During the beginning of Term 4, we’ve been learning how to say general shapes in Spanish to compliment the same learning we’ve been doing in our classrooms. This has proven to be an exciting test for us since the Spanish we are learning is quite challenging. Our learning has been aided by popular verbal games that we enjoy such as ‘pass-the-flashcard’ and ‘Spanish whispers’. We look forward to the rest of Term 4 in which we’ll also be learning various manners in Spanish and re-visiting numbers once again.
‘I’ve enjoyed learning with flashcards and doing Spanish whispers’ – Bisma (Prep D)
‘We’ve been learning how to talk Spanish and we’ve been doing the colours again’ – Hargun (Prep E)
During term three we used various materials to create art works using collage and paint. we used textures templates to print with paint and stamps to see what kinds of effects we could make, We then created a frame to place our painting in. We used a variety of natural and recycled materials to make our frames. We think the textured frames looked beautiful against our paintings. The final artworks were bright colourful with lots of interesting patterns and textures.
During term three we explored shape texture and colour as part of our CBL big idea of curiosity. We used paint and different tools to apply the paint so we could explore the kinds of textures and effects we could create. We also learnt about positive and negative shapes and learnt to cut out shapes with scissors. Using our new skills we created these amazing abstract mixed media collages. We combined our paintings and our shape cut outs to create them. It was interesting to see what kinds of paint effects we could create.
Hi everyone! On the 31st of July we celebrated a big milestone; our 100th day of school! This is a day we have all been looking forward to and have been counting down every day since our first day of prep.
Throughout this day, we reflected on all that we have achieved over the last 100 days of school and celebrated all the efforts that helped us to do so. We participated in ‘100’ themed activities such as writing what we want to do by the time we are 100 years old and made necklaces with 100 fruit loops. But… our favourite part of the day was our party!!
Welcome back to all the families and friends of Prep D! We have had a great start to our third term and are very excited to be launching our Directed Discovery investigations!
To help us decide what we would like to investigate, we brainstormed lots of different topics. The topics we came up with were all written down on poster paper and spread around the room so that we could record what we knew through drawings on the posters. Afterwards, we reflected on the topics with the most drawings and it helped us to see what we were most interested in learning about!
Miss brown organised some books and pictures to help us become more curious about our interests and we were able to roam amongst the topics, taking photos on our iPads and recorded lots of questions that we want to learn the answers to.
By asking questions, we were able to decide on which investigations captured our curiosities the most and sorted ourselves into the following teams:
- rocket ships
In our teams we are going to explore these interests by researching and learning all that we can! Watch this space for the amazing creations we will be developing using all our new learning about these curiosities!
Prep: In Spanish for Term 3, we Preps have started learning to say a variety of animals in Spanish. We’ve already played a variety of verbal games that help us to remember what we’ve learnt throughout Spanish and also some exercises in our books to help us learn successfully the spelling of the animals. We can’t wait to continue learning to say new animals and also describe their colours in Spanish.
‘I like learning how to say spider in Spanish because it has a letter that isn’t in the English alphabet’ – Valentino (Prep H)
‘I like it when we have Spanish’ – Kierra (Prep D)
In Prep D we have been learning all about living things and their needs for survival. We have taken a huge interest into plants, (thanks to our class plant investigation) so when Miss Brown asked us how can we help a living thing survive, we decided to help the plants in the pot plants outside our classroom! We noticed some of these plants have overgrown or died so we want to help restore them so that they can flourish and survive!
We identified the pot plants that we believe need the most help in surviving and have devised some strategies to help us achieve this goal!
Together we have decided:
- To help trim back over grown plants to stop them from growing over the smaller plants in the pot so that they can all survive together
- To re-plant some plants that have not enough dirt to help them survive
- And to plant fresh plants so that they can survive.
To help us with our goals, we began to do some research as a class. We learnt that there are some plants, including the ones that are overgrowing in our pots, are very easy to look after and have very simple needs. We began to research online about all these easy-to-maintain plants and have began considering if we should seek plant donations from plant shops to help us with our restorations.
Using our goals of wanting to help the current plants and new plants survive, we worked together to design the layout of the pot plants. A big problem we noticed was that the plants have grown too much or not enough because of how they have been positioned! So we plan to fix that with the help of our pot plant maps!
We are still currently working on our solution to helping living things, our large pot plants, survive. So please watch this space and keep up to date with our process 🙂
This term during Health and Physical Education we have been learning and practising our throwing techniques. During the last few weeks of PE we have focused on overarm throwing by making Mr/Miss T, Mr/Miss Strong and Mr/Miss Throw shapes with our body to throw an object. We are having so much fun learning new games and skills!
Thanks for reading,
To support our inquiry into the Big Idea of “Survival” we were lucky enough to experience some of Australia’s native wildlife! Roo Keeper Lisa taught us all about some of Australia’s cutest….and scariest creatures, and helped us understand how these animals survive in the wild.
“Flower the snake is brown because she from the desert” – Spencer
“Squirt changes colour to help him camouflage and keep safe” – V
We are able to pet and touch all the animals that Lisa brought to us so that we could have a close look at their colours, shapes and sizes which helped us understand how they all survive and look after themselves. We even got to have a photo with Peter the snake and Marlie the Dingo!