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Health and Hygiene

Feb 9, 2024


Health & Hygiene










Moral conscious theme: Concept of an apology – We explained to the Squad that it is important to apologise even when we didn’t purposely hurt someone else. We must try and understand how another person feels and ask ourselves would we want an apology had something similar happened to us. Everyone makes mistakes however we need to take accountability for our actions as there are consequences. 

Writing and Phonics: This week the Squad worked hard on remembering and reading their new sight word for the week “me”. Please keep practicing sight words “look”, “at” and “me” at home too. We also practiced letter formations “j”,” k”, and “l” in our workbooks, followed by independently writing your own name, well tried Squad! 

Mathematics: This week we did a fun worksheet where the Squad had to colour in the number of blocks stipulated, they grasped this concept well and we are so proud! We also practiced counting to 30 and backwards from 30. 

Cooking: For our cooking class this week, the Squad helped Chef Thembi in the kitchen make Vanilla Muffins. We went over kitchen rules relating to our theme Health and Hygiene such as always washing hands before working with food, checking expiry dates on items, not eating raw chicken or pork, keeping food it the fridge, and always keeping the kitchen space clean.  

Creative Art: The Squad enjoyed making “germ monsters” for their art activity. They used different materials and textures. They then stuck googly eyes, hehe these made us all giggle! 



Have a wonderful weekend!


 Dates to Diarise:

9 Feb: Bonfire Picnic

12 Feb: CC Term Meeting

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco (during school)

15 Feb: Haircut Day

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School


Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

Our Strong and Healthy Squad!

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