Welcome back everyone!
I hope you all had a relaxing winter break full of joy and happiness no matter what celebrations or traditions your family observes during this period.
I’d like to start with a big welcome to Jisika in FS1 and Minel in FS2. We’re so happy to have them with us.
We’re off to a roaring start this term. You can view our Term 2 Curriculum Planner here.
The students have a renewed passion for phonics. Our phonics work is now being more efficiently differentiated for the different age groups we have in the class. We start with whole-group activities that everyone can participate in then split off into groups. Ms. Jiyu has been working with the FS1 students while I work more closely with the FS2 and Year 1 students.
Our writer’s workshop has seen some great developments with students really using their phonics knowledge to put labels on their illustrations and start to write full words and sentences.
Math Buddies is continuing our unit on measurement and is also being divided into age-appropriate groups for working.
Although some of the children still ask to do yoga, we’ve got a lot going on in PE. We learned the game “Duck Duck Goose”, we started playing some ball hockey, and much to the children’s delight, we’ve introduced the parachute.
In IPC we’ve started a new unit called Let’s Pretend. The students are being guided to play pretend with traditional stories and tales. We’re using costumes and puppets and we’ve seen some creative adaptations of stories such as Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Much of the dress up costumes we have are old Halloween costumes and we could always use more variety. If you have any old costumes that are no longer needed in your family, we would love to add them to our costume bin. We’ve got a special desire for more princess costumes as we now have a lot of girls in our class.
This emphasis on pretend is also influencing the different ways the children are playing during developmental play time.
Have a restful weekend and see you on Monday!