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Month: May 2019

3/4 Digitech Projects

3/4 Digitech Projects

At the moment in Digitech the students in Years 3 and 4 are currently trying to replicate an action shot they have found on the Internet using the our school’s green screen. Examples of such photos include flying through the sky like Harry Potter, trying to defend against Michael Jordan as he flies through the sky and swimming underwater in the Olympics. The students are learning to use Adobe Photoshop to recreate these photos where they use tools such as the magic eraser, cropping, resizing and adjusting the lighting to help make their photos look as realistic as possible. The amount of effort that each student (and their family) has gone to bring along clothing and equipment for these photo shoots has been outstanding and I thank everyone for their tremendous support with this project.

Here are some of the students having their green screening photos taken this week.

Year 4 Writing

Year 4 Writing

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.

What are they learning about in 1 Yellow?

What are they learning about in 1 Yellow?

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.

Art Show ….. Sneak Peek

Art Show ….. Sneak Peek

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!!!!!!

SSV Scoresby District Cross Country Carnival

SSV Scoresby District Cross Country Carnival

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.

Year 4 Lego Sessions

Year 4 Lego Sessions

On Thursday each week the Year 4 students come over to the STEM Lab (or more commonly known as the MPR) for a lego building session. So far the students have built a ferris wheel, conveyor belt and today we built a hand blender (maybe these could be used in the kitchen). By the end of the lesson we have lots of fantastic models and lots of new concepts have been learnt. Here we are in action recently …..

Inclement Weather Timetable

Inclement Weather Timetable

When it is raining or it is too hot at recess or lunchtime we stay inside and have an inclement play timetable. We open up the classrooms next door  to each other (eg. 5 Yellow and 5 Blue play in the same space) and we do all sorts of things. Some of the activities we play include board games, drawing, knitting, playing hangman and beyblades. During inclement weather sessions you still need to follow inside rules such as only walking in the classroom, not using technology and packing up when you have finished. Here are a few pictures of some of the activities taking place during our wet play session today …….

‘Watch, step, kick the ball’. This week in PE

‘Watch, step, kick the ball’. This week in PE

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.

 

Prep Wildlife Incursion

Prep Wildlife Incursion

On Wednesday 15th of May our prep classes were lucky enough to have an incursion as part of their Inquiry topic about Life Cycles. Wildlife Xposure brought along a variety of animals including snakes, crocodiles and birds to teach the students about the wonderful world that we live in. The students got to examine their behaviour and some even go to touch the animals.

Overall the preps had a great time and learnt a lot about animals for their Inquiry topic.

Friendship Groups

Friendship Groups

Every second Friday afternoon the students move into their Friendship Groups(multi aged groups from Prep to year 6) to participate in an activity based around our TORCH values. Our TORCH values are Tolerance, Optimism, Respect, Confidence and Honesty. Our lesson recently was based around Optimism where students created their own rose coloured glasses. The aim of this activity was for students to look at different events with ‘rose coloured glasses’ in order to see the bright side of things.

Here are a few photos taken from our Friendship Group activities a couple of weeks ago…..