Weekly Update – Term 2 Week 5

Dear Parents,

It was really lovely to meet you all this week and discuss your child’s progress. Thank you for coming!

Homework Year 1

This week for Year 1, there are a few new reading practice worksheets. I am working on getting the children to read short sentences. I made this short video with my model Jay to help you support your child reading. I hope it helps.

Penpals in Spain

This week we have been writing letters to our friends in Spain. Last year I connected with the British International School in Spain and set up the students with a penpal. It was a great experience and the children were so excited posting and receiving the mail. So I decided to do it again and I am so glad I did. The students are so happy to be writing and can’t wait to go to the post office to send their wonderful letters.

We spent some of our English time working on them this week and they have all done so well.

In IPC, we concluded our unit “Who am I?”. We posed the question, “What is a balanced diet?” The students were able to tell me which foods are good for our bodies, and which ones aren’t so good. We looked closely at what nutrients our bodies need, and what food can provide them. We learned about Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, and Dairy. The children agreed that there is no such thing as good or bad food, but we need to mindful of which foods will help our bodies to be healthy and strong. We finished up today by recording ourselves talking about what we have learned throughout the whole unit. This included significant moments, emotions, food and clothes from our home countries, our family and portraits. It was a great unit and the children seemed to enjoy sharing their ideas and telling the class a little more about themselves and their country.

In Maths, Year 1 has been estimating and ordering numbers and will soon be finishing up the Numbers 1 to 20. The Year 2 students finished their unit on statistics and completed a little progress check today.

In English this week, we have almost reached the end of our current unit, “Joining in Stories”. We finished reading “One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree”. We explored the story and the students noticed that the word Eucalyptus was repeated a lot throughout. They learned that repetition helps us to remember and pronounce long and difficult words. The Year 1 students were asked to write sentences to re-create the structure of the story, whereas the Year 2 students were asked to rewrite the story using different characters and a different story-line. 

Literacy rotations are going well and I am proud of how independent they are becoming!

Here are some lovely pictures of our week in class! 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Sim 🙂