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Useful words and phrases in Italian

Ciao a tutti, (Hello everyone), I have attached some useful words and phrases in Italian.  Feel free to print and use with your children at home.  All children have a copy of this list in the front cover of their Italian workbook at school.  A reminder to access Languages online at home, it is free and no log in is required.  Duolingo is also free, all you need is an internet connection.

A presto (See you soon)

Signora Eleonora Schembri and Signora Elisa Mirenda



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Year 1 Hands On Science Incursion

In week 7, students in Year 1 had the opportunity to attend the Hands-On Science incursion at school. Students participated in the lesson called “How Objects Move”. This session gave the students the opportunity to investigate the way objects move on land, through water and in the air. They explored design technologies that are used in different modes of transport including size, shape, push and pull forces, and movement. This included creating a model using Plasticine that would float in water. The students had lots of fun being scientists for the day as shown in the photos below.

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Push and Pull Models Year 1

Our Term 2 Curiosity focus is Power. Students have been investigating how objects move through forces such as push and pull. Students had the opportunity to design and create their own push and/or pull model. Students worked collaboratively with their peers for this task. They then presented their model to the class. Below are some photos of the outstanding outcomes.


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Year 1 Yarrabee Yesterday’s World Excursion

Students in Year 1 have been learning about History this term. Students have explored toys, technology, objects and school life from the past and they have compared how it is different today. In Week 7, all of the Year 1 students had the opportunity to attend the Yarrabee Yesterday’s World Excursion. They took part in a lesson from the olden days where they were shown how to have a health check and complete a handwriting lesson. Some students were able to demonstrate the punishments cheeky children may have been given at school. They also had time to discover many artifacts from the past. Students were taught games including, sack races, kick the can and egg and spoon races. They had a fantastic day and were happy to return to their present classrooms at the end of the day. Below are some photos from the excursion.


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Year 1 Science Incursion

The Year 1 students have been busy designing, creating and evaluating a number of items this term while working collaboratively with their peers during STEM activities. Students have made moveable toys and a shelter for an animal and they will continue constructing various objects over the next few weeks. In week 8, the Year 1 students had the opportunity to attend a Hands on Science Incursion to continue to develop their skills and knowledge in this area. During the session students predicted and experimented with various materials to determine how things could float, move and fly.

It was a wonderful experience for the students who thoroughly enjoyed the incursion. Below are some photos of the day.



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Book Week in Year 1

As a part of book week the Year 1 students and teachers had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book character. At 10am all the Year 1s made their way to the SCART room for a parade. The students were all very excited and had lots to say about their characters. Thank you to parents for helping children with their costumes. Below are some photos taken on the day.


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Year 1 and 2 puppet shows in Italian classes

The Year 1 and 2 students have listened to a story about Il Pappagallo (The Cockatoo).  They presented short plays to each other and have taken home their puppets and script.  Please encourage them to share with you at home.


Signora Schembri and Signora Mirenda

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