Grade 1A Newsletter 19-23 Jan 15
SJI International Elementary, Singapore
International Primary Curriculum- Exit Point Party to 'Let's Celebrate' and Entry Point to "Our World Our Environment"
Last week saw the culmination of all our hard work to plan our party, as we all went down to the Pavilion to welcome in 2015 with style and FUN!! This was part of our Technology target ‘to be able to comment on plans and products and suggest areas of improvement’ as well as our Exit Point.
We began with thanking all the children for their wonderful party creations including delicious cupcakes, a special drink, fairy bread and fruit kebabs from AMc and the beautiful face masks , bunting and posters from CNe Finally, the entertainment came in the form of exciting games and music from CDo!
After all the excitement had died down, we got down to the evaluations and the children were able to say if their ideas and plans were good or whether next time they might change one or two things. They also offered sensible and helpful suggestions to improve their friend’s products too.
Yesterday, we began our new unit Our World with a treasure hunt Entry Point around the school. The whole grade was mixed up and formed into 6 teams. Their job was to look at photos of places around the school and then run to them and find a letter. As more letters were found the children then raced back to the Pavilion to unjumble the letters found. They discovered that they made ‘Our World!
Some classes have begun to look around our campus and look for things that they feel are attractive and not attractive and give opinions why. The children have begun to photograph these and this learning will continue onto next week too.
In Language Arts this week we have been planning our own story. We have been dissecting the plots in the Julia Donaldson books and attempting to create a plan for our own story. We have used a story mountain to assist planning a clear beginning, middle and end so that next week we can independently write our fabulous pieces. Whilst writing, we will be setting the target of using punctuation effectively. You can help your child in this area during reading times by noticing the full stops and capital letters and having a discussion on why they were used. See if your child can remember Kung-Fu punctuation.
Math Parent Workshop Grade 1A parents only
Monday, Jan. 26th, 8-8:30am
EPSG Room SJIIES
Grade 1 children have been diligently learning to add and subtract numbers within 40 through the knowledge and use of number bonds. We would like to invite you to a “Addition & Subtraction” workshop, led by Mrs. Lina Chua (Maths HOD).
Number bonds serve as an important foundation for understanding how numbers work and it allow children see the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.
Learning outcomes of the workshop include:
· To carry out addition & subtraction with and without renaming for numbers within 100.
· To learn the method how your child is taught in class.
It is beneficial for children if we use a common language and method to teach them and reinforce concepts learnt. So, do join us in this informative learning session. Please register your place for the ‘Grade 1 Parent Math Workshop’ at https://www.sji-international.com.sg/page.cfm?p=1147&LockSSL=true
By 22nd January, 12 noon.
Looking forward to seeing many of you there.