R/1MC Assembly

R/1MC started the day with their assembly alongside their buddies from 5/6BM. The students all did an amazing job sharing their 100 languages to the school.

Both classes then spent the afternoon engaging in a series of play investigations surrounding student interests. These activities ranged from Lego, outdoor play, flour play, puzzles and construction with pop-sticks. It was great to see students play and experiment with flour ass they added water into the flour to make a dough mixture and play around with the the new mixture they had created.

While everyone engaged in the different activities, groups were given the opportunity to paint a portrait of their fathers and male role models as a gift for fathers day. Happy Fathers day to all the dads and grandfathers!

 

Inquiry Investigations

Today we engaged in a range of play provocations based around our students’ inquiries. Many of our students engaged in different inquiries such as the play dough, slime, dancing, painting, playing in the doll’s house and learning a new game called ‘guess who’. This afternoon, many of our class members spent some time sweeping our backyard. We have been working with our students to teach them the importance of keeping our environment tidy.

We also created an observation station, where we placed an egg in water and are waiting to see what will hatch. Some students have predicted a chicken and others have predicted a dinosaur.  Hopefully R1EN and R1MC will have a new class pet tomorrow morning!

 

 

Book Week!

On Friday, we all had such a fun-filled day! R1EN had a great assembly and it was great to see all of the different costumes!

Here are some photos of our day and the wonderful costumes we were wearing.

 

‘Ch’ Sound Provocations and a surprise visit from the Early Learning Centre!

This morning while R/1EN were at music R/1MC discussed what recycling is, how we can recycle and what sort of items should be recycled!

After lunch we explored the sound ‘Ch’ through our various provocations and play using our character strengths, Curiosity, Humor, Fairness, Teamwork and Kindness. There was also a surprise visit from the early learning centre!

Exploring Numeracy using our 100 Languages!

This morning we got to explore Grevillia Park, where we got to demonstrate our character strengths of bravery, leadership, curiosity and many more. After recess we looked at different forms of measurement and explored different provocations related to time, shape, distance and length.

After lunch we met with our buddy classes were we commenced planning for each classes assemblies. R/1EN will be taking week 5 assembly and R/1MC will be taking week 6, which all families are welcome to attend.

*REMINDER: Next Friday (23rd August) is Book Week Dress up day, with the theme ‘Reading is our super power’. We encourage all students to dress up for the day as their favourite super hero or character.

 

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning” – D Ackerman

Today we engaged in a range of provocations around the two different ‘oo’ sounds, which can be found in words such as book and food. Here are some of our provocations:

 

Many students enjoyed engaging in their own inquiries and working with their peers in collaboration. Take a look at our learning:

Friday = Funday

*REMINDER: This coming Monday (29th August) is school photo day. Please ensure your child comes to school on Monday wearing their winter school uniform. *

**Donations Please: We are running low on building resources, so if you would like to donate any small cardboard boxes or similar materials, the students and teachers would really appreciate the opportunity to use them creatively. 

Sure it may be a funday… But here in HFCS fun and learning go hand in hand! Today started off with an amazing assembly presented by 5/6ND & R/1MP, which had a ‘toy shop’ theme. One provocation in particular, which resonated with our class, was ‘What toy would you be?’ 

Here are just some of the learning provocations, catered for the students 100 languages to flourish:

Plus some action shots of students explorations:

 

 

“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold” – J. Pearce

*REMINDER: This coming Monday (29th August) is school photo day. Please ensure your child comes to school on Monday wearing their winter school uniform. *

 

Today we engaged in a range of provocations around the sound ‘ng’, led by our wonderful pre-service teachers. Here are some of our provocations:

Throughout exploring the sound ‘ng’ and investigating their own inquiries, many of the students demonstrated creativity, curiosity, leadership, teamwork, humour, love of learning and zest. Our students loved using their 100 languages to explore this sound and their own inquiries.

Many of our students walked around the room with different puppets that represent our different learning powers. It was great to see the collaboration and creativity that was happening in our room.

Learning through inquiry-based provocations

Today we engaged in a range of provocations that explored informal measurement, length and inquiry investigations. Many students used cubes and their hands as a way of using informal measurement. Other students compared length using different vocabulary such as “longer”, “shorter”, “further” and “closer”.

Here are some of our provocations:

It was great to hear students using comparative language such as “smaller”, “longer” and “closer”. Some students decided roll the trucks and identify which trucks rolled the furthest and which ones did not roll as far. After engaging in different provocations, many students went off to engage in their own investigations around their interests.

Here is our learning: