Inquiry – Materials in Motion

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Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Inquiry | Posted on April 29, 2015

Welcome back to Term 2! Sorry it has been so long between posts!

This term we will be learning about ‘Materials in Motion’.

Through this unit we will be developing our understanding of materials and their properties as well as how these properties affect the way they move. We will build on our understandings through investigations and experiments within the school which will enable us to explore our environment, man-made and natural objects.

Today we looked at three different materials and brainstormed lots of uses. Below are some of our examples.

Wood

  • tables and chairs
  • shelves
  • cupboards
  • the inside of houses
  • a rocking horse

Plastic

  • bags
  • bottles
  • toys
  • containers
  • cups

Metal

  • parts of cars
  • keys
  • coins
  • buckles
  • part of scissors

Can you think of anything else? Comment below ūüôā

Western Water Incursion

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Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Inquiry | Posted on March 4, 2015

This morning we had a Western Water incursion which is provided free to schools and kindergartens by Western Water.

Jackie spent 45 minutes with us teaching us about water and the water cycle.

We learnt the importance of saving water and learnt about the Western Water mascot ‚ÄėSammy the Snake‚Äô. We looked at the difference between old nozzles on hoses and water saving nozzles.

We discussed the different uses of water and learnt that it is very important. We use it for so many things including drinking, cleaning, washing, helping plants grow and to make things including cars and plastic.

The water cycle is very interesting. Water evaporates into water vapour and goes high into the sky to make clouds. Then it gets cold and the vapour turns back into a liquid as rain. It if gets really cold it can freeze and become snow or hail. It then keeps going around in a cycle.

We listened to a story about the water cycle and then acted it out using costumes.

Below are some photos from our play.

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Mailbox Walk

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Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Inquiry | Posted on February 24, 2015

This Friday (27th February) we will be walking to our local mailbox on Phillip Drive. We will be posting letters to invite our ‘Special Person’ to visit us on Wednesday the 11th of March.

If you haven’t returned your addressed envelope with a stamp can you please send it tomorrow. Also if you haven’t returned¬†the local excursion permission note you child will be unable to come on the walk so please send that tomorrow too.

I will post some photos from the walk on Friday afternoon.

Thanks,

Michelle

Flags

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Posted by missdouglas | Posted in 21st Century Learning, Inquiry | Posted on October 13, 2014

This term we are learning about ‘Cultures’ and Simone taught us that each country has their own flag. Today we looked at a range of flags and copied them on the tablets using a drawing app.¬†After we¬†copied a flag we¬†asked our friends to work out which country the flag was from by looking at the flags on the board and reading the matching country. Here are some photos from our lesson.

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One student then asked: How many different flags are there in the world? We are going to try and research this. Does anyone know the answer?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Inquiry | Posted on September 3, 2014

Today Simone (our Pre Service Teacher) taught us all about the 3 R’s; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We learnt that we need to take care of our earth to make sure that people can survive in the future.

We looked at different types of rubbish and looked for the recycling logo (shown below) on the rubbish to know if we can recycle the rubbish or not.

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Then we sorted pictures of rubbish into four bins – aluminium, paper, plastic and compost to show our understanding of recycling.

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We discussed each of the pieces of rubbish and made sure they were in the correct bins. Below is an example of a completed poster.

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Do you recycle and/or compost at home? Tell us about it.

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