Year 1 and 2 with Mieja and Olivia

We have been exploring creative and innovative ways in which forces can be used in a Rube Goldberg-style machine. A Rube Goldberg machine is a chain reaction type of machine. The goal of our machine is to deliver a letter to the Prep classroom. Stay tuned to see how they go - it will be posted on Seesaw!

Our next Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet lends itself well to the Penbank Finale. We’ll be exploring how people can work together to create sustainable practices and solutions for our world. As a part of our investigation, we’re looking at how Australian Aboriginal people have sustained themselves for thousands of years by propagating and collecting food, hunting animals, fishing and managing land. This exploration will be reflected in our end-of-year Finale.

In Maths the children have been busy problem-solving through thinking and collaboration. Our problem-solving lessons aim to engage students in active participation. The students work collaboratively to solve problems and work through concepts in small groups. It has been great watching the children develop relationships and build confidence in their problem-solving abilities, as well as working with children from Prep to 2.

Year 1 and 2 Teachers