What has Milepost 1 been up to?
In our Learning Journey we have been learning all about the brain. Year 2 learned about learning through different senses; while Year 1 has been learning about how the brain helps us to learn. We investigated various aspects of our brain and the way we feel through a variety of activities. We even performed a lobotomy on a jelly brain with so much excitement. We had fun learning new knowledge and practising new skills. Have a look at our photo's over here:
To end our unit Brainwave we had take-over day! The Year 2's became the learning facilitators and helped the Year 1's learn lots of new knowledge and skills! Below are some pictures of take-over day:
In Year 1 we worked hard on writing numbers and counting objects. We counted dots on dice and we played lots of games, in which we learned to read and write numbers up to 20!
In Literacy we practised writing simple words and sentences. We learned to talk about how things look, feel, sound and act like. Some of us even had a go at writing these words!
The children also took home their blue book bags. It would be great if you could read with your child at home!
Year 2 has been very busy in maths and literacy. In maths this week we have been learning to use a new maths resource called Numicon. Numicon helps us build number sentences. We have been working on our number bonds and different ways of making certain numbers.
In Literacy we have been reading 'The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes' this book is helping us learn to see our mistakes as good mistakes and that we can learn from our good mistakes. We are working hard to develop a growth mindset and not being afraid of making mistakes is really helping us with this.
Do you want to hear the story at home? Click on this link: ww.youtube.com/watch?v=oQG4vFGd6eU