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Month: March 2020

Year 5 & 6 Planner (Term 2 Weeks 1 & 2)

Year 5 & 6 Planner (Term 2 Weeks 1 & 2)

Hi Year 5/6 families.

Welcome to the new world of learning from home!

Here is the learning that the Year 5/6’s are planning to explore over the coming week. The best way for your child to touch base with their class teacher is via Google Classroom which they will be able to access in their Google account.  The teachers will be online at regular times during this week to support the student’s learning so please continue to regularly visit the school blog for ongoing updates.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Year 5 or 6 teachers at the following addresses …..

mnevin@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Blue)

mbellofiore@htws.catholic.edu.aulcascianelli@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Yellow)

bjohnson@htws.catholic.edu.aujlocantio@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Blue)

lmcewan@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Yellow)

Please feel free to leave a comment that follows our online protocol of keeping all comments positive and keeping student’s personal identities off the Internet as much as possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

HT preparing for online learning at home

HT preparing for online learning at home

With a sudden ending to the term, all of HT has been preparing for a new world of learning that may be taking place at the beginning of next term. We explored how programs such as Google Classroom, Screencastify and Google Meet could be used to help support the teachers with their online lessons. In addition, we will continue to encourage students to use online programs such as Mathletics, Essential Assessment, Literacy Planet and Reading Eggs because these programs are based around the Victorian Curriculum and the students are already familiar with using them.

Next term we will continue to use our school blog as an ongoing means of communicating what the students are learning. Keep a regular look out for new posts and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts via the comments section as it only take a couple of minutes.

Here is the teachers hard at work this week (ensuring that we are keeping social distancing) ……

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HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING ITALIAN GREETINGS AND VOCAB!

HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING ITALIAN GREETINGS AND VOCAB!

Ciao a tutti!
Here is a link to a youtube video to practice some Italian vocab – practice by yourself or with a family member and see how you go!

 

If you want to have some fun and do some dancing here are some of the dance moves we have learnt in class. Maybe have a dance competition with a family member and see who can do all the moves!

Let me know in the comment section how you went!

Buon divertimento! Have fun!
Ciao Signora Formichelli

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HOLIDAY FUN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AT HOME

HOLIDAY FUN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AT HOME

Physical Activity at home…

Keeping active throughout these times is extremely important, with so many after school activities cancelled kids still need to get out and off the couch. Here is a list of activities that can be done at home.

Shoot some hoops 

Kick a ball

Throw and catch a tennis ball

Throw and catch with family

2 square

Skipping

Lazy Monster App (Free)

PT in my pocket (small cost)

Tap a tennis ball on a racquet

Hit a ball against a brick wall

Go for a walk / run

Ride a bike

Set up an obstacle course inside or out depending on space 

Tap a balloon, how long can you keep it up 

Family plank challenge 

Simon Says…

Hop scotch

Get out in the garden and weed

Yoga for kids Daily fitness App (Free)

Hide and seek

Limbo

Turn on some music and dance

It Apps (free)- Stretch It, Work It, Jump It, Balance It

Stay tuned for more activities.

Take care and stay active!!

 

from Mrs Harrison

Active Everyday

Active Everyday

IT’S FREE & FUN FOR EVERYONE.

All it takes is 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. Enjoy great benefits and win awesome prizes. Try some of these activities over the holidays and beyond.

Awesome free workout videos for the whole family!

Join Active April our school Holy Trinity School WS and Team ID is holy-trinity-school-ws.

Click on the link below to access the poster and family calendar.

PAA_School_Team_ID_Poster

PAA_A4_Family_Calendar

 

Google Hangouts (Meet)

Google Hangouts (Meet)

Yesterday, my class (4 Blue) were lucky enough to try out Google Hangouts (Meet). Google Hangouts is a bit like Skype or FaceTime which is connected to our school Google accounts and is a way to chat to others via video.  The reason we tried this is this is a way that teachers are going to connect with the students in their class if the school needs to close and we learn from home.

Yesterday Mrs Jamieson invited different students from 4 Blue to join as well as Mr. Mullavey to test out how well this program works. My class was really excited to try it and and thought it was cool how we were still able to connect with others even if we were not all in the same room together.

Here is a photo of us during our Hangout session yesterday……

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5/6 Camp

5/6 Camp

At the moment in the 5/6 Level we are beginning to prepare for our 5/6 Camp that will take place early next term at the Alexandra Adventure Resort.

This week the year 5 students began thinking about who we would like to be in a dorm with for whilst at camp. Over the coming weeks we will find out more and more about what will take place at camp and many of us are already counting down the days before camp starts.

Here is a video about what the Alexandra Adventure Camp is like ….

Persuasive Writing in Year 5

Persuasive Writing in Year 5

In year five we have been learning about persuasive writing. Some of the topics that students in our class have been writing about include deforestation, pollution and smoking. We have been trying do develop how we structure our arguments so that each paragraph does not just begin with firstly, secondly, finally, etc.

Our group wrote about smoking and why it is not good for our health.

Here is our persuasive pieces ……

By Amelia and Blake    🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