We have had an amazing and very busy start to Term 3!
Our guided inquiry topic sees us explore the concept of Social Justice through the exploration of different cultures.
We read a beautiful story called Whoever You Are by Mem Fox and have used this story to complete a variety of activities. We had a discussion about our understanding of the word ‘culture’ and decided that it doesn’t matter what you look like – it’s what’s on the inside that counts! These are some of our thoughts…
We can learn more about the world – Reece
You can learn more about yourself – Sienna
You can learn new languages – Thomas
You might like to try new foods from different countries – Sajith
We are all friends even if we don’t know each other – Amber
We can learn more about others – Holly
It might help you make new friends – Roman
We created a mini poster about ourselves using some of the techniques seen in the illustrations. Our posters celebrate our differences! We wrote about some of things that make us different – things that celebrate our culture and created a beautiful frame for our work just like in the story!
We also created a mini portrait of ourselves to place around a painting of the world to symbolise that each one of us helps to make our world a better just by being in it! We are looking forward to learning about more cultures very soon!
We have linked our culture topic to our mathematical learning too! One of our outcomes is to recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value. What a better way to learn about money than to create a café! As a class we voted on an appropriate name – The Culture Café and designed posters advertising our delicious offerings of pasta, sushi, cupcakes and coffee! The café is open for business and is quickly becoming a local favourite! We have learnt that the shape, colour and pictures on the coins help us to identify if the coin is from Australia.
We have recently celebrated our 100th Day of Year One! We have survived 100 days of school!
We each brought in collections of 100 objects from home and used them to help us with our counting. We soon discovered that counting 100 objects takes a long time! Grouping our collections into tens, fives and even twos helped us count faster! We are getting better with our skip counting each day!
We also created a fun portrait of what we might look like if we live to be 100 years old! Our most notable differences would be a few more wrinkles, lighter coloured hair and ‘pretend teeth’ (false teeth). Living to be 100 years old would be quite an amazing feat!
So much learning in such a short amount of time! We can’t wait to learn even more!