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Spring, Flowers, Planting and Trees, Plants, Wood, Paper

Sep 18, 2023

THEME

Spring, Flowers, Planting & Trees, Plants, Wood, Paper

COLOUR

Lime & Brown

SHAPE

Circle & Triangle/Cone

NUMBER

1 – 11 & Recap

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LETTER

Vv – Vase & Tt -Trees

Moral conscious theme: Respecting Nature & Our Bodies 

We discussed how important our bodies are and how we should always look after them. We need to eat healthy and keep exercising. Just like our bodies, nature is equally important and how without it the world would be a very different place. 

Writing and Phonics: We are very excited to have our Smart Squad back, we missed them over the August holidays and hope that everyone had a lovely break. This short week was used to settle into our new and busy term. We went over our sight words (from the beginning of the year). We also discussed our letter of the week and how we form this letter.  

Mathematics: For maths this week we went over counting to 30 and back from 30. We counted in 2s, 5s and 10s. The Squad are getting better at this. We also practiced drawing a semi-circle.  

Creative Art: The Squad this week completed a themed art piece which also fits into our theme for the Art Expo. They made their very own headbands and we have decided to display these at our Expo. This art piece allowed them to get their creative juices flowing – they had so much fun with this. 

Music and Cooking: For cooking this week we decided to discuss different recipes and how to read a recipe. We went over how hot an oven needs to be and how we see the different quantities of the food items.  

FunFit Sports: We did not have FunFit Sports but this will pick up again next week. 

Trees, Plants, Wood & Paper: 11-15 September 2023                            

Week 2 

Moral conscious theme: Honesty 

We discussed how important it is to be honest. We explained to the Squad that lies catch up with us and if we lie once, we will have to lie again and again until it makes a big tumble of lies and then we can no longer keep up with our lies. 

Writing and Phonics: This week we introduced two brand new sight words, “went” and “like”. We also went over all of our sight words and tested the children – we are pleased with their progress, but it is important to continuously go over these. We also introduced a brand-new word family ‘en’. The Squad used sound buttons to sound out their new words and then we completed our sentences using the cat method. This is something that can be practiced at home, and we do encourage this. 

Mathematics: For maths this week we discussed that our numbers also have names, and they are spelled in different ways. We went over numbers 1-10 and the Squad had to match the number to their name, they also wrote the number and its name using lined paper. They did very well with this. 

Creative Art: The Squad this week completed another art piece for Art Expo. We are getting so excited about this event and cannot wait for you to see how amazing their art is.  

Music and Cooking: For cooking this week we went over how we can use different parts of nature to make things. We also use plants / herbs to garnish our dishes and to help us flavour our food. For music we have been practicing our graduation songs. 

FunFit Sports: FunFit sports this week was so much fun and the Squad really missed Coach Trevor. They dribbled a soccer ball around cones and also practiced on their shooting skills. Well done! 

HELLO SPRING! HELLO TERM 3!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

22 Sept: Hat Parade Day & Book Drive

24 Sept: Public Holiday (Heritage Day)

25 Sept: Public Holiday Recognised

4 Oct: Haircut Day

20 Oct: Art Expo

25 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC)

26 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS)

26 Oct: Break Up Day

27, 28, 29, 30 Oct: Mid Term Break

31 Oct: Back to School

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

Our Little Spring Chickens!

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