Catch up with 1HN

Catch up with 1HN

Hello Families,

We are overdue for an update, but there were some changes to the Blog website and I had a little trouble logging in.  Please accept my apology for the delay.

In the last week in 1HN we have been focusing on some new skills.

During our maths sessions we have been demonstrating our knowledge with data and graph skills.  We created a few different sets of data and tried use a tally chart to record these.  We went out to the car park on a sunny day to make a set of data and it is always fun to take the learning outside.  As the students described, making a tally chart ‘makes the counting easy as you can count by 5’.  Then we had to construct some picture graphs and bar graphs from our data.

We have also looked at what is symmetry and symmetrical lines.  Please ask your child to help you to find 5 objects in your home that are symmetrical and could have a line of symmetry that can run through it.

We also got busy creating a book about Homophones.  These are words that are spelt differently and have different meanings but sound the same. For example; two, to, too.  Our new class book looks fantastic and a great help to try to remember these tricky words.

During our writing sessions we have looked at the structure of Persuasive writing. We are using a structure of ‘A TITLE’, ‘OPENING STATEMENT’, ‘3 REASONS’ and a ‘FINAL POSITION’. Look out for your child to start trying to convince you of a lot of things using their opinion with some facts to back them up!!

We have begun our Inquiry into how technology has changed communication tools over time.  To do this we had to have a few discussions about communication and what it means.  Students did some sorting of communication methods and we tested the speed of a wechat message, an email and a hand-written note delivery.  We also had some student photographers for this work so check out some of the photos below.  Thank you also to families and parents who were able to chat to their child about when the message we sent was delivered and also about the history of postcards.  Students came back in very excited to talk about ‘what my mum or dad said’.

Another highlight was to help Ms. Connie in the garden.  The students had a chance to revitalise our class garden and also went out into the garden to explore the new greenhouse and ‘plant hospital’ out there.  Lots of big smiles doing this task!

Please now have a look at the few photos of this recent learning.

 

 

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