This week during Maths, 3/4 have been learning about the perimeter (fence) and the area (field) of rectangles, squares and polygons. They worked in small groups and compared areas by measuring the area of rectangles (including squares) by counting the number of square centimetres. They also worked out perimeter with familiar objects around the classroom by exploring efficient ways of calculating the perimeters of rectangles such as adding the length and width together and doubling the result. Here are some pictures of them at play!
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In Prep G we have been learning about Multiplication! It has been very exciting learning this completely new concept for the students.
Students began exploring multiplication by creating equal groups using play dough.
They worked out their answer by creating their equal groups, then showed their working out through drawings.
We continued our practice using counters to make equal groups!
We then explored worded multiplication problems. Students created their own cookie posters, multiplying the number of cookies by the amount of M&M’s on each cookie.
We are excited to keep learning and practicing our multiplying skills!Read More »
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.Read More »
This term our Prep students have been learning all about Animals throughout their integrated studies topic ‘Staying Alive’.
Throughout this topic we have been learning about:
-Living vs Non-Living Things
-Endangered and Extinct Animals
-Animal Habitats and Diets
-Classifying animals into Animal Groups including mammals, reptiles, fish, insects, amphibians and birds
-How we can help protect animal habitats
To celebrate our learning, on Friday we had Aussie Wildlife Displays come and run an incursion with us! We got to touch and learn about many different animals, including different pythons, lizards, a black cockatoo, a quoka, a wombat and even a baby crocodile!
We had a fantastic time! It was amazing to see all these animals – some of them being severely endangered!
Thank you Aussie Wildlife Displays for a fantastic Incursion!Read More »
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.
We judged the books on 4 criteria:
- Uses a variety of punctuation i.e. … !!! ?
- Does it have a clear beginning, middle and end?
- Does the story have lots of WOW words?
- Do the pictures match the words on the page?
Maybe the two students above didn’t agree when judging this book!
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!
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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During our ICT & Digital Technologies session last week, Ms Woodhouse & Ric showed Prep W how to take photos using the laptop cameras.
We took some individual photos and group shots.
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!
We had fun taking photos of ourselves, whilst also talk discussing the importance of appropriate photos and privacy.
We love learning about how to use technology in our lives!Read More »
Last week was the annual art show extravaganza! Thank you to everyone who came along to share on this magnificent night. Thanks also to everyone that helped make this art show a great success. It was great to see so many families enjoying the students artworks and catching up with each other. Below are some photos of the evening – a great time was had by all!Read More »
3/4 used unifix and MAB to become little architects to demonstrate and calculate the Volume (L x W x H) for appropriate buildings. They used their buildings and their objects to determine the volume by using the familiar metric units (cubic centimetres).
See below pictures of their work in progress – showing great team work!
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What a fantastic day we had celebrating Book Week at Belle Vue!
We started our day off by having a parade – showing off our wonderful costumes! Students and staff of the Belle Vue community dressed as their favourite character from a book that they treasure. Everyone looked brilliant!
Students then enjoyed exploring some of the 2018 shortlisted books through rotational activities.
We ended our day with a fantastic incursion called ‘Treasure Hunt!’
Thank you to everyone who contributed to such a fantastic day!Read More »
Today the grade 1/2s had an amazing time in their ICT/coding sessions!
We got to use a robot car with a camera and virtual reality (VR) goggles!
Students got to wear the VR goggles to ‘look through’ the camera which was attached to the robot car. This was very fun!
We saw how Mr Ric used mBlock (which is programming software on Scratch) to program the robot to move its wheels and flash the message ‘hi’.
We can’t wait to learn more about robots and how to program them!Read More »