08 Mar Newsletter (Chaengwattana) 8 Mar 2019
We had a wonderful week in Nursery 2.
We would like to thank all the parents who came to read stories to the children. We all loved it!
As it is book week, we celebrated it by reading as many stories as possible and talking about what we liked from the stories.
Our topic for the week was ‘Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf’ by Lois Ehlert.
The students really enjoyed the story and looking at the images in the book.
We learnt about different parts of a tree and leaves, and how different seasons affect the way trees look.
We read books such as ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ to practice environmental sounds such as “splash, splosh” or “swishy, swashy” during phonics class.
We also played sound lotto supporting ourselves with the same book.
In Art, the children made sun catchers out of leaves they’ve painted.
They also stamped red and yellow leaves using aluminum foil on a tree they printed using their hands.
In Math, we are continuing to practice counting using leaves and other natural materials.
We hope you all enjoyed the item the children performed this morning.
The dance moves were created together with the children.
They’ve been practicing very hard all week.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Mr. Sangtea, Miss Jas and Miss Jezeil
This week we celebrated World Book Day.
Inspired by the garden K1’s topic was “A Grand Old Tree” by Mary Newell Depalma.
We started by learning about parts of the tree and what each part does.
It was hard to remember a word ‘roots’ as we couldn’t see much of them above the ground.
However, K1 did remember their purpose when we were transferring our corn plants.
Children could point them out and said that they will help corn to grow big.
The following day we were looking how trees are changing accordingly to seasons of the year.
We supported ourselves with another, well known by us book “In the town all year round”.
We also looked at the fresh leaves and the ones that were removed from a tree a few days before.
K1 could notice significant features, such as colour, shape and texture.
They learned they were lacking water and oxygen, and like us without those basic substances, they die.
We also looked at trees as animal homes and habitats.
Unfortunately, apart from number of ants we couldn’t spot any birds or squirrels living inside school trees.
In the art corner we mixed different media to make autumn, spring and apple trees which you can look at in foyer.
During Phonics we learned a new sound /k/ and we revised a few other sounds we learned about in the previous week.
In Maths we practiced saying a number which is one more/one less from a given number.
We also spent a lot of time practicing saying a poem “Trees” which you could all hear during Friday assembly celebrating Book Day.
We hope you enjoyed 😊
We wish you a happy weekend,
Miss Ania and Miss Ryng
In K2 we have had an exciting week in K2…our seeds finally started to grow!
We were able to observe the changes day by day.
Also, of course, it has been Book Week.
A big ‘thank you’ to those parents who found time to come and read us a story!
Our focus text for Book Week was ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle and I hope you enjoyed K2’s narration and drama performance to day.
With so many absences over the last few days that affected our rehearsals, I think the children did really well!
In Literacy we focused on Writing this week and the children completed their books inspired by the story ‘Goodnight Gorilla’.
The books will be sent home next week for you to enjoy with your child.
Our phonic sound was /w/ and the focus words was want what way.
We also enjoyed the traditional tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and responded to it in Art by making a pair of Giant’s feet as well as a growing beanstalk!
Have a super weekend,
Mr.Phil, Miss April and Miss Ritchel