Room Parent

The school has decided that every classroom should have a ‘Room Parent’. The role of Room Parent is to provide a link between parents and school and to help with facilitating communication about class parties, dress up days etc.

If you are interested in being KG2AO’s Room Parent, please send me an email.

Thank you for your support!

Best wishes,

Aoife

Sports Day!

Hi all,

 

Sports day is coming up! KG2 Sports Day will take place on February 2oth.

It will begin at 9am and end at around 10.30am.

Our class will wear BLUE t-shirts.

Parents can take their children home once the games are finished.

More details will follow.

Thanks

Aoife

 

Next week we will be doing PM benchmark reading assessment. The children have been working hard on the sight words in class. We have been reading leveled books individually and in small groups. The children are now really good at recognizing the Super Reader Powers they use while reading! This is a great form of self assessment. The powers they now have are POINTER, PARTNER, PICTURE, SOUND, SNAP, REREAD and PERSISTENCE.

Community helpers

Today I sent home a Community Helper poster. We have been learning all about community helpers in school. Your child should choose a community helper that they would like to research at home. They can use photographs, draw pictures or write or a combination of all three. The idea is that they should be able to present their poster to the class and talk about their chosen community helper. For example a doctor helps people who are sick, they work in a hospital or a doctor’s surgery. Dr Amna works in our school, she helps children who feel sick to get better. They use a thermometer, a stethoscope, plasters and lots of other tools. Doctors have to study and learn for a very long time before they can treat patients. It can be very simple one word answers, the most important thing is that your child is able to speak about their community helper confidently for a minute or two, It should be a fun project looking at books and pictures and talking about what they know and what they would like to know. If you have any questions feel free to email or ask me at school. ­čÖé Tomorrow I will talk to the class about some ideas they might have and I will show them some examples. It is not due until January 31st so they have lots of time to decide.

Thanks

Aoife

We Are Builders!

Today we went to the maker space! Children had to design and build any type of building. They had to be able to explain what their building was, what it was used for and who would use it. We have talked lots about stacking shapes in Maths so children applied this knowledge to their designs.

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Junk 3D Models

Thank you to everyone who has sent in items for our 3D models already. If you have not done so, can you please send empty┬ácereal/shoe/pizza box/yogurt tubs/pringles tubes/egg cartons/toilet roll inserts etc. to school with your child. The more you send, the more we can build ­čÖé We will be building our 3D models on Tuesday. Thank you so much!

Aoife

Engineers!

We had a great inquiry lesson today! Children were given a range of different building materials, some where trickier than others. They had great fun exploring the materials and created lots of different vehicles, 3D shapes and buildings!

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Germ Experiment!

On Sunday, we had such fun spreading glitter germs! We talked about what germs are and how important it is to wash your hands properly. We even learned a song to help us remember. We used glitter for the ‘germs’ and hand lotion for our ‘sweat’. The children had such a good time spreading those Continue reading →

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