Big world, little learners

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Posted by foundation | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 29, 2013

Welcome to our blog @ St Anne’s Primary School, Australia.

We are in our first year of school and we love learning. Our blog is a place where we will share our work and learning. We welcome your comments.

Please find a tab above which will direct you to our Term One Overview. This contain important information for you to read.

We will update and add new Overviews each term.

Base Camp Excursion

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 31, 2017

This week the Foundation students went on a brilliant, exciting, thrilling excursion to Base Camp Kids.

They participated in two workshops based around our Inquiry topic of ‘Changing States’.

They investigated reversible and irreversible changes in cooking and in Science experiments.

We became Masterchefs and Scientists as we created, observed, predicted, communicated and classified using simple materials and our senses.

Watch the video!

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Italiano Day

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 29, 2017

Wow! What a wonderful day!

Thanks to Signora the day was a huge success and everyone had a fantastico time.

What fun we had parading in such creative costumes. Thanks Mums and Dads for your help.

Later we listened to Italian poetry, saw a Magician perform, built Leaning Towers of Pisa with various materials, learnt about the famous painting the ‘Mona Lisa’ and the Italian folktale ‘Strega Nona’.

Writing Persuasive texts

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In Writing, the Foundation students have begun working on Persuasive texts. They have explored some mentor texts such as “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems and “A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea” by Michael Ian Black. We have begun by exploring the structure and language features of this type of text and the students have begun to write their own texts.

Our Learning Intention is: “We are learning to write a persuasive text.”

Personal And Social Capability

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In Foundation, this curriculum focuses on enabling students to interact and play constructively with others and to establish friendships with peers. Students develop a vocabulary to describe the emotions they experience when interacting with others. Students begin to develop an understanding that individuals are unique but also have characteristics in common. The curriculum provides opportunity for students to begin establishing and naming the skills required to work in groups.

Recently our work in class, has focused on positive friendship skills; ways to make friends with peers, how to show that you care, how to broaden your friendship circle and include others.

      

We have also begun to work on Transition activities and looking forward to 2018!

Dance

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 29, 2017

In Foundation, students explore dance and learn about how they can dance. They share their dance with peers and experience dance as audiences.

The starting point for Dance learning is ‘everyday movements’. Students learn about dancing safely and become aware of their bodies’ movement capabilities. They explore movement possibilities using space, time, dynamics and relationships. As audience, they observe how other dancers communicate through movement.

We were most fortunate to recently participate in a Hip-Hop Dance session organised by Mrs. Green. It was amazing to see how quickly the students learnt and performed a complete dance routine within 40 minutes.

Visual Arts

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 29, 2017

In Foundation, students explore visual arts. They make and share their artworks with peers and experience visual arts as audiences.

Students become aware of whom artists, craftspeople and designers are, and that they express their ideas through different art forms and visual expressions.

As they make and respond to visual artworks, students identify art forms in different social and cultural contexts. They make artworks as an artist and view them as an audience.

THE BLOCK!

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 1, 2017

As the term came to a close, we set out to have our own day on ‘The Block’.

There was great excitement amongst the contestants as they designed and planned to build the perfect group ‘Cubby.’

Materials were gathered and it almost seemed that almost everything; including the kitchen sink, had been brought along for our huge day of construction.

There were designers, builders, engineers, decorators, workers and supervisors all involved for what turned into a most exciting and fun day. All those involved worked together so co-operatively, making allowances for each others ideas, listening to feedback and making modifications in order to make things more sturdy, durable or comfortable.

By the time we called, ‘Tools Down’ construction was complete and more fun could be had.

Well done to all!

Visual Arts

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 1, 2017

During Term 3 many of our artworks related to our Inquiry learning about ‘Grand Designs.’

Whilst creating these artworks we used and experimented with different materials, techniques and processes.

We used paint, collage and construction to design and create our masterpieces.

Importantly, we create these artworks to communicate ideas to an audience and spend time responding, offering each other feedback.

Personal and Social Capability

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 1, 2017

During Term 3, we have focused on our school value of Honesty.

Together with our Buddies we listened to a story about Honesty and then completed some activities.

We always love to work with our Buddies.

Shhhhh…. don’t tell!

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Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 27, 2017

Last week there was a day that many of the classes were out at Athletics, so the only students left behind at school working were the Foundation and Year 1/2 classes.

This proved too great a temptation for the Prep O students who decided they needed to take over the entire school and go out and ‘Rule the School’.

Don’t tell anyone you’ve seen these exclusive, insider shots of the day the Preps took control!

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