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Wow! We have had a busy and fun term that has been packed full of activities and learning. Firstly, we would like to give a warm welcome to Anais who joined us this April- she has adapted so quickly to the class and has settled in so well- welcome Anais!
The term began with Book Week where we read Where The Wild Things Are. The children created their own Wild Things, drew story maps and fantasy islands and finally they rewrote the story and created a book to read in class.
In IPC we have been on a journey around the world learning about different cultures through their stories. We wrote our own legend based on a tale from a family member. It was wonderful to see all the different and creative legends the children invented. We also listened to Greek Myths with Miss Christy (our resident expert) and then created our own Greek Pots with images from these stories. We listened to stories from Egypt and learned about Ancient Egyptian Gods and made our own Ancient Egyptian heroes out of clay. We learned about the importance of feathers in Native American culture and then made our own dream catchers. As well as this we were lucky enough to have Ying Ying’s dad and Emily’s mum come into school to read us a story from their culture and Jeremy’s mum told us all about Egyptian pyramids- a huge thank you to you all! Lower Primary have also been lucky enough to participate in two workshops linked to our IPC topic. First, we had a puppet workshop in school which was a fantastic experience. We also went to De Krook library where we created our own mystical creature.
In Maths we have been developing old skills and learning new ones. We have been learning how to record and present results using tally marks and bar graphs, as well as this we have been learning about capacity and doing lots of hands on learning with water and containers. The children have also been learning about multiplication and how to write number sentences using x!
In Literacy we have been learning about adjectives and connectives and have been trying hard to include them in our writing to make it more interesting. We have also been working hard at writing recounts using our writing wall to help us.
To round off the term, we had a sleepover at school with Upper Pre Primary! We watched a movie, ate popcorn, drank chocolate milk, listened to a story and then settled down for a cosy night’s sleep in the sports hall. Everyone had a wonderful time together, so much so that some children wanted to stay a second night!!!
With that, all that is left to say is happy holidays- I wish you all the very best. Happy Holidays!