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During Term One, Prep, Year One and Year Two students made observations about the changes that occur in the sky and landscape, including the differences between day and night. They learnt about the four seasons and the impact weather has on their daily lives, as well as the lives of animals. They also explored Earth’s natural resources, such as water, soil and minerals, and how these are used in a variety of ways.
The Year Three and Four students learned about the Earth’s rotation and identified how regular changes such as day and night, and the seasons work. They also investigated the relationships and the relative sizes of the Sun, Earth and Moon and examined how and why the Earth’s surface changes over time through processes such as weathering and erosion.
The Year Five and Six students identified the planets of the Solar System and studied how long each planet takes to orbit the Sun. Students drew upon their mathematical and critical thinking skills to model the relative sizes of the planets, including their distance from the Sun. Further to this, students also explored major geological events (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis) and were able to use this knowledge to construct models that can withstand the effects of such geological events.
This video explores the many uses of COMPASS. COMPASS is our digital school manager – a central place where staff do their rolls, track attendance, communicate with parents and deliver important information to parents through chronicles, newsletters, individual learning plans and student reports.