week beginning May 22nd

posted 21 May 2017, 20:07 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 21 May 2017, 20:08 ]
The 4 learning blocks in our 'Brilliant Bug Ball' unit are;
Block 1 - looking after minibeasts (May 15th - May 24th)
Block 2 - patterns shape, colours and numbers (May 25th - June 2nd)
Block 3 - minibeasts on the move (June 5th - June 16th)
Block 4 - preparing for the ball (June 19th - June 28th)
Reflection Week - (June 29th - July 7th)
These time scales are only approximate and could change depending on the ideas from the children throughout each learning block. 

This week the children will finish Learning Block 1; Activity 4 - Minibeast habitats and Activity 5 - Making a minibeast information book and begin Learning Block 2; Activity 1 - Sorting minibeasts. All of the literacy and Math is linked with our unit however, there are also some stand alone learning activities to ensure full P1 curriculum coverage that cannot be linked to minibeasts. 

Our Big Question is Do all minibeasts look the same? What is similar / different? This will lead us into sorting and categorizing which links with all our learning activities this week.  

Our Visible Thinking Tool this week will be 'See - Think - Wonder'. This is a tool that the children are familiar with and the next steps for them during this final unit will be trying to use more descriptive language to discuss the 'See - Think - Wonder' picture.  

There will be many Personal Qualities used this week in our learning activities. Cooperation in P1 means working with lots of different people, listening to other peoples ideas and being friendly to others. 
Enquiry in P1 is asking questions and using books to find out information.  

Our learning activities this week include;
* Making a Minibeast info book (Collaboratively as a class) 
* Making a Minibeast hotel from recycled craft materials
* Collecting and displaying data on minibeasts; venn diagrams, block graphs and picture graphs
* Reading and writing Minibeast words and sentences
* Watching documentaries to help make an information book and learn about the different Minibeasts
* Making a Minibeast landscape to sort them into sky and land
* Minibeast puzzles 
* Adding to the classroom role-play area 
* Learning Minibeast songs and poems    

Important Dates:
May 26th - International Children's Day, come along and support if you have some time!  

May 31st - P1 trip to Butterfly Exhibition in Citi Mall (More information will be send out this week)

June 7th - P1 trip to Sakhalin Zoo - minibeast house (More information will be send out next week)

June 16th - P1 Class Assembly at 08:40 

June 20th - P1- P3 swimming gala 

Photos from the P1 Minibeast Hunt around Zima;