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Scarecrows… a work in progress.

Scarecrows… a work in progress.

The grade 1/2 students have been working hard on Wednesday afternoons to create some scarecrows to protect our plants in the veggie patch. Check out the photos of our scarecrows below, along with some of our beautiful produce that we are growing!

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Beautiful Broadbeans and Stunning Sunflowers

Beautiful Broadbeans and Stunning Sunflowers

As part of our integrated unit “Watch It Grow!” we  have been growing lots of different seeds and watching how things develop from a seed into a seedling. One thing we have noticed is that our sunflowers and broadbeans have grown best when we keep them inside overnight. We think this happens because the plants don’t get too cold or get frost bite.

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Friday Fun Maths!

Friday Fun Maths!

Friday means “Friday Fun Maths!” in grade 1/2. This is a time when we revise concepts that we have learnt over the past few weeks. This weeks activities included:

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Why is it important to make healthy choices?

Why is it important to make healthy choices?

Today we thought about what the word healthy means. We thought of lots of different things, like eating healthy food, exercising, getting enough sleep, brushing your teeth and personal hygiene.

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Ways to be kind in grade 1/2

Ways to be kind in grade 1/2

Today at school we thought about some different ways that we can be kind to each other. Here are some of the ideas that we came up with:

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Shapes within shapes

Shapes within shapes

Did you know that there are shapes WITHIN shapes? We were amazed!

The grade 1/2 classes have been learning all about 2D shapes this week. We have learnt about the different properties of shapes, their names, and how many corners or edges they have. Today we looked at how some shapes can be constructed by other smaller 2D shapes.

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Watch It Grow!

Watch It Grow!

Our integrated topic this term has been Watch it Grow! As part of our studies, we have learnt all about plants and the things that they need to grow – such as soil, sunlight and water.

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Awesome Ordering (of numbers)

Awesome Ordering (of numbers)

Today in maths we ordered numbers from smallest to largest.

Firstly, we cut out all of the numbers that we needed.

Then we put all of the numbers in order from smallest to largest. To work out what number went first, we looked at the first digit. If the first digits were the same, then we looked at the second digit. If the second digits were the same, then we looked at the third.

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Our exciting excursion to Edendale Farm!

Our exciting excursion to Edendale Farm!

We went to Edendale farm which is in Eltham. At the farm we fed some animals like chickens, goats and sheep. We got to pat some sheep, the calf and the guinea pigs. We also learnt about plants, compost and the environment. Here are some of the things that we learnt today:

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Problem Solving in 1/2

Problem Solving in 1/2

This week in Maths, we have been looking at different strategies that we can use to solve problems. One of these was the Draw a Picture strategy. Using this, we had to work out how many different ice cream combinations we could create. Here is some of our great work!

 

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