Week of November 8th

Hello families of 1B from our ‘balanced people’! We have come to the end of our first inquiry unit and are explaining our understandings through the different ways we take care of ourself. Our next Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet starts next week. If we have family members that work in environmental affairs, we would love to hear from you.

Maths

In maths this week we have been looked at the different ways to solve a problem. Our first introduction to word problems last week showed that students all had different approaches. To broaden our understanding we have begun to look at Numberless word problems and to consider what questions could come up and how potential questions could be solved.

The students did an excellent job of exploring their thinking, and showing different ways in which the problem could be approached.

Literacy

In Literacy, we have been working on Response writing and our descriptive language. Ms Angela took this a step further by working with the students in Art to write a response to a piece of art.

Reading this week has focussed on making connections with the texts we are reading. The students have been introduced to the concept of Schema – joining together information in a text to information they already know. They have enthusiastically shared their connections to stories we have been reading and their own lives. When you read at home, ask your child what connections they make with the text.

Outdoor Play Day Thursday November 7th

Yesterday the ECC and ES celebrated together for the Outdoor Play Day. 1B played with their buddies from 4B, and many of them enjoyed reminiscing happy memories from their days in K2!

Ms Noi and I wish you a very happy long weekend – there is no school on Monday. We look forward to seeing everyone rested and energised on Tuesday.

Best wishes,

Ms Jenny and Ms Noi

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