sorry for the delay in updating you on what’s going on in class – Report time is always hectic but we have had some great learning opportunities!
In Maths we have been learning a lot about Length. We have looked at how to measure, order and compare lengths of objects and are now beginning to calculate perimeter of simple shapes. We have even started creating our own Perimeter Robots. They should be on display next week 🙂
We have been learning about inferencing and how easy it is to infer messages from actions. Playing a couple of games of charades has helped us in recognising body language and watching a short film allowed us to make inferences without words. Please check this YouTube link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=454nNoD6-TI) to check out what we watched!
Procedures has been our focus for writing over the last couple of weeks. Through discussion, we realised that we use procedures so often, sometimes without even realising! For example, Instructions, ‘How to’ videos, rules for games, recipes, etc. We have practised writing our own procedures and even made some delicious sandwiches for lunch!!
We are now moving on to writing, directing, filming and producing our own iMovie YouTube Video!! They will be ready to view on Open Night and will be posted on our Class Blog afterwards 🙂 Stay Tuned!
Science is what Miss Bent teaches while the other half of the class is at Junior/Middle School Sport. This ensures that we are following the curriculum for our designated year group. The Year 2s have been focussing on the Water Cycle and have investigated how water gets to our taps, they have even created a water cycle in a bag. This is taped to our front door, please ask your children to explain each of the steps to you!
The Year 3s have been learning about Heat Transfer and the different kinds of heat energy. We have conducted a couple of experiments to test if materials of objects directly impact the absorption of heat within a given time frame. We are now focussing our findings in this experiment on learning about conduction, radiation and convection!
H.A.S.S is integrated into our computer time this term! The Year 3 students have been conducting some research on Australia’s neighbours, including locating manmade and natural features. This research topic has allowed students to understand the importance of using key words to funnel their internet searches to find the sought after information within a shorter timeframe. The students are working on a Pages Document to present to the class on their country and will do so in Week 10 of Term 2.
The Year 2 students have been learning about what life was like 100 years ago. More specifically, they have been looking at technology. We now understand that technology is not just limited to devices, but instead includes a vast array of manmade and manufactured items such as pens, belts, boxes, etc. Our students have been busy researching everyday items for the 21st Century (mobiles, refrigerators, cars, washing machines, etc.) and locating information on their counterpart from 100 Years ago. We have compiled images of these objects into a table on a Pages Document and now have them on display – please come and have a look at our work 🙂
As we use computers twice a week and also in line with our Scope and Sequence for Information Technology, we have been learning about safe practise while using computers. This specifically focuses on Cyber Safety. We have discussed and understand what is and isn’t safe to share online and are confident in speaking to an adult when something seems particularly fishy. These are all important things to remember as our computer use increases through the years.
Miss Bent is particularly excited about a program based on resiliency that we will be running next term. This program will focus on how to problem solve when things don’t feel right, or we are uncomfortable or upset with a situation. Please keep posted!