Week Beginning 30th October 2017

posted 26 Oct 2017, 22:05 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 26 Oct 2017, 22:08 ]
Before launching into next week, let's first reflect on the week we just completed. It was a fabulous week with the Personal Quality of Resilience still the main focus. We enjoyed linking this to many stories we read including The Tortoise and the Hare. We completed some goal setting and thought of things we would like to be able to do in our futures. Come into the classroom to see our goals!
On Friday we competed in a race and it was wonderful to see the friendly competitive spirit of the children highlighted. Everyone was a gracious competitor whether they finished first or not.
Check out some of our pictures of the race!

Next Week's Learning:

We will start Learning Block 4 of our unit Once Upon a TIme with the BIG question: How are gingerbread made?

Can you think of stories that have gingerbread in them? Go to Seesaw for an activity you can complete over the weekend with your child and family.

We will complete many activities that will encourage the children to:
1. Recognise the views and ideas of others
2. Use language to recall, retell and sequence events
3. Use senses to make discoveries
4. Take part in games and activities involving equipment

These four foci are from the IEYC learning strands and encourage Independence and Interdependence, Communicating, Enquiring and Physical Well-Being.

Our Literacy focus this week will be how to read books through retelling and through the pictures. Talking through books, making predictions and describing the action is the first step in reading. After the mid-term children will begin to bring home books that encourage this storytelling.
We will continue to practice writing our names using the correct letter formation, and learn new letter shapes from "Casey Caterpillar".

This week we will recap the learning that we have experienced so far this term. We will experience addition, number matching, length, ordering size and number formation.

Don't forget to go to Seesaw to see more of this week's learning!