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Land, Air and Sea Transport

Jun 3, 2022

THEME

Land, Air & Sea Transport

COLOUR

Blue/Navy

SHAPE

Diamond

NUMBER

18

j

LETTER

Jj – Jet

)We started off this week with listening to each other’s fun weekend news and interacting in a broad discussion of everyone’s news.   

We introduced this week’s theme; Land, Air and Sea Transport. We discussed what types of transport there are, i.e. land, air and sea transport and the children then gave examples of each type of transport. We discussed how air and sea transports navigate themselves and what our favourite transport is, which types of transport we have been in and what each transport needs to move. Lastly, we discussed why people use transport. 

Phonics and Writing

We started off with introducing our new “ab” family words. The children identified different words that have the “ab” sound in them. They then segmented the words by identifying the letter sounds in those word. We are so impressed at how well the Squad are grasping this concept! Once the children were comfortable with the “ab” family words, they then completed a ‘matching the word to the picture’ worksheet. They did this so well! We also wrote sentences in our books using our sight words and our “cats” (head, tummy, tail) for the correct spacing of letters. We are very impressed at how these clever kiddies completed this activity. We also recapped on our sight words. The children had a lot of fun reading!

Maths:

We continued to practice counting from 1-20 as well as count backwards from 20 – 1.  This week we completed addition sums using the counting on method up to 10 as well as subtraction sums using the crossing out method up to 10 as well as using concrete objects. The Squad have impressed their teachers so much! We completed a worksheet where we had cut out pictures of mittens that have the numbers 1-10 on them, we had to place the missing numbers that come before and after up to 10.

Life Skills:

Focusing on our moral conscious theme: We can make a difference, we discussed what it means to make a difference as well as the many ways in which we can make a difference in someone’s life or recycling to make a difference in the world.

Art:

This week we made awesome garbage trucks out of milk cartons. We even placed “rubbish” in the back using recycled materials and pencil sharpening’s. The children also drew a picture of themselves driving the truck. This was an awesome activity that each learner thoroughly enjoyed doing. They couldn’t wait to take them home and show their parents!

Afrikaans:

We have introduced basic Afrikaans words such as colours, numbers, fruits and greetings. Everyone is catching on so nicely, we are very impressed!

Concert practice is taking place in full force! The excitement and tunes are definitely kicking in!

See you all next week.

 

Sunday is World Environment Day

Teaching our kiddies to be Eco-Green-Ambassadors!

Earth is what we all have in common …

and it’s the only planet that has chocolate!

Let’s always protect it!

 Dates to Diarise:

Haircut Day: 8 June

Hearing Tests: 13 June

Bike-a-Thon: 15 June

Public Holiday: 16 June

School Holiday: 17 June

Book Character Dress Up Day & Break Up Day: 24 June

Mid Term Week Break: 27 June (no school, no Holiday Club)

Back to School: 4 July

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

This week has just raced, soared and sailed by!

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