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Working together to research different types of energy.

We have been using roles to help us work collaboratively. It has helped us to make sure everyone is helping contributing and participating in the group. We have researched different energies and started thinking about problems and possible solutions.

Alvana is researching hydro power and learnt that the Snowy River Hydro plants took 25 years to build.

Jayden and Jaisal have been researching coal. They know that it is made from bark and trees that have been buried for a very long time.

Emma, Saad and Ahmed have learnt that solar energy is renewable and comes from the heat of the sun.

Chelsea, Sameen, Vidhi and Arda are also researching solar energy and are beginning to understand how solar panels work.


Navraj, Attila, Ishan, Vihaan and Sanjay have found out that petrol is made from oil and is used in most cars. Some cars use diesel though.

Jack, Charlotte, Japnoor, Azra and Mohammad are exploring how energy is used in our bodies. They have found out how food is absorbed and turned into energy.

CERES Excursion!

On Tuesday, we went on an adventure to CERES. Even thought it was a bit hot… and the bus over heated on the way home, it was still a great day filled with fun and hands on learning.

Here is what we did…

Sharing Energy

We saw chickens finding food. We were giving energy to the chickens when we fed them. We were playing a game where the sun was giving energy to the sun-rays, then the sun-rays were giving energy to the plants, then the plants gave energy to the animals and then the energy was given to the people.

The sun gives energy to the sun-rays, which give energy to plants, which give energy to animals, and they give energy to people.

We could see chickens eating to get energy. The chickens were clucking! Kim gave us chicken food so we can feed the chickens and the rooster. We can use all the energy from a chicken by putting their poo in the garden, eating their meat, using their feathers to make art and craft and boiling their eggs to eat. People can eat meat or veggies for energy.


When the worms make a baby they put their saddles together. Worm poo is called casting. They have no eyes and 5 hearts. Worms are slimy on their backs.


We learnt about the seasons. The seasons are Summer, Spring, Autumn and Winter. Melbourne actually has 6 seasons instead of 4. We used a thermometer to check how hot or cold it was. The trees can tell us which way the wind is blowing and we used a compass to check the direction.

So much has been happening this week in 2A…

Emma and Anaadi are making fractions with circles and squares
Arda is cutting fractions
Jaisal is practising subtracting
Mohammad is trying to figure out the hidden picture by completing subtraction
Ahmed is working on subtraction problems
Azra and Chelsea are working on making fractions
Sameen is gluing down the fractions she made
The boys are working on making their fractions the same size
The boys are cutting fractions to make them the same size – a whole, quarters and halves
Jack is carefully folding the square into fractions
Vidhi is making fractions the same size
Vihanna is straightening his array
In this array there are 8 rows and 5 in each of them
Jaisal is working out how many rows in his array
Ishan is carefully placing the coins to make an array
Emma is working out her array
Jack is making arrays with a dice
NAvraj is making an array by carefully ling them up
Emma is thinking about how to line up her array
Anaadi i sproud of her array made from scissors
Alvana and Azra are working together to make a neat array
Ahmed worked hard to put his circles into straight lines
JAyden is recording his array on his iPad
Azra is recording the array on her iPad
Jack is trying to figure out how to put the dice into an array
Japnoor and Sameen are working together to put the counters into an array
Charlotte and Chelsea are sharing the blockas and working together to turn it into an array
Jaisal and Mohammad are watching a video and thinking about how it connects to them in CBL
The boys are watching a video and recording their ideas in CBL
Chelsea is thinking about the connections she can make to the video in CBL
Emma and Ahmed are watching the video together and sharing their ideas
Charlotte and Alvana are talking about their ideas from the video
These are the words that our CBL video made us think of

Curiosity Solutions

Mohammad – A basketball court that tells your friends you have no one to play with.
Arda and Azra – A robot to remind people to ask before taking someting.
Sameen and Vidhi – Our robot tells people to cooperate. There is a switch so the robot can solve problems and get people to be nice to each other.
Saad, Sanjay, Vihaan, Ishan and Attila – A robot that finds lost objects.
Japnoor, Emma, CHarlotte, Jaisal and Anaadi – A robot that helps to clean up rubish.
Alvana and Jack – We made this solution because people keep on falling off the monkey bars. We made sticky gloves and socks.
Jayden, Ahmed, Chelsea and Navraj – A robot that makes sure you don’t spend too much time on the iPad.

The last week has been busy in 2A!

Last week we showed our learning to all of red school. After much practising during the day we all proudly got up in front of everyone and did an amazing job – considering there were no microphones…

We shared what we had learnt about Identity and what we already know about Survival.
– Navraj, Alvana, Mohammad, Saad, Arda and JAck
We showed how a wombat can survive.
– Chelsea, Sameen, Emma and Anaadi

We are sharing things you need to survive when you go camping.
– Ishan, Japnoor, Vihaan, Charlotte, Azra and Sanjay
We are showing a volcano, that people need to survive.
– Jaisal, Ahmed, Jensen and Attila

This week we started growing our pea seeds in the window. We have been thinking of ways to help them grow and have made predictions about what we think will happen. We also have some herbs around our room that we have started growing too.

Some more of our seeds on the window. Be sure to have a look as they grow!
We have already noticed that the seeds have grown bigger than yesterday.
These are some of our seeds on the window.

We are in the process of getting a class twitter account up and running, please follow it – @2A_ACPS_2017.