Materials in Motion

It has been a busy start back to Term 2 for Prep C! We have begun to explore our new Inquiry – Materials in Motion. We start by unpacking what we already know, and finding out what sorts of things we are interested in learning and exploring as part of this focus.

Here are some questions we came up with. We were certainly asking inquisitive questions which open up the path for lots of exploring and inquiring!

Jamie – How do robots walk?

Indy – How do you make cakes?

Blake – How does metal get made?

Bella – How do things move?

Oscar – How does paper fly?

Tyler – How do they make lego in that shape?

Zoe – How do drums make a noise when you hit them?

Makayla – Where does paper come from?

Nicholas – How do you make glass?

William S – How do you make robots talk?

Liz – How do we make our bodies move?

Hannah – How do we fly kites?

William M – How do you move a puzzle?

Nikki – How do you make books?

Chiara – How do you move?

James – How do leaves fall off trees?

Abbey – How do they make books?

Nate – How do you make cupcakes?

Mia – How can you make things?

Bryce – How do you make boats?

Leah – How do you make airplanes?

Izabell – How do you make a cake?

Lucas – How does paper get made?


I can’t wait to really get into this Inquiry, as there are so many different things to learn as part of it and it will certainly be a very hands on learning experience.

I asked the students to think about what materials they have around their home and what they see in the world around them – so feel free to help them identify the names of different materials and things they find!

Have a great weekend everyone, looking forward to Week 2.

Miss Sharp 🙂

What has changed the most over time?

As we come to the end of our Inquiry into Change Over Time, I am interested in gathering some responses to what people think has changed the most over time.

Visit our answer garden  to add your thoughts.

Remember, you can add the same thoughts as other people, watch these answers grow! To do this you need to type the same answer with the same spelling.

Answers are limited to 20 characters. By using answer garden, we will be able to make some observations about the different answers and compare which answers were used the most in class.

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Historical Day

What a day this was! As we all began arriving to school on Thursday morning, I knew we were in for a great day. Everyone put in  such fantastic effort with their costumes and we all truly looked the part! Well done to everyone on their efforts.


It was a day that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, even older students who told me they wished they could have an olden day dress up too.

We really got a feel for what it was like in the olden days, some of us wishing we could go back to those days, some of us saying how “sorry” we felt for people who had to live then!

In particular, the games in Room 23 and 24 were a big hit (But I would say that, wouldn’t I? ) and lots of us expressed interest in playing games like elastics, ring toss and marbles during snack and lunch times in school.

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Thank you to the parents, students and teachers for the wonderful efforts you put in. Also a big thank you to the parent helpers who gave up their time to come along and help out.

I wonder what someone from the Olden Days would think if they spent a day in our schools of today? What would be the biggest change they would notice?

Historical Day

We are very excited about our Historical Day next week, on Thursday 4th September. Notes for this went home yesterday (Monday 25th August).

For this we are inviting students to dress up in ‘olden day’ clothes to really embrace the day. Below are some pictures which might inspire you.

We are asking for a $2 contribution to cover resources, as well as any donations of wool.

On the day students will be rotating between activities:

– Games Over Time

– Old Fashioned Dancing

– Craft

– Olden Day Classroom.

Please remember to return your note to school with your $2 payment, and indicate if you are available to help out on the day. (WWCC required)

Many thanks 🙂

Werribee Zoo

As part of our inquiry into how living things are connected, we took a trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo.

We had a wonderful time! We got to see so many animals in their natural habitat, and we have a better idea of how we as humans impact on nature and wildlife!

Excited to explore!

Excited to explore!

We had some wonderful experiences here.

We went on a safari bus.

Getting ready to go on our safari tour!

Getting ready to go on our safari tour!

We got to become habitat detectives, where Mel taught us how to spot clues as to which animal might live or be in that area. (And Miss Jessica actually touched snake scales… a brave moment!)

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We got to touch this lovely little guy. He felt smooth and squishy!

We got to touch this lovely little guy. He felt smooth and squishy! But, he liked to move a lot and was a bit camera shy.

We had to moisten our hands with water before touching him, so he wouldn't dry out.

We had to moisten our hands with water before touching him, so he wouldn’t dry out.


This beautiful sugar glider was so tiny! She was very cute, felt so soft and had the biggest eyes. Mel fed her some nectar while we had a stroke.

This beautiful sugar glider was so tiny! She was very cute, felt so soft and had the biggest eyes. Mel fed her some nectar while we had a stroke.

 After resisting sneaking the sugar glider back to school with us, sadly it was time for a final look around before heading home.

Such an exciting but exhausting day!

Goodbye from 1/2 JS

Goodbye from 1/2 JS