A big focus in year 4 at the moment is using cursive writing and making sure it is the correct size and formation. They are striving for their pen licences so they don’t have to write with their pencils any more. Last year most of the year 4s would have earned their Js (joining licences). There are three stages of getting your pen licence. The first stage is J (which stands for joining licence), the second stage is L (which stands for learner). This stage is when the year 4s write with pen occasionally. Finally, the last stage is P (which stands for probational) and this means the year 4s can write with their pens any time they like. It is important to remember that these licences can still be taken away (like a driver’s licence) if you handwriting gets too messy.
Here is 4 Yellow hard at work with their handwriting.
This term the students in 1 Yellow are learning all about animals and now they are in the process of writing information reports about different animals. In Maths the students have been learning about addition and data and their skills are getting really good in these areas particularly creating graphs and tally charts. In Inquiry, the Year 1’s have been learning about the scientific concepts of push and pull and how these are such important movements in making the world work. Finally, in Religion they have been learning about God’s family and different religious celebrations. It certainly sounds like the students in year 1 are very busy with their learning.
Here are a couple of posters that are displaying their learning around the classroom.
This years our Art Show theme is Feathers, Fins and Fur. The show will be taking place in term 3 (week 10) so the students are busy preparing their pieces of art to showcase during this event.
Here is a sneak peek of what the Grade 1’s have been working on. You’ll see lots of animals. Shhhhh!!!!!!
On Friday (last week) 10 boys and 10 girls from years 4, 5 and 6 travelled by bus to the Knox Athletics track to compete in District Cross Country. Each age group had about 150 students compete with the under 10 students completing a 2km course whilst the under 11 and 12’s completed a 3km course. Everyone tried their best when they raced and overall we had 11 students from Holy Trinity make it to the next level of competition which is Division level. In the Scoresby Division our school (Holy Trinity) ended up coming 2nd out of the 8 schools that competed.
Well Done Everyone Who Raced.
Over the last few weeks all students have been having fun in PE lessons. They have been developing their kicking skills, knowledge and game sense related to soccer. Each Monday we have been lucky enough to have Melbourne Victory development officers assist me in PE and with training our Senior Inter school Boys and Girls soccer teams at lunchtime. Overall, the students are having lots of fun as well learning lots of new skills.