Author Archives: Robinson Andrew

Spot The Difference

Spot The Difference

The 1/2 students conducted an experiment exploring the properties of uncooked pasta as part of the Spot the Difference integrated unit.

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Students had to work in teams to build a tower out of uncooked pasta and marshmellows.

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We used words like straight, strong, brittle and long to describe the uncooked pasta and we discovered that these were the properties that enables us to build our towers.


Do you think we could have built our towers with cooked pasta?

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1/2 “Watch It Grow” Planting Session

1/2 “Watch It Grow” Planting Session

This term’s integrated topic is “Watch It Grow”. The Students are learning about living things and what they need to survive and grow.

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The 1/2 students have planted their seeds and are keen to look after them and watch them grow!

We recorded the planting process in our “Watch It Grow” journals.

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We are also checkinig them regularly and updating our journals to describe their progress and why some are growing and others have not sprouted yet.

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It has been exciting to watch the seedlings sprout and the students are engrossed in the topic.




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Year 1/2 Making a Great Start to the New Year

The Year 1/2 students have made an excellent start to the year settling in to their new classrooms and getting to know each other. In Maths we have been working on addition, subtraction, and mapping. In English we have been working on predicting, learning new spelling words, anagrams, and homonyms, and in Writing we have been writing recounts, adding descriptive words to sentences to create interest, practicing letter formation, and structuring stories (beginning, middle, end).

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We have been having a wonderful time working together to make the most of our learning opportunities and giving everything our best shot.

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All Our Rhythms

The 1/2 students have been learning to play and say numerous rhythm patterns.

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Students love playing the percussion instruments and today they played a musical version of Follow The Leader. Each student got to play one of the many rhythms they have learnt so far and the class would copy them.


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Street Parade

The 3/4 students had a great outdoor lesson today practicing their syncopated rhythms.

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Students chose a percussion instrument and went out to our new soccer pitch where they practised playing in time and changing rhythm patterns.

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5/6 and 1/2 Music

The year 5/6 and 1/2 students enjoyed playing two of their favourite games in music this week.

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The first game is called Moving Detectives. One student is chosen as the leader and one student is chosen as the detective. Students stand in a circle and when the music starts the leader moves to the music and the class copies their dance moves. The detective has three guesses to pick the leader.

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The second game is called The Beat Goes Round The Room. In this game students stand in a circle and pass the phrase around the room keeping a steady beat. If they miss a beat they are out! There are a number of variations such as, using funny voices and adding movement.

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James P beat mve    Meave beat mve

It was a great day of music lessons with all students demonstrating fair play and expanding their musical skills and knowledge through play.

James B beat mve    Jonathan 1:2 beat mve


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Preps enjoying music lessons

The Preps enjoyed a music lesson exploring high and low sounds through playing instruments.

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This year’s Prep class is the biggest we have had for several years. They are an excellent cohort and they love their music lessons.

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