This week we started our new topic ‘OUTER SPACE’. We have been learning and exploring about space and planets in our solar system. We have also been learning a song about planets. We looked at non-fiction books and video clips to find out more information on planets and solar system. We made marbling planets. We have also been role-playing in space, pretending to be astronauts and exploring planets. In our tuff spot tray we have been exploring planets, stars and other spaceships through magnifying glasses.
This week we continued learning and exploring dinosaurs. We had fun making our made up story ‘We Go on a Dinosaur Hunt’ and about the brachiosaurus. We continued extending our story as we went through a time machine and went to a different time zone when the dinosaurs existed. It was fun and scary. Later we looked at non-fiction books and used the internet to find out lots of information about the brachiosaurus. We then used this information to write the fact file.
We worked cooperatively and respectfully to make a large brachiosaurus using different textures. We continued to work on making our different dinosaur skeletons using pasta of different sizes. We have also been practising some songs about the triceratops and stegosaurus. We finally completed working on our dinosaur role play area. Have a look into our classroom. Do not be scared!
In phonics some learners have been introduced to diagraphs ‘ng’ and ‘ai’ and tricky words ‘be’ and ‘was’ .The other learners are working on blending and segmenting sounds and phase two sounds and tricky words.
In maths we are finding many ways of making a total of 5. We played many games in class and during ICT .