Monday, 3 July 2017

Making Maths come alive

                              Learning about shapes while experimenting with shapes 


                                      Learning about measuring while playing with water.

                                                                                                                     We have been learning about patterns. We have gone pattern crazy and can show our learning in a number of ways.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Learning through free choice

What do children do in class when they have a fair amount of free choice in the activities they engage in? Here are but a few things in a day.
Finger painting, turned into hand painting and given the chance probably would have turned into body painting.

Water play is such a hit in our class.

Independently selecting to write in books.

Independently developing writing.

Creating, naming and writing about a dinosaur.

Independently creating kites by using paper scraps, scissors, hole punch, glue etc, all of which they have free access to use.

Easter Liturgy

What a beautiful Liturgy about the Easter Story.
Here are the guards carrying Jesus` body to the tomb.

Junior Team singing their song- 123 Jesus is alive!

The beautiful ladies that went to visit Jesus` tomb.

Learning about shapes

There is no better way of learning about things than to be physically involved and working with them.
Here they are discovering the things that they can make out of shapes. Rich shape conversation can be heard throughout the classroom.

Writing in class

                                                It is great fun writing with gel pens!

Some children find it hard to copy from the board. Taking a photo of the board work and then copying from the iPad in front of you definitely makes the job so much easier.

 Independent writing. I just love learning through play. The children have access to all equipment and are naturally motivated to develop and improve on skills learnt.

These children just love writing! They get to write about whatever they choose, whenever they choose.