Term 2 Week 6: Feb. 21st – 25th

Dear EY1 community,

Welcome back EY1 friends! We hope you all have a nice relaxing break. It’s been wonderful to hear about the children’s adventures these holidays and it sounds like everyone had a great time with their families. The children have adjusted remarkably well back into their school life and routines. A BIG thank you to this week’s special helpers Soma, Summer, George, Smile, Netan, Sea, Lalin, Grace, Ella and Elle for helping with many important jobs and also being great role models for friends this week. 



Also, a BIG thank you to parents for supporting your child with crazy hair day today. We were blown away with the thought and creativity from the EY1 students and their families. We had so many friends participate and many members within the PYP community complimented us on what a great effort everyone had made. WELL DONE to our 4 finalists below!

Thank you to everyone else who participated. You all looked amazing!



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This Week’s Learning & Fun
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It was also a very exciting week as we celebrated not one but TWO birthdays in EY1. A big Happy Birthday to Proud and Charkin who both turned 4 this week. We hope you had a lovely time celebrating with your friends and families this week!

We had a lot of fun learning about rhyming words this week, where the end of certain words can sound the same. Many friends were able to pick this up quickly. Some students also extended their thinking by making connections to words and people in their environment. We learned a new song to support our learning of rhyming words called ‘Down by the Bay’ which the children really enjoyed. If you would like to revisit this at home please click the link below:

Down by the Bay Song (LINK)

In Math this week, we introduced the Numicon. Many students were curious about numicon from the teachers’ costumes during Math Week. Numicon is a great physical and abstract resource that helps support early numeracy skills. Each shape represents a number from 1-10. The pieces are perfect for tactile, multi-sensory, hands on learning experiences. This week we made a number line with them.The children took turns at finding each piece and our line went all the way up to the number 21. They did a great job matching the numbers to the pieces and used their knowledge of colours and one to one correspondence to match each piece on the line.



The children also showed great interest in our new puzzle and colour sorting centers this week. They used the tongs to pick up the pom poms and sort them into the coloured cups, building their fine motor, hand-eye coordination as well as colour recognition.

For our new UOI, Taking Care of Nature we tuned in by first asking the question ‘What is nature’? Many children joined in the class discussion making connections such as clouds, animals, family, monsters, cookies and shoes.

We then watched a video looking at different types of nature to help extend our thinking even further. The children made SO MANY WONDERFUL connections such as mountains, trees, plants, volcano, river, snow, desert, flowers, forest, iceberg, sea, beach and sharks and more!

To end the week and for our FUN FRIDAY activity, the children went on a nature walk around the school. They worked in pairs to identify and then take photos of anything they considered to be nature within their environment.



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Upcoming Dates & Reminders
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  • March 2 | 8:00am – Primary School Q & A [Meeting Link]
  • March 3 | CIS Parent Survey Due
    Click here for link: CIS Parent Survey
  • Week of March 7-11 – Parent Teacher Conferences for EY1 – G4
  • March 10 – Book returns for library
  • March 28-April 1 | Book Week
    Primary School will be celebrating “Tales from around the world”
  • April 1 | Book Character Dress-up Day
    Primary school students will be encouraged to come to school with dress up as characters from the tales



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