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We have experienced many firsts such as getting our own
email account, joining our House groups for the swimming, cross
country and athletics carnival. We have enjoyed many games
and fun times together and have learnt many things about
ourselves and each other while increasing our self-confidence
and understanding of our world.
Year 2 Smith has had a year of wondering about the world
around us and how we can gain a greater understanding of it.
We have considered how patterns are formed in nature during
Art and then transferred this across to help create a patterned
garden of succulents in Claremont Garden. We have been
insect investigators and considered how insects protect and
feed themselves. Push and Pull forces have been focussed upon
during our Science Unit and we have used this understanding
to assist in the building of our walk on water shoes during our
Unit of Inquiry ‘The Da Vinci within Me’.
A highlight of the year was being able to Skype with the
Dingemanse family while they were undertaking community
work in South Sudan. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to
consider the lives of others and ask questions about a culture
different to our own. We have developed positive dispositions
towards learning by utilising feedback to help us understand
where to go next.
Using thoughtful reading strategies we have engaged
with many different forms of texts including books, online
stories, plays, music and music video clips. We have enjoyed
developing our own open verse poetry while appreciating
poetry and many stories from a diverse range of authors.
Back row: Iona Glover, Leelah Jacobs, Ned Neville-Clark, Arabella Rigney, Mackenzie Buck, Marley Walker-Adams, Mr Justin Smith. Middle row: Reiley Hind, Maverick McCausland,
Amy Harper, Archie Taylor, Esther Dingemanse, Tom Watters, Alex Martin. Front row: Mikel Selby, Jordan Wilson, Ella Nast, Jack Stredwick, Alex Campbell, Chelsea Langmaid,
Georgia Reid, Laura Watson.
Song writing with Reuben Koops
Making air powered boats
Planting our succulent garden
YEAR 2 SMITH
narrative and to write poetry. We also enjoyed songwriting with
Reuben Koops. We created insightful self-portraits, expressive
clay models and the text Onion Tears inspired our short plays
about ‘social inclusion‘ with Mrs Creese.
Cooking has been another highlight that has connected
our community, the exploration with recipes and links to
the Claremont Garden providing avenues to build a greater
understanding with our environment.
In Term 1, 2014, Year 3 Sutton became a tribe, creating a
caring community to enable greater participation in school
life and to develop the skills of kindness and cooperation. We
used ‘sitting around the campfire’ as a strategy for sharing our
learning. We have also established ‘Mindfulness’ techniques to
help us better understand our own learning styles.
Our focus has been on ‘big thinking’ about the world we live
in, and what we can learn from each other. At our first LIVE@
Elphin we became a Native American Indian tribe reciting the
‘Song of Hiawatha’, creating a rain clapping routine and singing
‘The Earth is our mother’.
Learning about Antarctica was fertile ground for exploring
extreme cold by creating polar photographs, reading circles
on polar texts, measuring temperature, researching interesting
facts and creating quizzes to challenge our parents.
On our journey to become global citizens, Year 3 Sutton has
learnt two new languages, Indonesian with Ms Roberts and
Italian with Ms Sutton. Our Science inquiry ‘Feeding a Hungry
World’ led to a dynamic discussion on world hunger.
We have been able to work with authors to develop
Front row: Jemaliye Aykiran, Milly Whitehead, Henry Dowling, Chloe Leersen, Emily Mitchell, Will Meyer. Second Row: Daniella Cario, Alice Lindsay, Stephanie Wilks, Zoe Bremner
Alexander Charlton, Charles Crosby, Kate Veldhuis, Theodore Hunt, Thomas Beaumont. Third Row: Ms Amanda Sutton, Abi Brooks, Kimberley Latt, Tom Keach, Catriona Stewart.
Telling stories with puppets
Being part of a tribe in Term 1
YEAR 3 SUTTON
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