I hope you have all had a great week. As you know, today we had Pyjama Day to help raise money to help towards the Australian wildfires. Thank you for all of your effort and contributions. As a special treat, the children watched a short movie and had popcorn at the end of the day.
In class this week, Year 1/2 have been learning about division. We learned how to divide a total by sharing into equal groups or grouping and counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10. We then solved problems involving division.
In Literacy, we finished retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We then read the story of ‘Leola and the Honey Bears’ which is an African-American retelling of the story using different characters and slightly different events. We then wrote a book review to compare the stories and talk about what we liked and disliked. Our spelling focus this week was words containing ir, er and ur.
In IPC this week, we have been learning about different homes around the world. We used pictures and books to research different types of homes and then locate them on a world map. We then compared the climate in different countries and discussed different types of materials that would be used to build homes there and why they would be suitable. We created our own apartments and houses using clay and then made other homes from around the world using different materials.
With coronavirus in mind, we decided to learn about how germs spread. To demonstrate this, we put some glitter (germs) on our hands and watched what happened when we rubbed our hands together or held our friends hand and the glitter spread. We then talked about how we keep stop germs from spreading by covering our mouth when we cough or sneeze and washing our hands regularly. The children then wrote some instructions for how to wash your hands and we laminated their work to put up around the school next to the sinks.
That’s all for this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.