Alligators are learning to work with numbers up to 1000. They are learning to say the number that comes 1, 10, or 100 more or less. They are also learning to add tens and ones, and to make tidy tens to solve harder addition problems.
Sharks are have also just started learning to work with numbers up to 1000. They are learning to read and write these numbers, and to make them using place value equipment to show how many hundreds, tens, and ones are in a number.
Stingrays are learning about place value with numbers up to 100. They are also learning how to add and subtract tens quickly and easily (40 + 30 = 70)
Penguins are working with numbers up to 100. They are learning to say the number before and after, and to put numbers in order. They are also learning to skip count in twos, fives, and tens up to 100.
We have been learning to write recounts. This is an imaginary recount written by Amelia:
Ne nor ne nor went the fire truck as I walked slowly into the burning house.
As I approached the inky black darkness I saw torn wall paper and chairs ripped into shreds. The floor was buried in hot ash like an electric blanket.
Suddenly my torch shone on a cute little critter. It was a lifeless kitten. I gently picked up the kitten and carried it out of the burning house. I got our my first aid kit and put a breathing mask on it's face. Suddenly the kitten moved it's tiny paws. I felt so happy for the kitten. I poured cold water on it to wash it's blackened fur. Then I gently soothed it and tried to find it's owner.
"I wonder what caused the fire?" I thought to myself as I drove back to the fire station.
At work with Maths
In term one, we learnt about recycling. We made some really cool silly faces using things that we brought from home.
In term 2, we used pastels to create turtle art.
In term 1 we were learning to write a description using fantastic naming and describing words. Mila wrote this description of the beach:
Shimmering blue water runs up onto the dark brown sand. The water looks like dark blue liquid washing up onto the beach.
The sand is dark brown and it is sometimes very hot.
The cliff lies down on it's back and cools off in the freezing blue water.
Hard grey rocks sit down next to the hot sand and tickly all the little white shells on the beach.
The sleeping giant watches every creature that splashes in the water.
The dark brown sand watches the children play in the sea.