Class Teacher - Mrs Ju-Koningswoud
Teaching Assistant - Ben
By coming back after the Christmas holidays we started a new topic. We are learning and playing around the topic 'My Toys'. In our role play area we have a toy shop at the moment with shopkeepers and customers. It helps us to get better at counting and adding small numbers. We practice our number formation in our handwriting lessons to be able to write a receipt for our customers. Besides all this great learning we are still working on our blending and segmenting, counting by 2's and 10's and writing short words. And......our bookcorner has got a special reading cave at the moment.......we really enjoy our reading in there!
While we are learning and playing about a topic, we love to go somewhere for a visit or bringing the real world into our classroom. Around the topic 'Toys' we had a visitor coming in. He showed us how to make a car from wire.
During our topic about the history of Sir Harry's we talked about the past. In our own families we have different generations, our journey of life. In our role play area we went from the house to our grandparents house for a sleepover. But everything starts by talking about which family member you want to be that day....
By talking about our families we also found out that taking pictures is important when you have that special family time. That was one of the reasons to create a photographer's studio in our role play area.
For our Science Week about 'Exploration and Discovering' we made a bug hotel. Every day we were counting how many bugs were visiting our hotel. It was interesting to compare our predictions to the results in our chart.
We also planted beans during Science Week. It's great to watch them growing. First at the window, then outside in the garden.
For DT Day this term the whole school was preparing food from the past. Our Songani Class was cooking nsima, vegetables and bean soup. We went to the market to buy charcoal, flour and vegetables. We had great help from Liya's Mum, Dylan's Mum and Dylan's grandparents. After cutting, washing, cooking and preparing everything it was finally time to enjoy the yummy food!
We visited a construction site because of our great learning is about how our school was built in the past. We saw the cement mixer, the construction workers measuring the ground and using the bricks to build the new building, etc.
In 1959 they were planting a tree in front of our school. Mr. Ben could tell us everything about it. We went to the new Secondary building to have a look and planted our own 'Songani tree' in the garden there.
Our first topic is 'The History of Sir Harry's'. This is a whole school topic. In our Songani Class we will be focusing on 'Time travel....me and my school'. In our role play area we have a buidling site at the moment. That's the place where our construction workers are making plans and realizing the most impressive buildings.