In Maths, we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes, in particular looking at their features. Their features are faces, edges and corners/vertices. We discovered that shapes are all around us and that we can create shapes using multiple different shapes. We also investigated and discovered which 3D shapes could roll, slide and be stacked. What shapes can you find in your backyard?
In Reading, we have been working hard on making text-to-world connections. This was a fun way to learn interesting things about the world around us whilst strengthening our comprehension skills and ability to understand what we are reading. We have also been exploring the interesting adjectives in our books, which help us by giving us extra details about the nouns in our books. Adjectives also make our books more enjoyable and interesting to read.
In Writing, we have also been trying to use interesting adjectives and juicy words in our writing to help engage our reader. We have all been given the opportunity to show all we have learnt un writing by following the Writing Cycle to create a writing piece in a text type of our own choice. There have been poems, procedural texts, picture storybooks, letters and more.
To end our Inquiry unit on ‘How Beliefs Influence Our Celebrations’ we have chosen a celebration we have explored and we have begun to plan an invitation for it. The celebrations we have explored this term have been Thanksgiving, Diwali, St. Patrick’s Day, Hanukkah and Chinese New Year. After we have planned our invitation we will publish it and set it out like a real invitation including all the important information.
We hope you have enjoyed the year as much as we have. Have fun in the last week and couple of days. Have a safe and happy holidays. We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces again next year.
From Mrs Marinelli and the 1/2 Team.
P.S. We are wild about learning.