Week beginning April 10th

posted 23 Mar 2017, 20:48 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 20:49 ]
Welcome back from your spring break everyone and I know you are ready for a fun filled week of learning!! 

As you know we have completed Learning Blocks 1 and 2 and we will now begin Learning Block 3; Dinosaur Dilemmas. This Learning Block has many many themes including; friendship, dealing with conflict, coping with change and healthy eating. Adaptability, Reflection, Communication, Cooperation and Respect will the Personal Quality focus on this Block. Whenever situations happens naturally and there is an opportunity to talk about other Personal Qualities this is also explored and discussed to help deepen the children's understanding.   

Books that will enhance this Learning Block are; 
Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow
The Dinosaur who lost his roar by Russel Punter 
Both of these books are in our class dinosaur library and will be explored with the children. 

This week the main learning will be;
- Read, predict and answer questions on 'Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs'
- Rally Read to recap on the story
- Role play losing a favourtie toy / item and role play caring for your favourtie toys (Respect)
- Making a poster to help Harry find his dinosaurs
- Dinosaurs hygiene habits and how they brushed their teeth and coped with tooth ache!
- How to read a map and make a map
- What is a maze and how to direct a friend around one in P.E
- Building a mini dinosaur raft to help the Harry find the missing dinosaurs 

The new sound 'er' will be taught, practiced and applied to lots of learning activities. All of the other digraphs and alphabet sounds will be reinforced. 

Money will be introduced to the children to help them buy and sell in the classroom Museum Shop and Cafe. All different coins will be used to help the children understand money has a value and can be used / exchanged for items.  

Many literacy and Maths learning will be incorporated into the Dinosaur Dilemmas this week; sorting, ordering, sequencing events, re-telling stories, map skills and positional language.

Learning Strands:
1. Independence and Interdependence 
1.27b being a member of a tam and learning with others

2. Communicating 
2.3b respnoding to idea and experiences of others through language
2.7b using language to recall, retell and sequence events
2.57b using positional language
2.70b giving instructions, programming and operating digital toys, devices and computers

3. Enquiring
3.1b using the senses to make discoveries
3.8b selection materials to carry out simple investigations 

4. Healthy Living and Physical Well-Being 
4.2b the effects of neglect on our body and teeth 

Home learning;
Relax and have fun with your family. If you learn something new or make an exciting discovery be ready to share it with us when you return to school. Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you on Monday April 10th. 

Important Dates; 
School starts on April 10th 

Swimming on Monday's 13:00 to 14:00. Please have all Zima children arrive at school no later than 12:55 with their swimming costumes on. Miss Lana and I will help the Olympia children change into their swimming costumes at lunch time. 
All children need; swimming cap, swimming goggles, towel, swimming bag, swimming suit. I will lead a group of swimmers along with Ms Katy and the Oasis life guards and we will have 2 mums helping in the water.  

Photos of learning from this week;

Can you guess what dinosaurs the children have discovered?