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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Letter 18 (2017-18)

   29 January 2018
Dear Parents,
          Last week we mainly discussed dairy farms.  We learned that cows are raised on dairy farms to give milk.  We looked at pictures of cows and saw that cows can look different as cows can come in different colours. We then read books about dairy farms, and saw that cows can either be milked by farmers with their hands or by machines.  To experience the feeling of milking a cow, and understand that we get milk from the cow, we milked a cow in the classroom!  Although it wasn’t a real cow, we all had fun milking it.  Milking the cow was quite a difficult task.  We had to pull and squeeze the cow’s udder to make the milk squirt into the bucket.  Pictures of us milking the cow and our buckets of milk are now on display on the board in the classroom and on our class blog.  We learned that the milk we get from the cow is white, and that we should drink white milk to keep us strong.  At snack time some of us even brought the toy cows to the table to watch us drink milk!  We then read a story called “It Looked like Spilt Milk” and made our spilt milk art, which are also on display on the board inside the classroom.  We had to use our imagination to think what our spilt milk looked like. We had answers from a butterfly, a bird, a dinosaur and even a monster!  If you would like to know what we thought our spilt milk looked like, please drop in to see the pictures.  During the week, we also learned that milk is used to make other dairy products such as cheese, butter, yoghurt, etc. Everybody got to try yoghurt. Although some of us were reluctant to try, but after seeing our friends try, they also tried and even asked for more!  In Cooking we made banana milk shake.  It required two dairy products: milk and yoghurt.  We worked hard to cut the banana into small pieces.  Some of us got startled when the blender was turned on and shrieked out loud.  We then drank our banana milk shake for snack. 
          This week we will be talking about poultry farm.  We will be focusing on farm animals that lay eggs such as chickens and ducks.  We will also be looking at eggs and how to cook eggs in different ways.  It should be quite an interesting week for all of us. 

                                                                                      Best Regards,       

                                                                                      Ms. Marizon































Sunday, 21 January 2018

Letter 17 (2017-18)

22 January 2018
Dear Parents,
          Our discussion last week was about work a farmer does on the farm, we talked about horses and donkeys as they are animals that can help the farmer in many ways.  The farmer can use a horse or a donkey to carry loads of stuff on their backs to transport things from one place to another on the farm.  We then pretended to carry things on our backs like a horse.  It was hard.  The things kept slipping off our backs.  We looked at horses and found that horses could be quite big.  We looked at pictures of a mother horse and learned that a baby horse is called a foal.  We also looked at pictures of ponies and learned that a pony is not a baby horse.  We understood that like other animals, horses and donkeys need food, water and shelter.  Both of them like to eat grass, hay, fruits and vegetables.  In the discovery centre, we set up a farm display with two barns and farm animals.  We had lots of fun with the farm display and some of us could spend nearly the whole morning on this farm.  We enjoyed moving the farm animals in and out of the barns and learned the names of each animal.  As we had discussed about food, some of us even got carrots and apples from the house centre to feed the farm animals! 
In the art centre we made a horse on a stick to ride.  We learned that when we ride horses we need to let the horse put on horseshoes and a saddle.  As we looked at different parts of a horse, in the math centre we counted the body parts of a horse. We discussed what would happen if a horse only had one, two or three legs and discovered that it would certainly make it hard for the horse to move around.                         This week, we will be talking about dairy farms.  We will be looking at cows and buffalos and dairy products. 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                      Best Regards,

                                                                                       
                                                                                      Ms. Marizon


SPORTS DAY
          Please take note that Sports Day will be on Thursday 8th February.  It will start at around 8.15 a.m.  Please come and cheer for your child on that day.  Also, please come to school in your sports clothes and trainers to take part in some sports games with your child.