When I pray

Today we opened dialogue about why we pray.

 

Safe Places

To start our lesson we got the children to close their eyes and think about a safe place. We wanted them to picture in their head what a safe place, what it looks like, feels like, sounds like. We then opened dialogue for the children to share what they had pictured. Within our conversation we had to bring the dialogue back to what it means to being safe and then what the word safe means.

Kayden- People can keep you safe there

Hannah- A safe place for me is with someone who I know because they are looking after me

Johnny- It makes you feel happy

Eziekel- Is staying at my house so no strangers can come there, because I can lock the doors

Carter- My safe places is safe because I have my parents there

TJ- At school because there is lots of people that can protect me

Talyn- In my house, my dogs are like an alarm who can wake my dad at.

Amber- At my house because I have really safe parents.

Saj- It feels like a cushion.

Portia- My safe place is at home because the cat can scratch.

Kayden- In a safe place it feels warm.

Ayda- My mum and dad look after me.

Isahaan- I feel happy

Shirley- I feel comfortable

Janpreet- You be brave

Jasroz- Happy and warm

Henry- A bit sad and bit happy

Dion- I feel good, people can look after me. At my home my mum and dad look after me.

 

Here is the children’s responses to places that are safe for them:

Literacy Rotations

Today we had our literacy rotations.

Our letter focus for this week are: l, f, b

Our word focus for this week are: then, it

1MR:

  • Teacher focus- handwriting letter formation and sound recognition
  • Word lists- using picture dictionaries make word lists with words starting with this weeks focus letters. This week the children recorded their words and letters within bubble writing.
  • Laptops- finding and writing this weeks letters and attempting to write words that start with this weeks letters
  • Fancy Letters- gel pen writing having fun writing fancy letters

1JM:

  • Teacher focus- guided reading sentences
  • Laptops- writing sentences with this weeks words
  • Read and find- read words and then find and circle them
  • Build a sentence

1JM

Jack and Jill

Why is rhyming important?

1. Rhyming teaches children how language works.  It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words.

2. Rhymes help children experience the rhythm of language.  As they recite nursery rhymes they learn to speak with animated voices. This can promote to children to  read with expression.

3. When children are familiar with a nursery rhyme or rhyming book, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word.  This prepares them to make predictions when they read, another important reading skill.

This weeks nursery rhyme focus is Jack and Jill.

Today we focused on the oral repetition of the rhyme and then the sequencing of what happened in the rhyme. The children separated their book into 4 boxes and then had a go at sequencing the rhyme into the 4 parts.

  1. Jack and Jill went up the hill
  2. To fetch a pail of water
  3. Jack fell down and broke his crown
  4. Jill came tumbling after

The children focused on re-telling the story with pictures and detail first and then once this was checked they added in the words of the rhyme as the next step.

 

 

 

 

Literacy Rotations

Today we had our literacy rotations.

Our letter focus for this week are: l, f, b

Our word focus for this week are: then, it

1JM:

  • Teacher focus- handwriting letter formation and sound recognition
  • Word lists- using picture dictionaries make word lists with words starting with this weeks focus letters. This week the children recorded their words and letters within bubble writing.
  • Laptops- finding and writing this weeks letters and attempting to write words that start with this weeks letters
  • Fancy Letters- gel pen writing having fun writing fancy letters

1MR:

  • Teacher focus- guided reading sentences
  • Laptops- writing sentences with this weeks words
  • Read and find- read words and then find and circle them
  • Build a sentence

1MR

 

Art- Humpty Dumpty

Following on from our nursery rhyme this week today we used Humpty Dumpty as a provocation for our art lesson. The children were able to use a number of different materials across the room to create their Humpty art.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

This year’s fundraiser for Spring Fair is Billy G Cookie Dough. These cookies are delicious, easy to bake and great for lunch boxes. A fun activity to do with the whole family.

Please find below information and the link to the Holy Family Catholic School online shop where you can place your orders.  Once you order, please remember to print your order off and return back to the school.

Please complete an order form and return to the school with payment if you don’t wish to order online.

Orders will need to be completed by Friday 16 March 2018 with collection on 11 April 2018.

Thank you for your support.   Happy baking! 

Math Focus- Number Patterns Skip Counting

Today in our math focus lesson we continued our learning on number patterns and skip counting. Today we wanted to see what the children have learnt over the last few lessons so we gave them a number line and number grid. The children went away and worked on their own to show us what they have learnt so far. This is in their math books if you would like to come in for a look. We played this game on the laptops that used skip counting. Here is the link to the game.

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/2.44-skip-counting-by-5-10-and-100

Who is God?

Today (Thursday) we asked the children the question ‘Who is God?’

Investigations – Wednesday and Thursday

This afternoon the children continued their explorations of stop motion but using their characters to take still images and use them with the stop motion app.

The children continued this learning into todays (Thursday) Investigations.

With all the Bee Bots charged and ready to go the children were eager to learn to program and watch them move along the maps on the ground.