Lost in array cities

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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…

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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.

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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:

  •  Lady bugs
  • 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!

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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)

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

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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

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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

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

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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!

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

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BIFF news

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Posted by Chelsea Kneale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 6, 2016

Please click on the link for all Bell Interactive Film Festival information: https://sites.google.com/bellps.vic.edu.au/biffinfo

Movies you must see at our BIFF screening on Thursday

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Posted by mrgriffin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 3, 2016

Italian rotations have begun!!

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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? **

Making ‘Funny Bunnies’ in 1/2ST

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Posted by reneetimion | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 25, 2016

Last week 1/2ST practised their ‘procedural writing’ skills by making some delicious and healthy Funny Bunnies. We had to ensure we had the right ‘materials’ and ‘ingredients’ to create them. It was also important to remember the ‘steps’ in the correct order. Have a look! (Can your child tell you how they made their Funny Bunny?)

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