On Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November 2018, the Year 2 students visited the Kalamunda History Village as part of the extensive educational history program.
We took a trip back 100 years and were provided with a unique taste of what life was like a century ago.
Kalamunda State School House (1905-1970). Students were fascinated to see how a classroom was set up in the last century and they sat at one of the old wooden desks.
Toys of the time included billy carts, a very old Monopoly set, wooden toys and a giant Georgian doll’s house, decked out with furniture and dolls. A favourite with our students.
McCullagh Cottage (1895) is a tiny settler’s cottage that we were able to walk through. It was home to three generations of the McCullagh family who were early settlers in the area.
We were treated to a demonstration of an 80 year old fruit grading machine in the Orchard Shed. Students loved piling in fruit they had brought which was taken up the conveyer belt, cleand and then sorted into size.
Students were involved in activities such as washing the dishes by hand, using an old fashioned iron, washing clothes with an old-fashioned wringer/washer and using stencils. They also enjoyed the Blacksmith and dairy displays and even got to sit in a big red truck.
This term the Year two students have been exploring and investigating the effects of mixing materials together.
We learned about materials that don’t mix well and others that are difficult to separate. Through hands-on investigations, students explored how changing the quantities of materials in a mixture can change its properties and uses.
We also learned about acrostic poems. We wrote our names vertically down the side of a page. These letters are used to begin each line of the poem to describe ourselves. We then creatively drew and decorated ourselves.
We hope you love our awesome work!
Students in Year 2 – LA 8 have recently been working with the Dash robots, programming them to “bowl” a ball and knock down bowling pins. Students used the Blockly app to code the robots and rulers to calculate the distance the robots had to travel towards the pins without going over the line. They worked in pairs to problem solve and investigated how the speed and direction of the robots and placement of the bowling ball affected their results. LA 8 really enjoyed the challenge of the activity and loved engaging with the robots.