Making ‘Funny Bunnies’ in 1/2ST


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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Leaf Graphing Fun!


Posted by reneetimion | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 24, 2016

Yesterday 1/2ST were practising their graphing skills once again. This time we collected 10 leaves each and drew them as a ‘pictograph’. We then analysed the data and found out what leaves were the most common. Take a look!

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Posted by matta | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 24, 2016


Book week in 1/2C and G!


Posted by gabg | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 23, 2016

Today the students in 1/2G and 1/2C discussed some of the AMAZING books that were short listed as part of book week 2016.

We read ‘Piranhas don’t eat bananas’ which was written by Aaron Blabey. It is a funny story and we discovered that Aaron Blabey has written some of our other favourite books such as ‘Pig the pug’, ‘Sunday Chutney’ and ‘The Bad Guys’.

Did you know that piranhas live in the fresh water rivers in South America? We did! It was great to be able to make connections between our learning about South America during the Olympics and what we read in ‘Piranhas don’t eat bananas’!

We even made our own piranhas as part of our fine motor development. You better make sure you eat your fruit and veg break before they do!

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Olympic Medal Graphing in 1/2ST


Posted by reneetimion | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 18, 2016

Yesterday students of 1/2ST created their own medal graphs. We used ‘data’ to create our graphs. We also learnt about ‘y to the sky’ and ‘x to the side’. Ask your child at home what else they learnt!

Using Explain Everything in 12A & M


Posted by matta | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 17, 2016

In 1/2A & M we have been using an app called Explain Everything. Explain Everything is a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard app that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.


We recently used it during Division. Students were given a division problem and the goal was to talk through how they would solve the problem whilst annotating. Here are a few examples …

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Posted by Chelsea Kneale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 14, 2016


Lights, Camera, Action!


Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 10, 2016

You wouldn’t believe how busy the grade 1/2s have been while filming their stop motion films.

In each scene we have been aiming to use a minimum of 100 photos. Some groups have taken hundreds of photos per scene!!!

The teamwork and cooperative learning has been exceptional and the students have been doing a great job managing their own teams. They have been:

  • Respectfully taking turns
  • Speaking and listening respectfully to one another so that everybody has their say
  • Negociating
  • Allocating and sharing jobs
  • Using their time efficiently
  • Ensuring they have set the iPads up correctly
  • Using the iPads in a careful and sensible manner
  • Framing their scenes correctly by moving the camera forwards or backwards
  • Moving the characters and props in small increments
  • Problem solving
  • AND being responsible for the completion of their own work

We are sooooo PROUD of their responsible and mature behaviour, not to mention their creative, digital work!!!

Congratulations kids, we’re almost at the finish line!

Double or Nothing


Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 8, 2016

Some of the grade 1/2s have been learning their doubles facts by making flip books. How fast can you say your doubles? Can you notice a pattern in the answers? Knowing doubles facts is a strategy that we can use in addition number sentences.

You could practise on your walk or drive to school by asking your child, “What is double 3?” “What is double 8?” “What is double 7?” all the way up to 10. Once they find it really easy and can answer within one second, ask them”What is double 10?” “What is double 40?” “What is double 90?” When they can answer those within one second, ask them “What is double 400?” “What is double 600?” etc.


0 + 0 = 0

1 + 1 = 2

2 + 2 = 4

3 + 3 = 6

4 + 4 = 8

5 + 5 = 10

6 + 6 = 12

7 + 7 = 14

8 + 8 = 16

9 + 9 = 18

10 + 10 = 20

1/2G and 1/2C’s Movie Master Class


Posted by rylee26 | Posted in ICT, Student Voice | Posted on August 5, 2016

Last week, Lawrence (Mel’s father) came to visit our classes to teach us about making stop motion movies. He showed us his camera and some excerpts of his amazing stop motion movies that he makes for YouTube. He was lovely, patient and answered all of our questions.

The main things that we learned were:

1) Watch how people move and try to make your figurines do the same. He called it “studying human movement”.
2) Music is one of the most important parts of a movie.
3) The more pictures you take the smoother the character appears to move in the movie. Lawrence takes thousands of photos and it takes him weeks to make a movie.

Below are some thank you letters that 1/2C wrote to Lawrence afterwards:


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