Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Minnamurra Rainforest Excursion

Please enjoy this video that was made to show the Year 2 students today as we completed a culminating lesson on Rainforests.


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Studying Aussie Environments...Take a Visit to Minnamurra Rainforest.




The day was sunny but crisp and Stage 1 students were off to visit the rainforest. We learnt about the layers of the rainforest and the plants and animals that are in the rainforest in the classroom, but the trip and actually walking in the rainforest was unbelievable. 
The students built bird homes, explored the leaves and sifted through the leaf litter from the rainforest floor to look for little creatures.
Then we walked the boardwalk to explore the rainforest. It was fresh, exhilarating and educational.


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

How do we recycle water at Inaburra?

Today we had two guests speak to us during our Science and Technology lesson.

Firstly Mr Coote spoke to us about the water that flows into our sensory playground. Unfortunately it is not recycled water. Mr Coote explained to us about what the architect said about the reason why we couldn't recycle the water. The tap that is used is a slow flowing tap and also turns off after a short amount of time. The students enjoyed chatting with Mr Coote.



Secondly Mr Mundy spoke to us about the rainwater tanks that we use to store the rain water that we  recycle. We use this 'dirty water' to water the gardens and flush the toilets.


Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Jump and Split Strategies

The Jump and Split Strategies.

If you would like to help your child work on these strategies at home, these video will teach you how to do it. Or if you would like to understand your child's pre-test for this week, these videos may help also.

In class we will be using the Jump Strategy to solve both addition and subtraction problems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXny8ZUKoTc

The second video is the Split Strategy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXyWWgroA8g

I hope these are helpful for you and your child.

Bronte Everist.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Year 2 Students are Learning to Write Information Reports

Year 2 students have been reading the beautiful book, Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker. It is about looking after the Daintree Rainforest. 

There are many amazing animals in the Daintree Rainforest. We are thinking about the topics that each paragraph is about and finding information about the appearance, habitat, movement, diet, breeding and other information about the Ulysses Butterfly.


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

How do we Access Water to Use at School?

Year 2 went on a Water hunt...

Here are some shots of what we found.






For Homework, students will be looking at examples of how they access water in their homes.

Next week we will go and look at our water tanks at school and Mr Coote will come and chat with us about the way we recycle our water.


Monday, 7 May 2018

Geography Lesson - Aussie Environments

Here are the Stage 1 students working in collaborative teams. They are looking at cards of the various environments in Australia that we discussed. The students are thinking about whether the environments are Wet or Dry. 
This week in HIGE we will be studying the Rainforest environment. We are really looking forward to our excursion to Minnamurra Rainforest.