Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Next Step In Creating Our Toy

We are now at the manufacturing stage. Today Year 2 went to the wood work rooms in the high school with Mr Kennedy. We saw how our toy design was transferred onto a plank of wood and was cut out using a band saw. We also watched Mr Kennedy make the wheels using a router. The machines were very noisy. In our design teams we began to sand our toy horses. We will continue to work on our toys next term.




Please view more of our photos in the Toy Story folder under the photos tab.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Week 10 Homework

This week due to the short week with Good Friday and Mission Week activities, Year 2 will be only focusing on maths and reading for homework. This means that there is no spelling or writing homework needing to be completed. Thank you for your understanding.

Regards,

Miss Lloyd, Mrs Agren & Mr Host

3D Printing Recounts

The following are some student recounts of Year 2's 3D printing excursion to the High School. There are more photos in the Toy Story folder in the Photo's tab.




On Wednesday we went down to the high school and saw Mrs Erwin. She showed us some of the things that the 3D printers printed. We got to see the 3D printer making moths. The 3D printer uses something called filament. There was a video of a 3D printer printing cake. There is a type of 3D printer that can print skin , bones, hair and body parts. The type of printer we saw was called maker bot. The printer that prints cake is called chef jet. We got to feel some of stuff the 3D printers made. It was very fun.

Amy

Mrs Erwin in the high-school. We saw how the 3D printer works. It could take up to a day to make something small,or a term! A 3D printer called a chef-jet is a printer that can print food. The 3D printer uses filament to make everything it feels like plastic. Over the layer of filament is a pattern of honeycomb core.The 3D printer Mrs Erwin has is called a maker-bot. They can print skin, hair, bones and body.

Remy.

Yesterday we went to the High School to Mrs Erwin. At Mrs Erwin's we saw her 3D printer printing moths for us. We saw a video that printed cakes and that printer was called a "chef jet". Mrs Erwin's 3D printer was called "Maker Bot". Some 3D printers can print skin,hair,bones and body parts.  The 3D printer uses filament to print with. The filament print's layers over a honeycomb shaped core. We saw how the 3D printer printed 3D objects. Mrs Erwin printed a prototype of what we are sending to Uganda.

Emma

The 3D printer Mrs Erwin in the High school. We saw how the 3D printer printed 3D objects. There was a video of a printer that could print cake it was called a' chef jet .
They can print skin' hair' bones and body parts. Mrs Erwin was printing moths for us.
Mrs Erwin's printer was a' Maker Bot'. The printer uses filament to print with.

Jasmine 

Yesterday we went down to the high school. We saw a 3D printer that can print body parts. We printed a minecraft house and a spider. We even saw a moth being printed in the 3D printer.

Mitchell

Mrs Erwin in the High school. We saw how the 3D printer printed 3D objects. There was a video of a printer that could print skin, hair, bones and body parts. Mrs Erwin was printing moths for us. Mrs Erwin's printer was a 'Maker bot'. The printer use filament to print with. The filament prints layers over a honeycomb shaped core.

Lily

Yesterday we went to the high school to see the 3D printer. We got to look at some 3D printed things. We also got to see the a 3D printer printing moths. There was a video of a 3D printer that could print food that you can eat. It is also called the chef jet. It can print skin, bones and body parts. The printer uses filament to print with.

Oskar 

Yesterday we went to the high school. To see Mrs Erwin and the 3D printer. We saw some videos. Some printers can print cakes that you can eat and hamburgers. Mrs Erwin was printing moths for us. We saw a video that showed a printer that can print skin , bones, hair and body parts. Mrs Erwin's 3D printer was called a Maker Bot. We went into a room where the 3D printer was. It was fun.

Logan 

Yesterday we visited the 3D printer and Mrs Erwin in the High school. We saw how the 3D printer printed 3D objects. There was a video of a printer that could print cake. It was called a chef jet. They can print skin, hair, bones and body parts. Mrs Erwin was printing moths for us. Mrs Erwin printer uses filament to print with. The filament prints layers over a honey comb shaped core. 3D printer was printing a moths it was five moth.

Leon

Our toy designs. On Wednesday we went to the high school. We saw Mrs Erwin. She showed us a 3D printer she printed a house on wheels. Some other things were there and there were other 3D printers. There is one that can print all sort of of food's and cake. It was  called 'chef jet' and it cooked food. The one that we saw was called maker bot.                                  

Joel   

The 3d printer is in the  High school. Mrs Erwin is going to make moths. The 3d printer was called a maker bot. They have two maker bots. It was so much fun.

Abbie

Yesterday we we went down to the high school. We saw Mrs Erwin. She has a 3D printer. A 3D printer turns a 2D thing into a 3D thing. Some 3D printers can print skin, some can print food and some can print metal. Mrs Erwin's 3D printer is called a maker bot. Mrs Erwin was printing moths for us. The 3D printer uses filament to print with.

Maddox

Yesterday we went down to the high school to visit Mrs Erwin. We saw the 3D printing moths and we saw other things that students made wade with Mrs Erwin. Some 3D printers can print skin and bones and some print food that you can eat.

