The Year 1’s and 2’s started Investigations on the 20th of February and the children have loved exploring the different areas. This term our Inquiry topic is ‘Step Back in Time’ and we have included an olden day school room for children to understand what school was like in the past. They have also been busy sorting pictures of ‘old’ and ‘new’ toys. Children have also been enjoying the ARPS Café, Tinkering Table, Writing Corner, Mobilo and Construction areas.
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This week the year 1/2 students have been learning about AREA: the space inside a 2D shape.
They created their own robots on grid paper, then counted the number of coloured-in squares to work out their robot’s area.
The fun continued with a ‘hands on’ activity where the students used MAB or Unifix blocks to measure, record and compare the area of different items they found in their tubs.
Well done, kids! What motivated mathematicians you are!Read More »
In the last week of Term 3, the Year 1 and 2 students went on a simulated flight to celebrate the end of their geography inquiry unit.
The students had been learning a great deal about different countries and cultures throughout the term.
Each student was given a passport and a special boarding pass for the AlbanyAir flight ARPS2016.
After a brief safety demonstration and a message from the captian – the plane took off.
The students were flown around the world, stopping in Beijing, Cairo, Athens, Rio before landing back down in Melbourne.
Students received in-flight meals as well as enjoyed some in-flight entertainment.Read More »
The Amazing Sleepover!
On Thursday I had a sleep over. When I first got there the pillow fight started and the fun began. In my room was Callum, Puru, Lucas, Joey, James, me and Miss Miteff. After that we went and had some dinner. I had 1 sausage then we went into our groups. We got to play Pass the Parcel, Musical Pillows and had a disco. Then we went to get into our PJs. We went to go and watch a movie. It was Minions. Then I had to go home. In the morning I came back for breakfast. I had some Corn Flakes with milk. Next we went to brush our teeth I had a special case. The sleep over was the best day ever!
The Best Sleep Over Ever!
Last night was the Grade two sleep over. When I arrived, James and I arranged a pillow fight. Then Lucas showed up and he smashed us into bits. It lasted for half an hour. Then it was dinner time. We had sausages and this thing was for vegetarians. It was cooked by my dad. We enjoyed it. Next we got a Frog in a Pond or Zooper Dooper for dessert. We got seconds. After that I went to play games. The games were Pass the Parcel, Musical Pillows and a Disco!!!!! And all of them were so much fun and I won a colouring book from Pass the Parcel. Then we watched the Minions with some popcorn. After that we brushed our teeth and went to bed. I had the best sleepover ever.
Grade 2 Sleep Over
On Thursday we got to have a sleepover at our school. We played a lot of games. We played Musical Pillows. Later we watched a funny movie. It was called Minions. It was lots of fun. We even got to have popcorn while we were watching the movie. And we got to have a disco party. We got to have glow sticks in the 3/4B class room. It was great. We had even a sausage for dinner. It was yum. We got to have a Frog in the Pond. We also played Pass the Parcel and we got smarties. Next we went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night. Then we had breakfast. I liked the part when we played Musical Pillows.
We have started learning about Cyber Safety and how to stay safe online.
The students in 1/2S log in to the site and work their way through the circus to learn about the most important things about being safe online.
So far we have learnt to TELL SOMEONE when we see something worrying on the internet and we have also learnt to HIDE OUR PASSWORDS and only share them with adults that we trust.
We will continue to work our way through the site and hopefully this will support the students when they are on the internet.Read More »
The students in 1/2s had spent a whole month writing, editing, publishing and illustrating their first narratives into picture books.
The students read their stories to students in 3/4B, 3/4JL and 5/6I .Read More »
The children in 1KM, 1/2PC and 1/2S created some amazing self- portraits. To begin, they painted in Jackson Pollock style and created a background for their portrait. Then they took out the texture tools and created some painted paper which later became their t-shirt. We talked about different skin colours and the children painted some paper the colour of their own skin. They used this paper to cut out a face and neck. Finally, they put all the pieces together and used pastels to draw on their facial features. Phew…….what a lot of work!
We even included some revision of primary colours when the children made hand prints using two primary colours. They told us what colour their primary colours would make before they rubbed their hands (and the two paint colours) together to check. I think this was the children’s favourite part of this project!
These Autumn leaves look so beautiful. The children painted some concentric circles and then glued tissue paper over them to represent water. The leaves are made of diffusing paper that the children coloured with textas and then watched as the colours merged together when they painted them with watercolour paint.
These grades are currently working on a Piet Mondrian project. We revised types of straight lines – horizontal, vertical and diagonal. The children were then set free with rulers and pencils to practise ruling lines. This can be quite tricky at first. The children then ruled horizontal and vertical lines on to cut out yacht shapes. Some of the spaces between the lines were coloured red, blue and yellow. The children then glued thin black paper over the lines and glued their artwork onto backing paper.Read More »
In Grade 2/3T students have created 2D shape picture designs using their laptops and desktops!
They have also been learning about data collection and graphing in excel.
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Last week, all the year 1 and 2 students went to their Mad About Science incursion. They were learning about Sound and Light. The students got to do a few experiments and discuss their findings.
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During Open Morning we read The Three Little Pigs. Miss Miteff set the challenge that each student needed to make their own house for the little pigs. We needed to make sure that the Big Bad Wolf couldn’t blow the house over. We got to use a lot of materials to build our houses. Here are some examples:
When we finished constructing, the Big Bad Wolf came and tried to blow over the houses. Everyone’s house stayed standing!!Read More »