PREP 2 NEWSLETTER

SJI International Elementary, Singapore

Week 7 Summer Term 16th - 20th May 2016

Dates For Your Diary

May 26th- Prep 2 Sports Day 8.00 - 10.45

June 1st - Celebration of Learning 8.00 - 8.30

June 1st - Maths Workshop 8.30 - 9.00

June 8th - Prep 2 Swimming Carnival

June 14th - Optional PTC
June 17th - Last day of Summer Term; holidays begin

Prep 2 Sports Day, 26 May 2016

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Prep 2 Swimming Carnival, 8 June 2016

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PREP PROMS

It was a pleasure to see the confidence the children displayed at the Prep Proms on Wednesday.


Special thank you to Mrs Main and the Teaching Partners for all the effort they have put into this wonderful performance.

IPC

The children have been showing their enthusiasm and creativity in planning and constructing buildings in class with a variety of materials. We have discussed various materials that could be used for buildings to stay strong. We looked at old buildings and brainstormed about what kind of buildings they are, when they were built, who built them, where you find them and what kind of material they are made of. We have been thinking about how we can use various resources to find out about the information. Next week, we will look at the similarities and differences of buildings in the past and present.

LANGUAGE ARTS

This week we began our new unit 'How to...' books. The children discussed then wrote simple procedures like 'How To Wash Your Hands' and 'How To Make A Delicious Sandwich'. The focus was to begin a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a full stop. Next week they will begin to write books on a topic that they are confident of and know very well.


In handwriting, the children learnt the correct letter formation for the letter 'x'. Next week the children will learn the letter 'z'.

MATHEMATICS

We concluded our addition unit this week by covering a range of games and activities. We have continued to consolidate the concept and the children have had time to work on recalling the number bond facts.


You can help your child continue to consolidate his/her addition concept by adding numbers on number plates on your drive to school.


Next week we will be starting subtraction within 10.

Flexibility

You are practising flexibility when you...



  • learn from your mistakes
  • are willing to change bad habits
  • try new ways to do things
  • don't insist on always getting your own way
  • can adjust when something unexpected happens
  • go with the flow, trust the unexpected


Next week's virtue - Cooperation