WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

September 14, 2012
by khornby
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Friday Learning Agreement – Mathematical Thinking Space

Victor: “I use the knight first.”
Sadul: “If Victor moves the pawn there, I can escape him.”

Sadul and Victor were taking their time with their moves to really think about what the other would do.

What strategies do you use when you play chess?

Sadul and Victor decided that they would move their pawns closer to each other.

Oh oh! What has happened? How are we going to get out of this?

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September 11, 2012
by Miss C
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Screen It 2012

We had 2 groups from Grade 1 put together an animation in response to the national competition for school-aged filmmakers, Screen It 2012.  Run annually by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image the students responded to this year’s theme, ‘Belonging’. It proved to be a valuable trigger for students and teachers to explore what belonging means to us while learning animation techniques along the way.

We hope you enjoy our films.

September 7, 2012
by khornby
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Learning with the Wii

The grade 1’s have really enjoyed using the Wii during Learning Agreement time!

We have been doing dancing. Dancing is great for the student’s gross motor skills, coordination, health and fitness, patterning and of course, their happiness!

Look at these boys giving it a go 🙂

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June 10, 2012
by Miss C
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Eco Cubby Project

Over the past few weeks, students have been designing and creating
their ‘Dream Eco Cubby’. As part of the Eco Cubby Team, Sadul and Fiona D have
taken our ideas and presented them to the Eco Cubby Committee. Together they
will work with the Architect and Mr Lyon to design and build our very own
Wooranna Park Eco Cubby.

During Learning Agreement, Liam has engaged with this task having
planned his ‘Tree House Cubby’. “It
has stairs and you have to climb them to go up. I think we should make it from
wood so it fits in the tree. Birds can live around it.”

Liam then worked to build a model of his Cubby choosing to use
paddle pop sticks and PVA. To join the faces of his cube based structure he
then used the glue gun for extra support.

Liam was really proud of his end result. “I learnt to keep doing it, even when it got sticky!”

 

 

June 8, 2012
by khornby
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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!

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May 31, 2012
by khornby
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What this bike needs is….

After reading “Mrs Armitage on Wheels” the grade 1’s designed their own bikes, thinking of the repetitive statement from the story “what this bike needs is…”.

What creative thinking came from their designs!

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