April

No Time Like The Present!

“Time flies when you’re having fun.” It’s true! April has flashed before our eyes and we are just a little over a month away from the end of the academic year!

This month has been jam packed with a mixture of all sorts of learning and fun.

Time = Distance/Speed

Did you know that time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you’re standing up)? Einstein’s theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes. At the top of Mount Everest, a year would be about 15 microseconds shorter than at sea level.

This month the Lions have been introduced to the concepts of time; o’clock and half past. Throughout their time at Little Scholars, time has always been very abstract. We use terms such as ‘snack time’ and ‘play time,’ ‘before’ and ‘after’ in order to develop an understanding of time concepts. Now the Lions are able to define time by recognizing events and symbols. They are also able to observe and record time (for example in experiments). Our little leo’s are also understanding that certain events occur at a defined time each day.

A Place, A Person Or A Thing

A noun is a word that can be a place, a person or a thing. It’s useful to think of a noun as a “naming word.” Nouns can be concrete (able to see or touch e.g tree, bed, chair) or abstract (unable to see or touch e.g help, joy, determination). This month the Lions have been learning about countable nouns. These are nouns which have both singular (one) and plural (more than one) forms (e.g cat/cats, chair/ chairs, girl/girls). We’ve been understanding how a single noun changes into a plural noun by adding either an ‘s’ or an ‘es’. My Leo’s have really enjoyed mixing up sentences and changing the nouns from plural to singular and vice versa.

Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty

Concrete has been the most popular building material throughout history.

Construction has been a thrilling theme for the Lions. They have been fascinated by all the different aspects of it; from materials and tools, to the different professions involved. We collaborated with earth day and created our own structures using recycled materials. The Lions came up with clever designs for robots, tanks and doll houses!

What’s next?

With the Leo’s working harder than ever, we will continue brushing up our language and number skills, alongside learning about our new theme ‘From ocean to books’. I can’t deny that I’m feeling very excited!

Bring on May!

All comments (4)

    Every time we receive one of your updates, Joshua’s behaviour suddenly makes sooo much sense 😂
    He’s been absolutely devastated to see plastic on the floor and insisting on picking it up and putting it the trash bin, no matter where we are! He’s been telling us all about sea creatures with plastic inside their tummies and almost crying every time he sees a tree that’s been chopped down… they have definitely taken this topic to heart ❤️
    On a happy note, we hear the days of the week song, the continents song and the oceans song at least 5 times a day – each!! On Tuesday, taking Olivia and Joshua ti their science class, I couldn’t get a word in as they were singing all of these songs on a loop! So funny, and so lovely to hear. What’s even more impressive is that they could both show me where all the continents and all the oceans were – amazing! Thank you Ms Suhayla and Little Scholars, every day is full of exciting new learning experiences and lots of fun for all of our children!

    Watching it with my ray ! He enjoyed every bit with us it was amazing see him grow in the best way ever and when he said “mama school is so much fun “ he took me away !! I mean I don’t rem saying that all my life that only tells me how much fun thy are having and learning at the same time couldn’t be happier “ Best moments at LS ❤️

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