Inquiry *



Expressing Emotions Through Dance.

Expressing emotions without using words.


Term Four

This term we are learning about many different things. The first thing we are learning about is Newtons Laws of motion.


Term Three 2013

Learning about Learning

1. Why do we have a brain?

2. What makes us react so fast when we touch something hot?

3. Does your brain ever sleep?

4. How does the brain make your body work?

5. How do we remember things?

6. How much ‘stuff ‘ can we remember?

7. Why does the brain need blood?

8. How does our brain work?

9. What happens when you are dehydrated?

10. Why can we remember some things and not others?

11. What happens when you injure your brain?

12. Does our brain grow as we get older?

13. What is the size of an average brain?

14. How do we dream?

15. Why do we need neurones and brain cells?

16. What is the brain made of?

Search on BTN for answers to your question by clicking the link below. 

This link is about the brain and also the nerves and neurones.


Click on this link to learn about how nerves work.

This link tells you about what the brain does and how to look after your brain.

This link is about brain injury


 This link tells you all about how the brain works.



Click this link to learn about interesting brain facts.


Watch this video to learn more about the brain.





Click on thins link to learn about working memory.


Click on thins link to learn about short-term memory.


Click on thins link to learn about different types of memory.






We watched a video of 8 different learners learning 8 different ways. We discussed what we noticed about the ways that these learners were learning. Soon will we learn about what these learning styles are called.

1. Helping each other, team work, group work, partners, pairs, collaboration.

2. Music, singing, song, music notes, keeping the beat, listening.

3. Peaceful, calm, own space, not distracted by others, self learning.

4. Being in the garden, out in the environment, knows a lot about nature, outside in the fresh air, nature smart.

5. Learns by drawing, recognising shapes, needs to draw objects and ideas to learn about them, visualising, likes to look at things, likes to watch others to learn new things, see before doing, learn by looking and watching.

6. fixing things, learning by building and doing, self directed, working with hands, good at making things or sports, trial and error.

7. Looking at numbers, likes working with numbers, loves maths concepts, prefers maths to other learning areas, likes learning about things that have patterns, looks for numbers all around.

8. Learning by reading, likes learning new words, likes learning new words, reads instructional texts, learning from books.


Kinesthetic Learner (Body Smart)

Naturalist Learner (Nature Smart)


Auditory Learner (Music Smart)

Visual Learner (Picture Smart)

Linguistic Learner (Word Smart)

Logical Learner (Number Smart)

Intrapersonal Learner (Self Smart)

Interpersonal Learner (People Smart)


Take this test and find out what learning style you are strongest in. 

Term Two 2013




Anh Do ‘The Happiest Refugee’.


Term One 2013

Building Bridges and Cyber Safety

Building Bridges


Experimenting with Bridge Building on PhotoPeach

What I have learnt about BRIDGES!
1. List the 3 different types of bridges.
2. What did you enjoy the most about the mini unit about bridges?
3. What would you like included in a future Inquiry unit about Bridges?



The Westons and the Millau Bridge from Marg Weston on Vimeo.







Name:          The Millau Bridge      Type   Cable 

Location:  Southern France    Height:  Highest Pylon is 343 metres.



Name:  The Siduhe River Bridge   Type  Suspension 

Location:  Hubei Province of China   Height:  496 metres

Main Span: 900 metres long


Name:  The Akashi Kaikyo (Pearl Bridge)   Type: Suspension 

Location:    Connects the cities of Kobe & Iwaya over the Akashi Strait, Japan                        

Length:  3,911 metres


Name:  Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge   Type: Railway  

Location: Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway China

Length:  164 k



Name:  Sydney Harbour Bridge   Type:  Suspension

Location: Sydney Australia 

Width:  48 metres   Interesting Facts  Wide enough for 8 lanes of traffic, 2 train tracks, a pedestrian walkway and a bicycle path. The bridge turned 80 years old in 2012. There are 200 steps to the top. 


Name:  Caravan Bridge   Type:  Arch Stone Slab

Location: Izmir, Turkey      Age: 2,863 years old (built 850BCE)

Interesting Fact: It is reported that St Paul used this bridge on his journey.



The beam bridge

The beam bridge is a simple type of bridge, composed of horizontal beams supported by vertical posts.


The arch bridge

An arch bridge is a curved structure that converts the downward force of its own weight, and of any weight pressing down on top of it, into an outward force along its sides and base

An arch bridge doesn’t need any additional supports or cables. In fact, an arch bridge made of stone doesn’t even need mortar.  There are still many arch bridges built by the Romans 2,000 years ago, without mortar, which are still standing today.

The suspension bridge
Suspension Bridge is a bridge in which the roadway deck is suspended from cables that pass over two towers; the cables are anchored in housings at either end of the bridge.
The cable-stayed bridge
Like suspension bridges, they are held up by cables. However, in a cable-stayed bridge, less cable is required and the towers holding the cables are proportionately shorter.

Enjoy this bridge building video and learn some of the important differences between arch, suspension and cable-stayed bridges. These differences are important when deciding what kind of bridge would work best in any given situation. Engineers take into account the bridge purpose and location before choosing the best bridge design.






In Term 4 we will be focusing on Science! The children will be exploring the ways in which we learn about life through the use of science. We will be working together to create and reflect on different experiments and share our learning in the classroom and on our class blog.

Baby Chicks

Baby Ducklings. How are they different to baby chicks???

Yesterday (15/10/2012) we planted some bean seeds. Then we wrote a hypothesis about what we thought would happen over a few weeks. Here is a video of what is happening under the soil.

In Term 3 we are focusing on our unit of Waltzing With Matilda. The children will be exploring stage craft and ways in which we tell stories from the stage. We will be performing in the school production as Australian Animals.

Lyrics for Concert 2102

I’m standing in the outback
Waiting for the rain.

‘Cause I’m looking for my friends,
To come and play again.

I’m waiting for the animals
Listening for the birds

We’re all Australian animals
Singing for the world.

Won’t you fly with me,
Crawl with me,
Hop with me,
Bop with me
In the Australian animal song.

Won’t you fly with me,
Crawl with me,
Hop with me,
Bop with me
That’s the way we move along.

The emus waking proudly
holding their heads up high,

The kookaburras are laughing,
flying in the sky,

The kangaroos are jumping
across the sunburnt land,

The spiders and the lizards
crawl about on the red sand

Won’t you fly with me,
Crawl with me,
Hop with me,
Bop with me
In the Australian animal song.

Won’t you fly with me,
Crawl with me,
Hop with me,
Bop with me
That’s the way we move along.

The friends all came together, to meet at Uluru.

The spider said to the emu,

“G’day and how are you?”

We’ve travelled around Australia,
From valleys far and wide,

To meet here in this special place,
With good friends by our side.

Won’t you fly with me,
Crawl with me,
Hop with me,
Bop with me
In the Australian animal song.

Won’t you fly with me,
Crawl with me,
Hop with me,
Bop with me
That’s the way we move along.


Learning About the Aboriginal Australians on PhotoPeach



In Term 2 we will be extending our knowledge of ‘Where We Live’ and focusing on Australia. We will explore the history of our wonderful country and learn about the Aboriginal people. Term 2 will be an exciting and engaging time for all of us here is Prep Land!

I am very excited to embark on this learning journey with you Preppies!

Miss Soding.


Look at some of the glorious Aboriginal artwork.

The dots on the canvas have many meanings…

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