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!
Thanks for a wonderful incursion!Read More »
As a conclusion to our Push and Pull Integrated Studies unit, this week the students in grades 1 and 2 presented their sustainable playground designs and models.Read More »
This week for maths the grade 1/2 students have been looking closely at angles. We have identified acute, right, obtuse, straight and reflex angles and had great fun.Read More »
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.
Here are some photos from throughout the day:Read More »
This week in 1/2P we have been investigating the forces of push and pull. We conducted 2 experiments – making balloon rockets and constructing paper helicopters.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.
Thanks to everyone for coming along and celebrating along with the Preps!Read More »
The students in grades 1 & 2 have been very busy this week learning all about money.Read More »