We are all so very excited at this time of year, as we all know that Santa is on his way very soon! The students in 1C have been working super hard to make some beautiful Christmas crafts, and will continue to do so this week. Have a look at our our incredible creations below!
Origami Christmas Trees
Christmas Tree Ornaments
I would also like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of the students from 1C. Thank you for all your hard work, your positive attitudes and smiling faces! We have had a wonderful year of learning together, and I am so proud of everything that you have achieved. Also to the parents who have offered their assistance throughout the year, we would be lost without your support.
I will miss all of you, so make sure that you come and visit me up in Year 4 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Comment below: What has been your favourite memory this year? What will you never forget?
This week, students and teachers across the school will participate in an international learning campaign, The Hour of Code.
“The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.”
Students will be coding and creating games such as Minecraft and Angry Birds, by following the link below:
These are our paper loop penguins. 1C made these as a fine motor activity while we were studying the Arctic environment.
The children are very proud of their work, and for the parents who helped in class that week, they know that this task was much harder than one might think!
As we are venturing closer to the end of our topic of investigation ‘Our Natural Environment’, we are now starting to think about the impact that humans have on the environment, and how we can help to conserve and protect it. There are many things that we can do, such as Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Click on the link below to explore the interactive website Ollie’s World and have a look at the ‘Ollie Saves the Planet’ and ‘Ollie Recycles’ pages. Here you will find lots of information and games about looking after our environment.
Comment below: What do you and your family do at home to help the environment?
In literacy, have been exploring and creating Similes.
We use Similes when we are comparing two things, using the words “like” or “as”. For example: “She was as busy as a bee” and “Last night I slept like a log” are both similes.
Click on the link below to watch a presentation that Mr Tyndall made about Similes! There is also a song at the end (which can only be viewed at home).
Your task: In the comments below, write a simile about yourself. For example:
I am as funny as ________.
I am strong like ________.
This term our topic of investigation is ‘Our Natural Environment’. We will be exploring many different types of environments around the world such as rainforests and the Arctic, as well as some that are more close to home such as our school environment.
The first natural environment we investigated was the desert. We learnt about the climate, animals, plants and other interesting things that can be found in the desert. Take a look at our cactus artwork below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Here are some interactive activities that we will be using this week:
Welcome back everyone! I hope that you had a safe and happy holidays. I wonder what you all got up to…
As you may already know, over the holiday break I went to Mexico! I had a wonderful time seeing all of the beautiful sights and eating delicious food. I discovered many new places and made lots of new friends, and even swam with dolphins and turtles. However, after a long 23 hour flight I am happy to be home and back at EEPS.
Below are a few snaps of my holiday (click the images to make them bigger).
The Pyramid of Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik-Kil (Sink Hole)
The Teotihuacan Pyramids
What did you do on the holidays? Comment below so that we can all share our stories!
In Topic Investigation, we have been exploring Fractured Fairytales.
A fractured fairy tale is a story that uses fairy tales you know and then changes the characters, the setting, points of view, or plots. Sometimes they just change the ending.
Click here to watch the fractured fairytale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
Once you’ve watched it, write some of the things that are different about this fractured fairytale compared to the original version, in the comments below.