Welcome back everyone! We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful and happy break. We are very much looking forward to a fun and rewarding term of learning.
COME READ WITH ME
We began our day with independent and partner reading. The children each have a day that they will be reading with their teacher. Please remember that children need to bring their black reading bag and books to school each day.
This term for shared reading, we will be reading books by the Australian author Aaron Blabey. This week our shared reading text is ‘Pig the Pug’. Today we read and enjoyed the book – a funny story about sharing.
MATHS/NUMERACY – SHAPE INVESTIGATION
This term our learning in maths and numeracy will begin with a focus on shape. To help with our future learning, we began by sharing what we already know about shape. We took photos of objects in our classroom and outside and described them by their shape and properties.
Mia shared her learning with everyone. She shared her photos of the world globe and placemats, pebbles and a pot plant. She explained the names of the different shapes and some of their properties e.g. the sphere has no points.
Dion also shared his and Alex’s learning. They took photos of the world globe, a block, wooden log and laptop bag. They named the different 2D and 3D shapes e.g. cylinder, sphere, rectangle and circle.
Libby and Holly shared prayer today. It was about looking for the joy in all things, each and every day.
FOCUSED LEARNING GROUPS – ENGLISH
We worked in our focused learning groups to learn more about letter and spelling patterns that feature in our shared reading text ‘Pig the Pug’
Group One: In group one, we looked at the initial sounds p, i, g and u. We thought about words which start with these sounds and then used these sounds to form 3 letter words such as pig and pug.
Group Two and Three: These groups looked at the digraphs ‘or’ as in Trevor and the long ‘oo’ sound as in scoot and loot and the short ‘oo’ sound as in book and look.
We were all very excited to share what we did during the holidays. Using story plans and templates, we began to plan a recount about our favourite activity/event/moment from our holidays. It was lovely to read all of the special moments children had during their holidays such as bowling, playing with cousins and cooking Anzac biscuits.
Another purpose of this learning experience was for children to continue to learn that our writing is structured in different ways depending upon its purpose. For example, when writing a recount, we begin with an introduction which includes who, what, when, where and why. The is followed by writing detail about the events that happened in chronological order (e.g. first, second, next, lastly) and concluding with an ending which includes a descriptions of how we felt.
This afternoon we continued to prepare for our assembly next week. This includes creating films, writing a script, etc. Below is some of the content we were creating today to share with our school community!
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!