Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Put on your listening ears.

Even though the desert is appears a very inhospitable place there are many creatures that live there. On Friday we discussed the following animals and learnt how they are adapted for life in the desert.

Then the real test came! I divided the class into pairs and gave them each an animal. Each group had to listen as I called out facts, If the fact applied to their animal they were to put their hands up. It was very interesting to see who had absorbed the information and who needed help. Once each pair had their facts, they made a poster. They begged me to allow them to do an oral once they were finished. I was so pleased to see how hard each group tried to tell us their facts in their own words and without looking at the poster. 


A caravan of lanky, cranky camels.

Seeing that we had been reading about a very rude, spitting camel, we decided to see if camels were really like that in real life. 

Not only did we learn that camels can indeed spit, although not like the way do, we also learnt many other interesting facts about them. My class wrote up their information. They are slowly learning how important it is to plan your sentence before putting pen to paper, which has made a big difference in their sentence writing.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Our new theme - Regions of the world

This term we will be learning about the different regions of the world:- deserts, rain forests, ocean and arctic regions. We will be linking stories and countries to this in our very brief travel around the world. 

Last Friday, in preparation for our travels, we introduced our classes to the map of the world where we learnt about the continents and location of the different regions. 

There was much excitement when we made our passports in preparation for our first destination today.

We asked our classes to bring scarves to school today - but why, was the question! The reason...we leaving for the desert, our first stop, Egypt.

After passing through customs and receiving welcome drinks while boarding Egypt air we had our safety briefing before take off.


Welcome drinks... 

Safety briefing...

Learning a little about the country we are about to land in....

Scarves on, ready to disembark and meet our guide into the desert, Casim.


Reading all about Casim...

The intrepid travelers...

Some travelers stayed in character even whilst working!

We will spend a while in and around the desert in Egypt for a while and hope to learn lots of interesting new facts.