This term as part of our inquiry unit, we have been learning about how things change.
We all had such a great time taking part in the Science Incursion. We learned about how chemicals are all around us and found out how they can change. We used many chemicals that we could find in our own homes – such as vinegar, water, salt and even stinky cabbage juice!
Being scientists and doing our own experiments has been a big highlight of our term!
In maths, we have been talking about positional words. We have increased our vocabulary to include words like over, under, behind, in front of and lots more!
For a fun twist, we built Lego houses and drew maps of our house. We wanted to hide some treasure in there for our friends to find!
This term, we have been learning about how things change. This has included the fun process of growing kidney beans! We have been surprised and excited at how well some have been growing!
We used lots of different materials to make our a-a-alligators. Check it out!
We all had fun decorating biscuits to look like Milo. We started with mixing the icing and spreading it, putting on chocolate buttons for eyes, placing a licorice mouth on & adding sprinkles to top it all off!
Our Inquiry topic for this term is Identity. We’ll be looking at who we are as individuals, how our families shape us and learning new skills.
This week we drew a picture of what we want to be when we grow up. We then had some Grade 5/6 students help write how we can achieve our goal of what we want to be when we grow up.
Here are some aspirations from our class:
Home readers will be going home with our prep children soon. Reading should be an enjoyable activity where children are interested in their books, are pointing out what they know and learning new vocabulary.
We read the book, ‘Feathers for Phoebe’.
After reading the book together as a class, students were given a template of a bird and were able to design their own bird.
Here’s some of the results!
In the early stages of a child’s learning, being a part of play-based learning is really important for their development.
While playing, children are improving their oral language – how to talk and communicate with others, as well as including new vocabulary they have learned into their conversations.
Children improve their social skills as well – how to share, take turns and how to solve a problem if it comes up.
Plus – it’s really fun too!
We’re a week into our first year of school in Foundation A. All of the students have learnt so much already.
Keep checking out this blog to see updates of what your children are doing at school!