Class Update 18/10/19

Good afternoon!

This week has been a busy week in Year 1/2. In maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes. The children have enjoyed making models of 3D shapes, describing the shapes properties and finding objects in the environment that look like them. We struggled to find a pyramid in school so we tried to use our bodies to make one ourselves.

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In IPC, we are learning about how people celebrate Halloween. As part of our topic, we are helping to organise scary dress up day next week. We have made invitations to send to the other children in school and we started to make posters to have around school. They decorated their posters using ghosts and pumpkins.

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That’s all for this week. Hope you have a great weekend!

Ms Nurse

Class Update 10/11/19

Good afternoon. We have had a fun week here in year 1/2. In maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes. We have had lots of fun making pictures and patterns with shapes.

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In Literacy, we have been learning about signs, labels and instructions. We started by going on a hunt to find signs and labels in school. We then learned about instructions and followed some to make a jam sandwich!

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In IPC, we have been learning about celebrations. As Diwali is coming up at the end of the month, we decided to make our own Diya lamps to display in our classroom for Diwali. We made them using lots of bright colours and decorations.

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Next week, we will begin planning a Halloween celebration for before the October break.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Ms Nurse

 

Class Update 04/10/19

Thank you for sending in photographs of your children during celebrations. The children enjoyed sharing their pictures and memories of celebrations. We used our pictures to create a timeline to show when different events happened, including when we were born. We talked about events that happen every year, such as our birthdays and some which only happen once, like when we are born. We also created a calendar to show the different events that happen every year and then picked two to compare. 20191001_141255 20191001_141301 20191002_150509

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In maths, we have been solving problems involving addition and subtraction. We started by doing a colour by numbers but to work out the colours, we had to add or subtract. We then moved onto solving word problems. The children picked different resources that they could use to help them, such as cubes for counting, a 100 square or a number line.

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In Literacy, we have been trying to improve our work. We read our stories from this week, talked about what was good about them and how to make them even better. We then re-wrote part of our story using our amendments.

In ICT, Year 1 and 2 made repeating algorithms with motion blocks and learned to control more than one sprite at once. They then made their sprites have a dance party.

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Next week in IPC, we will be starting our technology work and helping to plan our Halloween celebration. We have lots of exciting things to help make.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Ms Nurse

Class Update 27/09/19

This week, we have started the activities for our topic, ‘Let’s Celebrate’. In Society, we talked about the different events that we celebrate and we made a newspaper with information about each celebration. The children worked really together as a team.

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We also had fun creating our own characters to write a story. Some of the characters included princesses, robots and fairies. The children planned their stories, including a beginning, a middle and an end and then used their plan to help them write their stories.

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In PE, we practised balancing; first using a noodle to balance our hoops and then trying to balance as we walked along the balancing beams. The trickiest bit was trying to balance with a bean bag on our heads.

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This afternoon, the whole school visited the Art Centre and saw some of the work by Monet. The paintings came to life with moving projector images which was really fun.

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Today, the children have received a letter to take home about the winter uniform. Please can these be completed and returned along with the 20,000KRW fee by no later than Friday 4th October.
Next week, we will be learning about celebrations and events that happened in our past. If you have any photographs or information, please send it with your child next week to help us to make our class timeline of events in our lives!
Have a great weekend!
Ms Nurse

Photographs for History Topic Work

Our topic this term is ‘Let’s Celebrate’. As part of our topic, we will be learning about events that the children have celebrated in their lives and making a timeline. If you have any photographs or information from events that the children have celebrated, e.g. birthdays, Christmas, Chuseok, Halloween, etc. and you wouldn’t mind sharing them, please could you bring them in next week so we can use them to help us make our timeline.

Thank you in advance 🙂

Ms Nurse

Class Update 20/09/19

This week, we have started our new topic – Let’s Celebrate. We began our topic by talking about different celebrations that take place and ones that we have been to. We then planned out what would make a good celebration and decided to have our own. In Literacy, we have been reading a story called ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ so we decided to have our own tea party with some of the treats from the story. The children loved making their own party hats and helping to set up the classroom for our party and we played some fun party games.

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In maths, we have been learning number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. We introduced the addition and equals sign to add two sets of numbers together and record them.

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In Literacy, we have been learning about skills that the author uses to make a story interesting. We learned how to write a sentence using a capital letter and a full stop and then thought about how we could make it more interesting by using about adjectives and connectives. The children enjoyed retelling the story using the characters from the story.

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In ICT this week, the children have been using Scratch to learn algorithms by making Scratch the Cat move with the movement blocks. They have also made their own coding journal to record what they did.

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We also had the important task of looking after the school pets this week.

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I hope you all have a great weekend and looking forward to another great week next week 🙂

Ms Nurse

Let’s Celebrate

Our topic this term is ‘Let’s Celebrate’. To begin our topic, we will be having a celebration with snacks and a drink so that children learn about what a celebration is and how people celebrate. On Friday afternoon, the children will have a small glass of juice and a small snack. If you have any issues, please inform me before Friday.

Thanks 🙂

Ms Nurse

Class Updates 11/09/19

This week has been short but we have had a great week. Thank you all for attending this year’s Chuseok celebration. I hope you had a great afternoon. On Tuesday, we went to Ulju Mountain Film Festival. The children really enjoyed making cardboard cars and watching animations. They then had a chance to do some climbing and explore the 3D activities. In class, we have been learning about odd and even numbers, learning to code and we made our own cats to help us explore pitch by making animal sounds. Next Monday is the curriculum evening. I hope to see you there and I hope everyone enjoys the holidays. Happy Chuseok!

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Class Update 06/09/19

This week, we read ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. Year 1/2 have been learning about the main characters and events in the story and retelling the story using the beginning, middle and end.

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In maths, we have been continuing our number work. This week, we looked at comparing numbers using ‘more’ and ‘less’. We also learned about how numbers are made up of tens and ones and found numbers that are ‘between’.

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We started phonics this week and the class have loved meeting Kit and Sam and the phonics family. We will be doing lots of reading and adventures with them throughout the year. We have also been learning about ‘real’ and ‘nonsense’ words.

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This week, the children have been learning ‘qu’ and ‘ch’.

In IPC, Professor Spark sent us a letter but to reveal the magic, we had to make some 3D glasses. The class loved decorating and wearing their glasses to see the 3D text that we were sent!

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Next week, it is Cheseok celebrations and our first class trip on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing some of you on Monday and hope you have a great weekend.

Ms Nurse

Class Trip

On Tuesday 10th September, FS1/2 and Year 1/2 will be attending a trip to the Ulju Mountain Film Festival.

The The bus will leave the school promptly at 9:05am and will return by 3:10.

We will be making some upcycled cars out of boxes, watch a short film, and do some (age appropriate) climbing.

Please make sure to pack a snack, lunch, and water bottle for your child.

Here is the permission form. Please sign and return it by Tuesday 3rd September.

Thank you!

Ms Nurse