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This week in the classroom - Linking Learning in Grade 2B

We learn how Grade 2B are aspiring artists as they link their lessons to Claude Monet and the bright lights of modern cinema. In Secondary, we share an update from our science labs- read on to learn more about experiments involving electric currents, flower cuttings and even a chicken egg! 

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Primary Learning News
Linking Learning in Grade 2B

Linked to our thematic topic of ‘Land, Sea and Sky’, Grade 2B had a week full of art activities, where we continued to learn all about the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet. Day by day we added to our own version of the famous ‘water lilies’ painting, using a layering technique. At each step the students were guided through various painting techniques to create a beautiful final piece just like Monet!
In English this semester we have been learning about film animations, such as Finding Nemo. Filled with ideas after Book Week it was the perfect time to start creating our own stories. Over the last week Grade 2B have spent time designing a setting, creating characters and planning a story, ready to create their very own animations in a few weeks’ time!
In our STEAM lessons, we were learning about how to make a boat. This week, we learned to draw a sail and use the bamboo stick to be the mast of boat. We are really enjoying making our boats and learning the best way to fit all the pieces together. As the activity comes to an end, students have tested out all the boats and carefully written up a conclusion detailing the steps taken from start to finish.

Secondary Learning News
Practical Learning Enhances Science Knowledge

With Semester Two in full swing, Secondary Science classes continue to be filled with exciting experiments to engage learning and active participation. Grade 6 students have been busy working on their horticulture skills by growing flowers from cuttings. This has allowed students to learn more about the process involved and pay particular attention to all the factors that contribute to growth such as soil, fertilizer, and watering as well as enhancing overall knowledge of ways to protect our environment. In Grade 7, students have been looking into space exploration, especially the effects of gravity and how this effects spacecraft. To help demonstrate, students took part in an experiment where they designed and tested different materials to see which were best at protecting items dropped from height- those that protected an egg were deemed the best materials. Grade 9 and 10 classes continue to focus on electric currents and kinetic energy and students have been using specialist computer software to further their understanding in the classroom.

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Bon Voyage! The 2017 Tanzania Expedition gets underway 
Thank you to all those who have contributed to the fundraising activities for the Grade 9 and 10 Tanzania Expedition. Our students and teachers depart later this week and we look forward to sharing updates and photos with the school community to document their journey. Safe travels!

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