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Belle Vue Preps Visit Bellevue Kindergarten!

Belle Vue Preps Visit Bellevue Kindergarten!

On Monday some lucky Belle Vue Preps went to visit their old kindergarten!

We visited Bellevue kinder just down the road, and spoke to the 4 year old group about all the wonderful things we get up to at school.

We made a book for them to keep, to help them in their transition to school.

We loved seeing our old teachers and friends from kinder, and answering questions from the kids about what school is like.

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Prep W – Judging our Belle Vue Book Award stories!

Prep W – Judging our Belle Vue Book Award stories!

This week we were very busy judging our stories for the Belle Vue Book Awards!

All the students worked very hard in Term 3, and wrote their very own picture story.

We went through the whole writing process:

  • We made a plan for our story which included: characters, the setting, the problem, the solution and the WOW words we wanted to use
  • We then began writing our stories
  • We edited as we wrote
  • We came up with a title and blurb
  • Then we drew all the illustrations

After we finished our books, we all read each others amazing stories.

Then came the judging process! Here you can see some photos of us hard at work, making sure we scored each book fairly.

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We judged the books on 4 criteria:

  1. Uses a variety of punctuation i.e. … !!! ?
  2. Does it have a clear beginning, middle and end?
  3. Does the story have lots of WOW words?
  4. Do the pictures match the words on the page?

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Maybe the two students above didn’t agree when judging this book!

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We worked in pairs, and got to review and judge 3 books. We weren’t allowed to judge our own book!

We scored the books out of 5 for each criteria, so the most a book could receive was 20/20!

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We then used number lines to add up the scores. Ms Woodhouse took our score sheets and announced our two short listed books for the award ceremony on Monday.

We loved the whole Belle Vue Book Award process and we can’t wait to hear the winners, and listen to their stories!

 

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Prep W Discovers The Laptops Have Cameras!

Prep W Discovers The Laptops Have Cameras!

During our ICT & Digital Technologies session last week, Ms Woodhouse & Ric showed Prep W how to take photos using the laptop cameras.

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We took some individual photos and group shots.

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Then we navigated our way through the laptop hard drive to find the folder where they are stored, so we could look at them later!

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We had fun taking photos of ourselves, whilst also talk discussing the importance of appropriate photos and privacy.

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We love learning about how to use technology in our lives!

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SCIENCEWORKS! With Prep W & Prep G

SCIENCEWORKS! With Prep W & Prep G

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All the Preps went on a fantastic excursion to SCIENCEWORKS!

As part of our ‘On The Move’ topic, we went along to further our understanding of:

  • Forces, such as push and pull
  • Gravity
  • Materials
  • Toys, and how they move.

We enjoyed a special presentation of ‘The Toys & Forces Show’, presented by a very funny education officer who works at Scienceworks.

We then explored the ‘Ground Up’ exhibition, followed by the playground (after eating our lunch). Then we visited ‘Sportsworks’ and ‘Think Ahead’ exhibits.

Here are some photos:

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Open Evening 2018

Open Evening 2018

During Education week, we held our annual Open Morning and Open Evening for prospective families in 2019 and beyond.

All teachers were on board during the evening, presenting and talking to parents about all that Belle Vue has to offer.

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We spoke about the many wonderful programs in place at our school, and we hope to welcome these families into the Belle Vue community.

Thanks to all the staff for the work they put into their presentations, and the families that came along.

It was a wonderful representation of what Belle Vue has to offer.

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Belle Vue Visits Manningham Rd ELC

Belle Vue Visits Manningham Rd ELC

Ms Woodhouse, Mr Robinson and some very lucky Belle Vue students went to visit the children and staff at Manningham Rd Early Learning Centre.

We ran a music session with the kinder students and talked to them about what school will be like next year.

We took some very excited junior school students who used to attend Manningham Rd when they were in kinder. They were extremely excited to see their old teachers!

We hope to see some of the children next year in Prep.

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Thanks to staff and students at Manningham Rd ELC for having us!

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The Preps Do Yoga!

The Preps Do Yoga!

This week Prep W & Prep G were lucky enough to try out some yoga and relaxation techniques.

Sarah from STOMP dance company taught the Preps how to move their bodies into different positions, how to adjust their breathing and how to relax their bodies and minds.

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We loved the session!

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Some of them were so relaxed, they nearly fell asleep at the end!

Thanks Sarah, they can’t wait until they see you again!

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Prep W & Prep G First Day Class Photos!

Prep W & Prep G First Day Class Photos!

Prep W & Prep G have made a wonderful start to their first year at school!

Here are a couple of class photos of each class.

We can’t wait to share more with you as the year progresses!

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Bellevue Kinder Visit

Bellevue Kinder Visit

Some lucky Grade 4 students accompanied Ms Woodhouse & Mrs S to visit Green Group at Bellevue Kinder on Monday. Some lucky Grade 4 students accompanied Ms

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Coding with Prep W!

Coding with Prep W!

The Preps have been having a wonderful time learning about coding this term!

We have been solving problems in pairs and working on directions together.

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We need to follow specific steps to ensure the computer can understand the code we put in.

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These lessons help us with our problem solving and computer language.

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We will be very tech savvy when we grow up!

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If you are interested in learning simple computer coding, go to this website:

https://studio.code.org/courses

Enjoy!

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