What a busy term it has been for the St Peters Campus Receptions!
We began by welcoming our Mid-Year Reception students into our class, who have been busy learning all the routines and what it means to be part of the 'big school'. This was a wonderful opportunity for us all to re-engage with our Unit of Inquiry around the theme 'How We Organise Ourselves' and explore what it means to be part of the St Peters Campus school community.
Following this, the Receptions have explored what it means to be a scientist in our Unit of Inquiry about 'How the World Works'. We have learnt how we use our senses to make reasonable predictions and gather information. A highlight was tasting a range of foods and classifying them according to their flavour. The students were excellent risk-takers, trying some familiar foods but also some foods that were little more unusual!
Courtney from SciWorld led us through a range of experiments using everyday ingredients. We practised using the scientific method as we explored how milk and detergent interact, created a lava lamp and slime, and observed an experiment named 'Elephant’s Toothpaste'.
The final weeks of term have seen us focus on researching, gathering and representing information while learning about the features of plants and animals. After developing a range of questions and learning how to use non-fiction texts to gather information, the students have chosen an animal to research with the intent to make our own information books.
To top off a wonderful term, the Receptions, Year 1s and Year 2s enjoyed eight days of swimming lessons at the Marion Aquatic Centre. We loved travelling on the bus each day, learning many swimming and water safety skills as well as interacting with peers.