## Shapes

### Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 14, 2016

1/2ST have been learning and revising 2D and 3D shapes and their dimensions.

Did you know that 2D shapes have 2 dimensions:

• sides and
• corners.

And that 3D shapes have 3 dimensions:

• faces (the flat parts)
• edges (where two faces meet) and
• vertices (the 3D name for corners).

Today we played 2D and 3D shape bingo, where each student had a physical 2D or 3D shape. They also had 1 sheet each. Each sheet had 12 different boxes that listed the dimensions of a variety of 2D and 3D shapes. If you found someone who had the shape that matched the dimensions listed, then that person could sign their name.

Can you  name and identify some 2D and 3D shapes around your home or workplace? Write to us to let us know what you have found!

## Lost in array cities

### Posted by ivyc | Posted in Art and Craft, Maths | Posted on October 13, 2016

Students in 1/2C and G began exploring multiplication this week by creating array cities!

We learnt that arrays are a good way to visualise and solve a multiplication sum. We also learnt that in arrays, there are the same number of units in each row and that they always create squares or rectangles depending on the multiplication problem.

Eg. 3 x 4 is the same as 3 groups of 4. The array would look like this…

0000

0000

0000

On each of the buildings in our cities, the windows created the array. We then used our window arrays to help identify the multiplication sum and the total number of windows on each building.

## 1/2C and G become scientists.

### Posted by gabg | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 12, 2016

We read a book called ‘Hidden Animals’ which was about animals that camouflage themselves in their environment. As a class we went out to see if we could find any hidden animals in our school grounds. We used magnifying glasses to help us see things more closely. Some of the things we found were:

• A baby bird
• Eggs on leaves
• Flower petals
• Objects buried in sand

We may not have found any hidden animals but we certainly did find lots of exciting things and it was great to be able to see them up close and notice details we hadn’t seen before.

Here are some things that we learnt about magnifying glasses:

• You can see more detail but not all of the detail
• If you hold it to far away it goes blurry
• There was a bit at the end that makes things super magnified

In our books we drew our observations and then shared them with our class mates. It was so much fun and we can’t wait to keep exploring different aspects of science throughout the term!

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## 1/2ST Writing: Show, Don’t Tell!

### Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 10, 2016

1/2 ST have been working on making our writing more descriptive.

We have been using adjectives (describing words)

and similes (words that describe something by comparing it to something else) to make our writing more interesting.

In our whole class example, we tried to write about a place without saying the name of the place. Do you know where this piece of writing takes place?

Splash went the cool water as I jumped in! It was as cold as ice. The chlorine smelt weird. It also went up my nose and made it feel sore. “Hey dad, watch this!” I screamed. I heard the bubbles pop while my head was under the blue water. I saw people’s legs under the surface and they looked like funny, dancing clowns.

Write your answer in the comments section below. The students in 1/2S will be able to tell you if the answer is correct.

## Paper Playgrounds

### Posted by gabg | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 15, 2016

1/2C and G worked really hard to design and create their own playgrounds earlier in the week. We were lucky enough to have Ms Kenter who has been working in 1/2R join us for the design session. Ms Kenter discussed with us what a design brief is and the different elements to include when planning, this will be a really handy skill for our science work next term.

The designs looked AMAZING, there was definitely a lot of creativity and team work and creativity on show during this time. Thanks to Ms Kenter for helping us, it was great having you visit!

We used our fine motor session to start building parts of our amazing designs. It was so much fun!

## Pyjama Day – September 16

### Posted by matta | Posted in Celebrations and Special Days | Posted on September 15, 2016

On Friday the 16th of September or the last day of term 3 you will not need to get dressed into school uniform because it’s PYJAMA DAY! Come dressed in your pyjamas. You can come dressed in your dressing gown, your Ugg Boots, your onesie or normal pyjamas. Please don’t forget to bring a gold coin donation. The money we raise will go to the charity Kids Under Cover that helps children in need and prevents youth homelessness.

Jo and Alice

## 1/2G celebrate BIFF!

### Posted by gabg | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 8, 2016

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## Italian rotations have begun!!

### Posted by ivyc | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 25, 2016

This week we began our Italian Rotations!

In 1/2C our classroom transformed into a pizza restaurant (which still looked remarkably like a classroom). Our authentic pizza chef, Ivy, introduced us to the italian names for toppings that we may like to put on our pizzas. We could choose from basilico (basil), prosciutto (ham), fungo (mushrooms) formaggio/mozerella (cheese), peperoni (red capsicum), zucca (pumpkin) and many other ingredients BUT NO ANANAS!!! Italian’s do NOT put ananas on pizza!

Then we were let loose in the ‘kitchen’ to make our pizzas.

Once our pizzas were made we practised ordering our ‘pizza perfetta’ from a waiter, in italian.

Buon Appettito!!

** Can you guess what Ananas means? **

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