Learning in P3 Term 3.1 Week 2

posted 23 Apr 2016, 18:38 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 23 Apr 2016, 18:39 ]
On Monday we will be having our Book day and we linked it to our IPC Unit: All Dressed Up
The children can dress up in their pyjama's and we will have a reading breakfast. 

In IPC we will start with the Entry Point. 
The children will dress up in their pyjamas and read a book about clothes.
They will also write about clothes and contribute to a whole school book about clothes. 
In our Milepost we will also make clothes for peg dolls and experiment, observe and question. 

We will then do a Knowledge Harvest in which the children can show and start making links with what they already know about a subject.
In the Big Picture we will present the children with Big Questions: Why do people wear clothes? Why do people wear different clothes for different purposes? Why do people wear different clothes in different countries and why did people wear different clothes throughout history? The questions will guide the children in developing a deeper understanding of the use and purposes of clothes as well as understanding how materials are put to use depending on their properties. We will look at the questions through different perspectives linked to Geography, History, Technology, Science and International Mindedness. 
The children will come up with their own questions before, during and after the Unit to help them to develop their Curiosity and Personal Quality Enquiry when they start looking for answers.

Through different games the children will learn new vocabulary to help them talk about, describe and discuss their understanding of the new Unit. Please use the opportunity to use the vocabulary list to discuss the concepts with your child and translate in mother tongue language. 

To develop the Personal Qualities of the children, they will be learning in teams. Teams change every Unit to allow the children to build relations and learn together with a variety of children. 
Team building Activities creates teams in which Together Everyone Achieves More.
It also promotes Real World Teamwork skills, it creates the 'Will' and 'Skill to cooperate, builds positive relationships and enhances the classroom climate by having fun. 
Cooperative Learning Structures provide the children with structures in which they can be successful. 

Maths

Knowledge
I know the meaning of my maths vocabulary: count on, total, altogether, addition, next, multiple of 10, difference between, subtract.

Skills
To be able to add by bridging a multiple of 10 (36+8+36+4+4)
To be able to find the difference between two numbers by counting on.

Understanding
I need to be able to splite a number in 2 so that I can bridge a multiple of 10.
I apply this skill in my mental maths to get faster. 

Literacy

Knowledge
I know the structure of a story
I know new vocabulary to describe a setting

Skills
To be able to write my own story using a similar structure
To be able to use new vocabulary to describe a setting

Understanding
I need to learn new vocabulary so that I can describe my setting with interesting words. 
This is important to engage my audience that reads my story.