Term 2, Week 7 Fantastic Friday

Activity 1: Watch the video

Activity 2: Take a mindful walk

The practice of mindful walking is an opportunity to give our minds a break. We try to focus on the present moment with each step that we take. When we take a mindful walk, we are paying attention to how our body feels, our breathing and the nature around us.

How to take a mindful walk:

  1. Begin walking, a little slower than normal.
  2. Pay attention to each step that you take.
  3. Be aware of each breath.
  4. Breathe easily, but deeply.
  5. Use your 5 senses as you walk – what can you see, hear, smell, feel or taste?

Activity 3:

Don’t forget to complete your Art, Mandarin, Music and P.E. tasks! You can also visit the STEM blog for more fun activities.

Term 2, Week 7 Writing Picture Prompt

Learning Intention: To write sentences that start with a capital letter, have finger spaces between words, and end with a full stop.

What do you see in this picture? What do you think is happening? Write at least 3 sentences about this picture in your Writing Journals. Remember to use lots of describing words! Here are some sentence starters to help you:

  • There is a
  • I see a
  • Look at the
  • Here is a

Please don’t forget to send your teacher a photo of your work.

Modelled Writing

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Maths: Addition

Learning Intention: To use the concept of part-part-whole when adding things together.

Activity: Divide your mini whiteboard into three sections: part, part and whole.

Roll two dice. Using materials such as Lego, buttons or pasta, make the first number in the first “part”. Then make the second number in the second “part”. Move all the objects into the “whole” section of the whiteboard and count all the objects. How many altogether? You can also use two playing cards instead of dice.

Challenge yourself:

  • How many ways can you make 5?
  • How many ways can you make 10?
  • How many ways can you make 20? Can you write down all the different ways?

Maths: Counting With Objects

Learning Intention: To accurately count up to 50 objects.

Fill a small container with pasta, LEGO blocks, marbles, etc. Tip it out and count the number of objects.

Walk around your home. How many tables are there in the house? How many chairs do you have? How many cushions? How many windows?

Maths: Patterns

Learning Intention: To understand what makes a pattern, and be able to create my own.

Discuss: Look around your home. What patterns do you see?

Activity: Can you make your own patterns using everyday objects? Examples: cutlery, colour pencils, LEGO blocks, etc.