We have really enjoyed learning through history, art, PE, music, geography, society and international during this unit! We have gained lots of researching skills; used many different processes in art; continued our learning into the art of communication; sung our hearts out in music; gained lots of new map making skills and we loved hearing about inspirational people and listening to stories from other cultures. Wow! We did all of this in 5 weeks!
Thank you to all the families who came to see our Exit Point! We love sharing our learning with you!
Our next unit is called Push Me, Pull You! I wonder what we are going to learn?
Those of us in Year 1 have been busy collecting data for our Exit Point! We decided to find out Year 1's favourite stories from the unit. We then practised the skill of presenting this data in a tally chart! This helped us to analyse the data, finding the most/least popular stories.
In Year 2 we have been consolidating our place value learning. We have been ordering number from largest to smallest and smallest to largest, continuing numbers patterns and estimating where to place numbers on an empty number line! We continued our learning by practising the tricky skill of rounding numbers to the next multiple of 10. This will help us when we revisit our subtraction learning.
In Year 1 we learned to verbally retell stories using pictures and actions to help us. After listening to the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, we created our own story maps and used them to help us remember the story. The actions helped us to remember to use time connectives like 'suddenly', 'meanwhile' and 'next'. We really enjoyed this interactive way of practising our retelling skills.
Those of us in Year 2 have continued learning about instructional writing. We used all we learned last week to help us write our own instructions. There was so much to remember! An appropriate title, ingredients list, numbered steps which had to be in order and include an imperative verb! It was tricky but we were resilient and we all wrote a super set of instructions! We then looked at our instructions with a critical eye. They needed editing! Our learning facilitators introduced us to adverbs! This was a new word, we didn't know what it meant. In order to know and understand what an adverb is and how we use it in our writing, we played lots of funny games! This really helped our understanding. We then edited our original work and included lots of adverbs to complement our imperative verbs! We finished our learning by swapping instructions with our partner and followed their instructions on how to make a sandwich! It was easy to follow because they were written so well!