Class 1 & 2 – by Vicky
Monday morning started off with the news the teacher would not be in so with no pre-planning we had to teach maths to overly excited 6 and 7 year olds…challenge accepted! We split the class so that Marnie took Class 1 and I took Class 2, teaching them directions and angles. By the end of the day our drawing skills had improved tremendously.
The rest of the week went more to plan, with some highlights being arts and crafts, science experiments and phonics. For Diwali we got the kids to make paintings of fireworks and on Thursday we split the class into 4 groups and got them to draw pictures of the school and its grounds, then using sand and shells, grass and leaves we made it look 3D. It was challenging at times but over all a very rewarding week. Nailed it!
Class 5 & 6
Beth took class 5 and 6 again this week and they were very excited to have her back. They spent a lot of time revising maths as they have tests coming up! This wasn’t a problem for our maths wiz Beth, and she taught the class lots of revision techniques to help them get the best possible marks in their tests. She also cracked out there new favourite game Blockbusters for a bit of healthy competition!
Class 7 & 8 – by Olivia & Bebecca
On Monday we started our arts and crafts project, which was to cut out fish and recycle broken cd’s for the scales of the fish. On Tuesday the children had an English assessment which they had all been studying really hard for, so next we rewarded then with an acting lesson on Treasure Island. We also lead an introductory Spanish lesson, which was great fun translating for Spanish to English to Fijian! We also taught the class some maths, teaching them how to bisect lines and angles. We had a great week working with Class 7 and 8, and they seemed to really enjoy the different lessons that they wouldn’t normally learn.