P/1 are awesome!

comings and goings from the smaller end of the school

July 24, 2013
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Our favourite things this week…

Oliver – I love doing writing because it was fun.

Shay – I liked eating lunch with Cameron’s grade because we got to play a game before lunch.

Harry – I liked lunch because I made a volcano in the sandpit.

Jaxen – I liked doing sport because we got to play a game.

Hamish – I liked watching videos in the Grade1/2 room because it was fun.

Murphy – I liked having recess because I played Spiderman.

Emerald – I liked being outside because I played this horse game.

Ella B – I liked making paint at lunchtime because Mia and I got to make brown and gold paint with mud and water.

Rosie – I have enjoyed catching up with what my class has been doing because I was away and didn’t know what was happening.

Chris – I liked going outside today because we made a big hole.

Ella J – I had fun playing and looking for cows because it was fun.

Alyssa – I liked reading books because it is fun.

Mia – My favourite thing was doing Art because we got to play with clay.

Natalie – My favourite thing was learning about all the other old things, like old technology because I didn’t know that much stuff about phones and bathtubs and things.

Josh – I liked recess because we got to play.

Harrison – I liked maths because it is sort of fun to find parts of a whole group.

Molly – I liked doing cause and effect because there are lots of things to learn about it.

What has your favourite thing at school been this week?

What achievement are you most proud of this week?

May 11, 2013
by malmsburyps
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Maths – Lego style

This term we have been using Lego and Duplo blocks in our maths sessions.

We worked out that one square block is equal to one. The rectangle blocks are equal to two.  Each group of four is equal to one.  We built things and had to  work out what number they showed.  This picture shows the number seven.

The blocks helped us practise our counting.  It was hard at first.  We were given a number and we had to show that number using our blocks.  We learnt that we can rearrange the blocks and still show the same number.  We can stack three square blocks to show 3, or we can put a square block on a rectangle block and show 3 that way.

Can you work out what number this model shows?

What other maths ideas could we use building blocks for?

November 13, 2012
by malmsburyps
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The Malmsbury Mind Cup versus the Kids

Melbourne has the race that stops the nation – the Melbourne Cup.
Soccer has the game that keeps the whole world up late – the World Cup.
Malmsbury Primary has the event that pits great thinkers against each other – the Malmsbury Mind Cup.

On Friday November 9th, the whole school gathered to compete in the first annual Malmsbury Mind Cup. Students challenged each other in chess, checkers, naughts and crosses and One, two! In our class we also played Chinese Checkers, Paddocks and giant Snakes and Ladders. Here is what Grade Prep/One had to say about the day…

It was fun doing the Malmsbury Cup because we got to play the big Snakes and Ladders game. I liked playing the biggest Snakes and Ladders in the whole world.
I liked the big Snakes and Ladders because you got a dice to play with.
We liked Checkers because it was a fun game. Noah and Brandan played together, it was the first time we played. Eliza and I played Checkers and I won the third and Eliza won the third game.
I think Checkers is the best game in the whole wide world.
I liked playing Pick Up Sticks because it was really fun picking up the sticks and trying not to move the other sticks.
I think it was fun playing Paddocks with Rosie because it was lots of fun. It was fun when we counted the Paddocks to see how many we had.
I think kids were playing board games well.
I liked the Malmsbury Mind Cup because it was fun.
I liked playing games with Brodie. We played Snakes and Ladders.
PLaying Paddocks was fun because you can make up lots of paddocks.
Chinese Checkers is the best game in the whole wide world because I love it.
I liked losing every single game.
The Malmsbury Mind Cup was fun because we got to play lots of games.

July 26, 2012
by malmsburyps
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Something interesting in maths today…

On Monday we did some Maths investigation. Here are some of the things we noticed.

I thought Eliza’s thing was really amazing.

I saw Ceanna doing a good job making a pattern on the abacus.

I saw Isha thinking about what pattern she might do on the abacus.

I saw Molly thinking about numbers

My patterns went up and down – Eliza

I tried to think about how I could make shapes and numbers with the tangrams. I was thinking about what shapes to use. -Rosie

I was working on the whiteboards and doing number patterns, writing where the numbers go. _Erin

I was working on the scale to make sure the weights were balancing and not balancing. – Molly

I was sorting out the numbers and practising counting up to big numbers. Brandan

My pattern (on the abacus) had gaps in the middle. – Ceanna

I was making patterns on the abacus. – Isha

I was making sure that the shapes fitted together with the tangrams. – Natalia

 

Here are some of the things we were doing:

 

July 19, 2012
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The Double Fun

This week in Maths we have been doubling. We have been working out what doubling means. We have been thinking what doubling is and it is where you have two things that are the same, but they don’t have to be the same colour.  When you double ,it makes the number bigger. We did doubling with blocks and we were doubling into groups.

Some doubles that can work out are: 5 + 5 = 10   4 + 4 = 8   8 + 8 = 16    2 + 2 = 4   6 + 6 = 12   1 + 1 =  2   3 + 3 = 6   7 + 7 = 14

We are trying to work out what 9 + 9 equals.

We feel happy about doubles because it is good fun and we get to do lots of fun stuff with doubles. – Brandan

I am happy about doubles – Eliza and Natalie and Rosie

We can do different stuff when we double – Erin and Ceanna

I had fun when I did doubling – Molly.

I am bored of doubles – Harrison

I liked doubles becasue it was so fun – Jordan

I liked doubles because it is lots of fun – Blake

Maths is really, really, really fun. – Ella

I like doing maths – Isha.

Doubles are awesome! – Noah

You can spell words with double letters. – Zac

 

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