away in the classroom.

In English, we have been focusing on reading and writing our sight words. We have also been learning to blend and segment CVC (eg. Cat) and CCVC (eg. Flop) words. In Writing, we have been focussing on making sure our letters are sitting on the ‘grass line’ (base line). The books we have read as a whole class include the Tiny Seed and The Hungry Caterpillar. We have been learning about the parts of a plant and focusing on sequencing events.

In Maths we have been concentrating on addition. We have been learning to add two groups together. We have used a range of concrete materials and techniques to help us learn this new concept.

In Science we have been learning to identify the changes that happen within our bodies. We looked at the changes that occur before, during and after exercise. We also have been focusing on space and shelter. As a part of our learning around this concept, we built shelters for different animals. We also introduced the idea of the Science week competition to the students. This is something you can choose to complete over the school holidays with your child if you choose to, Letters are being sent home at the beginning of next week explaining this in further detail.

Last week we went to the garden. We had a great time exploring all the different plants that were growing in there and trying to find all different coloured capsicums. After our vegetable hunt, we had the opportunity to try some capsicum. It was very tasty. We look forward to doing many more fun activities such as planting seeds and using the produce of the garden during our cooking program throughout the year.

Thank you to all parents that have been apart of our parent help this term. All the students have really enjoyed having both Mums and Dads help out with activities and to share in a morning of learning. This roster has now been taken down and put on our fridge as it is full until the end of term. A new roster will be placed up in Term Three.

Finally, today we made some delicious pancakes. The students loved mixing, measuring, stirring, decorating and most of all EATING them. It was a great end to the week.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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