This Term the Grade 1/2’s will be learning all about TOYS. To begin this learning, we are asking that all students bring a toy that is special to them in the first week of Term 3, please make sure it is clearly labelled. We are also asking that they write about their toy during the holidays to get their thinking ready. They will need to answer the below questions and bring them back in the paper bag provided as well as their toy in the first week of school. This is not an independent writing task, so your assistance with this task is encouraged if required.
Where did your toy come from? (Was it a present, from a family member, for a special occasion?) Why is it special to you? Do you play with your toy by yourself or with someone else? How old were you when you got this toy? Does your toy move? Does your toy have different parts? If so what are they?
The students will be presenting their work in front of their classmates in the first weeks of term 3, so if they would like to practise their presentation at home, especially if they tend to get a little shy, then that would be great.
Also, Toy catalogues will be needed for all sorts of explorations, so if you have any please bring them in!
If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact one of the teachers. Thank you in advance, Miss Jennah, Prue, Luisa, Rosa, Mrs Khattar and Sengul
Today, a group of wonderful parents came together to provide some much needed love and attention to our courtyard. They spent two hours cleaning, fixing, weeding, sweeping and organising our space to make it more inviting for the Preps. We are all very thankful for their help today and the Preps are extremely excited to see what they are going to do next!
If you would like to help with upgrading our outdoor space please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on your details to the team.
Also, if you would like to donate some plants (in pots), that would be very helpful (succulents are especially useful).
The Prep Team
The number ninjas have been working hard on being able to read, make and order two-digit numbers by understanding how many tens and ones are in each number. The students rolled a dice twice, added these numbers to their tens and ones t-chart to make a two digit number and made the number using Montessori cards and cups, MAB, bundling sticks and unifix. Below are some photos of their early explorations.
Thanks to a generous donation from Nelson Alexander, and the hard work of Alex Hoskins for securing the donation, our HPV has arrived! The RACV Energy Breakthrough team (the 10 student leaders) have now begun training and are keen to get their licences and begin riding. More to come!
As a part of our studies of Australia’s indigenous culture there have been a variety of experiences for the students this semester. In term one, as a part of planning and writing the play and our history studies, students explored the effects colonisation had on Australia’s first peoples. This term we have a performance of song and dance from Dion Drummond, read and responded to dreamtime stories and investigated art work and symbols. Below are some photos of students having a go at some dot paintings and the symbols we explored.