This year at iCAN, we decided we would try something we have never tried before. Nursery to Year 6 took part in a whole primary entry point! We found out, we would all be learning about water. Through our learning, we will all be thinking about the importance of water and the reasons why we should not waste it. To get us thinking, we played a variety of exciting, fun water games.
In our colour teams, we raced against each other towards one main goal:
Which team could transfer the most water, to and from a location?
In our classrooms we continued to explore water through play, water drop art and thinking about all the ways we use water. The learners also discovered how rain is made through the water cycle and completed some ‘make it rain’” experiments. To finish off the week we looked at how plants absorbs the water and observed the colour changing of the flowers.
This week in phonics we have been listening to different musical instruments and matching them to the correct instrument. We have also been using an interactive animal sound matching game.
Animal bingo sound game-
In maths we have been continuing to count 0-6, 0-9. We used cooperative structure games and activities.
We enjoyed counting water drops and sticking them to the correct number. We also enjoyed pouring water into cups using the language: full and half.
The learners have been practising their listening skills and tuning into the different sounds found in words. They enjoyed feeding metal mike who only likes his food chopped up into each sound. They explored the sounds found in our school by going on an elephant ears sound walk. The learners found many interesting sounds such as the water fountains, the cars and children laughing. They have also been working hard on writing their names using capital and lower case letters.
Following on from our All about me topic last week the learners traced their body and measured their hand and foot. They learnt a new skill of using a ruler to measure the length of something. They have also been practicing their number writing and counting skills with various fun activities. With the joy of water comes the knowledge of volume and capacity. This has been fun to explore, test and retest; with a few spills along the way.