We have been exploring 3D shapes and have looked closely at a sphere, cylinder, cube, square based pyramid, triangular based pyramid and a cuboid. It was tricky learning all of these new names! We searched for these shapes in the world around us and we enjoyed working with our Year 5 buddies to create our very own 3D shape mobiles. They looked GREAT!
In Mathematics we have been exploring the wonderful world of measurement! We have investigated the length of various objects and the capacity of different containers. We know that length is measuring how long something is and capacity is measuring how much something can hold.
When measuring capacity so far we have used sand and rice. We loved feeling the sand and rice fall through our fingers.
When measuring length we have used teddy counters, blocks, round counters, matchsticks, straws and pop sticks (really anything we could find!)
We have been comparing the length and capacity of two objects and have worked out that is very important to use the same things to measure with when you are comparing objects.
We can’t wait to keep investigating in the upcoming weeks…
Our guided inquiry topic in Year One this term is ‘Raw to Ready’.
We were lucky enough to attend an excursion to Woolworths and the Gosnells Railway Markets to explore this inquiry topic in a very ‘hands on’ way. Our first stop at Woolworths was where we were given an item to find in the shop. We had to choose which brand of this item we would want to buy and explain what made us choose this brand over the others. We then explored the cheaper option and discussed why we thought this option may be cheaper.
Our second stop was at the Gosnells Railway Markets. We were given this time to explore a range of products that were raw and ready, as well as items that were needs and wants.
There were many exciting and interesting things to see at the Markets. We are looking forward to creating our own products for our own mini market in the upcoming weeks.
We would really like to thank all the wonderful parent helpers who offered their time to assist us at our excursion-
This week we have been focusing on Australian coins. We watched a funny you tube clip that described each coin and we have learnt lots of new information! We ordered the coins, described them, had a go at writing the value of each coin and played coin memory. We were very excited to create our very own class shop and we brought in items from home to sell. Before we began setting up our shop we looked at some grocery shop catalogues and priced various items. It was interesting to guess how much things would sell for at the shops. We voted on a class name – it is called ‘1G Fresh Food’. We are still in the process of creating signs for our special grocery store but please feel free to buy some fresh produce anytime! We will begin to look very closely at Australian notes next week!
We were very lucky to have our grandparents and special guests come and join us for a ‘show and tell’ about their past. We learnt so many new things and it was very interesting. We couldn’t believe that photos used to take up to a week to be printed and that there once was a $2 note! We even got to meet a doll that could walk along with you! Wow, what a great morning! Thank you to those special guests who shared their wonderful memories from the past!
After the ‘show and tell’ we had morning tea together and then had lots of fun playing old-fashioned games. Some of the games we enjoyed playing with our special guests were hop scotch, elastics, skipping and bocce.
Some of us even enjoyed some dancing! We taught the grandparents some new moves!
Thank you to all the grandparents for coming! This is a learning experience that we will remember for many years to come and will enjoy sharing it with others when we reflect on our own past when we grow up!!
Recently we brought in some special items from home that represent different stages of our history. These items ranged from something that was from before we were born all the way up until now! We shared our special history items with our friends and then had to put them in order. Then we created our very own story about our history on the app ‘My Story’. We published them in i books! We can’t wait to share them with our families.
We have been bringing in lots of different items from the past and exploring what they are and how they were used. We have been curious about the black and white photos of families. We looked at charcoal portraits and had a go at creating our very own charcoal portraits. We watched a you tube video that showed us different ways to smudge the charcoal to make it have shadows. They really look like they are from the past. It was tricky drawing with the charcoal but when we wanted to change something it was so easy to smudge it and have another go! Our portraits look beautiful. We also created gold frames out of doilies.
We have been looking at some of the different games and items that children and adults would have used in the past. We think it would have been fun living in the past. We have noticed that some things are the same and different. Here are some pictures of us having a go at skipping with a skipping rope, playing dominos, using an old fashioned phone and being curious about some old photos.
Please continue to bring in any items from the past that we can explore!!
Happy 100 Days of School
We were so excited to be celebrating 100 days of school! We all dressed up as 100 year olds. It was really hard to recognise everyone behind all the hairy moustaches, big eye brows, grey hair and hair rollers!
To start off the day, we had a little parade for the rest of the school so they could see how we were dressed. They were impressed!
Everything to do with the Number 100!
In Literacy time we were given a $100 note and had to think about what we would do if we were given $100. It was interesting sharing our ideas!
We danced and sung by 1′s, 2′s, 5′s and 10′s all the way to 100. We filled out all about the Number Chart and moved the star on our number line to the number 100. We had lots of different stations that had different things to do with the number 100. We worked as a team to make a paper chain with 100 rings, we wrote the number from one to one hundred with chalk on the pavement, we played 100 bingo, we played a ‘Race to 100′ board game, we represented the number 100 using dots of paint and could count by 1, 2′s, 5′s or 10′s, we ordered numbers from one to one hundred.
At the end of the day we were exhausted from all the fun and we were ready for a Nanna nap!
We will continue counting the days of school until the end of the year! I wonder what number we will reach?