Currently in 6 Blue we have been learning about different countries from around the world. We have been doing this so we can get a better understanding of different cultures as well as what their climate, landscapes and food is like. For my project I chose Germany because that was where my Pop was born. In addition we had a choice to pick any other country and I chose Germany because even though I knew a bit I really wanted to find out more.
Here is a few pictures of our draft and published copy of our writing.
Yesterday morning, 2 Yellow was lucky enough to get a visit from 5 Blue for some brainfood and bookweek reading!
” It was so much fun- can we do it every week?- Tyler G
” I really liked reading with my year 5 buddy, she was so nice!” Siana S
” That was a nice surprise from the teachers”- Sean C
This week we have been celebrating Literacy and Numeracy week. On Friday everyone was encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character or something to do with maths (number, equation, shape, etc) and we had a parade on the basketball court with the whole school. Some of the most popular costumes were superheroes, Harry Potter characters, Cat in the Hat and Where´s Wally. Here are a few pictures of the parade …..
Every Tuesday recess and Wednesday lunch the Jump Rope For Heart Demo team have been practising for Jump Off Day. Our Jump Off day took place on Thursday 22nd August. Jump Rope for Heart is an opportunity for the students in our school to become active and healthy because students our age should be doing at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. The students in the school demo team are confident skippers in the 5/6 level.
Throughout this term the students have been are practising different routines including our intro, partner or single rope activities, and also long rope activities. Some of the tricks we have been practising include are double unders, criss cross, and pretzel. A double under is when you jump, then you let the rope go under you twice, then you land.
Here is a few pictures of our Demo team in action ……
Congratulations to all the students who entered the Art Show poster competition. The posters were amazing and it was so difficult to pick the best ones. All the staff voted on the posters and the following students posters will be used to advertise the art show.
Caitlyn Gunther and Chloe Hall Grade 6
This poster has been made A1 and will be framed and on display in the School foyer.
Simone Luk Grade 6
This poster will be used as the Invitation to the Art Show opening and wine and cheese.
The following posters will be used for flyers to advertise the show
Zander Downie Grade 6
Chloe McLean Grade 6
Eve McLean Grade 4
Nathan Pinto Grade 3
Congratulations to these amazing artists.
The last Friday in July each year is known as Schools Tree Day. This is a day for schools to focus on their local environment and for children to learn about the values of looking after the plants and trees around them.
Our Friendship Group activities in Week 4, focussed on trees and what they do for us and for the animals in our local surrounds, and at assembly, Nick Wakeling joined us to present a box of native plants to our school.
Every year, Nick very generously donates a box of native plants to us, as part of Schools Tree Day. Many of the plants around our school were donated by Nick in previous years. Nick is very particular about selecting plants that are endemic to our area, meaning that they are not found in many other places in Australia.
Thank you Nick for your generosity and ongoing support of our school community.
Currently, in Digitech the students in grades 3 to 6 are learning about cyber safety. Cyber safety is making sure that ourselves, other people that we interact with and the devices and accounts we use remain safe whilst online. During this unit we are learning about topics including keeping our personal details secure, being aware of scams and phishing attempts and showing respect for others even when others might show disrespect themselves.
During our cyber safety topic the 3/4 classes are applying their skills whilst playing Google Interland. This is an online program developed by Google which helps students to understand some of different elements of cyber safety whilst moving through the different lands of Interland (a make believe online world). Some of the topics covered in this unit include making sure you share with others online with care, keeping a secure password and being aware of fake websites, scams and phishing attempts.
The 5/6 students are developing their skills whilst playing a cyber safety game called Lost summer. They are learning about different topics such as respect, resilience and empathy. We are really enjoying completing the different missions with our partners as well as learning about the different skills we need to be cyber safe when we are online.
Our Melbourne Zoo ‘They’re Calling You’ program is under way. We are collecting phones for recycling with money going to the Gorillas in the wild. There is a cylinder in the foyer where phones can be placed. Seven phones so far, it doesn’t matter if the phones are broken or working
If you would like to delete your own data check out the directions on the link otherwise the data will be deleted after the phone is picked up. Melbourne zoo treat data security very seriously and ensure all data on phones is deleted.
In 4 Yellow we have been learning to write onomatopoeia poems. These poems include words that sound like the sound they make. For example crash, boom, bang, crunch, kapow!
We used an image of fireworks to base our poems on. We also changed the font and colours on these words to make them look like they sound. We had lots of fun! Here are some examples….Fireworks Fireworks (1)Fireworks onamatoepia poem Poem Fireworks onamatopeia poem1
Exciting times in the Art Room with the Art Show Poster competition. Such a lot of beautiful posters We will need all the teachers to help pick a winner.
One poster will be blown up poster size and will be displayed in the foyer of the school.
Other posters will be selected to be used in the flyer for the art show.
A few others will be used around the school as advertising.
Well done to everyone who completed a poster.
Here is is just a few of the wonderful entries.
During term 2 the 5/6 students were completing a scratch fairytale project for digitech. The students had to recreate a fairy tale story using the codes in scratch. When we first saw the scratch project we thought it would be easy but when we tried it out it was not easy at all. Last week we presented our scratch projects in a group. Then we scored them on a rubric. Some projects were really impressive and finished and some were not finished yet.
by Zara and Dakotah
In Week 1 of this term our Year 6 celebrated a special milestone in our lives by receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.
We had been preparing for Confirmation since last term with researching a special saint as well as learning about the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. On Thursday the 18th July all the Year 6s students went to St Jude’s Parish to prepare for this special day by having a Spirit day. During this day we completed a series of activities aimed at preparing us for our Confirmation as well as practising for the ceremony at St. Jude’s Church. Monsignor Ireland also came to visit us during the day and spoke to us about the importance of Confirmation as well as easing our nerves leading up to the day. We were lucky enough to have pizzas for lunch and play down ball and basketball during our break times.
We celebrated our Confirmation with the Year 6’s from St. Jude’s on Saturday 20 July where we all had a lantern and stole. When we received our Confirmation Monsignor Ireland blessed each of the candidates and called them by their chosen saint name. Overall, it was a very special day and we will treasure this special event for the rest of our lives.
Here are some photos of the occasion ……
On Wednesday the 31st July the Year 4 students all went to the state basketball stadium to compete in the Hoop Time basketball competition. All the year 4 students had been been training for the last three weeks and we have improved heaps with our basketball skills. Most teams got to play at least four games with some future stars teams making it through to the finals. In the final we had two Holy Trinity teams playing off with the HT Tigers winning in a close contest against HT Taipans. It was such a close game that both teams will get to play off in the regional finals in October. Overall it was very exciting to play against other teams in the Hoop Time competition and everyone had heaps of fun!
Thank you to Mrs. Harrison for organising all the teams, to the parents that came to help coach on the day and to the 5/6 students who helped our teams to practise for the competition.
This term in 5 Blue we are learning about other countries in our Inquiry topic where we are focussing on Geography. We are drawing maps of some different countries around our world using a group of key points which help us to remember what we need to include called BOLTSS (border, orientation, legend, scale and source). We are placing these maps into a slide show that we are creating about a chosen country in Europe.
These are some of our hand drawn maps.…..