Machines around the House

There are lots of different machines around the house that help us in the kitchen, the garage, the bathroom and bedroom.

We read about the Hungry Washing Machine. Then we made our own washing machines to make jumbled words.

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We also read a funny book about watching too much TV called Square Eyes. We wrote our own TV stories and made sliding TV sets.

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Farm Machines

We researched lots of different farm machines and created information reports.

2G read about how milk is collected at a dairy farm, carried away in a tanker and processed at a factory.


Before electric milking machines, people used to milk cows by hand. We read about Belinda the cow and then we made our own butter by shaking cream with a marble like an agitator.

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Mrs Newton bought in an old butter churn and showed us how it worked.

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Multiple Intelligence Machines

This term the grade 1s and 2s are learning about machines.

We started by investigating machines in different ways. We used calculators and computers to do some maths and research about machines, read lots of interesting information books, drew and painted pictures of our favourite machines, sang and danced to machine music, wrote about machines and got to take old machines apart to see how they work.

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Hot Cross Buns

We finished off Term 1 making our very own hot cross buns. We had to read the recipe carefully and mix, and mix, and mix.

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Then we had to wait, and wait, and wait. Then we shaped them into buns and piped on the cross or our initials.

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They went in the oven and we had to wait again!


When they were cooked we got to eat them. They tasted SO good!

IMG_6327 Scarlett Hudson  Lucindah Max Rebecca NatalieThanks for sharing your recipe Mrs Hickey!