Dare to: Keep Greensborough Great!

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The Year Two teachers will be working this week to plan and prepare for Term Two.  The next focus for RE/Inquiry learning is going to be called “Dare to: Keep Greensborough Great!”  This inquiry learning will help students develop skills and understandings in the areas of GEOGRAPHY and MAPPING.  Students in Year Two need to develop their understanding of the local community.  Some questions we will be exploring include: What is a place? How are people connected to their place and other places? What factors affect my connections to places?  We will also be exploring the sacred places that are important to our faith tradition, as described in bible stories.

Before planning we always find out what students already know about our focus and any questions they might like to investigate.  The students in 2MS have come up with some great questions about Greensborough and what they would like to learn about geography.

I wonder what the mums and dads would like us to learn about the local community of Greensborough and geography? Your comment would be greatly appreciated 🙂

 

4 thoughts on “Dare to: Keep Greensborough Great!

  1. It will be interesting to see if the kids that also have parents that grew up in this area will learn about similar things and also what the differences between then and now are. (Abbi – Rohan’s Mum)

  2. Thanks Abbi. It would be interesting to see how the environment has been changed over time – what things have been built and why?

  3. Maybe the story of the Plenty River would be good to investigate. Mapping where it starts and where it runs. It was once as big as the Yarra until the Yan Yean Reservoir cut its flow. This is now our drinking water. It also had a swimming pool in it at Partington’s Flats which is still visible.

  4. That is a great suggestion Glenn. I will discuss this with the other Year Two teachers and see if we can work this in 🙂

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