This week the students had a visit from Megan Brown from Waterwise Schools. Megan gave presentations to the students on a variety of Waterwise topics.
Megan explained about the important work of the Water Corporation and it’s role to provide clean and healthy water to Western Australians.
Megan showed us water ‘before’ it goes to the treatment plant.
And we compared the water to ‘cleaned’ water.
Megan told us how the dams used to provide Perth with enough drinking water but because of our drying climate we now have to source other water resources.
We learned how there is limestone in the ground around Perth. Limestone ‘holds’ water.
Megan showed us this fantastic model of the water cycle and we could see how the water soaks into the ground below.
We learned about the desalination process.
To conclude we learned that our drinking water comes from three sources – dam, ground and desalination.
The Year 5 students had an interesting presentation about how Aboriginal people valued and sourced water and the strategies that they used to locate sources.
The Year 6 students completed a quiz using Keepads.
We learned about the desalination process – how the water is processed using
- ultra filtration
- reverse osmosis and
- ultra violet light
This is the unit used in the reverse osmosis process.
The water goes through four stages before it is pumped into our water supply.
The Year 3 students participated in a drama activity about the water cycle.
The focus in the Year 4 session was to learn how leaves use and transport water. The students had the opportunity to use their Rotary microscopes.
We thank Megan from Waterwise Schools for sharing her Waterwise knowledge with us. The presentations were most informative.
We have had a busy, but fun Term 3!
It has been fun playing in our 2GA class shop and learning all about money.
A highlight has been our giant Snakes and Ladders game board which has helped us with our addition and subtraction skills.
When Mrs Bull asked some of us our favourite day a lot of us said “Book Week” because we got to dress up as a book character and also watch this years Book Week Show ‘Treasure Hunt’.
We will also be very sad to say good-bye our University Student Miss Wilson. She has taught the Year 2’s so much this term and we wish her the best of luck. Thank you Miss Wilson!
In Year 2 we have been learning all about money. We understand that it is a very important skill to have and like learning about it.
We can identify Australian coins and notes and can order them according to their value. We have also learnt how to count a collection of coins and notes. We like participating in different money game rotations in class that help us with these money skills.
COUNTING AND MAKING COLLECTIONS
We also have a Year 2 Class Shop. This awesome developmental play area allows us to practice our money skills. We love to pretend that we are shopping and paying for our items.
In Year 2 we are enjoying learning about the world around us. We have explored our suburb, our city, our state and our country.
Last week we shared some of our knowledge about Aboriginal Culture and in particular, Aboriginal symbols.
We learnt that the Aboriginal people have their own languages and also use symbols to tell stories and communicate.
We learnt how to draw and interpret some of these symbols.
We also had a go at writing our own short stories using these symbols.
We had a lot of fun using our imaginations to create our stories and sharing them with our friends was really cool too!
In Mathematics we have enjoyed learning all about measuring length, area and weight.
We also enjoyed learning all about Capacity, exploring this concept through a number of ‘hands on’ activities.
We estimated how many uni-fix blocks it would take to fill up our lunch boxes!
Our estimations were way off 🙂 but that was all part of the fun!
We also estimated and measured the capacity of different cups.
We used sand from the playground and spoons from the lunch bag. Our estimations were pretty close this time! YAY!
It is fun learning and then applying these concepts to our everyday lives!
On Wednesday 23 May, Year Six Blue met with their Year Two buddy class. The Year Two’s read their buddy reports and the Year Sixes showed them their fables that they had written, illustrated and recorded. It was a warm afternoon and the students spent some quality time together, reading and sharing their literary talents.