Thursday, 3 May 2012

Term 2 Week 1 and 2

Welcome to term 2!  We hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  This term we are going to learn about our wonderful Earth.  We have already been very busy.

In week 1 we shared our holiday news with a friend.  Then we moved around the circle and shared our news with someone different.

This term we have added a new literacy activity.  We are doing word work.  In word work we play with letters, sounds and words.  There are lots of fun activities we can do in word work.

We made our own 100 chart.  We coloured all the numbers and then had to put them on the chart.

We learnt that everything on our Earth can be put into two groups, natural and man made.  We went for a walk around the school to find some natural and man made things.  We discovered that there is more man made things around our school than there is natural.  Maybe that is because man made our school!

Zero the Hero came for our 50th day of school.  He told us we could count how many fingers and toes were in our class by counting by tens.  There were 280 fingers and 280 toes in our classroom.  Counting by tens was a much quicker way to find the answer.  Counting by ones would have taken us ages.

We made a stripey decoration for the disco.  The theme for our disco was spots and stripes.

This term we are going to be learning sight words.  Sight words are words that we have to learn by just looking at them.  Some of them have very tricky spellings so you can't sound them out.  Miss R has made a rainbow of sight words.  We are starting on purple and reading our way up the rainbow.  Everytime we get a colour right we get a new sticker on our rainbow.

In maths this week we were learning about patterns. Check out all the patterns we made in the classroom.

In Religion we have been talking about how God created the world.  We took a few minutes to go outside and enjoy some of God's wonderful creations.


  1. Anonymous06 May, 2012

    Wow!! What a colourful classroom you have! I love the sight word rainbow! So many words for you all to learn! Looks like a lot of fun. I love coming to the classroom in the morning and listening to you all read. It really is the best part of my day!! Keep up the great work Year Ones!! Jessica's Mum

  2. Anonymous07 May, 2012

    Awesome effort Miss R and team! Looks like loads of work, but it really does give us an insight into life in the classroom, so thanks very much for making such a big effort with it! Angie (Evie's mum)