An update on what we have been doing in the Italian classroom.
Preps are learning about all things Italian – last week we read ‘Olivia goes to Venice’ and learnt all about what Venice has to offer.
Today we explored different foods that come from Italy and learnt how to express whether or not we liked particular foods – ‘mi piace’ (I like)and ‘non mi piace’ (I don’t like).
Grade 1/2s are learning about ‘I stagioni’ (the seasons).
The students have been working on creating ‘una scena’ (a scene) for one of the seasons. They then labelled all the things in their scene (in Italian) using resources in the classroom (dictionaries, books and word mats).
Grade 3/4s are learning about Italy and its ‘regioni’ – last week we learnt that there are 20 regions in Italy and each one has unique character/monuments/sites.
Grade 5/6 finished their ‘idioma’ (idiom) posters. They look amazing. Have a look below.
They are now creating their own bilingual short stories for young children.
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The 1/2 students have been learning to play and say numerous rhythm patterns.
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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The 3/4 students had a great outdoor lesson today practicing their syncopated rhythms.
Students chose a percussion instrument and went out to our new soccer pitch where they practised playing in time and changing rhythm patterns.Read More »
Thank you to everyone who came to our working bee on Thursday afternoon. It was great to see so many parents and students helping to clean up our veggie patch and tidy up after our recent building works. As the old saying goes – many hands make light work 🙂Read More »
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 MsRead More »
Buongiorno to everyone and hope you had a restful and enjoyable break.
Term 4 is in full swing and all grades have beenRead More »
Having a huge focus on Narratives in Term 3 meant that a book review poster seemed a wonderful way to reflect on all the hard work they had put into their writing and VCOP this Term.Read More »
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.
We need to follow specific steps to ensure the computer can understand the code we put in.
These lessons help us with our problem solving and computer language.
We will be very tech savvy when we grow up!
If you are interested in learning simple computer coding, go to this website:
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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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