Serene

On Wednesday Year 2 went down to the High school. Year 2 saw Mrs Erwin and 4 people got to look at the 3D printer at a time. Down at the High school there were other toys that Mrs Erwin showed. Some of these were a horse and Mrs Erwin gave us some other toys. Some printers can print skin, hair, bones and body parts. Year 2 saw how the 3D Printer works. It was fun.

Arielle

We saw how the 3D printer 3D objects. There was a video of a printer that could print skin. It was cool that they can print cake, hair, bones and body parts. Mrs Erwin was printing moths for us. It was awesome! It was called a Maker Bot. The printer uses filament to with. The filament prints layers over a honeycomb shaped core.

Gabby

Mrs Erwin showed us the 3D printer in the high school. Then we got to see the printer and  it was awesome. We got to see the printer make a moth. Then Mrs Erwin showed us a movie on the smart board. On the movie a printer made skin. Then we got to hold 3D stuff.

Lucas

Yesterday afternoon we went to the high school and looked at the 3d printer. It was printing us some moths. I loved it. It was epic. I want to do it again. It was so fun. I like Mrs Erwin. She is so kind. She let us have a moth each.

James



Sunday, 22 March 2015

Mass is Maths


This week we will be looking at 
measuring mass using informal units.


Our learning goals:
  • Select an appropriate informal unit to measure the mass of an object and justify the choice
  • Compare and order the masses of two or more objects by hefting and by using a balance scale
  • Obtain a level balance on a balance scale

Week 9 Homework


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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Delightfully Designed Toy Designs!

As we move into the business end of Term 1 it has been wonderful to see students begin to collaboratively complete tasks. One of these tasks has been designing a toy for Hope and Care Junior School in Uganda.

Today the design making process came to the end with students presenting their final ideas to each other. Over the next couple of days these designs will be assessed by some of our TAS staff for workability, with ideas being combined to create our unique toy. Next week we are hoping to visit the High School to look at our prototype being printed on the schools 3D printer.






Please look in the Photo tab under Toy Story for more photos from today.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Not Perfect Hat Club Visit

It was a privilege to have a virtual visitor all the way from North Carolina, USA. Jena Ball an acclaimed author spent the morning with Year 2 sharing with us a chapter from her new book. We were able to share with her some amazing drawings of hats that describe us. Using the chapter Jena was able to demonstrate how we should not aim to be perfect but aim to be our best self. This built on a conversation earlier in the year about being perfectly imperfect.



Please look in the photos tab under Not Perfect Hat Club for more wonderful photos from today's visit.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Coding Creations

Yesterday we had the privilege of having Kim Vernon and Craig Kemp visit our school to work with teachers and classes. The are internationally renowned educators from Singapore. They were demonstrating how technology could be used and integrated to enhance student learning. Year 2 focused on coding using the ScratchJr app. They discovered that for every input of information there was a reaction. Newton's third law in practice!


Week 8 Homework




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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Toy Story News

What toy could we design and create to help the children of Hope and Care Junior School?

Year 2 are working on this project in our HSIE unit 'Toy Story'.

Today each team began working together on the design for a toy. This design will be submitted to the high school teachers in the TAS Department for evaluation and feedback.

I wonder which team's design will be used???? Maybe it might even be a mix of designs! We'll have to wait and see....




You can also click on our photos tab to see larger versions of these pics.


Moths!!!

Exciting News! 

This week we discovered that we now have some moths inside our container!





Here are Harry's observations:

'Eight of our pupae have metamorphosed into moths. They are now adults. They have pushed their way out of the chrysalis. They now have wings. On their orangish wings they have eyes that are for camouflage. They have a furry body. Their six legs have grown more.'




These are Anna's observations:

'Eight of the pupae have metamorphosed into moths. They have a furry white body and tan and white wings. On their wings they have eyes on their wings for camouflage. They have six long legs and two antennae. A moth is an adult.'


Ewan observed:

'Eight of our pupae have turned into moths. They are just learning to fly. They are skinnish-brown colour. They also have green eyes on the side of their head. They have eyes on their wings for camouflage.'


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Week 7 Homework

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It's Time!


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Our maths topic for Week 7 is Time. 

These are our learning goals:
  • To name and order the months of the year 
  • To identify a day and date using a conventional calendar 
  • To read analog clocks to the half-hour using the terms 'o'clock' and 'half past' 
  • To describe the position of the hands on a clock for the half-hour 

Number Chase

Yesterday Year 2 madly ran about the playground hunting for addition number sentences to complete their sheet. 

It was a lot of fun!


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Pupae Everywhere!

In Science today we discovered that most of our larvae have changed into pupae. We were very excited when each pupa wriggled its tail because that is how we knew that it was alive. Our pupae have moved homes. Instead of munching on diet in their little containers they are now in the big white Caterpillar Classroom bucket.






Music: Wiggle It! by Patty Shukla


Monday, 2 March 2015

Our Little Friend Emerged

Today was such an exciting day. We discovered many of our helicovepa armigera larvae had become pupae. We also discovered one of our monarch butterflies was related to Houdini, escaping from our class' butterfly enclosure. Luckily, Mrs Agren went to the rescue and retrieved it from the window.

 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Homework Week 6

The following is weeks homework. Our focus in Maths is continuing with addition.