Science Works Excursion

I thought I was the only lucky person but when I opened my eyes, all I saw as lots of lucky people roaming around like CRAZY! We could not wait until Nitty Gritty City. My absolutely favourite part was the music room because my friends and I made some cool songs altogether.   Devine

 

I thought it was fun because it was like doing team work when we were in Nitty Gritty City. I learnt about different chemicals and what happens when we put food dye into water, vinegar, detergent and washing powder. Jahzay    

I felt so excited because it was my first time at Scienceworks. My favourite area was the playground because I got to pretend to make some food in the Café and I got to create music with a team. We used different materials such as sticks and pipes to make sounds. Azaria

My favourite part of Scienceworks was the Technology Exhibition because we could create our own movies.   Sam

I felt so happy because there were many fun things to do and we DID IT ALL! I saw never-ending mirrors and I didn’t know where I was going..I heard everyone chitter chatting about Scienceworks and how amazing everything was. Kenzie

Buddy Bus Stop

Sometimes when we are all by ourselves we can feel lonely. If we feel like this at recess or lunchtimes, we can go to the Buddy Bus Stops. There are three of these in our school yard. If we see somebody at a Buddy Bus Stop, we can stop by and ask them to play 🙂

 

Shapes all around

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning all about shape, measurement and location. All of the 1-2 classes have been hunting for shapes in our school yard. Here’s what we found:

Squares

Squares have four equal sides and four corners.

Circles

Circles are round and have zero corners.

Rectangles

Rectangles have four sides – two short sides and two long sides.  Continue reading

Clubs

On Friday, we participated in our first clubs session for 2017. The Clubs program allows us to meet other students and teachers across the school, try new things, have fun and practise our school values. There are 18 different clubs and we have all been assigned to one of these clubs for the rest of the term. The clubs program currently runs every Friday at 2:15. At the end of the term, we will have a celebration to showcase our learning. Here is some of the fun we had in our first session:

  • In i-Pad club we practised making movies with the i-movie app!

  • In Science club, we were learning all about how things move and we made paper spinners!

  • In Cooking club, we talked about our favourite foods and made a chef’s hat!

  • In Dungeons and Dragons club, we were goblins searching through caves!

We are excited to visit our clubs again this week!

The St Albans Show

Today we were very lucky to have Joseph Ribarow come in to talk to us about the history of St Albans. He showed us lots of pictures and explained how life has changed from the past to the present in our local community. Here are some of the interesting things we learnt:

In the past, people at school had to get their water from the water tank – David


Joe didn’t have to wear a uniform to school – Hamionie


There was no K-Mart, the shops were smaller – Susan


Joe was born in Germany and he is 69 years old. He lived with his family in a one room bungalow – Marline

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Terrific Time Tellers

In week’s 3 and 4 of this term, the students in grade 1-2 were learning all about time! Here is some of the fun we had:

  • In Mrs Gooderham’s class we had a heap of physical fun with a warm up on time! We counted how long different things took by clapping, doing star jumps, leap frogs and other fun things! We also used our knowledge of tens facts in one of the tasks!

  • In Miss McCallum’s class, we read a beautiful Picture Story Book which gave us a look at many different aspects of time! We also looked at passing time and applied our knowledge of comparisons and timelines to show how long different tasks took!

  • In Ms Stefanidis’ class we had a wonderful warm up where we linked counting, addition and number patterns in with calculating passing time! Then we worked on Calendars, looking at important dates and solved some questions on elapsed time on the calendar between dates!

  • In Mrs Tran’s class we made our own analogue and digital clocks that we can manipulate to help us solve questions on time!

  • In Miss D’s class, we practised our skip counting by 5’s and looked at counting by tens and the patterns we notice while we are counting! This helps us when we look at the five minute intervals on an analogue clock face! We also worked on passing time ordering our day using the class timetable, and ordered categorised things as long and short.

Welcome to our blog!

Hi everybody,

Welcome to the SAEPS grade 1-2 blog. We are very excited to share our learning and the wonderful things happening in our classrooms with our school community. Our team is made up of 6 classrooms with approximately 120 enthusiastic students.

Here are just some of the things we look forward to sharing with you:

  • snapshots of our learning in English, Mathematics, History, Science and the Respectful Relationships Program
  • links to great websites you can access to explore and learn new things
  • team news, updates, reminders and special events
  • school events and activities

Thank you for visiting and please enjoy our blog!

The 1-2 team 🙂