Today we exposed the mars class to various instruments including claves, triangles, tambers, tamberines and wood blocks. We learnt about keeping time, musical symbols for loud (f) and soft (p), musical terminology such as crescendo and diminuendo, and listening to the conductor of the orchestra. (Lara was a super conductor!)
The children have been working very hard to learn the air, are and ear trigraphs (three letters which go together to make one sound). This is very tricky as there are words which sound the same but are written completely differently. Please use the link below to help support your child’s learning at home.
A big thank you to Kees Joziasse (Diederik’s father) for giving up his time and giving a great science lesson about molecules, atoms and chemical reactions. Attached is a really interesting clip he showed about chemical reactions. A reminder to other parents, if you are interested in coming in to give a lesson on an area of your expertise or interest please let me know.
We are about to start our new topic called brainwave and it’s all about how we learn. If any of you are confident you know what type of learner you are (kinesthetic, auditory or visual) please come in to arrange a time to talk to the kids about how you learn. This could be connected to how you learn at work or in general. Perhaps you could talk about;
Whether you read, watch, or do, or a combination of these in order to learn and which you prefer
The kinds of breaks you need to take
What things you find easy to learn and what you find difficult