It's going to be fantastic exciting week and great activities lined up such as Balloon shapes and magic tricks, Jumping Bean performance and carnival games. Reception will also be going to Fly Phnom Penh on Friday!
Our theme for Creative arts week is...........
We extended our knowledge on different types of houses and homes through looking at pictures and video clips. We were thinking of questions such as...........
What kind of home do you live in?
What kind of home would you like to live in and why?
Can you think of any other kinds of home?
We made large houses of the three little pigs and discussed the materials they used to build their house. We made an igloo with cotton and discussed that in some very cold places people live in homes made of ice. We also made buildings using wooden blocks and lego. We used a cooperative learning structure CORNERS to find out more information on different types houses and homes in groups.
In Literacy, we have been sharing the story The Three Little Pigs. We continued to practise writing our names using different materials. In phonics we have been practising rhyming words and initial sounds in words.
This week we made houses with 2D shapes. We looked at similarities and shapes of the houses the Three little pigs built. We also practised writing numbers on the sand. We enjoyed making fingerprints on the numbers and sang '1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive' number song.
This week we have been continuing our topic of “Minibeasts” by learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. We enjoyed looking at powerpoints, songs, stories and pictures of butterfly. We have been busy making the life cycle of a butterfly using pastas, lentils and dry twigs. We also used our phonic skills to write the initial sounds of the different stages of the life cycle. We shared the story and later watched the video of the very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle. Later we watched the video of the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. We loved drawing the story map of ‘the hungry caterpillar. We enjoyed doing an activity trying to recollect what the caterpillar ate during the different days of the week.
On Monday the 11th January we will be going on a field trip, visiting ISPP's Butterfly Garden. Please Kindly apply sunscreen lotion and dress your child comfortable clothes and trainers to the trip .
In Maths this week, we have learning about addition and number bonds of 5’s and 10’s using number line. We also created symmetry patterns on butterflies using paint and colour pencils.
This week in phonics, we are now in groups and are working on the phase that suits our needs.
Ms. Nuimai’s group is working on phase 2 recapping the sounds.
Ms. Helen’s group is working on Phase 3 sounds.
Ms. Vijaya’s group is working on blending and segmenting phase 2 sounds
We have been practising using wow words in sentences for Big Talk