Today we started learning all about syllables.
Syllables are ways to split words into speech sounds. We naturally say words using syllables, but we don’t usually think about it until we need to separate the syllables for reading or spelling purposes.
When we learn to read, and as we encounter more difficult words, we may need to decode a word. You’ll often hear someone telling a reader to “sound it out” or “break the word into parts.” When we do this, breaking the word into syllables can help us read the word. Here are a few examples:
word- one syllable, word
spelling- two syllables, spell/ing
computer- three syllables, com/pu/ter
Breaking a word into syllables can also help when we learn to spell new words. tiger- two syllables, ti/ger
Have a look at the following games and videos on syllables for some extra practise!
Can you think of some words that have 1, 2 or 3 syllables?
Can you think of any words with more than 4 syllables?
This week the children have been very busy during maths sessions. They have been learning all about graphing!
They learnt how to create a graph by taking a tally, giving their graph a title, knowing what each axis should show and how to interpret information shown on a graph.
We graphed all sorts of different things from eye colour and hair colour to Smartie colours and jelly bean colours. We also graphed the characters on the back of the Smarties packets.
What did you learn about graphing?
What other things do you think we could graph?
On Wednesday this week the children were treated to a visit from Joe Grbac. Joe works out of Kyenton police station and has been a police officer for many years. He loves visiting children in schools and teaching them the important points of being a police man. He was very entertaining to listen to and had the children in fits of laughter for most of it! The children enjoyed looking at the police cars Joe brought with him and also tested out the ‘comfortable’ seats in the back of the divvy van.
What did you learn from policeman Joe’s visit?