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Occupations and Science

Apr 3, 2023

THEME

Occupations & Science

COLOUR

Blue & Yellow

SHAPE

Circle & Rectangle

NUMBER

10 & 11

j

LETTER

Xx – X-Ray; Ee  – Explosion

Writing and Phonics: This week we had a short but eventful week, we went over all of our sight words to date. We also went over the beginning sound concept (what letter the child could hear at the beginning of a word). We also went over our capital letters and wrote them independently.

Maths: Our mathematics lesson this week was focused on addition to 10 and the bigger – smaller concept. The Squad had to colour in the side that had more vs which one had less – they did so well with this. Lastly we went over number name recognition.

Life Skills: “Thinkers”- we went over the different thinkers that we have had in History such as Nelson Mandela and Albert Einstein. We discussed how they pushed the boundaries and asked questions others wouldn’t.

Art: We completed a colouring in worksheet this week for Art we also played a very fun game called Charades but incorporated it into the theme of the week. The kids had to act out different occupations, such as soccer player or teacher etc.

Afrikaans: For Afrikaans this week went over the days of the week, counting and colours.

Cooking & Music: For cooking this week, we went over the different cooking utensils and what they are used for. For music this week we have been practicing concert songs and war-cries.

Science & Experiments – Week 12: 27 – 31 March 2023

Writing and phonics: We introduced two brand new sight words this week – ‘it’ and ‘is’. Some of the Squad become a little confused between the two sounds but they are getting there. We also went over beginning sounds and practiced letter formation/sounds. We completed a vowel worksheet which was quite tricky, but the Squad did well with it – they had to choose the correct vowel to place within a word such as ‘pig’ or ‘van’. Please continue to practice the vowel song and ask them to write the vowels for you.

Maths: For mathematics this week we had a cut and paste worksheet which involved filling in the number line. We also practiced cutting as straight as can be on the lines so that our cutting skills can improve. We were pleased with how far they have come since the beginning of the year.

Life Skills: “Thinkers”- we went over how science relates well to being a thinker. In order to be a scientist and complete experiments we need to think outside of the box.

Art: For Art this week we completed a states of matter piece where the children watched a clip and then we spoke about the elements/particles and then they stuck down their own matter to explain evaporation, condensation, melting and freezing.

Afrikaans: This week was a recap week which was focused on colours, numbers, body parts, and animals. Keep it up.

Cooking & Music: For cooking this week, we completed several different experiments which required us to think about asking the question (hypothesis) and then following through with the experiment. We learned about surface tension and different forms of matter. For music we have been practicing our concert songs.

It has been a great two weeks.

Sharing our EcoLove this Easter ...

    

 Dates to Diarise:  

6 April: Haircut Day & Break Up Day

7 – 10 April: Easter Weekend

11 April: Holiday Club Starts

27 April: Public Holiday (No Holiday Club)

28 April: Last Day of Holiday Club

1 May: Public Holiday (No Holiday Club)

2 May: Staff Return (No Holiday Club)

3 May: Term 2 Starts!

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

Our Squad!

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