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 …..
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) ……
HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING ITALIAN GREETINGS AND VOCAB!
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
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
Get out in the garden and weed
Yoga for kids Daily fitness App (Free)
Hide and seek
Turn on some music and dance
It Apps (free)- Stretch It, Work It, Jump It, Balance It
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……
On Wednesday the 11th of March the students of Holy Trinity & St. Mary’s participated in our annual Twilight Sports. There was lots of great events with one of the highlights being the buddy relay where the Prep students got to get dressed up as if they were going to school.
Overall, everyone did such a good job and the house points were so close.
The winner of the Spirit shield was Dominic (Red) and the overall winner of the night was Bunnorong House (Gold).
A big thank you to Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Patmore and everyone who assisted in putting this huge event together. Also thank you to the wonderful mothers who took so many photos of the evening.
In Year 3 the students at the moment the students are learning how to round numbers to tens and hundreds in Maths. Rounding is a very good skill because it can help you when you are paying for items at the shops (e.g if you were to buy one item for 95c and another item for $1.80 you might wish to round up the value of each item to the next dollar so that you made sure you had to pay for these items).
Also, in R.E. the year 3’s are learning about Parables in the Bible and how to find the meaning in the story. Stories is also what the year 3’s are learning about in writing as they are learning about how to write interesting narratives that grab the attention of the reading. In addition, the students are learning about healthy food and exercise in their Inquiry unit.
Overall, it sounds like the year 3 students are working really hard at the moment.