Scooting, scanning and safe breaking were just some the things the Year 4’s have been learning about during Bike Ed week. Students learnt how to check their bikes and helmets before riding as well as safely navigate obstacles including cars and pedestrians while riding on the streets. The students had a lot of fun and should be proud of their effort and enthusiasm.
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Year 2s are enjoying exploring Asia as part of this term's 'Amazing Asia' inquiry unit.
They are learning about the continent of Asia and its countries, their history, culture, beliefs and other aspects. Students will also gain experience in digital mapping technologies, such as when exploring landmarks, capital cities and other geographical features.
On Thursday we welcomed the Foundation students into our classrooms for their first Transition Day. All the children really enjoyed working together to complete an art and craft activity. The Year One students were wonderful role models, demonstrating how they can listen actively to their teachers and carefully follow instructions. They loved sharing their learning with their Foundation buddies!
On Monday, 22nd October, the Year Three students participated in a Red Paper Plane Challenge event to help raise awareness about Dyslexia whilst incorporating STEM education. Then students could choose to make their planes either as individuals or in teams. There were no limits placed on their creativity. They wrote messages of support and encouragement on their planes to raise awareness about Dyslexia.
Passport. Check! Suitcase. Check! Camera. Check! "Don’t forget your toothbrush!" Term 4 has gotten off to a wonderful start and we are thoroughly enjoying our new topic, ‘It’s A Small World,’ in Year One. We kicked things off by learning about the 7 continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Oceania (Australia) and Antarctica. Now our bags are packed and we’re setting off on our world tour as classes “visit” wonderful and diverse countries around our wor
This term for Inquiry the Year 6's are focusing on global citizenship. As an immersion for this unit of work, students participated in the 'World of 100'. This helped students to visualize what the world would look like if there were only 100 people in it, highlighting the huge amount of disadvantage and inequality that people experience in our world.
Torquay Festival – Thank you to everyone who supported our festival on Saturday. Besides the odd shower, it was a great success and we’ve gathered some great ideas for next year. The students who provided the musical entertainment were massively popular and put on a fantastic performance. Well done to all of them and a big thank you to Anika and Ross as the coordinating teachers for these up and coming musical ‘stars.’ Events such as this cannot be successful without a lot of
This week, in Year 4, the students have been a part of interpersonal workshops called ‘Peer Mediation’. Peer Mediation is designed to contribute to a positive, caring, safe and friendly school environment. Students have learnt a variety of communication skills such as, positive body language, reading facial expressions and emotions, understanding their own and others feelings. All students have learnt some fantastic lifelong skills and have had some fun while doing it! Feelin
This term the Foundation students are investigating all things Toys! This week all of the Foundation students participated in an incursion from 'Hands on Science'. Students looked at the different forces of toys and learnt how to make some toys out of everyday materials.