The 1/2 students have been busy undertaking the Maths Online Interview (MOI) assessment and the teachers have been so impressed with the growth our students have shown. So well done all the brilliant learners of the 1/2 cohort! We have worked really hard to improve our knowledge of multiplication and division and all students have developed their knowledge of efficient strategies. Who can make an array and use skip counting to solve the problem:
I picked 6 flowers. Each flower has 4 petals. How many petals are there altogether?
In Reading, we finished off our Inferring unit by becoming detectives. We walked into a crime scene in our classrooms. The crime was that someone broke the moneybox. Each student was given a sheet with 4 suspects. There was a description of each suspect that had clues to help the detectives solve the crime. Everyone did a remarkable job and we discovered that there was no crime only an accident by a clumsy Little Fox. We also had a blast playing a C.S.P.S version of the Amazing Race. Students were in teams and had to read clues to go to the next location. Some clues we used were ‘row, row, row your ______’ and ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your golden hair, from where?’
In Writing, we are well on our way with persuasive writing. We looked at lots of different texts and participated in line debating where we shared our arguments about why dogs are better than cats or why we should only have school for two days a week. Each student picked something they felt very strongly about and then thought about who they were trying to persuade. Get ready to check these out as we are up to drafting and revising these pieces now.
In Inquiry, the grade 1/2 students became weather reporters. They did an exceptional job and the teachers discovered some budding journalists. The students enjoyed this Inquiry and were very excited to watch each others reports and celebrate in the learning of others!
SCHOOL BBQ and SLEEPOVER
All year 1/2 students and teachers had a wonderful night! We got to play some exciting games and have a boogie at the disco. The year 2s had a fun night walk and watched Miss McKinley’s favourite childhood movie ‘The Land Before Time’. Everyone went to bed straight away but there were snores galore. We learned that Mr. Richards could cook a great BBQ, Miss Ricthie and Mr. Pidd have awesome dance moves, Miss Murray is a DJ extraordinaire and Mrs. Marinelli can plan a great sleepover.
Miss McKinley and the 1/2 Team.