Werribee Zoo Extended Excursion

On Friday the 12th of October the Grade 2 children had a fantastic day. We spent the day at Werribee Zoo. We went on a safari tour and learnt how to be a mini zookeeper. But wait there’s more…after Werribee we headed to Williamstown to have a chip and potato cake dinner, followed by a drink and a delicious apple. We had a great time on the beach and played cricket, footy and built sand castles. We got back to school at 7pm. It was such a fabulous day, we had so much fun!  

Coding with Blue-Bots

Blue-Bot floor robots are designed to explore computational thinking. They are controlled with either push buttons, through an app or via bluetooth using a tactile reader. This hands on tool encourages students to develop the skills to create an algorithm using a series of directional arrow tiles that they place in sequence from left to write. Just like when we read. In term two our Technology Co-ordinator, Miss Kylie Tomat, visited the Grade 2 team to introduce the Blue-Bot robots. Students completed unplugged activities to develop their skills to write a series of instructions for their robot to move. This is the beginnings of learning to write code by developing a programming script. Students trialed their code to see if it worked and experienced 'debugging' as they made changes to perfect their code. The final session was celebrated with an interactive floor game that the students designed.

Cultural Incursions

Our term one Inquiry based unit, 'What's our background', was celebrated with various incursions for the Grade 2 students to experience. This inquiry into cultural backgrounds enabled the students to learn more about the countries around the world that we originate from.