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Dear family and friends,
It has been a while since our last blog and we have so much to share!
The year 2's have been strengthening their grammar abilities through proof reading which is a difficult task but they are getting it. The chlidren have also been learning to use plurals, prefixes, contractions, prepositions and homophones, all of which is being incorporated into their writing skills. It is so lovely to see their skills develop!
Our focus in numeracy has been measurements, weight, capacities, fractions, doubling and halving. The year 2's clearly love numeracy and are becoming stronger at problem solving.
Our Exit Point for Active Planet was great fun, we set up different science stations where the children made volcanoes and erupted them, they made lava lamps and seismographs. After each experiment the children had to report their findings. What a fun way to consolidate their learning!!
After the Easter break we enjoyed a week of words. We focused on Alice in Wonderland, where we engaged in many different activiites and joined another school in a fun afternoon of games, which was completely organised by a secondary school in Ghent specifically for us. They also invited us to a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. It was a wonderful afternoon! During this week we also read to our Buddy Class (Lower Pre Primary), at certain moments of the day the children would be asked to drop everything and read (this they loved) and Ms. Maija would also come along sporadically and ring bell which meant the children also had to pick up their books.
'Live and let live' is our last IPC Project of the year and to get started with spent a day at Planckendael Zoo. Each child chose an animal that they had to research. The research included finding out about its habitat, animal group, likes and dislikes. We also enjoyed seeing so many other animals from different continents and observed giraffes, rhinos and penguins being fed. There was also lots of play time on the cool climbing frames.
Anais and Alex celebrated their birthdays and we enjoyed delicious cakes. Thank you for sharing with us!
Aayush has received The Headmaster Award this month for his general knowledge and his interest in learning, he has has matured a lot this year and we are very proud of him.
I hope all the mummy's enjoyed their Mother's Day gift!!!
With only seven weeks to go until the end of this academic year I am sure we will have plenty to share in our next blog.
Till then take care.