Friday, 8 December 2017

Shoe Box Bedrooms

The children have enjoyed working on their shoe box bedrooms this week. They have used their maths skills to design patterns and to measure and create doors and windows, used their artistic skills to paint and design their rooms and furnishings and of course their literacy skills for all the talking they’ve been doing in showing their peers their brilliant work.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Visitors to K3

On Friday 24th November, the K3 classes had a visit from Celi and Huw. They are international teachers who travel the world, improving the quality of maths learning of young children in resource constrained schools and communities through teacher training and the use of manipulatives.Before their departure to Tansania next week, Celi and Huw wanted to try out a few maths manipulatives with the K3 children to observe their responses.

Huw came back into K3G as a supply teacher on Friday 1st December to cover for Simon.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Miró paintings

It took us several stages to paint our Miró-inspired paintings.
...but now they are finished! The students in K3 have taken so many different approaches to this!
You can see an album of the photos here.

Guessing and counting

Guessing is a really important part of maths, making a good careful guess. 
Last week we guessed how many pebbles we could grab. This week it was cubes. We guessed first.
Lots of us counted by arranging the cubes into lines of ten:
Everyone had a go:

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Crazy Eye and the Jellyfish

We're writing stories based on Joan Miró's Constellation pictures. Parents are typing them out and sending them to the teachers. Here's the first one Simon received, a great story by Kai:

Once upon a time there was a crazy eye who met a jellyfish.

They had a little walk and then they went into a shop. They bought some milk and pizza. They also bought fire to heat them up.

Then they went out of the shop and they looked at the sky. They saw a rainbow and then the sun came. They had a little rest and they felt very warm. Next they met a crazy monster which looks like a whale and the whale came to them. It had one eye. “It looks like me!” said the monster eye. They walked and went on the aeroplane but the people were scared of them because they thought they were monsters. But it wasn’t a monster, it was just a crazy one not a real one.

It came night time they got off the aeroplane and saw two moons. They looked out of the window of their house and they were surprised about the two moons.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

DST Friendship/Coorperation Morning

On Tuesday 14th November, K3 children enjoyed a morning of fun activities with the DST Kindergarten pupils.