Students in Grade 3 and 4 have been working on their understanding of place value. In particular they have been using expanded notation to express large numbers in different ways. For example, the number 25,482 can be expressed as 2,548 tens. Following whole class discussions the students consolidated their understanding by practising their knowledge using Maths games with their peers.
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The prep students have been having a fabulous time during ICT lessons on Thursdays with Ric!
We have been learning about the functions of all the buttons on the keyboard and have been practicing finding the letters quickly! We are getting faster each week! We have also been practicing using the mouse pad!
We have discussed how to act safely with laptops, ensuring we are always responsible and careful with them.
We love ICT lessons and are super excited to keep practicing and improving our computer skills!Read More »
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.
We loved the session!
Some of them were so relaxed, they nearly fell asleep at the end!
Thanks Sarah, they can’t wait until they see you again!Read More »
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).
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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Mondays are always fun days in grade 1/2! Students work with all grade 1/2 teachers to participate in sport, music, and art-based integrated activities.
Below are some pictures of the grade 1/2 students who created some collaborative artworks this week about different communities: urban, suburban, rural and seaside communities.
These are also on display outside 1/2 A if you would like to come and see them.Read More »
With term 1 well underway, students across the school are enjoying a variety of activities and extra curricular programs. Grade 1/2 students have been enjoying learning in all areas of the school, particularly the library. Here are some of the reasons why 1/2D loves the library:
“We get to look at lots of tricky books.”
“There’s so many things to look at!”
“I like to draw and read with my friends.”
“Libraries are such cool places”
“It’s just fun.”
Here are some photos of us enjoying the library.Read More »
Term 1 is in full swing now, it is hard to believe that we are already in the fourth week of term!
Preps have gotten off to an amazing start. They have learnt to greet in Italian, can sing the ‘ciao, buongiorno’ song and are currently exploring ‘I colori’ – we have been making mosaic ‘bandiere dell’italia’ (flags of Italy) using ‘verde, bianco e rosso’ (green, white & red).
Grade 1/2s have been focusing on language associated with classroom routine and positive behaviour. Next we will be looking at ways to express how we are feeling in the Italian language.
Grade 3/4 students have also been exploring vocabulary associated with classroom behaviour and routine, they have been learning to use this language in context. Next we will be creating profiles and learning how to use both junior and adult Italian dictionaries.
Grade 5/6 students have been creating a profile on ‘tutto su di me’ (all about me). They are also developing their skills of using an adult Italian dictionary as well developing their Italian vocabulary to describe their interests and preferences.
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