Gingerbread houses

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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.

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Volume and Capacity

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.

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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!

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Design and Technology

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.

McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park

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!

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Canvas Paintings

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Busy Bears large group painting Canvas that will be silent auctioned on the day of the fair.

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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.

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Thank you 🙂

Remembrance Day – 11th November

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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?

  • World War I began on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918.
  • World War I was called ‘The Great War’ until World War II began in 1939, which also involved countries from all around the world.
  • An Armistice was signed that ended World War I at 11:00am on 11 November, 1918. This meant that the countries that were fighting against each other agreed to stop.
  • Remembrance Day is 11 November every year – the same day that World War I ended. It is also known as Armistice Day.
  • Poppies became a symbol of World War I because they have grown around some of the places where battles were fought. A soldier named John McCrae wrote a famous poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’, which was inspired by seeing these poppies.
  • Many people wear a red poppy pinned to their coat in honour of Remembrance Day.
  • Every year, paper poppies are sold by the Royal British Legion to raise money to help people in the armed forces today.
  • The Sunday before Remembrance Day is called Remembrance Sunday. There are special ceremonies around the country on this day, including one in London that the Queen takes part in.