Welcome To The Smart Squad Blog

Winter, Temperatures, Fire and Ice

Jun 23, 2023

THEME

Winter, Temperatures, Fire & Ice

COLOUR

Grey

SHAPE

Rectangle

NUMBER

20 & Recap

j

LETTER

Ww – Winter

Moral conscious theme: Open-Minded We have been going through the IB principles of a learner and this week we focused on what it means to be open minded. This means that we try new things and that we are able to take chances and not let fear get the better of us. We gave them examples of stepping outside of their comfort zone and trying new foods or sliding down a slide that they were once afraid of. 

Writing and Phonics: This week we wrote sentences for our ‘ap’ words that we went over last week. The children are really focusing on keeping their letters inside the lines and writing smaller and neater. We are proud of them. We also went over letter names and sounds by playing a game with match the sound to the visual picture of the letter. They did really well with this.

  

Mathematics: We have been trying to assist the Squad with understanding the before and after concept. We completed another worksheet using the number line so that they were able to visualise the numbers before and after.

  

Creative Art: The Squad constructed their very own bonfires using stones, sticks, paper and glue. It is so wonderful to see how differently the children see things and how they build them – it ensures that every art piece is individualised and unique. 

Music and Cooking: For cooking this week we went over different temperatures for different foods. What is the correct temperature for the oven when baking? The Squad went into the function room for Music this week, Teacher Katy played the piano, and it was so much fun. We also let the children play different instruments. 

FunFit Sports: This week the children dribbled around cones and picked up a ball in teams and then dribbled around another set of cones. They also chased each other around the field. They enjoyed this so much. 

 

Wishing you all a lovely mid-term break and see you when we return. 

Have A Wonderful Mid-Term Break! ... Keep Warm! ... Safe Travels To Those Going Away!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

3 July: Back to School

5 July: Reptile Day

7 July: Hearing Tests (details to follow soon)

12 July: Haircut Day

15 July: EcoKids Concert

18 July: Nelson Mandela Day

21 July: Eye Screening

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

Fun Activities To Keep Warm!

Related Posts

Reptiles

Reptiles

Creative Art: This week in art, the Squad has been creating an exciting art piece for our upcoming Art Expo in 0ctober, inspired by our theme for the week ‘Reptiles’. They’ve had a blast bringing their ideas to life, and we’re keeping the final masterpiece under wraps until the big reveal at the Art Expo. The Squad is super excited to share their creative work with you – it’s going to be a fantastic showcase! 

read more
Winter, Temperatures, Fire and Ice

Winter, Temperatures, Fire and Ice

Creative Art: This week we designed our own report envelopes. We also created a ‘mini bonfire’ as a team in class – the girls were in charge of collecting the sticks and the boys gathered the stones.   

read more
Caring For The World: Recycling

Caring For The World: Recycling

The Squad made their own “monsters” making use of recycled materials in the Art Studio. This art activity was fantastic for demonstrating to the Squad how recycled materials can be transformed into almost anything.

read more

Comments

0 Comments