PREP 2 CURRICULUM LETTER
SJI International Elementary, Singapore
Week 5 Summer Term 2nd - 6th May 2016
Dates For Your Diary
May 12th- Mufti Day (Free Dress)
May 13th - Founder's Day: Prep students finish at 11.20am
May 18th - Prep Prom Prep 2 @ 1pm
May 20th - Family Picnic and Movie Night
May 26th- Prep 2 Sports Day
June 1st - Celebration of Learning
June 8th - Prep 2 Swim Gala
June 14th - Optional PTC
June 17th - Last day of Summer Term; holidays begin
Over the next six weeks we will be exploring, observing and studying different types of buildings and structures as part of our IPC unit. We will be working together to make a city out of paper and will learn how buildings were made and used in the past and compare them to what buildings look like now and what materials are used.
Key Learning Goals
During this unit, we will be focusing on the following goals -
History 1.7: Be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources of information.
History 1.4: Be able to use key words and phrases related to the passing of time.
International 1.5: Be able to work with each other where appropriate.
Other Curriculum Areas
In Mathematics we will be learning about addition and subtraction within ten. We will be focusing on the symbols of addition and subtraction as well as story problems. We will then begin learning about measurement.
In Language Arts our new unit in writer's workshop is 'How To' books. We will continue with book 3 of our handwriting book and consolidate our phonics knowledge before concentrating more on grammar next term.
In Art we will be linking to the classroom unit titled Buildings. We will be using collage to create fabulous castles and we will build our own unique structures. Children will become knowledgeable about the amazing Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) and his love of nature and colour as inspiration for his work. To help with these projects, we will develop skills in collage using pattern, contrast and emphasis and being able to build using 2D materials to make 3D works of art.
In PE we will be focusing on dance and movement activities
In Dance children will begin to:
Move into a space and travel from one space to another safely.
Use a variety of ways of travelling on feet.
Stretch and curl to make tall, rounded and spiky body shapes.
Use quick and slow movements.
Copy and repeat actions with increasing control.
Cue movements more consistently and recognise an 8 beat rhythm.
In Chinese, we are working on Unit 4: I Like to Eat
• Learn to say the names of some common food
• Learn colours
• Learn numbers 1 to 10
In Music, we will continue with the unit titled “Jack & the Beanstalk”. Pupils will learn the story of Jack & the Beanstalk through song. Each song will include elements of instrumental accompaniment. Pupils will begin to expand and reinforce their knowledge of beat and rhythm.
Our Entry Point
The link is below, however, please don't watch this with your child until after Wednesday 11th May to allow the three prep 2 classes to complete their entry point.
You are practising confidence when you...
- love to try new things
- give your best in what you do
- appreciate gifts
- welcome new possibilities
Next week's virtue - Honesty
Prep 2 Team 2016
Mrs Koh (Head of Grade) and Ms Florence
Ms Renuka and Ms Alice
Ms Rode and Ms Grace
Jacqueline McNalty (Head of Early Years)