What a busy two weeks it has been.
In Maths, we have deepened our exploration into the measurement of mass and capacity. Using different and new strategies to measure which is heavier; by hefting and looking at the formal units of gram, kilograms and tonnes. As well as measuring capacity by; finding out which container can hold more and measuring water using litres and millilitres.
This week we revisited time and broadened our focus to reading different digital and analogue times. We have worked on o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to and minute times, as well as identifying times throughout the day and ordering them.
In reading, the grade 1/2’s have been looking into the structures and features different texts have and how we can identify what type of text we are reading. We focused on non fiction texts, narrative texts, persuasive and procedural texts.
This week we have been learning how to identify, nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions and past, present and future tense. Students have created their own grammar book, by reading through their ‘just right’ books and identifying these words and writing them in their grammar books. These book will be great to refer to in our writer’s workshops to add colorful, fresh, exciting and snappy words.
In Writing, we have been moving through the writing cycle to publish a persuasive piece. Past weeks we explored many different types of persuasive texts and began drafting our pieces. This week I have seen some amazing and very convincing published persuasive pieces on topics ranging from getting a class pet, having lollipops every day to wearing casual clothes to school.
We have just concluded another brilliant inquiry topic on ‘Weather impacts upon our lives’. Student created some very informative weather reports on their chosen extreme weather.
This week we started unpacking our new inquiry topic on ‘Beliefs influence our celebrations’. We are looking into the all different things people celebrate and how people celebrate them. In the future week students will be each choosing a different celebration and creating an invitation for it. Stay tuned to see what magnificent celebrations student come up with.
Until next time,
Miss Ritchie and the 1/2 Team