The Busy Bear would like to wish the Saint Brigid’s community a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2015!
This term, The Junior Learning Community have been busy making gingerbread houses during investigations. Last week they were finally completed and they looked amazing! Thank you to all the mum’s that helped and to all the parents that brought in lollies that were used to decorate the gingerbread houses with.
In Mathematics, we have been learning about “Volume and Capacity”.
When we find out what a container, jug, bucket or cup can hold, we are measuring capacity. We used language like full, empty, half, between, quarter, a bit, three quarters and nearly to describe and draw capacity pictures.
We also experimented with weighing-scales this week, which was very exciting. Students discussed the difference between heavier, same/equal and lighter. We all had the challenge of making the weighing-scales balance; which was very tricky!
As you all know the busy bears have been working hard to design and create a sculpture of their choice in our “Design and Technology” lessons. First they had to design their sculptures and label each part with the material they wanted to use. The materials they were able wot use were – fabric, paper, cardboard, wood, plastic bottles, bottle tops etc. After weeks and weeks of working on their creations today they completed them… it was a very exciting afternoon.
As part of our Design and Technology Unit all the Grade One students visited the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park yesterday. The students had a fabulous time exploring a range of different sculptures created with different materials outside and than had the opportunity to explore the inside gallery. Students then participated in two activities – stick woving and sunflower making. Both these activities were inspired by artwork seen in the gallery and sculpture park.
Below are some photos from the day, Enjoy!
1I Canvas Painting
Busy Bears large group painting Canvas that will be silent auctioned on the day of the fair.
Students Individual Canvas Paintings
Over the last few weeks the Busy bears have been working hard on painting canvas’ that will be sold at the Fair on Saturday 15th of November. These will be for sale in the Middle Learning Community area for $5.00 each. If you are unable to attend the Fair, but still wish to perchance you child’s art please see the school office staff.
Thank you 🙂
What are World War I and Remembrance Day?
World War I lasted from 1914-1918. Since World War I ended, every year on 11 November we remember the people in the armed forces who died in battle. This is called Remembrance Day. It also marks the day that World War I ended in 1918.
Did you know?