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Health and Hygiene

Feb 3, 2023

THEME

Health & Hygiene

COLOUR

Green

SHAPE

Triangle

NUMBER

3

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LETTER

Cc 

Wow! What an exciting and fun week we’ve had. During ring time we enjoyed discussing weekend news, our theme of the week as well as the weather and days of the week and counting to 30 and backwards.

Writing and Phonics: The Squad worked hard on remembering their sight words from last week and received two new sight words for this week “in” and “me”. For handwriting we traced the letters “g,h,i,” and then wrote them independently. Please practice the following sight words with your child: ‘look’, ‘at’, ‘me’, ‘in’. It is important for your child to be able to sound out each letter when reading the word and then reading the word altogether.

Mathematics: This week we did a worksheet where you needed to paint the number of blocks that match the numbers in the circles followed by a fun 3D and 2D shapes worksheet where they matched the 2D shape and the objects to the 3D shapes, everyone grasped this well! Great work Squad!

Afrikaans: We recapped colours and introduced animal names this week.

Creative Art: We completed our very own food pyramid. They worked in a team and cut out pictures of different foods from magazines and stuck them into the correct places on our food pyramid which consisted of sugars, fats and oils, protein, dairy, carbohydrates and fruits and vegetables.

Music and Cooking: On Tuesday for cooking the Squad did an activity on healthy and unhealthy foods where they had two columns and had to differentiate the foods as well as had a discussion on why certain foods are healthier than others. 🍩🍓 We then covered food safety and hygiene such as washing hands and counters before preparing food and before eating, washing fruit and veg, sneezing and coughing into your elbow, keeping food in the fridge, and not left out.

For music the Squad learnt a few new Smart Squad songs as well as practiced rhythm, syllables with clapping and tempo. We also introduced a song which we will be using for graduation at the end of the year.

 FunFit Sports: The Squad’s aiming skills were put to the test at FunFit Sports this week. The children had to throw a ball through a tire! Coach Dave was very impressed! Well done, Squad!

 

Next Week's Theme

Healthy Eating, Manners and Etiquette!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

15 Feb: Haircut Day

17 Feb: Valentines Disco 

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: Curious Crew Term meeting

24 – 27 Feb: Mid Term Break

28 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

Healthy Happy Squad!

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