We have had a fun Term with our Inquiry Learning unit ‘Now’ and ‘Then’ where the children learnt about varying aspects of life in their grandparents or great grandparent’s time and comparing it to life today. The Unit culminated on Monday with ‘Grandparents or Special Person’s Day’ where many of the children’s Grandparents came to watch the children participate in Games of the past. Some of the grandparents even had a go! It brought back happy memories.
On the 1st September 2C and 2FS went to see Professor Maths. Professor Maths was funny when he was juggling balls. He threw a soft ball at Rune. Rune said he felt happy.
Professor Maths explained to us all about the games and activities, including the special jackets and caps. These were used when you completed a “Super Challenge”.
After the explanation, we went off in our little groups to do the activities. There were some tricky, challenging games but they were all fun to complete.
Most of us all enjoyed the ball target activity best of all where you had to throw three balls and add up how many points you got.
In the Spider Game, we had to use a magnet to get the bearing up to the top of the game without touching a spider. Although the spiders weren’t real, they looked creepy.
The Cube activity was where you placed 3D shapes such as cubes and rectangular prisms into a box and they had to fit nicely.
Drop Ball was where you dropped a marble into the race pit that reached the bottom first won.
There was racing cars that had to race to the end using number spinners.
One game was called “The Walking Home Game.” You had to select a path and put footprints on the path you had. You had to estimate how many steps you took.
There was an activity where you had to get eight penguins onto each side of a triangle. We thought this game was simple.
All of Grade 2C enjoyed the time with Professor Maths. He had fun games and activities and it taught us about Maths in a fun way.
Over the last few weeks we have been learning about liquids and mixtures. We did a few experiments which we loved doing.
The milk one was fun. We put milk on a plate and added food colouring and then held cotton buds in it. It didn’t do anything. Then we added detergent and the food colouring travelled in the milk and it made other colours.
Another experiment was water and oil placed into a bowl. We mixed it and mixed it but the two liquids would not mix together. We then put in dishwashing detergent. It then mixed together.
We put an egg in a bowl of vinegar and one in a bowl of water. We waited ….and waited 24 hours and then we looked at the two eggs. The one in water did nothing. The one in vinegar had its shell come off. We waited another 24 hours and the rest of the shell came off. The one in the water did nothing. Mrs C cut the rubbery egg and it exploded. BUT, the egg was a normal egg. It was awesome looking at the results.
Our grade wants to know what you have been doing today? Is it nice warm weather?
Today we had our Book character Dress Up Day where we came dressed up. What do you think that you would have come as if you had been here? Mrs C. got scared by the Darth Vaders that were in our room today. There were three of them. They looked scary. Some of the girls looked really pretty……except for Tilly who was a witch!! She had a green face. Mrs C and Hayley came dressed as Little Red Riding Hood.
We had a fantastic day.
We will show you photos of the day on the blog next week.
Enjoy the rest of your time in Fiji and we are looking forward to seeing you when you come back to school.
On Tuesday, the 1st April, the Grade 2 from Berwick Lodge Primary School went to Wilson Botanic Park for a picnic with their parents. Some of the names were Carly, Lauren, Clem and Sarina. There was a lake the same colour as the Murray River. It also went around the park. There were so many trees! It was like a forest in there. We found a shady area and we had lunch there. After that, we went on the playground. Written by Taj
On Tuesday, Grades 2C, 2L and 2FS went to Wilson Botanic Park and we walked there. It was tiring and hot. When we got there, we stopped for a rest and then kept going. We went to a hill and had to go up it and there was a great view. At the top there was a tower and there were lots of steps and at the top, we could see lots of houses and cars. We saw BLPS, beaches, the freeway and the highway, a creek and when we came back down, we saw lots of trees and bushes. Then we went on a board walk and looked out of the bird hide and we saw a black swan, ducks and turtles. Then we had lunch and went on the playground where there were swings, a slide, seesaw, flying fox, rock climbing, ladders, bridges and then we came back home. Written by Justin
We have been doing lots of poetry writing. Please read our Colour Poems.
Yellow by Senilka
Yellow looks like the colour of the sun.
Yellow sounds like a peeling banana.
Yellow smells like a daisy.
Yellow tastes like a banana.
Yellow feels like the hot sun.
Yellow by Justin
Yellow looks like it’s sunny.
Yellow sounds like a hot fire.
Yellow smells like smoke.
Yellow tastes like cheese.
Yellow feels like Summer.
Red by Chelsea
Red looks like a strawberry.
Red sounds like a popping balloon.
Red smells like a fresh apple.
Red tastes like a jam sandwich.
Red feels like a beautiful song.
Red by Ronan
Red looks like blood.
Red sounds like a fox yapping.
Red smells like strawberries.
Red tastes like tomatoes.
Red smells like a wool jumper.
Purple by Judd
Purple looks like a pencil.
Purple sounds like a bird.
Purple smells like grapes.
Purple tastes like a lollypop.
Purple feels like paint.