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Responding to God’s Creation: Biological Science in Year 1/2

This Term in the Year 1/2 class, we are learning all about Biological Science. We have appreciated that God created the world and filled it with an abundance of beautiful plants and animals. This unit ties in well with the Biblical thread “Caretaking the Earth”, where students “actively respond to God’s call to carefully manage all of creation”.

Our art project tied nicely into our Science unit last week as we drew and painted beautiful,…

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Spot the Difference: Year 1 Science

On Thursday, 14 February we had our first combined Year 1 Science lesson. This Term our program is called “Spot the Difference” where students learn about the change in foods through a chemical reaction.

We will also be linking our school threads and looking at “Discovering Patterns,” where students explore and discover God’s patterns and designs for delighting in and/or using for the benefit of all.

One of our challenges this year will be “Overcoming…

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Relishing Play: Project-Based Learning in Year 1-2

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed their first Project-Based Learning session last Wednesday. We are using this Term to focus on the thread of “Relishing Play” from the curriculum resource Transformation by Design. This thread is focussed on “students having an attitude of joy-filled play as they respond to what God has provided and Christ has restored”.

This Term we are going to be using our God-given creativity to create board games. We…

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Everyday Science in Year 1

Our Year 1s had some fun during our Chemical Sciences lesson, discovering how everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways to create something new. Each child received:

• some play dough
• 1 matchstick
• 1 straw
• 1 paperclip
• 1 pipe cleaner

They were encouraged to manipulate and change their materials to create something new. Students discovered that materials could be changed in a variety…

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Year 1-2 Excursion to CREEC

Pobblebonks and Other Discoveries

The first week of Term 3 started with a bang! Thursday saw us heading off to the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC). At first we didn’t know much about this place they call CREEC, but that was all about to change!

Our day started with big smiles as we packed our bags and boarded the bus. When we arrived at CREEC, we had morning tea and looked…

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Year 1 MasterChefs: And the Winning Dish Goes To…

Our Year 1 students participated in a mini version of MasterChef in the last week of Term 2.

To compete in this MasterChef project, children had to gain some background knowledge about food first. We learnt about different food groups, where most foods are grown and the benefits of healthy eating. We explored the features of procedural writing and looked at recipes and lists to understand their purposes. From there, students had to select dishes…

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Credo 2017: On This We Stand

On Thursday 21 September, Wilson’s entire student body sang the truths of Scripture together at our school concert, filling the gymnasium with the sounds of “I Believe”. Credo 2017 was a celebration of the rediscovery of Biblical truths during the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago. The venue was “standing room” only as many family and friends attended.

We were privileged to “meet” Martin Luther, William Tyndale, John Calvin, John Wesley, and John Newton as “The…

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There’s Construction Out Our Window!

This Term, things have been really changing around our school. There has been noises and workers with trucks and all kinds of machinery, making the ground shake with lots of vibrations. Lots and lots of trucks, pouring concrete from long, insect-like arms and it’s all because we are getting a new gymnasium. Outside our classroom is a construction site and we get to see it every day!

We have been keeping a journal, writing and…

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Wanjoo: NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC is celebrated all over Australia, focusing on the recognition and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. It actually was started by an Aboriginal Christian man, William Cooper!

After a service in 1884, Cooper approached the pastor saying “I must give my heart to God…”. From there, he began a lifelong work to fight for Aboriginal rights.…

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Welcome to Mini Masterchef

Throughout Term 2, we have been learning about food, food sources and healthy eating.

Year 1 students became little chefs and held a cooking competition at the end of the Term to consolidate what was learnt about food and health. Students worked in pairs and chose to make a healthy pizza or wrap.

They planned the cooking session with ingredients that are healthy but also taste good. We tried to include a mix of ingredients…

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Library Literacy

We have had a lot of fun in Literature classes in Semester 1.

In the Year 3 Literature class we have enjoyed escaping into the world of Narnia. The children were enthralled by the action and adventure in the story of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, and recreated a map of Narnia, highlighting the major events in the story. We did a character study on the main characters…

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