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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    🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭

Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday Mass

Last Wednesday 26th February Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s celebrated Ash Wednesday by gathering together in the Community Hall for Mass. During this celebration Fr. Longinus and the other teachers placed Ashes on the foreheads of all students as a symbol of a new start.

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent which is a time leading up to Easter where all Christians decide to make changes to their lives as a way to turn back to God. Christians do this in three main ways …..

  1. Prayer – through trying to pray to God regularly.
  2. Almsgiving (giving to the poor – at HT we do this by donating to Caritas)
  3. Fasting – by giving up certain foods such as red meat on days such as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

By doing these things we are preparing for the special celebration at the end of Lent called Easter.

Here are a few photos from our Ash Wednesday Mass last week …..

 

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy News

Classroom Helpers 

Many thanks to the parents who attended the Classroom Helpers Information Session. If you have nominated a time that you are available to help in your child’s classroom, your child’s teacher will contact you to confirm if that time is an appropriate time for them.

 

Prep Reading Information Workshops 

Thank you to the Prep parents who attended the Reading Information Session. You play a most important part in the development of your child’s reading. The time you share with your children, enjoying picture stories or hearing them read their first take home books is precious valuable time that can instil a love for reading and give them a positive start to their literacy learning journey. Please ensure you help them engage in the text and use the picture clues along with the text to help them read.

 

Our Amazing Preps

It is wonderful to see how our new preps have settled in so comfortably to school. They are all working very well and are already reading texts and writing!!!

LOOK at these wonderful wizkids at work!!!  Fantastic work PREPS!!!!