Year 2/3 update – Week 16

This week in Math we continued practicing using addition and subtraction in solving word problems. The students did one and two step problems that involved addition, subtraction and mixed operations.

We finished the week learning how to use a simple sypher code to get the answers to some Christmas riddles.

In English we are still working on Poetry and different aspects of poems. We analyzed some poems and saw why the poems was written a certain way as well as the meaning intended in the poems. We then started our writing process of writing our own wintery poems. We also worked on finding words that rhyme and writing quick fire funny poems using these words.

During IPC we broadened our international mindedness by finding out about pan flutes from around different parts of the world. We combined this with ICT in making slide presentations and presenting it to the class.

We also continued with our musical theme by learning how a xylophone work and produce different sounds, as well as “learning” a few songs. We also compared the different notes of a piano to those of a xylophone.

During PE we played different ball games as well as working on our balance and coordination. The students were also very keen to showcase their special abilities while we did some mat work in the gym.

As always we had a lot of fun while learning new and exciting things. Unfortunately due to the increased number of COVID cases the Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education require us to start with online teaching from Monday. The students have taken their books and some materials as well their laptops home to help make this online process as smooth as possible.

They all reminded to be ready to go online at 8:55 Monday.

And since our end of year Winter show has been postponed we will be having an online class party on Friday.

Year 2/3 update – Week 15

During math this week we finished with our unit on measurement by reading time of a clock and using different ways to say the time from different parts of the world.

We moved on to solving problems using numbers by starting with addition and subtractions facts and learning ho to add and subtract two and three digit numbers. We are also working on improving our speed while remaining accurate when doing addition and subtraction.

In English learnt about poems that are based on observations and our senses. We started by reading and then writing shape poems.

A collection of our shape poems

We also used our senses to listen and read to a poem about the big green giant and then drew what we saw in our imaginations. Learning more about the descriptive power of words.

We are also continuing to practice improving our hand writing and working on improving our spelling.

In IPC we had lots of hands on activities learning about sound and light.

We observed the movement of a shadow during the course of the day to see how the position and length of the shadow changes during the course of our school day. We also made shadow puppets to see how the position of the shadow puppet relative to the light affect the size of the shadow it makes.

For out technology component of IPC we made Pan Pipes from every day materials, and observed how the different lengths of tube changes the pitch of the note. The students enjoyed making the pan pipes as well as trying to play a tune on them.

During PE we continued to do some basic gymnastics practicing some rolls, jumps and some ground work.

We also played some kick ball where we put to practice last weeks hand eye and foot and eye coordination.