week beginning May 1st

posted 27 Apr 2017, 20:48 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 4 May 2017, 15:30 ]

Reflection Week:

We have now come to the end of our Dinosaur Detectives Unit and this coming week we have our Reflection Week. The children will have the opportunity to reflect on all their new skills and knowledge that they have learned across their Dinosaur Unit. We have selected a different theme of unit focused learning each day. The children will have opportunities to choose their favourite learning activities from the unit and show and discuss their new learning with the other children and teachers.

Our Exit Point is on Friday for the afternoon called Dinosaur Dance Party. The children will have to opportunity to reflect on new discoveries they made through research and exploration. Throughout the week the children will have the opportunity to look through their learning journey book to help them talk about reflect on learning from Dinosaur Detectives. 

This week the main learning will be;
- All the dinosaur books
- Rally Read to recap on the story
- Hole punch it with addition within 10
- Which dinosaurs were meat eaters and plant eaters
- Why dinosaurs who ate meat or plants needed different shaped teeth, usually walked differently etc
- How to make a Dinosaur Dance Dice
- How to make dinosaur Lava Cakes
- Dinosaur art pieces using any materials  
- Problem solving skills to help make a Pterodactyl fly and a Brontosaurus reach juicy leafs 
- Dinosaurs hygiene habits and how they brushed their teeth and coped with tooth ache!
- What is a maze and how to direct a friend around one in P.E
- Making dinosaur costumes; tails, feet plates and masks  

Four lettered ccvc and cvcc words will be taught, practiced and applied to lots of learning activities. All of the other digraphs and alphabet sounds will be reinforced. 

During Reflection week the children will have opportunity to revisit many of the Math related activities; 
* coins to help them buy and sell in the classroom Museum Shop and juice station at the water area.
* Time for opening and closing the Museum and serving lunch and snacks 

Home learning;
Teach your family some dinosaur dance moves or try to make your very own 'Dinosaur Dance Dice' to enjoy!!! 

Important Dates; 
May holidays are; Monday May 1st and Monday and Tuesday May 8th and 9th.

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. Ms Katy, Mrs Seale and the Oasis life guards will lead each of the three swimming groups.