This week we have been learning about Australian animals. We used non-fiction books and video clips to extend our knowledge of animals in Australia such as kangaroo, koala bear, emu and wombat. We had fun observing and exploring animals around the world in our Tuff Spot tray, using a magnifying glass and books. In arts and crafts we enjoyed making koala bear masks and 3D kangaroo with toilet rolls. We also painted and drew pictures of Australian animals. We extended our knowledge of animals by sorting animals around the world on a large world map using different continents.
In phonics we continued practising our letters and sounds in groups. We have been working hard on our initial sounds and blending three letter words through various games and activities. We have also been practising our rhyming words through various games and on the IWB games.
CAKE BAKE/Super Smoothie
This week we have been practising our counting skills and adding one digit numbers 1-5 through number rhymes and songs.
We have also been looking at shapes in the environment.
Crickweb : Fish Tank
We are having lots of fun with our Traditional Tales topic and this week we have been learning all about the story of The Little Red Hen. We have been very busy retelling the story and discussing it. We have also been learning how to story sequence in the correct order and have been making Little Red Hen character masks. We have been very creative making paper plate hens and pretending to be animals from the story.
Do you know all of the characters from The Little Red Hen?
In phonics - Ms. Niumai’s group has been recapping phase 2 phonics and have been learning letter sounds /ear/ and /air/.
Ms. Gemma’s group is looking at the phoneme /y/. We found objects beginning with this letter sound. We have looked at the different words that begin with /w/ and /y/.
Ms. Vijaya’s group are learning /er/ and /ure/ and tricky words LOOK and DOWN.
In Maths this week, we are recapping positional language with the story: We’re going on a Bear Hunt and by using Bee-bots. We have also been using objects and flashcards to help us with learning positional language as well as using PowerPoint and physical games.
Who is your favourite artist?
What genres of music do you like?
Have you heard a great song recently?