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……
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 ….
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.
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 …..
Prayer – through trying to pray to God regularly.
Almsgiving (giving to the poor – at HT we do this by donating to Caritas)
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 …..
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!!!!