Throughout the year, students in year 5/6 have been lucky enough to work directly with our computer technician Ric, building up their understanding and skills in programming and robotics.
The learning started with students using computer programs and resources such as excel, flash, scratch and brainpop (blockly maze), to learn the basics of programming.
Students have since worked in teams to manually put their robot cars together. They are now learning about how the robots work and how they will provide their robots with the set of instructions they will need to perform particular tasks.
The next step is for students to start writing the codes and seeing the results in their moving robot cars!
Our students (and teachers!) have already learnt a lot from Ric, and we are excited to continue learning in this incredibly important area of education.
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In grade 5/6 at Belle Vue, we try to make maths as hands-on and realistic as possible. It’s important that students learn by doing and can see the connections between what they are learning and the real world.
Above are some of our students measuring the distance their paper planes traveled in order to record data, make graphs and calculate range.
We recently completed a unit on mapping and location, where students used a map of the school to write directions for a partner to follow. They had to use a grid reference, scale and compass or the Cartesian plane to accurately direct their partner around the school grounds.
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Prep W received a visit from Ranger Kim from the Philip Island Nature Park.
She spoke to us about how we can look after the environment, to protect our native animals.
We learnt a lot about Little Penguins, as well as other animals that live on and around Philip Island.
One student was lucky enough to dress up as Little Penguin.
We all got to take a book and a penguin jumper!
Some students also commented how they would like to be Penguin Rangers when they grow up!
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The year 5/6 and 1/2 students enjoyed playing two of their favourite games in music this week.
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.
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.
It was a great day of music lessons with all students demonstrating fair play and expanding their musical skills and knowledge through play.
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Ciao a tutti,
It is hard to believe that in two short weeks term 3 will be over!
As always, we have been keeping busy in the Italian classroom.
Preps, grade 1s and 2s have been learning about vocabulary surrounding ‘La famiglia’ (family). Grades 1/2s have been using this vocabulary to begin to understand the gendering of nouns rule in the Italian language.
Next week the preps will begin learning ‘la famiglia delle dita’ canzone (the finger family song).
Grade 3/4s have been working on a mini project, they created their own ‘cestino di frutta’ (fruit bowl) and used their knowledge of the subject-verb-noun sentence structure and pluralising noun rule to write sentences that describe what is in their fruit bowl.
Grade 5/6s have been learning about ‘le materie’ (subjects), expressing their preferences and dislikes with regard to various subjects. They conducted a class survey and drew an ‘istogramma’ (bar graph) that displays whole class preferences for various subjects.
Buone vacanze (happy holidays) to everyone!
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The Preps had a marvellous day dressing up as their favourite book characters, reading this years short listed books and enjoying a ‘Super Duper’ incursion.
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Prep students have been busy learning the different names for animals. We have been learning to sing the song ‘Il Coccodrillo Come Fa?’ and using the song to help us learn the names of the animals. Students have also developed an understanding that in Italy, children associate different sounds to what we do with some animals. The song shows us this.
You can sing along at home too.
Grade 1/2 students are exploring vocabulary associated with ‘la famiglia’ (family) and developing an understanding of how to recognise masculine nouns and feminine nouns. Today we completed a word find using some of this vocabulary!
Grade 3/4 are learning vocabulary for various fruits and learning to recognise how to identify singular and plural words for fruits.
Grade 5/6 students are developing a rich understanding of what school is like in Italy and drawing comparisons between school in Australia and school in Italy. We have been working on Venn diagrams in order to show this learning.Read More »
The Preps have been at school for 100 days! Can you believe it?
We held an amazing assembly to celebrate this wonderful day.
Here we are getting ready before the assembly, waiting for the whole school and all the families to arrive.
We started off the assembly singing some songs for everyone. We love singing!
Then each Prep student gave a speech about what they have learnt and what they have enjoyed about school so far. What a wonderful effort for each Prep to bravely speak in front of everyone!
After the assembly we took some class snaps and photos with our buddies.
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The students of Belle Vue Primary have been exploring the work of artist Paul Klee.
They have discovered that Klee loved to use colours and geometric shapes in his work. Here some of our Prep students are creating their own version of Castle and the Sun. Their work is Stunning!
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