On Friday 8th February, all primary and middle years learners visited NISC to take part in our annual sports day. So many of the personal goals could be spotted, learners were principled when encouraging each other, risk takers when trying out new games and always resilient, working hard to make it to the end. What fantastic fun we had.
This week we have been dedicating our learning to the artS, through the theme CIRCUS! This has meant we have focused on art, dance, gymnastics, swimming, role plays and construction. We had a joyful time becoming clowns with Ms Jumping Julie Bean, an abstract time creating psychedelic art with Ms Bouncing Beverly, magic really happened in the art room with The Magnificent Ms Maggie and we became aquatic creatures with Mr Daan the Dolphin Trainer. MP2 were also lucky enough to visit Fly Phnom Penh to learn and practise trampoline skills.
Year 3 and 4 had so much fun at Kid's City this week! It was really scary on some of the high walls and we had to keep being resilient when it got difficult. Some of us were so fearless we managed to make it right to the top of the highest columns and jump off! We are real risk takers!
This week, Year 3 have been improving our stories. We have been looking at how to use inverted commas correctly and how to use ellipses. Year 3 have been brilliantly creative with their stories and have really enjoyed writing them. We are super proud!
This week we have been continuing to learn about capacity and have been learning about volume too. We have discussed the difference and have learnt that capacity is the, ‘amount a container can hold’ and volume is, ‘the amount of liquid in the container’. It has been really fun estimating and measuring. Year 3 have learnt a lot about measurement over the past two weeks. Well done.
Year 4 have continued to write their story about an Abandoned House. We practised using inverted commas and setting out speech accurately. We also improved our descriptive vocabulary by learning what adverbs are and using them in our writing. Next we put all of our learning together to write a four part story. We then evidenced our story by identifying the correct features of a narrative piece of writing and assessing our own learning. Have we applied our knowledge and skills?
In maths, Year 4 have been great thinkers! We have worked on our division methods and we are now applying our division skills to real-life problems. We are challenging ourselves with understanding remainders. Here's an example of one of our super challenges: Forty-six pieces of apple are shared equally among 9 children. How many pieces of apple do each receive? Let us show you at home how to work this out.
The Learning adventures of MP2!