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
- 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.
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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.
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.Read More »
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.
Thanks to staff and students at Manningham Rd ELC for having us!Read More »
This term’s integrated topic is “Watch It Grow”. The Students are learning about living things and what they need to survive and grow.
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.
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.
It has been exciting to watch the seedlings sprout and the students are engrossed in the topic.
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During week 3 our Prep students were learning all about measuring capacity!
We discussed terms such as ‘full’, ’empty’ and ‘half empty’ and practiced measuring the capacity of a range of containers.
We predicted the capacity of containers, ordering them from least to most, then checked to see if we were right!
We used water, sand, rice and pasta! It was lots of fun!Read More »
As part of the grade 1/2 integrated unit ‘Watch it Grow’ students examined a range of different seeds. They learnt that seeds have all of the information required to grow an adult plant and that seeds can vary in terms of shape, size, colour and even location on a plant. For this activity students had to look at a range of seeds, draw a labelled diagram of the seed and predict the plant, tree or fruit that the seed came from. On this page are some pictures of the students hard at work being seed scientists – it was a very exciting activity!Read More »
At Belle Vue Primary School we use the Words Their Way program to teach spelling rules and patterns. Students are all given an initial spelling assessment which is then used to separate the student into spelling groups which target their specific learning needs. In the grade 1/2 area students are provided with words each fortnight, which they cut up and sort. They then practise these words over a period of two weeks. After their word sorts this week, students used icy pole sticks to spell their words on the floors or tables. Some of these pictures show the students hard at work sorting their words or making them from icy pole sticks … or maybe just having a great time learning!Read More »
Welcome back to term 2!
We are now back into the swing of term in the Italian classroom. All the grades are busy learning about different elements of the Italian language.
Preps are learning to count 1-10 and recognising Italian numbers in their written form.
Grade 1/2 are learning words for ‘lo sport’ (sports), did you know that lots of words in Italian are the same as the English word – il tennis, il netball, il cricket or are very similar – l’atletica (athletics), lo sci (skiing)
Grade 3/4 are learning about ‘il cibo’ (food), are learning to express their preferences for various foods as well as identify with the gender of a noun in both it’s singular and plural form.
Grade 5/6 are exploring strategies to decode foreign language and in the process are learning about the ‘Commedia dell’Arte’ (Comedy of the Arts) characters.
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Coding is a really important skill that all children of the 21st century need to understand. Inevitably, technology will be part of many future jobs and therefore it is essential that students learn how to code (and understand code) so that they can thrive in the future.
Coding activities can be classified as “plugged” (using computers or technology) or “unplugged” (not using technology). Over the past few weeks the grade 1/2 students have been completing unplugged activities, using simple codes to represent movement forwards, backwards, left, right and to shade a shape. On this page are a few photos of grade 1/2 learning how to be code masters!
For further information about coding and it’s importance, please refer to http://www.theedadvocate.org/why-learning-to-code-is-so-important-for-children/Read More »