Throughout Terms 3 and 4, students in grade 5/6 participate in Bike Education every Friday. Students learn about safety aspects of their bike and participate in activities which allow them to hone in on their basic riding skills.
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As part of the strong transitioning program for our students, Belle Vue students are annually invited to visit Balwyn High School. All grade 6 students are invited to Balwyn High regardless of the high school they will be going to. This approach aims to familiarise our students with a high school environment, learn about what support structures high schools have to assist students and the opportunities they will experience.
Past Belle Vue students also come and address the current students and are there to answer any questions they may have. This year, students experienced a science lesson in the fantastic science lab facilities that Balwyn High have to offer. This day is a significant part of ensuring students feel comfortable with their transition to high school.Read More »
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.
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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 »