Settled start to Term Four

We hope you all had a wonderful break and enjoyed the rest. 1 2F had a very settled start to Term Four, and we are already loving the new Inquiry Unit this term related to Science and Earth.  We created a list of wonderings about Space, conducted a light experiment, collected data for Numeracy and worked on our Solar System paintings. What a great week!

Digital Technologies Term 3

This term, the Year 1/2 students have been experimenting with the school robots and the Explain Everything app on the iPads to learn about ‘input’ and ‘output’. They have explored different ways that computers and robots transmit and receive data – through typing, touch, text, sound, light and colour.

For their term project, they have used Explain Everything to re-tell a Bible story that is familiar to them. They needed to include animated clipart and record their voice to narrate the story.

This has been particularly challenging for some students because the project has required them to save their work regularly, retrieve it every week and edit their work without accidentally deleting the details. Despite the hurdles, they have all shown great perseverance and created some very entertaining versions of the Bible stories.

Here are a few examples to enjoy:

 

 

Farmer: Buy a Bale of Hay Day

Last Thursday the Level 2 students joined the whole school in a Numeracy task. We dressed as farmers and came to school with our gold coins in an effort to assist the farmers in NSW. We raised a staggering $876.40 to purchase bales of hay to be sent to the farmers. We were able to purchase 43 small bales of hay. What a great day it was and it certainly highlighted maths in the real world for the students. There were estimates around how much money we would raise, how many $ 2.00 coins and $1.00 coins there would be, how long the line would be and how to measure it accurately. Well done St. Anne’s and Mrs. Dame for assisting the farmers in need.

Poetry

This week the Year 1 and Year 2 students have started writing poetry. In 1/2 D the students investigated how to write a limerick.

A funny rhyming poem of 5 lines.

It follows the pattern AABBA,

Lines 1, 2 and 5 have 7 – 10 syllables

Lines 3 and 4 have 5-7 syllables

 

A limerick needs five lines. The 1st line, the 2nd line and the fifth line need to end in a rhyme.  ( Aleck )

A limerick has five lines and most of them are funny. ( Erin )

A limerick can be silly and often starts with ……There was a … ( Ryder )

 

Numeracy

At the moment in Level 2 there is a focus on measurement activities. We are discussing length, capacity and volume. It would be great if you could discuss measurement at home and where it is important in our lives. For example: cooking, distance to places, height and weight of different objects etc.

 

Religion

This term the students have been learning about ‘Signs of God’s Love’. They have investigated the idea of signs and symbols. The students have visited the chapel to discuss symbols used at Mass. Many students have brought in items from their Baptism to share with their class.

   

Narrative Writing

This term the Year 1 and Year 2 students have been learning about the features of Narrative Writing.

I’m writing a story called’ ‘Ruby and the Ogre.’ ( Chloe )

My story is titled, ‘The Lolly Shop’ ( Charlie )

My story is, ‘ Lily and the Ogre.’ ( Erin )

 

Aleck – I think narrative writing is so enjoyable because you can use your imagination in so may ways.

Oli – Narrative writing is good for people’s brains.