Term 2 Newsletter Dianella

22 June 2022

In math, we began the term by learning about the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 5 and 10; we learnt that numbers could be multiplied in any order to get the same answer. We have been on a journey which led us to find that scales can be used to measure masses, which can then be compared (with the right units – grams and kilograms). We also learnt to solve one and two-step problems involving mass.

For writing, we have reviewed narratives and persuasives. We wrote on a variety of topics, and it was a pleasure to have many of our students declaring that the ‘hero award’ should be awarded to their mums in their persuasive text on ‘Hero Award’. The students wrote many captivating stories, with suspense especially when they wrote their favourite narrative ‘In my new house’.

In science, we have been learning about heat in physical sciences this term. The students have learnt that heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another. They have learnt to take the reading from a thermometer using the calibration. They also have become familiar with the terms, conduction, convection & radiation.

In HASS, we started the term with geography, understanding that Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean along with many other island nations. These islands are Australia’s neighbours with similarities and differences. Students researched about their neighbouring countries, namely New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and compared the many ways they are similar and different to Australia. In history, students learnt to sequence key changes in early colonial Australia. They reviewed patterns of colonisation. Students also learnt to identify major changes in methods of transportation.

In design and technology, the students researched on many features that make a playground attractive. They proceeded to plan and design their playground using recycled materials.