Sharing the Planet – Week 1

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me at your child’s conference. It was great to get the opportunity to share your child’s learning with you and to set new goals for future learning.

This week in class we began work on our new unit of inquiry. The central idea for this unit is: Our actions can make a difference to the environment we share. We began by discussing what this central idea means. ‘Action’ was a new word for many of the students and so we need to explore this word further. It would be great if you could talk with your child at home about what  Action is and looks like.

Next week, we will go on a ‘Trash Hunt’ around the school in order to assess how well the LIS community care for their own environment.

In Math we started work on the ‘Shape and Space’ strand of our Math programme. We focused on 3D solids, particularly cubes, cuboids (also called rectangular prisms), spheres, pyramids and cones. The students went on a shape hunt to find real life examples of these 3D solids in the school environment. For instance, they noticed that the air conditioner units are cuboids and that the balls in the gym are spheres.

During writing time we are now working on writing ‘Teaching Books.’ The students think about something they know a lot about and then write a book to teach others about it too. We have also been focusing on the letter s.

We met with our buddies this week and in connection with our current unit they helped us think about ways we can hurt or help planet Earth.

Athletics Day was a great success and a lot of fun despite the rain. Thank you to those of you who were able to come along and support the children. A big thank you also goes to the PE Department for planning such a well organized event.

Please enjoy these photos from the week.

Kind regards,

Ms. Georgina

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