The 5/6 students have produced magnificent work about our topic this term, Sustainability. All of the 5/6 classes have been creating ‘Genius Hour’ projects where they can research, experiment, present and teach others about something they wanted to learn about. They could work in groups or independently.
Genius Hour sessions are full of questions, ideas, occasional road blocks and problem solving.
Beatriz Panlilio has kindly agreed to share her presentation that she made about ‘Climate Change’.
Well done to all 5/6s!
This week in our Lego Engineering lessons the 3/4 students learnt to build four chair carousels. They learnt about some of the different forces used to get the machines functioning such as centrifugal force, momentum and centripetal force. Once the groups had finished building their original design they were encouraged to experiment with adding extra speed, weight, length of arms and some even decided to add extra chairs to the model. Here are some of the groups in action…..
This semester the 5/6’s have been creating their own Digital Portfolios. This is a good way to show our learning particularly since the 5/6 students do so much of their work on the Chromebooks. We also have been able to show our parents these at our Parent / Teacher interviews. In 5/6R we included our reader’s theatre videos, a writing piece and we even put in genius hour slides. We enjoyed completing our digital portfolios and we are looking forward to putting even more of our learning into our portfolios in semester 2.
In the 1/2 Level they have been learning about using adjectives in their writing and the way they make sentences sound interesting and sometimes funny. Adjectives also help make a boring noun sound much more exciting. Here are 1/2 R hard at work learning about adjectives.
Today in Prep we had Discovery Centres! It is a relaxed environment where the students can experiment with their learning.
We had a variety of activities that students could choose from. Some of the activities included making and continuing patterns, practising sight words, recognising and making numbers and writing sentences. At the end, students got to share what they’d been learning about with the other Preps.
Discovery Centres is so much fun!
We are very excited to have Adrian Beck visit our school in July to talk to students in years 1-6.
Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed adventure stories for kids. Adrian is the author of the Alien Zoo series and the co-author of the best-selling kids’ series Kick it to Nick, with AFL Hall of Fame inductee Shane Crawford. He has also written Stuff Happens – Dale. All of Adrian’s stories are fun to read – even for kids who struggle to get interested in books.
His latest series of books – Champion Charlies ‘The Mix-Up’ and ‘Boot It’ have been developed in partnership with the Football Federation Australia to coincide with the 2018 Soccer World Cup.
Adrian can be found interviewing fellow authors on YouTube in his Adrian Becks Author Hangout series – follow the links on his website http://adrianbeck.com.au to see him interview Felice Arena, Sally Rippin, Tristan Bancks, Tim Harris and others.
Besides being an author Adrian is also a part-time TV producer having worked on The Footy Show, The Logie Awards, Prank Patrol and Kids’ WB. He uses the skills from both parts of his busy life to deliver entertaining school visits with lively, humorous and interactive sessions on writing, working in television and sport.
Our book supplier, Lamont Books, is offering our students the chance to pre-purchase Champion Charlies and Alien Zoo books so that Adrian can autograph them when he visits. Order forms are being sent home today and need to be returned by 9am Tuesday 26 June at the latest to ensure delivery to school in time for Adrian’s visit.