Getting out and about

These past months have been filled with learning opportunities outside the classroom. Before the Easter holidays, Year 1 visited the International School of Leuven to participate in this year’s Battle of the Scientists. They met scientists from around the world and learned about their projects, voting for their favourite and presenting them with beautiful homemade trophies.

After the holidays we kicked off with Word Adventure Week where we looked in depth at the story of Alice in Wonderland and went on an Alice in Wonderland adventure in the woods organised by the students of Erasmus School in De Pinte. The trip ended with a fabulous Mad Hatter’s tea party which was enjoyed by all.

For the start of our new IPC unit ‘Live and Let Live’, Year 1 and Year 2 went on a trip to the zoo for our Entry Point. We saw many different animals from across the globe and it was a great introduction to our new topic where we will be learning all about living things and what they need to survive. It was wonderful to see such a wide variety of animals and learn more about them.

In literacy we have been busy looking at poetry and have started our own poetry books. Poetry is a great way to learn and internalise language and grammar structures, as well as this we have been focusing on rhyming and learning to recite poems by heart.

In numeracy we have been finding out about: 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any 2-digit number. We have also been exploring patterns on the 100-square and have been using number facts to help add and subtract 1-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers.

Since our last blog we celebrated Maria Clara and Noam’s birthdays. Happy birthday lovely girls!

We are looking forward to the International festival this weekend and look forward to seeing you all there!