Friday, 24 November 2017

Weekly Learning Review

Week Ending:  23rd of November

Class:              Year 2                               Week Ending: 23/11/2017
Literacy
·         Children have practised rhyming words by coming up with pairs of words with the same phonic ending themselves
·         Children have been introduced to family poems and have written a poem about a member of their own family, using the adjectives they already know, the rhymes they have created and by learning about the structure of a poem
·         They have practised their handwriting by copying out family poems by well-known authors neatly into their books
·         They have practised reading fables, identifying the structure of the stories, drawing out their moral lessons and linking them to their own personal learning goals
·         They have practised and improved their reading/written comprehension by answering questions on the fables they have read. The hardest-working students also managed to write their own short fables, including animal characters and a lesson about morals
Mathematics
·         Children have gone over units of length measurement and practised measuring length in centimetres with a ruler
·         They have been reintroduced to  polygons and played polygon-drawing games on their whiteboard, reinforcing the learning of how many sides each polygon has
·         We practised spotting the difference between and square and a rectangle together as a class
·         They practised using a ruler to draw shapes of particular sizes in their copybooks
·         Children completed the Maths workbook pages on polygons
Science
·         Children carried out an experiment using different kinds of rock. In groups, they have discussed the various properties of each rock and compared them. Before starting, they had to choose for themselves what they wanted to find out about their rock, how they would do this, and how they would compare with other rocks
·         Using the data from the experiment, the children have completed a table; comparing the properties of each rock
Humanities
·         Children have learnt about the different environments where different kinds of rock come from, such as sandstone, clay and gravel
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
·         Children have practised spotting the over arching lessons through listening to different fables; writing their own lessons related to their personal learning goals of Resilience, Respect, Open-Mindedness and Co-operation
Contact

Friday, 17 November 2017

Weekly Learning Review

Weekly Learning Review 

Week Ending: 16.11.17

Class:              Year 2                               Week Ending: 16/11/2017
Literacy
·         Children have practiced the format of a non-chronological report by writing about a place they have been to. In doing so, they also revised sentence structure, capital letters and full-stops
·         Children went over traditional poems, copying some down in their Handwriting Books. The children are showing big improvements in the presentation and legibility of their writing
·         They have been introduced to traditional stories via the Aesop’s fable ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ and enhanced their reading/writing comprehension skills by answering questions about the story. The lesson of the story demonstrated two of the personal learning goals introduced to the children so far: the resilience of the tortoise and the need for the hare to respect his opponent in the race
·         Reading aloud both poem examples and parts of the story provided some additional reading practice for the children
Mathematics
·         Children have revised the months and seasons topic once again
·         They have been introduced to units of measure for length (metres, centimetres and millimetres), and learnt how to identity which unit to use to measure a particular object. They have also practiced using their rulers to measure objects
·         They have completed pages in their workbooks on the ‘Length topic
Science
·         Children have revised how different seasons can have different kinds of weather
·         They have been introduced to the different properties of certain materials, using the adjectives they know to come up with various properties for materials they find around school in groups
Humanities
·         Children practiced their geography, finding out about Greece, where the writer of fables, Aesop lived thousands of years ago
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
·         Children have learned about this week’s Personal Learning Goal of ‘Open-Mindedness through listening to fables
Contact

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Videos for Christmas show



"This Little Light Of Mine"




Deck The Halls in the style of Traditional karaoke video with lyrics



We Wish You A Merry Christmas in the Style of "Traditional" with lyrics (no lead vocal)



Friday, 10 November 2017

Weekly Learning Review 9.11.17

Weekly Learning Review

Class:   Year 2             Week Ending: 09/11/2017
Literacy
·       Children have continued studying adjectives from the previous week; making a table of positive and negative personality traits. Included in the positive column were the adjectives of personal learning goals ‘Co-operation, ‘Resilience and ‘Honesty
·       Children used their adjectives to write creatively describing their favourite character from ‘A Christmas Carol’ and wrote why they liked a particular character
·       They discussed what a non-chronological report is; had a look at some examples and written  about their favourite animal from Africa Park, describing its appearance and habitat with a diagram
·       They have read out loud  the poem ‘Little Things’ as a class and been encouraged to think about how they would write their own poem using a traditional method
Mathematics
·       Children have revised months of the year and seasons, taking an aural quiz on months and seasons in class
·       They have completed their workbook pages on months and seasons
Science
·       Using months and seasons they have learnt in Maths, children have learnt how to describe different kinds of weather at different times of year
·       They have learnt how to spot the kind of weather in different images and predict coming weather from certain signs
Humanities
·       Children have learnt about the conditions of London in Victorian England after studying ‘A Christmas Carol’
·       They have discussed how London might have looked during and after the Great Fire
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
·       Children have discussed the personal learning goal of ‘Honesty in detail to prepare for their assembly on the topic. They acted out scenarios which show the negative consequences of lying and discussed how people are affected adversely by dishonesty
Contact
Miss Ella ewilce@ise.edu.eg         Mr Guy  ghowie@ise.edu.eg