WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

June 19, 2012
by khornby

Rock Around the Clock!

After much excitement, the Grade 1’s are proud to announce their premiere release of “Rock Around the Clock”!

Students created the rock n roll style dance during the exploration of “time” in workshops. A group decided to be really dedicated to learning the dance, even during lunchtimes and Friday Fun! Their reward for their engagement and positive learning attitudes was to create this film clip.

Well done, you should all be very proud of your learning!

Rock Around the Clock

June 18, 2012
by khornby

Designing our Costumes

Today we brainstormed ideas for our costumes for Thursday night. A challenge has definitely been set! Dress up as something mathematical… Here were some of our ideas from our brainstorm:

“I have a love heart dress, how many hearts are on it?” Tori
“You could wear spots, triangles or other shapes” Sarsha
“Numbers or symbols!” Aaliyah
“You could wear patterns” Liam
“A chess piece” Edward
“Robots because they go fast or slow which is maths” Risinu
“Time” Sarsha
“We could dress up as paper planes!”

Check out some of the costumes that we made…



June 10, 2012
by khornby
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Playing on chess.com

Grade 1’s have a strong passion for playing chess. They display great mathematical and strategic thinking when they play! I’ve been playing against Sara in grade 3… have a look at our game at them moment – I think it’s close to coming to an end! To save myself the embarrassment I won’t say what colour I am 😉

All grade 1’s have access to chess.com – if you would like to play me, my username is KristenHornby. I think Mr Broadway and Mr Lowne play against some of you too! Do you enjoy playing chess online?

June 8, 2012
by khornby

Does the weight effect how far our models go?

Continued from our “Mrs Armitage on Wheels” workshops…..

Today we discussed the question “What would make a difference to how far our model travelled?”. We came up with lots of ideas – one being whether the weight would make a difference.

We weighed our models on scales. We used tiles to measure how heavy they were. Guess what? The model that went the furthest was also the heaviest!






June 6, 2012
by khornby
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How far will our models go?

Today we listened to the “Pushbike Song”. Part of the words are:

“Down up pedals, down up down,
Round round wheels, go round and round”

How could we make a model that travels the furthest?

Students worked together to create one model. We had a start line and marked how far the models went. There were lots of wonderings and discoveries!

“Do more wheels make it go further?” Brian

We are in the process of measuring how far each model went. Some did not stay in one piece!










June 4, 2012
by kelvin broadway

Chess tournament

The day has started for Hussnain and Brian. Good luck to them and let’s hope they enjoy the day.

For more details from the day check out the chess blog.



May 30, 2012
by khornby

Outside Spaces

The grade 1’s have been working with the grade 4’s and Mr. Lyon to develop our outside space.
We brainstormed as a group then created drawings to represent what we would like to see, hear, smell and touch in our outside spaces.

What ideas could you share to create engaging outside spaces? Please comment!


May 29, 2012
by khornby
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A Child’s Plea…

The Grade 1’s were looking at the poem “A Child’s Plea…” (the author of the poem is unknown) during shared reading workshops. This poem has been in their reading logs since prep. We read the poem and discussed what learning is and what our learning looks like. They came up with so many “Wonderings” and “Discoveries” from reading the poem!

The biggest discovery was that they began to look at what they do during the day and began to identify what their learning.

“We share with each other! We are a community” – Brian
“It’s like the measuring that we are doing in the mathematics space” – Connor
“We played that memory game that is like a memory tray” – Jasmine
“Way and weigh are the same word but means different” – Tevi

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