Welcome to the beginning of Week 6 and a happy Monday to you all
Thank you to Matthew and Ezekiel for reading our daily information. A special thank you to Kevin who hosted the morning organisation and led the visual display for the class.
The children are excited for today’s T-Ball clinic that Mr Pearce and Mrs Cooymans have organised. Thank you to our wonderful P.E teachers for all their hard work and preparations for the T-Ball Clinics. Each class will have one T-Ball Clinic until the end of the term. 2JH will have T-Ball on every Monday (until the end of the term) so please have your child wearing their sports uniform on Monday and on their usual Thursday.
We are in the last week of Winter and excited for the start of Spring on September 1st.
Today Mrs Giannakakis taught the children how to measure and use a ruler. For some of the children, this was a new skill whilst others had shared some prior knowledge.
Today’s activity focused on length, but this time, the children measured the length of their foot using up to 3 informal measuring units. Some children, used a ruler to measure and compare the measurements as an extension of their learning.
The children had a blast learning how to play T-Ball during today’s clinic. Here are some happy snaps.
T-Ball Clinic 2RG
T-Ball Clinic 2JH
After returning from P.E, 2RG did some work for their upcoming assembly. We can’t share what we’ve been up too but hope you can join us on Assembly day on 13th September.
Mrs Handforth read a chapter from our shared text, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark written by Jill Tomlinson. This is our first time sharing a story with chapters. Mrs Handforth showed us the chapters that were in this text, this helped the children understand that the text is divided into chapters. Some brave children read aloud the chapter names.
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing – he is afraid of the dark. “Dark is nasty” he says and so he won’t go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all.
Why would an owl be afraid of the dark:
Freny: Because it is very dark and it would be hiding all the time.
Amelia: Owls sleep in the day and wake up at night and they might be scared.
Carter: They get their prey at night. They eat mouses [mice] and stuff.
Today, the children worked in their art books to imagine what the setting and characters would look like after the reading of the first chapter. The children were asked to draw the tree, moon and stars, a field, a river and a little boy.