This week we have been celebrating Literacy and Numeracy week, and have been exploring different books and doing many fun activities. One of the activities that 3/4 R were lucky to do was buddy reading with 1/2 M! The students from 1/2 M came to visit us on Wednesday morning and did some fantastic reading with us. We can’t wait to do it again!
A Growth Mindset is a powerful way that helps us grow and learn everyday. As coeducators, parents play an important role in helping their child to develop a postivie way of thinking to promote learning. Knowing how to nuture our child’s way of thinking that encourages learning can sometimes prove to be challenging. The ‘Growth Mindset’ website provides a very supportive information and ideas to build and foster your child’s mindset. The ‘Say This Not That’ interactive part will provide some very specific dialogue that you can use with your child.
The Grade 1/2 students have just started to learn how to write procedures.
This morning 1/2M and 1/2O has lots of fun learning how to bake mini blueberry muffins with Miss McGing. We learned about the structure of a recipe and wrote the procedure in our writing books so we can make them at home one day! We hope we can make more recipes so our procedure writing can continue to develop.
Abigail – I liked writing and putting the patty pans in the tin.
James – I liked eating them because they were really yummy.
Maddy – I liked working together and eating the muffins.
Zeke – When we were doing the method, I learnt how to make mini blueberry muffins.
On September the 11th the whole school got together to perform our school concert. Our concert theme was ‘It’s a musical world!’ and it was about all the people in the audience being the passengers on a ‘plane’ and visiting countries throughout the world. Every class was a country and after lots of rehearsals including practising in our costumes and practising on the stage we were ready for our big night. So many people have said what an amazing and incredible performance it was and it was all thanks to Signora Formichelli and all the help she got from our wonderful community. Everyone had such a great time and the parents enjoyed watching their children and trying to find them through all the smiling faces onstage!
During the day we all got on the buses and headed off to Crossway to practise on the stage and to learn where everything was going to take place for the evening. It was a big day of practise so it was nice to have a bit of a break at home before we got changed into our costumes ready for our big performance. Everyone did so well with their dances and for the year 5/6’s, it was a wonderful last concert to remember.
We all had a marvellous time, and we captured the night by some photos, here is the photos from the night:
Today (Friday the 7th of September) the whole school got dressed up in their costumes for our concert dress rehearsal in the Community Hall. Everyone was so excited to see what we all looked like and we particularly enjoyed seeing what the other classes dances looked like. Each class had some 5/6 student helpers who helped with costumes and with assisting the students to move to the right position. Everyone looks amazing in their costumes and Signora Formichelli has done a fantastic job with putting our whole concert together.
Here is a sneak peak of what our concert looks like.
Congratulations to all the 5/6 boys and girls who participated in Inter-school softball last week
The girls did really well for softball and they won 4 out of 4 games. The girls made it through to the next round where they will be playing against winning schools from other divisions. The boys also played well and improved throughout the competition.
We learnt a lot of very good tips on how to play softball especially how to sneak.
Thanks to Mr. Rodgers and Miss Ryan for taking us for Softball.
In Prep L we have been learning all about gravity. We have had fun exploring with different items in the classroom and seeing how long they take to reach the ground. Here are some of the students thinking around gravity –
‘Gravity is like a big magnet. It pulls us down so we don’t float away to space!’ (Emily)
‘Space does not have gravity because things float up there.’ (Pierre)
‘The more mass an object has, the quicker it will fall to the ground when we let it go!’ (Henry)
‘Gravity pulls everything down on earth.’ (Grace)
On Monday all 1/2 classes contributed in level maths.
Miss McGing’s group was learning how do an array by using dice and playing array bingo.
Miss Rooney and Mrs. Rodrigo’s maths groups were learning how to complete repeated addition by showing them how many smiley faces are in the bag .eg. 4+4+4+4+4=20
Mrs. O’Brien group was learning how to solve worded problems .eg. John had 8 cookies and gave 5 two Eliza how many does he have left?
Overall, it sounds like all the 1/2 students learnt a lot of new Maths skills whilst having lots of fun.