Music Assembly Reflections

Today we watched some amazing performances as part of our Holy Family Music Assembly. Kayden and Ezekiel from 1MR did an incredible job at being brave and performing all by themselves to perform infant of the whole school.

Krish: I like the assembly because there was music. I liked the drums because of the sound it makes.

Jaanpreet: All the different drums makes some good noises.

Carter: I like Kayden’s song it was very cool. It had good noises.

Hannah: I like the violin because when you play it, it makes very soft sound.

Portia: I like the piano because I want to learn to do piano and they make good songs with it.

Angus: I like the assembly because it had all the different instruments and you can learn how to play them.

The children reflected in their black books about the music assembly. What they liked and why and if they were to learn an instrument one day what would they like to learn.

Here are the children’s reflections:

CLARA- Curiosity

Today we explored the learning power of curiosity. We first wanted to find out what the children know about the word curiosity-

Krish: Curiosity means you give your mind everything and think

Jayden M: Curiosity means

Kayden: Curious means think with your brain

Ayda: Curiosity means respect your elders

Carter: Curiosity means you feel good

Tyson: Curiosity means you are learning good

Anh: Curiosity is when you try and try and try

Henry: Curiosity is when you think about something and then you work it out and you colour it or draw it or make it and it doesn’t end up how you want it to be but you like it anyways

Linda: Curiosity is means telling the truth

We then watched this clip from Up. After the clip I opened dialogue about what the children in the clip could be curious about. It was a good opportunity to show examples of things being curious.

Mrs Rodgers and I reflected about the word and the different words associated with the learning powers we have been learning and how the children are differentiating between these. We will continue to build their word bank and knowledge about these and work on being able to tell the different between collaboration, creativity and curiosity.

Curiosity: the desire to ‘get beneath surface’, check things out, find out more about them, ask ‘why?’; the opposite is being ‘passive’.

Henry: I wonder how Bob got from one train to another train that were this far apart.

The children reflected in their black books about curiosity and things they are curious about and why.

 

Data Collection

Today we explored data collection. The children watched this video and then we collected the data about animals in the pond. We made a graph together.

We then told the children that they were going to collect their own data about favourite colours. The children had to set up a tally and then collect data from 15 children. Once they had collected their data they had to put this in the graph.

 

Literacy Rotations

This weeks sounds are: sh and recap of all letters

This weeks words are: once, camp, up

1JM:

  • Guided sentences with teacher
  • Lego word building and recording
  • Laptops – writing a story children will continue story on after each group changes
  • Shared reading books

1MR

  • Guided sounds with teacher: sh
  • Oil pastel alphabet sound art
  • Sh jolly phonics
  • Laptops- typing sh word lists

1JM and 1MR

Literacy Rotations

This weeks sounds are: sh and recap of all letters

This weeks words are: once, after

1JM:

  • Guided sounds with teacher: sh
  • Oil pastel alphabet sound art
  • Sh jolly phonics
  • Laptops- typing sh word lists

1MR

  • Guided sentences with teacher
  • Lego word building and recording
  • Laptops – writing a story
  • Shared reading

1JM

1MR

Writer’s Workshop

Today in writer’s workshop we used our time to reflect on the term that has been. The children used the following prompts to guide their writing;

This term I learnt about… 

This term I liked doing…

Next term I want to learn about…