Weekly Update T1W6

Term 1 Week 6

Hello and happy Friday to you all! I can’t believe it is Friday already. The week has flown in! We have had another great week with lots of learning going on. 

In IPC, we have continued with our unit “If you’re happy and you know it!”. This week we learned a little about Gandi, Mother Teresa and Marie Curie. We looked at their qualities and how, despite, being angry about their situation they still managed to stay in the Green Zone. This is where we try to stay so that we can be happy, calm learners. We made flowers to show our qualities  and included what we do to stay calm when things annoy or upset us. We also took a trip around the world!😁 We researched traditional wellness routines in India, China, Sweden and Japan. We tried some Yoga, Tai Chi, had a Swedish FIKA and went outside to experience Japanese Shin Tin. It was so lovely to let the children learn outside and explore nature.

We had our first spelling test this morning. This will be done every week on a Friday morning. Please do encourage your child to practise the words each week. They can use the brown book to write the words out at home or you can do some role play with mum or dad being the teacher.

In English, we started our new unit  “Stories from other Cultures” and read the Russian folktale “Baba Yaga and the Black Geese”. We created our own story maps to help us retell the story. It is a great story and has a lovely message about kindness behind it. The students really enjoyed it. 

Daily 5 Rotations 

We have been doing well working in our small groups during rotation time. The students are all working at levels that are ‘just right’ for them and I am loving seeing them progress each week. For the Oranges and Strawberries groups I have sent home the RWI phonics book they have worked on this week. Each week reviewing the book at home would be really beneficial and help the students reading improve further. There are instructions at the top of each page which will help you guide your child.

If you would like more information and advice about how to help your child at home this website is fantastic.

That’s all for this week. Have a lovely weekend! See you all on Monday!