We are learning lots of things about Science at the moment.  To help us be scientists, in reading & writing we have been making sure that we understand how procedural texts work.  We have been reading procedure books, following procedures to complete experiments (especially some really cool ones about static electricity) and writing procedures.  This week we have watched a YouTube clip of someone making a crafty snail.  We followed the visual instructions to make the craft and then had to write the procedure ourselves.

We have used a composing page to get our ideas ready, and in sequence, before we start writing.  This helps us make sure we have really thought about the imperative verbs we will need to use to start each command. Procedure Composing Sheet

Who can give me some examples of imperative verbs? (These are verbs we call bossy because they are telling the reader what to do)

You might like to watch this clip, fill in a composing sheet as you watch, try it out and then record a procedure…

Following craft procedures has also provided an opportunity for practice at using scissors.  There are some Grade Two children who are finding it challenging to cut out carefully.

# Is that the time?

## Our current Maths focus is telling time and exploring calendars.

Do you have a watch?  It would be a good idea to wear it to school this week.

How many clocks (or places to find time) are there in your house?

Do you know how to spell all the days of the week?  Can you name and spell the months in order? What is your favourite season and why?

Don’t forget to keep practicing your addition and subtraction facts, skip counting and multiplication arrays.

For some of us telling the time on an analogue clock is tricky.  Especially quarter past and even more so QUARTER TO.  I wonder if our mums and dads can help us out with this at home?

I found this website that has got LOTS of interesting interactive ways to practice telling the time.  You might like to check some of the links out.  Which one would you recommend for your classmates to try?

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures.htm