30 May 2016
We certainly had a rather quiet week last week with the children taking turns being away from school. It may be the change of weather from being so hot to having rain.
We ended our topic on Water Transportation by talking about submarines. We learned that submarines were very special as they could go under the water unlike boats and ships which could only float on water. We looked at pictures of submarines and were excited to know that submarines could take people down under the sea to look at the fish and other sea creatures. We listened to a song about a submarine and looked at pictures of rooms inside a submarine. In the art centre, we made submarines from tissue paper rolls, coloured paper and straw. In the discovery centre we talked about sink and float. We floated the sail boats that we had made and tried hard to be gentle once we saw what could happen when our friend threw the sail boat into the tub water. We then tried putting different items into the tub to find out which one would float and which one would sink. In the math centre, we looked at shapes and used shapes of different sizes to make our vehicle tangram puzzles. We had to choose either to make a rocket, helicopter or boat. Some of us only wanted to do one while others wanted to do all three. Of course some found it to be more challenging than others especially the younger ones. However, they did get to explore different shapes. Our trip to Safari World went really well. We certainly missed our friends who couldn’t join us. We had lots of questions to ask along the way to and back from the zoo. We saw many kinds of vehicles and tried to name them all. Some of us even saw train tracks and boats. We even played an ‘I Spy’ game by looking for vehicles of different colours. We were all excited to see the animals especially the tigers and bears. We were lucky enough to also see the peacock spread out its feather. Unfortunately we did not see any lions and crocodiles as we had hoped for.
This week we will be starting our new theme on shops and the post office. If you have any empty boxes such as cereal boxes or other product boxes to help us set up a shop in our classroom.