This term, grade 1 and 2 have been focusing on the Inquiry topic of ‘The Rainforest’. We have been exploring the benefits of rainforests, the different layers and all the animals and plants found within the rainforest. This week, we focused on the deforestation that rainforests are currently facing. We read the book ‘The Lorax’,… Continue reading The Lorax
Last week, Mont Albert Primary School participated in National eSmart Week to show our commitment to building a cyber safe community. Students undertook some activities to help them develop skills to stay safe online. Year 1 students watched some episodes of Hector’s World. https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/classroom-resources/hectors-world They then completed an activity where they sorted online situations into… Continue reading eSmart Week
In Year 1 we are enjoying learning new spelling words with our “Sound of the Week” each week. We use a variety of activities to learn our new words, including shaving cream, play doh, modelling clay, matchsticks and fancy writing. In maths we have been learning about length and height. We have used formal and… Continue reading It has been a busy term in Year 1!
Last week, the Junior students at Mont Albert Primary School had a visit from Sharon, the butterfly lady. Sharon taught us all about the life cycle of butterflies. Butterflies lay eggs, hatch into caterpillars, turn into a chrysalis and emerge as a butterfly. Maddie got to dress up as a butterfly. Did you know that… Continue reading Butterfly Incursion
This term the Junior School students are investigating rainforests – especially tropical rainforests, sometimes called jungles. One of the resources we are using is a computer program entitled ‘Buzzy Explores the Jungle’. Students can explore the jungles of the Amazon, Africa and Asia and learn about the plants and animals of each area. As they… Continue reading Exploring the Jungle
Each lesson begins with a mini-lesson where students are specifically taught the skills they need to decode and understand the texts they are reading. This is then followed by Independent Reading. During this time, students read self chosen ‘just right’ texts and track their thinking while reading. This is a time when they practice the… Continue reading What do reading lessons look like in the Junior School?
Year 2 have been doing some wonderful work during Maths sessions this year. A typical class will usually start with a discussion about the keywords to be used during the session. This is then followed by a warm up task to get us thinking about Maths and ready for the lesson. On Tuesday this was… Continue reading MATHS at MAPS