Term 2 Week 4 Update

Well the week started out with some great singing and dancing during music with Mr. Green.

In Phonics the Year 1s looked at the sound of Long I with Magic E and the F2s looked at Short O and Short E.

In Literacy we tried writing our own traditional tale using a graphic organiser which is a worksheet that guides one through choosing a character, a setting, and a plot (in this case a problem and a solution for the story).

In Maths we worked on reordering equations to learn that the order of the numbers does not affect the total; we added 1-digit numbers to 2-digit numbers by putting the larger number first; and we practised checking subtraction equations with additon.

We began our new IPC unit Live and Let Live about living an non-living things by taking a walk around the reservoir looking for living things, especially bugs. We did not find any bugs because of the time of year but hopefully we’ll find some when it’s time for our exit point. We looked at books about plants an animals. We did a sorting activity to see different ways we could sort living things. We researched an animal to see what they needed to live (such as food, shelter, and where they get water). And finally we went outside to the Hanmaeum Centre grounds to find things that were Alive, Never Alive, Was Alive, and Not Sure. We used those lists to study the difference between Never Alive and Was Alive.

In PE we’re working on some basketball skills. The children are becoming fairly adept at dribbling.

And before I sign off for this week’s update, let me tell you about some activities your child can do at home on the computer.

In Addition to Mathletics, I have signed the class up for a Prodigy account. Prodigy is an RPG Maths Game where to defeat the monsters you meet in the game you have to solve Maths problems. Prodigy can be used on any computer with a web browser and the address is: https://www.prodigygame.com/ You can click “Log In” and use the option to “Log In With Google” using your child’s @hyundaiforeignschool.com account and usual password.

Additionally, there is Brainzy which we used a little bit during the e-Learning period. Your child has an account which can be accessed using an Access Code so I can monitor their progress. There is Typing Practice, Maths, and English games they can play on Brainzy. The address for that is: https://www.education.com/games/play

If you have any trouble logging into either of these accounts please send me an email and I’ll help you out.

That’s all for this week!