Week 13 Spelling and update

Spelling for Monday.

Year 1: blow, flap, glad, play, plan, as, with his, they, at.

Year 2: Biscuit, Chocolate, Symmetry, Picture, Design, Both, Few, Those, Always, Looked.

Hi Parents and Children

We’ve reached the end of a full week and have been extremely productive. In English we started learning about Instructional writing and Verbs. In Math we reviewed 2-D and 3-D Shapes and explored the concept of symmetrical shapes and patterns. IPC was popular with the start of the unit on “The Magic Toy maker” and the children showed boundless creativity and imagination in creating their own toys from recycled materials as an entry point. Finally,  in P.E we consolidated our throwing, catching and kicking skills in learning how to play Kick-Baseball . A thoroughly fun and creative week of learning. Please enjoy the pictures below and I look forward to seeing you at the Fun Day tomorrow!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Kearney

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Books Home overnight and Fun-Day Pre-order forms

Hi Parents and Children

Just a gentle reminder that Literacy, Numeracy and IPC books went home today. Please take a look at your children’s work and make comments in the insert pasted in the front cover if you would like to and please ensure that the books are returned tomorrow for classwork.

Also, please return any completed Pre-order forms for tickets for the fun day tomorrow if you have not done so.

Thank you and please have a great evening.

– Mr Kearney

IPC Unit: The Magic Toymaker

Dear Children and Parents of Year One and Two,                           toy

Over the next 4 weeks starting from Tuesday 14th of November, Year One and Two children will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Toys and games’.

For the entry point activity, please send to school children’s toys of any type, e.g. self-moving toy, LEGO, domino, games or teddy, etc. We also need a series of collage and junk materials. e.g. small and medium boxes, straws, cardboard rolls, card, sequins, beads, ribbons, fabric, glitter, polystyrene balls and cubes, and so on to make our own toys at a later stage. E.g.

The learning goals of this unit of work are set out very clearly what children will learn in three different area: 1. the learning goals for each of the subjects are appropriately challenging to suit the different learning levels of our children. 2. the characteristics of Personal development will help children become more responsible, independent learners. 3. International understanding will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

During this unit we will be focusing on History, Science, Technology and International.

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About toys and games from the past
  • How to decide if a toy is new or old
  • How to create our own toy museum
  • How we can learn about the past in different ways

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to sort toys based on what they are made out of
  • Which materials can be bent, squashed, twisted or stretched
  • What materials are best for making a bath toy, and
  • About pushes and pulls, and how things move

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • About ‘magic’ toys that fool our eyes
  • How to design and make our own puppets

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About a popular game from another country and teaching others to play it

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

If you can, please talk with your child about the toys and games that you used to play with when you were growing up. If you still have examples of these toys, then show them to your child and talk about how you played with them. Collect and look at old photographs that feature family members playing with toys. Help your child to understand how toys have changed over time.

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets and had an enjoyable time in the classroom. And we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm.

Thank you in advance for your support in this unit of The Magic Toymaker.

Building a Biscuit House Project Pictures

Dear parents and children of Year One and Two,

We thank you for the support you have given us to complete our learning of the IPC Building Unit. The Project started off with planning/designing and then collecting materials, making a building, assessment, display and finally finished with an exhibition, where we had visitors from other classes and Mr. Mcloud. It was a great exit activity that helped us to both consolidate and celebrate our learning.

Before we introduce the next unit, please enjoy looking and download the photos of our final activity that has successfully finished together with the children, teachers, staff and parents.

Also included here are some learning photos of the week.



P.E. Tomorrow and Fund-Day Ticket Pre-order forms

Hi Parents and Children

We have a short but busy week ahead of us with some fun learning activities planned.

This is a gentle reminder that we will have P.E. tomorrow instead of Wednesday to accommodate the “Build a biscuit house” project. Please have the children wear their P.E. shirts.

Today the PTA sent home the Pre-order forms for tickets for the fun day. If for some reason you did not get one today please let me know.

Thank you,

Spelling for Monday and Dynamic Week

Spelling words from our phonics, subjects and common words list

Y1 Help, milk, next, melt, kept, in, is, you, that, it.

Y2 Setting, Regular, Sound, Below, Something, Compare, Bridge, Might, Thought, Transparent.

Hi Parents and Children

What a dynamic week we’ve had. The dress up day was loads of fun and the IPC trip exploring building was a great learning experience. We have continued to look at traditional stories in Literacy and started our unit on 2D and 3D Geometric shapes in Math. In P.E we practiced our football handling and catching skills.

Please take note that next Wednesday’s P.E. class will shift to Tuesday to accommodate the IPC “Build a biscuit house” project. Also remember to collect any biscuit and candy materials you want to use for your biscuit house and send them on Wednesday.

Enjoy the colorful pictures from this weeks festivities and have a wonderful weekend.

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“Making a Biscuit House” Project

Dear Parents and Children,

Be aware that we are reaching the end of the IPC unit on Buildings. It has been an interesting exploration of the nature and purpose of the buildings around us. For the exit activity of the unit, we would like to celebrate our learning by building a biscuit house and demonstrate our understanding of how buildings are constructed.

This will require some preparation of the materials to be used. The school will provide some of the materials needed in the form of the cardboard base, wafer biscuits for the walls, waffle wafers for the roof and yummy melting chocolate for cementing the pieces together.

We require from you: any additional decorations for their house such as extra biscuits, jelly candies, m&m, lolly pops for trees, candy stones and an empty milk carton as a house frame if you wish. Please see the pictures below as a guide to see what the finished product might look like.

Please ensure that “NO NUT products” are sent to the school accidentally!

This project will be carried out during class time in the morning (9.30 am – 12.00 pm) on Wednesday, the 8th of November.

Any  parents are welcome to volunteer to assist the classes with this project. We look forward to it. Thank you.

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Ms You & Mr Kearney’s IPC Trip exploring Buildings.

Hi Parents and Children

The trip to the HHI Shipyard and Daewangam Park was a great success. We are lucky to have such fantastic resources in our backyard that we can apply to our teaching and learning. A pleasant outing was enjoyed by all. We will let the photo’s speak for themselves. Please peruse and download them at your leisure.

Thank you for your support and cooperation in making this happen.

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