What a fantastic way to end our unit on Transport. We had fun exploring rides on Cambodian public transport. We were resilient and fantastic risk takers riding on a cyclo, tuk tuk and modern tuk tuk.
What a learning block it has been! iCAN PLAY and NURSERY have been amazing learners: exploring, discovering and gaining new knowledge and practising their skills to understand the topic we have been learning throughout this learning block. They showed great resilience and thinking skills to answer the questions throughout their learning journey. The learners were also excellent enquirers asking questions of why things happen and how things work and showing care and concern for living things.
This week we have been practising our skills on segmenting and blending three letter words using games on letters and sounds programme. We enjoyed feeding Metal Mike with picture cards. We were also practising to sound out initial sounds in words playing various games using our sandpit area.
We continued practising writing our names on sand and glitter. We made marks with wheels on paint and glitter.
This week in maths we have been learning to form numbers tracing using Montessori material sand paper numbers. We have also been continuing to count from 0 to 10 , 11 to 20 and beyond, using counters and cooperative learning structure games.
We have also been making transport with some common 2D shapes. We made a train, boat,rocket and a bus.
To end an exciting and action packed Dinosaur topic the reception learners took on the role of paleontologist and went on a dig to iCAN play. They used spades and rakes to look through the sand to find different sized dinosaur bones. It was hard working finding all those bones but by working as a team and showing great perseverance all the bones where found. Next came the tricky part- putting the bones together to make a full dinosaur skeleton. There was lots of discussion about which bones went where, whether this dinosaur was a herbivore or carnivore and whether dinosaurs had neck bones or not. Finally after moving the bones many times the learners made the full T-Rex skeleton. It was hard work being a paleontologist but with cooperation and adaptability the students completed their task.
Ms. Niumai's group have been revising all their high frequency words this week and recapping on the double digraphs 'or' and 'ar'.
Ms. Helen's and Ms. Vijaya's group combined this week and recapped all their single letter sounds. After some confusion over v and w they revisited those sounds and segmented some words using either v or w.
Please note that blue reading bags will stay in school over the holidays.
Doubles, doubles I can add doubles - has been a popular songs in reception this week as we continue to work on our doubling numbers skills. After reading the story - How big were the dinosaurs? the reception learners went to the rooftop court and measured out how long a diplodocus , a stegosaurus and a triceratops was. They discovered that a diplodocus was the longest at 26 meters and a triceratops was the shortest at 9 meters.