Learning best occurs when it is relevant and students are hands on in exploring the concept. This is an approach we try to take in our lessons where possible.Read More »
The Preps were lucky enough to have visit from Elke and her dog Oskar, who came in and taught us how to be safe around unfamiliar animals.
When we see an angry dog we should:
- Stand still
- Put our hands by our sides
- Be as quiet as a mouse
- Look at the ground.
Here we are practicing:
Then we did role playing, acting out different scenarios for when we meet unfamiliar dogs:
When we see a dog that looks friendly and we would like to pat it, these are the steps we should take:
- Walk up and stop in front of the dog and it’s owner (not too close)
- Ask the owner if it’s ok to pat their dog
- If they say yes, walk to the dog slowly
- Close your hand into a fist and let the dog sniff your hand
- Walk to the side of the dog, and have a pat!
Here are a lucky couple of Preps who got to pat Oskar:
Thank-you to Elke, Oskar and the Responsible Pet Ownership program.
We will definitely put these skills to good use!Read More »
During term 4 our whole school You Can Do It! focus is on Resilience. In grade 1/2 we have been discussing what it means to be resilient and the things that we can say to ourselves if we need some encouragement to stay strong.Read More »
During week 1, students have been measuring mass using a wide range of measuring equipment (including spring scales and balance scales). They have also been discussing some of the practical applications for mass, such as buying fruit and vegetables or weighing luggage at an airport. Students had to estimate the mass and then work out the actual weight of a range of items using both grams and kilograms.Read More »
To celebrate the end of term 3 all Belle Vue students had a disco in the hall. They had free dance opportunities, air guitar and limbo competitions, and even learned a new dance. Check out the photos of the children below to see how much they were having!Read More »
During Term 3 the integrated topic has been The Olympics. Students have discussed the history of the Olympic Games and researched some of the countries who have competed. The chosen countries are close neighbours of Australia including Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga and The Cook Islands. Not only did students research these countries but they also represented them during classroom Olympic events including the paper shot put, paper javelin and standing long jump. There was also a paper, scissors, rock competition as part of a Chance and Data activity when students discussed the likelihood of winning their group and recorded the results of their competition as a pie chart.Read More »
Grade 1 and 2 students have fortnightly spelling words as part of the Words Their Way spelling program. Each fortnight we provide the students with opportunities to learn their words in different ways, encouraging flexibility in thinking and opportunities at all times.Read More »
Did you know that September 13th is Roald Dahl Day? At Belle Vue Primary school today we celebratedRead More »
Today we were very lucky to receive a visit from some very special guests!
Prep W & Prep A were able to play with some very cute and cuddly baby bunnies!
With thanks to Alex PT, her mum Angela and their family friend Fiona who brought in the rabbits!
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This term the Preps have been learning about Getting Along and team work! We have been working in teams to support and encourage each other when completing tasks.
We competed in 3 legged races, worked together to push team mates on wheelie boards and learned the importance of an end of activity handshake!
See the photos below!
It was heaps of fun and we learned some life long skills!Read More »