Weekly Update – T2W1

Hello and Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2023 is a great year!

First of all, I would like to give a warm welcome to our two new students, Ethan and Mikail.

It has been lovely getting to know them this week and they are settling in so well. I am sure we will have lots of fun together this year.

It has been so great being reunited with the students after the Christmas break. We have been revisiting our routines and getting settled back into school life!

In IPC, we started a new unit “Who am I?” and made beautiful Portfolio books to keep all our work in. The children drew self-portraits inside frames as an introduction to the unit and spoke about their nationalities. We discussed things that make us happy and made flowers to display them. Today we learned ways to calm ourselves when we feel angry. We also looked at how to stay safe both at school and outside. We went outside and practised how to cross the road safely. We also roleplayed how to put on our helmets and ride a bike safely! They also learned what to do if a stranger approaches them outside. 

In English, we read the story Chicken Licken and explored the different characters. Year 1s learned to use Capital letters and full stops/periods. Year 2 students worked on comprehension questions and correcting errors in sentences. We also retold the story using pictures and presented it to the class. The children were very confident and did fantastically.

In Maths this week we studied our unit on Time. Year 1’s learned about the long hand and the short hand on a clock and how to tell time to the hour and half past. We will practise more next week as telling time can be very confusing 😆 Year 2 worked on finding information in calendars and writing dates in written form and number form. They also practised ordering and comparing units of time. We had lots of fun on the tuff trays this week consolidating our knowledge! 

Overall it was a great first week back! We ended it with a fun PE class.

Library books and homework went out today and should be returned next Friday as usual.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Take care,

Mrs Sim