Author Archives: DePrada Rachael

Evaporation Experts in Grade 1/2

Evaporation Experts in Grade 1/2

During Term 2 in Grade 1 & 2 we are learning all about water. Last week we investigated the water cycle.

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Improving our writing in grades 1 & 2

Improving our writing in grades 1 & 2

During Term 1 all grade 1/2 students have been working hard to improve their writing! We have written lots of different text types, but during term 1 we have focussed primarily on recounts and retells.

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Paddle Pop Stick Spelling

Paddle Pop Stick Spelling

Each week in grade 1/2 we have a chance to learn some new spelling words. We like to learn our words in creative and different ways, such as:

  • spell skipping
  • throwing and catching bean bags
  • bouncing balls and spelling
  • running or jumping spelling
  • exercise (eg: star jumps)
  • cut and paste our letters from interesting and different fonts
  • white boards and magnets.

This week we used paddle pop sticks to spell our words. We enjoyed doing this because we could make the letters different sizes and shapes. Sometimes we worked together with a partner to learn our words. We had to persist even though it was tricky to make some of the letters.

Here are some photos of the spelling that we did today.

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Awesome Animal Reports

Awesome Animal Reports

Today in class we learned how to research our favourite animals. We had to find facts about an animal that we chose.

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End of Term Disco P-2

End of Term Disco P-2

To celebrate the end of term 3 all Belle Vue students had a disco in the hall. They had free dance opportunities, air guitar and limbo competitions, and even learned a new dance. Check out the photos of the children below to see how much they were having!

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Active Spelling in Grades 1 and 2

Active Spelling in Grades 1 and 2

Grade 1 and 2 students have fortnightly spelling words as part of the Words Their Way spelling program. Each fortnight we provide the students with opportunities to learn their words in different ways, encouraging flexibility in thinking and opportunities at all times.

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Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2016

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2016

Did you know that September 13th is Roald Dahl Day? At Belle Vue Primary school today we celebrated

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Our trip to South America!

Our trip to South America!

On Tuesday 9th August 2016 all of the grade 1/2 students went to South America… well, not really. But we did learn about Brazil as part of our unit Australia and The World.

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Interesting Facts about Gabriella

Interesting Facts about Gabriella

Today in reading rotations some of the students read a section of a factual text and tried to write the key points and main ideas into dot points in their own words. The text they read was about a girl called Gabriella and her school life when she moved overseas. Check out some of their great work below.

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Money Monday

Money Monday

Today we learned about catalogues. We looked at the prices to see how much the things cost. In the catalogues there was food and other items like washing machines. While we were looking in the catalogues we chose items that we would li    ke to purchase. Then we cut them out and stuck them beside our shopping bag. After that we worked with a partner to calculate the total cost of our shopping.

Come in to the grade 1/2 classes to check out our magnificent money work.

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