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!
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!