BPS in conjunction with Bethal Primary School were pioneers in Victoria to use the CISCO WEBEX BOARD as part of a classroom activity. The CISCO WEBEXT device is a TV and board that enables users to simultaneously facetime and share the same work displayed on the board. Our students had the opportunity to participate in an online interview exercise where they asked and answed questions in Spanish like:
-¿Cómo te llamas?-what is your name?
-¿Cuántos años tienes?-how old are you?
-¿De dónde eres?-where are you from?
-¿Dónde vives?-where do you live?
Prior to this day, our students were working hard, preparing their intonation, spelling and fluency. They also exchanged postcards with the students from Bethal through Señor Toni, who was our messenger for the activity.
We have received positive feedback about our students’ behaviour and Spanish knowledge during the session. There will be more fun sessions down the track, and we strongly recommend our students to try their best in order to be selected!
FANTÁSTICO AMIGAS Y AMIGOS!
Hola amigas y amigos,
Here we are back again for term 2. There will be heaps of activities and new vocabulary ahead of us.
Our Grade 1/2 students will be learning the Spanish alphabet while playing games like ‘The Spanish Whisperer’ and singing the marching song. They will also learn more about wild animals as Señor Toni has prepared endless engaging games for us. Before the end of term, our students will be able to identify the days of the week, months of the year and the seasons as well as express what they like and dislike.
Our Grade 3/4 students will star recognising the Spanish alphabet and playing spelling battles amongst themselves! They will learn numbers up to 100, along with our famous ‘Penalty Shootout’ game. Before ending the term, our students will learn the names of occupations and identify their family members’ job in Spanish.
Our Grade 5/6 students will also identifying the Spanish alphabet and participate in a Battle ship game using the Spanish letter and numbers. Our older students will take the first step towards the verbs and conjugations in Spanish, which will come in handy in their knowledge.
During Art, the students at BPS have been working very creatively.
The Foundation students have been learning about Lines, Shapes and Colours and can identify the Primary Colours and has explored mixing them to create the Secondary Colours. This term they have begun learning how to draw and have started drawing self-portraits as royalty!
The Grade 1/2 students have begun learning all about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian and have begun their own representation of his work: ‘Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow’. With this unit of work, they have learnt all about vertical and horizontal lines and are developing an understanding of abstract art.
This term, the Grade 3-6s have continued to learn about the 7 Art Elements. These include: Line, Shape, Colour, Space, Form, Value and Texture. It’s been wonderful seeing how students have represented each element in their work and have developed a greater understanding of what each element means.
Students in Foundation along with the Grade 1/2s have been developing their fundamental motor skills by working on dribbling, throwing & catching, and skipping & striking. Students have been able to use different sport equipment to assist with improving these skills and are applying these in different game situations.
This term, the Grade 3-6s have begun learning how to play Lacrosse. Students will be working towards cradling the ball, throwing & catching the ball with a Lacrosse stick, and shooting goals.
It has been wonderful watching students be so engaged with the Gaga Tournament, giving up their lunch time to play against other teams. We are hoping for students to paint different pictures on the wall of the pit by the end of Term 3. More information will be sent out regarding this when the weather has cleared.